Cooking Turkey.
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(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: Yes, it was my first turkey all on my own, although I made the stuffing last year under maternal supervision.  ;D The whole thing went pretty well and the Brits here have taken to Thanksgiving with enthusiasm.

I didn't realize they're doing Thanksgiving these days. That's interesting.

(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: I didn't make all the dishes; some people brought things like veggies and mashed potatoes and deserts.

That's the best way, then everyone gets a chance to bring their specialty. We almost always do that here.

(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: I realized while I was making the stuffing that there is no food processor here so I had to chop everything by hand and even rip up the bread in little pieces manually but the  end result was that it was chunky and not too mushy so I think I might prefer it that way.
I've never made stuffing from a loaf of bread. I've always gone for the Stove Top or Pepperidge Farm Stuffing, but I bet they don't have that in England, right? What other ingredients do you use along with the bread?

(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: I wasn't sure how long to cook the turkey so I just ballparked it for three hours and it turned out fine--I put some butter and salt and pepper on the outside.
Good instincts.  :)

(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: I also made pumpkin pie but they don't have canned pumpkin or ready-made piecrusts here so that turned out to be all from scratch. The crust was some quasi-shortbread thing I found online which tasted ok but was pretty heavy and not the greatest. Lastly I made a sweet-potato casserole from a friend's mom's recipe with marshmallows and all.

Wow, it's hard to believe they don't have those things over there... The pie crusts they sell here in the refrigerated section of the Supermarket are really good these days.... I've made my own, but it's not really worth it--better to buy it instead.

(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: Phew! It was worth it though. I resorted to wine during the rest of the evening, too.
Cheers!   :wine: :wine:


(11-28-2010, 01:17 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: The bacon topping sounds good--how do you do that, exactly?
All I do is lay it on top of the turkey before I put the bird in the oven. Then just keep an eye out to make sure it doesn't get too browned. I cover it with foil when the bacon and skin are the right color and keep it covered until the turkey meat's done.
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Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-20-2010, 10:16 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Iolanthe - 11-20-2010, 02:14 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-20-2010, 02:24 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by icecream - 11-20-2010, 02:59 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by ResiduumRevertetur - 11-20-2010, 03:06 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-22-2010, 09:40 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-22-2010, 09:42 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by KatieH - 11-22-2010, 10:06 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by mom - 11-22-2010, 10:49 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-22-2010, 01:05 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by timoose - 11-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by KatieH - 11-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Iolanthe - 11-25-2010, 01:57 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-25-2010, 08:36 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Iolanthe - 11-28-2010, 01:17 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-29-2010, 04:52 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-29-2010, 05:43 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-29-2010, 06:28 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-29-2010, 08:15 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by ResiduumRevertetur - 11-29-2010, 10:09 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-30-2010, 06:42 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-30-2010, 06:42 AM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by Texican - 11-30-2010, 02:03 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by timoose - 11-30-2010, 03:07 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-30-2010, 03:44 PM
Re: Cooking Turkey. - by JacafamalaRedux - 11-30-2010, 04:56 PM



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