(If the subject line disturbs you, perhaps you’ve never heard the proverb “Always mount a scratch monkey“.)
Jodi’s family will be having Thanksgiving with us this year.
Thanksgiving is a meal at which a roast turkey is served.
A roast turkey to feed them all and have leftovers weighs about twelve pounds.
Cooking twelve pounds of meat in an oven can be a little tricky.
I am the cook in this household.
I am a vegetarian.
Stop me when you see where this is going.
So to gain some experience before inflicting my beast-roasting skills on very nice in-laws who really don’t deserve food poisoning or even dry turkey, I’m practicing.
I will be using Alton Brown’s recipe for brined roast turkey, starting with making a brine tonight, putting the turkey into the brine tomorrow night, and finally roasting the turkey Saturday.
I have no idea how to carve this thing.