Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

Each year my generation on my Mom's side of the family alternates who hosts Thanksgiving. This year was my turn!
I was beyond nervous about cooking the dang turkey. I don't know why. I cook all the time. But this was being put under some serious pressure.
Afterall, it is the MOST important part of the Thanksgiving dinner...
I have to say cooking the turkey was all comical, gross, tiring, and yummy at the same time.
Comical was the cleaning out the insides of the turkey. Most disgusting thing ever. I could not even do it. I made Justin do it. I think we called my Mom twice during this whole process which should have taken 2 seconds. I even sent her pictures of the inside of the turkey to be sure we got it all out. Haha.
I seriously thought I would become a vegetarian after this. Gross. Gross. Gross.
I cooked my turkey on 200 for 14 hours. Which meant, getting up all night long to check on it = Tiring.
I mixed some Rosemary, Basil, Italian Seasoning, Salt, and Pepper into some Olive Oil and brushed the turkey down before putting it into the oven. Then, like I said, cooked it for 14 hours. I started at 10pm the night before and let it cook all night long. Every 2 hours or so I would check on it and brush some melted butter on it so it would not become dry.
Final product was AHHHMAZING!!
I do not mean to boast (or I do) BUT it was the most amazing turkey I have ever had.
I never eat turkey really on Thanksgiving, but sure did this time around!!
Thanksgiving with the family went great! We played our usual card games of 31. For money. Or coins in my case (inside joke) and had a blast.
I always enjoy spending time with my family. I feel like that is what the Holidays are about.
Being with Family!
Brista Barrington


  1. This looks like loads of fun, glad you had a fabulous thanksgiving! I just found your blog through the hop, I am excited to be your newest follower! I would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

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  2. So had to comment... This turkey looks amazing! You did good.

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