If you click the next picture (which is of Hortence the Turkey), you will notice that she is upside down. I did cook Juanita upside-right. For both my girls, I used a combination of Alton Brown’s roasting tips, except I didn’t have a container big enough to brine a 17 lb turkey, so I used the dry rub method from Jim Dixon’s Real Good Food, and also stole Jim’s beer and butter in the pan thing. I got raves on both turkeys, because beer makes food happy!
In real life, I’m not this pink.
So, what have I learned? Baked Tofu goes over REAL well, I need to beat up my housemate and get her sweet potato recipe, and never, no never, no never ever never again cook two turkeys in three days. Dear GOD! I’m not cooking again until 2008.
And I have turkey curry for lunch. Yum!