My mother, growing increasingly vegetarian, and increasingly averse to preparing animals of any kind, made it clear to us that last year would be the final Thanksgiving where she would make the turkey.
My brother and his girlfriend, being vegetarians themselves, could not take over the reins of the turkey-makers in the family, and so the duty now falls to my husband and me. In preparation, I have begun compiling and reading all of the turkey recipes I can get my hands on. I am amazed at the wide variety of recipes I am finding. How can it be that there are so many turkey recipes out there?
I have in my possession at least six different recipes (four of which come from Martha Stewart), that have six completely different approaches to turkey-making. I suppose it is a good idea that I am beginning preparations well in advance of T-Day. I must say, I know nothing about turkey making, and while I know that there are some tried and true recipes that promise to make the BEST. TURKEY. EVER., I can’t quite decide which one is best.
The one that takes two or three days as you brine the turkey?
The one that takes only a few hours because you cut the turkey apart before you cook it?
I will keep you posted about my progress, and the eventual outcome. But in the meantime, if any of you have some turkey recipes to pass along, I await your expertise.