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Herb-Roasted turkey by maytel Herb-Roasted turkey by maytel
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We hosted Thanksgiving this year. Yes, past-tense, we’re Canadian so our Thanksgiving comes about a month before American Thanksgiving. 

We had never ever cooked a turkey before and were kind of scared by the thought of ruining the whole event. I didn't want to go with a frozen turkey so we went to the local butcher and bought a fresh local one.After a whole lot of internet research about brining and what not, I decided to skip that and do a butter roasted turkey instead. It did not turn out dry at all and was extremely tasty.

We were in quite a rush when we photographed the turkey so you’ll have to forgive the photo quality. We had a hungry mob to feed. Besides, it's hard to make a turkey look good I think. It's not as pretty as a cupcake that's for sure. 

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thelittleaccent Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
I've used this photo on my website, The Little Accent.
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Photographing dinner is the worst! People are like swarming and want to consume the thing and trying to get photos can be so awkward. This still looks amazeballs though. I'm not even big on turkey and I still wanna eat it .
maytel Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
It really is, that's why I almost never do it. The lighting is horrible at that time too and I have no time to create some. 
Also, I didn't want to make them wait too long so I just snapped a few pics and most of them turned out to be blurry.. so I had no choice with this one. 
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
You did way better than me. If people are watching I won't even take photos. It's the same when slicing up a cake for an event. I always want that perfect 1/4 or less missing piece photo of a cake and I can't bring myself to go all photographer mode in front of people. 
maytel Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
My family totally understands. My big brother is a pro photographer so they're already used to him.
On my husbands side mky father in law is constantly taking pictures of Loc. Snd my dad is always filming everything. There's 3 cameras going at any given time to our family events.I'm only shy because of the experienced eyes watching..
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I'm slightly jealous. Though if I had people who could do photo things around I'd probably just make them do it for me so it's probably good that I'm forced to learn.
maytel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Well I did try that but it always seems to take them yearssssss to send me the pictures so nevermind that.
BenOWillock Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope someone herb-roasts you.
Nocturnal-Dayz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I really shouldn't be looking at pics of tasty looking food like this so late at I'm in the mood for some good ol' fashion turkey.
Delofasht Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Way to make people hungry!
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