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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