When Eric and I decided to start our family's Thanksgiving tradition and host the holiday at our house, that meant tackling the guest of honor...Mr. Turkey. Luckily, Eric had lots of experience with the deep frier so he took charge of the small turkey. And my sister-in-law Diana, being the great cook that she is, tackled the big Turkey. Sweet! I just had to make it look pretty on the plate. I can do pretty.
But this year, I will be without my turkey chef. I am sure Eric will still deep fry something BUT I need someone to help me with the big turkey! I have never cooked one before! My mother-in-law Patti, who is also an amazing cook, offered to help me out. My mom also offered to lend a hand but when I talked to Eric about it last night he said "Babe...I think you and I should tackle the big turkey together. I think it would be fun."
I was shocked that he was taking such an initiative and then when he said "I saw a good lookin turkey on the cover of your Martha Stewart magazine", I remembered once again why I married this man. He knows me. He knows I was only a heartbeat away from running to grab that exact magazine.
So Martha Stewart Turkey it is!! I just hope ours turns out as pretty and delicious as this one...
So, it is official. Eric and I are going to tackle our first turkey together and make it special. And even though I have already downloaded the turkey prep video from MarthStewart.com AND asked my two moms a couple of questions...I am still open to any and all tips that people have to offer. Are any of you in charge of the turkey at your Thanksgiving? Have any great tips, recipes, ideas for serving, etc. that you would like to share? I am all ears :-)