Nana's turkey in 14 silly steps - Evolved Mommy
Charlie: Nana what are you doing?
Nana: Cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving.
Charlie: I’ll do it. How do I do it?
Step 1: Pull the insides of the turkey (aka, “why mommy doesn’t cook turkey”)
What’s in there?
Really? That grows inside a turkey Nana? Why?
Step 2: Next we need to wash and dry the turkey
Step 3: Now pat it dry
Step 4: Put on your sunglasses and poke the turkey
Really? Yep. That’s definitely the next step.
Step 5: Add celery to the roasting pan
Step 5a: Wash the celery
YAY!!! Water! Charlie’s favorite part of anything.
Step 5b: Have Nana cut the ends off the celery, then put it in the big pan
Step 6: Put the turkey in your roasting pan on top of the celery
Step 7: Butter
“Charlie, God gave the turkey two holes, so you’ll need two sticks of butter. One for each hole.”
Step 8: Coat the turkey’s skin with butter for a nice brown finish. Then put the remainder of the butter inside the turkey.
See? Two holes = two sticks of butter.
Step 9: Add a little water to the bottom of the pan
Step 10: Flip the bird
Nana: “Oh! I just read somewhere that you’re supposed to cook the turkey breast-side down to keep it juicy. I’ve never done that, but let’s try.”
Step 11: Add salt and a couple of snacking commentators
Yep. That much salt.
Step 12: Read the directions
Maybe we should move this step higher up in the process Nana!
Step 13: Set your meat thermometer to 165 degrees
Step 14: Look up how to use the iGrill thermometer. Then set it to play “Dixie Chicken” on Nana’s iPhone when the turkey is done.
I have no picture of the finished turkey because we were 30 minutes late to Thanksgiving dinner. It was delicious and juicy, though.
Now… time for a nap.
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!
I’m thankful for you.