Less than 24 hours before the fun starts!!!
Our Thanksgiving Feast is pretty basic: Turkey, Potatoes, green salad, stuffing, rolls, and dessert.
8:00 am - remove 13lb. turkey from fridge and let reach room temperature
9:20 am - pre-heat roaster.( I ♥ cooking my turkey in an electric roaster. This frees up my oven for other baking and also my turkey comes out so juicy)
9:30 am - season turkey and begin roasting at 400°
-set out butter to start softening
10:00 am - turn turkey down to 350°
- cook pies
- set dining table
12:00 noon - turn turkey up to 400°
- make green salad
- start boiling potatoes
12:30 pm - Turkey is done!!! Remove and place on serving platter
- cook stuffing
- warm rolls
- make gravy using turkey drippings
- mash potatoes
1:00 pm - Dinner is ready!!! Eat and Enjoy!!!
1:30pm - clean up and play games and visit the rest of the day!
NOTE: Have you ever noticed that preparing Thanksgiving Dinner takes hours and hours of preparation, but in less than 30 minutes it's all eaten and over...lol I guess the key is to make the preparation time FUN too!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!