Thursday, January 5, 2012

A real Turkey

Okay, so if you read my blog, you'll know that I made a Crown Roast for Christmas. And although it had a very pretty presentation my kids and husband said, "I'd prefer turkey or ham for the next holiday." I guess we all are traditionalists. Anyway, for New Year's Day I wanted to make another holiday feast so turkey was the choice and here it is.

I really DO like my skin a little burnt. I enjoy the crunch. Maybe because Mom was always cooking for at least twelve people and she usually burnt as least one thing - so, it's the kind of home cooking I'm accustomed to. But whatever the reason, I like a little char so this was intentional.

I add a little sugar and butter to get that effect at the last minute. I pour a cup of the melted mixture over the top of the bird. I also use Dr. Pepper or Coke, if I have it on hand. It's quick and easy and gives me the effect I'm going for - a little overcooked skin while the bird stays tender and juicy on the inside.

Plus, we started the meal with King Crab legs and butter. Not quite on my diet plan but a person has to celebrate. Right?

Anyway, I hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend and I wish you all a Healthy and Happy New Year!


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That whole table just looks awesome.

The Happy Whisk said...

Crab legs for starters? Oh man alive, that's good eating.

Rena Jones said...

Looks great! We did the roast thing one Christmas and I didn't like it. I grew up having turkey for Thanksgiving, ham for Christmas, and corned beef for New Years. I pretty much got my way this holiday. ;)

Happy New Year, Kim!