im not a big fan of squash, but mashed potatoes are really good.
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JJ Lady said:Your pretty close...although poking all those holes in your bird could make it dry. I give mine a rub down with some butter all over, then salt pepper and what ever other spices I feel like cooking. Today there really is not as high of a risk of getting sick from Turkey as there used to be (but always be sure to cook it long enough anyway) so I cook my stuffing inside the bird. Some people think this is how you get sick , but I have down it that way all my life and never had anything wrong. Just make sure you stuff right before you put it in the oven. DO NOT stuff the night before or even an hour before. As for my stuffing of choice...don't laugh but I'm a Stove Top girl. I love it and when the juices of the turkey get mingled in...mmmm. I cook mine in an oven bag and follow the directions that come with. Oven bags are awesome. I have never had a dry turkey cooking with one.
If you have enough time before hand you can ask theAC about brining. I haven't tried it but I heard its good. If you are looking for an awesome side dish look earlier in this thread where I give the recipe for carrot souffle...its like candy
JJ Lady said:If you are looking for an awesome side dish look earlier in this thread where I give the recipe for carrot souffle...its like candy
berzerker said:What kind of stuffing would you like? I was thinking about inventing a chicken apple sausage stuffing for tomorrow.
thrawn said:So anyways, tell me how to prepare a turkey and dressing. I am going to be throwing one in the oven in a couple hours. I'd love to try something new.
berzerker said:First of all, make certain that you cook the turkey and the stuffing separately. Not only does stuffing dry out the turkey and prolong the cooking time, but it is a harbor for bacteria.
Now, before I make a recipe, you must tell me the following:
Turkey: Baked, grilled, or fried?
Stuffing: Basic, with sausage, sweet and savory (i.e. w/ apples or cranberries), with nuts, made with cornbread, made with fresh bread or "stuffing cubes", bla bla bla.
Just give me some preferences to work with.
thrawn said:i'm open to suggestions, but i'll go with baked here,