How am I supposed to cook this TURKEY?

Real Estate Agent with Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate 535650


Dennis the turkeySay good morning to Dennis. That's what we named the turkey last night.

I'm not the most accomplished person in the kitchen so this day is always a culinary adventure. My dear Mother is overseas and totally oblivious to this holiday and unobtainable by phone. What's a "Challenged" girl to do.

I am at the part where I have cleaned out all the nasty internal parts (top and bottom), salted the cavity, stuck an onion in and now looking at my new friend Dennis.

Do I use the plastic thingy to seal him up? Won't it melt in the oven?

Do I put anything on the Turkey?

Do I turn the Turkey upside down to start the cooking? I think I remember my Mother doing that?

Thanks in advance for saving my dinner!



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Patricia Kennedy
For Your Home in the Capital
Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.

Ellie, driving to my mom's house in Owings Mills, I was listening to the special edition of Splendid Table on NPR.  Nora Ephron was one of the guests, and they talked about cooking at very high heat for a shorter time.  By the time I reached my mother's house, I was totally starving!

November 27, 2008 10:16 PM
Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
A doctor who makes house calls.
Century 21 New Millennium

Hey - how did the turkey turn out?  Hope is was great!

November 28, 2008 08:01 AM
Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Helping people in transition

I say pardon the turkey and order Chinese!!!

From your blog post, I'm thinking your family will thank you!!!

And Dennis will too!

November 28, 2008 06:51 PM
Anonymous #8

Roasting the turkey with water or broth in the bottom of the pan and a foil tent on top will steam it nicely and keep the meat moist. I remove the foil tent for the last 30 minutes to brown it on top. I am sure Dennis turned out great!   

November 30, 2008 04:24 PM
Sheila Moran, RE/MAX Access, 210-32
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels)


hilarious! I was hoping that you got the directions in enough time!

December 01, 2008 07:34 PM

Ellie McIntire

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