Wednesday, November 23, 2011

My Roasted Turkey and a Happy Thanksgiving to You!

Oven Roasted Turkey

How to Roast a Turkey


Happy Thanksgiving! We are lucky to spend these major holidays with family every year, so I don't host the typical large spread at my home. I do, however, always do a little mini spread either before or after the main event, just for The Cajun and me, where I roast a turkey and do some of my favorite sides, including homemade turkey gravy from the drippings (sometimes with giblets, sometimes without), homemade mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, because I have to have my green bean casserole and dressing at the very least. What else I add depends on my mood, or if I'm trying something new.

I've outlined the entire turkey process, step by step, here, and provided a great printable too. Just click the link!

I just want to express my gratitude for all of you. Thank you for visiting my little site here, for having confidence in my recipes, and for being a part of this experience here and on the Facebook page. Thank you for your friendship, for your sweet comments and heartwarming emails sharing bits and pieces of yourselves and for the tears we sometimes share together. You are all truly a joy and I am grateful to have met you. Go. Enjoy your family and make some memories. Food. Family. Memories. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

Love and hugs, Mary


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Posted by on November 23, 2011
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22 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving my friend! Anne

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  2. I love the apple cider idea! Sounds delicious!

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  3. The turkey and gravy both sound outstanding - have a terrific day.

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  4. Happy Thanksgiving to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu and blessings, Flavia

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  5. That's a mighty good lookin' turkey!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving! I love your blog. You cook most like what I grew up with and the way I cook. My aunt and uncle had a catering business in Jackson, MS and a lot of what I do is what she taught me when I was a teenager.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving, Mary! Hope you & your family enjoy the day! Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with us! You are an inspiration to all of us!

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  8. Mary, Happy Thanksgiving....I'm sure your home smells wonderful, mine is winding up, and soon that luscious aroma will be wafting around....love it...be blessed.....thank you for your time, and long distance friendship....

    Faith at crochet by the sea

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving Day, love your blog, you are so sweet and love your family and friends and cook, bake and roast like no other I have read in the many food blogs I frequent, may God truly Bless you in this life, and yours too! ciao mjs from washington state brrr..rains and is cloudy here most 300 days brrr. snow in the mountains ski season opened last week. oh, my!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Thank you so much everybody! I am SO full of amazing food it's sinful, but I am especially grateful for the time with my family the past few days and for all the wonderful friends in my life, including all of you. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Nice looking bird, Mary. Hope the day was special, sounds like it was.

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you for the time and effort you put in here. My family and I certainly appreciate it. Your work here affords us with a lot of wonderful time together in the kitchen and around the table (and in front of the tv, lol).

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

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  14. Hi there Mary. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and your family. Your roasted turkey recipe sounds scrumptious! Love it! We can prepare this for Christmas as well. Thanks for sharing ;)

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  15. I hope that you had the most delicious and Happy Thanksgiving Mary! Thanks for your kind comment over on my blog; I've been very absent from blogging in the last two months as I have taken on so many increased responsibilities on campus. All for good though; I really needed to crank it up a notch to avoid boredom! Your turkey looks so scrumptious! Mmmm! I did a smaller turkey this year too and am so glad that I did! I'll keep in touch and hope you do too! And now onto the Christmas preparations . . . . ! xoxo Roz

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  16. Your turkey came out beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers.
    Velva

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  17. Thank you, Mary, for all of your time and effort in posting your fabulous recipes!!! I pray that you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving!! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie - Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Bonnie you recipes bring back thoughts of the South to me and this season I'll be using both your turkey and brown sugar with mustard and cola ham and several others although must stay true to some traditions. So excited to have fond your site!

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  19. I'm so happy to have you here Bambi & Happy Thanksgiving in advance - though I'm sure it'll be here before we know it!!

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  20. Moistest turkey ever! Whole family agrees. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you.

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    1. You're very welcome Amy! Thanks for letting me know you tried it & Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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