Shannon here: Aspiring writer, Sherri Stone shares her no fail turkey recipe. Every time you comment, your name goes in the drawing for a copy of Megan DiMaria’s Searching for Spice or Lena Nelson Dooley’s Maggie’s Journey. Deadline: Nov 26th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Sherri:
Sherri’s no fail turkey
preheat oven to 350
rinse turkey and pat dry (you do know to take all the stuff out of the cavity first, right?)
rub turkey inside and out with butter – kids can help with this part – they love it!
take an equal number of apples and pears (amount depends on the size of your turkey – we usually use 3-4 of each), dice them up in medium to large pieces and toss them with sugar and cinnamon.
fill turkey cavity with apple/pear mixture
season outside of turkey with a little season salt and garlic powder (or whatever seasoning you like)
place a rack in the bottom of your roasting pan so turkey doesn’t sit directly on the bottom
Place turkey in a plastic cooking bag
pour 1-2 cups of chicken broth into the bag and seal it. Make two or three small slits in the bag to let out steam.
bake turkey for 20 minutes per pound.
This “recipie” works for any size turkey. It is super easy and you will never have a dry turkey again. The meat is juicy and tender and falls off the bone – not so good if you’re one of those families that likes to carve at the table. We’re not! It’s also a little sweet which is really nice, and you can serve the apple / pear mixture as a side dish. Delicious!
This is now my favorite (and only, if I’m cooking) way to cook a turkey. You really have to work hard to mess this up! I’d love to know how your turkey turns out…
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.
About Sherri: Sherri Stone is a medical social worker with Emerald Coast Hospice in Marianna, Fl. She has been a social worker for 20 years and a serious writer for the past two years. She is not yet published, but working on that and learning to be patient. Her husband is her biggest supporter and encourager. She blogs about Christian living and service at http://www.esthersdestiny.blogspot.com and about hospice at http://www.hospiceheartbeats.com, and welcomes guest posts for either blog.
Come back Nov 21 for Ane Mulligan’s recipe.