John is always the designated meatman. This year we bought a kosher turkey from Trader Joe’s. John took out the backbone and the keelbone and butterflied it. He put an herb butter under the skin. Then he iced down the breasts for about an hour before cooking. The turkey sat atop a mound of stuffing. The twelve pound turkey took about 2 hours to cook and came out crackling brown and delicious. Everyone thought it was the best turkey we had ever had. Even dark meat eaters were oohing and aahing over the breast meat. It was a real success.
The stuffing was less of a success. Being under the bird it came out mushy and greasy. We remedied this by putting in a frying pan to crisp it up.