Turkey & Dressing Novice here....

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Turkey & Dressing Novice here....
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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 5:36pm

Ok.

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Fri, 12-16-2011 - 9:28pm
I'm not much help on the dressing since I always use a boxed mix. I do have a suggestion on the turkey though. If you are going to do them and someone is bring a lot of ham either do one small one OR if you want leftovers for sandwiches, soup, etc. fix two small ones. This way you get 4 drumsticks which a lot of people like and the small turkeys are much easier to handle.

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Sat, 12-17-2011 - 9:11pm

Good point about multiple drumsticks.

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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 10:08am

I have never frozen the bread chunks before.

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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 10:56am
The two turkeys is a tip that Rachael Ray really recommends. Much easier to handle than a huge bird. They also cook quicker.

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 1:23pm
I've never done two turkeys, but someone on another board also suggested that around Thanksgiving time. It sounded like a good idea to me.

One tip I did find really useful at Thanksgiving was to cook the turkey(s) very early in the morning. Take them out of the oven, cover with foil and a towel to keep the heat in. Then you have the whole oven for cooking the ham and/or whatever side dishes you need to cook.

That was really a time - and sanity - saver for me at Thanksgiving!
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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 8:51pm
I did that also with the turkey Kellie, so much easier and plenty of time for side to heat/cook without stressing that you'll run out of time!
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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 8:59pm

Hi, this is the recipe I always use when making stuffing. It's from Bell's seasoning. I do add other things sometimes like sausage, roasted potatoes, just depends on how I feel and how much time I have.

Bell's Easy 3-Step Directions to stuff a 5-lb. bird


INGREDIENTS
1/3 cup minced onions

1/2 cup chopped celery

4 tbsp. margarine or butter

1/2 cup of water or milk

8 slices of white bread, cubed (plain or toasted)

dash of pepper

1/4 tsp. Salt (if desired)

1 1/2 tsp. Bell’s Seasoning

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Mon, 12-19-2011 - 9:28pm

ok, had never thought of doing MILK over dressing ---- only turkey broth!