My daughter and I have been conversing about the best way to cook the Thanksgiving bird: brine, deep-fry, stuffing-in, stuffing-out. The older I get, the more I look for convenient ways to do the main-dish meats so I can devote more time on the big day managing the side dishes.
So….I have decided to use an oven bag in which to cook our Thanksgiving turkey. It is less messy and keeps the turkey moist.
I used to use cooking bags for roasts as a young wife, but then the crock pot entered my life and I forgot about them! I love the slow cooker, but it doesn’t work for the Thanksgiving bird. Why didn’t I think about the cooking bag for the bird? Well, because my grandmother and mother didn’t use one…so it never occurred to me. Tradition has a dark side…
I noticed one of the featured blogs on WordPress is all about doing the turkey bird in a cooking bag, and I embrace and affirm that flow of consciousness. In fact, I forwarded the blog to my daughter in Minneapolis to add the option of an oven cooking bag to her first Thanksgiving dinner as a new wife.
I’ll let you know how my turkey comes out. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.