[We had to clear our fridge out, then squashed one of our drawers against the turkey so that it would be completely submerged by the brine.]
I want to give a big thank you to everyone who gave me advice on how to cook a turkey last week. We took dethbakin's advice and followed Alton Brown's recipe, and as you can see, it came out alright! The second day turkey kicked the just-carved turkey's butt. It just tasted so much juicier, and made a good feast for breakfast on black Friday.
Now I am so sick of turkey! We used it on pizza, in pesto pasta, and sandwiches. I'm starting to run out of ideas.
Roasting the turkey together with the boy was also a great bonding experience. Both of us had no clue what we were doing and we were so proud when we took it out of that oven that we hugged in joy.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday!