Apr 29, 2017


I know it’s not a competition buuuuut…MY BIRD’S ALREADY DONE!

Sick and wrong? Wait, it get’s worse. I roasted this turkey in a brown paper bag at 250 degrees for almost 11 hours. And all those people who say this is dangerous are just mean-spirited and scared. It turns out perfect every time!

Before going to bed last night I removed all the meat from the bones, made the gravy, and carefully placed everything into my very best Crock-Pot. It stays in the freezer for the next few days and then all I have to do is warm, already simmering in gravy, and serve it steaming for the big meal.

6 Responses to “EARLY BIRD!”

  1. Stephanie Says:

    My mom’s turkey recipe is cooked for 15 hours! You’re right, it always turns out wonderful, very moist and tender. I like the idea of cooking the bird so soon in advance and freezing it in the crock pot. What a great time-saving idea!

  2. Liesa Says:

    That’s so cool! Do you mind sharing the details of her recipe? 15 hours is impressive. And you’re right about the time-saving. Plus, having the turkey ready days ahead of time also removes a huge amount of stress and mess from Thanksgiving. I’m a much happier Pilgrim!

  3. Annalee Kelly Says:

    Hold on, I’m still confused. You cook the bird in a brown paper bag in the oven? Or do you really use a smoker? Please share the specifics, gals! I am all for a less hectic holiday. (I only have one oven… that’s where trouble comes in sometimes)

  4. girlsmama Says:

    Do you get crispy skin? Please share!

  5. Liesa Says:

    Yes, I cook it in a paper bag in a regular oven and yes the skin is very crispy. I just posted all the nitty-gritty in the blog. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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