- 1 10 - 11 pound fresh turkey
- 1 slices thick sliced bacon
- 1 medium navel orange, quartered
- 1 MacIntosh (or your favorite apple) cored and quartered
- extra light olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, quartered
- "Good With Everything Herb Sea Salt"
- or a combination of salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder and onion powder
- 3 - 4 cups turkey stock
- Preheat oven to 325 (F)
- Prepare turkey by stuffing the cavities with the orange quarters, apple quarters, and onion quarters. Any leftover orange, apple and onion arrange around the turkey in the bottom of the roaster.
- Brush the whole of the outside of the turkey with the extra light olive oil.
- Season liberally with the Good With Everything herb salt.
- Take the two slices of bacon and lay across the breast of the turkey in an X.
- Pour the turkey stock around the turkey in the roaster (NOT OVER the turkey)
- Roast at 325 (F) for 3 1/2 hours or until done*
- * Roasting times very per oven and per instructions.
Whoa! This is a day late! That is probably exactly what you are thinking at this moment. Don't forget though that there are still a lot of turkey cooking days in front of us between now and the end of the year: tree trimming day, any day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day...see...lots of days.
I also want to add that there are lots of very excellent ways and recipes for roasting turkey. This recipe is only one of them and maybe you might want to incorporate some of the ideas in the way you already do your own recipe. Regardless...please enjoy:
This recipe for cheesecake I've made each and every year for Thanksgiving for the last three years...and tonight is no exception. The cheesecake tastes light with strong hints of pumpkin yet light hints of the spices. It is hands down delicious. So I thank you Paula Deen for a recipe that is now an annual tradition:
Ok, I am going to try to put my recipe into writing. Each year it is different yet always good (I think):
Ok, it's the Holidays...more specifically it is Christmas Eve and you feel your life is out of control because of all the things you have to do. Well, here is a little secret "make ahead" recipe that you can do for Christmas morning. As people "oooh" and "aaaah" over your delicious breakfast...you can simply sit back and have another Mimosa (Egg Nog?):
Sausage-Filled Oven Pancakes
This is not my recipe but rather one out of a 1995 Pillsbury Cookbook called "Food for Friends." It is easy to make and even easier to eat!
Oven Baked Beef Stew
This is a recipe that I've had since the late 1970s. Yup, that is a long time to have a recipe and it also says something about how good it is. Over the years I've modified it a bit to reflect my own taste. It is perfect as an Alberta Clipper sweeps across the Great Plains bringing with it sub-zero cold and snow; or, here on the West Coast when we have a storm that has come in off of the Gulf Alaska with temps in the 40s and steady rain:
Peanut Butter Cookie Brownies
I do not know about you, but although I find Christmas cookies to be very very good...I find Christmas bars to be fabulous...especially those that combine the magical ingredients of peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, peanuts. Here is another of those very simple recipes that are so very good. I bet you cannot eat just one!
Apricot Pork Chops with Walnuts
Once gain here is a holiday oriented recipe...perhaps because I serve it most during the holidays...but it is also good for any time of the year. Simple. Delicious.
This time of the year with the three holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years...all within weeks of each other...we are busy entertaining or being entertained. Sometimes we need a simple recipe for dinner on a quiet night at home...or for a gathering of a couple of very close friends (on a cold snowy or cold rainy evening):
This recipe was given to me years and years ago and it was given to me as a newspaper clipping. It makes a delicious potato salad that is even perfect for these cool late fall days and evening:
Family, friends and home are the treasures that bring me the most pleasure. Through my blog, I wish to share part of my life and heart with readers.