Monday, November 13, 2017

Roasted Turkey

We love turkey here at the cottage, and there are so many good recipes for turkey. We have had baked turkey, fried turkey, and smoked turkey, but our favorite is a very simple Roasted Turkey. I have been roasting turkey's for family dinners, church dinners, and other events for well over, ( to many years to mention). Our turkeys are always beautiful and very moist with the distinct flavor of the turkey.
When the turkey comes to the table the true celebration can begin, and always invites a gratitude of fellowship that comes with sharing a meal with loved ones.

Roasted Turkey at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Roasted Turkey Is Sure To Please The Crowd

Roasted Turkey at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Roasted Turkey
Miz Helen's Kitchen
This recipe is for a 15 to 20 pound turkey
3 ribs of celery with leaves, chopped
1 large yellow onion, quartered
1 navel orange, peeled and quartered
1 sprig of fresh sage
1 spring of fresh thyme
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoon white pepper
2 sticks real butter, very soft
1/4 cup olive oil
Wash the turkey inside and out.
Pat the turkey dry on the outside.
Rub the turkey all over with the soft butter, including the inside.
Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the salt and pepper inside the turkey.
Insert the celery, onion, orange, sage and thyme inside the cavity of the turkey.
Drizzle the olive oil over the top of the turkey making sure it is all covered, then use your hands to smooth it all out and it will blend with the butter.
Sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper on the top of the turkey.
Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
Do Not cover, roast in the oven at 325 degrees, for this 15 to 20 pound turkey will be cooked un-stuffed for 31/2 to 4 hours.
Baste the turkey every 30 minutes.
If your turkey is getting to brown, then tent it with foil for the last hour of the roasting time.
The turkey is done when you insert a meat thermometer into the thigh and it is 180 degrees or into the breast the temperature should be 165 degrees.
Remove the turkey from the oven.
Remove the vegetables and fruit from the cavity.
I let the turkey rest for 20 to 25 minutes before carving. 

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Roasted Turkey at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Turkey Is Ready To Carve

Roasted Turkey at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

It is always a joy to welcome you to our table and share a meal with you. The fellowship that surrounds this special meal is as special as what we have to eat. Thank you so much for stopping by to spend some time with us, we always look forward to your visits. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Roasted Turkey at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

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  1. Your turkey is magazine worthy! Enjoy your week!

    1. Hi Katie,
      Thanks so much for your kind comment and for stopping by, I really appreciate it!
      Hope you have a great week.
      Miz Helen

  2. WOW! That is a picture perfect looking turkey. I have only seen one that really looked perfect. Never one I cooked. HA! This one looks delicious.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Charlotte Moore

    1. Hi Charlotte,
      Always so good to hear from you. Your comment is so sweet and thanks so much for stopping by today.Wish you could be here to share that turkey with us. Have a great week!
      Miz Helen

  3. Hello Mix Helen, oh you make this roasted turkey look so easy to make. I will be making Thanksgiving dinner this year for a small crowd and this recipe looks perfect for it. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J. Enjoy the week.

  4. A must try recipe! Your roasted turkey looks scrumptious!

  5. This bird looks beautiful!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Your turkeys are absolutely beautiful, Miz Helen! Thanks for the tips!

  7. I have always done my turkey just like you with just a minor exception, I place onions, carrots, celery, oranges and half a whole bulb of garlic in the bottom of the pan which makes the bed for the turkey to sit on and also flavors the drippings. I baste with a combination of butter and white wine too. Your turkey came out beautiful, I wanted a bite right away. Have a Joyous Thanksgiving.


  8. This sounds like the perfect turkey! Looking forward to making it this week.

  9. Such a beautiful turkey. A great recipe to try. Your smile says it all. Here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It.

  10. Hello Miz Helen! That turkey looks good enough for me to fly over for Australia and join you for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon. It is a lovely photo of you btw.


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