Thursday, November 26, 2015

OVERSTUFFED TURKEYS

No, not the birds...US!!












We once again did our vertically roasted turkey.  Here it is oiled up, seasoned and ready to go into the oven...












...and here it is a little less than one hour later.  YES, ONE HOUR...for a 13.5 lb bird.  All hail the benefits of a vertically roasted turkey!

Turkey, fresh rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, cranberry salsa, and a side plate of roasted Brussels sprouts (didn't fit on this plate, LOL).  

And we still haven't had the homemade pumpkin pie yet...


We think Brisbane and Hobart have the right idea...they have already had a snack of turkey and now a nap is in order!

UPDATE:  Several of you have asked in comments and sent us emails, about how we did the turkey.  We realized that new blog visitors might not have seen the posts before.  We started doing this in 2012, and then every year since.  Instead of redoing it as a new post, click below for links to prior years that we've done it with more detailed instructions.

2012 VERTICALLY ROASTED TURKEY

2013 TURKEY VERTICAL ROASTED

2014 HOW TO ROAST A TURKEY IN ONE HOUR

Enjoy!

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    1. Yep, pretty amazing. Thanks for asking that because I had forgotten to put the links...I added them for those interested.

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  2. ONE HOUR??? SERIOUSLY?? Do share, cause that's one beautiful bird!!!!

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    1. Thanks, yes, we started doing it about 4 years ago. It's pretty much the only way we do it now. Juicy and so fast. Links added above. Thanks!!!

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  3. wow, you had me at "one hour'. I just spent 4 hours trying to get a turkey to look beautiful and yours still looks better than mine. haha.

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    1. AW, thanks for the compliment, this does result in a beautiful bird. Golden on all sides. Check out the links, let us know if you have any questions...

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  4. I was gonna say...no such thing as an overstuffed turkey. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Ha, so true, the bird AND us, ha!!!!

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  5. Oh yum...looks delicious! Just wondering about the cranberry salsa - is that different from cranberry sauce?

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    1. It is, thanks for asking. It's cranberries with some jalapeños and seasonings to make it sort of sweet/hot. It's something I've always just made up each year and sometimes I've even jarred it up to give as gifts. I'll have to see if I can put together a recipe (since I sort of just make it up as I go along, ha).

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    1. Yes, we are definitely cat people. Click on the sidebar where the 'labels' are, click on "PETS" and "FELINE FRIDAY" and you can see more pics. :-)

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  7. holy cow, color me impressed. I've never seen, other than frying, a turkey done in an hour. I just read through your previous posts. That's really neat. Thanks for sharing, might try that next year or if I can find some after thanksgiving sales, maybe sooner, bwahaha! Thanks for sharing. Jenny

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    1. Glad you liked. It's so easy and so quick. In fact it's so quick you have to keep an eye on it. We used peanut oil once and it smoked a bit. Olive oil was best. Thanks!!! And good luck!

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  8. I recently came across your blog and now follow avidly. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it - and now I LOVE it even more because you are CAT PEOPLE !!!! With warm greetings from Napier, a tiny village in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, South Africa - from Cheryl the Cat Lady, wanna-be famer and mad veggie gardener

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    1. Yay, thank you for stopping by!!!! And you are too sweet with the kind words. Yep, definitely cat people (love all animals though, but definitely partial to cats). On the sidebar under "Labels", click on "PETS" and "FELINE FRIDAY" and you can see most of the pics we've posted. Thanks again!!!

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  9. What a beautiful, delicious feast y'all had! That turkey looks absolutely gorgeous! I've been looking for a vertical turkey roaster like you have but can only find the chicken-size.
    Brisbane and Hobart look sooo contented and cozy! So cute how they're snuggled together.

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    1. Thank you! It was so good and so pretty. The turkey vertical roasters were popular and then went away. I'll see what I can find....

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