Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Rosemary Turkey

So yesterday was the last day for my $35 CSN Giveaway and thru True Random Generator the winner was.......

laxsupermom!!!! Congrats!!!

She said:

This year, in this economy, I'm most thankful that my wonderful hubs still has a job that affords me the luxury of staying home with my kids every day.

I sent you an email! Enjoy shopping!!!

We didn't make it home with any leftovers from Thanksgiving....grrr....That's the best part! So I had actually bought a turkey the week before for really cheap and we thawed that sucker out and made our own turkey on Sunday! With plenty of leftovers! We actually kinda had a little feast of our own. Everything turned out great! This was only my second time of making a turkey and I get nervous making one because I think of "Christmas Vacation" where "Clark" goes to cut the turkey and it splits in half because it is so dried out, one of my favorite movies of all time I might add, but fortunately it hasn't happened to me...yet. I found this recipe off of Allrecipes last year and I love it, I did not change a thing! The rosemary makes your whole house smell so good! And there isn't alot to it either. It makes for one darn good turkey!

See even that little Santa Baby Freak back there can't keep her hands off of it!

Hey you, Santa Baby Freak, get your hands off my Turkey!! She looks like a little Oompa Loompa dressed up as Santa!

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo...
I've been a bad little Oompa dee Doo...

I should be a song writer....

*still laughing...

Ok I have waaayy to much time on my hands today...

Anyways, here is the way to make a Rosemary Turkey.

3/4 cup olive oil

3 tablespoons minced garlic

2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

salt to taste

1 (12 pound) whole turkey

Preheat oven to 325.In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, basil, Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Set aside. Wash the turkey inside and out; pat dry. Remove any large fat deposits. Loosen the skin from the breast. This is done by slowly working your fingers between the breast and the skin. Work it loose to the end of the drumstick, being careful not to tear the skin. Using your hand, spread a generous amount of the rosemary mixture under the breast skin and down the thigh and leg. Rub the remainder of the rosemary mixture over the outside of the breast. Use toothpicks to seal skin over any exposed breast meat. Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Add about 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the pan. Roast in the preheated oven 3 to 4 hours, or until the internal temperature of the bird reaches 180.

Pure Awesomeness right there! Make sure to save some of the broth to make your own gravy out of it!

Alright gotta go dig a whole roll of toilet paper out of the toilet now, yall have a great day! That dang Oompa Loompa Santa Baby Freak has stuck once again....

This has been linked up with Potluck Sunday


  1. Yum! I love the smell of rosemary. I always grab one of the potted rosemary trees at Lowes and decorate it with cookie cutters for my kitchen Christmas tree.

    Woohoo on the CSN giveaway! I can't wait to go shopping with it!

  2. That turkey looks perfect! I like that you used fresh herbs.


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