A lot went into cooking Thanksgiving dinner, starting with Mike doing all the gross guts stuff with the raw turkey while Violet looked on. ("Where turkey head go?")
Just under 15 lbs of soon-to-be yummy goodness.
Aromatics to stuff inside.
V and I teamed up to season it. Let's just say one little spot was very well salted.
All ready to go in our new oven!
While it roasted, there was some free time to hang with family. Many different games commenced.
In the meantime, I handled some various other tasks.
Cut up potatoes and gobs of butter, ready to to become mashed potatoes.
MASHED POTATOES BLURRY ACTION SHOT.
Some hours later, this beautiful turkey was done! Part two tomorrow!