The last time I was able to eat a turkey meal was a few months ago.
That was the first Thanksgiving I ever ate with my family.
The turkey, of course, was not my favorite part of the meal, but I had been craving turkey for years.
My mom is a huge turkey fan, and I’m so thankful that I’m not alone in that regard.
My husband, dad, and sister all love turkey, and we’re all a big turkey fan ourselves.
But this Thanksgiving, I want to make sure to make my Thanksgiving dinner as flavorful and delicious as possible.
So that’s what I’m going to try and focus on this Thanksgiving: Making delicious, satisfying turkey dinners.
There’s a lot of options when it comes to making your Thanksgiving meal, so I’ve got a lot to cover.
If you’ve made your own turkey dinner before, it might be a little more complicated than I’m describing.
If so, here’s a guide to what you need to know: How to make a turkey dinner using only basic ingredients (plus a little extra stuff)You’ll need: 2 1/2 pounds ground turkeyTurkey (or ground beef)1 cup flour (I used whole wheat, but you can use a mixture of whole wheat and gluten-free)1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper (optional)Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Lightly grease a 9-inch casserole dish.
Put the turkey in the bottom of the casseroles.
Bake for 10 minutes, until browned.
Remove and let cool.
(Don’t forget to let it cool completely before slicing!)
Cut the turkey into 4 to 6 pieces.
Place on a baking sheet and spray it with nonstick spray.
Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, or until the meat is browned on both sides.
If the meat still looks like it’s on the brown side, you’re done.
Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the turkey and skin.
Using a slotted spoon, flip the meat over.
Place a piece of parchment paper over the meat and turn it so that the edges are up.
Scoop out a tablespoon or so of the juices from the meat.
Drizzle the remaining juices over the top of the turkey.
Let it rest again for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
Cook the turkey using a 9 or 10-inch cast iron skillet, or a 13-inch round pan.
When the turkey is done, transfer it to a serving platter.
Add more gravy if you like.
How to cook a turkey in your own oven.
1) Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
2) Using a wooden spoon, mix together the flour and baking powder.
3) Add the turkey to a heavy-bottomed pot and heat over medium-high heat until the turkey begins to brown, about 3 minutes.
4) Add 1 tablespoon of gravy to the pot and stir it until thickened.
5) Remove the pot from the heat.
Let the turkey rest for about 20 minutes, then remove from the pot.6) Place the turkey on a plate and cover with foil.
Set it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.7) Transfer the turkey back to the refrigerator, covered.
8) Transfer to the oven, cover, and bake for about 25 minutes.9) Serve immediately with gravy or with a drizzle of honey or honey butter.10) Let cool before slicing or serving.
I usually start the turkey by slicing the meat in half.
Once it’s cool enough to handle, I’ll slice it in half again and serve it in individual servings.
This way, you can enjoy the entire thing in one bite.