Holidays are all about eating. Well, they are about people too, but somehow, the idea of groups celebrating without food and drink is quite unthinkable. So when you take the two largest holidays in the Western world and put a bunch of people together, you know you’re in for a big feast. Here’s a beginner’s guide to assembling an unforgettable Thanksgiving and Christmas meal.
First things first, recognise that Thanksgiving is all about the bird. Mind you, we don’t mean any ordinary, everyday chicken, but the best kind of fowl – the turkey.
To achieve Thanksgiving meal success, you will first need to know how to remove the neck and other internal organs – otherwise known giblets – from the bird. Once you’ve got that done, vigorously season both inside and out with salt and pepper. If you choose to brine your bird, you should let it sit for approximately one hour for every pound of turkey.