Don’t stress out over how to roast a turkey.

Nothing could be easier than roasting a turkey. Some folks would rather deep fry them but roasting really is better and easier too.

raw turkey
raw turkey

The good news is turkeys are very easy to cook.  You just roast them. Where most people go wrong is by not using a meat thermometer by cooking the bird too long and at too high of a temperature or listening to the talking heads on the morning news.  Use the Betty Crocker roasting chart.  I won’t tell you how many years that has worked for me.  Please don’t overcook your turkey.

They can be cooked rapidly at 450 or so, but the easiest way is to put it in an electronic turkey roaster or in the oven at 325 to 350 and just ignore it as it magically cooks. The roaster frees up the oven too.

Clean-up is simple too.  The only challenge is finding a place to store the electric roaster but as a Realtor, I can help you find a bigger home with more storage space if needed.

The FDA recommends a minimum internal temperature of 165 . . if you don’t want to risk food poisoning.

Have a happy Thanksgiving and don’t stress over the turkey.  Worry about the stuffing, the pies, or the rolls.

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