Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #9

13 reasons to barbecue for Thanksgiving
1. Free oven space for other baked dinner items.
2. Use rotisserie to self baste the turkey.
3. Easiest way to get the grillmiester involved with making Thanksgiving dinner.
4. One less pan to wash.
5. Keep men folk out of the kitchen longer.
6. Place beer cooler by grill and men will self entertain.
7. Add a TV and you have yourself a tailgate party, not just another diner with the relatives.
8. Spicing the turkey skin is easiest with the rotisserie turned on.
9. Tell the kids to go ask the grillmiester "Is it done yet?"
10. Be sure to stop the rotisserie before temping the bird. Needs to reach 185 degrees.
11. The meat of the turkey will be like nothing you've experienced before, juicy and tender.
12. Be sure to have oven mitts on to remove the turkey and spit from the motor.
13. Grilling turkey on the rotisserie on the barbecue will produce the most beautiful turkey you will ever see.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday Thirteen

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving is almost upon us.  We have our turkey in the freezer and will pull out the bird on Monday to begin thawing in the refrigerator.  I will put the turkey on the rotisserie to cook for about 3 hours.  Once we discovered the mouthwatering, moist, flavorful and easy was to cook the turkey on the spit, that's the only way to go.  The turkey bastes itself.  After washing the bird, I generously salt the inside, put the turkey on the spit and rub olive oil on the outside sprinkling a little sage, salt and pepper.  Along with our turkey we will have raised dinner rolls, cranberry salad (family recipe), stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, relish tray and pie.  We want to wish everyone a safe Happy Thanksgiving from Phil's Grill.