Hosting Thanksgiving dinner is a BIG DEAL. Since it’s usually when the whole family gets together for the big feast, it can be nerve wracking to be in charge of something so important. I’ve been married for 8 years, and I’ve only hosted Thanksgiving in our home twice. Most years we have Thanksgiving dinner with Sergi’s family and his Mom makes the turkey and I just bring a cake or something. It’s kind of like a rite of passage when you finally set up a big table and everyone asks YOU what they should bring.
Even though I’ve only made the traditional Thanksgiving dinner twice for family, I’ve made plenty of turkeys. Why? I’m probably a little weird:). The obsessive homemaker in me wanted to find out what all the hype was about, so most years I would be in the kitchen during the holidays trying out different turkey recipes, just for the fun of it. I would pour over all my cookbooks, study online recipes, watch multiple videos about all the Thanksgiving food techniques and then try them out. I know, it’s complicated. Don’t try to understand me. I’m so glad that my husband is such a good sport. It looked kind of silly bringing out a gigantic bird for just my husband and myself, so I’ve discovered tons of turkey leftover recipes too. There’s only so much turkey two people can eat. Who says you can eat turkey on Thanksgiving only? It’s just a big chicken, right?
Anyway, I’ve shared some of my favorite recipes for turkey with you in the past two years, my all time favorite – Brined Turkey and the Slow Roasted Turkey. I still love those recipes and still use them to this day. However, this year I want to share the easiest roast turkey recipe ever. I know brining a turkey, cutting up a whole turkey, flipping a turkey over and other such shenanigans can seem intimidating to some people and they are just looking for a method to have a perfect turkey without any fuss and bother. This is what this recipe is all about. Even the most inexperienced cook can easily master this recipe. If you can lift that heavy bird into the roasting pan, you too can have a perfectly crisp, golden bird with juicy meat. …