In order to insure that the white and dark meat cook evenly, first roast
the bird breast-side down and then turn the bird breast-side up half
way through your cooking time.
Let's face it; turkey really tastes best on sandwiches the day after
Thanksgiving. Bearing that in mind, I also cook a big ham, and some
years I roast a dozen or so quails, (which are more succulent than turkeys
when first cooked). That way we still have plenty of turkey left over
for the long weekend Thanksgiving kicks off.
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