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Thanksgiving wishes

I’m away all week visiting family back in the good old Midwest so I won’t have any Thanksgiving updates unless I manage to find some wi-fi. So, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and I wanted to remind you of this very smart tip on brining a turkey in your fridge without taking up all the space in your fridge that I learned over at Savory Sweet Life — brine it in a turkey sized oven bag and keep it in one of the crisper drawers. Awesome right? Here’s a not very lovely photograph of mine last year:

· comments [8] · 11-21-2011 · categories:holidays ·

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  • 1 herschel // Nov 21, 2011 at 7:11 am

    YES! Also — uses less brine because you have to use less liquid so it’s less diluted and no worries about making sure it’s cold enough.

  • 2 Sara // Nov 21, 2011 at 10:03 am

    We may have the same fridge.
    I like Michigan Thanksgivings, most years the world is your refrigerator up here. Heck, sometimes it’s your freezer.

  • 3 Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon // Nov 21, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Good lord, that is genius. And since I am anti-turkey, I can use this tip when I roast a chicken!

  • 4 Helen // Nov 22, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I used this brine last year and it made a big difference. I am using it again! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving!

  • 5 Page // Nov 24, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Out of curiosity, where in the Midwest? We’re based in Portland, with ties to the Midwest via Chicago and good ol’ Des Moines.

    Brine is my BFF. It makes turkey edible and cookable to me.

  • 6 wendy // Nov 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I absolutely used the crisper drawer! BEST t-day tip EVER.

  • 7 megan // Nov 27, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Yay, I’m so glad that this tip works for people! I also wish that our back porch was cold enough to safely store the Thanksgiving foods but we also have enough stray cats in the neighborhood that I might worry that they’d get into the food.

    Page – We are Ohio bound, we both grew up out here!

  • 8 Sue // Nov 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    This was the best turkey I have ever made according to my husband (and me!) So freakin moist and my gravy was awesome. I will use this recipe forever! Thank you for sharing.

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