Roast Turkey

We have a lot of freezer space so when holiday turkey supplies are marked down we can buy several.  Mrs J uses the most of the meat to sprinkle on rice to mix with the regular dog food.  I simmer the carcass for broth and pick the bones clean to add to the doggie bag.
It gives me a chance to practice my roasting skills. This twelve pounder was rubbed dry with paper towels, then oiled and sprinkled with garlic and herbs. It went into a 500° oven for 30 minutes, then the breast was tented with foil, the temp was reduced to 350°, and it then spent another 60 minutes roasting.The bird cooked on a rack in a roasting pan that started with a quart of chicken stock in the bottom.  That reduced a lot during the cooking despite catching all the drippings but it made a nice gravy once strained and a little water added.  I used cornstarch to thicken it after the veggies were cooked tender, looks like I didn’t use enough.

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