So one of the advantages of ALWAYS leaving town for Thanksgiving, is you don't get lots of leftovers and therefore don't get turkey-ed out.
Three or more years ago I was given a Williams-Sonoma gift certificate but could never use it because they didn't accept it online or through their catalog and I didn't have access to a store. They just started accepting them online and I followed Ree's advice and bought turkey brine.
Yesterday I prepared the brine. Let me tell you, it stank. It was supa-shtanky. My house smelled through and through of salt and strong smelling herbs. Plus, I wasn't feeling too hot yesterday, and so it actually made me nauseous.
But after all the heating and cooling and other steps involved, I was able to get my turkey brining in the late afternoon. I cooked it today and let me tell you, it was FANTASTIC.
Was it worth all the trouble? Yes if I don't have to make the turkey like that all the time. I highly recommend giving it a try yourself. If you don't mind your house smelling like the bad parts of the ocean for a day.
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