Around the Sundancer's house, the family likes the turkey roasted with no stuffing. The Sundancer likes to smoke the bird. The daughter and son in law likes it fried and my mom who lives next door just likes the drum stick.
If I did all that, we would have left over turkey until sometime mid 2004.
What I probably am going to do is roast a medium bird, smoke a small bird and forget the rest.
I wish there was a commercial firm that would fry the bird since I have heard many say that it is wonderful.
A roasted bird seems to dry out very shortly while a smoked bird stays moist. I have heard that the fried bird stays moist also.
Has anyone ever tried doing them on the charcoal grill with BBQ sauce?
Family wants to do dinner around noon due to the grandchildrens naps.
I sorta was hoping to do dinner later as it is fun to imbibe before. Oh well, gotta be good for the sake of the family. I guess I will start the electric smoker around 6:00AM and put a 10lb bird on. I think I will get a small turkey for this instead of a chicken.
What do you think my wife would say if she saw me drinking a white wine at 6:00AM while starting the smoking bird
Happy Thanksgiving to all you roadfooders
Paul E. Smith