Monday, November 19, 2012

Turkey Bucket

Well, it's the week of Thanksgiving - how did that come so quickly? 
Last night we had a little "Friendsgiving" to get us ready for the big day!  We did a mini feast with our friends to tell them how thankful we are for them.
Just in case you are looking for a new and inovative way to cook your turkey this year, I wanted to share with you what has become a family favorite for us...
Turkey Bucket!
First you pick a spot in your yard and put some sand down.  Drive a stake in the ground and cover the stake and sand in several sheets of heavy duty foil.
Then get your coals going.
 
Tie up your bird, slather it with butter, and place it on the stake.
 
Cover the turkey with a 5 gallon metal bucket.
 
Then place a wire fence around the base of the bucket.  This is where you'll pour the coals into so they sit right next to the bucket.
 
Place a heavy rock on top.
 
And let her cook!  It creates a dutch oven.  It's so much fun for the guys to hang outside, tend to the coals (you'll need to put some extra ones on here and there), have a drink and chat.
 
Then, after a few hours (cook time varies according to the size of your bird),
it's time for the big reveal!
 
Another great, tasty, moist turkey!
 
Last year we used Trader Joe's Brined Turkey.
It was incredible!!  I highly recommend it.
Joe knows turkey!
 
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and know that I'm very thankful for all of you who read my random thoughts and ramblings!  It's pretty cool to make friends all over the blogging world!

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