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Pep talk needed--not basting for the first time

swfood | Nov 22, 201112:07 PM

This is my second time hosting Thanksgiving, but my first taking control of the bird. Last year my mom handled the bird and used her tried and true recipe (circa 1980s Silver Platte basting + cheese cloth) that has yielded 30+ years of excellent turkey but a lot of work and literal heavy lifting.

It is just going to be those nearest and dearest to me (husband/parents and our toddler who has unpredictable tastes) so no high-stress situation but still I am a little nervous that a no-fuss bird (despite finding a recipe that has gotten rave reviews) will underwhelm. I know that many excellent chefs don't baste but would love to hear some positive thoughts....


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