How to Cook Your Turkey
1) Fully thaw your turkey in your refrigerator before cooking Thanksgiving Day.
2) Set your oven to 350 Degrees
3) Fill a Deep Roasting Pan One Inch Deep with Chicken Broth.
4) Place Thawed Turkey in Roasting Pan
5) Cover with Reynolds Plastic Wrap
6) Cover Plastic Wrap with Aluminum Foil
7) Cook Until the Internal Temperature of the Thigh reaches at least 165 Degrees for fifteen seconds.
1) Do NOT cook stuffing inside the bird. The Stuffing will insulate the turkey and slow cooking time. It is possible to contract food-bourne illnesses from incomplete cooking and cross-contamination when cooking other foods inside the turkey.
2) Using a meat thermometer, check the temperature of the thigh after two hours, and every thirty minutes thereafter until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
3) When using plastic wrap and aluminum foil, it is not necessary to baste your turkey. The Plastic wrap and tin foil with the chicken broth will keep your turkey nice and moist.
HISTORY OF THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY
Though there is no real evidence that turkey was served at the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving, through ages it became an indispensable part of the Thanksgiving tradition. The tradition of turkey is rooted in the 'History Of Plymouth Plantation', written by William Bradford some 22 years after the actual celebration.
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