Wednesday, November 15, 2006

A Thanksgiving Recipe....

I've finally started to think about Thanksgiving! I didn't want to rush into anything! Molly and I talked today and decided what we were each going to fix. And just in time, my cousin sent me a terrific recipe for turkey. It can also be used for chicken. I thought I would share it with you, too.

1 whole chicken or turkey
1 large lemon, cut into halves
sprig of rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the chicken/turkey until it is completely coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.

Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat; then slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on each side. This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts and make them nice and moist.

Place sprig of rosemary into the chicken/turkey.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes (this is for a chicken.) Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

If you've followed these steps correctly, your chicken/turkey should
look like this when you're finished.


  1. Can I have a leg?

  2. That is just too funny. Ya know, I've always chosen the breast of any fowl, but this brings on a whole new meaning. I think now, I'd see a whole new picture in my mind when I make my choice!

    (Thanks for the visit)
    I'm still choking on my o j this morning---good thing I wasn't too close to the monitor - spewing it all over!!!

    Too, too funny.

  3. OMG you made me spit my tea-that's hilarious....thanks, great atart to my day.

  4. see...that was supposed to say start but I was wiping my mouth with a napkin...hahahah-o.k. shuttin' up now

  5. This is too funny for words, Janet! I gaffawed right out loud! I love it!

  6. Who is going to carve this turkey?

    Looks like it's going to be a fun Thanksgiving dinner for you all.

    Thanks for the smile.

  7. Wow, those are some lemons!
    How come my chickens don't look like that?
    Too cute! :)

  8. This is hilarious, Janet! I scrolled innocently down to the end of your post and then did a double take:) Nice one.

  9. LMAO! You got me, hook, line & sinker! So funny! :D

  10. That is hilarious! Thanks for the laff.


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