I was privileged to write a guest post for The Shady Porch about baking a turkey off the grid. It’s fun to do even if you are not off the grid. I promise I will return soon for that post about our visit to Full Circle Farm, where they milk grass-fed Jersey/Devon cows and dairy goats. Till then, I hope you enjoy this post about how we made the best turkey ever for last year’s Thanksgiving feast.
A Thanksgiving turkey has not necessarily been our tradition since we avoid antibiotic, hormone, and GMO laden foods. But last year someone blessed us with a frozen organic bird which really was asking to be Thanksgiving dinner for us. Since turkey baking requires around three hours and lots of fuel, we decided to try “Turkey-in-the-Hole.”
If you want instant turkey, don’t try this. It takes planning ahead and work, but is a fun family project and makes some of the best turkey you’ll ever eat. It requires no electricity or fossil fuels, but lots of wood from trimming or cutting down trees needing to be removed anyway.
The day before Thanksgiving, a pit must be dug. We chose a sandy spot off the beaten path and dug our pit two feet by three feet, and four feet deep [...]
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