Turkey is in the oven!

@NJChicaa (47493)
United States
November 19, 2017 12:57pm CST
We are not having Thanksgiving here at the house and we received a free turkey from the grocery store. I didn't have room in the freezers for it, so it has been defrosting in the basement refrigerator. Today is the day to cook it. I was planning to smoke it so I put a barbecue-based rub on it (garlic powder, onion powder, ground sage, paprika, chili powder, cayenne, sugar, kosher salt) yesterday and let it air dry in the fridge overnight. Unfortunately it was raining this morning so we didn't set up the smoker. I am just roasting it like a traditional turkey. It will still have great flavor, it just won't be like a traditional Thanksgiving turkey with rosemary, sage, onion, and lemon. Now I need to see what else I have on hand to make for sides. I didn't go to the grocery store this weekend so I'm going to just scrounge up whatever I already have in the cabinets and in the fridge. Stay tuned!
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@JohnRoberts (65106)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Nov
I can't smell the bird yet!
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
I can! The house smells great! My bird must be able to smell it too. She is happily cooing on her perch.
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@Marty1 (36845)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
19 Nov
Sounds like a yummy turkey you are making! When you figure out the sides, please be sure to tell us what you made. I am making a kind of cookie i created myself by changing around ingredients for my dinner at my sister's house
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
I can't wait to hear about your cookies.
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@RasmaSandra (20374)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
19 Nov
Sounds good. Hope you enjoy your turkey.
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
Thanks!
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@sishy7 (27594)
• Australia
19 Nov
Traditional or not your roasted turkey sounds great!
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
Thank you!
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@sjvg1976 (18402)
• Delhi, India
19 Nov
Seems like you will make a tasty dish. I wish I could taste it.
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
Yeah I'm a pretty good cook.
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
19 Nov
Let us know about the rest of the dishes!
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
Will do! I'm still figuring them out.
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@zarlamain (24874)
• United States
19 Nov
@NJChicaa Good luck! Have fun!
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
19 Nov
I am waiting to know what all side dishes you made .Let us know.
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@NJChicaa (47493)
• United States
19 Nov
Will do!
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
20 Nov
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@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
20 Nov
It sounds very good. I was just listening to the tv show "The Chew", and they had a bourbon glaze sauce on it. It sounded great.