Cooking the Thanksgiving Turkey

United States
November 3, 2006 7:20am CST
How many of you have ever cooked your Thanksgiving Day Turkey with that bag of stuff (whatever it is) still inside of it? lol I've done it twice.
5 responses
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
3 Nov 06
haha no, but i did cook a chicken with the bag of stuff still inside it, last week. i couldnt see if there was a bag in there cause it was still a little frozen, so i called my mom and she said that she didnt think they had bags in them...boooy was she wrong. lol my husband went to cut it and pulled the bag out.. eww.. i completely lost my appetite after that.. lol
• United States
4 Nov 06
lol im glad im not the only one who has ever done this!
• United States
3 Nov 06
I've never even cooked a turkey!! I leave that job up to my husband. When he's deployed, we get all the wives(and kids) together and all bring a dish, it works out great!!
@jray721 (1969)
• United States
3 Nov 06
what branch is your hubby with? mine is in the marine corps
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
19 Jan 07
The first year that I was married, we had my inlaws over for dinner. I left the bag of gibblets in the turkey and didnt even notice it till the stuffing was being scopped out. I was so nervious and that just made me worse. LOL
• United States
3 Nov 06
Don't you read the safe cooking instructions on the wrapper? You are supposed to thaw the turkey, rinse it out and remove everything from inside. Just out of curiosity, did you eat the turkey after cooking it with the bag of giblits inside or did you throw it out? If you ate it, did it taste like melted plastic?
• United States
3 Nov 06
yes i have done a stuffed turkey on thanks giving day. tips: Wrapping and cooking the entire turkey in aluminum foil requires increased oven temperature to ensure safety. Preheat the oven to 450°F. This method actually steams the turkey in its own juices. It produces a moist bird with a light golden, non-crisp skin. The cooking time is reduced due to higher temperatures and the trapped steam inside the foil.