Today is day 6 in the Thanksgiving Countdown. Your task is simple. Take your turkey out of the freezer! This year, I am only cooking a 15-pound bird. I also know that my fridge keeps things very cold, and nothing thaws well in there. I not only need the turkey to thaw but also to be ready to be brined by Wednesday night. I just have to squish everything over and get that turkey in the fridge.
I brine my bird, and would never do it differently. If you like that idea, the hardest part is finding a pot large enough to hold the bird and brine. I use a humongous stockpot and it works perfectly. Here is my recipe:
After this weekend, things get a little hectic in my kitchen. I plan to shop this Sunday, with my Master Grocery List and get everything ready to start cooking. Thankfully, I found a turkey on sale a couple of weeks ago, so I can get started thawing it now.
I wanted to thank everyone who has emailed and messaged me about the Countdown. This is my third year doing it, and it’s starting to feel like a Thanksgiving tradition for our family. How cool is that?
If you missed any of the countdowns, here they all are!