This was "OK". I made an "after T-Day" dinner last night for my parents, my bf & myself. I wanted an EASY main dish (I didn't want to roast a whole turkey for just the 4 of us). While this is good, it is not how I prefer my turkey to be prepared. The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender (plus), but lacked in appearance (negative). I could have broiled for a few minutes to brown it.... I made several changes (improvements, no doubt). Here's what I did: a) followed reviewer, LEXIANDJACK's suggestions to use the turkey gravy packet incl. w/ the meat; seasoned w/ sage, thyme, cracked black pepper & salt (did not measure amts. - and rubbed EVOO all over first); and added a bay leaf, chopped celery (2-3 in. pcs.) & a sm. onion (quartered) to the sc. I never basted the turkey (didn't need to, left skin on...). Also tied my "roast" w/ kitchen twine so that it would not fall apart. I did add bacon & W sauce, but think it was a mistake to do so.... I ended up not using the gravy at all! The bacon was soggy (yuck!) & difficult to strain out. I just warmed up a jar of T gravy to serve alongside. Had I NOT added the bacon, it would have been easy to skim the fat, add flour & turn the sc to high to make gravy. Maybe covering the meat with a few strips of smoked bacon as suggested by naples34102 would be more practical (oh well, for next time I guess...). Thanks for sharing!
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This was "OK". I made an "after T-Day" dinner last night for my parents, my bf & myself. I...