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A CA Thanksgiving Dinner with a Dry Brined Turkey 
Nov. 14, 2011 12:01 pm 
Updated: Nov. 19, 2011 1:32 pm
I put together most of the dishes I make for Thanksgiving, and for leftovers.  Besides the turkey tetrazzini I always make turkey chili and/or soup.  Youe can never guess what the weather is going to be out here, so I like recipes that work in nice or cold weather.

The turkey recipe is outstanding.  I posted it 3 years ago and it's still waiting for review, so I thought I'd put it out here.  I used to wet brine my turkeys (very messy), but after I saw this dry brine recipe I've never made turkey any other way.

The turkey comes out amazingly moist, and I have to buy extra turkey so I can give out leftovers!

Happy Thanksgiving to all.  The menu is "Thanksgiving Dinner".
Nov. 14, 2011 2:07 pm
http://allrecipes.com/personalrecipe/62528498/the-moistest-turkey-ever---dry-brine/detail.aspx Got this from your recipe box. Looks good.
Nov. 16, 2011 10:13 am
Trust me, it's the best!!! My family is so impressed by the turkey. Make sure to use a thermometer so you don't overcook the bird...I may start it breast side down this year, then flip it towards the end for browning.
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