Turkey Day. I love Turkey Day. Colonization and all aside, I like the holiday itself. I like hanging out with friends and/or family and shoving my face full of food. And for those of you with actual jobs, the extra days off work. I mean, what’s not to love?
I had recently signed up for a grilling class and was all gung ho to make some mean burgers. Since it’s Phoenix, we can still do burgers and backyard BBQs in November. Bonus points! Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be how to grill your Thanksgiving day dinner! NICE! I don’t think I had heard about grilling an entire turkey. Deep frying yes, grilling, no. And look at this loungey outdoor learning environment!
Some interesting tidbits not included in the video:
- Do not thaw your turkey on the countertop. Thaw it in the fridge.
- You can stuff bacon underneath the skin of the turkey – bacon makes everything better.
- You can also quarter apples, oranges and onions to stuff inside the turkey for additional flavor and moisture. However, you should NOT but the stuffing in the turkey for health/cooking reasons. More risk for health issues.
So friends, if you’re interested in a different way of making a delicious non-dry turkey – here’s a brief summary of grilling your Thanksgiving dinner (minus the cranberry sauce) from my new friends at To Grill or Not to Grill. I’m happy to note that there are a few tips on grilling burgers and steaks as well. Everyone wins!
Happy Turkey Day, friends! Stuff your face!