I tried this method last year, it was excellent!! From now on, this is my go-to recipe. Allow yourself two days lead time to prep the turkey. The prep makes all the difference.
Assemble stuffing ingredients in a lightly oiled crock pot (slow cooker).
Cook on high for 1 hour, 25 minutes.
Perfect stuffing every time!
Gravy is actually quite easy to make. But easy to blunder if you over do it with the extras you add to it. Best to keep it simple. Its just 4 table spoons of flour, pinch of pepper, a can of broth with crackings from the bottom of the pan. Mix all the ingredients on medium high with whisk on the stove till the sauce thickens and bubbles. Add a bit of water if you need to thin it out but only in small amounts at a time. Needs to be stirred constantly till its done so it doesen't burn. Put a pinch of parsley for added flavour and it looks pretty as grave can get. 🙂
A lot of work. We don't make Turkey anymore, and normally just go out to dinner. Our family used to make a semi vegetarian dressing: spinach, onions, carrots, bell peppers, and parsley, put through a grinder. The giblets are also ground up and added, but can be omitted, the combined with breaded stuffing dressing. My recipe is packed somewhere.
I also serve vegan options for whoever wants them. But turkey is the main event.
When all is said & done, my favorite moment is that first cold leftover sandwich at 2:a.m.
We typically have about ~ 16 family members for Christmas lunch - bit like your Thanksgiving
with lots of turkey.
So, we always cook it the day before, slice and put it into a large serving tray with gravy made from
the carcase and all the trimmings.
That way, it's s simple reheat along with the other vegetables, potatoes etc.
It also means that it;s easy to move the timing of dinner since the logest cook time is then 40mins
for the roast potatoes.
Is it as good as "fresh", yes, I'd say so and makes the day far more relaxing.
If somone wants to see the turkey getting carved I send them this 😉