Whew! I did not poison myself, and the turkey was good. In preparation for the official Thanksgiving Day Turkey, I roasted a practice turkey, which I named Test Subject # 1 (AKA Steve). I have never roasted a turkey, so the practice turkey was necessary for primarily two reasons: (1) to ensure that the official Thanksgiving Day Turkey is flavorful and delicious and (2) to make certain that I don’t poison my family with salmonella. Here’s how it turned out.
It all happened so fast. I saw an advertisement in the Manna Grocery & Deli newsletter urging customers to “hurry up and reserve your Mary’s Free Range Organic Heritage Turkey for the Holidays!” I thought, well, my oh my, that sure sounds like a special turkey. I was intrigued. I consulted Google, and, turns out, this turkey lives in California and has its own website. A very special turkey indeed.