Well it is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, and I want to give my annual quick tips. Thanksgiving can be a stressful time for any cook. Accepting or asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It can the one thing that keeps you sane during this sometimes stressful holiday. Below I have listed a few tips and shortcuts that can help ease your stress and make your thanksgiving a tad bit more joyous. Be as prepared as possible. I have created a sample menu and timing that you can use to make Thanksgiving as easy as possible. Also, there are plenty of tips from what turkey to choose all the way to how to cook a frozen turkey. Its all in there.
Ever since I got my first smoker, I have been smoking everything but turkey. I never had the guts to try to smoke a Turkey for Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is one of those meals that you cannot screw up. However, after this year of competitions and gaining more experience with my smoker, I wanted to try it. I must say, smoking a turkey is simple and fun. Plus, it tastes amazing. I have no idea why I have not done this sooner. Smoking a turkey opens up space in your oven for side dishes and also makes it so that your oven does not have to be on all day. With a few simple steps, your turkey will come out perfect every time.