Thanksgiving is a time when we want there to be less stress as possible. For me right now, my turkeys are desperately trying to get thawed out by tomorrow. I don’t think they are gonna make it. Luckily, I do not have to worry because Jennie-O has me covered!
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The turkey turned out great. I followed the package directions exactly and the turkey was well-cooked – both white and dark meat – flavorful and very moist. The turkey is prepared with “up to 10 percent solution to enhance juiciness and tenderness” and comes pre-seasoned, with salt and spices, including onion powder, paprika and garlic powder, all of which I would normally put on a turkey made from scratch. The skin was well-browned and, while not as crispy as some turkey skin I’ve had before, was still tender and not soggy.
Thanksgiving dinner preparation can be overwhelming –even for a seasoned cook. If you’re new to the world of Thanksgiving entertaining, turkey preparation can be the most daunting task of all. From thawing and cleaning to seasoning, preparing the turkey can be a time-consuming and messy process. With a house full of invited guests and six or more other dishes to prepare, who has that kind of time?
A recent study,conducted by Harris Interactive, showed nearly 1/3 of Thanksgiving hosts spend 2 hours or fewer socializing with guests on the big day (is that even enough time to eat?). Furthermore, 27% devote 8 hours or more just to cooking.
This infographic provides a snapshot of America’s time-stressed holiday preparation.
If you need help this holiday season, let Jennie-O give you a break when it comes to preparing the Thanksgiving bird.