December 16, 2010 by Leanne Vogel July 22, 2015Any time a member of our family cooked a turkey; or bird as we like to call it, it was always draped in a paper bag drenched in butter. The same story would be shared time and time again “When we were kids our grandma, your great-grandmother, would use a paper bag around her bird because there was no tin foil back then or special do-hickies to get the job done. She used what she had available to make dinner for the family”. I never quite understood the use for it and thought it was gross that we were wrapping the bird in all that butter. This was until I made my very first bird. What a proud day that was. As preparation for the entire family coming to our house this Christmas, Kevin and I decided to do a test run to make sure we were both prepared for the real thing – Christmas day. I picked up a 26lb turkey at Safeway weeks ago and had been putting off making the thing. It takes up your whole day and is a huge commitment! But Christmas was not going to move dates for my laziness so I took the guy out of the freezer 2 days before cooking it to let it thaw.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.