I've recently started eating meat again, after 15 years of strict vegetarianism. This is going to be my first Thanksgiving as an adult where I'll be eating the turkey! Sean and I are celebrating the holiday with another couple who lives in our apartment complex, since none of us have relatives close by. There will be so much food, since we all love to cook, and I have the honor of cooking the turkey.
The New Best Recipe cookbook has a great section on roasting turkeys, and I plan on following their advice to the letter. The first step is to brine the turkey, which sounds daunting, but is apparently essential. We've brined almost all the meat we've been cooking, and I gotta say, it's totally worth the salt and the planning ahead.
[This sexy turkey hat and tea cozy are available as a knitting pattern from angelacatirina.etsy.com. Check out the legs that double as a chin-strap! There's also a crochet version.]
In amazing footage provided to Latest Sightings, a lone male white rhinoceros who was grazing in a field at Kruger National Park in South Africa wisely dec...