We placed this years 24 lb Turkey on the grill about 9:00 AM with a 10 briquettes on each side along with a generous handful of apple wood. We continued adding about 10-11 briquettes as needed and handfuls of apple wood. (see 2010 post for how to directions)
Dinner was supposed to be served @ 2:30, well the turkey decided dinner would be served on it's time, which was about 3:30 when it finally reached the temperature of 165°. As Rod carved into the turkey, juices just flowed , I just couldn't resist sampling, oh WOW!!! what an amazing flavor. Smoky, buttery, juicy. Beautiful pink smoke ring. Even better than last years.
As with last years, I may have to cook another one on Saturday, just because this is gobbled up so quickly (pun intended).
This year I have included here some of my families favorite dishes, I have opted to leave out the mashed potatoes and gravy, the stuffing, and cranberry sauce as they are nothing too exciting ( regular potatoes, Stove top, and canned cranberries). Maybe in the next few years I may try some thing a little more exciting - but the family likes them why change them? We also had creamed cauliflower - My Mother in law brought that, some day I will get her recipe and share that one also. And of course we had Onion Bombs. (last years post) the best thing next to the turkey of course.
I will be sharing some of my families favorite "Leftover turkey" recipes later in the week.
Hope you all have/had a fabulous Thanksgiving.
Have fun cookin'
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