Thanksgiving Turkey!

November 03, 2023


History of Thanksgiving turkey


The history of Thanksgiving turkey dates back to the first Thanksgiving feast in 1621. The Pilgrims, who had arrived in Plymouth Colony the previous year, had a successful harvest and decided to celebrate with a feast. They invited the Wampanoag Indians, who had helped them survive their first winter, to join them.

The Wampanoag brought wild turkey to the feast, and the Pilgrims had never tasted anything like it before. The turkey was so delicious that it quickly became a staple of Thanksgiving meals.


Over the years, the Thanksgiving turkey has become a symbol of American culture and heritage. It is a dish that is enjoyed by people of all backgrounds, and it is a reminder of the importance of community and gratitude.


Here is a simple recipe for this wonderful dish:



  • 1 (12-14 pound) turkey
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Remove the turkey from the packaging and discard the giblets. Rinse the turkey inside and out with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Season the turkey cavity with salt and pepper. Place the turkey in a roasting pan and rub the outside of the turkey with the melted butter.
  4. Roast the turkey for 3-4 hours, or until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C) is reached.
  5. Remove the turkey from the oven and let it rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.


Tips from us:

  • For a more flavorful turkey, you can brine it overnight before roasting.
  • To prevent the turkey from drying out, you can baste it with melted butter or turkey broth every 30 minutes or so.
  • If the turkey starts to brown too much, you can tent it with foil.
  • Use a meat thermometer to make sure that the turkey is cooked through before carving.


Hope you have a fruitful Thanksgiving!


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