On my very messy garden room table, I decorated a small tree.
This is going to someone that can't have a real tree.
Topped it with a big butterfly and placed smaller ones all over it.
If you want to brine your turkey there is still plenty of time. Just put two gallons of water in a big pot.
Add 2 cups of apple cider.
2 cups of kosher salt.
2 cups of brown sugar.
Bay leaves and thyme.
The rind from a whole orange. Bring this to a boil and then let it cool completely.
Using a large heavy duty hefty bag...
Put your turkey inside and pour the cooled brine over it.
Place the bag in a bowl and place it in the refrigerator until you are ready to cook it. Turn it a couple of times during this time. Remove from the brine and rinse with cool water. Discard the brine. This imparts more flavor and juiciness to the turkey.
Tuesday 21st May
31 minutes ago