I know a lot of people's favorite parts of the Thanksgiving dinner are the stuffing and mashed potatoes, but my favorite part is the turkey. I love everything about it: the flavor of the white meat, the flavor of the dark meat, the crispy skin, how it's delicious regardless of being hot or cold, and the fact that there are so many different ways you can eat the leftovers (sandwiches for the win, though). And because I love the turkey so much, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen in the days leading up to Thanksgiving because I like to watch stepdad prepare it. We talk about his first time cooking a Thanksgiving turkey as he's chopping, and I'm amazed at how much time, effort and thought goes into planning the entire Thanksgiving meal. When it's time for all of us to go around the table and say the three things we're thankful for, the first thing I always say I'm thankful for is the turkey that he worked so hard to make for our family.
Romper has partnered with Minute Maid to bring those of you who are cooking a turkey for the first time some tips and tricks that might help along the way. Or maybe you’ve already cooked a turkey or two and you didn’t feel they were as much of a success as you would have liked! Either way, we’re hoping the below helps you achieve a wonderful holiday meal and they help you start feeling the holiday spirit.