Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a group of brave warriors embarked on a quest to save Christmas. The evil sorcerer Scrooge had cast a spell on all the turkeys in the land, making them taste like cardboard and sawdust.
The warriors searched high and low for a way to break the spell, and finally they stumbled upon a secret recipe passed down through the ages by the great turkey sorceress, Mother Cluckins.
The recipe called for a whole turkey, stuffed with a mixture of finely chopped vegetables and apples, and seasoned with a magical blend of herbs and spices. The warriors followed the recipe to the letter, and when they placed the turkey in the oven, a bright light shone from the oven, breaking Scrooge’s spell and restoring the flavor to the turkeys.
The warriors were hailed as heroes, and the townspeople feasted on the delicious turkey, stuffing, and gravy. And from that day on, every Christmas, the town held a feast in honor of the brave warriors and their quest to save the holiday season.
So if you want to join in the fun and break Scrooge’s spell this holiday season, try making this classic roast turkey recipe. It’s sure to be a hit with your friends and family, and will bring the magic back to your holiday celebrations.
Roast turkey with stuffing and gravy.
- 1 (10-12 pound) whole turkey
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, Chopped
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
- Rinse the turkey inside and out, and pat it dry with paper towels. Place the turkey in a roasting pan, and season it generously with salt and pepper.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and apple, and cook until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth, white wine, flour, salt, pepper, and thyme, and cook until the mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Spoon the stuffing into the cavity of the turkey, and truss the turkey with kitchen twine to hold the stuffing in place. Place the turkey in the preheated oven, and roast for about 3 hours, or until the internal temperature of the turkey reaches 165 degrees F (75 degrees C).
- When the turkey is done, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10-15 minutes before carving. While the turkey is resting, make the gravy by pouring the pan drippings into a gravy separator or large measuring cup. Skim the fat from the top of the drippings, and place the remaining liquid in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux, and cook until the gravy thickens. Serve the turkey with the stuffing and gravy on the side.