It is that time of year again. The holidays are speeding up and I am trying hard not to get caught off guard this year. I am determined to be prepared for the coming holidays. I am already making Christmas present lists for our family and friends ( the boys in the family are the hardest to shop for!), thinking about Jake and I’s upcoming anniversary, and of course practicing my turkey roasting skills before the big day!
Thanks to Jennieo I got to have my turkey day dress rehearsal this week with their new Freezer to Oven Roasted Turkey! Seriously, if you are looking for the easiest oven roasted turkey look no further! It was SO easy! I literally took the bird out of my freezer and put it in the oven. It even came pre-seasoned! Jake also didn't mind being the taste tester for this pre-thanksgiving meal!
And of course the kitties got to have some for dinner too! Turkey also makes me think of a quote from Jenna Marbles (if you don’t know who she is, go check her out on You Tube. She’s HILARIOUS!) She made a Thanksgiving video last year and renamed food to what she feels they should be called. She dubbed turkey as “sleepy meat” and it is SO true! You have some turkey and instantly want to curl up and nap. Lol
This turkey was juicy, flavorful, seasoned beautifully, and super easy to make! I recommend this to anyone and especially those of you who are a tad timid when it comes to roasting a big bird like this in the oven!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We have so many things to be thankful for and so many blessings to count and hold near and dear to our hearts. I know I am blessed to have a wonderful husband, family, and a home to share with them!
What are you thankful for?
1 Freezer to oven whole turkey (Jennieo)
1 whole turkey
1 tbs unsalted butter
1 tbs paprika
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 lemon, halved
1 tbs rosemary
Fresh rosemary sprigs
Fresh Thyme Sprigs
Preheat oven to 375
Take bird out of bag, but don’t remove oven safe bag
Puncture oven safe bag (about ½” slits) 6 times and loosen vacuum seal around the bird and place in roasting pan
If using normal bird, just place in roasting pan. Rub with seasonings and butter (stuff lemon and fresh sprigs inside)
Place bird in oven and bake for about 4 to 4.5 hours (depends on weight of bird) I had an 11-12 lb. bird.
Bake until done.
Carve and serve to your Oven Roasted Turkey hungry guests!
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Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah's Cucina Bella) says
Freezer to oven? That is awesome! Looks delicious!
Lauren @ Healthy Delicious says
wait - no defrosting? for real?! where has this been all my life?! Awesome color on it, too.
Cravings of a Lunatic says
This one is screaming "get in mah bellah". Super easy. Love that.
Freezer to Oven? OH MY GOSH! I need this in my life!
Cooking In Stilettos (@cookinstilettos) says
Wait - freezer to oven? I need to look into this ASAP! Defrosting the bird is never one of my favorite things to do.
christine (@foodyschmoody) says
Well that sounds easy! I hate the thawing process!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
Turkey should totally be called sleepy meat! for sure. This one looks amazing!
My Thanksgiving prep would be a whole lot easier if I didn't have to thaw my turkey. Easy and gorgeous to boot, it doesn't get any better than that!
Melanie (@melaniemiddle1) says
Wow, that looks like perfection! So excited for turkey season!
Nutmeg Nanny says
That is one pretty bird!
Whoa I second Heather. Freezer to oven, that's revolutionary!
The holidays always sneak up on me too!! This turkey looks perfect. I love turkey!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Thanks for the informative post!
I've never heard of the freezer to oven turkey! This looks absolutely perfect.
claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
Yay it's turkey time!!!
[email protected] Mom says
Wow it looks perfect!
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez says
Freezer to oven? WHOA! I'd definitely be up for trying that out, it looks delicious.