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  •  The old Westinghouse works perfectly! (4+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, Noddy, BlueJessamine, Via Chicago

    I've got my mom's old RO5411 electric roaster with a nice rack in the bottom.  It's been "in the family" since Ike was president, and it still works!

    I usually do most of the cooktime in the roaster, and then finish 'er off in a 375-degree oven.  The marinade?  Maple syrup (use the real deal, people; smothering a turkey in that corn-syrup gunk is a culinary war crime --- and I WILL hunt you for it!) and unsalted butter.  Then stuff the carcass with fresh veggies:  Potatoes and yams, carrots and onions, and maybe a parsnip or two.  Peppers (sweet, not hot) add to the blend nicely.  Season the cavity lightly so as not to overpower the maple flavor.

    The roaster, by the way, frees up the oven for all the other goodies:  Either a ham or beef potroast with veggies, then the pan-stuffing (find a cookbook recipe, and avoid the expensive, store-bought mixes!) on one side and mashed yams w/ marshmallows, followed by the mixed-bean casserole (green bean casserole, but with a blend of green and yellow wax beans), and finally a double-batch of biscuits.  The stove-top handles the cooked cranberries, the pumpkin soup, and the gravies (or raisin sauce if you're doing a ham).

    I count even the single grain of sand to be a higher life-form than the likes of Sarah Palin and her odious ilk.

    by Liberal Panzer on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 08:34:50 AM PST

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