I didn't brine mine but I did do all the rest. I also let mine cook too long so it fell apart but it was good. The gravy was tasty and I would like to play around with the seasonings. It smelled so good cooking that the whole house smelled wonderful.
Was a great base recipe to make to my liking - very flexible. There are no other recipes out there with veggies, turkey breast and gravy all in one! And it was all delicious! I tried mine with parsnips, leeks, potatoes, carrots, and celery.