As a young bride, I didn't have a clue what to do with a turkey or even a whole chicken. I made many mistakes (I even left the gizzards in the body cavity) but I've come a long way since then!
When posting this recipe, I'm including the basics for preparation of the bird, my recipe for pan gravy, a simple cooking timetable and carving instructions. Since my family isn't fussy about stuffing, I do a smaller amount to fill the neck cavity only.
I hope this will help new brides ....... and seasoned pros!