Once a year I make a great sacrifice and prepare a turkey. Hard to get out of this unfavored task since my supermarket will give me a "free" turkey if I spend $50 a week for six weeks. Unfortunately, they do not provide a cook for its preparation.
Well...at least there are 13 portions left for my husband's hiking sandwiches (or a hot meal), shown here vacuum-sealed.
I wonder if I should have posted instead a picture of the tipped over drippings cascading down the cabinets, or the juices overflowing the cutting board.
It wasn't all bad. I tried something new, bacon slices on the skin to keep it moist while it roasted. Best part was munching on a few of those when I took the turkey out of the oven...and my husband did the carving and cleanup.