I know – its a couple of days past Thanksgiving but before the heartburn completely left I wanted to share a couple of shots I took of our Thanksgiving Turkey. This was Cara’s first Turkey and I’ll have to say the bird couldn’t have been much better. The quick run down on the process – 3 day thawing the fridge, overnight brining in a salt/spice mix, herb butter rub-down and 4 hours carefully monitored in the oven. At the end of the day it was relatively easy to watch it all go down and easier to eat when it was done. Our Thanksgiving was great and we got to share it with pastry chef extraordinaire BobG who made from scratch Pumpkin and Key Lime pies.

And now for the pictures at various points during the cooking process.