Originally Posted by tessaduck
I'm hosting. No biggee-- just five of us, and everyone else are foodies. We'll have great side dishes and desserts that way! My job's the turkey, and it's hard to goof that up. I buy it already brined from a local caterer. The only cleaning I have to do is the office, where I do the craft behavior. For all that, I'm VERY thankful!
That's interesting! I've brined chicken, but it's not common here and I've never heard of anybody doing a turkey. I'm sure it keeps it a lot moister and more tasty. Me personally, I don't bother with turkey at Christmas - last time I did one was the year my mother had had a heart attack and we hosted Christmas, and that could be 20 years ago!