In episode 048 learn how you can brine your turkey at the same time you are thawing it out. This is a great thing to do when you are finding yourself short on time.
🛒 Before You Checkout
What you need to know before you checkout at the grocery store or market:
If you still don't have your turkey and you want to thaw and brine, choose the smallest turkey that you can find. Now that can be tricky as people tend to buy up the smaller turkey first, leaving you only with huge ones. Each pound you go up, add about 30 minutes more of thaw time.
If you are worried about not having enough meat, you can also get a turkey breast to go with it. Since it's smaller in size you can thaw it before your whole turkey is done.
🎧 Listen to Episode 044 on What to Make Ahead for Thanksgiving
📚 Additional Resources
Now that you have your plan for your turkey, what about the sides. Here are some of our favorites.