Turkey Brine On a Tuesday Night.

It’s almost that time…

Almost time for Thanksgiving and rounds of great food, desserts, drinks, and quality time with family!

BUT the more exciting part for me is preperation!!! Every year I find myself slaving over the stove, burnt out, and ready to pull out all of my hair! However, this year I chose to go a different route by prepping my Menu & making a few things ahead of time to cut the cooking time down on Turkey day and keep the  kitchen madness to a minimum! Haha!

So, my first round of prepping involves brining my turkey for the next 2 days! Oh, how it’s going to be juicy & flavorful! See ingredients below 👇🏾

3 cups Apple Juice Or Apple Cider

2 gallons Cold Water

4 Tablespoons Fresh Rosemary Leaves

5 cloves Garlic, Minced

1-1/2 cup Kosher Salt

2 cups Brown Sugar

3 Tablespoons Peppercorns (optional)

5 whole Bay Leaves

Peel Of Three Large Oranges

1 lemon, sliced

Quick Process:
I simply brought all of the ingredients to a boil, turned off the stove, and let it cool for 30 minutes or more. **The trick I used to make it cool more quickly was by adding ice cubes to the brine! It’ll cool in no time! **

Once cooled, I placed my rinsed turkey in my brine bag and poured the goodness (brine) all over (until the water completely covered the turkey) & securely tied bag! Wallah! That’s your brine! Just place it in the refrigerator for at least 24 hrs (more if you have enough time) and you’re all set! ✔️

And, you know I had to make something easy but delicious for dinner! No major slaving over the stove until Thanksgiving, remember?!!

So here’s a peek into my dinner for tonight: honey garlic wings, garlic knots, and kale chips!

NEXT PLAN OF ATTACK: tomorrow is baking day and further prepping for Thanksgiving Day!!! So Stay tuned.



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