Ingredients

How to make it

  • Make the dressing with its listed ingredients.
  • Do NOT soften the stuffing mixture with boiling water, but place the DRY ingredients into the lower cavity of the bird. And remaining may be stuffed into the neck cavity.
  • Add the butter into the cavity, and close by folding the legs up and securing
  • Cover wing tips with a piece of tinfoil to prevent them from charring
  • Place in moderate oven, covered with tinfoil at 350*F.
  • Baste often with the vegetable broth made from the roots and veggie tops; method to follow for making...
  • To make the Veggie broth:
  • Place cleaned tops and roots of vegetables into a pot of clean cold water, about 3 cups
  • add 2 tbsp soy sauce and the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Bring SLOWLY to the boil, then reduce to simmer for 30 minutes
  • As the bird roasts, baste it with the liquid, which will heartily intensify the flavor of the turkey.
  • To make the gravy:
  • Place the bird's heart, liver, kidneys and neck into 2 cups cold water.
  • Slowly heat until just under boiling, and keep simmering for bout one hour.
  • Note: ALL these preparation steps take place while the turkey is roasting; therefore I did not add this to the cooking time!
  • When this broth is cooked, break up the liver, kidneys, and remove the heart and neck; discard these. KEEP THE BROTH!
  • Puree the liver and kidneys, and add to the broth.
  • When the turkey is cooked, remove it from the oven, and tent with foil about 15 minutes
  • Bring the roasting pan to the stove top
  • add this gravy mixture to the pan drippings, and cook further, well finishing the liver and kidneys. Now that they are pureed, finishing will take little time.
  • Stir well, or beat with a mixer, and slowly add enough rice flour to thicken.
  • The vegetables are stir fried, with the exception of the potatoes, which are boiled and mashed well, with an addition of buttermilk, butter, salt, pepper, and parsley to your preference.
  • Other veggies commonly used in typical Canadian Thanksgiving dinners include corn niblets, pureed or mashed turnip, homemade rolls, etc...
  • I am presently making Croissants to go with tonight's feast, and the dessert is my deep-dish cherry-cranberry pie with whipped cream, sweetened with Stevia. This pie was made by request instead of the traditional pumpkin pie! :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    paulasue1 ate it and said...
    hi elaine, wow this sounds like a treat for the taste buds. it's a 5 dinner for me. no question why this won. you go girl! happy cooking
    paula
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  • elgab89 5 years ago
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    THIS IS A BLUE RIBBON RECIPE
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    THIS RECIPE HAS WON THE October Main Dish - Turkey Contest:
    BEST PRESENTATION

    ****** CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEFELAINE ******
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  • elgab89 5 years ago
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    THIS IS A BLUE RIBBON RECIPE
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    THIS RECIPE HAS WON THE October: Turkey Sauces And Gravy CONTEST

    ****** CONGRATULATIONS TO CHEF ELAINE ******
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    " It was excellent "
    m11andrade ate it and said...
    This sounds perfect...and so much easier than what I do every year!!
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    " It was excellent "
    dagnabbit ate it and said...
    Fantastic, Elaine! 5
    Pete and Candy
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  • gapeach55 5 years ago
    Great recipe! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God Bless.
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  • 22566 5 years ago
    Do you adopt?

    I don't eat much,just a wing and a leg!!

    Great recipe,have a wonderful day.

    Kind Regards
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  • hollymayb 5 years ago
    Happy Thanksgiving! My family is celebrating tomorrow. Your turkey is gorgeous!
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    " It was excellent "
    marky90 ate it and said...
    Happy Thanksgiving Chef Elaine!
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    " It was excellent "
    clbacon ate it and said...
    Wow!
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    " It was excellent "
    lycett ate it and said...
    YOU ARE SUCH A CHEF...............I KEEP TRYING. KEEP ROCKIN.......
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    Wonderful chef! Happy Thanksgiving! And looks like it will be with that meal.
    ((((elaine))))
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    fantastic Bird recipe thanks Chef high5
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    " It was excellent "
    markeverett ate it and said...
    My, oh My! What a feast! Delicious sounding way to cook a turkey! We always add a little horseradish to our mashed potatoes - not until it's "spicy" but just enough to give a little flavor that our guests have always loved and "wondered what is that nice flavor?" Elaine, have a wonderful feast with your family!
    Happy Thanksgiving! I will be creating my own meal for our American holiday this year in Japan!
    Mark
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  • rosiek 5 years ago
    Looks awesome. My bird is already cooking. I'm gonna try this next year. We Canadians know how to cook and eat don't we eh?
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow elaine fantastic im hungry for it right now yummmmm
    tink ...........**5**
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    Thanks for the lovely add to FFF!! Yummy Laine!
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    " It was excellent "
    grandmacooks ate it and said...
    All you Canadian ladies are starving me to death with your Thanksgiving dinner recipes, and I've got to wait 6 weeks for Thanksgiving! Seriously, it sounds like there's going to be great eats at your house! Has to be a 5!
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