It’s the star of the show at Thanksgiving! Have you decided yet how to season your turkey?
This year, I’m trying a new recipe that has many of my old favorites – rosemary, garlic and lemon. But the recipe also has a twist – Dijon mustard. I also plan to baste it with a combination of white wine and butter.
In addition to a good plan for herbs and seasonings, I ordered an all-natural turkey from Smith Brothers Farms which I’m sure will be more flavorful and healthy.
What do you think…does how and where you get your turkey from matter? It’s my opinion, if you can afford to splurge just a little on an all-natural or organic turkey you’ll have a more flavorful succulent turkey experience. The definition of what these labels mean varies and they are different. So, it’s best to read the label and decide what is acceptable to you. Here are some factors you’ll want to consider when picking out your turkey:
- Was the turkey was raised humanely (free range or non-confined spaces)?
- Did it eat 100% vegetarian or GMO free feed?
- Is it free of antibiotics and growth hormones?
- Is it minimally processed?
The milk box
Every week we enjoy their fresh local milk and dairy products delivered right to our door. It’s the ultimate in convenience and a wee bit luxurious. We also like the local brands they offer. We currently get milk and eggs regularly, but I like that I can adjust my order to suit my needs each week conveniently online.
My kids eagerly run to the door on milk delivery day to check out what the milkman left on our doorstep. And on our last delivery – – he left us a turkey!!
Smith Brothers Farms has been offering this unique turkey delivery service since 2010 and it’s quite popular among their customers. In fact, they expect to sell out all of their turkeys (about 2100 in total) by mid-November. The company pre-orders the turkeys in the summer as they are being raised and therefore has a set number of turkeys they can in turn sell in time for Thanksgiving.
We are excited to try our home delivered turkey and I be sure to share the scrumptious results with you!