Christmas Corner

The earth has grown old with its burden of care, But at Christmas it always is young.
- Phillips Brooks



One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
- Andy Rooney



It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.
- William Turner Ellis



My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?
- Bob Hope



Baked Turkey Recipe

Ingredients:
1 turkey, 12-13 pounds
1 stick of butter, sliced thinly
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 cloves large garlic, crushed
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper


Directions:

Step 1:
Preheat oven 350ºF.

Step 2:
Remove any parts stuffed in turkey cavity, then clean and rinse the cavity. Place turkey in a large roasting pan. Gently insert slices of butter under the skin that covers the breasts, thighs and drumsticks. Using a paper towel, brush oil and crushed garlic over the turkey, and season with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together and then cover the bird with aluminum foil.

Step 3:
Bake for 4 hours, or about 20 minutes per pound. (Use our turkey calculators if needed). Meat thermometer should read 165°F. when inserted into the thigh. Remove foil during last 30 minutes of cooking, baste with drippings in the pan. When the skin has browned, remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before carving.