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THM Holiday Recipe Collection

​THM Holiday Recipe Collection: Main Course!!

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We’ve gathered together some of our favorite THM Holiday recipes! Not just a handful of recipes – more than 30 Holiday recipes… just for you! Today’s featured recipe: Grandma’s Secret Turkey Recipe!! (You’ll also want to check out the Beef Pot Roast in the main course section of the THM Holiday Recipe Collection!!)

Honestly, there are probably not too many turkey recipes out there are not “plan-approved”… Chances are your great-grandma’s secret family recipe that has been passed down for generations will most likely work just fine.  Since most of us will be making an S-style turkey, using lots of butter or oil and herbs and seasonings are all going to be just fine for prepping the “star of the show”.  We’d like to share with you this brining method that yields a juicy and flavorful result. Brining is similar to marinating, but is primarily focused on moistening the meat as opposed to adding flavor.
Course: Main
Servings: Varies



For the Brine…

■ Frozen turkey 

■ Water

■ 3/4 cup mineral salt
Optional for the Turkey Cavity…

■ Onion, in large chunks

■ Celery, in large pieces

■ Garlic, whole bulbs

■ Fresh sprigs of thyme

■ Fresh sprigs of sage
For the Turkey Rub…

■ 1/2 cup room temperature butter (or coconut oil)

■ Mineral salt

■ Fresh minced garlic

■ Fresh or dried sage

■ Fresh or dried thyme

■ Other herbs of your choice

  1. First, make your brine, which is really just dissolving salt in water.  Dissolve 3/4 cup salt in about two cups of hot water.  Allow this mixture to cool.  In a large pot, cooler, or container place the turkey with all wrappers removed.  Pour the cooled brine mixture over the top, adding extra cold water if you need more to completely cover the turkey.  Allow the turkey to sit until defrosted, but still cool. It can take 12 to 24 hours depending on the size of your turkey and how frozen it is – estimated thawing time is 30 minutes per pound. 
  2. Once the turkey is defrosted – drain, pat dry, and place into a roasting pan.  Into the cavity of the turkey, place large chunks of onion, celery, and whole bulbs of garlic along with some fresh sprigs of thyme and sage.
  3. In a bowl, mix together 1/2 cup room temperature butter (or coconut oil), mineral salt, fresh garlic, fresh or dried sage, and thyme (or other herbs of your choice).  Rub this mixture all over the skin of your turkey.  Be sure to rub some in-between the skin and breast meat sections.
  4. Roast according to your turkey’s specifications.
    THM Holiday Recipes Collection – 30+ recipes!! View, download, or print them right here!


My real name is Debra (Debbie Sue). Sarah is a nickname given to me in high school. My husband has always called me that so here in Florida It's all I am known by. I was born and raised in Illinois. My son and I moved to Colorado in 1982. I taught school for 17 years. Then I ran a homeschooling/preschool/daycare until 2006 when I moved to Florida after my son, Bobby died suddenly. He was almost 26. Danny and I live and work at a state park here. I miss the mountains and climate of Colorado. I miss snow and the four seasons. I miss Bobby.

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