I gave up cooking the bird several years ago. Our town has a well known turkey restaurant and so we order one and pick it up around noon on Thanksgiving Day. It costs more but – I’m not sticking my hand in a cold turkey at 6 AM looking for the bags of innards. And so, for me, it’s worth it.
Meanwhile, the two sons were not able to get here but they were able to be together. They decided to try the deep fry method. It worked, they said the turkey was delicious, even if it looks somewhat dark in the photo below. I think it looks awful but – No one burned themselves and better yet, they didn’t burn up the yard.