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Bacon Woven Turkey For Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I am scrambling and rushing on my end to put Thanksgiving together as I have 31 people staying in my house and out of those 31, only 8 are kids.

For this Thanksgiving, we’re going to make a few turkeys but the one I’m including in this newsletter was such a big hit last year, the woven bacon top turkey, that I’m going to have to do it again. If you have never made a turkey, I highly recommend it. The woven bacon makes a very impressive presentation, and if that was the first turkey I ever made, trust me, you can do to it too. 


Bacon Woven Turkey


What you’ll need:
  • 1 Turkey
  • 1 lb of regular sliced bacon
  • Parchment paper
For roasting at bottom of roasting pan with turkey:
  • 6 Carrots peeled and cut in half
  • 2 Small Onions cut in quarters
  • 1 bulb of garlic peeled cloves only


  • Watch video for demo on how to make the basket weave for the turkey.
  • Place the chilled bacon on top of turkey and the carrots, onions and cloves garlic in the bottom of the baking pan.
  • Bake turkey 350 degrees (20 minutes per pound)
  • Skim the fat off the drippings and blend the carrots, onions and garlic to make gravy.
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Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. Hope you’re getting to spend time with family and loved ones. Don’t forget to spread your blessings to the ones you know and the ones you don’t. We have a tradition that every Thanksgiving we go and deliver meals provided by Meals on Wheels. We get to spend time at peoples homes that we have never met. Families in need, but they have so much joy and love to share. That’s one simple thing you can do. You can find out the closet meals on wheels in your neighborhood or any other charities close by. Remember, the attitude of gratitude is not something to be practiced once a year, but it’s a whole life practice.

With love and gratitude,
Beijos xx

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