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America’s Critical Point in Time The decades-long communist assault on America is reaching a climax

A statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall in New York City on Sept. 5, 2002. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Editorial Board  Editorial Board

From its founding up to the present, the United States of America has represented a beacon of light that has shone forth, with religious freedom and freedom of speech not witnessed in other parts of the world.

What many have failed to realize, however, is that over the past several decades, this great nation has slowly been infiltrated by the communist specter.

Amid credible allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities, America is now on the brink of falling into the communist abyss.

The communist specter gave rise to the regimes in the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, and China. Its ideology of totalitarianism seeks control over, rather than the flourishing of, mankind.

Its gradual takeover of the West has been carried out in broad daylight. As French poet Charles Baudelaire wrote back in 1864, the “greatest trick of the Devil” is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist.

During the Cold War, the world was divided between two military and political camps. Yet, while their social systems appeared to be diametrically opposed, the same process was taking place on both sides, in different forms.

Many revisionist Western-style communists, socialists, Fabianists, liberals, and progressives publicly rejected the Soviet and Chinese models while their efforts led society on a path toward a social structure no different from those of the Soviet Union and China. And so it has been for much of the Western world.

The West was relieved at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union just a few short years later.

The specter of communism, however, never died.

It continued to thrive in China, the world’s most populous nation. And while the Cold War ended, the international communist movement never ceased its efforts to achieve its global goal of communist domination.

While communist regimes have continued with their rigid dictatorships, party politics in free societies have come to a point of crisis. Communism has exploited loopholes in the legal and political systems of democratic nations by manipulating major political parties.

This decades-long effort has now nearly succeeded.

Socialism

Socialism has always been part of Marxism and the international communist movement. As Vladimir Lenin stated, “The goal of socialism is communism.” In democratic states, socialism slowly eats away at people’s freedoms through legislation.

In the West, the process of establishing a socialist system takes decades or generations, leaving people gradually numb, oblivious, and accustomed to socialism. The endgame of socialist movements implemented gradually and through “legal” means is no different from that of their violent counterparts.

Socialism inevitably undergoes a transition to communism, with people continually stripped of their rights until what remains is a tyrannical, authoritarian regime.

Socialism uses the idea of guaranteeing equality of outcome through legislation, but this seemingly noble goal goes against nature. Under normal circumstances, people of all kinds naturally vary in their religious beliefs, moral standards, cultural literacy, educational backgrounds, intelligence, fortitude, diligence, sense of responsibility, aggressiveness, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more.

In actuality, socialism’s pursuit of equality drags down morality and deprives people of the freedom to incline toward goodness.

Socialism uses “political correctness” to attack basic moral discernment and artificially force everyone to be the same. This has come along with the legalization and normalization of all manner of anti-theist and profane speech, sexual perversions, demonic art, pornography, gambling, and drug use.

The result is a kind of reverse discrimination against those who believe in God and aspire to moral elevation, with the goal of marginalizing and eventually getting rid of them.

Leftist and other pernicious agendas have been able to acquire so much mainstream influence in Western countries largely due to the help of mass media. In countries run by communist regimes, all outlets are subject to state censorship, if not directly controlled by the communist party. Elsewhere, the media has been brought under the sway of financial and partisan bias. Honest reporting and discourse are buried by an avalanche of sensationalism, political virtue-signaling, and outright fake news.

All around the world, socialist and communist movements have taken advantage of economic unrest and the pandemic to edge themselves into positions of influence, with the eventual goal of overthrowing the existing social order.

We are now seeing the same playing out in America.

The United States has gone far along with the socialist ideology. Mainstream media champion the ideas of equality and follow the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) attacks on America. Our younger generations have come to view socialism favorably and are among the most fevered in taking part in protests and riots aimed at destroying our cultural heritage.

Meanwhile, society at large has come to support the idea that the government should provide health care, education, and perhaps eventually the cost of living. Knowingly and unknowingly, we are gradually trading our freedoms for a system that controls people.

Socialism and communism claim full ownership over all property and human beings. Socialism demands people give up their belief in God and instead take the state as God.

The United States, the place founded on a fundamental belief in freedom, has become a country where freedom gets betrayed. This has now come to a head with the 2020 election and credible allegations of voter fraud.

The nation that stands to gain the most from this is China, where the CCP has ruled brutally for more than 70 years, resulting in the unnatural deaths of at least 65 million people.

For communist China, the United States has always stood in the way of the communists’ objective of global control. The communist regime’s goal has always been to overthrow the United States and become the dominant power in the world.

For decades, it has worked toward this objective, and it is now close to attaining it.

Its methods of subversion are sophisticated and run deep. FBI Director Christopher Wray said in July that the agency has nearly 2,500 open counterintelligence investigations related to China and that the agency opens a new one about every 10 hours.

China’s rise, however, was halted and even reversed under the Trump administration, which recognized the mortal threat of the CCP to the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the CCP as the “central threat of our times.” A nationwide effort has been underway to rid the United States of the CCP’s influence, as well as counter the Party’s aggression overseas. Needless to say, the Chinese communist regime stands to gain a lot from an end to the Trump presidency.

A Battle Between Good and Evil

Communism teaches people to replace belief in God with atheism and materialism.

As a consequence, in today’s world, the criteria for discerning good and evil have been inverted. Righteousness is cast as wickedness and vice as compassion.

By the start of the 20th century, atheistic and anti-traditional thought had begun to gradually seep into school curricula, facilitated by leftist pedagogical experts who had infiltrated academia and held sway over educational policy.

The public is inculcated with a modern consciousness and mobilized to overpower the minority of people who stubbornly hold to tradition. Intellectuals levy heavy criticism of folk cultures around the world, fostering narrow-minded prejudice among their undiscerning audiences. The concepts of critical and creative thinking are abused to pit those of the younger generation against authority, preventing them from absorbing the knowledge and wisdom of traditional culture.

In communist countries, after the bearers of traditional culture were slaughtered, the bulk of the population was indoctrinated to participate in revolution. After the CCP seized power, it took 25 years to nurture a generation of “wolf cubs,” a Chinese term for those who grew up under communism and were indoctrinated to hate and kill class enemies. They were encouraged to fight, smash, rob, and burn indiscriminately.

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Communist Party cadres hang a placard on the neck of a Chinese man during the Cultural Revolution in 1966. The words on the placard states the man’s name and accuse him of being a member of the “black class.” (Public Domain)

The CCP actively cultivates murderous sentiment. During the Cultural Revolution, teenage girls readily beat their teachers to death as part of Mao’s ideological crusade.

In the West, communist parties proudly harken back to the experiences of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune. Every revolution and insurrection has been introduced by mobs that had no scruples, no shame, and no compassion.

Communism is a scourge on humanity. Its goal is the destruction of mankind, and its arrangements are meticulous and specific.

Human civilization, meanwhile, was transmitted to man by the divine. If humans destroy their culture and tradition, and if the morality of society collapses, then they will fail to understand the divine.

We can break through the communist specter’s attempt at destruction by actively rejecting its influence and instead following the divine, restoring our traditions, and elevating morality.

This is an era of both despair and hope.

 

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Trump Calls on Supporters to Stand Tall: ‘Don’t Be Intimidated by These People’

DONALD TRUMP   BY JACK PHILLIPS
 

November 25, 2020 Updated: November 25, 2020 
 

President Donald Trump, calling in at a Senate Republican hearing in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, called on GOP surrogates and his supporters to not back down in the face of threats and push back as his legal team challenges the result of the election.

“If you were a Republican poll worker you were treated like a dog,” Trump said on a call as his lawyer, Jenna Ellis, held up her phone to the microphone. He was referring to complaints from sworn affidavits about poll watchers being denied access to vote-tabulation efforts on Nov. 3 and beyond in places like Philadelphia and Detroit.

“Our poll watchers were pushed out of the building … don’t be intimidated by these people,” Trump said, while also referring to threats and a pressure campaign against his legal team.

Several lawyers stopped representing the president in Pennsylvania, citing harassment. One lawyer, Linda Kerns, was placed under protection due to “threats of harm” when an employee of another law firm representing Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar allegedly threatened her over the phone.

Meanwhile, some Republicans in Michigan—including two members of the Wayne County Board of Canvassers—and one on the state Board of Canvassers said they were threatened. Earlier this week, Norm Shinkle, who sits on the state Board of Canvassers, said his “wife and children” were threatened via email and phone calls.

Trump further said that those engaged in a pressure campaign against Trump surrogates, lawyers, or Republicans are “horrible people,” who “don’t love our country.”

Later, Trump stated that his goal, in no uncertain terms, is “to turn the election over.” What happened in the United States, he said, was “many, many cases” of fraud.”

“They cheated. It was a fraudulent election,” he added, signaling that he is nowhere close to conceding.

“This election was rigged and we can’t let that happen. We can’t let it happen for our country. And this election has to be turned around, because we won Pennsylvania by a lot and we won all these swing states by a lot,” the president said.

Secretaries of state in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Georgia, and elsewhere said they have seen no evidence of fraud or irregularities that would overturn the result of the election.

Following Trump’s remarks, Attorney General Josh Shapiro wrote: “The sitting president’s remarks today were devoid of reality. The election is over. Pennsylvania has certified results & declared Joe Biden the winner of our Commonwealth.”

In Pennsylvania, Trump’s legal team scored a win when Judge Patricia McCullough ordered the state to not take any further steps to complete the certification of the presidential race.

“To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday,” the judge wrote in her order (pdf). “Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing.”

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David Kirkland’s Bananas Foster Pancakes

“These pancakes have us wanting for a warm breeze from the Gulf and full belly from the Quarter.”

BY AMANDA WOYTUSGEORGE MAHE

SERVES 4–6

These pancakes are a departure from the traditional cranberry and pumpkin dishes. They remind Kirkland, owner of David Kirkland Catering and chef at Turn Restaurant, of spending time at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. “Walking around the track, listening to amazing music, eating ourselves silly with crawfish, étouffée, and beignets—and, finally, hitting Bourbon Street for bananas Foster,” he says. “These pancakes have us wanting for a warm breeze from the Gulf and full belly from the Quarter.”

COMPOTE

¼ cup unsalted butter

½ cup dark brown sugar

3½ Tbsp. dark rum

1½ tsp. vanilla extract

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

3 medium bananas, peeled and sliced on the bias into medallions

PANCAKE BATTER

1½ cups all-purpose flour

¼ cup semolina flour

1 Tbsp. baking powder

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

4 Tbsp. granulated sugar

¼ cup rolled oats

1½ cups buttermilk

2 large eggs

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Powdered sugar for serving

1. Make the compote: In a large, deep skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the brown sugar, rum, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. When the mixture begins to bubble, after 3–5 minutes, place the bananas in the pan, stirring them in the sugar mixture to coat evenly. Cook until the bananas are hot, 1–2 minutes.

2. Make the pancakes: In a large bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and granulated sugar. Stir in the oats.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the buttermilk with the eggs and butter. Whisk the liquid into the dry ingredients. The batter will be slightly lumpy.

4. Heat a lightly oiled frying pan over medium-high heat. Scoop the batter into the pan, using about ¼ cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides.

5. Top the pancakes with the compote and powdered sugar and serve.

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Record-Breaking Ratings in Our 32nd Year

RUSH: And welcome everybody, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, young and old alike to our special Thanksgiving edition of the Rush Limbaugh program right here on the EIB Network. Great to have you here. This is the final live broadcast of the week for me. As I said yesterday, I’m endeavoring to find out what it’s like to be a normal guy. And in that quest, I have found it necessary to take tomorrow off like most other normal people do. So this is it. 800-282-2882 if you want to be on the program today. The email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us.

Now, for those of you who are new to the program — and there are tons of you who are — folks, the ratings for the program, we’re not supposed to talk about this in much detail, are literally through the roof such as never been higher and time spent listening, which is a key element of radio ratings, not so much television, but radio, time spent listening can affect so much. The time spent listening is through the roof as well. People are listening longer, and more people are listening than ever before.

The point of this is that many people today have never heard what we do on our special Thanksgiving edition of the Rush Limbaugh program, and that is The True Story of Thanksgiving, which I wrote about in my first million seller. Actually, the first book sold two million hard copies, another two million paperback. My first two books sold a grand total of nine million copies. And the second one sold out, the two million in hardcover copies in eight weeks.

So there’s a golden opportunity here. And in fact there is a big spread today at The Federalist on the true story of Thanksgiving. It’s spreading. It’s taken a while, but it is now spreading. And it is crucially important, especially now, for people to understand the real story of Thanksgiving. More than likely you were taught an incorrect story. I was. Most people were. The version I was taught was closer to the truth, but I didn’t get the real story of Thanksgiving in my formal education.

It wasn’t until I began to research it for the book, and then we researched it again for the children’s book, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims about the arrival here in the new world of the great Pilgrims who came and risked everything and actually engaged in the first Thanksgiving. So for those of you who have not heard the story, it’s gonna be eye opening. Normally I wait until the last hour of the program to do this. But I’m not gonna wait ’til the last hour of the program today. I’m gonna shake it up and spread it out.

We also have George Washington’s first Thanksgiving proclamation. And you know what’s gonna stand out to you about that is how often George Washington, the father of our country and the first president and the man whose morality ensured that the United States would remain as founded, they asked him to be king. He turned it down. Served his terms as president, went back to Mount Vernon. But he could have been king.

If he had chosen and accepted the offer to be king, we wouldn’t be the representative republic that we are. We’d be a monarchy. Well, who knows what would have happened to the United States from 1777, ’78 on had George Washington accepted the offer to be king. But he didn’t. His morality saw to it that he stayed true and loyal to the Constitution that he helped put together. And his first Thanksgiving proclamation, you’d be amazed at how often God-d is cited and referenced. It will blow away if you haven’t heard it before.

And we also will have a little fun. How many of you believe that we screwed the Indians out of Manhattan for 24 bucks? How many of you believe that story? We didn’t screw the Indians out of anything. They screwed us. And I love telling this story as well. So that’s all coming up. And as I say, I’m not gonna force you to wait until the third hour. One of the reasons for that, sometimes I don’t leave myself enough time in the third hour, so I’m gonna spread this stuff out. We’ll combine it with a regular performance program here with the stuff happening out there in the news that we comment on as it happens.

So let’s get started with all of that, and we’ll get the real Story of Thanksgiving, which, again, if you haven’t heard it — folks, I’m telling you, normally it’s at Christmastime that I get very sentimental and filled with thanks. I don’t know why, but it’s always at the Christmas break that I take some time to thank all of you and to explain how much you’ve meant to me and my family over the years. But I’m gonna do that today.

I’m so happy and I’m so proud, I cannot express the gratitude I have for the support that you are showing for the program in terms of — folks, these ratings are just through the roof for the last end of the month leading up to the election. We’re into a new month now, and they’re just showing continued record-setting pace after 32 years. And that’s all you. And I can’t thank you enough. I wish I could get into greater detail, but we’re not really permitted. The theory is you discuss the ratings and you alter them and you have an impact on what they are and what people admit to listening to. So that’s about as far as I can go with it.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: So great to be with all of you each and every day. Such an opportunity, such a privilege that I have had my entire life, to be able to do what I always wanted to do, do what I was born to do and to do it well and to succeed at it. No greater blessing to be bestowed.

And you all are instrumental, fundamental, crucial in making all of this happen for me. And I never will be able to pay you back for it. I don’t care what I do, I’ll never be able to thank you sufficiently for everything that you’ve meant. I mean, 32 years here. There’s some people that have been listening the entire time. That’s over a generation. And there’s some lifers here. It’s just phenomenal.

 

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The Best Roast Turkey

This Roast Turkey Recipe is absolutely the best.  The turkey is tender and juicy every time, even the white meat!  The best part is there are no crazy tricks, it is super simple to make and super delicious to eat!  With just a few simple ingredients you can have a whole turkey ready and in the oven in no time!  When you take it out, you will find it perfectly browned with moist, tender meat perfect for your holiday (or any day!) meal!

Tender & Juicy Roast Turkey Recipe

Roast Turkey Recipe

I have a confession.  I didn’t grow up even eating turkey on Thanksgiving.  My family made lasagna.  Not because we are Italian, but just because my parents liked it way better than turkey.  I kind of love the memories of this quirky tradition now that I am older and I can certainly appreciate the sentiment to eat something you really enjoy. When I moved away and got married, though, we decided we wanted to do a more traditional thanksgiving and so I was left to figure out how to make a turkey.

I have tried a lot of methods and recipes for turkey over the years.  A LOT.  I have baked turkey, brined turkey, and I have cooked turkeys inside paper bags.  I have roasted turkey, fried turkey and made turkey in the Instant Pot.  Some were good, some were not so good, and a couple were to be remembered over the years.

Easy Roast Turkey Recipe

My friend of many years Emily made the roast turkey for our thanksgiving celebration this year.  We had a big crowd and she had a whopping 23 pound turkey!  I didn’t tell her this, but this actually really scared me.  I have done tons of research on cooking turkey (it is the engineer in me, I just can’t help it!) since I have been experimenting the past 14 years and one thing I hear over and over and have found to be true myself, is that the bigger the turkey, the more dry it will be since it has to cook longer to come to the right internal temperature to be done.  But to my delight, when I showed up with my approximately 97 sides in hand for the dinner, the turkey wasn’t dry at all.  It was in fact, the most tender, moist white meat I have ever had on a baked turkey!  It was absolute perfection next to my favorite homemade cranberry sauce!

She had been talking about this roast recipe for weeks (maybe months!) but honestly I was so skeptical I didn’t really take note.  Thankfully, she is a great friend and recounted the recipe that was passed to her from her friend when she had the same reaction to this amazing turkey and even helped me make and photograph another roast turkey so  I could share it with you!

The best part about this recipe is that it isn’t hard or time consuming.  It only uses a few simple and familiar ingredients and the result is pure perfection.  Before I get into the nitty gritty of the recipe, I want to go through some of the most frequent questions I get on Turkey

Roast Turkey Meat made in the oven

How long do you cook a turkey in the oven?

This is the question that comes up most when we talk roast turkey.  Each turkey will require a slightly different cooking time because each turkey is a different size. In our recipe, the turkey will need to cook at 325˚F for 15 minutes per pound*.

You can use this easy formula to find out how long to cook your turkey:

Turkey Weight (in pounds) x 15 = Total number of minutes to cook your turkey

To convert this into hours, simply divide the number of minutes by 60.

Total number of minutes to cook your turkey/60 = How long to cook the turkey in hours

So, for example, if I have a 12 lb turkey it would look like this:

12 x 15 = 180 minutes

180 minutes/60 = 3 hours.

See it really is simple!

* Time can vary based on your oven, climate, and altitude.  Please use this as a guide but measure the internal temperature for true doneness.

Roast Turkey Served

What Temperature is a Turkey Done?

To be done the turkey must be 165˚F.  The time guide above is a great starting place, but the MOST IMPORTANT part of making sure a turkey is cooked long enough, is that the internal temperature is 165˚F all the way through.

WHERE DO YOU MEASURE THE TEMPERATURE OF A TURKEY?

You should measure the temperature in 3 places:

  1. Innermost part of the thigh
  2. Innermost part of the wing
  3. Thickest part of the breast

simple and inexpensive meat thermometercan help you make sure it is done to the correct temperature.  You can usually find them in grocery or super stores or online for $5-10 on the cheap side and $50+ on the more expensive side. I use a digital thermometer that was inexpensive that you can insert into the meat and will sound an alarm when it reaches the desired temperature

DO I REALLY NEED TO MEASURE THE TEMPERATURE OF THE TURKEY?

I highly recommend measuring the temperature for a couple of reasons:

  1. If the entire turkey is not above 165˚F it increases the risk of food borne illness.  Who wants to be sick in the holidays?  It is just not worth it for the cost of a thermometer!
  2. The turkey will be so much better when it is perfectly cooked!  If you over cook a turkey it will become dry and tough.  If you undercook a turkey you can get sick!
  3. The cook time can change due to your oven, the climate or altitude where you live.  By measuring the temperature you cook the turkey the perfect amount of time every time!

While, you could just cook the turkey long enough where there is no doubt it is done, you might not end up with the best tasting turkey that way.

How to make a Roast Turkey

As I mentioned above, the absolute best part of this recipe is how simple it is.  I spent a lot of time talking about how long to cook your roast turkey for and how to measure the temperature, but don’t let that overwhelm you.  I just wanted to make sure to cover the questions in detail so everyone can easily understand. This really is an easy recipe to make with an outstanding result.

I am going to walk through the recipe ingredients and instructions here with all of my notes and tips.  If you just want the quick version, feel free to skip down to the printable recipe card below.

Oven Roasted Turkey - This is the BEST turkey! It is tender and moist every time and so easy!

ROAST TURKEY INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Whole Turkey, thawed- You can use any size of turkey you want and just adjust the cooking time per the guide above.  The most important thing to note, before you cook is that the turkey will need to be COMPLETELY THAWED.  This is very important since if it is not thawed, you will not get a good result cooking it in the oven.

    I used a Butterball turkey here and it came out beautifully!  You can find whole turkeys in the freezer section of your grocery store, or sometimes you can find them fresh at local farms or markets.

  • 1 bottle white wine (25 oz)- Emily usually uses a sweet white wine like riesling, but I was out so I used pinot grigio and it came out just as tasty.  It doesn’t need to be a high end wine since the bird isn’t sitting in it but rather being steamed by it as it cooks.
  • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing (16 oz)- You can buy bottled or make up a batch of your favorite recipe.  The seasonings of the dressing will flavor the turkey as it cooks and the oil in the dressing helps to make the skin brown, crispy, and perfect.
  • 1 red apple- Any kind will do!
  • 2 dried bay leaves

ROAST TURKEY INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Clear extra oven racks to make room for turkey.  I used the lower middle rack for my turkey.  You want it to be as centered as you can.
  2. Unwrap your thawed turkey and remove the neck and giblets from the cavity. In my turkey the neck was in the main cavity and there was a bag of giblets in the neck side of the cavity.  Just make sure you clear it out so that you aren’t cooking plastic or anything else into your turkey.
    Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.  Most roasting pans come with a rack, but if you don’t have a roasting rack, you can make several balls (4-6) of aluminum foil and prop it up on that in the pan which is what I had to do since my rack was no where to be found this year.
  3. Cut the apple in half and place inside cavity.  It should fit inside when halved, but if you have a smaller bird or an extra large apple, then you can cut the apple into quarters. Place a bay leaf under each wing.  I then tuck the legs back in the bottom part of the skin and fold the wings under so that they are secure.
    Pour the entire bottle of white wine into the bottom of the roasting pan, and then pour the entire bottle of dressing over the turkey.  The wine will just sit in the bottom while the dressing should be put directly over the skin of the bird and I try to make sure I get it into all the nooks and crannies of the bird.
  4. Place the turkey in the oven and bake for 15 minutes per pound of turkey.  You can see my example of how to calculate this above, but just use it to get a general idea, then around 30 minutes before it is done cooking I like to start to check the temperature and see how close we are, then monitor the roast turkey until it is 165˚F throughout.
  5. When the internal temperature is 165˚F throughout, remove turkey from the oven and let rest for 20-30 minutes, then carve and serve.  By letting it rest, it helps the juices to lock into the meat before you cut it open and helps it to be more tender and juicy.  Then you can just carve it up and enjoy!

I really hope that this recipe is enjoyed by your family as much as it is by mine!  We might start making this more often because we loved it so much!  And possibly because my all time favorite leftovers are turkey, cranberry and brie grilled cheese sandwiches.  If you get a chance to make it, please let me know with a comment below or tag me on Instagram @easyfamilyrecipes in your feed or stories!

The BEST Roast Turkey

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This simple recipe results in the BEST roast turkey!  The meat is always tender and juicy from the white meat to the dark.  This is the only Thanksgiving Turkey recipe that you will ever need!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Turkey, thawed
  • 1 bottle white wine (25 oz)
  • 1 16 oz bottle Italian salad dressing
  • 1 red apple
  • 2 bay leaves

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚F. Clear extra oven racks to make room for turkey.
  2. Unwrap your thawed turkey and remove the neck and giblets from the cavity.  Place the turkey on a roasting rack in a roasting pan.
  3. Cut the apple in half and place inside cavity.  Place a bay leaf under each wing.  Pour the entire bottle of white wine into the bottom of the roasting pan, and then pour the entire bottle of dressing over the turkey.
  4. Place the turkey in the oven and bake for 15 minutes per pound of turkey.
  5. When the internal temperature is 165˚F throughout, remove turkey from the oven and let rest for 20-30 minutes, then carve and serve.
  6. Enjoy!

NOTES

  • Turkey MUST be fully thawed before cooking.
  • Check turkey in innermost thigh, innermost wing, and the thickest part of the breast to make sure it has reached 165˚F.  Turkey may remain pink in places, but USDA recommends cooking to 165˚F for safe consumption.
  • Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.

  • ©2017 The Pinning Mama- Recipe found at: https://www.thepinningmama.com/the-best-roast-turkey/

courses dinner

cuisine american

NUTRITION FACTS

Serving Size 4 oz

Amount Per Serving

Calories 197

% Daily Value

Total Fat 11 g

17%

Saturated Fat 3 g

15%

Unsaturated Fat 3 g

Cholesterol 65 mg

22%

Sodium 313 mg

13%

Total Carbohydrates 1 g

0%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 21 g

42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.