Whole Basted Turkey
Thaw completely in refrigerator 3-4 days or keeping turkey in vacuum sealed packaging, place in a sink full of cold water for 5-7 hours, changing the water approximately every 30 minutes.
OVEN: Preheat oven to 350ºF. Remove turkey from burlap and vacuum-sealed bag. Place turkey in cooking bag provided. Secure bag with twist tie. Place bag in deep roasting pan. Puncture 6 to 8 holes in top of bag with a fork. Turkey will take 2 hours 45 minutes to 3 hours to cook. For extra browning or crispiness, slit top of bag for the last 20-30 minutes of roasting. The turkey will be done when the internal temperature measured with a kitchen thermometer reaches 165ºF in the thigh.
Make simple gravy with the turkey drippings from the oven bag.
3 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
2 cups Turkey Drippings, defatted
1 cup Water
In a small saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add flour and stir using a whip to form a roux. Cook the roux for 2-3 minutes over low heat. Add turkey drippings and water to roux. Bring to a boil. Adjust seasoning if necessary and serve. Makes approximately 1 quart.
Boneless Smoked Ham
Place frozen ham in refrigerator for 26-28 hours. Remove from refrigerator and serve or cook as directed. This ham is fully cooked and can be eaten without reheating.
Roaster Method: To serve hot. Remove ham from packaging. Place ham on a roasting rack in a roaster cut side down. Pour water in the bottom of the roaster until water is within 1/4 inch of the base of the ham. Put cover on roaster and cook at 275°F for 18-20 minutes per pound or until internal temperature reaches 140°F.
Oven Method: Preheat oven to 275°F. Remove ham from packaging and place cut side down in a roasting pan on a roasting rack. Pour water in bottom of pan until water is within 1/4 inch of the base of the ham. Cover ham with a piece of parchment paper and cover with foil. Place ham in oven on middle rack. Bake for 2 1/2-3 hours until ham reaches internal temperature of 140°F.
Smashed Red Potatoes
Do Not Thaw. Appliances vary, adjust cook times accordingly.
MICROWAVE (1100-WATT): Remove wrapping. Microwave on high for 8 minutes. Stir potatoes. Return to microwave and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
OVEN: Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove wrapping. Cover potatoes tray with foil and place on a baking sheet. Heat for 30 minutes. Remove foil and stir potatoes. Continue heating for an additional 30 minutes.
Preparation: Do Not Thaw.
Oven: Preheat oven to 400°F. Remove plastic wrap from tray and place tray on a baking sheet. Place baking sheet on middle rack of preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Stir and serve.
Microwave (1100 Watt): Remove plastic wrap from tray and place tray in microwave. Heat for 4 minutes on HIGH. Stir and microwave for 1 additional minute or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Stir and serve.
Whipped Sweet Potatoes
Do not thaw. Microwave: Cut slit in film covering tray. Place sweet potato tray in microwave. Cook on high for 4-6 minutes. Remove tray from microwave, stir and let stand for 2 minutes. Remove film. Serve. Conventional Oven: Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove film from tray. Cover with foil. Place sweet potato tray on baking sheet on middle rack of oven. Heat for 30 minutes. Stir. Place foil over tray and continue heating in oven for an additional 30 minutes until heated through.
From Thawed: Thaw in refrigerator overnight or at room temperature for 4-5 hours. If desired heated, remove plastic packaging but leave pie in foil pan. Place pie on a foil lined baking sheet. Place pie on center rack in oven. Bake pie in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes. Rest pie 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Single slices can be plated and heated in the microwave for 20-25 seconds on HIGH heat.
From Frozen: Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove pie from plastic packaging but leave pie in foil pan. Place pie on a foil lined baking sheet. Place pie on center rack of oven. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Carefully remove pie from oven and wait 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.