My own turkey is in the oven. I smeared a layer of butter, seasoned with kosher salt, minced garlic, black pepper and chopped fresh rosemary, between the skin and breast. The 15-1/2-pound turkey will bake for 3-1/2 to 4 hours in a 325-degree oven.
This is already shaping up to be a relaxing Thanksgiving for me and my family. Each of my brothers and sisters will contribute one or two side dishes when we gather later this afternoon. In addition to the turkey, I'll prepare my Simon and Garfunkel gravy (mustard-herb gravy with parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme).