Happy Thanksgiving

I’ve been doing quite a bit of cooking recently and here’s a recipe I thought I would share with you for the upcoming holidays!


  • 1 whole chicken or turkey
  • 1 large lemon, cut into halves
  • Sprig of rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Butter or olive oil, whichever you prefer

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Rub butter or oil over the skin of the chicken/turkey until it is completely coated.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.

Take a knife and gently separate the skin from the breast meat; Slide lemon halves under the skin with the peel side up, one on each side.  This way the juice from the lemon will release into the breasts.

Place sprig of rosemary into the chicken/turkey.

Cover and bake for 30-45 minutes.  Remove cover and continue to roast until juices run clear, basting every 15-20 minutes.

If you’ve followed these steps correctly, your chicken/turkey should look like the one in the picture.

Bon Appetit!

via email from Jill Lord, Sun, 19 Nov 2006 19:02:52 -0800