To stuff or not to stuff a Turkey ???
I am new to this board on THS, and I am hoping that you can help me with cooking a turkey this year. This will be the first time I have cooked a turkey (mom & MIL have always done it in the past). MIL bought it & dropped it at our house this week - it is HUGE! 22 pounds. So, couple of questions ... will 3 days in fridge be enough to defrost it?
I am going to try to brine it Wed. evening - it needs to be in fridge then right???
If I brine it, should I then do a rub, injector marinade, or basting of any kind?
And last question ... Is it better to stuff the turkey or to make the stuffing in a separate pan, maybe muffin tins??? Oh yeah, and keep in mind that the turkey is giant! LOL
Thanks for sharing your experience with a newbie!