This is a thanksgiving turkey recipe that I have used for 10+ years. It is based on Alton Brown’s roasted turkey recipe. I adjusted the spices a bit so they were easier to measure, and I added a method for making a large amount of gravy.
We make this mashed potato recipe all year, but only peel the potatoes at Thanksgiving. The mix of potatoes plus sour cream makes them more interesting than other recipes we have tried. It is based on Alton Brown’s masher recipe. We prefer it without garlic that he suggests.
This is the Thanksgiving gravy recipe that I make to go with our turkey and mashed potatoes. My trick is to pour chicken stock into the turkey roasting pan about 15 minutes before I take the turkey out of the oven. That way we get all the turkey flavors.