When I told my husband that they wanted us to try out a Thanksgiving turkey, my poultry loving husband’s response was "Do It, Do it, Do it!!" So we did it. Jennie-O’s Oven Ready Turkey goes from the freezer to the oven without thawing. You open the outer pouch, pull out the turkey which is inside a roasting bag, make 6 slits , put it into the roasting pan and stick it into the oven. The turkey cooking time is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours. When the pop up thermometer pops up, it’s ready. No muss, no fuss. No rinsing, no thawing, no brining turkey. It’s pre seasoned, pre basted, pre brined, pre bagged, pre whatevered.
The turkey was about 12 lbs, and for the three of us, it was a decent size. Especially since turkey leftovers are half the fun. We did it according to the directions, left to run a few errands, came home and the turkey was perfectly done( my son was home in case we were late) . You’ll never have to worry about the darned giblet bag because there isn’t one. There is however, a gravy bag which you pour out into a pan, heat up and use with your turkey if you so desire.
How did it taste? It was moist and tender and good. The only real drawback is that you can’t stuff it. I am not a stuffer. I make the stuffing with the turkey broth and bake it for a side dish, so I guess that’s not a drawback for me. The Jennie-O Turkeys in our grocery store were in a freezer case away from most of the meats and in with the prepared frozen foods and you might have to search for them.
Oh, and my husband thinks you should take a look at their ads on their website. He thinks they’re funny.