The bird is in!
We are doing things a little different this year. Instead of our usual bag and onion inside with olive oil and rosemary outside, we went with the Bobby Flay method: Herb Butter (rosemary, sage, parsley and thyme) rubbed inside and the bird is filled with carrots, celery and onions. Herb butter all over the outside and sitting in a little chicken stock-no bag.
The no bag part is the most exciting.
I will baste every 30 minutes with Herb Butter and wonder just how it is that I burn myself in the same place on my arm every year.