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Traditional Holiday Turkey

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Ingredients

Heavy duty aluminum foil
8- to 24-pound turkey, thawed
Vegetable oil

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a roasting pan, at least 2 inches deep, with foil; set aside. Remove neck and giblets from turkey; rinse turkey and pat dry. Place turkey in foil-lined roasting pan. If desired, loosely stuff turkey. Brush with oil. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of thigh, not touching the bone.

Make a foil tent by placing a sheet of foil over turkey, leaving 1 inch between top of turkey and foil tent for heat circulation. Crimp foil onto long sides of pan.

Roast turkey until meat thermometer reads 180 degrees. Approximate roasting times are: 2 1/2 to 3 hours for 8- to 12-pound turkey; 3 to 3 1/2 hours for 12- to 16-pound turkey; 3 1/2 to 4 hours for 16- to 20-pound turkey and 4 to 5 hours for 20- to 24-pound bird. For stuffed turkey, add 30 minutes to roasting time.

To brown turkey, remove foil tent after 1 hour of roasting. Makes 8 to 32 servings.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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