If you want the tasty, rich gravy that you remember your grandmother made for turkey or chicken, instead of a packet of chemicals mixed with water, then here's an easy recipe for you! Following these directions ANYONE can cook a perfect turkey dinner for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any occasion! Click here to return to the "How to cook a turkey directions".
The seasonings are easy:
Just drain all the liquids from the turkey into a large pot! Next, ladle off the fat that will float to the top! At far left is gravy with fat floating on top. At right, gravy after spooning off the fat.
Start the the gravy heating over medium heat on the stove. Add
Mix 3 or 4 tablespoons of cornstarch with a half cup of water and 1 teaspoon of ground Thyme. Mix until there are no lumps. When the gravy is boiling (a rolling boil), pour in the seasoning, stirring continuously.
After boiling for 1 minute, turn down the heat to very low. The gravy should have thickened! If you want it thicker, just repeat this step!