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Here's how to dress up that bird

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Add few bay leaves in a pretty pattern under the skin of the breast of a turkey (or chicken) before roasting for a very pretty presentation.

Once cooked the leaves will show through the golden skin.  If you make a pretty design on both sides of the breast, it will show through!

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ML Cathy

Add orange slices for a different look & a nice citrus taste:

ML Cathy

Add rosemary sprigs:

ML Cathy

Make Paper Frill Booties

Things You'll Need

  • Sheet of white paper, 8 1/2 by 11 inches
  • Scissors
  • Double stick tape


  1. Cut the 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of white paper in half lengthwise.
  2. Fold each half again, in half lengthwise.
  3. Lay one piece of folded paper on top of the other, folded sides together. Holding them both together, cut strips on the folded side of the paper, approximately 2/3 of the way to the unfolded edges. Cut the strips to the same width as best as you can.
  4. Unfold each piece of paper and fold the opposite way. Fluff the cut edges to add fullness.
  5. Wrap one bootie around each turkey leg. You won't need the whole length to go around the leg, but continue wrapping it even when it overlaps. This will add more fullness to the booties.
  6. Fasten the bootie around the turkey leg with a piece of double-stick tape.

Tips & Warnings


 Very Martha Stewart!  :)

ML Cathy


Yes, Thanksgiving is my day to go all out!  :)

Quoting Poodles:

 Very Martha Stewart!  :)




 Awesome ideas!

The bay leaves, orange & rosemary are each good for a twist of flavor.

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ML Cathy


 I have tried the bay leaves at one time &  the oranges at another.  The citrus flavor was very good.

Quoting MamisAngels:

 Awesome ideas!

The bay leaves, orange & rosemary are each good for a twist of flavor.




Cool ideas! Thanks for sharing them! 



ML Cathy


You're welcome / de nada

Quoting Chaparrita0311:

Cool ideas! Thanks for sharing them! 



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