Turkey day is comin', turkey day is comin'....!!
Simplest turkey recipe I know.
Bay leaves (8-10)Season the turkey cavity (take out the innards, do what you want with 'em). Cut the lemons in half, squeeze 'em into the cavity, and toss 'em in.
Salt and pepper
Turkey (how much do you want leftover? That's the size you choose)
Stick bay leaves under the skin around the breast, and under the skin around the cavity. Not easy, but it can be done. Rub the whole bird with olive oil (slippery!). I don't truss it anymore than to tie the legs together.
Tent the turkey with foil, and roast at 350F, about 15 minutes per pound. Take the foil off for the last hour or so, to let it brown. When done, de-glaze the pan with 1 cup of white wine, for the best darned gravy you will EVER eat.
The turkey gumbo recipe for the leftovers will come later. Maybe.