We hosted Mike’s family for Thanksgiving dinner this year. With family members needing to be in more than 1 place for the holiday, it was requested that we host on the Friday AFTER Thanksgiving. It ended up working out well giving us more time to figure out how to brine the turkey, prepare some dishes ahead of time (including the delicious little acorn treats that Audrey ate about 20 of) and, of course, clean, clean, clean! This was our first year using a brine to soak the turkey in and everyone said they LOVED it! I used a turkey brine seasoning mix from Galassi Foods, a company located about 10 minutes from our house) and substituted the chicken broth they suggested for the liquid with apple cider. It did turn out especially juicy. Who knew? I have a little of the seasoning left over and can’t wait to use it for a chicken or maybe pork roast!