CHRISTMAS DINNER COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
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HOW TO COOK YOUR PORK ROAST
Let your pork roast come to room temperature (45 mins). Adjust your oven rack so it will fit your roast.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Place roast in for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 325 degrees, do not open the oven door, let cook for 40 minutes or until internal temperature is 140 degrees.
Let your roast sit covered with foil for 20-30 minutes. Carve in between the bones and serve.
HOW TO COOK YOUR TURKEY
Take your bird out of the refrigerator two hours prior to cooking to get to room temperature.
Make sure your oven rack is in a low position and there is plenty of air space in your oven for the bird.
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
Insert a meat thermometer into the turkey breast near the wishbone. Make sure the probe isn't touching any bones and it is going right into the center of the meat.
When your oven reaches 475 degrees place the bird in the oven. Let the turkey brown for approximately 30 minutes. Then turn the temperature down to 350. Open the oven door a crack to let some of the heat escape and let the aromas waft through your kitchen. You can baste the turkey every 30 minutes if you would like.
The turkey will need to cook for another 2.5-3 hours, the internal temperature needs to reach 165 degrees. Once it does, remove the bird and cover with foil. You should let the bird rest for about 45 minutes. In the meantime you can put all the other sides in the oven or stove top for reheating.
SIDE DISHES AND DESSERT
Cabbage, potato gratin, haricot vert, braised greens-(if applicable) Remove lids and leave at room temperature for 30 minutes.
40 minutes before serving, place the gratin 350 degree oven. Bake until golden brown and slightly crispy on top approximately 25-35 minutes
Cabbage, haricot vert and braised greens (if applicable) should go into the oven once at room temperature cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes.
Date Pudding Cake- cut pudding into desired portions. Warm in a 325 degree oven for approx. 10 minutes. Heat bourbon sauce and drizzle on pudding before serving. Cake can be served room temperature or warm.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES!