When the holiday season rolls around, the way it does every year, the celebrations between Thanksgiving and New Year, at least in my very large family, means feast after feast after feast. And that’s okay with me, because it also means exciting culinary competitions between the girls. Well…that’s what it used to mean anyway.
Over the past several years, with the addition of a few new husbands moving into the fold and a few new wives coming into their own, the competition has become a bit stiffer. And a lot more fun. The ‘newbies’ are throwing in vegetarian dishes, tofu, Asian and Greek dishes, while the men parade a few new ‘rode kill’ favorites, smoked BBQ and some to-die-for venison recipes. Still others are perfecting and tweaking some old family favorites.
The Introduction To The Oster 22 Quart Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid and Mom’s Competition
It’s always a time of new recipes, new tales, new dishes and new cooking vessels to be revealed and discovered.
One recent year, much to the chagrin of my mother, who always, always always made the holiday turkeys with grandma, a new member of Dean Nation (that’s what we call our ever growing tribe) carried a roaster into the party with a 25 pound, beautifully cooked turkey, and proudly announced that after eating his holiday turkey we’d never settle for anything less. (Someone hadn’t filled this kid in.)
Anyway…after mom caught her breath and the sudden deafening silence slowing returned to a low roar, I have to admit that everyone did gravity straight over to the Oster Roaster that held the ‘mystery turkey.’ And he wasn’t lying. It was absolutely delicious! Moist, juicy, extremely well seasoned and tender.
Well, my new cousin-in-law would not give up his recipe but did say he would never use anything but the The Oster 22 Quart Roaster Oven with the Self-Basting Lid. He swore that this roaster made all the difference.
Here’s the scoop on The Oster 22 Quart Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid
Oster Roaster Ovens make entertaining easy! Simple to use, with fool-proof results, you can serve holiday and special occasion meals that are moist, tender and delicious. Plus you can save time, energy and double your regular oven space for more efficient meal prep.
Preparing gravy from pan drippings is a key element to rich-tasting gravy. You can easily simmer a delicious gravy right in the roaster oven pan without hassle. There’s no mess and you keep stove top burners free for other cooking
Toss that hand baster away. Your turkey will cook perfectly tender and moist with the Oster Self-Basting feature. A specially-designed lid does the basting for you by continually re-circulating moisture, eliminating tedious, time-consuming hand-basting.
- Cook up To A 26 lb. Turkey or Roast – Ideal for large gatherings, social functions, special events, and holiday entertaining.
- Removable Roasting Pan – Enamel-on-steel roasting pan and roasting rack are both removable for easy clean up.
- Variable Temperature Control – Dial sets roaster to cooking temperature from 150 degree F to 450 degree F to roast, bake or slow cook to perfection. (amazon excerpt)
So, if you are looking to start your own tradition or just rile your competition, don’t tell the newbie that out cooking mom is a really bad idea, and grab yourself The Oster 22 Quart Roaster Oven with Self-Basting Lid and dazzle your crowd with this Roaster Pro favorite.