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Celebrating Thanksgiving at Felicity House:

In November, we celebrated thankfulness and gratitude by hosting Thanksgiving-themed events throughout the month. We focused on what we are thankful for in our lives and also gave back to the community by making holiday cards to senior citizens. Our Thanksgiving festivities included classic dishes prepared by Felicity House Chef, Maggie. For those of you hosting your own Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to share our very own chef Maggie’s delicious turkey recipe below. Enjoy!

Felicity House Turkey Recipe:

  • 1 boneless/skinless turkey breast (approximately 1 ½ – 2 pounds in weight)
  • 1 small bunch of sage
  • 1 small bunch of rosemary
  • 1 small bunch of thyme
  • 3 cups of Kosher salt
  • 3 or 4 cloves of garlic
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 Freezer-sized ziplock bag
  • 1 Flat baking pan
  • Meat thermometer


Prior to cooking the turkey breast, brine the turkey in a ziplock bag. Place the turkey breast with the kosher salt, herbs, garlic and lemon zest in the ziplock bag and fill with cold water so that it just covers the turkey. Place in a large bowl in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours and let sit.

Once your turkey has brined, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Pull the turkey out of the brine bag and remove and excess salt, herbs, or lemon. Place on a flat, non-stick baking pan and place in the oven to bake. The turkey will cook for 20 minutes per pound of meat- so if your turkey is 1 pound it will cook for 20 minutes; if your turkey is 2 pounds it will cook for 40  minutes. Once your meat has cooked for the allotted time, check the internal temperature with a meat thermometer. You want the meat to be at least 155 degrees. Once the meat reaches this temperature go ahead and pull it from the oven. Let the meat rest on the counter for 15-20 minutes before carving.

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