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Fitz's Fantastic Flaming Turkey Recipe!!!
Ingredients

• 1 (18 -20 lb) whole turkey
• 2 stalks celery (roughly chopped)
• 1 carrots (roughly chopped)
• 1 onions (cut into quarters)
• 3 -4 crushed garlic cloves
• Olive oil

Directions

1. Take everything out of the turkey. There will be a giblet bag and some other stuff.

2. Next add vegetables to the inside of the turkey. You don’t even have to peel anything. This is easy because the veggies are just for flavor — you are going to throw them away later.

3. Take the onion and cut it into quarters.

4. Chop a nice long carrot.

5. Do the same with a couple stalks of celery.

6. Add several cloves of garlic that you mash between a broad kitchen knife and the kitchen counter.

7. Throw it all inside the turkey.

8. Then rub the turkey all over with olive oil — not butter because butter usually has salt in it and salt is the enemy of a moist turkey. Make sure the whole bird is covered in olive oil.

9. Put the turkey in a roasting pan and cover it with a large brown paper bag.

10. Staple shut. If you have a huge turkey use two paper bags at each end. It wont stick to the bird because of the olive oil.

11. Sprinkle the bag all over with water.

12. Place into pre-heated 375 F oven. ON THE MIDDLE RACK.

13. The bag wont burn because paper burns at 451 and we’re at 375 degrees.

14. The advantage of the brown paper bag over the Reynolds cooking bag is that the paper breathes so the turkey ROASTS. In the Reynolds bag the turkey STEAMS, giving it a different taste.

15. Roast for 13-15 minutes per pound.

16. When you think it’s ready, shove a meat thermometer through the bag and into the turkey and give it a minute to register. Make sure it doesn’t touch the bone.

17. The thermometer should register between 163-170 degrees.

18. Remove from oven, cut away the bag and remove the basting pan.

19. Do not throw out the drippings!

20. To make the gravy, strain the pan juices into a really big pot. Any juices that accumulate on the turkey platter get poured into the pot.

21. Add six oz. of boiling chicken broth and 1/8 cup of cornstarch to the gravy to thicken it up. Cook on low heat and stir and cook and stir.

22. If it seems it isn’t going to be thick enough, add a little more cornstarch.

23. That’s it! Happy Thanksgiving


Prep time= 30 mins | Total time= 4 hrs 30 min | Servings: 6-8
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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 27, 2013


Maybe I've been listening to too much Taylor Swift but I am on a red kick. Red nails, red shoes, red everywhere!

Vest - Dress Barn at The Outlet Collection
Sweatshirt - Old Navy
Shoes - Target
Bracelet - Stella & Dot
Watch - Michael Kors
Camo Hair Tie - Shop Love Me Knot
Nails - Essie "Really Red"


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 26, 2013


I could never make it as a model. I'll stick to my day job.

Vest - jcpenny
Shirt - Old Navy
Pants - Old Navy
Boots - Marshall's


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 25, 2013


Don't get me wrong, I love that the sun has been out lately. But that means it's colder outside. Brrrrrrrrr!

Jacket - Burlington Coat Factory
Scarf - TJ Maxx
Leopard Top - Nordstrom Rack at The Outlet Collection
Leggings - Nordstrom
Boots - Marshalls


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 22, 2013


I got these vintage boots TWO years ago when I moved here and never found the right outfit to wear them with...until now!

Vest - Dress Barn at The Outlet Collection
Dress - Target
Necklace - Stella & Dot
Boots - Boot Girl in Ballard, WA


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 21, 2013


A lot of you make fun of my headbands but I love them!

    

I got to hang out with Brantley Gilbert and even he said he liked it. What Brantley says goes, right?! Take a listen to my 1-on-1 interview with him. He talks about what his ex-fiance, Jana Kramer, packed in his suitcast that got him stopped by the TSA! Oops.




Jacket - Nordstrom Rack at The Outlet Collection
Top & Headband - Nordstrom Rack
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Marshall's


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Wanna be rich? Follow these steps.
Check out this link of the differences between the behaviors of rich and poor people.  I have to say, I have a lot of behaviors in common with the poor people.  What about you?

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 20, 2013


I got this shirt TEN years ago when I was in high school! I kept it because it was flowing and perfect for "fat days." Clearly Tony Russell isn't having one of those days hahaha!

Top - Express
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Marshall's


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 19, 2013


The last time I wore this flannel top, I got made fun of. People said not-so-nice things and deservedly so! I'm trying to save the shirt by pairing it with this leather jacket and different accessories. Hopefully this is better?

Leather Jacket - UNIQLO
Shirt - Target
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Nordstrom Rack


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 18, 2013


Welcome to Seatte Percy Harvin! What a great win to head into the Bye week with. But what the heck am I going to do without football for TWO weeks?!

Scarf - Forever 21
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Boots - Marshall's


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 15, 2013


I'm wearing all of my lucky charms because I'm headed out to the casino with some friends tonight. Fingers crossed that I win BIG!

Shirt - Nordstrom Rack at The Outlet Collection
Ring - Stella & Dot
Bracelets - Gift from my BFF Alexis, Stella & Dot
Watch - Michael Kors
Hair Tie - Shop Love Me Knot
(Yes, that black and gold chevron print is a hair tie!)

I posted the photo of the Shop Love Me Knot hair tie yesterday and got lots of questions about them. These are GREAT Xmas gifts and stocking stuffers. I absolutely love that they don't leave that nasty dent in your hair. Not to mention they're oh-so-cute! Here are two of my favorite sets. Shop all of them HERE.




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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 14, 2013


After living in the Northwest for almost two years, I think I've finally nailed the "hipster" look.

Hat - Target
Jean Shirt - Nordstrom Rack
Vest - Dress Barn
Bracelets - Stella & Dot
Watch - Michael Kors
Green Hair Tie - Shop Love Me Knot
(That doesn't look like a hair tie, does it? I love these! And they don't leave those nasty dents in your hair.)
Boots - Marshall's


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 13, 2013


Hat - MCSports
Sweater - Target
Jean Shirt - jcpenny
T-Shirt - Old Navy
Tony - Well...no one really knows where he comes from.


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 11, 2013


A huge THANK YOU to all of those who served on this Veteran's Day!

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Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Marshall's


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What are YOU Wearing Today - November 8, 2013
It's BLUE FRIDAY and you all look great! Go Hawks!!!

                                          

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 7, 2013


 
I stayed up way too late watching the CMA Awards last night. Clearly doing a "professional" broadcast today. Anyone else sleeping at work?

Hat - Mariners Team Store

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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 6, 2013


Help! I don't know about wearing color on my lips. The celebrities can pull it off but eek! I don't know if I can wear this bright red lipstick like the pros.

Scarf - Burlington Coat Factory
Top - Old Navy
Pants - Macy's
Boots - Nordstrom Rack
Watch - Michael Kors
Bracelet - Stella & Dot
Lipstick - Revlon in Cherry Blossom


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 5, 2013


Vest - Dress Barn at The Outlet Collection
Shirt - Old Navy
Jeans - Old Navy
Shoes - Michael Kors from Nordstrom Rack at The Outlet Collection


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - Seahawk Sunday, November 3, 2013


I had an impromptu photo shoot before the Seahawks game. I think I'll stick to my day job!

Sweatshirt - RichardSherman.com
Jeans - Old Navy
Boots - Marshalls
Hat - Seahawks Team Store


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What's Ellen Tailor Wearing Today - November 1, 2013
 
 

TGIBF!!! I'm so excited to head back to the Clink to watch our boys this weekend!

I want to feature YOUR Blue Friday outfits. Send me your photos via Facebook. Click HERE and "Like" my page then message me your pics. I'll post the best ones on this blog next week.

Go HAWKS!


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