You have purchased a U.S.D.A. Grade A turkey. This turkey has been cooked 100% with wood heat and smoke, seasoned with salt and pepper only. This Grade A turkey, dressing, and gravy will need to be refrigerated immediately.

You will note that the dark meat of this fowl is red, which is the natural color for the dark meat of any barbecued fowl. The meat is not rare.

In the Oven

Turkey – Your turkey is fully cooked and just needs to be reheated. We recommend that you carve the turkey when it is cold, carving only the amount of meat needed for this meal. Merely place the carved meat in the oven at 350°F until the meat reaches at least 165°F. Continue to refrigerate the turkey carcass, carving from it as needed for future meals.

To heat the whole turkey – If you want to heat and serve the whole turkey, put the turkey in a broiler pan or properly sized aluminum tray and place in the oven at 350º until it is heated all the way through (thermometer should read a minimum of 165°F when inserted at the thickest part of either thigh).

Hen – approximately 1 hour
Tom – approximately 1½ hours

Dressing – Our cornbread dressing is raw and needs to be baked before serving. While many of our customers enjoy our delicious dressing just the way it is, you CAN customize it to suit your taste. Some suggestions would be adding mushrooms and chopped pecans sautéed in butter, chopped up jalapeños, or anything else you’d like to add that you think would taste good!

To bake the dressing, put it in an oven-safe pan and bake at 350°F for approximately 1½ hours, until it is golden brown, crusty on top and at least 165°F in the center.

Gravy – Our giblet gravy is fully cooked and just needs reheating.
Heating Instructions:

  1. Remove unopened pouch from zip-top bag
  2. Place unopened pouch in boiling water
  3. Heat until internal temperature reaches minimum 165ºF (5-10 minutes)
  4. Serve
  5. Cover and refrigerate after opening
  6. Gravy must not be heated in microwave while in pouch

Honey Glazed Ham – Your ham is fully cooked and may be served as soon as you get it home. If you want to heat it up, put it in the oven at 275°F, leaving it in the foil with the foil slightly open at the top. Be sure to remove the absorber from under the ham, inside the foil, before putting the ham in the oven. Heat until the ham reaches 165°F in the thickest center.

½ Ham – Approximately 1 – 1½ hours
(To remove the ham slices from the bone, refer to the directions that came with your ham.)

In the Microwave

Since microwave ovens vary, please refer to your microwave oven’s instructions for heating up the turkey, gravy, or honey-glazed ham. Please remember to remove gravy from pouch and place in a microwave safe container before placing in microwave. We do NOT recommend cooking the dressing in the microwave because it will not brown properly. Enjoy your meal!

Happy Holidays,
Bill Miller Bar-B-Q