I didn't waste a lot of time trying to find the perfect turkey recipe. This was at the top of the search engine list.
I pretty much followed the recipe. The only difference was the use of champagne. I didn't have any so I used a white, sweet wine. The meat closer the stuffing absorbed some of the herb flavors. Very nice.
My turkey was pretty big (as usual, it didn't look nearly so big at the grocery store!!) and it took a but longer to cook. We ended up eating about 9pm! Good thing we were hungry.
As far as side dishes, we had the traditional sides. Corn on the cob, green bean casserole and a fennel and orange salad.