Talking Turkey with KSEE24 News
Last year, before I started my blog, I had an opportunity to present a recipe to the local area via KSEE24 News. It was the morning show meaning I had to get up and cook not one…but two turkeys! And the team would arrive for filming at 4:30 am. But…I am ahead of myself. Let me back up a bit!
We had just came home from Florida – while in Florida, I wasn’t feeling well. I had a terrible earache and on the way home, my ear drum burst. It was very painful. Well when we got home the first thing I did was sit down & watch the news. They were looking for on air volunteers to cook Thanksgiving Food & of course I thought of my Holiday Turkey Recipe! I immediately submitted my recipe for consideration, then went to the Doctor (remember the ear thing?) and came home to find out I was chosen!
And they would be at our home tomorrow!
At 4:30 in the morning…
Oh my gosh, I had two concerns…..what would I tell my hubby and what would I wear? 😀 Such a girl….
Well I immediately went to the store – picked up two fresh turkeys and all the ingredients. Set my alarm to get up bright and early to put the first turkey in…..at 2:30 in the morning!
The KSEE24 team arrived; Matt Otstot and camera man George, right on time at 4:30 and at 5am we were broadcasting from our kitchen – live television. It was super fun – the guys made us feel right at home and we had a blast.
We had some time between the “live” spots to take a few pictures and chat.
Then it was time to get to work! Matt rolled up his sleeves and prepped the turkey, rubbing it with bacon drippings, butter and herbs.
The bottom of the pan had carrots, onions and butternut squash. Topped with some wine and chicken broth, into the oven it went!
That gave us more time to goof around a bit. We got a great selfie (something I specialize in 🙂 ). Got to see a bit about how the TV process works and it only took 4 takes at the end for my hubby and I to record a spot to air the following morning – we’re not naturals, what can I say!
At the end of the show, turkey number one was done and ready to come out of the oven. It was gorgeous!
I can’t lie, I was pretty nervous. It was something new and scary and I was worried the turkey wouldn’t turn out or that it wouldn’t be done, or that it wouldn’t be beautiful, but it did and it was delicious! That’s why I love my Holiday Turkey recipe.
After everything was over, we sent the team back with a care package for the station and whew….the day was done! Wait….it was only 7:30 in the morning! The day had barely started, but it was a full day for us and I was exhausted!
It was a lot of work, but it was a blast!!! In fact, I had so much fun, I volunteered again this year! KSEE24 Sunrise News is coming back this Wednesday for another visit! I’m going to make some soup and talk about what to do with leftovers. This time I’ll be cooking with Teresa Sardina. If you’re in the Fresno area, tune into the morning show on KSEE24 News!
For the complete Holiday Turkey recipe – please click here!
p.s. and the earache? Well, it didn’t bother me a bit for those 2 hours, funny how that worked! 🙂