Here's the tip: cook outside. No need to cook the turkey inside. You've got a superior turkey cooking machine just outside the back door. Last year the door fell off of our oven at The Hot Line test kitchen, we already had the barbecue full of non-turkey goodies and we ended up cooking the turkey in the pizza oven. Best turkey ever. So yeah, cook outside.
Last year we opted for the turkey breasts only. A bit pricier than buying the whole turkey but we were able to squeeze in some extra drinking time by eliminating a lot of that fussy carving of the entire bird.
No oven door = big yuletide problem.
Pizza oven to the rescue!
Beautifully roasted turkey breasts.