I've got a kitchen confession: I don't do Thanksgiving turkey.
It's not because of dietary restrictions, although I do try to limit my meat consumption. It's more a matter of soul-crushing disappointment. Years ago, my family and I decided we weren't going to serve Thanksgiving turkey anymore because it kept turning out dry and flavorless.
What's the point of getting up super-early and spending hours laboring and stressing in the kitchen if you're just going to end up with a bland bird?
I don't need that kind of holiday heartache.