Tuesday, November 23, 2010

To Brine or Not to Brine?

I have heard that brining your turkey is the only way to go!  Whatever the cooking method you choose, brining makes the turkey stay extra juicy and moist!  Below is an easy brining recipe I am going to try this Thanksgiving.  Hopefully it is delicious, you should try it too!

Turkey Brine Recipe
1 gallon water, divided
1 cup kosher salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sage
2 tablespoons thyme
2 tablespoons rosemary
1 tablespoon pepper
4 cups ice

Bring 4 cups of water to a simmering boil.  Add salt and sugar.  Stir until the sugar has completely dissolved.  Turn off the heat.  Stir in 8 cups cold water, apple cider vinegar, sage, thyme, rosemary, pepper, and ice.  The brine is ready to be used.
Rinse the outside and inside of a thawed turkey.  Using paper towels, pat the turkey dry.  Complete submerge the turkey in a large soup pot bigger than the bird and cover with a lid.  Allow the turkey to marinate for at least 12 hours and up to 2 days.  Rinse turkey and pat dry before adding additional seasoning, butter, or oil in preparation for roasting.
*It’s important to reiterate not to use a self basting, pre-seasoned, or kosher turkey.  Otherwise the turkey will be too salty.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 19, 2010


Northview Dental Associates gave away a 21lb. Butterball Turkey for our weekly TGIF TRIVIA!!!  The trivia question was, "What great American Statesman thought the turkey was so American it should have been chosen as our National symbol, rather than the eagle?"  The answer was....  Benjamin Franklin!!  Our winner who answered the question correctly and was put into a drawing was:  Ryan Budge!!
Congratulations Ryan!  We hope you and your family enjoy the delicious turkey this Thanksgiving! 
(Pictures will be posted later, there is a gitch with posting pictures at this time).

Friday, November 12, 2010

Past, Present, and Future

Northview Dental Associates was founded by Dr. J. Reed Mackley, in 1962.  Dr. J. Reed Mackley has provided many of the original insights to practice growth strategy and management models we use today.  He valued his patients and treated them like close friends and family, as we still do today!   Northview has grown dramatically over the past 48 years, now with eight fabulous doctors.  Each doctor brings something great to the Northview Dental team.  We are so proud of our team and we look forward to the future growth with our patients at Northview Dental.
Now is your chance to give a shout-out.  What do you like best about your dentist at Northview?