ROAST TURKEY WITH OYSTER DRESSING
The Inglenook Cook Book (1906)
Pick and draw the turkey, then wash in 3 waters, adding a little soda to the last water to sweeten; dry it well with a clean cloth; then tie skin over neck, fold the wings over back, tie legs down tightly, put in a baker with water to cover and bake for 4 hours; sprinkle with flour several times while baking; salt and pepper to suit taste.
Dressing: Take 1 gallon of bread broken in small pieces; first cut the bread in slices and let dry out well, then put it in a crock, pour over boiling water enough to moisten, cover, let steam for 15 minutes; then add 3 well-beaten eggs, 1 quart of fresh oysters, salt and pepper to taste.
One hour before the turkey is ready to be taken from oven, fill turkey with the dressing and let bake 1 hour.
Sister Mary Rihard, Altoona, Iowa.