Hello all. First post in food forum. Wife thinks I am a nut going to GT for food info. She doesn't get our diversity Our oven sucks. Hot spots, cool spots, etc. Last year the turkey was a debacle. Ended up in the microwave. Ever tried to microwave a 15 lb freaking turkey? Bad. Anyway, since we had so many problems last year, my wonderful wife brough home a NINETEEN POUND turkey and announced it is my responsibility to cook the mother. ;5 I have applied math and science, and have come up with the following - The turkey has been defrosting in the fridge for a few days. Rather than try to cook it whole - don't know if it would even fit in the oven - I was thinking about taking all the meat off tonight and letting it marinate overnight. Then I would put it in a big container - (possibly ceramic, for heat distribution purposes? We have such a thing) and just cook the meat. Figure that would take it down to 8-10 lbs of meat?? I have no idea. I know it would at least fit that way. In any case, my plan was to get all the meat off, seperate dark and light, put it in the stuff I marinate it in, let it sit overnight and cook it early in the AM. Family arrives at 1 PM Christmas day. Will this work? For purposes of tenderness, I figured I'd put a little oil and a lot of the marinade in with it... HELP!!!