Start with a good, flavorful chicken or turkey broth
Take the little packages out of the turkey that have giblets in them and throw them into the broth and simmer that while the turkey is cooking.
Use the drippings from the turkey. The fat will rise to the top, while the drippings stay on the bottom.
Sara's gravy recipe (per cup):
1 cup chicken/turkey broth
1 1/2-2 tbs flour
1 1/2-2 tbs turkey fat
If Sara didn't get to your e-mail, and you still have questions, here are some resources you can try on Thanksgiving Day. (Remember, you may have to spend some time on hold during the holiday season!)
Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, 800-323-4848 or www.butterball.com.
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline ,800-535-4555.
National Turkey Federation, www.turkeyfed.org
Land O'Lakes Holiday Bake Line, 800-782-9606, www.landolakes.com.
Ocean Spray Help Line, 800-622-3263, www.oceanspray.com.
Fleischmann's Bread-Line, 800-777-4959.
General Mills Bake Line, 800-328-6787.
International Food Safety Council, 800-266-5762.