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Serves 15 to 20
1 (8 1/2 ounce) package yellow corn muffin mix, prepared and baked according to package instructions
6 Twinkies, halved lengthwise
1 (14- to 18- pound) turkey
1 tart apple, peeled, cored and diced
1/2 cup of honey
1. Remove the muffins from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scrape the crème filling out of the Twinkies with a small spoon and reserve in a small bowl.
3. Cut the Twinkie pastry into cubes and spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly toasted. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Decrease the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.
4. Rinse the turkey. Crumble the muffins into a bowl, add the apple and toasted Twinkies, and mix lightly. Loosely stuff the mixture into the turkey and truss the legs. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack set in a roasting pan.
5. Roast the turkey for 12 to 15 minutes per pound, until the thigh temperature reaches 175 degrees F to 180 degrees F and the juices run clear.
6. In a small bowl, combine the honey with the reserved crème filling and mix well. Brush the turkey with the honey mixture during the last 10 to 15 minutes of roasting time.
7. Remove the turkey from the oven and let stand for 20 minutes before carving.
Traffic and Road Closure Information for Peter Anderson Festival
The 35th Annual Peter Anderson Festival will take place this weekend in downtown Ocean Springs. Presented by Blue Moon, this year’s festival will include approximately 400 artisan vendors and live entertainment on both days.
Certain streets will be closed to thru traffic from 3:00 a.m. on November 2 through 7:00 p.m. November 3. Police are scheduled to begin lifting barricades at 5:00 pm Sunday to allow vendors to exit the festival area. The roads within the footprint of the festival will remain closed to thru traffic until approximately 7:00 pm. As always, it is at police discretion whether to add, remove, or relocate barricades.
The following roads will be closed:
-Washington Avenue from Highway 90 to Calhoun Street. Calhoun Street will remain open to traffic.
-Government Street from Washington Avenue to Ward Avenue.
Front Beach Drive will remain open to two-way traffic on both Saturday and Sunday.
-Recommended routes to downtown Ocean Springs:
-From Highway 90 westbound: South on Martin Luther King Ave.
West on Government St.
South on Magnolia Ave.
West on Calhoun St.
-From Highway 90 eastbound: South on Church St.
West on DeSoto St.
South on Jackson Ave.
East on Calhoun St.
Vehicles parked within the festival footprint will be towed starting at 3:00 am November 2nd
. Towing will be a measure of last resort after all methods of contacting a vehicle’s owner have been exhausted.
"This festival is for residents and visitors to come and enjoy some of what makes the Ocean Springs both beautiful and unique – we look forward to it every year," said Alderman Chic Cody, who serves as the City’s liaison to the festival. "A lot of planning went into making this the biggest and best Peter Anderson Festival yet. The Chamber staff and board are to be commended for their efforts."
For further information about the festival, please visit http://www.peterandersonfestival.com, or contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce at 228.875.4424.