Oh yes, it's definitely in the "basic" category. I've always done my roast in the oven, then used the pan drippings to make gravy. This seemed like a good idea because I can skip that step...
As for the Kitchen Bouquet...I only use it if a "recipe" calls for it. My pan gravy always turns out fine without it.
This one kind of reminded me of the crock pot turkey with cranberry/onion gravy. I think it's just convenient to have it make it's own gravy!
Thanks for the comments; I always wonder when I post a recipe or request, am I posting to outer space? Am I on some sort of "banned" list that I don't know about???? At least now I know it's there!
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