Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

Happy Turkey Day, everyone!
We're cooking a fresh-killed turkey. No, not a male turkey, like the picture above -- a fat female one. Every year I order a turkey from the nearby Weber's farm. I ask for the smallest they have. (with only 3 adults and 1 child, who needs a big one?)

Every year they give me --
a large one.
This year it was 23 pounds.
They claimed that it was the smallest they had.
Now, just what am I going to do with that much turkey?
It's going to take 8 hours to cook.

I'll send half home with my husband's brother, but I don't know what I'll do with the rest since the almost 10 year old doesn't especially like leftover turkey and neither do I. (I keep swearing that next year I'll do a ham. I mean it this time.)

I went to find a nice roasted turkey picture from Google images, but got stopped dead by what GOOGLE was using for their nameplate today. Here it is:

Isn't it great? Turkey and pie and everything. (no, it's not a link, sorry)
Well, off to check if my pies are done. Good thing I have a double oven. I can do pies and the turkey at the same time.


Susan Taylor Brown said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Wendie. I rarely get the chance to comment (okay, take the time) but I do read what's going on with you.

May your day be filled with joy.

Mary Ann Dames said...

Happy leftover day, Wendie. I'm making soup with the turkey bones but sent most of the turkey home with my son and my vegetarian daughter. I know the last doesn't make sense but her husband eats turkey!

Anonymous said...

Happy Holiday! I had to cook a 25 pound turkey too his year, since we had 14 for dinner. Like you, I hated it! Getting up at 5 a.m. to get the turkey in for the 11:30 a.m. meal made it too early! If we didn't have to juggle my grandson going to his Dad's at 1 p.m. I would have had a 2 p.m. turkey! LOL! Hope yours was great!
Lois Szymanski