Saturday, December 22, 2007

Holiday Turkey story!!

I don't have any stamp projects to show you. BUT I do have a funny holiday cooking story! Of course it was a snafu that happened to me. I should be embarrassed to tell people but being me I am not. LOL

A few years ago I was preparing the turkey for the oven and I thought the neck and that little bag of parts was still frozen inside the bird. So I worked for hours trying to get it out!! Using my fingernails to scrape the ice from the inside of the cavity. It took forever and I had to chase the thing across the kitchen floor as it fell out from knees where I was holding it wrapped in a towel to get some sort of leverage on it to pull the frozen neck out. I was not about to leave the neck and the little baggie of parts inside again!!)I made that mistake one year! I have to point out that this was happening at midnight Christmas Eve. I cook mine on low heat over night.

Well finally I did get the neck out. It was not easy either. I then stuffed the bird and put it in the oven and layered the top with bacon .(Dad came over to play Santa and leave the presents and I told him about this very long neck I had removed and how hard it was since it was still frozen in the bird.) He commiserated with me and said that happens sometime.

Well Christmas day my Dad was going to carve the bird for dinner. It was browned perfectly too I may add. He called me over and showed me the neck he took out of one end. He was laughing really hard now .As he scooped the stuffing the bird deflated in front of our eyes!! Flat as a brown pancake on the platter. Strangest thing I ever saw!! LOL Dad almost hurt himself he was laughing so hard!
Apparently I worked so diligently to de-spine the bird!! Yep I took the spine
right outta that sucker!!
Really this could only happen to the girl who burned Jello!!

This is a family story that I will never hear the end of.

My family never views turkey dinners quite the same anymore,,,, maybe next year we will have prime rib. Imagine what I could do to that!!!! LOL

Anyone else care to share their worst holiday cooking snafu???? It can't be worse than mine!! LOL

Merry Christmas


Deb said...

This story is too funny! It's good that you can have a sense of humor about it. I've never had anything like this happen to me, but I can tell you that Christmas was at my little sisters house this year and for some reason we ended up having Chili instead of the traditional ham. No one was very happy and I'm sure there is more to the story than meets the eye.

Anonymous said...

Oh Leslie! I laughed so hard! What a great story. Kathea