My First “Perfect Turkey” Attempt
We all look forward to Thanksgiving and have a Utopia concept in our head of what the day should be.
At some point most of us will “take a stab” at preparing the dinner just like our mentors have. Well, I can say from personal experience that it doesn’t always go as well as planned. I had seen my Mom and Grandmother do it for many years with what had appeared to be little effort, yet my learning curve must be greater than theirs.
I had just moved into an apartment while going to college and invited the love of my life, some of his family and mine over. I was going to do a home cooked Thanksgiving meal!
At the end of the evening, I had melted an ice cube tray to the oven, scorched the wood handles of my pot since I didn’t know about the broiler drawer in the oven and undercooked the turkey with the bag of extra parts! I was getting flustered as the day went on, and new tragedies surfaced each hour. At the end we laughed over our frozen pizza that every college student keeps for those late night drinking escapades.
I can say that the next years went better, and I learned from each try. One year we even ate at Denny’s since we were traveling. We had fun and it is an “American institution” – right? My husband has tried to pass on his knowledge to our kids so they can not have as great of a learning curve when they have their own place.
My advice to you is; don’t give up or be overwhelmed, it’s just a meal!. Hopefully you have a great experience and your day goes as well as planned. Above all…..enjoy your dinner companions they are what you have to be Thankful for.
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How to cook The Perfect Turkey
Cooking a Turkey can be an extremely difficult task if you have no clue on what you’re supposed to do and how to do it. Their are many ways to cook The Perfect Turkey and some of them include either roasting, grilling, smoking, and frying the Turkey. Keep in mind that when ever you’re cooking ALWAYS follow the SAFETY PROCEDURES required to prevent any injuries and/or accidents from happening.