My Grandmother always had fresh turkeys when I was a kid and one year we has pheasants instead I was so disappointed. my Grandfather has been pheasant hunting LOL we still had dressing and mashed potatoes gravy and pie. But I still whined LOL
Let me tell you about my first experience cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving.
I did know to buy a fresh turkey and my parents and younger sisters were driving up to Sterling Illinois where my husband and I had moved from Mt Vernon Illinois, my home town where we got married. Anyway off to the grocery store to buy potatoes canned green beans and a fresh turkey.
I unwrapped the bird put it on a cookie sheet and in the oven it went about an hour before everyone was to arrive.! I didn't wash it take anything out of the inside of the bird didn't rub it with butter and spices like grandma did LOL
I guess I didn't pay much attention as what Grandma and my Mom did in the kitchen after all LOL
needless to say we had mashed potatoes green beans and hot rolls for diner that day. My Mom redid the turkey and put it back in the oven I think ?
We had moved in a very small upstairs apartment and couldn't open any windows because they were painted shut.I remember we all set out on the stairwell because our apartment was very hot with the oven on. Also there was about 2 feet of snow on the ground. I remember my Mom telling me she kept trying to get my dad to turn around and go home because of bad roads. I was so home sick I would have cried all day if they had turned around and not come for Thanksgiving
Found My Turkey Dome picture
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