Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Me & Turk

 Good food. Ginger snaps. Cute decorations. Crafting. Cuddly babies. Grandpas in frilly aprons. Being thankful. Having a massive food baby..and still eating more. Goodie bags.


Me making my first turkey.
I won't lie. 
I basically lost my shiz when I realized that the guts were still up in there.
I mean really...the heck.
But, I named him Turk. Because who doesn't name something before they cook it.
After all we had to get pretty well acquainted, you know, since I had to get all up in his business and pull that nastiness out.
I didn't barf. I did squeal. Twice.
Then Turk hit the sauna and baked up real nice.
Guys. I.Did.Good.


Now my fear of raw meat has officially been squashed. 
Ok. That might be a lie. But we'll see.
Either way. I made my first Turkey. People ate it. Said it was delicious. 


Just like that Thanksgiving 2012 has come and gone. And there was so much to be thankful for! 

If it was Thanksgiving for you, then I hope it was a good one! 
If it was Columbus Day for you...I hope that was a good one for you too!



  1. You are a much braver soul than I. Happy Turk(ey) day!

  2. i am so impressed! i dont know if i could have done that!
    way to go!

  3. I won't lie...all of the Thanksgiving pictures I saw from this weekend made my mouth water. Still have over a month before I celebrate...grrr.

    Congrats on the turkey! I've never made one myself. I let my mom handle that :)

  4. A. This is HILARIOUS.

    B. I am so proud of you. So, so proud. I couldn't stick my hand up in a turkey - no way. No turkey biz up on my hands. Gives me the heebie jeebies.

    C. Thanks for the Columbus Day shout out! I hope your Canadsgiving was awesome and just the best.

    D. Is it okay that I called it Canadasgiving? I hope so :)

  5. I cooked my first turkey last year and I agree raw meat is disgusting. But it looks like you powered through and it turned out awesome. What's in your goodie bags? That's what I want to know.

  6. Congrats!!! Turkey is one thing I have yet to try to cook. Well Turkey and a whole chicken. Good for you. I would have freaked about cleaning it out too. I know that stuff is in there but I don't want to touch it. My mother used to cook that bit too (in a pan of course) for the cats... she was sweet. My cat will not get that luxury.

    Girl - you are all hair ... so tiny with a lion mane! I mean that as a compliment! :) It's beautiful!

  7. OMG seriously when I first cooked and prepped a turkey, I was flabbergasted there was crap in it! I mean doesn't the butcher man take it out?? And why must we boil it to make the juice for the gravy instead of throwing it all away right away?!?! BUT hey! It's well worth the scrummy-ness and all!

    Proud of you!

    xo, Bev

  8. looks like you had a fantastic thanksgiving! the first time i ever had to cook thanksgiving dinner, i had the same reaction to the guts. and to top it all of i was pregnant and by the time everything was done cooking, i was so nauseous that i couldn't eat it. boo.


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