The best way to at least delay a Thanksgiving, in my case, is to turn off the oven when the turkey is inside, hours before the actual meal. When mom goes to check on the bird to take it out and put it on the table, she will realize it hasn’t even cooked yet and a questioning will be in order, mostly by an angry dad. All the guests that came over, eager to dive into the meal, now have to wait a little longer. It is past midnight when the eating begins, which makes the whole experience that much more satisfying. Everyone is hungrier and the hype of the day is over, football games and parades.
For some reason, I was afraid of the oven being on for too long and causing a fire or some other major disaster in the kitchen. Just taking a look at the temperature knob struck fear in me and I overreacted.
Getting the bird onto the table is an adventure itself. It requires two or more hands, some risk taking, probably a jack of some sort, hands snapping back, and a careful walk to the table with a heavy dish.
Now onto how to actually carve the turkey. Noone in my family, not even me, has been able to cut the bird the correct way, always ending up with a chaotic mess. We usually end up picking meat off the bone like cannibals.
Well, I never bothered to use the power of YouTube before to solve the ultimate holiday ritual, until now. The turkey still won’t likely end up looking like the beautiful platter in the video, but at least bad habits can die.
After eating a big holiday meal which included white slices of gobbler, and having the fullness of a restaurant meal, I could care less how the bird is cut.
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