Thursday, November 25, 2010
How to cook turkey
It’s turkey time.
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday – largely because of the food.
Turkey, with dressing and cranberry sauce, ranks near the top of my list of all-time favorites.
I fondly remember many Thanksgivings from childhood and going forward. More memories will be created this week, no doubt.
Thanksgiving is all about halting the day-to-day routine – thanking God for my many blessings, being with family and enjoying lots of good food, plus throw in a few football games, too.
My favorite Thanksgiving, of course, was one that ranks at the top not because of the turkey. Pam and I were married on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 1989. This week, our 21st wedding anniversary just happens to fall on Thanksgiving Day. It will add to a special day with family.
I’ve never cooked a turkey. But I’m sure good at eating one.
Just before the Thanksgiving break, my daughter Erin’s third-grade teacher, Amy Poteet, apparently asked her students if they knew how to cook a turkey. Then as a class project, she told the students to provide their instructions with their own paper turkey attached.
Erin brought hers home Friday after school, and I read her recipe when I returned from a basketball game later that night.
It made me smile, and I asked her if I could share with The South Reporter’s readers.
“Sure,” she said, “if you want to.”
So, here is your recipe for this Thanksgiving – “How to Cook a Turkey” by Erin.
I’m sure you have your own method of preparing your turkey this Thanksgiving, but I would argue that none is better than that provided by my 8-year-old daughter.
Happy Thanksgiving from the Burlesons. Have a safe and fun holiday.
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