My family lives in Arizona, so it ‘s my daughterly duty to make a valiant effort to celebrate the yearly turkey day in the desert. But, 5 years ago, due to a hectic work schedule, I would have to spend Thanksgiving on my own in Southern California. A master plan was in the making…. I would demonstrate my traditional holiday skills by whipping up a feast fit for a Queen! Then, and only then, would I be able to show the world, that I was capable of carrying on my family rituals.
Cranberries, Yams, biscuits, green bean casserole, stuffing, pumpkin pie and of course, the infamous bird… the turkey! I tried to time everything perfectly, but that damn bird refused to cook! It was roasting for hours in the oven! But then I remembered my mom had the same issue one year and she remedied the problem by pulling the stuffing out of the turkey to allow the bird to cook thoroughly. Smart idea! Thanks mom for all the helpful hints and tricks for holiday meal preparation, but I forgot one little detail… you must continue to cook the stuffing before consuming it!
Stuffing has to be my ultimate favorite Thanksgiving food, so as you can imagine the massive pile I had on my plate. I didn’t for a second think that I was about to eat stuffing that had been sitting inside a raw turkey. Oh yeah!…. For hours, just soaking up every little juice the crude bird secreted was about to be in my belly! Well I can save you the gory details, but let’s just say, I learned a lesson from a turkey that day and now, I will pass my knowledge onto you. I hope you have a safe, healthy and COOKED Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!