November 16, 2007

gobble it



I usually don't make it home for Thanksgiving. (In fact, I'm not sure if I ever have...) A few years I went to "orphan Thanksgivings" that friends or friends of friends would have for people whose families weren't nearby, but I never found it much fun to have a big meal with a bunch of strangers, and on top of it all, you never end up with the best part: leftovers! So for several years, I've pretty much had a low-key Thanksgiving on my own, sometimes with a friend or two, sometimes just myself, and I've always really enjoyed that. A few years back I didn't get my Turkey until Thanksgiving Day, so my only option was a turkey that didn't need defrosting. It turned out to be the best I've had, so now I swear by em. Jennie-O makes em. They're pre-seasoned, pre-everything. You take it out of the outer bag, and stick it directly in the oven - no thawing, no preparation. You wait for the timer to pop (ahem, Casey!), and its done. If you like to stuff your turkey or have some family basting recipe you like, need a 20 pounder, or prefer to deep fry yours or go for turducken, well then this isn't for you. But if you find no personal joy in the preparation of a turkey, but like to have one, then I highly recommend giving this a shot. Or just come by and you can try some of mine.

6 comments:

Casey Jordan said...

LOL, what can I say, patience is not one of my virtues.. You forgot to mention your pecan pie! Yummm :)

jon berry said...

Thats right!... if anyone wants my pecan pie recipe, its here: http://blog.jonberrydesign.com/2007/01/go-nuts.html

langolier said...

I find no personal joy in the preparation of a turkey, Jon. How large can you find those things?

dad

jon berry said...

Oh, I meant to include that - they are only 11-13 pounds... you'd probably have to make two of em! :)

jon berry said...

and I think it also means you dont get the liver and gizzards and all those things you always liked!

langolier said...

Liver and heart. I always left the gizzard for you.