Friday, March 20, 2009

Foodie Friday Mishaps...............

Check out Gollum and all the stories being told today. Thank you Gollum for this
opportunity to share our stories of mishaps in the kitchen.

It happen to be on Thanksgiving in 1974. My husband and I had been married for five years and we had a 4 year old daughter. It was time for us to have the family thanksgiving dinner at our house. Our daughter was getting older and we where
adjusting in our first home.

I planned that each member would bring a dish and that way everyone got to participate in the dinner and brought their favorite dishes. I had planned
the dressing, corn casserole, dinner rolls, etc.

My sister in law wanted to do the turkey and raved about how her turkeys where always so moist and delicious. So I told my husband we will make a small turkey
for us and bake it early in the morning so we can have some left overs. There
wasn't going to be an left overs with all the family members that was coming to dinner and the sister in law turkey would all be gone.

So I baked my turkey early like at 6:00 in the morning. And my turkey was finished
around 10:00. I sliced it and put it in the fridge to save for later that evening and the following day.

Well all the guest arrived around 12:30 for early dinner around 2:00. I had the table set with what dishes I had back then and set a small table for the children.
Everyone brought their dish and it all look so delicious and smelled wonderful and my
house smelled like thanksgiving.

My husband always slices the turkey and he proceed to do so as usual and the ladies and I continued to set the table with the sides dishes, butter etc.

All Of a sudden my husband called to me and it didn't sound too good. I went to see
what the matter was and he said " take a look inside this turkey that your sister n law has fixed for our feast. Well,........ inside the turkey was the bag of giblets, and at the other end was the neck. Well! I was so sick to my stomach
and I know it must have shown on my and hubby's faces. But with all the talking going on no one noticed. So, I had a plan. I would take the turkey from the fridge that I had baked for him and I and would serve that one. So we proceed to cut her turkey and throw it in a plate like the one we where serving ours own and then he would take it outside to the garbage.

So he took out the parts that where left in the turkey and disposed of them.
My sister n law raved how delicious the turkey was and how it seems to be better this

So we told our my hubby's mother and father about what had happen and my mother in law stills laughs about it today. My husband's brother divorced her some 10 years later and we told him the story. Needless to say we never ate a meal at their house
we always used an excuse not to show up.

So as we continued to have thanksgiving with out children and our grandchildren they all know the story and we over wash and clean our turkeys.

You had to be there to see this drama take place...........


Cathy said...

Oh my, it was certainly lucky you had a back up turkey! I am heading out to the shops this afternoon, so I wll have something good for Sunday Shopping Secrets, LOL!

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness! That is so funny! I will be laughing about it all day! You were so fortunate to have a back-up turkey all ready prepared. I think this is the funniest Thanksgiving story I've ever heard...:)
Smiling and laughing,

Happy To Be said...

GM Anita...What a fun story..and girl I would have told her..I bet she still does the same thing only with a new great you had a back up Turkey...Happy Friday to you Anita..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

bj said...

Good that you had your back-up !! Hope someone has told the poor girl by now that she needs to remove all those. Bless her sweet heart !

Miss Janice said...

Lord have mercy, how funny. Pretty much everything I fix is a mistake and needs a redo!

Gollum said...

What a funny story!!!! Blossom, I'm so glad you joined the potluck! I am laughing so hard, my sides are hurting! So funny!

Denise said...

LOL! That's a cute story.

Have a happy spring day, Denise

imjacobsmom said...

This is so great! It's great that you really did have anther turkey as a back-up! ~ Robyn

Chandy said...

GReat post! I never thought to grab another turkey as a back up plan. But we did end up having one extra turkey in the freezer one thanksgiving!

Happy Friday!

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness you had another turkey! What on earth would you have done?!

Thank you for the giggles this afternoon.


Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Oh that is really funny in a lot of ways! Thanks for the chuckle!

I appreciate your visit to my blog today. I totally agree with you ~~ my mother taught me to ALWAYS accept a compliment and I do remember that. I even had to teach my sister in law, as she would always make up an excuse not to accept.....

Denise said...

Hi, it is cold here too. But very sunny! YAY!

If I can ask, where in Indiana do you live? I live in Elkhart.

Have a great day, Denise

Beth at Aunties said...

It seems so many people have done the same thing... Thank goodness my mom taught me ahow to properly care for a turkey... Thanks for the story!

Cass said...

Great story ... one of my husband's past roommates did this -- cooked a chicken with all the parts still frozen inside! AND announced it to her guests, as well.

We declined to share that meal.
Thanks for the smiles!

Nancy Jane said...

This was a wonderful story! Glad that you were able to cook and tell after a fashion!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Have a great first weekend of Spring ~ Susan

Bo said...

Hi Blossom...I think maybe your woman's intuition kicked in and it told you your turkey would come to the rescue...Great save!
;-) Bo

mbkatc230 said...

This is a really funny story. I bet you did feel sick when you saw that nasty neck still in the bird. And her comment that the turkey seemed better this year, I bet you were cracking up inside! Great story. Kathy

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Great story! Thanks for the giggles!!! (My tummy was getting a little queasy just reading about it!) ☺ Diane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

How kind and generous you were to let her think that her turkey turned out so well. After all of her bragging on herself, I think I would have had to tell her!! Great story. Thanks for sharing it. laurie