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...........