Ah yes, turkeys! What would Thanksgiving be like without turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, etc. It was and still is a tradition to have turkey every Thanksgiving and Christmas. Turkeys are big enough to feed a crowd... true for my family! Turkey dinner went a long way with a large family of 11 children. And, really it is an easy dinner to fix. I usually prepare my turkey the night before. Sometimes, I get up at 4am and put the turkey on and you can imagine the wonderful smell when you wake up that morning. I remember this so well growing up.
Where did this tradition come from? The colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely North American (and scrumptious) bird, it gained traction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for Americans after Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863 and turkeys took center stage at Thanksgiving.
Thankful for TURKEYS
Uphold the tradition, have a turkey feast
Rest after a turkey feast
Kinfolk coming for dinner
Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving Day
Yes more please
So, will you be having turkey for your Thanksgiving Day dinner?
I am so thankful for turkeys and can't wait for our turkey feast....Happy Turkey Day!
Below are my previous posts for the Thanksgiving Challenge- Post What You Are Thankful For: