Monday, October 10, 2011

They Come In Wee...Not So Wee...and FRIGGIN' HUGE!

*Scottish accent*

It's a behemoth!

('Behemoth' is only fun to say with a Scottish accent)

Ok, it's only a 20lb turkey, but it's the biggest one I've ever had to cook.

 I've cooked a 14lb turkey and had leftovers for a week. Chuck will be like Bubba from 'Forrest Gump'...

"Kyna made turkey sandwiches...turkey soup...turkey pot pie...turkey salad...turkey burgers...turkey casserole..."

I would have bought a smaller one, except I think I scored the only whole frozen turkey in the entire county, and there were definitely no fresh ones.  They're not quite in killin' season yet in the U.S.

I hope the turkey isn't too dodgy...some dude sold it to me in an alley out of his trench coat.

Anyway, this is the first Thanksgiving that I've ever had to make the whole meal by myself. Chuck is working today (with other Americans that don't realize that the REAL Thanksgiving is in October) and I'm on my own.

My friends have told me that my first time will hurt a little, but once I get into it, I'll enjoy it.

Right. That's what they all say....

Gobble gobble, Eh!

Time to get my turkey on.


Liz said...

Hi Kyna,

Dude, that's some serious Turkey!

How long's that beast going to take to cook? It's going to take some serious dedication to cook (and eat it all!)

Mmmm I'm going to have me some honey roast Gammon tonight, sooooo looking forward to it.

Rohrerbot said...

Is this a practice drill for the November day?:) Or just a day to make turkey because turkey is awesome?:)

ONG said...

Once you go 20LB you never go back

Kyna said...

Liz: It said about 4 1/2 to 6 hours unstuffed. I'm gonna cook the stuffing separately. It took me all morning to wrestle with it, two calls to my mum, one call to's finally all set.

Now to just be tortured by the smell for 6 hours...

Rohrerbot: I was telling my friend Cory about how I was going to do up a turkey for Canadian thanksgiving, which is today.

Cory: What does one do on Canadian thanksgiving?
Me: Same thing you do.
Cory: What are you celebrating? Is there any history behind it?
Me: Nope. We just stole your holiday because we like to eat.

He laughed :D

ONG: I don't know man. One thing I do know, is I'm never going to do this by myself ever again. :P Kudos to North American moms everywhere, because DAMN. This shit is hard work by oneself.

Zoe said...

Trench coat turkey! The best! Happy Canadian thanksgiving :)

Al said...

Thank God we don't have thanksgiving down in Oz. :-)

Rohrerbot said...

LOL!!! I was thinking? Thanksgiving? And then I remembered....the Canadians. Those damn Canadians:)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey Kyna girl .. post happy Thanksgiving the Canadian Way EH !
The biggest turkey (frozen of course) I cooked was a 24lb (notice I didn't use the damn kilo measurement .. in any case .. how is it they have to make sure we "think" it is a "young" turkey ? they could shove an old one in the same packaging and we wouldn't know until we bite into it and it snaps back .. just sayin' EH ! LOL