I’m No Turkey This Thanksgiving #NaBloPoMo

If you are a turkey in the United States of America and are currently reading this then congratulations not only have you achieved a level of intelligence that is most fowl, but chances are you will survive the next twenty four hours.

As I write this most of you are catching your final moments of peaceful rest before Thanksgiving preparations begin in earnest and the feasting begins. And then when you finish saying thanks there will be yet more feasting and probably some football watching and/or discussion. At least that’s what Thanksgiving to a non American who is far, far away seems like.

Australians don’t have a Thanksgiving, but I’m not going to let that stop me getting with the programme.

So here are my tips for a trouble and calorie free Thanksgiving:

1. Purchase only fresh, quality ingredients

turkey in a cab

2.Be sure to review the nutrition information panel to ensure that you have bought the best for your family

turkey can nutrition panel

3. Examine the produce and verify its freshness and suitability

deflated turkey

4. Toil away for hours weaving your magic to create a memorable feast that your family members will remember for years

front on turkey

5. Admire your handy work which looks even better in profile

turkey side view

Enjoy. And don’t forget the accompaniments like I did. Next year, I’m definitely scouting for inflatable potatoes, gravy and the odd vegetable or two.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers.

About the curtain raiserhttp://raisingthecurtain.netI have spent my life in offices. For now I am putting that behind me and preparing for the second act. Middle age didn't come with acceptable signposts so I am making my own through my writing. A journey shared is more fun than going it solo.

12 thoughts on “I’m No Turkey This Thanksgiving #NaBloPoMo

  1. wonderful! We are in the football part of the day, hubby snoring on the couch and my oldest is curled up in a chair sleeping…. I am debating making a sandwich, which I really don’t need,but want…

  2. Do you Australian’s have any related feast (devoted to devouring a big bird) in autumn? I am asking because in Austria we celebrate Saint Martin’s Day on November 11 by eating the traditional Martin’s Goose, prepared in a way very similar to the American turkey.

    • Not really. Christmas is about the closest and probably because some of us have adopted the American custom. However, there is no real rule, you will see people eating anything from seafood, to BBQ to a traditional roast dinner. Weather plays a big party because eating a roast on a hot day can be an endurance event. The St Martin’s Day feast sounds very tasty, but pretty much everything on the Austrian menu sounds scrumptious.

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