Every Friday this November, the Texas Treats blog will be discussing an aspect of Thanksgiving that makes the holiday so special. With a touch of history and a dash of fun, we will try to get your stomach geared up for the greatest feasting event of the year.
Today’s topic will be the Turkey. This tasty beast is native to America and used to be found in plenty along the Eastern coast where colonists first set up camp upon their arrival to the New World. Today, the Wild Turkey can mainly be seen in the South and West around the Rocky Mountain states. Here in Texas, we have plenty roamin’ the West Texas plains. A main symbol of Thanksgiving blessings is the Turkey because its enormous size satisfies an entire family in one sitting.
Now for Turkey cookin’! If we listen to Martha Stewart (who wouldn’t? – outside of Wall Street tips, at least), you should look at getting 1.5 lbs for every person attending if it will be a larger party. If you plan on buying a Turkey for less than 6 people, figure 2 lbs per person. Whether or not to add spices, to grill it, to roast it, to fry it – all of these choices are personal decisions. Don’t get in over your head because the last thing you want to do is spend all of Thanksgiving morning angry about the Turkey.
Always remember that the bountiful meal that a good Turkey provides serves as a reminder of the blessing that you have received this past year. If you need any help with the snacks and treats surrounding the Thanksgiving meal, be sure to check out Texas Treats!