There were some really nice turkeys at the store in Xela. They were a bit expensive (about $3.00/lb) but it was worth it, since the alternative is to butcher and clean one myself! (I've done chickens before, and would prefer to never have to do that again. Another story.)
We got a big one, since we're having a few other families over to our house on Thanksgiving Day. Here's Big Tom [before]:
He looks intimidating to me. He weighs more than my toddler. At least he won't struggle much!
We're not going to stuff this year. I read that stuffing makes the turkey come out dry, so I'm making dressing in a crockpot instead. Today we're baking pies and doing prep work for Big Tom. Here's one of my faithful kitchen assistants, toting her baby brother:
Joel finds kitchen duty soooo boring! ;o)
The girls are really getting in on the pie-making action.
These are special flour-salt-and-cream-of-tartar mini pies. (i.e. PLAY DOUGH)
I personally prefer my pie crusts with a leetle less salt, so I'd better get to it.