Tuesday, November 20, 2012
I wanted to have a fun blog to ring in Thanksgiving
and upon looking up some ideas, I came across what just may be the most disgusting, fattening, unappetizing thing I have ever seen.
Now I must apologize if I offend anyone that intends to celebrate with this amazingly akward meal. I just never thought anyone would try to make Thanksgiving any more arterie clogging than it already is. For those of you who don't know, the turducken originated in Louisiana. A de-boned turkey is stuffed with a duck, which is stuffed with a chicken and the remaining cavity of the turkey is then filled with stuffing/dressing and sealed shut and baked. I have no more words to express how I feel about this.
Here's a cool fact: a spooked turkey can run at speeds up to 20 mph and can also burst into flight at speeds approcahing 50-55 mph in a matter of seconds! How they all manage to get caught is a mystery.
By the way, Californians are the largest consumers of turkey in the nation. And did you know that commercially raised turkeys cannot fly? I am sure it is because of their tight living quarters.
Raise your hand if you have ever eaten a T.V. dinner
. Come on. I know there are some latch-key kids out there who have popped the Swanson Salisbury Steak meal in while mom went to bowling league. Part of the reason Swanson created t.v. dinners in 1953 was because they needed to find something to do with the 260 tons of frozen turkeys that were left over from that year's Thanksgiving.
And here is a scary thought: the week of Thanksgiving is the deadliest week of the year for motorist. It may be a combination of how many people are on the road, or perhaps weather conditions but whatever the cause, please be safe this holdiay weekend if you are traveling.
Last but not least, I had to make an appeal on behalf of my buddy