OK~ Our turkey is in the freezer. I was forced to think of some past experiences with the turkey on Thanksgiving. It's really not too difficult to cook a turkey~ the issues really begin to evolve in the preparation process.
You can never have too much soap handy when you are working with a thawed out turkey! You must wash your hands after handling this slimy bird! (This Mom has never had issues with this).
Here's where the issues have came into play: Yep, this Mom admits it---She has cooked a turkey with the "stuff" in the neck- Now, I'm not referring to the stuffing, I am referring to that little packet of heart, giblets, etc............ I think I failed to tell anybody this until now!
And then there was the year that I failed to thaw the turkey out 100%. For whatever reason, I was using a knife and I managed to break the knife out inside the turkey! Here I was, knife handle in hand and the blade was stuffed into the turkey!
I'm hoping for a calm, uneventful Thanksgiving day in the cooking department this year. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?