It’s Me versus the Bird

22 Nov

I’ve been really lucky.  I’ve only ever had to cook an entire Thanksgiving dinner by myself one time.  It’s just worked out that we would be visiting family or our family would be visiting us so I didn’t have to cook.  That’s a good thing.  It’s not that I’m a bad cook or anything – I have issues when it comes to the main character of the meal.

It’s just – it still looks so much like it did when it was alive.  I mean, with ground beef/steak – it doesn’t look like a cow.  Bacon does not look like a pig.  Chicken breast/nuggets/strips do not resemble a little feathered friend.  And, in the case of the turkey – there’s more than it just still looking like a turkey – it’s also that they come with those bits and pieces and you have to reach in that orifice and pull out bags of mushy junk.

I’ve already asked Andrew to do the really dirty work but it’s still so hard for me to enjoy the taste of the cooked turkey after seeing what it once was and doing all the final prep work to really “finish” him off.

I’m disturbed  – but not so much that I would boycott the bird altogether.  I guess, I’ll see how it all turns out tomorrow.

3 Responses to “It’s Me versus the Bird”

  1. gummibunny November 22, 2007 at 10:52 am #

    I know EXACTLY what you mean and feel the same way! Except, I don't think I could actually do it (have never had to yet). If I'm in charge of Thanksgiving, we'll probably be having ham. I would just lose my appetite with turkey once I'd stuck my hand up its butt.

  2. Are You ZaZa? November 22, 2007 at 8:18 pm #

    It's so funny that you say you'd be having ham because Andrew told me twice that we should just do ham instead from now on because of how grossed out I get. Even after the turkey cooked for 4 plus hours, I still was worried it wasn't cooked all the way and it still smelled a little too much like turkey…I can't help it. It just makes my skin crawl and stomach turn. Despite all that though, it's just hard to think about not having turkey on Thanksgiving. I would hate for Nia and Nate not to have that tradition – even though they both refused to eat their turkey! HA!

  3. Scoop November 26, 2007 at 11:42 am #

    Yeah, Andrew refused too! I always make a turkey breast because we like white meat anyway. It is cleaner and cooks faster and you can still stuff it!

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