Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Don't Try This At Home
It's that time of year again, when the male species decides they will take over the cooking of the Thanksgiving dinner---yes, the deep fried turkey brigades are hitting Wal-Mart and Sam's Club and buying turkey fryers and zillions of gallons of frying oil.
The video is just a little warning, but the most important warning is, JUST SAY NO!! This is a holiday, not a hunting trip---you don't need to prove anything to your family and friends--let the turkey bake in the oven, emerging delicious, juicy and tender.
If you must deep fry the turkey, take it out to the middle of a field, away from any structures that might burn down; and make sure to DEFROST the turkey, and remove the bag of giblets inside the turkey. Whichever way you choose to cook your turkey, remember that this is a holiday in which we give thanks for all that we have. We are a wealthy nation, and if during this holiday you able, give to homeless shelters and to your local food bank. Invite those that will have nowhere to go to join you during the holidays--you may just make the difference in that person's life. Here in San Diego, we have the opportunity to invite military men and women home for the holidays, or we can adopt a military family to help provide for them while their loved one is in harms' way.
Keep your loved ones out of harms' way and just say no to deep frying that turkey!