How to make it

  • Get out the china, the silver, etc. set a pretty table, and serve yummy food. However, my sisters and I had a tradition that bordered on the stupid, but we loved it.
  • First, a big breakfast.
  • Then, get the turkey washed, usually a hilarious event accompanied by using the sprayer at the sink, and not necessarily spraying the bird. Water fights are essential.
  • Second, get the bird stuffed and in the oven.
  • Third, all bets are off. It's time to make the most outrageous side dishes while sampling the wine that will be served with the turkey.
  • Usually, we are still sober by the time we serve the turkey....but this whole thing started a long time ago...1978 or 1979....
  • It was a cold, dreary Nebraska Thanksgiving. The turkey was in the oven, and our extended family was gathered in the living room, watching football. Soon, we heard a wierd noise from the kitchen... runnnngggg, runnnnngg, rrrrrrrr, brraaacckkk.....
  • The 3 sisters got up and ran to the kitchen to see what was going on....we were followed by all the kids (6 of them) as we streamed through the tiny kitchen door only to see sparks coming from under the oven, and feeling electricity course to our knees....we all screamed and ran BACK out the kitchen door, as the men in the family were trying to get through the door to hit the circuit breaker.
  • The oven fried, the turkey was removed, and slid across the kitchen floor, half-baked. There was squealing and screaming!
  • Once the sparks stopped, we had to decide. What do we do? Throw the turkey out? The more enterprising of the sisters, took the bird, put it in the sink and washed it. We then took it to the basement and cooked it in the gas oven.
  • It is known as the year we electrocuted the turkey.
  • There ever after, we never made a turkey without being fortified by alcoholic beverages to anesthetize the memory of the electocuted turkey.
  • So get that turkey in the oven, and have some fun doing it! Don't be too serious. Disaster could strike, and what would you do??

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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    LOL.. that is a great story....... And told very well.. It's the get togethers where everything goes as planned that no one remembers... ;-)~ Coming from a large family, I have a few of those myself.... Jim
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  • mamalou 9 years ago
    Way toooo funny! :o)
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  • justjakesmom 9 years ago
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  • wynnebaer 10 years ago
    I'm still laughing......:)
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    " It was excellent "
    zanna ate it and said...
    Great story,lol.Adding to the Friends in the Kitchen group.Come on over.:)I am giving the story a 5,but I have my own old family turkey stories lol dont need to try yours.
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  • coffeebean53 10 years ago
    RRRRRRRRROFL Great Story!!!!
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    Great story. We can't drink tooo much around here or turkey day or we would kill each other. Of couse we want to kill each other when we are sober also. Whatcha goona do?
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  • notyourmomma 10 years ago
    That is the funniest story ever. I, too, recommend liberal amounts of alcohol on Turkey day. I have the nuttiest relatives in the world and the only way we can cope with each other is to be laughing in hysterics at each other. Sober, we would probably be fighting. Don't ask.
    I love the electrocuted turkey story. My niece's husband tried to burn down the house with his attempt to deep fry the turkey IN THE GARAGE. Nuff, said.
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  • michelle73 10 years ago
    LMAO! That reminded me of a time my sister and I cooked a farm fresh chicken. It smelled so good and we we're drooling with the anticipation of the first bite. It was plump and juicy and a perfect golden brown. When it was almost ready, my sister pricked it with a fork and it exploded!!! It really did and the most foul odor imaginable was coming from the inside. We stood there in shock staring at it. How could something that looked and smelled so good a minute before, suddenly be this pile of stinky mess the next. It's a mystery to this day what happened but we always laugh about it!
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