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Four Legged Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

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This recipe for Four Legged Thanksgiving Turkey, by , is from Mixing Generations, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sherry Carnley Moriarty
Added: Tuesday, October 9, 2007


This one Thanksgiving was being held at my Son Rich's first home that
he had
built. We were all proud of it. Judi (his former wife) had a brother
lived in California and his name was Willie Moe. Willie had served
the Vietnam War and never married and lived his life as a Happy Hippy
California. We wanted Willie to experience a Happy Thanksgiving so we
him plane tickets to have him come join all the family in Blairsville
Thanksgiving. I volunteered to make the Turkey. I always like to play
tricks or do something special when there are kids around so I decided
see if any one would notice if I had altered the Thanksgiving Turkey a

I ordered a fresh turkey and two turkey extra turkey legs. I
removed the wings from the turkey, and surgically sewed the two extra
in their place. I stuffed the Turkey and browned it and placed it on
platter and moved it to the center of the table. Since Willie was our
special guest, he was at one end of the table drinking his wine. Now
rest of the family were either abstainers or only drank on special
occasions, so we were all sober. Willie on the other hand, was use to
drinking plenty of wine. We had grace and no one noticed the 4 legged
turkey. All of a sudden, the "city boy from California" spoke up and
"Am I already drunk or does that Turkey have four legs? I thought
only had two legs" ! Of course, at first they thought Willie was
his wine... but every one checked out the turkey and did a double
take at
the four legged turkey and we all had a good laugh.




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