During the month of April, I participate in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. That is 26 posts in one month, for each letter of the alphabet, time off for good behavior on Sundays. Over 1800 bloggers are participating this year. Last I checked, I was #835. This year, Millie and Willie Cottonpoly, my sock puppet creations, are here to tell you their story and share reviews, ideas, and inspiration with you. They’re also helping to teach theatre classes for kids in the Brainerd area, and continue to view and review theatre productions and some books. This retired couple doesn’t just sit around watching reruns on MeTv. (Although, Willie does like to put up his feet whenever Petticoat Junction comes on. It’s that sound of the train whistle. Millie makes no apologies for watching the Lassie marathon while holding her dog Tillie on her lap.)
T is for turkey, smoked turkey, that is. Yum. The Biker Chef grabbed a couple birds while they were on special, and still affordable, and set up his smoker. With the horrible spreading of bird flu, we might have a shortage come Thanksgiving (another great T word). He pre-seasoned the turkey with a dry rub, and smoked it, using apple wood and Kingsford charcoal, trying to keep the heat around 180-200 degrees Fahrenheit, for at least six hours. We ate some of the meat with homemade gnocchi and Alfredo sauce. He put some of it into a creamy pasta salad and soup, and froze the rest for future consumption. He’s promised to make a turkey ala king soon!
Millie and Willie drooled over the finished product.
Millie: Mmm. Biker Chef, you’re the best. This looks scrumptious.
(Willie can’t talk because his mouth is full.)
Millie: Your spice blend is perfect.
(Willie just nods and keeps chewing.)
Millie: And, the meat is succulent and divine.
(Willie makes moaning noises.)
Millie: When you make the turkey ala king, we’ll have to invite Mr. Happy.
Willie: (nods and wipes his mouth with a napkin, and burps.) ‘scuze me.
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Journaling Prompt: Do you like turkey? What do you do with the Thanksgiving leftovers?
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I’ve always wanted to try smoked turkey.
Sending you a virtual taste.
I love Thanksgiving…the smells, the flavors, and yes, the leftovers! I’m sort of like Willie on this one.
not sure about smoked. BUT last thanksgiving I finally tried and succeeded in baking one! 😀 turned out pretty good 😀
Congrats. I’m sure everyone appreciated it. mmm.
I would need to say scuze me, too, I’m a gobbler for turkey and a piglet for pig. Never a glutton for mutton.
Good one, Teresa!
I’m not a huge fan of turkey, but it has grown on me over the years. I won’t turn it away now like I would when I was little.
~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
Member of C. Lee’s Muffin Commando Squad
Patricia Lynne, Indie Author
I have one son who doesn’t care for turkey, either. He prefers ham.
Who can blame them? That looks positively appetizing. Yum!