The Trouble with Turkey
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
As a mom it's the planning meals part that always gets to me especially this year's Thanksgiving. I am making dinner for the Canadian Thanksgiving on Oct. 8. for the extended family. Before I go on my little rant I want to politically correctly state that of course, I am sensitive to everyone's challenges around food allergies and religious convictions etc. Now, that I have cleared the legalities out of the way here goes! My niece's boyfriend is Kosher so I can't make anything dairy because I am serving meat (turkey). My sister and niece eat gluten free - no wheat and in my sister's case corn products. Ever tried to make a green bean casserole under those conditions? By the time I am through eliminating dairy and wheat what will be left to serve - you guessed it a naked turkey as in undressed bird! What would Martha Stewart do? On top of it all - 10 hours of prep and gobble, gobble, gobble - it's all gobbled up!
I feel like such a turkey ranting like this!