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What's wrong with turkey?


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What's wrong with turkey?

Heatherb | Nov 16, 2010 06:01 PM

Mama called yesterday. She wanted my permission to serve roast pork instead of turkey at Thanksgiving. Turns out my entire family except for me is all "meh" about turkey if they don't outright hate it. Mama said I was the only one in the family who liked it except for Grandma, who died in August. I'm almost 35 - how did I miss that me and my grandmother were the only people who were totally delighted with the traditional main course on Thanksgiving? And my family is GOOD at cooking turkey - even if they don't like it. It's always moist and flavorful, so the argument that it's dry and tasteless doesn't wash with me. But I couldn't be the holdout when everyone else prefers pork, so looks like that's what we're going with.

Anybody feel like standing up for turkey? Or is it really just an unappetizing dish continually inflicted onto miserable diners out of slavish adherence to tradition?

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