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The Turkey Head

by Dee Andrews

Turkey Head and All for Thanksgiving

What would you do…

when it’s Thanksgiving morning in Spain and you open the bag of giblets, and there is the turkey head staring out at you, are you supposed to boil it up too with the heart and liver and neck?

I wondered. The idea of Tom the Turkey staring out of the pot at me all morning didn’t sit too well with me.

I couldn’t do it.

I then realized that required me to get the head off the neck. The knife was of no help. I finally did have to wring the birds neck. I understand that expression now.

I thought of my experience with the Spanish turkey head yesterday morning as I began the traditional Thanksgiving meal prep work. Now that I’m back in the States, the biggest worry I had was sneaking the boiled neck for myself before someone caught me. Everyone has their favorite part you know! What’s yours?

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Suzanne December 18, 2009 at 11:10 pm

You never told me it came with a head!!!!! My kids would have loved to see it. I’ll have to show them the pic!

Me, Myself & Pie January 21, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Oh my goodness, how crazy! I would absolutely freak out!

Welcome to SITS! Just stopping by to say hi!

Dee January 24, 2010 at 6:56 am

Thanks for stopping by, Me, Myself & Pie! I did freak out a little!

Love the picture and recipe of your chicken tamale casserole; I think I know what we’re having for dinner tonight.

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