We may be far north of the Mason-Dixon line up here in New Hampshire, but I swear sometimes I was meant to be a southern girl. I prefer the heat over the snow, don't mind my husband driving around in a big 'ol truck and even catch myself saying y'all every now and again.
Must have been from Charleston in another life.
One other southern thang I enjoy? Deep frying our Thanksgiving turkey.
Oh, yeah. YUM.
It's become tradition to fry our turkey ever since we started hosting Thanksgiving Dinner a few years back. We even serve it up on paper plates. We're Klassy.
Not your traditional New England holiday dinner, right? They might take away my Yankee card after admitting this so publicly;-)
My husband takes the turkey (or turkeys depending on how many people we're hosting) outside with the fryer while I prepare the sides inside. He gets to play with fire and I get him out of the kitchen. It's a recipe for a long, long marriage. Posting goofy pictures of him kissing a turkey may not be... we shall see. Ha.
I think he enjoys this tradition as much as I do.
Check out this recipe over at The Meat House Blog for fried turkey. Frying is super fast (3 minutes per pound, plus 5 per bird) and frees up my oven for other things like the sweet potato casserole and snowflake buns.
OK, I'm getting hungry for turkey and Thanksgiving is still over a week away. Planning to order my turkey on Friday from The Meat House. I mentioned in the past that we prefer to buy all of our meats there. So, I was super excited when I saw that they are taking orders for their fresh, natural turkeys. Count me in.
Want to win a $50 gift card to The Meat House to buy yourself a fresh, natural turkey this year? Here's how.
One lucky Mommycosm reader will win $50 gift card from The Meat House.
Mandatory Entry: Simply leave a comment on this post with your first name and state initials. Tell me: have you ever fried your turkey?
One comment per person, please. You must supply an email address in order for me to contact the winner. (Note: I do NOT recommend putting email within the content of the comment itself. SPAM is not a quality meat.)
Submitting a comment constitutes agreeing to the terms of the Official Rules.
Extra Entry: Follow @TheMeatHouse and re-tweet their #Meatsgiving tweet, come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. Oh, and it's not just for an extra entry, it's for a great cause. For every re-tweet, they will donate $.50 to Share our Strength, a campaign to end chlidhood hunger in America.
All comments must be received by Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7pm (et). Mommycosm will use Random.org to choose the winner. Any comments received after the deadline will not be considered for the giveaway. Although it is my intent for you to use this gift card to purchase your turkey, there is no guarantee that the gift card will arrive prior to Thanksgiving despite our best efforts... therefore you can use it to buy whatever you desire at The Meat House during this holiday season.
I received a gift card in order to facilitate my review. Giveaway provided by The Meat House. Opinions, thoughts and the goofy turkey kissing husband are mine, all mine.
And the winner is...
Which is this comment...
Congratulations, Adrrienne from CA! Please check your email for instructions on how to claim your gift card.
Thank you, everyone for participating... and thank you to The Meat House for this fabulous giveaway.
Hope you enjoy your turkeys, no matter how you cook them :)