I don't like turkey. I'll eat it, but I don't particularly care for it.
I've even made it before and am getting better at seasoning the bird. I mainly endure it during the holidays when it's served, then dream up as many ways of doing leftovers that I can think of to drown out the taste: enchiladas; grilled Cuban sandwiches; turkey pot pies and, this year, turkey chilaquiles.
All that turkey bashing aside...I do have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed the deep fried turkey experience on Thanksgiving Day.
I love how the 4H Champ decided to step outside of the oven turkey box and deep fry the bird. The skin was fantastic.
And I was particularly happy with the pumpkin pie surprise made in the cast iron skillet.
We had a lovely time at all three of our Thanksgiving feasts. Next year though...we may scale back a bit. We were exhausted by day three and more than eager to get home sweet home.