Monday, April 24, 2017

Food in Film: Turkey

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

A food addict and connoisseur of tasteful films reviews Food in Film, starring...

… Turkey

We had turkey for every holiday and family gathering when I was a kid. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter. Reunions. Turkey, turkey, turkey, turkey. By the time I was grown and gone, I was sick of that bird and determined I would only prepare turkey once a year on Thanksgiving.

Why not copy my daughter and do away with it altogether (see Lobster)? Because I gotta have my turkey sandwich! Bread. Butter. Mayo. Turkey. Sprinkle of salt. That's it.

If I go somewhere else for Thanksgiving and don't have claim on the leftovers... well, I prepare a small turkey roast at home, just to have my sandwich. That's my tradition.

Which means, unlike this scene in Free Birds (2013), at my house there is no pardon for the turkey.

Scene: Pardoned turkey.

For a fun side: Family gatherings create funny movie-worthy moments. I wrote about humorous Thanksgiving incidents in Life... the stuff comedy is made of.

If you have a few minutes, follow the link to that post, then return here to share a funny moment from one of your family feasts!

12 comments:

Eva A. said...

I read your funny post... I guess every family could do a film with that collected memories. Thanks for sharing.
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Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Trudy - gosh crazy things happening .. the dog is the worst to think about ... but talk about laughing months later. If you have turkey on your own ... the as you say enjoy a film while eating it ... cheers Hilary

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Aidyl Ewoh said...

Oh wow! This is a cool theme for the A to Z Challenge! It's so much fun stopping by the different blogs and seeing what all y'all have come up with. I'm allergic to turkey, so I haven't personally really eaten it (other then a taste here and there), apparently lots of people like it though. :)

Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. See My “T” post here: https://lydiahowe.com/2017/04/24/t-is-for-tenacity-atozchallenge/

Keith's Ramblings said...

I've gobbled a lot of turkey over the years. Not sure why, it doesn't taste of much! I suppose I just go along with tradition. Next Christmas? Goose.

Another day in Amble Bay!

Trudy said...

And some families are lucky enough to capture their funny moments on video!

Trudy said...

Sometimes when something happens like that (the greasy dog), I tell myself, "You might laugh about this later, so why not laugh about it now!"

Trudy said...

Thanks for visiting! You're right, it's so much fun to see the variety of blogs, and connect with the bloggers. Sorry about your turkey allergy, but you aren't missing much.

Trudy said...

You've gobbled a lot of turkey... but I don't think I've ever honked down a goose. I have eaten tur-duck-en, though. A turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken.

FinnBadger said...

No turkey pardoning here, they're too tasty.

Trudy said...

Especially in a sandwich!

Arlee Bird said...

Thanksgiving is not the same without turkey and dressing. And I like to eat it often throughout the year. I normally don't eat turkey sandwiches because I'm not overly fond of the processed turkey lunch meat, but real sliced turkey on a sandwich with mayonnaise, salt, pepper, and sweet pickles is one of my favorites.

Arlee Bird
Tossing It Out

Trudy said...

Real sliced turkey is my kind of sandwich. I don't like the turkey luncheon meat either.