Sunday, October 19, 2008

Let's Talk Turkey

I am blessed enough to be married to a man who loves to cook. And he is unfortunate enough to be married to a wife who hates to cook. :)

While I make fresh meals from scratch every evening for our family, it's definitely a chore for me. It's not that I'm a bad cook. My family has always been happy with the meals I prepare. It's just that I'd rather stick pins in my fingers than have to be in the kitchen cooking.

There is one time of the year, though, when my husband relieves me of my kitchen duties and that's Thanksgiving. Every year he makes the entire meal, sans the mashed potatoes (because I happen to make those really well). How lucky am I to have a husband who does the Thanksgiving cooking?!

And we have yet to have a bad turkey (dry, undercooked, etc.). All of our guests always rave over how well he cooks it.

He did make the classic mistake the very first time he cooked a turkey, though. Yes, the dreaded "leaving in the giblets" error. He even knew about that possibility and thought he'd checked well enough, but he didn't know that there were giblets in both ends.

Thankfully it didn't affect the turkey at all. It was just as perfect then as it has been in the years since.

How about you? Do you have a tale about your quest for the perfect turkey? If so, head on over to Electrolux Appliances , click on "Kelly Confidential," and submit a picture, story, and/or video about your experience.

Whether it's your dog eating your turkey before your guests could, dropping the turkey on the way to the table, or smoke billowing out of the oven, Kelly Ripa and Electrolux want to hear from you.

By submitting your story, you'll automatically be entered to win a sleek, new Electrolux wall oven or range that features a Perfect Turkey button!

The Perfect Turkey™ button from Electrolux uses a temperature probe to precisely control cooking, along with a convection system that gently browns the turkey while sealing in the juices, giving you perfect turkey, every time. This first-in-class feature may just revolutionize the holiday cooking experience!

It's comforting to me to know that this Perfect Turkey button exists. Should my husband ever not be able to take on cooking for Thanksgiving, I can have Electrolux come to my rescue!


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Kara H. said...

Great that your husband loves to cook! Especially since he seems to have the magic Turkey touch :) Great post!

BlondeBlogger said...

Thanks! Yeah, I don't want to imagine how our Thanksgivings would've turned out if I'd been in charge of the turkey. :)

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