Just because Thanksgiving turkey is an age-old tradition doesn’t mean its a good one. As much as I love Thanksgiving as a holiday and as an opportunity to get together with loved ones, the turkey is unnecessary and frankly excessive. We go through the trouble of procuring and preparing these majestic beasts just for them to be overshadowed by pulverized roots and saturated breadcrumbs. I almost feel bad for the turkey; no matter how its prepared it will always be dry. It’s not the turkey’s fault, that’s just the nature of the fowl.
All that said if the turkey makes people happy I guess that’s what matters. I’m just looking forward to the day where we can have the courage to say no to the bird and the sense to choose a more reasonable Thanksgiving entrée.