Ground-Cooked Turkey

Ground-cooked turkeyYes, it is book-talk Tuesday, and yes I will be talking turkey, and yes, the two do go together! If you give me a moment, I’ll explain.

First off, on Sunday, my family celebrated my mom’s birthday. We’re talking 37 people counting my folks, siblings, siblings-in-law, nieces and nephews, and a couple of in-laws’ parents. A nice cozy gathering, very typical for my family. 🙂

The day began at my parents’ church where the majority of us “kids” (31 of us!) formed the Bryant Family choir (singing Beautiful Savior and What a Friend We Have in Jesus) while Mom & Dad (and the congregation) listened. Following church, we gathered at my parents’ home where home-fed ham and ground-cooked turkey awaited us. Yum!

Besides enjoying delectable food, we all had to trek out to my dad’s shed where six recently-born kitties awaited us. We do love our cats! Then that afternoon, God blessed us with perfect outdoor weather, so we spent much of the day having a bean bag toss competition. I’m happy to report, that my team didn’t lose in the first round. 😉

Now, what does this have to do with books? Well, in one of the scenes in Chain of Mercy, the family is making a ground-cooked turkey, so naturally, I had to take a pic of my book along with the turkey oven. See, I said I could connect the two!

Chain of Mercy & Ground-cooked turkey

Comments 3

  1. Never heard of ground-cooked turkey. Is that burying it with coals? I ate a cow’s head cooked that way once in Brazil. Well, I ate some of the cheek and some of the brains.

    1. Yes, LeAnne, it is burying it in piping-hot coals! It cooks in the ground for over eight hours, and is the most juicy turkey I’ve ever eaten. Being buried, the juices aren’t allowed to escape, plus you place a stick of butter in the turkey’s cavity, and that seeps throughout the meat. It’s delicious!

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