Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Turducken My Favorite Frankenmeat


So, I definitely cooked one of these for Christmas this year. The fabled turducken. I learned to debone all three birds, make corn bread stuffing from scratch, and then I DID IT. I made a legendary beast this holiday season and it was AMAZING. One of the best tasting christmas birds EVER. All the flavors were brilliantly blended together. If I were to do anything differently, I'd be more careful with the construction. The swelling of the dressing caused my turkey exterior to burst like that guy's chest in that one scene in alien. I would also thaw the turkey sooner, I think. Also, I would have liked to use a spicier sausage in the cornbread stuffing. All in all, though, the flavors came out amazing, and every single bite just POPPED. I would probably also stitch the bird closed instead of just trying to hold it together, which worked okay, but made getting it into the oven bag a little difficult.

It took a little over 6 hours for me to put the thing together, though. So, I think I could definitely accelerate that kind of prep. Either way, though, after eating it, I have decided to do another one next year.

It occurs to me that I definitely do learn several things every day. I actually do consider a day where I have learned nothing to be wasted, and maybe I would do well to share that here a little more.

The things I have been learning today are relatively minor. I've been learning how to get the most out of the Fantasy and Science Fiction literature course that I am taking from Coursera.org. I'm fascinated by the course and am looking forward to sharing my reading experience with so many people at once.
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