I Have Never Cooked a Turkey

Well, you read the title.

I don’t know how to cook a turkey and as long as I have my dad around, I may just never have to. 

My dad cooks Thanksgiving dinner right down to the homemade stuffing because it’s his thing.  And thank God it’s his thing because I know it wouldn’t be mine.  All I’d be serving up is a large helping of stress complete with 4 sides of anxiety, burned.  

Our Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, food, wine and Turkey Notes.  If you don’t know what a Turkey Note is then I’m assuming you aren’t from Davenport, IA.

I’ve written this Turkey Note especially for my Mommy Friends:

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
I don’t know how to cook a turkey,
But you probably do.

While I’m thankful for a million things this Thanksgiving, I’m thankful most of all for my dad, the man who forever owns the holiday (and makes me special stuffing outside the bird so it’s not mushy).

Wishing my Mommy Friends a most wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Finally, finally, finally … I posted an award for you on my blog today as part of my Thankful Thursday.So check it out and Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

  2. Me neither! Thank God you’ve got your Dad. The anxiety and stress would kill my Thanksgiving joy. Happy Thanksgiving Mommyfriend!

  3. I can say I have done it one year and let me tell ya, so glad it was the one time. it was not that hard BUT it is so much better to just go to someone else’s house. Happy TURKEY day!! xo

  4. Are we sisters? I’d be serving up stress and anxiety, too! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Lori. I hope you have a great day tomorrow!

  5. Happy Thanksgiving Mommyfriend and family! Wishing you a delicious dinner with your father. I, too, have rarely cooked on Thanksgiving. We’re always at my parents, too. Hope you have a wonderful day!

  6. I can’t cook a turkey either! Or… pretty much… anything else! I’m terrible in the kitchen! But hey, as long as SOMONE is cooking good food for my family, I’m not complaining!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! xo

  7. Funny! I might try my hand at turkey notes this year:)

  8. in case you ever need it, here is the perfect turkey recipe


  9. Happy Thanksgiving to you! Turkey notes look fun! Here’s one:

    Turkey Duck
    Turkey Pheasant
    Cook one to rescue Turkey
    As his Christmas Present

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