Until 7 years ago, I had no idea how to cook.
As a matter of fact, when I met The Hubs, my exact words were "I hope you like spaghetti, mac and cheese and Hamburger Helper, because that's all I know how to cook and I have no interest in learning anything else."
Well, luckily for him, I have learned to cook, pretty well actually. But our second Thanksgiving together, we decided to make our first dinner...turkey included. YIKES! I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I went with it because, why not?
We bought the turkey, did everything we were supposed to to make sure it would be thawed out and ready for it's time in the oven. We reached out to our moms for advice and basically combined what they said.....this lead to what would become a tradition.
Basically, we give the turkey a bath, then dry it off and smother it with butter. But we take it a step further and call it a dirty bird, smack it on the "butt" and just basically make everyone around us while this is going on extremely uncomfortable.
The turkey was amazing and we became a little addicted, but that's okay.
We do this every year now and my mom even got in on it one year because The Hubs had to work. She was uncomfortable following the tradition, but she was a trooper. As the kids get older, we plan to let them get in on it too and I honestly hope they carry it on to their own families.
This isn't our first bird, but it looks good, huh?
What's your favorite tradition?
Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My subject was "Tell us your favorite Thanksgiving day story" and it was submitted by Rena's World. Thank you for allowing me to have this walk down memory lane! (and for making me hungry!! lol)
Check out what my friends have for you below!