We’ll have a full house for Thanksgiving this year, and Kish and I have decided to mix things up a bit — but just a bit — for our holiday meal.
I think it’s important to have certain inviolable traditions at the Thanksgiving dinner. What’s Thanksgiving, for example, without a plate featuring a cylinder of jellied cranberry sauce, still maintaining the ribbed shape of the can from whence it came, ready to be sliced, with perhaps a sprig of garnish to provide a certain presentational elan? And mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, and pumpkin pie are, of course, required.
Still, it’s nice to add something new to the mix. This year, we will experiment with a turducken. A turducken is a relatively recent culinary invention, hailing from the South, in which a duck is inserted into a chicken, which is then inserted into a turkey. You end up with the fowlest combination imaginable. (Sorry about that one, but I couldn’t resist!) The turducken is supposed to be more moist and flavorful than your standard Butterball.
We’ll also have a small turkey for the rank traditionalists — just in case.