Monday, November 30, 2009

Turkey "Parts"

Happy Belated Thanksgiving everyone!

It's Monday and that means that I've been sitting on something that happened last Tuesday, but since I wasn't sure that anyone would read my blog over the weekend, I decided to wait until Monday to post it to Wendy's Life is Funny carnival.  If you have something funny, or just want to read things funny, you should visit her.  She is pretty funny, too.  This is my favorite random post of hers, if you have a few minutes.  I also like Square Chickens too, for some reason.

So, the day before Thanksgiving, my son and I went over to my mom and dad's house to brine our Thanksgiving turkeys.  He's 8 now, and he's been asking lots of questions when I cook, so I decided to have him help me clean the turkeys and get them ready to go in the brine.  We were rinsing the first one off and I reached inside the bird, and pulled out the bag of "innards".  I showed him what was in the bag (he was quite taken by the assortment of random bird organs).

Then I flipped the bird over.

I said "Hey, Buddy, watch this." 

And then I proceeded to scar the kid for life.

I reached in to the turkey's back end and pulled out the neck. 

My son's eyes bulged out of his head like cartoon eyes.  And then he started laughing uncontrollably...In an 8 year old potty humor sort of way.

Then it hit me.

"Hey, Buddy, this isn't what you think it is."

"It's the neck, Bud.  The neck."

Then he says....."OOOOHHHHHHHH!!!"

I've been cooking turkey my entire adult life and the thought never occured to me that you pull this phallic looking thing out of the bird's behind before you cook it.

I apologize in advance for this picture.

He does have a point, though, if you look at it.

Happy Belated Thanksgiving, everyone!

It was the neck.  The neck!



  1. I'm not gonna lie...I think I just peed a little ;-)

  2. That is funny! I never thought of a turkey neck as phallic before... I just use it, the wings, and innards in a broth for the stuffing... I had no idea... :-0

  3. GAAAAA!!! And I'm glad you're training up your son to have a sick sense of humor... ;o)