A Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey
The only reason this bears mentioning is that I haven’t eaten bird in, like, over two years.
Last Thanksgiving was all about the Tofurky.
As far as the dogs are concerned, this is awesome news.
Although our whole pack is fond of homegrown carrots, sweet potatoes and other vegetables – cooked, raw or served as pulp snuck into frozen balls of canned food – all the dogs naturally love meat a lot more.
Their extreme glee surprised us the first time we ever prepared elk burgers in the house.
Lucky for the three handsome beggars, although meat gets prepared a lot around here now, Zach is very particular about his food, and I’m still not super meat-motivated.
This means the dogs get more choice handouts than they might in a more traditional omnivore house.
In fact, they’re probably going to get a lot of my roasted turkey leftovers.
From what I hear, my turkey turned out fine, although it was significantly less popular at the party than the smoked bird Zach prepared.
I still haven’t tasted my turkey. It was fun to baste, but I just can’t get jazzed about eating a bird yet.
I might try to trick myself into eating it in a soup. But I’ll probably serve up more to some canines over the next few days.
Share your turkey leftover prep suggestions – for human or pet consumption – in the comments.
The original recipe I used was an adaptation (fresh thyme added to the butter and a peeled orange stuffed in the cavity) of the basic how-to from Simple Bites.
Posted on November 25, 2012, in Dogs, Food and tagged dog in a rooster costume, dogs like meat, Food, miniature pinscher, roasted turkey, roasting a turkey, Tofurky, traditional Thanksgiving turkey, turkey for dogs, turkey leftovers. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.