Turkey Challenge

So Mom calls me up last night with an offer : She wants fried turkey for Xmas, but doesn’t want to to the work (or keep up with a turkey fryer). So she’s offered to buy me the fryer as an early Birthday present. I really don’t want a turkey fryer for my birthday. So tonight when we eat dinner over there, I’m going to make her a little wager. I’ll buy the fryer and fry a turkey. And :

If this ISN’T the best turkey you’ve every had, fried or otherwise, I pay for the fryer and she gets me no more than a $3 card at the Hallmark store for my birthday.

If this IS the best turkey she’s ever had, fried or otherwise, she buys me the fryer AND a birthday present of equal value.

This will be a tight one, because this will also be the first fried turkey I’ve ever done. I may have to set boundaries on best vs. not best. For example, maybe in the last 10 years. if I have to compete with my Grandmothers, I could be in deep shit.

What do my cooking-enabled friends think? More importantly, what do y’all do if you happen to be frying a turkey?

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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1 Response to Turkey Challenge

  1. badger says:

    Well, I’d separate the issue from your birthday: she wants fried turkey but she wants neither to cook it nor to bother with the cleanup/storage/upkeep of the big vat afterwards. If she wants a fried turkey, I’d say she can buy the turkey fryer, and you can store it at your place, and you’ll give frying a turkey a try, but that’s not your birthday present.

    As for the wager, even worse idea: competing with your family is almost never a good idea that I’ve seen.

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