Sunday, November 23, 2008

An old flame?

Thanksgiving 2002.
This is the last year that this lovely avocado green wall oven was used for a Thanksgiving dinner. This was the year that I rubbed the turkey in butter and then slathered (bathed it really) it with a bottle of Sauternes (ice wine). The result,.... well as the alcohol heated up and the butter melted the two got together for a fantastic explosion! Not blowing the turkey up, mind you, but a loud flaming whoooosh of an explosion like you hear in an action movie! This technique can probably never be duplicated, but in the end it was the best turkey anyone had ever tasted!

10 comments:

ELK said...

oh my what a memory! thanks for the warning...tee hee

Elizabeth said...

that's awesome!

a said...

OH MY GOSH I'm cracking up! honey your avocado green could be family with my cocoa brown wall oven...(mid century apartment with it's original appliences that I live in) hahahahahhahhaha do you have your high heells on? oh and your apron? hahahhahahahhaha I'll be cooking my tom in this very oven this year!

painted fish studio said...

ha! everyone needs a great flaming turkey story!

ps. avocado green is going to make a come back, i promise.

leaca said...

Well you give me a good laugh. My eyes are watering. Oh my goodness. I hope you can have a good laugh about this now. =)

Jackie said...

The total whack job part of me wants to try this! The boys would find it so entertaining!

poppy said...

this is so funny (and scary)! thanks again for sharing your photo with us! Happy THanksgiving!

Suvarna said...

Lol, that is the best Turkey/Thanksgiving story I've ever heard. I'm sure your children will be telling that one for years to come. Happy Thanksgving!

spread your wings said...

oh my goodness!! what a story. classic.

Hey you are the 2nd place WINNER in my birthday giveaway. thank you so much for playing. I will need your mailing address so I can send you your gift.

Happy Thanksgiving and be safe. : )

Marnie Dee said...

I can testify, it was the best turkey ever!