Our house is full of autumn touches almost as soon as the calendar turns to September. Pumpkin and gourds. Mums and spicy candles. Bowls of apples and Friendly Village. But I wait until November to get out the turkeys!
Here are a few turkeys that are hanging around Pineapple House these days.
This is my primitive Tom. I made him several years ago (using these instructions) and he has made a Thanksgiving appearance ever since, sometimes on the Thanksgiving table, sometimes elsewhere, but always a presence.
New to me this year is this turkey candy mold I bought when we went antiquing on Labor Day.
He has joined Primitive Tom on the sideboard for November.
I love the turkey on my November calendar!
Are you cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving? Of course, we always cook a turkey because we host Thanksgiving dinner, but I think I'd cook one anyway. I love the leftovers! I don't get tired of turkey. In fact, I run out of turkey before I run out of leftover turkey ideas! Hot turkey sandwiches, turkey pot pie, turkey soup, turkey tetrazzini... My daughter Kristin always cooks a turkey for their family, and my mom cooks a turkey breast. What do you do? Do you get tired of turkey?
Now sure what size turkey to buy or how many desserts to serve? This fun graphic takes the guess work out of Thanksgiving planning! (Click the photo for more details.)
Click ~here~ for another really cool online resource for choosing (and cooking) the Thanksgiving bird. Butterball offers "calculators" to make it simple. What a great idea! Plug in the number of adults and the number of children, check the box if you want leftovers, indicate whether your group has big eaters or light eaters, and --VOILA!-- Butterball will tell you how much turkey and how much stuffing you'll need! There are other "calculators" for how long to thaw and how long to cook, as well as conversion tables for measurements and temperature.
Let's talk turkey!