Why we have a purple Thanksgiving turkey
By 965koit on November 13, 2019
Last Thanksgiving I was in the hospital because of my pregnancy with Lilly.
Nick was super adorable and made a Thanksgiving dinner and brought it to me. It was super delicious, but maybe that was just because I had been eating hospital food for 3-weeks straight.
The turkey was great, but because of the hospital stay, it was not our normal purple turkey.
Yes, we eat a purple turkey for Thanksgiving.
What’s the origin story of the purple turkey, well sit down, and prepare yourself for a little Thanksgiving story.
Every year we have the same old turkey in our house and every year it’s just a little dry no matter what we do.
A few years ago, we decided to marinade our turkey before Thanksgiving to guarantee that it was juicy and delicious. This 12-pound turkey sat in a mixture of olive oil, garlic, rosemary and red wine for 2 whole days.
So how did we end up with a purple turkey, you ask?
The turkey skin sucked up all the red wine and turned our bird a lovely shade of vino.
But the real question is, was it tasty?
It totally was! I was pretty sure the flavor of the wine was going to take over the taste of the turkey but there was only a hint of the flavor present which was perfect.
The purple turkey was a success and now I’m thinking a red or blue turkey might be on the menu for this year.
This story just reminds you to never judge a turkey by the color of its meat!
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