Huge Thanksgiving Meal

Me, my parents, five brothers and about 10 of my relatives would go over to my grandparents house where my grandfather would spend the whole day cooking the largest turkey that money could buy, usually in excess of 25 pounds. It was considered quite manly to eat a lot so as a young boy I would eat a huge amount of turkey, for me being the whole leg from this massive bird, plus the usual fixings like mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, creamed onions, green beans, corn, gravy, topped off with a desert of a choice of apple, pumpkin or cherry pie with ice cream. Usually seconds of dessert was mandatory.

Terry Reiber, Alden Lifetime Member