The Five Senses Of Turkey 🦃

Writing 101 Day 18: Compose a series of anecdotes…….giving this my best shot. I’m out of my comfort zone with this one!! Since its Thanksgiving tomorrow……..

Thanksgiving Turkey Through My Senses…


Sight: I have to admit, your nothing to look at when we first get you home. That pasty complexion, doesn’t do much for the eyes. But….after hours of cooking….Oh what a beautiful sight to behold. Your golden brown breast, your legs, your wings….crispy skin waiting for me.

But the sight of family around the table….priceless. The memories of past Thanksgivings with my children are all the more precious now that I don’t see them for the Holiday.

Smell: The aroma of the turkey cooking says home. It’s comforting. It says the Holidays are upon us! It’s says we’re gonna eat Soon!!

Hearing: All I hear are the sighs of Yummmmmmmm. “It smells so good!” “Is it time to eat yet?”   Then all you hear is the sound of chewing, along with more sighs, and the occasional “oh this is so good!” Later on it’ll be “I’m ready for a nap!”

Touch: Mr. Turkey, you feel like rubber. But I massage you with all kinds of goodness, making sure not to miss a spot……….☺️

 As a child, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on the turkey leg…and after it had a chance to dry out, the wishbone!!! We’d each grab our end, close our eyes tight, make that wish….and pull!!!!

Taste: And after feasting on the turkey with our four other senses, it’s time to Eat!!! As a child, it was the crispy skin we wanted, then the white meat for us. As an adult, I still want the skin and I do indulge, a little. I no longer long for the leg, it’s the wings I’m after !!

I’m about the turkey sandwiches as leftovers….nothing beats a turkey sandwich with Hellmanns Mayo,,my stuffing and cranberry sauce….Now We’re Talking Yummmmmmmmmmm!!’