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Gina Conkle | Remember Your First Turkey?
Author Guest / November 21, 2013

You know what I’m talking about: the first Thanksgiving turkey you ever roasted. How’d it come out? No matter what happened, the meal was an expression of your love. But, memories of disasters can be fun. They stick out in better than the successes, don’t they? Oh, and my first turkey? A crispy golden outside, raw pink inside disaster. I hadn’t mastered the concept of defrosting among other things. But, as I look back, there were some bigger things going on in our little apartment. Brian and I were newlyweds. But, I was too busy introducing my husband to my family traditions that I forgot the little defrosting detail. It was just the two of us since our families lived in different states. I wanted my new husband to embrace the same get-ready-for-Christmas-early tradition that I’d always known. He, on the other hand, told me he didn’t want the “big production” meal. Neither did he want to set up our apartment for Christmas so early. In fact, he’d be fine with a string of lights on the window and sandwiches. But, he made his new wife happy and went along with the program. My “dinner will be ready in two…