Battle of the Turkeys

My son-in-law, my daughter, and his cousin's wife
My son-in-law, my daughter, and his cousin’s wife

One of the newest traditions for Thanksgiving is the battle of the turkeys, done for the second time this year.

My daughter roasts a turkey in the oven; my son-in-law smokes it in the Big Green Egg.  There’s a fair amount of taunting teasing as to who will have the superior turkey, along with the usual craziness of trying to get them to both finish at the same time.

And for the second year, the oven roasted turkey won!  My poor son-in-law.  He needs to up his game if he’s going to win this challenge.  It’s either that or get razzed again next year.

My son-in-law relaxing while waiting on the turkey in the smoker.
My son-in-law relaxing while waiting on the turkey in the smoker.

And for your entertainment, I also have some baby bump pictures.  My daughter finally looks pregnant!

24 thoughts on “Battle of the Turkeys

  1. We have one of each every year. We tend to like the turkey better fried but the stuffing from the oven roasted is OH SO GOOD !! How exciting for you to have a new little one on the way – lucky you!!

    1. We haven’t tried frying the turkey yet – that’s probably next!

      Yes, it is exciting to have a grandchild on the way. I can’t believe she’s finally done it!


    1. Smoked turkey is really good and he does a great job of smoking chickens, so he just needs to tweak it up a bit.

      She really is pretty, isn’t she? I’m so proud of how well she does with her life.


      1. Yes, she really is!

        And one day he is going to set that turkey upon the table and everyone is going to give that all knowing smile that says ‘here we go again’. They will all bite in and those smiles will turn in to awe!!!! Tell him I’m a believer!!!! :)

    1. Well. . . not to tattle, but he wasn’t paying attention to the thermometer and brought it on himself. He smokes the chickens really good and can do this too.

      She is pretty! Thanks for the compliment. I’ll pass it along to her.

    1. We are excited about the baby – first grandchild on both sides and first great-grandchild on my side.

      I’ve never tried frying a turkey, but it doesn’t appeal either.

    1. I think she’s looking good, but she sure isn’t enjoying the pregnancy. The turkeys did both taste good, but the smoked one was just a bit on the dry side. It wasn’t until I was looking at the pictures that I realized this was the second year doing it, making it a new tradition!

    1. I don’t think she’s talking to the baby much, but I used to talk to her when I was pregnant with her. So no, I don’t think it’s crazy at all. She is looking good. . . not feeling too good, but she’s healthy and that’s what counts.

    1. It was fun, but I didn’t realize until later that we had a new tradition going on! We’re going to have to give the son-in-law some pointers if he’s going to beat her at this.

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