(pic from Flickr user Zayabibu)
I came across a couple 'unique' ways some restaurants are preparing their birds this year. It's always good to shake things up....you may want to give it a shot!
First off...in light of the Twinkie craze, New York's Kennedy’s Tavern is serving Twinkie-stuffed turkeys for Thanksgiving. Caterer Butch Yamali says, “We take the turkey and we break up the Twinkie into our stuffing mix and we stuff the turkey with that and in the glaze, we use the cream filing of the Twinkie and we rub the outside of the turkey with it with some seasoning and some honey and we cook it. People are excited. They said they want to get their last shot at tasting a Twinkie.” 500 customers plan to eat Twinkie-stuffed turkeys.
And another option....New York pub owner Paul Hurley is serving a Thanksgiving turkey that you can 'eat and drink'. O'Casey's Tavern is injecting all of its birds with 100-proof Georgi vodka and plans to provide straws so guests can sip up the Vodka gravy. Every six hours, the restaurant injects its turkeys with 8 ounces of vodka. The practice is expected to continue over the next few days meaning each turkey will have soaked up more than a half gallon of Vodka by Thursday. The meal includes sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and a cab to anywhere in Manhattan.
If you find someone in Peoria offering either of these entrees please let me know - I'll see you there!