Friday, November 16, 2012

Freebie Friday - Turkey Time

One of my favorite memories from my childhood (teenage years) is of Thanksgiving.  Every year my mom did the turkey for our huge family get together at my grandma's house.  My aunt really wanted to do the get together at her house instead of my grandma's house because she had more room.  Everyone agreed my mom gave the turkey to my aunt (cleaned prepped and ready to go into the oven) with directions Thanksgiving morning, because we were making pies and needed our oven.  My aunt does not cook or bake that is why we did everything at my parents house, I love her to death but I am pretty sure she can burn water.  We made the fixings at our house (potatoes, stuffing, etc) and was bringing them over when they were finished.  Around 5pm we head over to my aunt's house for dinner, we walk in and don't smell turkey.  I mentioned to my dad I don't smell turkey that turkey has been cooking for 4 hours there should be a turkey smell.

We got into the kitchen and I hear my mom, "You didn't turn the oven on?!?!"
"The note didn't say turn the oven on," replied my aunt.  The note said "350 for 3 hours" or some crazy thing like that.  She was right it did not say Turn Oven ON to 350 degrees - lol.
"I thought you would know to turn the oven on to cook the turkey," my mom replied.
"I thought it was weird but I didn't want to cause you any stress," my aunt said.

Needless to say we ate all the fixings and 3 hours later we ate turkey.  Remember if you are bringing something to serve at someone's house who does NOT cook everything needs to be written out in black and white.

In honor of our non-cooked feast here is a Freebie for everyone.

Click the Turkey to Download 1 Black & White and 1 Color PNG File


  1. Thank you for sharing the turkey and the story. I teach classes and always write my instructions as if everyone just stepped foot on this planet. Then I would give it to my husband and if he could understand the instructions, I knew that anybody could follow them. That story brought a smile to me. Thanks.

  2. Thank you for the turkey. I love this story - I thought my husband was the only one who couldn't read between the lines and had to have every biddy instruction included in a note!

  3. Good Story, thanks for the digi and your story.


  4. Cute story and cute image. Thanks for sharing both.

    Lisa D.

  5. Thanks for the cute turkey! I'm a new follower and am happy I found your blog listed on! :)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  6. Cute as! Thanks so much. Lynne from OZ


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