The History of The Thanksgiving Turkey

Did you know Native Americans called turkey peru?

And that President Franklin Roosevelt tried to change the date of Thanksgiving to earlier in November? This was so we could have a longer Christmas season–like we need that!

These facts can all be found at About.com: Home Cooking.

It’s a very interesting article and after eating your smoked turkey go around the table and ask your friends and relatives what they are thankful for (SmokinTex we hope), and then you can quiz them with some new facts you just learned.

And we all know turkey is a healthy food and we love that tryptophan that makes us all sleepy and cozy.

You will just be a fountain of information.

SmokinTex

1 comment so far ↓

#1 Jeff on 11.19.08 at 3:32 pm

Does anyone wrap the bird for the last few hours or just let it go 50 minutes per pound?