Time Travel to the 1950s and Prepare a New, Frozen Thanksgiving Turkey!

2018-11-23T20:20:40+00:00Food, History|

Take a trip back in time to the 1950s and learn how to prepare a new, frozen Thanksgiving turkey!

Back in the 1950s, a frozen, store-bought, table-dressed Thanksgiving turkey was a revolutionary idea. Before the frozen version, turkeys were obtained from butcher shops or farms and home cooks across the country had to remove their own long necks, feet and other parts. Thank goodness that’s not the only option anymore!

Nowadays, we tend to take the convenience of cooking a Thanksgiving turkey for granted. Instead of arguing for or against brining or whether or not deep frying a turkey produces the best meat, we should give thanks for just how easy we have it.

The video below is from the 1950s and discusses the best way to thaw and prepare both a new, table-dressed turkey and the dressing to stuff inside it. Does the recipe hold up? Watch and decide for yourself. Also, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!