Last Thanksgiving, my Aunt and I agreed to share the cooking of the meal. I would make our family’s favorites and she would bring some of her and my uncle’s can’t-have-Thanksgiving-without foods. We had a feast! Roasted Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, corn, and more.
My aunt also told me she would bring a dessert, but that it was a surprise for the kids. After taking a break and cleaning up the meal, my aunt summoned the kids to the kitchen and she told them a story:
“Your mom and were splitting up the meal, deciding on who would cook what. Apparently I was supposed to bring dessert but I got it mixed up and I brought another turkey. I feel bad, but I don’t want it to go to waste. So, who’s hungry?”
The kids, bellies already full, looked forlornly at my aunt who then proceeded to uncover her “turkey”. It looked like the real deal!
Upon closer inspection, things didn’t look quite right. That skin was looking mighty pasty!
We decided to carve it up and see what was going on…
To the children’s delight, inside this “turkey” was a cavity filled not with stuffing, but rather, CANDY!
Needless to say, the kids were no longer full and were begging for another piece of “turkey!” Such a fun dessert. The stuffing looked so real and the spinach and cranberry bed which were real, gave it an authenticity beyond compare.
If you want to make on of your own, check out THIS RECIPE.