Every year for Thanksgiving, I have lofty dreams of extensive menus planned in advance and all recipes prepped and ready to go on for the big day. This does not usually match up with reality however. Thanksgiving is officially one week away and I have no menu plans and no grocery list and I certainly have not started prepping anything. I’ve now reached the phase where I start to think of ways to cut down on work the day of Thanksgiving.
I came across an easier alternative to the traditional roasted turkey- the Original Turkducken! Echelon Foods’ Original Turducken consists of a turkey stuffed with layers of duck and chicken and a choice of either Spicy Italian or Chicken Apple stuffing. It will be sure to please all the meat lovers in your family :) The Turducken is completely boneless and when sliced correctly, everyone at your Thanksgiving table will receive some duck, chicken, turkey, and stuffing in their slice.
The Turducken is actually easier to cook than a regular turkey. It takes five days to defrost since it is solid meat (vs. a frozen turkey which has a hollow cavity) and then you just need to pop it in the oven on Thanksgiving day. There is no need to worry about brining, prepping, stuffing, and basting your turkey! The Original Turducken is available in many stores across the US and Canada. (Fellow Massachusetts residents: Roche Bros. carries the Turducken.)
Have you ever tried the Original Turducken? Are you a stickler for tradition or do you have plans to mix it up a bit at your Thanksgiving table?
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Echelon Foods and The Original Turducken. All opinions are my own.