10 Thanksgiving Turkey Horror Stories

Ever burned your bird beyond recognition? Or forgot to remove the plastic-wrapped giblets before roasting? You're not alone. Our brave home cooks share their funniest — and most tragic — turkey tales.
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  • Tight-Fitting Turkey

    Fail #9: Not Measuring Your Oven

    "Years ago I was hosting a large group, so I needed a huge 26-pound turkey and it almost didn't fit in the oven. We had to move the roaster around a bit and find a place where the turkey wouldn't touch the top of the oven. I covered the top of the turkey with foil so it wouldn't burn before it was even roasted!"

    Our Tip: Make sure you measure the interior of your oven before you buy the bird.

    Photo by jkfid

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