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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Fail #3: Not Keeping an Eye on the Bird
"Years ago, I attended a Thanksgiving dinner with friends in a small apartment. At one point, I looked into the kitchen and saw that the cat had his head inside the turkey. We ate it anyway, as the cat watched us while licking his paws." -Teresa Pullium
Our Tip: Keep an eye on the bird, lock up any pets and have a sense of humor!