Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We began this day with the Turley Turkey Bowl with our tradition of a rousing football game with our neighbors and family. It is always the McLean Bears versus the McLean Redskins. The score this year was a 7-7 tie with some spirited and creative play. The Turley Turkey bowl is a tradition that has been held for over 50 years and I remain the longest serving Bears coach in football history. We then follow with my favorite meal of the year with roughly a large assemblage. This year we have family from gathered for a two turkey dinner.
I am doing my usual two turkey with one already smoking on the grill and the other will be cooked in the kitchen. It is always fun to see the difference in the two birds. The smoked turkey looks like I dragged it behind my car while the kitchen turkey looks picture perfect. However, it is the smoked turkey that does first and fast.
It was a great day for the Turkey Bowl in the 40s but very windy. We followed with a huge table of pot luck items from donuts to meatballs to cinnamon rolls. Now we are watching that other Bears team in Detroit.