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Urban Safari: Happy Thanksgiving Turkeys!

We know that, like us, many of you are looking forward to a Thanksgiving feast with turkey as the main course. We know turkeys are tasty, but we also want to remind folks that wild turkeys are also beautiful, sleek, and intelligent birds. We caught up with a flock of them at the Boston Nature Center.

Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird instead of the bald eagle, whom he considered “a Bird of bad moral Character.” Some people would rather make the Thanksgiving meal meatless, since the general agreement is that birds raised for this one particular meal have nothing, really, to the thankful for. And, it is generally understood that turkeys were not actually served at the first Thanksgiving, the one with the Pilgrims and the Indians. If you would like to modify your holiday meal to meatless status, here are three options, two of which are companies, one of iwhich is a terrific recipe:

  • Tofurkey – Don’t bust it till you’ve tried it (and don’t skimp on the orange juice for the basting
  • Field Roast – Robust and flavorful, made with stuff that you’d find in your side dishes
  • Mushroom Wellington – Who doesn’t like puff pastry?

The RainyDayMagazine office will be closed for the rest of the month for Thanksgiving. We will be back in December with the first installment of the 2012 RainyDayMagazine Holiday Gift Guide. Look for the first of the 2012 series on December 3rd!!!

Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!!!

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