Turkey Carving Ritual

When I was a kid, the male head of household carved the turkey at the table. Which was, I suppose, part of the show.

The first time I cooked a turkey, DH asked what he could do to help, and of course I asked him to carve the bird. Um, I guess it wasn't part of his custom, and he was pretty clueless about what to do. He did his best and he even tried preparing for it the next year by reading up on technique. But still, this was his only foray into any sort of food prep, so it still wasn't as good as it could have been.

Now, I just carve the bird in the kitchen and present it arranged on a platter.

So what do you folks do with the turkey when you serve it?


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