All My Childhood ThanksgivingsWere wonderful, even without much, but one in particular always brings a smile.
When I was younger we did not have a pot to pee in and barely a window to throw it out of. At Thanksgiving supper we always had a full fare of potatoes, rutabagas, squash, all sort of pickles and canned garden fare that could not be beat, not to mention homemade pie, but one year we had no turkey, nor the money to buy one. There was always venison, but this year no turkey. My Grandfather shot a raccoon the night before and my Grandmother butchered a chicken. She stuffed the chicken carcass with pieces of raccoon meat and onion. It was unbelievably good.
It wasn't until years later when my own kids were small that I heard of such things as Turducken (a Turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken) and I was able to tell my kids that when I was young we ate Chickoon.