TURKEYS, TURKEYS, AND MORE TURKEYS

Over the years, my family has gotten a kick out of my turkey creations at Thanksgiving. There’s been the turkey vegetable platter, turkey cupcakes, turkey fruit plate, turkey oreos, and the turkey-topped cheesecake (we created the cheesecake topping for a contest sponsored by the canned pear industry, and won $1000 gift certificate to a school supply company, which we donated to a school that serves an underprivileged population) :

Looking around the interwebs for ideas for this year’s turkey creation, I was impressed by the many creative and whimsical ideas out there.  So, just for fun, here is a roundup of turkey-themed foods to amuse your family with this Thanksgiving.

Turkey veggie trays are easy and colorful, limited only by the produce available and your imagination:

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Wow ’em with this one from Hidden Valley

Likewise, turkey fruit trays are easy and colorful:

You could try your hand at a melon turkey:

Although this turkey melon masterpiece puts all others to shame:

melon turkey 1

 Found at homecrux.com

There’s lots of cute ways to say “Happy Thanksgiving” to your little ones:

A turkey charcuterie platter will keep folks happy while the turkey finishes roasting:

A turkey cheese ball makes a whimsical appetizer:

Pretzel turkeys are quite popular:

This is my kind of turkey pretzel!

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Philly Pretzel Factory

And this turkey pretzel roll would make a great turkey sandwich, don’t you agree?

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Philly Pretzel Factory

Deviled egg turkeys prove that this popular appetizer is not just for Easter:

 

I wish I had the time and patience to make this magnificent Rice Krispie treat turkey filled with M&Ms:

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Found at musingsfromatangledmind.com

And finally, a round of applause for this M&M artwork (be sure to check out the artist’s other M&M creations here):

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Perhaps one of these will inspire you to create your own Thanksgiving turkey.  If so, I’d love to see what you come up with!

I'd love to hear from you!