Our trash can turkey for Thanksgiving 2015

For the past few years we have been baking our Thanksgiving turkey in a trash can. Sounds weird and WTF, right? Here it is in pictures:

Basted turkey

The turkey has been basted and is ready to be baked.

The turkey has been placed in a wire contraption my husband made out of clothes hangers. This will enable the turkey to be hung on the stake.

The turkey has been placed in a wire contraption my husband made out of clothes hangers. This will enable the turkey to be hung on the stake.

The turkey is hung and being watched by our Beagle Cocoa.

The turkey is hung and being watched by our Beagle Cocoa.

Bear watching the hung turkey as my husband lays foil on the ground.

Bear watching the hung turkey as my husband lays foil on the ground.

The trash can has been placed over the turkey, charcoal is surround the can, and on top of the can.

The trash can has been placed over the turkey, charcoal is surrounding the can, and placed on top of the can.

The charcoal is raked off the top of the trash can, and surrounding area on the ground.

The charcoal is raked off the top of the trash can, and surrounding area on the ground.

The trash can has been lifted and voila we have a baked turkey.

The trash can has been lifted and voila we have a baked turkey.

The young man carefully lifts the turkey off the stake.

The young man carefully lifts the turkey off the stake.

Our trash can turkey is ready to be carved and served.

Our trash can turkey is ready to be carved and served.

8 thoughts on “Our trash can turkey for Thanksgiving 2015

  1. aFrankAngle

    I remember this … and a belated Happy Thanksgiving to you … and the Cruise Director wished it to the Canadians on that day … so I officially knew about it, thus toasted the Canadian bloggers.

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  2. infinitelyremote

    Yeah, I’ve seen (and eaten) the deep fried turkey (yumm-eeey) – but that always seemed to be courting disaster. I like the looks of this idea.
    How long did it take to cook that goose? (er, turkey)

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    1. AlwaysARedhead Post author

      I’ve never tried deep frying, too much oil scares me. This is exceptionally easy to do, once the turkey is in the trashcan, and the coals have been lit, there is nothing to be done except visit with your guests.

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