ASTRO-WEENIE ROAST TOM TURKEY DOG is what’s happening this THANKSEASON in the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.

Turkey meatloaf skewered and studded with turkey wieners, turkey kielbasa, ‘lil turkey smokies and fresh cranberries …

I didn’t mean to do this, it just happened.

I didn’t think about it, I just did it …

After his photo shoot wrapped, it occurred to me to conduct a science experiment. So, I put him in the oven, where he’s been oh-so slow roasting on pilot light warmth ever since. That was last Sunday.

I vowed not to open the oven door, not even to peek until Thanksgiving morning

Can’t wait to see what a slow-roasted Tom Turkey Dog looks like after 4 days in the oven. Sometimes, my test kitchen is part science lab.

This turkey day, I give thanks for the many blessings in my life, including the privilege and the pleasure of sharing my passion for classic and kitschy American life and style with all of you !!! …

Cheers to you and yours !!!