Turkey-Chicken is Dangerous in the Wrong Hands

A few weeks ago, I scored a good deal on chicken drumsticks.  This was great because my grandson Logan loves them.  By the way, in his mind since you can get drumsticks from both chicken and turkey, he calls them turkey-chicken.  And, he thinks they’re the perfect treat because they have a handle. I broke the package up into portions and stashed them in the freezer. 

Drumsticks are delicious any time of day.

The air fryer makes short work of making turkey-chicken.  So, when Logan asked if he could have them for breakfast, it was a piece of cake. He helped me prepare the drumsticks.

How I make turkey-chicken that has been defrosted:

  1. Pat the pieces dry with a paper towel.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and poultry seasoning.
  3. Place on a rack in the air fryer.
  4. Air fry at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Image of chicken drumsticks on a plate.  Some call them turkey-chicken because you can get them from turkey and chicken.
Image by elsiehui.com

Just like that he had a yummy drumstick for breakfast.  I was sure he’d ask for more, so I put two in a baggie with his name on it and told him he could take them home for dinner.  

When my daughter came to pick him up, he excitedy ran to the refrigerator for his drumsticks.  He asked if could have them for dinner, and, of course, she said yes.  

The next morning, when I asked how the turkey-chicken was, she said she couldn’t find it.  “As a matter of fact,” she said, “something smells funny in your kitchen.”  Oh, man, did he leave the chicken here?  Now I’ve got to turn this place upside down looking for a warm, smelly bag of turkey-chicken.  Ugh.  

The search begins.

Hoping to find the drumsticks in the refrigerator, that’s where I started.  No luck.  However, the good thing is the fridge got a thorough cleaning. Where else should I check?

  • Trash can
  • Behind the washer and dryer
  • Kitchen drawers and cabinets
  • Even the oven (I like saying this)

In the end, I didn’t find the missing chicken or the source of the smell. Eventually, I didn’t notice the smell anymore and I forgot about the chicken.

Another mystery solved.

Imagine my surprise when my daughter called yesterday to tell me something smelled funny at her house. Yeah, you guessed it. She found the turkey-chicken two weeks later in an empty box under her Christmas tree. Maybe Logan thought Santa would like something other than milk and cookies.

Read more about “Life with a Kid Named Logan – Chicken Nuggets.” Do I smell a theme here?

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