I am in charge of bringing a dessert, so my job for Thanksgiving is pretty simple. But for those that are doing all the birdy work, hopefully this will help you out. Save the neck for me, Clark.

 

The prep is everything, and it starts with finding the right turkey. We have some great meaty spots near us, so let's get a bird's eye view:

 

  • Valli Produce - 5880 E State St, Rockford
  • 640 Meats -  6410 E Riverside Blvd, Loves Park
  • Meijer - 2013 McFarland Rd, Rockford
  • Woodman's Food Market - 3155 McFarland Rd, Rockford
  • Eickman's Processing - 3226 S Pecatonica Rd, Seward
  • Main Street Meat Co - 9515 N 2nd St, Roscoe

How you prepare is totally up to you, although I would recommend taking this whole deep frying thing serious: