Don't serve up your usual turkey for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Instead, get creative with these unusual creations. They're perfectly crafted to horrify, inspire and amaze your guests.
Rusty Eulberg created this edible Elder God that pays tribute to H.P. Lovecraft's tentacled creature from "The Call of Cthulhu." Cthurkey was created from bacon, crab, octopus, and turkey.
Why bother roasting a turkey the old-fashioned way when you can cook a turkey with high-powered flashlights (4,100 lumens each)? If you place the flashlights in a circle around a turkey, it will appear golden brown after several hours with a perfect internal temperature of 177 Fahrenheit.
Turkeys taste fine as they are, but somehow when you add a quilt of bacon on top, it's even yummier. "I send my turkey to a bacon spa," The Runaway Spoon wrote. "It gets a salt scrub, a bacon butter deep tissue massage, a hand-woven bacon spa robe, some time in the sauna and a little tanning to finish it off."
For those of you who can't decide which bird to eat for the holiday, the Turducken is perfect. Made from turkey, duck and chicken, this three-bird roast will impress your guests. Replace the turkey with goose and you've got a Gooducken.
If you were around in Tudor times, a cook would delight dinner guests with a cockenthrice -- a fictional animal made from multiple parts of other animals including turkey, chicken and pig, to name a few. In the British TV series, "Heston's Feasts," the celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal created a cockenthrice from a pig and chicken.
Before you regret any Thanksgiving or Christmas meal mishaps, just be grateful that you aren't stuck out in space eating this array of dehydrated vittles. The smoked turkey is irradiated, the yams are thermostabilized, and the green beans are freeze dried.
Cakes don't always have to be sweet. This savory turkey cake is the perfect solution for any leftover turkey that will inevitably lurk in your refrigerator long after the holidays are over. Don't forget the marshmallows on top.