This one below with the 'Red Head' is the biggest one I found to date (8 1/2 X 6 1/2 X 4 1/2) ....but, it is not solid through and through. And I must say, I'm not sure I would like that red turkey head...(red dye #9 anyone.....?) Hmmmmm....No, I don't think so..... It's from a place called Martine's Chocolate Creations.....
Then, next we have this BEAUTIFUL one that looks not unlike the See's Candy one at the top.... This is from Canipes Candy Kitchen....
Oh yes....one other very important componant to this Thanksgiving dinner...the traditional beautiful materfully cooked.....Thanksgiving Turkey! And to finish off this delicious meal, we have our final course....(besides the chocolate turkeys that is.....)
Two kinds of pie.....Pecan and Pumpkin....!
And then....having eaten too much though pleasantly stuffed, we have a bit of coffee and then take a little stroll, pretending we are walking off this scrumptious dinner.....then, come back and lie down for a little nap, and wake up and decide we are ready for a little bit of a snack....
I wish each and every one of you who celebrates this wonderful holiday the Happiest of Thanksgivings.....Enjoy, Enjoy...and "don't eat too much".....! Oh, what the hell...eat as much as you want....you can start your diet, tomorrow....I mean the day after Thanksgiving, of course! (lol)
More To Come.....
Note: Today, Wednesday, November 22 is the anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assasination....Hard to believe it was 43 years ago....anyone who lived through it remembers very clearly where they were on that day....it was a Friday....Last year I wrote about that fateful day in detail. If you want to read my rememberances, plesse go to the archives which you will find over in the sidebar....
Oi!.. your photo's make me full before I even begin! lol.. and then smelling the turkey cooking all day does the same thing to me. I get full before I eat! So I eat just a little (to begin with) and some hours later I pig out on gravy and stuffing! lol
I hope you have a wonderful thanksgiving Naomi!
ps.. i never had a chocolate turkey!!
What great looking turkey's and I'm really craving some chocolate now. Set a place setting for me please...I'd like to join you in all the feasting food you have on here.
Wow....43 years ALready? I didn't realize that and yes, I know exactly where "I" was. A senior in highschool, I was walking to my locker at the end of classes and when we heard the President had been shot, I thought it was joke and waited for the punchline. As we all know....the punchline never came. It was reality and a very sad day for the world.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you, my dear friend, Naomi....I'm thankful that our paths have crossed.
Well I commented once and I don't know if it went through.
You have a very, very, very Happy Thanksgiving Naomi dear. And Sweetie too!!!!
love your post- i've never seen chocolate turkeys. i enjoyed reading about your family thanksgiving traditions- going to broadway shows? that's cool!! definitely different from our farm thanksgivings! i like to hear what other people do for the holidays. happy thanksgiving!!!!
I am making the pecan pies this year to take to mom's and my grandmother's...gotta have those!
I love the turkey idea, what a sweet tradition to have had and I'm sure at that time it was a big deal to have your own large piece of chocolate...I do like the design you've chosen.
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy those warm crosissants and butter! (what a lovely butter dish btw)
What a wonderfully magical childhood memory! To be in NYC as a child with all those wonderful things is so special! I love your dinner for the big day. It's making me hungry! I think we now have 16 coming over for dinner, we'll be putting three tables together, bought extra fold-up chairs and some guests will be bringing more chairs. We even had to turn away yet more people who wanted to come. There's just no more room! Apparently everyone has heard what a great cook M is! Have a wonderfully warm, loving Thanksgiving Naomi. I hope you're surrounded by the people who love you the most. You're such a treasure!
You're making me hungry for chocolate and I don't even like it!! Those little turkeys looked so cute. I had no idea See's had them and I think I'll get them for the kids. (I literally am across the street from a See's Candy Shop, to my husband's delight). Have a great turkey day Naomi!
I have never seen a chocolate turkey!!! you know I am "foreign", lol. What a delicious food presentation, what fun to sort of taste everything without the calories! We won't be celebrating Thanksgiving but I wish you a wonderful day, my dear, and a solid chocolate turkey to enjoy on your vey own, because you deserve it!!
Happy thanksgiving to you. Obviously it is another working day to us over here, but yor meal soun heavenly.pumpkin pie and pecan pie are rare over here, I don;t think I have tried either.
You're making me hungry for tomorrow...lol! I'll be making my pumpkin pies tonight :) I've never had a chocolate turkey, though. I don't know why!
Oh and Happy Thanksgiving! :)
Somehow we missed this tradition! How did that happen in a house full of people who love chocolate? I'm only a so-so chocolate fan... I can take it or leave it but these do look good.
We will be going out, no sense cooking all day for just the three of us. Besides we have left over homemade soup and Nyssa's turkey from school. Less cooking, more time for naps and football.
Delicious post, Naomi! My mouth is full of water! Hummm! I love chocolate! Those little chocolate's turkeys looks so yummy!
I hope you have a Marvelous and Happy Thanksgiving!
You know I love to share and learn about other countries tradition and this was a very readable post in that matter. I never celebrated Thanksgiving before my wife from US came over and I think it is a great tradition. We'll have our turkey (not chocolate!) tomorrow of course.
I just had to show here this post as well and she was very pleased!
Happy Turkey Day!! Much love to you, i'd send some lefse, but i'm afraid it'll all be eaten without a trace left to share. =) Be talking to you soon!!!
Chocolate turkey? I've never heard/see such a thing. I guess it's a tradition that never made it's way to Canada. Bummer :)
I love turkey and I think I may even love a chocolate one more! I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Naomi, but don't pig out on chocolate (save some room for the pies)!
I think I just gained weight reading that!
I'll have to search those out for NEXT Thanksgiving for my girls.
What a lovely tradition.
I don't have to think about fixin' Thanksgiving dinner -- it's all right here! ;-)
Happy Thanksgiving, darling Naomi.....
We don't have anything that even resembles Thanksgiving here in the UK - but I still take time to give thanks.
This year, I want to give thanks for all my new blogbuddies - and some [wink] in particular!
Colleen beat me to it--accusing you of adding weight to us with just our reading of your posting. What a delicious story!
This is amAzing! I have never even seen a chocolate Turkey! We have bunnies for Easter -- and Santa's for Christmas -- but we NEVER had a chocolate turkey! (another thing I've never done!) And now I am feeling really and truly neglected! I'm also feeling 'sick' after just LOOKING at all this food! LOL! I really truly can NOT eat like this anymore! We ARE cooking a turkey - cuz that's what hubby and two of the kids demand! But the other three of us do crab legs and shrimp for OUR feast! We're having our tomorrow though!
somehow.. when i saw your post at dragonfly's blog.. i knew that yours would be fascinating!
Happy Chocolate turkey day to you!
Thanks for your comment on my place! Sometimes we have big storms with heavy winds and dark clouds. At this time of the year (November, December, January) it's common heavy rains. But fortunately no damage in my yard!
Again, I hope you have a Lovely Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving Naomi!
I LOVE Caesar salad, it needs to be added as a standard. But I have a relative that makes a shrimp cocktail with the BIG fat shrimp, that's yummy!
Pecan Pie - my secret is adding chunks of dark, bittersweet chocolate, mix about a half cup or so of about half inch pieces right in with everything else. Yum, it's like a big candy bar.
Today is the special day when we give thanks FOR all the wonderful things and people we cherish. It is also a fitting day to give thanks TO the people who fill our lives with beauty and joy, inspiration and wonder. You do that and more, Naomi, for thousands of people around the world. So, thank you for 'sitten in the hills' and making the world a more beautiful place.
Foil-wrapped turkeys, bunnies, camels (for twelfth-night), reindeer etc. were very much a part of our tradition. Though I love choclate passionately, my mother had a difficult time convincing me to eat them before they went stale. I'd hide them in the coolest place I could find. They were so beautiful, I wanted them to last--indefinitely.
PS-Don't forget to freeze a generous baggie of turkey scraps so Sweetie can keep on 'being thankful' til the next holiday.
Now I'm really hungry -- Happy Thanksgiving to you. :)
I love that idea of chocolate turkeys but might be good I hadn't read it until it was too late to go looking for any. Yummy photos
I'm so full, bu those chocolate turkeys look yummy!!!! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend!
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your chocolate turkey!! :)
Happy Thanksgiving To You Too. I wish we'd celebrate that holiday here too. It would be nice to do so. Hmmm.....those food really make my mouth water. Croissants are one of my favorite and ooooooh the mashed potatoes. They are all so delicious looking and am sure tastes delicious as well.
Thanks for passing by and hope you visit me soon. I have something special for you.
Dear Naomi - Happy Thanksgiving - my heart to yours tonight. Hugs
I knew something was missing at our Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for sharing. I'd take my chance with the red dye; he's a beautiful turkey.
Oh gee oh wow I am literally DROOLING at the mouth now. What scrumptious food!!! YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM YUM!
The chocolate turkeys are so cool. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, but I am seriously hanging out for one of those turkeys right about now!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you!
I made a little bet with myself before I came to your page today - I just knew that chocolate would be mentioned for Thanksgiving! I won my bet :)
Hope it was a good one for you.
How about the day AFTER the day after Thanksgiving. That being yesterday, how about the day after the day after the day...
The chocolate turkey is like a black and white photograph of Thanksgiving past--back in the age of Schrafts.
Everything is better with chocolate. I'm not sure why, as it's not like there aren't other types of sweets out there. But chocolate has a special place in our collective hearts and stomachs.
Thanks for reminding us why its richness is so memorable.
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