Happy turkey week!
As you may recall, this is the time of year that people text their parents asking:
"how do I cook a turkey in the microwave?"
The challenge started last year.
People had plenty of funny reactions from their parents to share:
just asked mom and mema how long we’ll be microwaving the turkey for mom: I’m not falling for that mema: i think… https://t.co/rtsnnaM03P— abbs (@abbs)1574560090.0
I sent my mom the 20lb turkey in the microwave text. She is disappointed https://t.co/wGhkcfeK8R— Dune 💥Chaotic Yote Energy💥 (@Dune 💥Chaotic Yote Energy💥)1574747461.0
i jumped on the wagon and asked me how to cook a 25 lb turkey in microwave... read the end of the convo 😑🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/5fcqUz73gT— maria (@maria)1574736957.0
She definitely thought I was about to toss a whole turkey in the microwave 🦃 https://t.co/Sx0dKjzPXY— ʞuɐɹɟ (@ʞuɐɹɟ)1574269679.0
This year, one dad in particular, in a video shared on November 20, was particularly upset at his daughter.
November 20, 2019 www.youtube.com
November 20, 2019 www.youtube.com
The dad starts out the video shouting at his daughter:
"You cannot cook a turkey in a microwave!"
He goes on to refuse her invitation to Thanksgiving.
In the second video, the family appears to be gathered around the dinner table, and the jig is up. But the dad is even more unhappy.
He screams at the family:
"She got me so wound up, I went to bed talking to myself."
"I woke up this morning still talking to myself."
Dads in general have not been having a good reaction to being told their children were microwaving their turkey.
So I asked my mom and dad how to cook a 25lb turkey in the microwave. This is what they said 😂 https://t.co/5A5TSrYuDL— Maci Morris (@Maci Morris)1542413051.0
I asked my dad how to microwave a turkey... 🦃😳 https://t.co/C2hTkVVczg— Kylie Moy (@Kylie Moy)1542418446.0
Dad...how do you cook a 25 lb turkey in the microwave? https://t.co/FlV3fT7Ca5— Katie Hirschfeld (@Katie Hirschfeld)1542469636.0
“Call your dad” they said, “ask him how long to microwave a 25 lb turkey” they said.. @lexi_lax99 @allyconn_ https://t.co/H6T4JgUOTi— Colleen Meredith (@Colleen Meredith)1542332989.0
While the other dads maybe did not get as, erm, verbose...gotta give this guy credit for unabashedly expressing his displeasure.
He continues yelling:
"You are all sick."
I FaceTimed my fada asking him how long does it take to cook a turkey in the microwave. Fada: son wtf you stupid o… https://t.co/Hf66YoFMRf— Kobie Russell (@Kobie Russell)1542507262.0
I did the turkey in the microwave challenge and my dad thought I was an idiot. Please enjoy https://t.co/wWbt8OgwBN— Jennah Passmore (@Jennah Passmore)1542289796.0
asked my parents how long it would take to cook a 25 pound turkey in the microwave. mom goes: “dear heavens you don… https://t.co/q0xUwxdD0P— Sweet Caroline (@Sweet Caroline)1542817952.0
LOL. Texted my dad about that turkey in the microwave thingy. And my sister texts me saying “dad just screenshotted… https://t.co/fQ1fYtGr18— Zoe Salwach (@Zoe Salwach)1542384341.0
The challenge, while very popular last year, has lost momentum. Though little gems like these are still sneaking through.
If you try it and you get a reaction like this, please video it.
The book Perfect Turkey Cookbook: More Than 100 Mouthwatering Recipes for the Ultimate Feast is available here.