Thursday, November 12, 2009

gobble, gobble

M.G. and I were watching a bit of a cooking show yesterday and they were working on a Thanksgiving turkey recipe.

M.G.: How do they make raw turkey?

Me: They roast it in the oven.

M.G.: No, how do they get the raw turkey to look like that.

Me: (Starting to play dumb.) That is how a raw turkey looks, they bought it at the store like that.

M.G.: No, how does the store make the raw turkey look like that?

Me: What do you mean? Without feathers?

M.G.: No, where does raw turkey come from?

Me: We buy it from the store.

M.G.: Where does the store get it?

Me: (gulp) They kill a turkey, remove its head, and take off its feathers.

M.G.: Do they do that for chicken?

Me: Yes, and turkey, goose, duck... birds like that.

M.G.: But, how do they kill it?

Me (or Papa, he was helping out by this point): They cut off its head.

M.G.: (after thinking for a while) If they do that for a goose, how do they keep the goose from biting them?

Papa: When they cut off the goose's head he can't bite anymore.
Me: He dies.

M.G.: But before that, when they grab him would he bite?

Me: They have a lot of practice, but perhaps they do get bitten the first few times.

Commercial break and the conversation moves on to other things.

2 comments:

LutherLiz said...

Well, at least she didn't seem to horrified :)

David said...

your daughter has achieved the rare combination of artistically and creatively inclined, but also seems to have a scientific distance with questions like this...who does THAT remind me of???