Legless Turkey Dinner

THE FIRST TIME I cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving, I had my mom walk me through the process over the phone. As she explained how to prepare the bird, she told me to look for the neck, legs and so forth.

"There are no legs," I replied after inspecting the turkey. "There's no neck, either."

"What do you mean?" Mom said.

We went back and forth as Mom tried to describe where these "missing parts" could be found.

Frustrated, I said, "It's just one big hunk of turkey." Mom started laughing and told me to read the packaging. Sure enough, I had bought a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.

I've successfully cooked many turkeys since then, but my family still reminds me about the "legless turkey" every Thanksgiving! —Lynne LaDue, Rochester, New York