Did you ever get sick because you stuffed the turkey? I knew someone who claimed he got sick at a friend’s house because they stuffed the turkey. He never ate stuffing again unless it was cooked separately. No one else at the table got sick.
I grew up with stuffed turkey twice a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I don’t remember anyone getting sick. My parents knew how to roast a turkey. For a while, they raised and stuffed chickens too.. I don’t recall anyone becoming sick, full, yes, sick, no.
Three years ago I decided to stop stuffing my turkeys with anything except oranges, onions and apples that got thrown away. My reasons had nothing to do with health or bacteria. The stuffing was still delicious, the turkey was delicious. This year I decided to stuff my turkey. No one got sick and we are still eating leftovers.
This morning I realized something that I never thought of before. You don’t stuff a live bird. If you do, it will die and be no good to anyone or anything. If it is dead, what harm can you do?
Of course, I thought of a scripture (LOL)
“For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” Rom 6:10-12
“Likewise”, I like that word.
If I don’t spill out everything that is in me to God, how can He fill me with everything He is? I’d rather be dead and stuffed with Him than alive and full of myself.
Today I was blessed all day long with unexpected blessings.
I know how to stuff a bird and keep everyone safe. Make sure it’s dead!
Years ago I ate kielbasa and threw it all up immediately after, not on purpose. I’ve been eating it ever since.