DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Things getting gathered for Trash Can Turkey

The cooking site chosen, now prepared

Note, the briquettes are heating up on the side while everything else...

Turkey is put on the stick, legs in the dishes, beer used...

Place the trash can over the turkey

Like a Dutch Oven Cooker, put charcoal all around the edges and...

Have a beverage while you wait

Using a shovel, scoop off the top coals, put them on the...

Using the shovel, pull coals away from the sides.

Using hot mitts, carefully pick up the Can for the BIG Reveal

Wow, there it is, all done, looking fantastic, everyone is anxious, even...

Using clean hot mittens, pick up turkey and place on tray, plate...

Quick clean up, put all coals on foil base, using shovel fold...

Turkey is ready to slice and dice for serving

BECKY takes charge of the drippings and makes gravy


We went to friends of our kids for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday and so, the four of us wanted, yes even needed our own turkey leftovers. It fell to Dave to cook up one of his Trash Can Turkey’s! At first, he determined to cook the turkey on Friday, but cold wind and misty rain prevented that from happening. On Saturday, the weather became more favorable.

Using the same directions he learned years ago on the web and You Tube, Dave prepped the cooking site. This year, he chose to use Kingsford Mesquite briquettes, to add a new flavor. You’ll see photos of all the significant steps needed to finish a tasty Trash Can Turkey. The results were favorable to all who ate.

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