Okay…so we were so excited to have a Tofurky. I’ve waited my whole life to have one! We thought we would cook it the night before Thanksgiving..since we were going to be away for Thanksgiving…….well……
First of all….I had no idea you had to defrost the thing for 24 hours! Just like a normal turkey..I mean, who knew? So, that was my first mistake…but there were directions for those of us who don’t know these things. Then, I thought it was just ready to pop into the oven. I didn’t realize you had to slice up potatoes and veggies….like a roast. You had to take the thing out of this slimy plastic seal…just like a real turkey!
So, I got it all ready…it looked like a brain ready to be sacrificed! Yuck..but I kept on going……into the oven it went…to be cooked for 2 1/2 hours!!! Who knew????
Then I got the gravy ready…..again..it was frozen because I didn’t thaw it…but I slowly warmed it up on the stove….it smelled okay..but the taste was horrible. It basically tasted like soy sauce. I knew my children were NOT going to like it..so I dumped it and made my own gravy.
We waited and waited and waited. Finally, after we were all starving, I declared it done…….
It looked okay and it smelled pretty good….Christopher sliced it up and everyone got a plateful of veggies and gravy. The middle of the Tofurky was filled with stuffing which looked really good. I couldn’t wait to cover it with gravy and give it a try!
After about two bites everyone was ready for something else! What a disappointment! The best part was the veggies and the gravy that I had made myself! The “skin” had this horrible texture to it and was impossible to cut. The Tofurky itself tasted so artificial…..and the stuffing wasn’t much better. It left a horrible after taste in my mouth. Seriously, I ended up cooking something else for everyone!
Oh, and the wish bone..it was made from a tofurky jerky wishstix….it was so strange..we didn’t even take it out of its plastic wrapper because no one wanted to touch it. The worst part was the smell in the house. Thankfully, we were leaving the next day and by the time we returned the smell of Tofurky was gone from our lives!
What a disappointment!! I was really so sad…..I had been so looking forward to this…and it was not at all what I thought it would be……I would never recommend this to anyone…I’m sticking with my homemade veggie pot pie!!