We are eating ribs today. We have had plenty of turkey and ham on previous holidays.
When I was a kid, my family would often cook non-traditional holiday meals. We would have rabbit stew on holidays, for instance. We were among the first to fry a whole turkey.
Back in the 1990s, I fried a turkey for my family. On the patio, the oil was heated on the outdoor cooker when I lowered the insert containing the turkey into it. The oil bubbled up, overflowed, and caught fire. I turned the gas off quickly, to avoid disaster.
Then I could not figure out what to do. I removed the big pot from the cooker and set it down on the concrete of the patio. The turkey continued to fry. I let the pot set there for 40 minutes, frying all the while. Then the turkey was done.
It was delicious.