Vintage Parrot & Wild Bird Collectibles ~~ for the feather-brained!
About Antique Beak
Welcome to Antique Beak a shop for Parrot & Bird
majority of our finds this week feature the crested creatures.
We've also brought you more avian arrivals for your holiday table
including a Victorian Aesthetic Water Pitcher with an engraved
bird and its nest and a set of four Knife Rests from France that
are certain to pick up your party. Wanna find out more? Then
click on the "The Week's Arrivals" link in the banner above for
one fabulous flock!
Well, with Thanksgiving just around the corner it is once again time to present our annual holiday tradition.........
HOW TO STUFF YOUR PARROT ON THANKSGIVING
Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
Hot rolls and Butter
Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream
Get up early in the morning & have a cup of coffee. It's going to be
a long day, so place your Parrot on a perch nearby to keep you
company while you prepare the meal.
Remove Parrot from kitchen counter and return him to perch.
Prepare stuffing, remove Parrot from edge of stuffing bowl and return him to perch.
Stuff turkey & place it in the roasting pan, remove Parrot from edge of pan and return him to perch. Have another cup of coffee to steady your nerves.
Remove Parrot's head from turkey cavity and return him to perch,
Prepare relish tray and remember to make twice as much, so that
you'll have a regular size serving after your Parrot has eaten his fill. Remove Parrot from kitchen counter and return him to perch.
Prepare cranberry sauce, discard berries flung to the floor by Parrot.
Peel potatoes, remove Parrot from edge of potato bowl and return him to perch.
Arrange sweet potatoes in a pan & cover with brown sugar & mini
marshmallows. Remove Parrot from edge of pan and return him to perch. Replace missing marshmallows.
Brew another pot of coffee. While it is brewing, clean up the torn
filter. Pry coffee bean from Parrot's beak. Have another cup of coffee, remove Parrot from kitchen counter and return him to perch.
When it's time to serve the meal:
Place roasted turkey on a large platter and cover beak marks with
strategically placed sprigs of parsley.
Put mashed potatoes into serving bowl, rewhip at last minute to
conceal beak marks and foot prints.
Place pan of sweet potatoes on sideboard ... forget presentation as there's no way to hide the areas of missing marshmallows.
Put rolls in decorative basket, remove Parrot from side of basket
and return him to perch.
Remove beaked rolls, serve what's left.
Set a stick of butter out on the counter to soften - think twice and return it to the refrigerator.
Wipe down counter to remove mashed potato claw tracks. Remove Parrot
from kitchen counter and return him to perch.
Cut the pie into serving slices. Wipe whipped cream off Parrot's
beak and place large dollops of remaining whipped cream on pie
Whole slices are then served to guests, beaked-out portions should
be reserved for host & hostess.
Place Parrot inside cage & lock the door.
Sit down to a nice relaxing dinner with your family - accompanied by
plaintive cries of "WANT DINNER!" from the other room.
Wish you could keep up with the new listings on the Beak but don't have the
time (or memory) to keep checking back week after week? By popular demand we've
created a newsletter that's not only fun but will advise you when new items
have been added, typically twice a month. If you'd like to get in on the action
just send us an email and we'll take it from there. Of course, you can
unsubscribe at any time.
Hey! We're now on Twitter! Follow us @wingwoman2.
We'll be back the week of December 1st with our last offerings of the year including a cake set that will definitely serve you well, Bird of Paradise wall brackets that are top shelf, vintage wall accessories and a fun surprise.
Until then we wish you the happiest of Thanksgivings, we for one, are thankful for YOU. ♥ ~Jennifer @ Antique Beak
We also buy bird items and consider trades in some cases. If you have
anything you think we'd like, let us know!
We know how difficult it is to buy items seen only on a flat screen, so we have
taken a few views of most items so you can get a good idea of what it looks
like from all angles. If you need additional photos of anything please
don't hesitate to ask!