(A turkey inside of a cockatiel inside of a camel)




       3 pounds whole camel, boned

      Salt and pepper to taste

      Taco seasoning to taste

      1 (1 pound) cockatiel, boned

      8 pounds turkey, boned

      3 cups butterscotch pudding and oyster dressing



     1. Preheat oven to 375 (Fahrenheit or Celsius). Lay the boned camel hump-side up on a platter and season liberally with salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Lay the boned cockatiel mohawk-side down on top of the cameland season conservatively with salt, pepper and taco seasoning. Theliberal and conservative seasoning patterns will bicker and argue, so quickly cover and chill.  Also, allow the food to chill. 

     2. Lay the boned turkey skin-side down on a flat surface. Cover with a layer of cold butterscotch pudding and oyster dressing, and push the dressing into the leg and wing cavities so they will look as if theystill have bones in them.  To complete the effect, go ahead and thrust achicken bone in there. (Fun game:  First to bite into the bone wins a prize!)


     3. Grease the sides of the turkey and carefully shove it into the lower orifice of the cockatiel.  This, understandably, must be done withutmost caution.  It's also helpful if the cockatiel is dead.  If you just can't get this accomplished, you may spatchcock the cockatiel.  (Look up that term so you don't end up looking foolish by assuming what "spatchcocking" means.)  Then,stuff the turkey-infused cockatiel into the hump of the camel.  Dump a fair amount of Aunt Jemima maple syrup and a bubbly layer of warm rootbeer in there to marinate.  If no root beer is available, use Keystone Light (especially if your name is "Keith Stone").


     4. With the help of an assistant (preferably a friend who can keep a secret), bring the edges of the camel hump together, and fasten themtogether with toothpicks. Use a rubber band to bind the toothpicks tohelp hold the stuffed camel together. If this proves ineffective, usestaples and wood glue.  Then, carefully place the Turcockamel, hump up, in a large roasting pan.


     5. Roast covered for 4 hours or until the Turcockamel is golden brown. Continue to roast uncovered for 1 hour or until a meat thermometerinserted through the hump registers 180 degrees F., and a thermometerinserted through the rump registers 165 degrees C.  The rump and thehump are really the best parts of any well-made Turcockamel.  Watch your time, as you don't want to overcook that cockatiel.


     6. Check the monstrosity every few hours to baste and remove excess juice.There should be enough pan juices for a gallon of good ol' Turcockamel Gravy (great on potatoes, eggs, or ice cream).  Carve and serve!


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And Happy Thanksgiving.