Gobble Up This Year’s Thanksgiving Turkey with a Texas Twist

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When the rest of the world gets chilly around the holiday season, Texans get chili. That’s right, buckaroos, it’s Thanksgiving in the Lone Star State, time to dish up all the flavors and fragrances you’d expect here in these parts.

But first, a story: Years ago, a dear friend, Phil, a Texas newspaper photographer with quite the eye for a good holiday prank, saw his neighbor’s turkey smoking on the backyard grill. Barbecuing a bird lasts about the length of a football game … plenty long enough for Phil to sneak next door and replace the turkey with a roasted Cornish game hen.

We can pretty much assure you that your turkey won’t dehydrate to a third the size, but we can also share links to some Thanksgiving recipes that are sure to make you smile. They’re even easier when you prepare them in your Everything’s Included® kitchen.

Here’s a recipe for smoked turkey breasts with a rub featuring chili powder and cayenne to put some yippie-yi-yay into your Texas-style bird. Speaking of chilies, here’s another mouthwatering turkey recipe, this one from Dallas’s marquee chef Dean Fearing.

Turkeys are even tastier if they’re free-range, from a farm near one of Lennar’s rural communities, such as the new homes for sale in Fate, TX, and new homes for sale in Forney, TX. Just 22 miles west of Lennar’s Overland Grove community, you can “harvest” your own bird at the 40-acre urban farm, Bonton Farms.

Because Thanksgiving’s all about family and friends, here’s an even better idea. At Lennar’s Phillips Creek Ranch, with new homes for sale in Frisco, TX, gather round the community’s Texas Backyard. There, you can grill your holiday feast and play horseshoes, bocce ball and sand volleyball, until it’s time for …

Leftovers! It’s Thanksgiving, so, of course, leftovers. Now we’re talking tacos, especially Texas turkey tacos.

After you’ve slept off the tryptophan coma and burned off some calories at, say, Chamberlain Crossing’s state-of-the-art fitness center, put together a taco fiesta in the clubhouse with these tasty treats. Pasilla peppers, the dark, wrinkly chilies that aren’t nearly as hot as jalapeños, are the star of this savory delight.

You can find farm-to-table fixin’s around the corner from any of Lennar’s new homes for sale in Dallas, TX, or you can order your perfectly cooked turkey from any number of stores and restaurants. Here’s a list of take-out places from the Dallas Morning-News, but call first.

To learn more about how to make your Thanksgiving even tastier, contact Lennar’s Dallas-Fort Worth Internet New Home team at (866) 314-4477 and visit our website.

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