It's hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is almost here. Man, this year has flown by! Earlier this week we had our annual Thanksgiving luncheon, it was an absolute feast. We had deep-fried turkey and all the trimmings, plus we had some leftovers for sandwiches and soup the rest of the week, perfect! I love this time of year and Thanksgiving is one of my all-time favorite holidays. Being a BIG FAN of turkey doesn't hurt either of course.

For the past 20 plus years, I've deep-fried my turkeys and have never looked back. For me, it's the fastest, juiciest, best, and most delicious way to cook a turkey hands down. I do enjoy eating all types of turkey from smoked to roasted, but fried is my absolute favorite! So if I'm in charge of cooking the turkey, which I always am, it's gonna be fried! What about you what's your favorite way to cook a turkey? Take the quick poll below: 

A really close second to fried turkey for me is smoked. I've had some incredible smoked turkey before and it's almost as good as fried. You wouldn't think it was possible, but depending on how it's done it can be almost as juicy as fried turkey, almost. I've also grilled turkey before and it turned out great. It wasn't as good as fried, but it was still pretty good. It does take a lot of time, patience, and attention to do it right though.

Baked and roasted isn't bad either, a little dry but it's still good. I've never tried using a crockpot or Instant Pot to cook a turkey, I'll have to try that one out and see how it tastes. I bet it's pretty good especially if you smoother it with gravy! I've even microwaved a turkey before. It was a smaller bird around 12 pounds. It looked God awful but tasted good. When it was finally fully cooked to 180 degrees it looked like a meteorite.

There's a ton of different ways you can cook your turkey this Thanksgiving, or really anytime you're in the mood. That's the thing about turkey, whole birds aren't normally available except around Thanksgiving and Christmas. So if you want to cook one in mid-April you're out of luck, unless you have one in the deep freeze you bought during the holiday season. Sure you can always find sandwich sliced, breast, TV dinners, and other kinds of turkey, but it's not the same as cooking a whole bird. Not even close!

Happy 40th Anniversary to Massad's Gift Shop in Lawton!

Congratulations to Massad's Gift Shop for being in business for 40 years! They're located in the heart of beautiful downtown Lawton, Fort Sill at 413 S.W. C Avenue across from the Central Mall. Massad's has been voted the #1 gift shop in Lawton, Fort Sill again and again. It's not just all the incredible products they have either, it's the awesome customer service and how helpful and friendly the entire staff is. Massad's Gift Shop is locally owned and operated by Larry and Blanche Massad who are brother and sister. They're some of the friendliest, nicest people you'll ever meet. They really care about all their customers, which they call friends and family. Take a virtual tour of Massad's Gift Shop, scroll through the photos below:

Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill

Look inside this Epic Eastside estate for sale in Lawton, OK.

Take a look inside of the most expensive house for sale in Lawton, Fort Sill. This mini-mansion is an epic Eastside estate that's listed for $1,500,000 by Jeanne Rock of Re/Max Professionals. If you've been on the Eastside on Flowermound Road you may have seen this house, it's located at 610 N.E. Flowermound Road. It's a 3,900 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 living room, 3 car garage home that sits on 54 plus acres! If you'd like to see what $1,500,000 would buy you take a virtual tour, scroll through all the photos below:

Where to Find the many murals by Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT in Lawton, Fort Sill.

If you've driven around town you've probably seen all the murals we have in Lawton, Fort Sill. If you take the time to look you'll notice that they're everywhere. We're lucky to have so many talented artists that share their work with us regularly by painting murals. One name you've probably heard before is Justin Hackney and Spreading PAINT. His work of masterful murals can be found all over town. He's done some of the very best and has painted everything from rock stars to celebrities and everything in between. He has a style all his own and has painted murals in full color, vivid transposed negative style, and in black and white. Be on the lookout for his latest mural masterpiece he's going to keep painting them so long as people want them and there's wall space. Looking forward to seeing his next one! Check out the gallery below of Justin Hackney's Spreading PAINT murals and where to find them. We'll continue to add to the gallery as he paints them.