When I was a little girl I remember having the whole turkey, beautiful and golden brown, as the center of the Thanksgiving dinner table. It looked like something you would see in a Norman Rockwell painting. It was the kind of scene that made you feel warm and cozy on the inside.
The thing about that beautiful turkey was this.... me and my sister and cousins would fight over the turkey legs. We would play rock, paper, scissors - break the wishbone - draw straws.... you wouldn't believe the extent we would go to to see which two people got the turkey legs.
As an adult my love of the drumstick hasn't gone away. That's how this recipe came to be.
Thank goodness my family loves the drumstick too. Not only is it super delicious and moist, but it's inexpensive to buy. So I figured, why fight over the only two that come on the bird, just make all drumsicks.! So that's exactly what I do.
These crock pot cranberry braised turkey drumsticks have just a hint of that beautiful sweet/ tart thing that cranberries have going on without having to slather your turkey in cranberry sauce (which I'm totally not opposed to... I just don't do it all the time). They also have that earthy sweetness from the garlic and onions. Mmmm Mmmm good!
Here is how I do it: