turkey legs grilled

We implemented Decoration Day when we began to honor Union and the Confederate soldiers who died during the American Civil War. In the 1900s, we started to celebrate and honor all soldiers who died while serving in the military. In 1967 the name changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day.  Memorial Day became an official federal holiday in 1971. For years we would celebrate by having large family BBQs, visiting cemeteries or memorials,  and parades.  This year will be different, I am observing self-quarantine and limiting my large family BBQ to five.


2 (2 liters) bottles lemon-lime soda pop, 2 tablespoons liquid crab boil, 3 tablespoon onion powder,  3 1/2 tablespoons granulated garlic, 3 tablespoon cumin, 1 1/2 tablespoon chicken bouillon and 8 turkey legs.

Remove the gill top, clean and lightly grease, set to the side. Add the charcoal and lighter fluid to the grill.  Allow the coal to turn ashy gray. Put the grill top back on, add the legs.  Baste the legs, every 20 minutes, with the broth you boiled them in.  Continue to grill and baste until the legs are crisp and charred.



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