It is that time of year already. In just a few days, the majority of Americans (where ever they may be) will sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Most meals will consist of the usual flare, baked turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, a wide variety of vegetables and desserts out the wazoo.

But this is about the guest of honor; Tom T. Turkey. Now, baked is how 99% us grew up having it served up on Thanksgiving. Then there is fried, which is how we have it at our annual office luncheon. Critter does a fantastic job in that department, by the way. Then there is smoked turkey. I have never had smoked turkey. I have had all other kinds of beef and poultry but never turkey. So I set out to find places in Lawton that will smoke a turkey for your meal this thanksgiving.

Indiahoma FFA

The Indiahoma FFA is taking orders for the following smoked meats: Turkey, Ham and Brisket. Orders will be taken through this Friday, November 18th.

You can contact Barbara Stoll at Comanche Home Center at 580-357-8630 to place the order. Delivery will be on Wednesday November 23rd to Comanche Home Center by 5pm.

John & Cooks b-b-q

John & Cooks Real Pit BBQ located at 1310 SW 21st in Lawton can help you out if you want to change up your Thanksgiving menu.

Call them at 580-248-0036 to get details on either bringing your own Turkey in or having them prepare one for you. Orders must be placed by November 21st.

crockett's smokehouse

Crockett's Smokehouse located 1508 West Gore is available to smoke your Thanksgiving Turkey. All orders for Turkey's must be placed by November 19th. Call them at 580-357-7427 for orders and pricing.

branding iron b-b-q

Branding Iron BBQ at 4005 NW Cache Road can assist you in preparing your holiday meal. Orders need to be placed by November 18th. Call Branding Iron at 580-248-2855 for information and to place your order.

ridley's butcher shop


If turkey is not what you want, try a Honey Glazed Spiral cut Ham from Ridley's Butcher Shop in Duncan. They are located at 416 East Main Street. In business since 1925, the one thing that has never changed is the quality of their meat and service.

So for a change of pace of your holiday meal, call them at 580-255-9330. Orders are now being taken for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Now with all of this writing about smoked turkey, hams and the likes, I am going to stop and head to the fridge and get a bite to eat. Then I will contemplate my next move.