Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and people are gearing up for a big feast on that day. Of course, the main dish will be a turkey. Many people will default to their usual way of cooking it.

The most common way to cook a #Turkey is to put it in the oven and forget about it until it is ready to be taken out. Even if people are going to cook their turkey the traditional way, they can give it a different flavor by using a variety of herbs and spices. They can also pour tea over the turkey to give it that beautiful brown color.

Some people in the south like their turkeys deep fried in hot oil. This is a much quicker method than roasting it.

This method takes only 30 to 45 minutes after the turkey is lower into a deep fryer. Cooking time is about three minutes per pound.

Some people believe grilling a turkey is the best way to cook it because it comes out tender and juicy every time. Chefs need to be very careful if they use this method. Grilling should be done outside and never inside the house. The cooking time is between two to three hours.

However, some families are getting away from the traditional way of cooking the main dish for their #Thanksgiving dinner. Here are three of the oddest ways to cook your Thanksgiving turkey.

1. Cut into parts

The turkey can be cut into parts like a chicken. The drawback of this method is that there is nothing to carve, and the family will miss the drama.

2. In a brown paper bag

Some people cook their turkey in a brown paper bag that their groceries come in.

While this results in a juicy turkey, cooks tend to have gotten away from this method because the coloring from the bag can drip down into the skin of the turkey. According to the University of Illinois, it is unsafe to use the brown paper bag method because the glue, ink, and chemicals make the grocery bag unsanitary.

3. In a dishwasher

By far the oddest way of preparing a turkey is in the dishwasher. It might sound strange, but it has been done many times before. The dishwasher comes in handy if the oven is used for other dishes. So, how does someone cook a turkey in the dishwasher? It might be easier than you think.

Chef David Burke explains that you can cook a whole turkey in your dishwasher, but it is even more convenient to cook just the turkey breast. He recommends placing the turkey in a large #Tupperware container and place it on the top shelf.

Then run the appliance for three hours and 25 minutes. After the turkey is done, place it under the broiler so the skin can brown. If you use the dishwasher method, it might not be a good idea to tell your guests how you cooked it because it just might turn them off. Then you will be left with a whole turkey to eat for the rest of the week.