98Clubs
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November 27th, 2014 at 6:23:07 PM permalink
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To keep with the holiday tradition, I just did two shots of Wild Turkey whiskey.



Was that the 101 (real)
or the 80 (ladies)
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November 27th, 2014 at 10:37:12 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

Thanks mr$uit31

First Thanksgiving since my dad passed. About 2PM here I was starting preps for mom (90 YO) for dinner and its snowing a little. Not storm, just snowing. Looked real nice. Got dinner together (Turkey, Cranberry Jelly, Sweet Potatoe, Idaho Potatoe, Corn&Lima Beans, Pumpkin Pie a la mode and Coffee) in time for 5PM. My first dinner at age 57. Worth it, especially when the Iggles trounce the 'Boys.



Np 98, I hope you made the most of it remembering good times and had a wonderful time with your family. All sounds tasty!
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November 28th, 2014 at 12:18:58 AM permalink
Ate at the casino buffet, no family except
my wife. Avoided any Tgiving related food,
was heavy on egg rolls, fried chicken,
braised salmon, and guacamole.

Best Tgiving ever. Had to listen to a
lady suit describe her dinner, she was
so fat she couldn't walk without supporting
herself on something. Other than that,
it was an OK day.
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November 28th, 2014 at 5:10:41 AM permalink
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I just put the Turducken in the oven.


I'm thinking about getting one for Christmas. May I ask what brand you bought, or did you "make" it yourself?

I noticed my local grocery store selling them which is what got me curious about them (I've never had duck), but the brand they were selling doesn't have great reviews so I'm thinking of ordering one online from a better brand.
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November 28th, 2014 at 7:24:45 AM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

Was that the 101 (real)
or the 80 (ladies)



As far as I know it was just the regular 80 proof. I ordered it at a local tavern.
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November 28th, 2014 at 7:26:32 AM permalink
Quote: JB

I'm thinking about getting one for Christmas. May I ask what brand you bought, or did you "make" it yourself?

I noticed my local grocery store selling them which is what got me curious about them (I've never had duck), but the brand they were selling doesn't have great reviews so I'm thinking of ordering one online from a better brand.



This is the one I got and it was good but it didn't slice well. It basically just fell apart when cutting it.

http://www.cajungrocer.com/fresh-foods-holiday-dishes-turducken-c-1_15_24.html
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November 28th, 2014 at 7:32:25 AM permalink
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This is the one I got and it was good but it didn't slice well. It basically just fell apart when cutting it.

http://www.cajungrocer.com/fresh-foods-holiday-dishes-turducken-c-1_15_24.html


That's disappointing, as that is the brand I would have ordered online. The brand at my local grocery store is Big Easy Foods, and the reviews were awful (multiple people saying that the insides are mostly stuffing with incidental bits of chicken/duck).
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November 28th, 2014 at 10:25:33 AM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

Thanks mr$uit31

First Thanksgiving since my dad passed. About 2PM here I was starting preps for mom (90 YO) for dinner and its snowing a little. Not storm, just snowing. Looked real nice. Got dinner together (Turkey, Cranberry Jelly, Sweet Potatoe, Idaho Potatoe, Corn&Lima Beans, Pumpkin Pie a la mode and Coffee) in time for 5PM. My first dinner at age 57. Worth it, especially when the Iggles trounce the 'Boys.



My condolences - glad you had a wonderful time with family.
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November 29th, 2014 at 2:24:37 AM permalink
My central air/heat went out Monday night, just in time for the cold snap Tuesday. Got service Wed, but he didn't have the right stuff on the truck to fix it, so decamped to Mom's with dog for a couple days. Just getting caught up here.

Neighbors had asked to use Mom's good oven, as they didn't trust their own and had 8-10 coming for dinner. She agreed they could, and we figured to cook ours after they were done, as they were eating at 3 and we prefer dinner at 7 anyway to a midday meal. So their turkey goes in at 9:30 am. What they didn't mention is that the mom insisted the turkey be basted every 1/2 hour. Sigh. Revolving door for 5 hours. First two times they couldn't remember to close the front door and our 2 dogs ran outside both times; first time they played in the front yard so was easy to get them back. Second time only 1 ran and we didn't realize she was gone until we heard an offended bark from the side yard demanding back in (we were hanging around the pool); offended that we hadn't noticed her missing, I think. After that, front door was locked and they were "invited" to come in through side yard/back of house route for the remainder.

After first basting, eldest daughter was tasked with it, trailed each time by 7 YO step-brother. At one point he said, "it's really nice over here, it's not a crabby house. My house is very crabby today. Can I stay here?" His mom is a perfectionist and apparently was having cow after cow about getting everything ready. It was a moment. She asked later what he said, I told her, and she said he told her, "Mom, nobody's perfect. Cut it out." and she had one of those moments and relaxed. They called to let us know it came out perfectly.

I had read somewhere that the turkey would be improved by cooking upside-down for the first hour, so we tried that. 16 pounder, stuffed with bread/bagel (including blueberry!) crumbs, onion, celery, sage. 3 1/2 hours at 335. No foil or cover. Might've been the best turkey we ever tasted; when I carved it, juice ran through the breast meat, and yet the whole thing was falling off the bone (well cooked); beautiful crispy brown skin even on bottom. Mom has a gift for gravy-making. She also made her cran-orange relish with pecans. Mash potatoes, beets, and olives with that. Then homemade pecan and lemon meringue pies for dessert (she is an incredible pastry chef).

Cards, dominos, reading with Macy's parade 2 hour commercial for whoever paid to be on tv and the hell with most of the floats and bands running by, then lots of football. Pool a little too cold to enjoy, but a beautiful sunny day near 70. Really lovely day. Completely ignored all Black Friday activities. Am very thankful for the day, the people in my life, even many of you, and that my heat is back on tonight. Also for a peaceful and calmer country this weekend.
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November 29th, 2014 at 8:08:54 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

My central air/heat went out Monday night, just in time for the cold snap Tuesday. Got service Wed, but he didn't have the right stuff on the truck to fix it, so decamped to Mom's with dog for a couple days. Just getting caught up here.

Neighbors had asked to use Mom's good oven, as they didn't trust their own and had 8-10 coming for dinner. She agreed they could, and we figured to cook ours after they were done, as they were eating at 3 and we prefer dinner at 7 anyway to a midday meal. So their turkey goes in at 9:30 am. What they didn't mention is that the mom insisted the turkey be basted every 1/2 hour. Sigh. Revolving door for 5 hours. First two times they couldn't remember to close the front door and our 2 dogs ran outside both times; first time they played in the front yard so was easy to get them back. Second time only 1 ran and we didn't realize she was gone until we heard an offended bark from the side yard demanding back in (we were hanging around the pool); offended that we hadn't noticed her missing, I think. After that, front door was locked and they were "invited" to come in through side yard/back of house route for the remainder.

After first basting, eldest daughter was tasked with it, trailed each time by 7 YO step-brother. At one point he said, "it's really nice over here, it's not a crabby house. My house is very crabby today. Can I stay here?" His mom is a perfectionist and apparently was having cow after cow about getting everything ready. It was a moment. She asked later what he said, I told her, and she said he told her, "Mom, nobody's perfect. Cut it out." and she had one of those moments and relaxed. They called to let us know it came out perfectly.

I had read somewhere that the turkey would be improved by cooking upside-down for the first hour, so we tried that. 16 pounder, stuffed with bread/bagel (including blueberry!) crumbs, onion, celery, sage. 3 1/2 hours at 335. No foil or cover. Might've been the best turkey we ever tasted; when I carved it, juice ran through the breast meat, and yet the whole thing was falling off the bone (well cooked); beautiful crispy brown skin even on bottom. Mom has a gift for gravy-making. She also made her cran-orange relish with pecans. Mash potatoes, beets, and olives with that. Then homemade pecan and lemon meringue pies for dessert (she is an incredible pastry chef).

Cards, dominos, reading with Macy's parade 2 hour commercial for whoever paid to be on tv and the hell with most of the floats and bands running by, then lots of football. Pool a little too cold to enjoy, but a beautiful sunny day near 70. Really lovely day. Completely ignored all Black Friday activities. Am very thankful for the day, the people in my life, even many of you, and that my heat is back on tonight. Also for a peaceful and calmer country this weekend.





Cold snap and lounging by the pool :)
Agree on the Macy's 2 hour commercial but kids love it (as I used to) and are none the wiser (except that voice int he back of their heads telling them what they want for xmas) lol

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