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Old 11-23-2005, 08:18 AM   #21
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After discovering budgetary anomallies, we're having mush, and mush with turbinado sugar and cinnamon for dessert . Actually, 18lbs@$.49/lb. for six people--BBQ'd. Mmmm . . . turkey soup w/ dill dumpliings after the fact. All the fixings for $80.00, and leftovers should last for quite some time.

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Old 11-23-2005, 08:21 AM   #22
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No Thanksgiving dinner this year
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15.01 lbs for 7 adults. Usual trimmings, like sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls, etc. etc.

And one helping of the Dallas Cowboys. Should be enough to go around.
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...And one helping of the Dallas Cowboys.
This is going to remind JG of yet another date he had once.
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No Thanksgiving dinner this year*
Cat, Surely the college cafeteria will be serving a Thanksgiving meal tomorrow. If not, go to Cracker Barrel.*
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Cracker Barrel serves processed turkey for its Thanksgiving meal, it's awful! Go to Marie Callenders, infinitely better.
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Cat, Surely the college cafeteria will be serving a Thanksgiving meal tomorrow. If not, go to Cracker Barrel.
I'm back home but my parents decided to file for divorce about 2 weeks ago and neither will be cooking. 1/2 lb. of turkey lunch meat maybe , I'm still on the school budget so no frills for me.
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Looks like a 20 pounder for old George.
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18 lb. turkey for 2 of us! We love leftovers and soup. We will be freezing a lot.

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25 lb Butterball for 15 people. Everyone wants leftovers.
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Looks like a 20 pounder for old George.*
That bird thinks he's a goose
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Some day, the deck is going to collapse...
If your deck is really a ground level patio ignore the following: With luck your weather will be too cold for a deck gathering. Now, before the weather turns nice and your family gathers again, get a structural engineer or architect (not a "designer") to look at your deck. In my part of the word some have given way with bad result. Never, ever, let more than two people dance on a deck.

Thanksgiving turkey.. going out. The usual venues are now too small and cannot accomodate a wheelchair. One in-law won't attend as she is a steadfast Thanksgiving at home type. I will miss her, but I won't miss the chaos of Thanksgiving dinner prep. To me it is all about the people at the table.
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Looks like a 20 pounder for old George.*
Is that turkey named Monica?

We are having a 16 pounder for about 12 people with lots of left overs planned for "free" lunches for next week.
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10 lb turkey, the smallest that could be found at the imported meat market, for 7 people, of whom 3 are little kids, and of the 4 adults only two of us are Americans (and so have a taste for turkey to begin with), so there will probably be plenty of leftovers for us that want them.

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Guys, don't let the DW see this or you will end up with dish duty...


Turkey Doesn't Cause Drowsiness

Contrary to popular belief, tryptophan in turkey doesn't cause drowsiness.

In fact, scientists told National Geographic News the substance could possibly aid in the treatment of depression...


Hmmmm. Even if you do end up washing or drying, maybe you won't feel too bad about it.

http://www.sci-tech-today.com/story....d=11300002O3BF

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I may buy one tomorrow and have a Thanksgiving at home this weekend.
Today, we're visiting my parents at their retirement center and eating turkey there.
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16 pound organic fresh turkey for 8..with many sides: sweet potatoes mashed w/rum & cream (DH's specialty), traditional stuffing w/mushrooms, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry-pecan sauce, noodle pudding (which I forgot to put out!), green beans, boiled onions, boiled turnips, corn pudding. Good appetizers too: shrimp & crab legs, pate', cheese thing w/dried cranberries & walnuts, crudite's w/bleu cheese dip. For dessert: pecan tassies (like tiny pecan pies), cranberry-orange bread, pumpkin pie. To drink: wine, mulled cider, and coffee. Biggest hit was the pecan tassies, new this year, defintie addition to the repertoire!

We have company tomorrow for leftovers. We set aside a turkey thigh for mole (that's molay!) on Sunday.

I think I'm still too full to fall asleep
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If your deck is really a ground level patio ignore the following: With luck your weather will be too cold for a deck gathering.* Now, before the weather turns nice and your family gathers again, get a structural engineer or architect (not a "designer") to look at your deck.* In my part of the word some have given way with bad result.* Never, ever, let more than two people dance on a deck.*

Thanksgiving turkey.. going out.* The usual venues are now too small and cannot accomodate a wheelchair.* One in-law won't attend as she is a steadfast Thanksgiving at home type.* I will miss her, but I won't miss the chaos of Thanksgiving dinner prep.* To me it is all about the people at the table.
Brat, I appreciate the concern, but my comment was facetious. The deck is ~5 years old and is quite solid. I was more making reference to the fact that we sometimes end up with 15 or 20 people on it, plus cooler, keg, grill, etc. In any case, if it gives up the ghost while we are on it, its only 2 or 3 feet off the ground.
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* *Mmmm . . . turkey soup w/ dill dumpliings after the fact.* --Greg
Can you share this recipe? Sounds great!

Also, we brined the bird this year (I'm watching way too much FoodNetwork) and it was the best turkey I've ever had.* No kidding!* I want to do another just to make sure it wasn't and anomaly.

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Can you share this recipe? Sounds great!

Also, we brined the bird this year (I'm watching way too much FoodNetwork) and it was the best turkey I've ever had. No kidding! I want to do another just to make sure it wasn't and anomaly.

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I don't do anything fancy--ever. For the dumplings, I just add a heaping teaspoon of dried dillweed and eliminate whatever seasoning suggested in the receipe. My real secret is to make sure everyone is really hungry. Stall feeding people, and make your spouse go outside and shovel snow or do other active chores while your cooking. You stand at the stove with your apron on and display that "I'm rightous AND virtuous" look, before you know it they are outside working and out of your hair. Then kick back and worry about using one or one and half teaspoons of dill. Have a drink while you wait. Fresh dillweed is better--send your spouse to the store for it.

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