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Old 11-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #81
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Nice contribution HFWR - please give us details. Do I see pecans?
Baked beans from scratch. Navies, bacon (of course), onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, garlic powder, brown sugar, maple syrup , molasses, splash of red wine vinegar. Baked one hour.

Pan dressing, from homemade bread. Turkey legs roasted for giblet substitute. Chicken stock, chopped turkey leg meat, sauteed onion and celery in butter, some sage and parsley. Bread cut into cubes, add three eggs, then the broth concoction, and one more can of broth for added moisture. Baked 40 min.

Sweet potato casserole, with three baked sweet potatoes, butter, brown sugar, maple syrup, two eggs, whipped with mixer. Topped with candied pecans (butter, brown sugar, maple syrup).

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:43 PM   #82
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Thanks - All of them sound delicious, and beyond my abilities. I better have DW take a look.

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Old 11-22-2012, 07:35 AM   #83
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Correction. Too tired therefore I have decided to take it easy today, will stay home and watch TV for once. I am not on call, so I will celebrate with some good wine.

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Well I guess I will be hosting in some way because I will spend my Thanksgiving day feeding the homeless with the Salvation Army.
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:58 PM   #84
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Correction. Too tired therefore I have decided to take it easy today, will stay home and watch TV for once. I am not on call, so I will celebrate with some good wine.
Good call. We all need time to recharge
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:11 PM   #85
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The bird continues to roast...I started it late on purpose.

Mr B is on day 3 of a horrific flu bug, complete with fever and loss of appetite. He may get a little food down, but we will do the big meal in a few days when he is back on track.

I am making stuffing and gravy and turkey. I roasted one of my Halloween pumpkins. I reduced the baked flesh to a nice creamy pulp. I will bake a pie tomorrow when the oven is free.

We are both FIREd, so we get to pick our own holiday meal date.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:25 PM   #86
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What a nightmare of a day. I was looking forward to a quite meal with my mom, then I hear my nephew and niece decided they would drive over from AL. No problem, should still be a calm day. When they arrived, their Mother, who was suppose to work today, had her schedule changed and she came along. Shortly after that, my other nephew from the AL coast decided to drive up, bringing his wife, one year old child and his mother in law. Everybody brought food, but absolutely no communication as far as letting us know who planned to come for Thanksgiving. Too many people in a small house.

Oh well, one holiday down and one to go. Time for a med.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:51 PM   #87
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The meal went very well tonight. My ladyfriend put together a good meal for the 3 of us (she and I and my dad, the displaced trio who could not go to my brother's place because he and his wife and kid are in Hawaii for the week). Plenty of leftovers and no mishaps. And I now have my two favorite desserts - chocolate cream pie and blackout cake, the latter my dad brought over - to munch on for the next week or so.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 AM   #88
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Originally Posted by NW-Bound View Post
I looked up Costco's description of the duck package. Nice, very nice... Large, very large...

Here's the excerpt from Costco so the reader can see for him/herself.
Magret duck breasts are plump, juicy and meaty and often referred to as a “Duck Steak”. Magret duck breasts are also twice as big as a regular duck breast.
Price: $130 for 6 duck breasts and 6 duck leg confit. A lot less than what one would pay in a restaurant. It's too bad my wife is not crazy about duck as I do. I also got my fix recently in a restaurant, so my craving has subsided for now. Still, when one thinks of the description above...
For anyone still interested, Costco dropped the price of the D'Artagnan duck package $20 to $109.99 through 12/16/12. The price includes 2-day UPS air shipping.

Well, I thought I was retired. But it seems that now I'm working as a travel agent instead!
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