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hawk18hawk18 Senior MemberPosts: 742 Senior Member
Brined it overnight, smoked it and cooked it this morning/afternoon and finished de-boning it at 4:45. MommaLynette has been cooking for two days but I'm only responsible for the turkey. 15 for Thursday dinner. Out of towners arriving tomorrow. It will get very busy here shortly. Oh, I forgot, there will be six dogs too. 

Hawk

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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,914 Senior Member
    I normally do the turkey for Thanksgiving but one of my sons decided he wanted to deep fry the bird this year...but I was requested to make stuffing and giblet gravy...neither of which can be properly accomplished without roasting a turkey...
    So I bought a $5.00 turkey at Meijer ($0.39 per pound) to be the basis for the gravy and receptacle for the stuffing.
    Starting tHe bird in the morning...
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,656 Senior Member
    Wife is working and I will be cooking, small turkey and dressing with the normal sides. Desert, pumpkin pie and cherry topped cheese cake. Be just the two of us.
  • FFLshooterFFLshooter Member Posts: 1,057 Senior Member
    I can hold my own in cooking, but I leave the bird to the ladies to make every year. But I always make the potato’s fresh every year also and a few other things.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,265 Senior Member
    Simple day for me .... couple hours with my dad eating what ever my brother fixed . Clean up the mess & go home .
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Since our family is spread all over the country and its just me and Jen this year were having elk backstraps and wild boar steaks.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,958 Senior Member
    Forget to add HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    Since both myself and daughter have to work, we are doing it Saturday. Not coming home at 7pm and doing all that. So I will get my bird tonight. It will soak for 24 hours in mean chef's apple brine, my go to for 15 years running. Then roasted at noon on Saturday. It will be glorious.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    2 turkeys, ham, shrimp, plus blackened and grilled gator here. I will finish most of the sides and all the pies today, then focus on the entrees tomorrow.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    "So you want me to rub that butter all over your breasts? And your legs and thighs too? Anything you say! Oh,and you want some salt right there huh?"

    ...the turkey has been rubbed down and seasoned. Ready to go in the oven in a few hours.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,156 Senior Member
    Holiday classic..............
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • mitdr774mitdr774 Member Posts: 1,445 Senior Member
    Just a small gathering this year with family.  Probably have a "churkey" (large chicken) like usual.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    edited November 2018 #13
    "So you want me to rub that butter all over your breasts? And your legs and thighs too? Anything you say! Oh,and you want some salt right there huh?"

    ...the turkey has been rubbed down and seasoned. Ready to go in the oven in a few hours.
    reminded me of a book I got my stepdaughter who is a good cook and likes that, to me, odd movie


    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    I bought that cook book for my wife.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Happy Thanks giving everyone
    Just 5 at our table today. Nobody enjoys getting sick, so the wife is doing the cooking.

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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Famous last words, "I *think* the turkey is done" 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,221 Senior Member
    22.83 pounds. Brined for 24 hours in apple juice, ginger, salt, brown sugar, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves, and orange slices.  Original called for cloves. Pass. JUST came out of the oven. 


    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • JKPJKP Senior Member Posts: 2,245 Senior Member
    Spatchcocked my turkey and cooked on big green egg. Turned out great as far as turkey goes. 


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