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Happy Thanksgiving

Postby Niner Alpha » Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:10 pm

This came from an email received from Ron Raymond. I thought it kinda said it all.

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY,
MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP.
MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS.
MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS
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A good one..

Postby The Pelion Kid » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:37 pm

Nice thing there Niner.. :twisted:
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Well....

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:57 pm

It's a gif... it's supposed to move around., Guess I have to update this site. It works on my gun nut site.

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Postby Niner Delta » Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:43 am

And Happy Thanksgiving to you, Robert.
I took a page from your cookbook and deep fried a turkey this year. Turned out great for a first try, it was very moist and tasty. My youngest son and I took turns drinking beer and watching the turkey cook. :D
Bought a deep fryer that had a thermostat on it so really didn't have to watch too close, just wanted to make sure it really worked, and it did. We will make a couple of small changes when we do the x-mas turkey, but nothing major.
It was a beautiful day, 77deg and sunny skies. Nothing better than cooking a turkey outdoors on Thanksgiving in shorts and t-shirts.
Hope you all enjoyed the day as much as we did.

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Didn't fry one this time

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:13 am

Wish I had now. Instead we wanted to try an already roasted bird from some place. There is a Fresh Market a couple of blocks from where we live and so we tried them. $3.50 a pound was the fee for a not real big cooked turkey.

Placed the order for a 10 to 12lb bird a week ago. Idea was to pick it up two days before Thanksgiving....already thinking it was not a good idea. When I went to pick it up I got a turkey in a shrink wrap plastic bag, refrigerator cold. On Thanksgiving it went into the oven, still in a second oven proof bag, for 10 minutes or so a pound to warm it up.

It looked ok, but tasted a bit dry and unspecial. But... better than the plastic bag suggested. Everybody used a lot of gravy and it was ok. We also had a ham, which was terrific.

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go invest in $40 worth of peanut oil and fry one or two for Christmas. Going to be a big crowd this Chrismas too.

If you got one of those plastic battery operated pumps with a filter you can save the oil and use again Christmas or some other time. Be sure to filter it to get much of the fried crud out of the grease.
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Postby Niner Delta » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:29 am

Went to Lowes and got a cone shaped paint filter and then lined a funnel with about 20 layers of cheesecloth and put the paint filter in the middle. Seemed to clean it up pretty well. Fryer has a spigot, so just let it slowly drain into the funnel, took a while but cleaned the oil nicely.
Now ready for the Christmas bird.
Lowes had 3 gal jugs of peanut oil for $25, that was the best price around here.

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