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2020-11-21 12:58:24 AM  
Since a sizable portion of America is doing the smart thing and not getting together in person on Thanksgiving, we're starting to discover that we're not exactly set up for this. One of the biggest issues is with big turkeys - few people want them this year, while smaller ones are in high demand. Since this year is going to be just me and Dad, I had planned on looking for a 2-3 lb. breast I could toss on the grill for a few hours and be done with it - but not around here. And that's surprising, because in my neck of the woods many people aren't taking this pandemic seriously (hence our high positivity and hospitalization rates). You would think the small ones would be all over the place, but it's like the stores have 20 lb birds marked down to 80 cents/lb and less and no one has smaller packaged breasts. I'll probably wind up getting a whole bird and some freezer bags we'll have turkey sandwiches for months.

It's kind of weird how specific our food chains are for certain products - remember at the start of the pandemic, when farmers couldn't sell their crops because there was no room for them in the retail production facilities - their usual buyers were set up for food service packaging. The whole shortage of Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches wasn't a marketing stunt - they honestly couldn't get any more 5-oz chicken breasts, because chicken producers weren't making enough chickens that small to fill their needs.

Anyhow, take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and what you plan to do for a smaller Thanksgiving this year.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues on the Quiz.
 
2020-11-21 1:00:50 AM  
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2020-11-21 1:11:30 AM  
I do better at these when I'm sober but, here we are.
 
2020-11-21 1:12:17 AM  
I'm number one! This has never happened before!
 
2020-11-21 1:12:54 AM  
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And I thought that quiz kicked my ass.
 
2020-11-21 1:14:38 AM  
Why not get 2 little Cornish hens?
 
2020-11-21 1:22:59 AM  

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Funny voted, because I remember that South Park episode.

South Park: Killing Turkeys Humanely
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2020-11-21 1:23:18 AM  
Whoa. Top ten for once!

We're getting a grocery store turkey dinner and sharing it with the in-laws who live very close by, I think. We've all been very careful. Being a hermit has its benefits.
 
2020-11-21 1:34:08 AM  
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2020-11-21 1:45:48 AM  
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It comes from cows who listen to classical and attend operas.
 
2020-11-21 1:48:02 AM  
mrs bughunter is getting a 10-lb chicken for turkey day because we can't find a turkey that's under 16 lb, and now those are probably gone.

Just me and the mrs and bughunter 2.0 this year.  I kinda like the idea.

/more pie for me
//the pies don't get smaller
 
2020-11-21 1:48:35 AM  
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2020-11-21 1:50:47 AM  

bughunter: mrs bughunter is getting a 10-lb chicken for turkey day because we can't find a turkey that's under 16 lb, and now those are probably gone.

Just me and the mrs and bughunter 2.0 this year.  I kinda like the idea.

/more pie for me
//the pies don't get smaller


...and neither do I after the pies...
 
2020-11-21 1:51:21 AM  
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Dolly Parton turkey
 
2020-11-21 1:54:17 AM  
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So back in summer I got these feathered dinosaurs as day old poults thinking. "Ya know - turkeys might be hard/expensive to come by this year." I can raise for me and gift to the family. There were 11 that made it to Camp Kenmore. Five were gifted out for Thanksgiving to family and friends leaving me with six between the weight of 14-27lbs. 

I have no family here and I'd like some freezer space back. So.... I plan to get the largest one thawed. Deboned, white meat sliced and cured and turned into turkey jerky. Dark meat is my fave so I'm going to cook just that roasted on Thanksgiving with the usual starches and carbs.  Bones and bits to become turkey stock for strategic turkey soup needs.
 
2020-11-21 1:56:41 AM  

ox45tallboy: bughunter: mrs bughunter is getting a 10-lb chicken for turkey day because we can't find a turkey that's under 16 lb, and now those are probably gone.

Just me and the mrs and bughunter 2.0 this year.  I kinda like the idea.

/more pie for me
//the pies don't get smaller

...and neither do I after the pies...


That was gonna be my third slashie but I've been using two and only two lately just to be rebellious.

/one
//or three
 
2020-11-21 1:58:43 AM  
My Thanksgiving turkey is one of those tubes of seasoned ground turkey.  Skillet to precook, and then into the crock pot with potatoes and peppers and garlic.  Maybe minced onion if I can find it tomorrow.  And then ramen noodles from the Asian grocery store, since I have pounds of various rice and wheat noodles from that store.
 
2020-11-21 2:00:02 AM  

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It comes from cows who listen to classical and attend operas.


If it's cheaper than the real stuff from Walmart and if it is sold at Walmart, I'll go for it.  Just nothing soy or mushroom based.
 
2020-11-21 2:06:52 AM  
Turkey sucks.
Rib eye steaks should be the traditional bird for Thanksgiving.
 
2020-11-21 2:09:42 AM  

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It comes from cows who listen to classical and attend operas.


More of a Bovine University Philosophy grad.
 
2020-11-21 2:16:47 AM  

NM Volunteer: My Thanksgiving turkey is one of those tubes of seasoned ground turkey.  Skillet to precook, and then into the crock pot with potatoes and peppers and garlic.  Maybe minced onion if I can find it tomorrow.  And then ramen noodles from the Asian grocery store, since I have pounds of various rice and wheat noodles from that store.


Make your own minced onion. Chop it in the food processor or just finely dice it by hand, spread onto a greased sheet pan and toss on some salt. Stick it in the over on "broil" for a couple of minutes until it starts to turn brown and you'll have a completely different onion flavor in your stew. If you use fresh garlic, chop it and mix it in with the onion and roast it too.
 
2020-11-21 2:28:02 AM  

ox45tallboy: NM Volunteer: My Thanksgiving turkey is one of those tubes of seasoned ground turkey.  Skillet to precook, and then into the crock pot with potatoes and peppers and garlic.  Maybe minced onion if I can find it tomorrow.  And then ramen noodles from the Asian grocery store, since I have pounds of various rice and wheat noodles from that store.

Make your own minced onion. Chop it in the food processor or just finely dice it by hand, spread onto a greased sheet pan and toss on some salt. Stick it in the over on "broil" for a couple of minutes until it starts to turn brown and you'll have a completely different onion flavor in your stew. If you use fresh garlic, chop it and mix it in with the onion and roast it too.


The oven is gross and the landlord won't replace it, and I move out in a month anyway, so it is easier to just buy pre-minced onion and garlic.
 
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2020-11-21 5:36:02 AM  
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YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
 
2020-11-21 6:55:59 AM  

ox45tallboy: Since a sizable portion of America is doing the smart thing and not getting together in person on Thanksgiving, we're starting to discover that we're not exactly set up for this. One of the biggest issues is with big turkeys - few people want them this year, while smaller ones are in high demand. Since this year is going to be just me and Dad, I had planned on looking for a 2-3 lb. breast I could toss on the grill for a few hours and be done with it - but not around here. And that's surprising, because in my neck of the woods many people aren't taking this pandemic seriously (hence our high positivity and hospitalization rates). You would think the small ones would be all over the place, but it's like the stores have 20 lb birds marked down to 80 cents/lb and less and no one has smaller packaged breasts. I'll probably wind up getting a whole bird and some freezer bags we'll have turkey sandwiches for months.

It's kind of weird how specific our food chains are for certain products - remember at the start of the pandemic, when farmers couldn't sell their crops because there was no room for them in the retail production facilities - their usual buyers were set up for food service packaging. The whole shortage of Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches wasn't a marketing stunt - they honestly couldn't get any more 5-oz chicken breasts, because chicken producers weren't making enough chickens that small to fill their needs.

Anyhow, take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and what you plan to do for a smaller Thanksgiving this year.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues on the Quiz.


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Nutless wonder.
 
2020-11-21 9:03:27 AM  

The Third Man: The Third Man 1043

YEAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH


1022. I think this is my first time breaking 1000.

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2020-11-21 10:46:34 AM  

ox45tallboy: Since a sizable portion of America is doing the smart thing and not getting together in person on Thanksgiving, we're starting to discover that we're not exactly set up for this. One of the biggest issues is with big turkeys - few people want them this year, while smaller ones are in high demand. Since this year is going to be just me and Dad, I had planned on looking for a 2-3 lb. breast I could toss on the grill for a few hours and be done with it - but not around here. And that's surprising, because in my neck of the woods many people aren't taking this pandemic seriously (hence our high positivity and hospitalization rates). You would think the small ones would be all over the place, but it's like the stores have 20 lb birds marked down to 80 cents/lb and less and no one has smaller packaged breasts. I'll probably wind up getting a whole bird and some freezer bags we'll have turkey sandwiches for months.

It's kind of weird how specific our food chains are for certain products - remember at the start of the pandemic, when farmers couldn't sell their crops because there was no room for them in the retail production facilities - their usual buyers were set up for food service packaging. The whole shortage of Popeyes Chicken Sandwiches wasn't a marketing stunt - they honestly couldn't get any more 5-oz chicken breasts, because chicken producers weren't making enough chickens that small to fill their needs.

Anyhow, take the Quiz, and come back and tell us how you did and what you plan to do for a smaller Thanksgiving this year.

Don't forget the Easy Quiz!

Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues on the Quiz.


Issues? I hardly knew anything on the hard quiz. How is that possible? I waste my life on Fark. I'm not saying it's.. yeah, fark it, I am. I was obviously kidnapped by aliens and fed a steady diet of nothing but election news.

Oh oh, they're back. Gotta go.

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2020-11-21 2:00:46 PM  
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2020-11-21 2:10:33 PM  

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It comes from cows who listen to classical and attend operas.


listening to wagner and steps on scale

uh-oh
 
2020-11-21 2:12:30 PM  
I did not do well. I think my brain sabotaged me. This rum should start killing the rebel brain cells in short order.
 
2020-11-21 2:31:07 PM  

TheReject: I did not do well. I think my brain sabotaged me. This rum should start killing the rebel brain cells in short order.


That's the right attitude. Punish the brain!
 
2020-11-21 2:38:26 PM  
I have no excuse. I just don't watch the news.
 
2020-11-21 8:16:44 PM  
I got a perfect Giuliani (9/11)!
 
2020-11-21 8:19:35 PM  

ox45tallboy: Good luck, and let me know if you have any issues on the Quiz.


My dad and I were comparing answers, and we had some different questions - does the quiz sometimes get edited after release?
 
2020-11-22 12:00:02 AM  
10/10 on the hard quiz, broke 1000 barely but 6/10 on the easy, don't know how i managed that.

We got a smaller turkey, not going anywhere or having people over & even stocked up on alcohol, so we're set.
 
2020-11-22 1:34:50 PM  
9 out of 10, easy quiz, top 10. I'll take my Guinness towel now please.
 
2020-11-22 5:00:37 PM  
Regarding turkey size: I have the opposite problem, I can't find any much over 19 lbs.  Normally, I be cooking a 25-27 lb one (which is largest our roaster can handle.  Oh, well.  The 19 lber is thawing in the fridge.

Make lots of broth, giblets, bastings, carcass (aka bone broth)
Bag extra turkey in qt freezer bags
Fill with broth
Freeze
No freezer burn and you always have gravy makings.
 
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