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2017-11-22 07:32:41 AM  
Sorry, Subby, I quit cold turkey.
 
2017-11-22 09:16:11 AM  
The wife and I had just moved into my first house and I was cooking for both families (17 or so people).  About 3 AM Thanksgiving morning wake up to lots of flashing lights and a bit of noise.  Put some pants on, head outside to a bunch of power company trucks.   Seems an underground cable had shorted out and would need to be replaced.  Power for the entire neighborhood is out for at least 12 hours.  Wat do?

A few hours later hit the phone, found a K-Mart that was both open and had a smoker.  Drove down, bought that sucker and charcoal, found out it takes about 8 hours to smoke a turkey, get it going, and hope for the best.  Sides aren't a problem, I can do them on the grill.

Power came on about noon.  Took the turkey out of the smoker, popped it in the oven, dinner came out on time tasting great.
 
2017-11-22 10:34:20 AM  
Frozen turkey? Just drop it in your deep fryer, shiat will thaw out mad quick.
 
2017-11-22 11:18:44 AM  
i have a honey baked ham and smoked turkey breast delivered. making a turkey-no thank you.

make as much as you can the day before.  cranberry sauce can be made a week before.  i'm making stuffing/dressing tonight,also making rolls tonight and i'll bake them tomorrow.    Does anyone ever make mashed potatoes the day before? that's the one thing i detest making the day of.
 
2017-11-22 11:59:03 AM  
Alcohol is the solution to all Thanksgiving problems.
 
2017-11-22 12:05:01 PM  
A couple of years ago, I started making mashed potatoes with a ricer. Wow, what a difference. Also, make sure you add butter before you add milk and keep stirring to a minimum. That's how you get light, fluffy mashed potatoes, instead of gluey lumpy mashed potatoes like mom used to make using a mixer.
 
2017-11-22 02:12:09 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: A couple of years ago, I started making mashed potatoes with a ricer. Wow, what a difference. Also, make sure you add butter before you add milk and keep stirring to a minimum. That's how you get light, fluffy mashed potatoes, instead of gluey lumpy mashed potatoes like mom used to make using a mixer.


The type of potato makes a difference too,  Use Russets or you'll end up with paste.
 
2017-11-22 03:57:05 PM  
I love lumpy gravy.
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2017-11-22 10:54:31 PM  
Start the day out with a big breakfast of waffles, so that no matter what happens later, you've had a big breakfast of waffles.
 
2017-11-23 08:41:01 AM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: Alcohol is the solution to all Thanksgiving problems.


Kids and grandkids are going to daughter-in-law's folks place (300 miles away.) I'm watching their dog til Sunday. Planning ahead, bought a bottle yesterday afternoon. They just pulled outta the driveway (7:30 am.) I just poured a screwdriver, and sent three "No thank you" text responses to others' T-Day invites. Will be drunk-posting the rest of the day. Maybe, on into the night.

/hallelujah
//a day without responsibilities
///FINALLY!
 
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