:shock: I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow. :shock:
I meant to go today but I am really good at procrastination.
My favorite Thanksgiving meal? Anything someone else is cooking, that is one thing everyone else is thankful for as well. :oops:
The one time I was designated to prepare Thanksgiving Dinner for my family, we all ended up eating Chinese take-out. Family members are still having flashbacks and a few have requested I pay for their therapy.
Holly, don't fret - we are all given different blessings, and obviously yours have more to do with mechanical things than cooking. Hey, you can get a "Domestically Challenged" refrigerator magnet, and maybe even a guvmint grant! Myself, I'd trade some of the cooking skills for your ability with power tools.
Speaking of Chinese food on holidays, anybody else remember the Chinese Turkey scene from "A Christmas Story"? Hilarious!
Naran...that is a riot...
Fa ra ra ra ra....
That is how I got my auntie name...Auntie RaRa...that movie makes me laugh cry.
Agreed, Charlotte - it has to be THE best Christmas flick ever made! I have introduced many people to it, can't believe there are some poor deprived souls who've never seen it.
that movie is a riot.
Thomas O....that's a French banquet trick...they end up stuffing each bird with a smaller one, the last being a hummingbird...check Larrouse Gastromique for details.
Charlotte....I do the same recipe but add water so the potatoes steam and 'fluff' while baking. I've switched from salt to Asian fried red onions and garlic, and Heavenly Seasons seasoning--a Black entrepreneur I met at a New London Street fair last year; has his own line of seasonings....luv em!!
Jocko...I was being a smartass making fun of you for resorting to cheese; but now that you've laid out the details it is very close to the recipe I'll be using and I just happen to have some mozz. and pepperoni left from a pizza I made over the weekend...hmmmm....will they notice a fine dice on the pepperoni and isolated cubes of melted cheese? Besides a little extra dressing is a nice treat next week!
I am going to hunt,hopefully there will be a few inches of snow,I`ll come in around 10am and have thanksgiving breakfest,eggs sausage gravey on bisquits,4 cups of coffee.Nap and be back in the woods by 2pm and out at dark......hopefully thankfull for the big buck I shot
Here is what I will do when I finally get my shot at the turkey:
I'm going to take my turkey and rub it down with blessed olive oil. (Olive oil that's garlic infused)
I'm going to shove some crushed garlic cloves under the skin of the turkey too, lifting the skin off the bird. (makes it crispy)
Then, I'm going to stuff it full of garlic cloves, quartered lemons, and the left over celery from the stuffing I'm going to make in a casserole.
I'm going to stick a probe thermometer in the thickest part of the breast and roast it in the oven at 500 degrees on the lowest rack for 30 minutes, then cover it with a double layer of aluminum foil and bake it in a 350 degree oven until the thermometer tells me that it's 161 degrees.
I'll then let it rest for 20 minutes, while the carryover cooking allows the rest of it to cook to 165 degrees.
I am astounded- ASTOUNDED, I tell you, that NO ONE is going to cook a traditional "TOFURKEY"!!!??!
Naran- You're the 2nd person in Maine that I know of who actually knows what about Sambuca-- SALUTI!
I see this thread has indeed turned into a love-fest of micro-agression against those of us who are pro-vegetable matter.
Go ahead, laugh all you want, just go ahead!
...and speaking of Sambuca, my father introduced me to the drink many moons ago.
[quote="Naran"]Speaking of Chinese food on holidays, anybody else remember the Chinese Turkey scene from "A Christmas Story"? Hilarious![/quote]
I certainly do! That is my favorite Christmas movie of all time.
Anybody know where you can buy a gender neutral turkey?
And if you want a great recipe, try Apricot glazed turkey from Bon Appetit in about 96 or so. And make the gravy, which is far and away the best I have ever had.
What Melvin? You have something against transgendered turkeys? :lol:
It all depends on how they're dressed.
My wife is a Canuk and pretty respectable Cajun Chef.
She will make a turkey with Canadian pork stuffing, and a sweet potato pie.
But, unlike others, this sweet potato pie has Amaretto and will have pecans on top. The whipped cream topping will have more Amaretto.
Of course there must be gallons of cranberry sauce.
Melvin, that had to be your best "Dry Twisty Witty" ever.
Gary - we need to screen "A Christmas Story" for the AMG Potluck Supper!
Punk - Yah, Sambuca - incredible over vanilla ice cream, too... a bare drizzle, a scant teaspoon. To die for!
BothGuns - if you can nap after four cups of coffee, there must be some turkey in those eggs somewhere! *grin* Good luck with the hunting!
Catherine - methinks you've been watching Alton Brown's "Good Eats"? Would I be correct? Except for the garlic treatment, that's precisely the method he advocates. I bet the results are fabulous.
Dang, late to the party again. We use a sausage/pepper stuffing that my wife found in the now-defunct Lewiston Journal in '88 - really tasty.
"Christmas Story" is one of my favorites, too - my father got in a fight with the neighborhood bully in Chesterville when he was about Ralphy's age; everyone says I looked like Ralphy when [b]I[/b] was that age. Looking at my fourth grade school pics, I'm afraid to say that they're right. Towhead with hornrim glasses - oh well.
Hey, you could do worse! Ralphie's cute. What if they said you looked like the guy with the yellow eyes? :lol:
[quote="Naran"]Hey, you could do worse! Ralphie's cute. What if they said you looked like the guy with the yellow eyes? :lol:[/quote]
Turkey, mashed potatoes & sage and celery stuffing covered in giblet gravy, green beans, corn pudding and the wonderful cranberry sauce followed up with pumpkin pie, coffee and a glass of port around the fireplace. Now if the family could just avoid the traditional political squabble..... LOL
The one day of the year where the booze can start before noon....."it helps ease the pain" as one of my neighbors put it!
Turkey, cranberry, stuffing, real mashed potatoes with champagne gravy and creamed pearl onions.
And you simply must make a divot in the potatoes to hold the gravy.
Just thinking about it makes me want to head for the couch and take a nap to prepare!
Oh, I forgot...popovers...good warm ...right out of the oven.
Naran - good to know that mine is not the only table with at least one Jello mold salad on it!!!! :P
My wife and I are hosting this year for the first time - will be a treat to ban my mother from the kitchen for once and make her just sit and relax and enjoy the kids.
What's the mother's classic line in The Christmas Story, one of our all-time favorites?
"Ralphie, be careful, or you'll go blind."
Or is it "shoot your eye out?"
It's "You'll shoot your eye out!"
My favorite is the "Old Man"... we never learn his name in the film. His endless persecution from furnaces, car engines, and the Bumpus hounds is legendary. And he's so grateful for that bowling ball! :mrgreen:
Nascar - good luck getting your mother to sit on the couch.. she will doubtless insist on doing something to be helpful! Mothers are like that, old habits die hard.
Yes, making mothers "just sit" ...is tough.
Make her the kid "queen"....
Or give her a few cocktails...
Sounds like some sexist stereotyping going on here.
Surrounded by relatives.
The buzz around the table.
Pushing away and releasing the "button"
The shouting matches with the inlaws.
And finally, the ride home from the restaurant!
Just kidding, of course.
But it could happen.
Anyone serve up roasted obamacare to the liberal relatives this year?