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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by SaggyWoman, Oct 31, 2006.
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I have to buy a turkey so big I ride it home.
Mine is "Other" -- Our traditional Thanksgiving is going to my husband's brother's and the four of us heading for Branson for the week. We started doing this after our parents were gone and it gives our children the opportunity to start their own traditions or head for in-laws. My SIL and I both appreciate not having to coordinate at least one holiday.
We usually do his family one day and my family the next. His mother is the type that invites a house full of people and thinks a can of vegetables will feed everyone so I eat we eat at home a couple of hours before we go. After everyone is done eating most everyone just leaves. The ones that are left clean up and talk or fall asleep. My family doesn't like a house full so we keep the inviting small but cook way to much. Then we put the food to the side somewhere for snacking and bring out the games. We play them for hours. My husband wont play games but he hunts instead. Our families are very different but one thing we do have in common is blessing our meals and being truely thankful. This is our families Thanksgiving together.
I ain't thought about it, so I suppose I'll just turkey around that day.
Don't know yet.:thumbs:
As of right now we're eating at home and hopefully Robert and Pam and our granddaughters will come over. But plans can change quickly here.
As an American family in England, we will be doing our best to observe the holiday. Thanksgiving has a special place to us for many reasons, not the least of which is that it remains one of the few holidays that has managed to maintain only a limited amount of commercialism (as stores rush from Halloween to Christmas).
since it is not observed here, we're pulling our kids from school for the day and spending it focused on thanks.
I will be cooking the traditional Thanksgiving dinner at home and we will have some of our family over. "Whosoever will may come."
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. We can get together and fellowship and not have to buy gifts! We just give thanks for all the gifts God has already given us. :godisgood:
My Job is to fix the turkey and mashed potatoes. I have fixed the turkey for years and think I have the best way there is to fix one. My turkey is not dry like other people's.
1. I use one of those big blue baking pans.
2. I butter my turkey all over with huge gobs of butter in all cavities.
3. Salt and pepper the turkey.
4. I pour 6 to 7 glasses of water inside and around my turkey.
5. With so much water I have to bake my turkey on 375 degrees for 6 to 7 hours. I set the stove to come on at night and when we get up with the house filled with the smell of turkey it is almost done. about an hour before it is done I pour another glass of water inside of the turkey and pull the tin foil back so it will get golden brown.
6. My wife make the dressing from a recipe we got when we lived in Michigan that requires 2 lb of sausage, onions, butter, crumbled toast about 1 1/2 loaves, big pan of cornbread, and lots of diced celery. Cook everything in fry pan until sausage is done before adding the bread and then we put sage in the mixture along with the gruel from the turkey until it is mixed just right. We then put the dressing (2 pans full) in the oven and bake 30 minutes on 375. The best dressing in the world.
7. My wife has a special cranberrie recipe which requires an apple, orange with peel, sugar and cranberries which she uses blender to mix until it is a sauce. Never did like cranberries until she got this recipe.
8. Always taste my turkey and if it tastes sweet I bake it a little longer, I hate a undone turkey.
9. Believe me, this is the best way to fix turkey there is for it is a moist meat unstead of a dry meat. My sisters have now started copying how I bake my turkey. Nothing left!
10. The rest is history!
Have a good one.
I'm with you here. I love, love, love Thanksgiving!
My niece is going to do her 'first turkey', I think. My nephew (her husband) just eats, as his culinary skills are mostly limited to putting a frozen pizza in (and I'm not sure he can boil water without burning it!) I'll make the dressing (I have for several years), maybe some pies, and another dish, and we'll get together at his home. Her mother will fix something(s), as well as another niece. My bride :love2: will have worked either the previous evening or will work that one, (She's a cardiac care R.N.) so she will be sleeping, :sleep: except for when the football game is on. :laugh: (She's, by far, the biggest football fan of all of us.) Then we all say a prayer before we lay the turkey to rest, permanently! :laugh:
I like that!
Our family will be together, and I plan to gobble 'til I wobble!
I've been asked to perform a wedding for a former church member the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving...so we're just going to make a week of seeing folks back on the old stomping ground and will eat Thanksgiving dinner with some other former church members.
Bor. Bob, I never ever make dry turkey. I cook mine in tha big blue roaster also, I salt and pepper mine, add a little garlic powder, and 4 or 5 cups of water, and cover tightly with foil. I get up about 5 am and pre heat the oven to 400 degrees, cook the turley 30 minutes tog et a good start, then turn it down to 325 degrees(got this from emeril a few years ago and it's perfect).
Still dont know what we are doing. My SIL wants to host it this year, and my mother is protesting. She wants to use my family as the scapegoat since DH will be out of town the week leading up to the big day. My mother wants us to come to HER house instead, but I cant do that. My in-laws dont invite us for Thanksgiving dinner, have said in the past that they arent set up to host "that many people". (There are 4 of us.) Then they get mad if we dont drive over for a visit on Thanksgiving. (2 and a half hour drive - go figure)
We have a family in our church that always includes us on holidays, so we may go there, or we may just stay home and be together. Thats really what I vote for, but I do want the girls growing up with good holiday memories with family and friends.
So, I marked "other", because I just dont know yet.
Aint family great!?!
Seems to me that a day like Thanksgiving would be a good day to fast.
PS. Our thanksgiving was a month ago..lol
I think we should take a vote that Jim fast on Thanksgiving day through the entire weekend. Do I have any takers?
Mrs Salty will be working Thanksgiving eve from 10 pm- 8 am, and then will go back to work at 7 pm Turkey night. So for the day she will be sleeping/working . Since she will be working/sleeping, I will volunteer to drive taxi all day.
I been doing it for around 40 years and it sounds like you are doing the same and getting plenty of moisture in the turkey. I hated turkey growing up it was so dry. I don't know where I learned to do it this way. I know we need a lot of gruel for our type of dressing and think that may have led to all the water but it really works. Have a good one and hope the family enjoys.