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Old 11-24-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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Our first thanksgiving was a total bust. While the turkey came out great, the stuffing was horribly salty and gooey, the mashed potatoes were clumpy and gluey, the cranberry relish was ignored, the green beans were undercooked and the sweet potatoe casarole came out way too sweet. The gravy wsa so-so, but my mom needed to doctor it up.

Even the apps did bad. The shrimp were a huge hit, but the procuitta used for the prociutta wrapped asparagus was too salty and the crab-spinach-and artichoke dip was awful.

Suffice to say, no one will be begging us to make thanksgiving dinner again.

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Old 11-24-2006, 01:49 PM   #2
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Congrats on getting off the hook for at least another 5 years.

Stuffing; two words, Stove Top
Potatoes; Don't overcook, just until they break apart when you twist a fork in them. Warm up your milk in a separate pot cuz cold milk crashes the starch and makes a potato glue.

Better luck next time? Hey, at least you justified having that long stem thermometer to test the turkey temp right?

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Old 11-24-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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Well done! Perfectly timing a dinner like that is a skill I have carefully avoided learning.

Stove Top, yes! I never stuff a bird. It cooks faster & more evenly without stuffing. I make a huge pot of broth and use part of it for the stuffing, part for gravy and the rest goes in freezer bags with leftover turkey. Keeps the turkey moist & you always have broth for gravy.

Hummm, gravy.

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Old 11-24-2006, 02:06 PM   #4
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Sorry to hear about it Cheeze. At least you had the HB to fall back on.

Thanksgiving was at my parent's place this year. We had a pretty good turnout with 27 heads there for dinner. I think I sucessfully converted about 3 of my family members from coors light with my hoppyhefe. My cousin (just found out he HBs as well) brought a bunch of Troughs (sp?) beer out of Harrisburg PA and I was enjoying the pale ale and wheat. They make some good beer, but don't distribute it in NY .

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Old 11-24-2006, 02:13 PM   #5
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I was actually too stuffed to consider drinking a beer. I had a couple of Woodford Reserve bourbons, but ended up going to bed around 10:00.

On a good note, yesterday my son decided to give up crawling and start walking more often.

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Old 11-24-2006, 02:17 PM   #6
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I was actually too stuffed to consider drinking a beer. I had a couple of Woodford Reserve bourbons, but ended up going to bed around 10:00.

On a good note, yesterday my son decided to give up crawling and start walking more often.
Hey congrats! When my son first started walking is when I developed my spider sense!

"Hey! Get away from that outlet!"

"Hey! Get away from the stairs!"

"Hey! Put that knife down!"

When they are mobile, you will die a little inside!

But on a serious note, sorry to hear about the Turkey Day. I went to the mother in-laws, so all I had to make was pumpkin pie. Luckily for me, I had some leftover pumpkin from my Pumpkin Ale and had bought all the spices just for the brewing! I only had whole cloves and the pie recipe called for crushed. If you're ever in a bind, know that you can use a coffee grinder to grind up those whole cloves into a fine powder. Whole cloves are much cheaper than ground, too.
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It was fun to cook it all. The turkey was amazing - way better than my mom's.

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Old 11-24-2006, 02:28 PM   #8
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I did Thanksgiving last year, and it came out awesome; little does everyone know that the turkey was undercooked by a good amount (oops).

"So how did you get the turkey so INCRDEDIBLY moist?"
"Uh, must have been the brine... yeah, the brine!"

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Old 11-24-2006, 03:00 PM   #9
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Our dinner wasn't the best, either. The turkey and stuffing (NOT stove top!) were excellent, but everything else was just so-so. the cheesy hashbrowns were undercooked, the green beans were overcooked, and the rolls didn't rise enough and were basically bricks. We didn't have guests, though, so it was OK.

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Old 11-24-2006, 05:03 PM   #10
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Well, not rubbing anybody's noses in it, but ours came out really excellent. The bird was great, the gravy was almost drinkable, and I was smart enough to leave all the sides to my Mom. Of course, she prepared way too much but that's what they do. The only bummer was our daughter being fussy pretty much the whole time which means my wife and I were rarely in the same place at the same time, but that's life.

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