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[#] Wed Nov 17 2021 18:16:58 EST from Nurb432

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Now that i have live traps, they dont make it into the 'core' of the house, so cats dont get a meal.

And i guess i dont dislike mice as a species as i like all animals, but the ones eating my food, no,

Tue Nov 16 2021 08:53:37 AM EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Agreed. It isn't the mice so much as it is the unsanitary mouse droppings.
Doesn't matter though; mice don't last long in my house because I have cats.

 



[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 13:10:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Some people insist that a leftover turkey sandwich must be made with leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Nothing wrong with that, but it's not my thing.

Around here, a leftover turkey sandwich gets made with those luscious slabs of white meat along with avocado, bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato, and horseradish. It does not get any better than that.

[#] Mon Nov 29 2021 13:53:10 EST from Nurb432

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I got a pack of turkey lunch meat a couple days before, does that count? 



[#] Mon Dec 06 2021 21:36:36 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I like mine with gravy and mashed potatoes. 

Mon Nov 29 2021 13:10:47 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

Some people insist that a leftover turkey sandwich must be made with leftover stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Nothing wrong with that, but it's not my thing.

Around here, a leftover turkey sandwich gets made with those luscious slabs of white meat along with avocado, bacon, mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato, and horseradish. It does not get any better than that.

 



[#] Tue Dec 07 2021 09:05:44 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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We used up the last of the leftover turkey over the weekend -- by making a turkey tetrazzini. When I was a young housewife in Minnesota we made casseroles with canned soup all the time.

[#] Tue Dec 14 2021 22:42:35 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I saw a compelling argument that turkey is not a very tasty bird, and that it is mostly cooked poorly - but we eat it for a nostalgia kick. 

I've got to admit - I'm not a fan of the smell, in particular, of turkey. It is also kind of a weird mouth texture. Chicken is better. 



[#] Wed Dec 15 2021 06:15:04 EST from Nurb432

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smell, i wouldnt know.

Taste, i agree modern chicken is better than modern turkey. I hear both were better in the old days. But, not as large. Tradeoffs. 



[#] Thu Dec 16 2021 23:29:52 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I've noticed that the larger a food gets - the less flavor it has. Grapes are often this way. 

I was just kind of tripping on this a few days ago. 

Wed Dec 15 2021 06:15:04 EST from Nurb432

smell, i wouldnt know.

Taste, i agree modern chicken is better than modern turkey. I hear both were better in the old days. But, not as large. Tradeoffs. 



 



[#] Mon Dec 20 2021 13:27:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Well, today's turkeys are bred for size, particularly for white meat. In other words, people want big breasts, even though that's not the juicy... oh wait, let's keep it family friendly :)

Anyway, if you've had dry flavorless turkey, you're eating Grandma's thanksgiving bird that came out of the package and went straight into the oven for six hours until the built-in timer popped. That is a hopeless barren wasteland of dining.

If you want delicious turkey, you have to brine it. I make my brine with salt, brown sugar, and spices like cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries, and even some fresh ginger. I boil it for a while to release the flavor from the spices, then cool it down and dunk the turkey into it overnight. Once that's done, the moisture doesn't come out when you cook it, and the flavors have been infused as well.

The oven is fine, but this year I smoked two turkeys and they were even better.

[#] Mon Dec 20 2021 15:31:32 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Oh... my father-in-law brines it, smokes it, seasons it, it is juicy... and the dark meat is pretty good. 


But... after all is said and done - it is still turkey. It is best mixed in with mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry, stuffing, or whatever else there is on the plate to make you forget that you're eating turkey. 

 

:) 

 

Mon Dec 20 2021 13:27:35 EST from IGnatius T Foobar
Well, today's turkeys are bred for size, particularly for white meat. In other words, people want big breasts, even though that's not the juicy... oh wait, let's keep it family friendly :)

Anyway, if you've had dry flavorless turkey, you're eating Grandma's thanksgiving bird that came out of the package and went straight into the oven for six hours until the built-in timer popped. That is a hopeless barren wasteland of dining.

If you want delicious turkey, you have to brine it. I make my brine with salt, brown sugar, and spices like cloves, peppercorns, allspice berries, and even some fresh ginger. I boil it for a while to release the flavor from the spices, then cool it down and dunk the turkey into it overnight. Once that's done, the moisture doesn't come out when you cook it, and the flavors have been infused as well.

The oven is fine, but this year I smoked two turkeys and they were even better.

 



[#] Mon Dec 20 2021 17:06:01 EST from Nurb432

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My brother mostly will deep fry it in the driveway.

IF we have it here at my house, its just one of those small packaged breasts, a bit of instant potato, perhaps some cooked carrot ( ick ).  Normally we dont bother.   Wife works holidays, i'm not really into them ( as if that is a surprise :) ).  If we "do" holidays we will go to family and eat their food, tho neither of us are fond of traveling to parties either.

Ya, we are non stop fun.



[#] Thu Dec 23 2021 18:49:57 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I *hate* Christmas. I'm officially the Scrooge. 

My wife has turned it into this obligation to buy her something while at the same time she just constantly shops on Amazon so there is *nothing* she wants. 

She wants me to pick out clothes - in her size, that she'll like - when she thinks I can't even dress myself. Or jewelry or purses and handbags or candles. All things I have no interest in. 

Every year, for 28 years... I fail. I feel the same way about her birthday and our anniversary. 

It is the one thing about her - she has robbed me the joy of these seasons. 

Otherwise it has been mostly awesome. But... gift giving holidays suck a dick. 

 



[#] Thu Dec 23 2021 19:35:30 EST from Nurb432

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we stopped trying to do that year sago.  now its a gift card.



[#] Fri Dec 24 2021 22:40:35 EST from nonservator

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A proper Christmas meal is ham and duck.



[#] Sat Dec 25 2021 08:53:56 EST from Nurb432

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Bowl of pasta and some garlic bread sounds ok to me. 



[#] Sun Dec 26 2021 17:28:32 EST from Nurb432

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Whatever happened to 'plain' french dressing that us old people grew up with?  i dont want all these fancy crap varieties in the grocery.. and its should be RED not yellow.



[#] Mon Dec 27 2021 07:39:28 EST from Nurb432

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Funny thing, grand son had spaghetti for Xmas dinner. 

Had to explain my 'look, a fellow pastafarian' comment to several people. 



[#] Mon Dec 27 2021 14:08:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Otherwise it has been mostly awesome. But... gift giving holidays
suck a dick. 

Amen to that. It ruins the holiday in so many ways.

[#] Mon Dec 27 2021 14:34:48 EST from Nurb432

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We dont do that in my family for the holidays.  THo i have been with a few families, where that was not out of the question.  

 

Thu Dec 23 2021 06:49:57 PM EST from ParanoidDelusions

 But... gift giving holidays suck a dick. 

 



[#] Tue Jan 04 2022 17:40:20 EST from Nurb432

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Croissant for pizza base.  Sounds odd, but isn't 1/2 bad



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