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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:27 PM
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Well, it's all over. Cleaned up, put away, except for the simmering bones.
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 05:33 PM by Denninmi
They're back in the big roaster in the oven, with enough water to partially cover, tented in foil. That sounded like the easiest way to turn them into stock, and the pan had a lot of nice "fond" on the bottom.

I'm not cooking anything for anyone until Monday, save perhaps a bit of minor re-purposing of leftovers -- probably throw together something like a turkey pot pie and some soup on Sunday.

God, I'm SO tired! :boring:







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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:41 PM
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1. Same here! We ate at 1, kids cleaned up (well, kids - they are 26 and 30!)...now simmering
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 05:42 PM by NRaleighLiberal
Mr or Miss or Mrs Turkey (who can tell?) carcass in anticipation of the Tortilla Soup....but that's tomorrow's job!

Best successes - the Whole Foods natural turkey, cooking it upside down for the first two hours, the Pecan Pie and vanilla frozen yogurt for dessert (both home made).

Major issues/failures - None! (whew)

Happy Thanksgiving - hope you (and everyone) had a nice day!

:grouphug: :hi:
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 05:48 PM
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2. Thanks.
No disasters or even problems here, either. Definitely WAY better than the year I forgot to tend to the brussels sprouts on the stovetop, and they got to the point they were black and smoking on the bottom.

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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:11 PM
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3. I'm still zero minus sixty. The family went out to the north bay
Edited on Thu Nov-24-11 08:12 PM by EFerrari
to play in our annual Turkey Bowl and gossip with relatives. I've had a three hour window of no one under foot. No mishaps yet (knock on formica) except I forgot to get eggs but one of our boarders brought me a fresh dozen so I won't have to drive into town for one egg. Zucchini bread cooling on the counter and now I need to get this bird to brown.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:24 PM
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4. I got my turkey broth in the pressure cooker right now.
Why wait?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:51 PM
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5. did the uninvited relatives leave yet?
:-)
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Denninmi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 05:25 AM
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7. Not yet.
They're leaving around 10:00 this morning. Thankfully, they're not really big on breakfast, just have to have coffee and toast.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:16 PM
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6. You deserve a ribbon!
for that extensive menu and amount of work you did for your loved ones.

Hope you got through the day with no fights (especially no political fights!)

Congrats to you, hope you got some enjoyment from the day and the days to come.

Happy Thanksgiving to you, angel.
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Arkansas Granny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:53 AM
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8. We're doing the soup thing today. After being on my feet all day and a bottle of wine,
cooking anything last night was just not going to happen.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 11:21 AM
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9. my husband starts loading the dishwasher for the first
load right after coffee and pie are done. Then we sat and watched movies on TCM for a while, including Night at the Opera. Then we started cleaning again- I always clean and glean the turkey carcass since my husband hates touching poultry stuff. I'll save the carcass for stock and we had leftovers on Friday night and lots of leftovers for sandwiches.

No failures, although my new maple pumpkin pie with walnuts tasted too much of sweetened condensed milk for my taste. The pumpkin cheesecake pie was great as always. I bought a rosemary topiari at my favorite local specialty food store and it looked and smelled great on the table.


Whew is right. It takes 2 days to recover from sore feet and tiredness, and we even had a few cancellations for dinner! :boring:
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