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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2021, 12:06:44 PM »
Just made a sandwich out of leftover fish sticks.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #61 on: November 25, 2021, 07:28:50 PM »
Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving!
It was a lovely day here. I had gin after dinner.  And Theo Chocolate's limited edition Milk & Cookies:
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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #62 on: November 25, 2021, 07:52:29 PM »
Very pleasant.

Salutations, all.

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #63 on: November 25, 2021, 08:05:04 PM »
1.  What are your plans?
--Wished I could have done nothing, but now wife's long time friend is coming. To visit. Yes, it will be nice. Wish daughter could be here.

2.  What will YOU be cooking?
--I let the fingers do the walking and ordered the whole shebang from Stale Fields, baked and all, and fixings. Just reheat and eat. It was the smallest turkey I could find. The advertisement said for four people. I had wished for and sought out an eight pounder. Didn't find one. Let's see what "for four people" means.


3.  Have you started shopping yet for supplies?
--No eight pounders. Capitalism is failing. No, my fellow man is failing.

4.  Are the supplies sufficient (similar to last year) or are there shortages?
--Pay enough and get enough.

5.  IS it markedly more expensive (or do you remember)?
--I've never done this before. Would rather make a small turkey myself. I'm good at it. Wife is not convinced, though.

6.  How will THIS year's big day be different from Last Year (under full COVID warnings)?
--Less woik.  Not woke. :-)

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Well, you pay enough, it's good enough! This eight pounder was the best turkey we ever had. White meat moist, skin crispy, and all.

As a colleague once said about everything in America: The marginal cost of quality is high!

Well, it's only once a year.

Cheers to all!
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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #64 on: November 25, 2021, 08:06:38 PM »
Our nontraditional menu includes Cameroonian chicken, Szechuan eggplant, and Jamaican banana cake, with some more traditional sides thrown in.

Oooh, do you have a recipe for the Szechuan eggplant?

We visited the in-laws.  I was afraid they'd get takeout, but they actually cooked a turkey.  I brought pies and some sides.  I made this Dutch apple pie recipe, which turned out really well.
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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #65 on: November 26, 2021, 03:17:18 PM »
Our nontraditional menu includes Cameroonian chicken, Szechuan eggplant, and Jamaican banana cake, with some more traditional sides thrown in.

Oooh, do you have a recipe for the Szechuan eggplant?

We visited the in-laws.  I was afraid they'd get takeout, but they actually cooked a turkey.  I brought pies and some sides.  I made this Dutch apple pie recipe, which turned out really well.

That apple pie looks delicious!

Unfortunately, the eggplant recipe was a flop, and I'm now trying to figure out how to doctor up the leftovers.

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #66 on: November 26, 2021, 07:07:43 PM »
What is the leftover situation? 
How many more days of post Thanksgiving feasting?

turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey goulash. turkey hash  (I dont remember all of the recipes listed in A Christmas Story after the Bumpass's dogs ate the turkey)
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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #67 on: November 26, 2021, 07:50:01 PM »
What is the leftover situation? 
How many more days of post Thanksgiving feasting?

turkey soup, turkey sandwiches, turkey goulash. turkey hash  (I dont remember all of the recipes listed in A Christmas Story after the Bumpass's dogs ate the turkey)

I have twice snacked on bits of surprisingly good turkey breast with gravy and stuffing today. I am up for more tomorrow.

Others in my present household are doing soup and threatening worse, and I did catch one picking on a turkey leg.  I ain't gonna eat the soup. If this stuff -- the good and the bad -- doesn't move forthwith, it's gonna have an accident! :-)
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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #68 on: November 26, 2021, 08:06:46 PM »
We'll have leftover turkey and gravy tomorrow, and I'll make mashed potatoes because somehow the in-laws didn't make any for dinner yesterday.  (Sacrilege!)  Plus I'll make some more cranberry sauce because there's never enough cranberry sauce.  After tomorrow, I'll freeze any remaining turkey to make a pot pie later.

The leftover dessert situation is problematic.  I might have to toss some since there's a lot more than I should eat.
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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #69 on: November 27, 2021, 05:48:57 AM »
Leftover potatoes and green beans amandine for dinner last night, and there are still enough leftover cookies for a few more days. The peanut butter cookies were a hit, and the new spice cookie recipe we tried worked too!

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #70 on: November 27, 2021, 09:34:05 AM »
Turkey reubens are good...I do mine open-faced/sous-vide, but you can toast two nice, crispy slices of rye, if you like, too.

A singlet friend who likes to cook does a medium sized-bird, cooks down the carcass for soup broth to freeze, and makes several delicious casseroles, etc. with the meat as well.

I do believe she uses everything but the gobble...

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Reprove not a scorner, lest they hate thee: rebuke the wise, and they will love thee.

Give instruction to the wise, and they will be yet wiser: teach the just, and they will increase in learning.

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Re: Thanksgiving Plans 2021 (Whatchya gonna do?)
« Reply #71 on: November 27, 2021, 10:07:24 AM »
We have a glass container of leftover lamb slices in the fridge; mom saved the juice for cooking.