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The Bird

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by zeke54, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. telestratosonic

    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Yes, we've had ours. It's just the two of us and our Yorliepoo, Babygyrl, so we always buy a small turkey. Leftovers are sliced and frozen. They're great for a quick sandwich (toasted rye bread with real mayo, lettuce, thinly sliced dill pickle and cranberry sauce) or for a bit of variety in Babygyrl's diet.

    We're going shopping tomorrow though, for a small turkey, cranberry sauce, et cetera for Christmas Day. Wife wants to get the jump on the Christmas crowds.
     
  2. Lawdawg

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    A small turkey for a small Thanksgiving is dry brining in salt right now! The real star of this Thanksgiving will be a chicken ballontine with a mushroom stuffing. I've made these the last several Thanksgivings we've hosted and they've been big hits with the extended family.
     
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  3. Obsessed

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    Bowie knife of course. IMG_4784.JPG
     
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    Copious amounts of carne asada, all sliced and diced by hand.
     
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    Oh....
     
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  7. BigBillow

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    Electric knives are for old ladies.
     
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    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    You call that a knife?
     
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  9. MarkieMark

    MarkieMark Friend of Leo's

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    I do a turkey, for a holiday meal and leftovers.
    But we alternate methods. I smoke them, roast them, fry them. All techniques well practiced and fairly perfected. Or at least all good enough to keep alternating methods... ;)

    This year is fried.
    But I have two so I might smoke the second.

    Hmm. Last roasted experience involved an oven fire. Maybe my precious wife declared that out of the rotation for 2020?
    Just what we need...
     
  10. stxrus

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    This year we aren’t cooking. Bluewater Terrace has a meal, in our case, for 2 people that includes a 10-12lb bird (or half a 20-24lb bird) with all the trimmings got $45.00p/p. The chef will come out and carve the bird for you. When you’re finished they package it all up for you and you have leftovers. The carcass will be cooked down for stock & soup.
    By the time we buy a bird and all the stuff to complete the meal we’ll be well over the cost of the meal. Besides, no muss or fuss or cleanup.

    I look at it as a win, win with leftovers

    I usually use an electric knife but my old one died a while back and I haven’t replaced it
     
  11. Wulf

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    yulfest...Goose and Wild Boar
    loads of veg..mead and good strong frothy hearty ale
    boots on doorstep with food for Sleipnir and a glass of mead for Odin...
    even if we cant meet kinfolk this year im still doing it
    it would be an insult to my ancestors and bring disgrace upon my descendants if i did not follow the customs i was brought up to abide by at a time for peace honour and dignity...and fun..it is dishonourable to raise a sword in anger during yulfest...carve the goose and boar with it
    Skol
    Wulf...
     
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  12. Ricky D.

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    Twelve pounder this year. I oven roast, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I use the recipe I learned from my mother growing up, who in turn always used her mother's method. Who am I to second guess them now, this is a hundred year streak.

    I use toothpicks to stake two or three strips of bacon on the breast meat. The cavity is stuffed with conventional bread stuffing (butter, sage), and I baste every 30 minutes.

    Giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, corn pudding, green bean casserole, home made cranberry sauce.

    I don't have an electric knife. A 10" chef knife does just fine.
     
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    Like the way you roll, Wulf! :)
     
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    thank you
    ill mention you to Odin
    and while im at it i shall thank Freyja for all the love and joy in all our hearts
    im sure she will be pleased
     
  15. Obsessed

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    The silver lining for this year is ... more leftovers.:)
     
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    Ching, Ching, Ching, we have a winner
     
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    No point with two people this year. Wife is going to make lasagna. Works for me, it all comes out the same way.
     
  18. Obsessed

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    :eek:Aaaah. Hold on here, man. I bought the biggest turkey ever, so that we can have more leftovers, more turkey sandwiches and big batches of turkey noodle soup. You gotta re-think this.
     
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  19. twangking

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    My wife went to the store and they were out of birds on Monday.
     
  20. Obsessed

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    Well, since you "live out in the woods" ...
     
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