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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Thanksgiving is here. Some of us still have to work, others are working hard in the kitchen or today may be just another day. Either way, feel free to share what's cooking or just what's happening with you.

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Tonight, I made an apple crisp for tomorrow's dessert and butternut squash soup. Both will benefit from a night of stewing in the fridge.

Breakfast in the morning will be biscuits and a breakfast skillet made with onion, bell pepper, potatoes and home cured bacon with Italian sausage. Probably put some eggs on top before tossing in the oven.

For dinner I'll be making a bone in turkey breast with mashed potatoes and smoked Cornish hens.

Turkey isn't brined (need to start looking into that...) but will have an herb and garlic mix (almost a paste made with olive oil) spread directly on the meat under the skin and all over the skin itself. Mash is a half and half mix of Yukon gold and sweet potato, and the hens will get a dry rub of salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika before smoking them with 1:1 cherry and apple wood for 1.5 or so hours at 225.

Got a nice bottle of pino noir to open for late afternoon/dinner and Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale for the evening to ring in the Christmas season.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2022-11-24 01:21 AM | Reply

Sounds delicious, JPW. Happy Thanksgiving!

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-24 01:49 AM | Reply

I got delivered a meal from the local soup kitchen. I'll eat that at noon. I'm grateful for that.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2022-11-24 05:31 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Old Buddhist quote (Or so I've heard)

When you partake of the fruit
Give thanks to who planted the tree

Happy Thanksgiving!

#4 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2022-11-24 09:19 AM | Reply

This is the day for that bog nut the cranberry to shine.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-11-24 09:45 AM | Reply

#3,

Laura,

Seriously, how have you been doing? You still losing weight?

Send me an email..

#6 | Posted by boaz at 2022-11-24 10:12 AM | Reply

"Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on - two years ago on Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the Restaurant, but Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the Church nearby the restaurant, in the bell-tower, with her husband Ray and Fasha the dog. And livin' in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of room downstairs where the pews used to be in. Havin' all that room, seein' as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn't have to take out their garbage for a long time.
We got up there, we found all the garbage in there, and we decided it'd be a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump..."

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#7 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-11-24 10:20 AM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY LEE_THE_AGENT Thanks for that LTA! Wore that album through most of high school, along with Mason William's "Them Poems."

#8 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-11-24 10:39 AM | Reply

Breakfast in the morning will be biscuits and a breakfast skillet made with onion, bell pepper, potatoes and home cured bacon with Italian sausage. Probably put some eggs on top before tossing in the oven.

#1 | Posted by jpw

well you don't know much.... ha ha....but you do know what breakfast is supposed to be.

only problem is I feel the need to wish you a safe recovery from the coming coronary.

:)

#9 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2022-11-24 10:44 AM | Reply

For protein, no turkey for us, we'll be having canned cat food from a pallet that one of the forklift drivers spilled.

FJB. Let's go Brandon!

#10 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-11-24 11:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I am grateful.

Soon to be great (a great grandpa!) ... and very full!

And thankful to have been able to visit Eden.

If you go up into and space and look around you will see the earth as a tiny blue marble floating in nothingness you will soon realize that Earth IS Eden.

All the problems and the wars all the suffering all the joys of humanity all taking place on a tiny mote of dust floating in the vast emptiness of space (thankful for Carl Sagan too!).

When Mankind finally saw the earth rise from over the moon's horizon while standing on a distant heavenly body it changed us forever.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-11-24 11:06 AM | Reply

We usually travel to see my family or the wife's family for Thanksgiving, but this year we're staying home, just me the wife and our two kids. They are truly my favorite people and I am thankful for that. No politics, no religion, no family drama. Just us enjoying our own company.

Got myself a rare rye whiskey I'll start sipping around 11 after the turkey goes in and my Bills start their game.

Happy Thanksgiving!

#12 | Posted by horstngraben at 2022-11-24 11:09 AM | Reply

#1
That all sounds delicious. My contribution for our feast is penne whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce mixed together with mashed butternut squash.
Its a lot better than it sounds.
Enjoy the day!

#13 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-11-24 11:16 AM | Reply

45 years ago, dozens of turkeys met their unfortunate demise in a Cincinnati parking lot.

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#14 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-11-24 11:21 AM | Reply

#1

Now that's a Thanksgiving feast!

#15 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-11-24 11:22 AM | Reply

Having a REAL problem with this thanksgiving.

I"m not prejudiced. I don't give a crap who beats the cowboys.

and the giants are a new york team which is always an automatic no freaking way.

so after cogitating on it. I"ll settle for either team to win but both lose 4 or 5 starters to season ending injuries.

nothing major.... maybe chronic turf toe.**

**and certainly not actually losing toes. that's gross.

#16 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2022-11-24 11:42 AM | Reply

I love Christmas as it's a month long event in our house. But Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love the history. I love the Lions and Cowboys football tradition. I absolutely love the food. Most of all I love the simplicity of the holiday. Spending time with family and reflecting on what we have to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving!

#17 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-11-24 11:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#17 | Posted by BellRinger

I so agree.

The irony is that the day after your day of "simplicity" is a day of "infamy"....okay not infamy but it seemed like the right word to

use after 'simplicity'...

spending time reflecting followed immediately by spending time shoving people aside and running through gauntlets of fellow shoppers.

just thank God for left over turkey sandwiches.... a truly American delicacy.

#18 | Posted by shrimptacodan at 2022-11-24 11:53 AM | Reply

Happy Thanksgiving, Retorters!

Four World Cup matches plus three football games is a massive sports day. Lots of distracted relatives.

#19 | Posted by rcade at 2022-11-24 11:54 AM | Reply

Thankful to still be here under the circumstances . Finally have a special occasion to bbq the old Redwing I've been saying. Marinated all night in wine, garlic and lanolin. Wife stuffed it with her famous dressing.

Good cheer,all!

#20 | Posted by bruceaz at 2022-11-24 12:05 PM | Reply

This is a good read for fans of Planes trains and automobiles.'

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#21 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-11-24 12:07 PM | Reply

"I don't give a crap who beats the cowboys."

True. But it's always sweeter when it's in the Jerreh! Dome.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-11-24 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Happy thanksgiving all!

Even righties!

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2022-11-24 12:17 PM | Reply

Food bank turkey and stuffing, food bank cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Good eating! I'm staying home with the cats. Got my hernia repaired, it hurts like hell but I'm glad it's over.

Good times. I'm thankful for the Medicaid expansion that made my surgery possible.

#24 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-11-24 12:18 PM | Reply

Turkey isn't brined (need to start looking into that...)

#1 | POSTED BY JPW

Brined turkey is the way to go, but skip the whole wet brine. Simply dry the turkey and coat it entirely with kosher salt and let it sit in the fridge 24-48 hours. Perfection.

#25 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-11-24 12:24 PM | Reply

Happy thanksgiving everyone!

#26 | Posted by memyselfini at 2022-11-24 12:24 PM | Reply

My gourmet chef GF is cooking us dinner then we're taking a weekend trip to wine country.

Thankful my country seems to be starting to take the fascist insurrection seriously and recognize the lesser of 2 evils, even if it shouldve happened a year and a half ago.

#27 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-11-24 12:34 PM | Reply

For protein, no turkey for us, we'll be having canned cat food from a pallet that one of the forklift drivers spilled.

FJB. Let's go Brandon!

#10 | Posted by visitor_

If you cant afford turkey, you screwed your life up way before biden took office.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-11-24 12:38 PM | Reply

#19

Thanks for the site, RCade. This collection of reprobates and misanthropes would wreak havoc on lesser sites. At least homeland security knows where they are.

#29 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2022-11-24 01:08 PM | Reply

Got to play with the Grandbaby last night. Going to in-laws house today. Will sit around watching football.

Tonight, I'll be on the darkweb looking at hacker blogs. Later tonight I'll be looking for DDR4 RAM deals on black friday.

#30 | Posted by boaz at 2022-11-24 01:24 PM | Reply

Happy Thanksgiving!

#31 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-24 03:18 PM | Reply

Happy Thanksgiving to you all and big thanks for putting up with my goofy posts!

#32 | Posted by Yodagirl at 2022-11-24 06:22 PM | Reply

The Bills pulled it off. Barely.

#33 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2022-11-24 06:41 PM | Reply

Tonight, I'll be on the darkweb looking at hacker blogs.
#30 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Oh so just a regular Thursday then.
Happy Thanksgiving!

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-11-24 07:26 PM | Reply

Happy Thanksgiving! The Christmas season begins.

#35 | Posted by wolfdog at 2022-11-24 09:25 PM | Reply

I love the food of course and could make all the special items for myself if I wanted but nothing could touch what Grandma made in the antebellum not-quite mansion 60 years ago. Or I could have traveled to be with siblings and on down -so much noise. So I make a tradition of not cooking anything but the simplest stuff on 11/24. When I have my one grandson over for steak, that is when I'll throw down.

#36 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2022-11-25 01:01 AM | Reply

Thanksgiving dinners almost require eating too much. A little of this, spoonfull of that, a dab of that casserole, and the next thing you know you could do arm curls with your plate. I had thirds of stuffing and pumpkin pie. No regrets ...

#37 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2022-11-25 08:11 AM | Reply

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