Skip to comments.Ever thrifty, Dukakis ready for more turkey carcasses
Posted on 11/25/2015 7:10:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Youâve carefully stuffed, cooked, and carved the turkey. Youâve sliced up all the extra pieces, packing them in tin foil for leftovers. And you may think youâve used every possible aspect of that turkey.
Youâd be wrong.
Before you toss that last bit, Michael Dukakis would very much like your turkey carcass.
For decades, inside his tidy kitchen in Brookline, the stateâs former governor and onetime Democratic presidential nominee has had a quirky but endearing tradition that is legendary among family and friends. The man is renowned for his thriftiness â he drinks coffee bought in bulk at Costco, at 3 cents per cup â and he preserves every last element of the Thanksgiving dinner. Right down to the bone....
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Nothing wrong with thriftiness. Carcasses make a fine broth for future dinners.
i know he’s a liberal nut, but this did bring memories of youth.
Crazy Greek :)
I wish the Democrats would treat OUR money like some of them seem to treat THEIR money!
I have never met cheaper people than some democrats when it comes to spending THEIR MONEY.
Democrats can be quite frugal when it’s their own money at stake. When it’s other people’s money they are much less so.
We realize we don't eat as much as we used to and what might be considered a "normal" sized meal may be three or four to US
I'm gonn'a try this turkey carcass thing
Republicans are complicit in adding $8 TRILLION of debt under Obunghole. A pox on both their houses.
Does Kitty still drink cleaning products in the closet?
Every Thanksgiving, my Mom used to send me to the neighbors to collect their turkey carcasses. She would use them to make soup. She would make gallons of turkey noodle, turkey rice or turkey vegetable soup and send containers of that soup to the neighbors, family and friends. The best comfort food in winter or when I was sick.
Say that ten times real fast.
Dukakis seemed awful at the time. Now...
One of my father’s great joys was to “finish off” the carcass of our T-day bird. After all the leftovers were consumed, he would take the carcass and go to town with it along with a loaf of crusty french bread, and some butter. Sometimes he’d brown the carcass in little butter first. He truly was in all his glory then.
BTW, I may be wrong about this, but I think in New Orleans/Louisiana, there is a gumbo or other stew based around the bones of a turkey. Not sure, but I thought that was the case.
Coffee is not 3 cents a cup at Costco.
Here’s another tip for turkey broth (and all broths). When
you are boiling up your broth, put a Tablespoon of vinegar
in the pot with the bones. Boil your broth on pretty low
heat for a considerable amount of time.
The vinegar extracts the CALCIUM out from the bones and
into the broth.
Boston Herald columnist and radio host Howie Carr tells a story about Dukakis seeking the some union endorsement during an office run.
Dukakis has a couple of the union leaders over to his place, and offers them a beer. They say yes, and he brings back a single bottle with two glasses.
Of course, his wife Kitty was a quite the lush, including being rushed to the ER for downing isopropyl, so maybe he was minimizing the temptation for her.
Nah, he throws his own quarters around like they were manhole covers...
My neighbor from NOLA gets my chicken carcasses. She makes a great gumbo. She’s a good cook.
Doesn’t everybody make soup out of the carcass? I’ve never heard of collecting the neighbors’ carcasses, however. That seems sort of icky to me! LOL. I don’t know why.
Now, to tell the truth, I’ve never made soup out of the carcasses of the Sam’s, or Costco, BBQ chickens. I guess I eat so many of them that making soup out of the carcass seems like too much trouble. But, I think I’ll try it in the future.
I hope he doesn’t have any Costco chicken lying around — it’s all been recalled since last week for e coli contamination!
I don’t buy the BBQ chickens from Costco anymore because the ones from Sam’s are so much tastier. They use a more flavorful rub.
Dukakis is right about those big BBQ chickens — they will make 10 meals for a couple. And you can’t find a better bargain in the market — $4.95 for a 3+ lb. cooked chicken. I buy at least 1 per week and eat little other meat.
I just did that with the turkey I cooked yesterday. First we literally chew on the bones, getting as much off as we can, then I cooked the bones. I do however, use the broth and meat that cooks off now for dog food. I like a good home made soup though so I might start making them more.
Wondering why he is being brought back to life.
Lived in Massachusetts many year’s off and on. He never struck me as frugal.
I plan on bagging the carcass tomorrow for the same purpose.
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