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19 Nov 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:16 AM PST by US Navy Vet

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1 posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:24 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

My husband bought me a turkey roaster a few years back, my oven is not large enough to use it with the top so I am still using the tin foil tent method...which btw makes a delicious bird, but since I’ve started using the bottom half of the roaster I’ve noticed the bird is far more tender and succulent.

Anyone with a big oven and a roaster I advise you to use it, because it’s falling off the bone moist and tender.

As Julia would say, Bon Appetit!


2 posted on 11/19/2012 10:09:17 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: US Navy Vet

We just had a family Tanksgiving Potluck during a Boy Scout camping weekend. We prepared two 20 lb trashcan turkeys. I really like turkey and have found the trashcan is the absolute best recipe.

Inject thawed turkey with your favorite flavoring. Apply rub spices to skin.

Drive a stake in the ground and install the turkey onto the stake. Invert a steel trash can over the turkey. Place the hot contents of a full large bag of charcoal around the lover perimeter of the trash can and some coals on top. Walk away. In about 2 hours, add more coals. Walk away. After about 3 hours of cooking time, slowly remove trashcan, check turkey temp. If done, remove and carve.

Garnish with gravy, potatoes, stuffing and the ever present green bean casserole and enjoy.

It is undoubtedly the most moist turkey ever,


3 posted on 11/19/2012 10:10:02 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: US Navy Vet

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/slideshow/2012/11/19/thanksgiving-z/?intcmp=features#slide=26


4 posted on 11/19/2012 10:11:17 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet
Ok, I'll get the celebration started!

Thanksgiving is a hoax.

Plymouth was a failed socialist commune.

Why do we put the History of New England, that most Blue of Blue regions, forward as the official History or the USA? The founders of South Carolina were not crazed religious zealots seeking to build a socialist utopia in the New World. Why don't we talk about them and their vision more? Or the founders of New York, Dutch merchants. Or the founders of Maryland? Pilgrims, pilgrims, pilgrims! Their descendents are still ruling over us, and still cooking up ridiculous schemes to redistribute wealth and improve the world, with lots of coercion, all justified by innate moral superiority.

I kinda wish the Indians had poisoned their corn.

Thanksgiving is a fraud.

5 posted on 11/19/2012 10:14:07 AM PST by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Best part of Thanksgiving holiday to me?
Family get togethers!!!

Our rotisserie finally broke after a dozen years.
Best method of cooking turkey/whole chicken/fish fillets
So this year it is back to oven turkey. Unless I can spot
a new rotisserie in nearby stores. Too late for mail order.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 10:16:04 AM PST by entropy12 (2-3 new SCOTUS appointments by Obama will ensure killing of unborn for next 30 years)
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To: Jack Black

Start a new holiday and poison your own corn.


7 posted on 11/19/2012 10:18:59 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (There goes the dominoes...)
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To: cyclotic

Do you have any sort of drip pan under the turkey while it’s roasting? I just can’t imagine Thanksgiving dinner without gravy...


8 posted on 11/19/2012 10:19:13 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Democrats are evil. Republicans are stupid.)
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To: US Navy Vet

http://www.simplebites.net/how-to-roast-a-turkey
I did this last year and had tons of compliments. We all like dark meat but with this recipe even the white meat was moist.


9 posted on 11/19/2012 10:19:27 AM PST by sorrisi (CAP spending and TRADE Congress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: US Navy Vet
I always cooked the same thing every year and a few years ago, I ventured out and made a pineapple dressing to add to the menu...now I have had to make it every holiday since! Everyone requests it and loves it! It is great hot and also great over vanilla ice cream...who could ask for more from a side dish?? Just goes to show you that you can always add another great dish to the old menu!!
The only thing I would suggest is maybe making a dish you have never tried before ahead of time to make sure it is not a disaster or that it is worth serving to the fam. I have some odd ability to look at a list of ingredients and tell if the recipe will work so I did not follow this rule. Happy Thanksgiving to all! God bless America and FReepers!
10 posted on 11/19/2012 10:20:18 AM PST by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: Jack Black

Please go away.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 10:20:19 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Jack Black

So, it’s bah humbug!! for you eh? Well, Merry Christmas then.


12 posted on 11/19/2012 10:27:35 AM PST by mc5cents (trai)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

No, we did put aluminum foil on the ground but that was just in case the turkey fell. There was a bag of liquid in the turkey cavity with gravy instructions so we used that. It was really good.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 10:27:56 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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My wife and I just got our 5-year old son out of the hospital after a weeks-long stay following a major surgery. We just got home to the Socialist Vermont Republic this morning and we have had no time to buy Thanksgiving stuff. Does anyone know of a decent restaurant chain or other option for a nice Thanksgiving? I’m pretty sure we couldn’t even adequately defrost a turkey at this point.

The operation was to allow our child to eat food for the first time in his life, so I would like to find a place that sells an actual Thanksgiving dinner (turkey, stuffing, etc.). I would love for him to be able to taste all that amazing turkey.

I was thinking VFW or American Legion but can’t get anyone on the phone.

Thanks for any ideas and Happy Holidays everybody.


14 posted on 11/19/2012 10:28:41 AM PST by 101stAirborneVet
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My wife raises various and sundry types of birds, and this year she had hatched and raised a turkey... It died the day after election day. Kinda symbolic me thinks.


15 posted on 11/19/2012 10:33:00 AM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

You have PLENTY of time to do Thanksgiving. Look up SPEED THAW online and buy Green Beans(maybe $.65 a can) French Fried Onions, a 5 lb bag of potatoes, Stove Top Dressing and the like. FreePers would LOVE to give you a hand!


16 posted on 11/19/2012 10:33:47 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I am so sorry to hear about your son. If it was me, I would consider that he may not be up to sitting for a long time (waiting for the courses etc) and that could tire him out. How about a turkey breast? For time, you could buy the frozen pumpkin pies. Not sure what the doctors have recommended but you can use the canned gravy in a fix. Another idea is that many grocery stores offer pre-cooked meals (the turkey) and sides. You could make anything extra you find traditional like the green bean casserole etc.. Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving!!


17 posted on 11/19/2012 10:35:30 AM PST by momtothree
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To: US Navy Vet

Here’s a tip I read about, but haven’t tried yet. If it works, it sounds like a good idea.

Melt a can of cranberry jelly in the top of a double boiler. Pour it into a mold, or several small molds, and refrigerate.

Supposedly it will be just like it was fresh from the can, but in the more attractive shape of your choosing.


18 posted on 11/19/2012 10:38:05 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

What major Grocery Chains are in your area?


19 posted on 11/19/2012 10:38:30 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: 101stAirborneVet

I recently saw a grocery store (I think it was Publix) advertising a fully prepared Thanksgiving dinner. Check the grocery stores in your area and see if they have anything like this.

Hubby and I were planning to go to a military base, but I found a turkey for .39¢ a pound, seasoned croutons half off at the Merita store going out of business sale, and fresh pie pumpkins from a local farm. So I’ll be cooking all week.


20 posted on 11/19/2012 10:49:03 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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