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Posted on 11/19/2012 10:04:16 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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If you’re in or near Burlington, try North End Rotisserie. (802) 489-5268 Happy Thanksgiving. You have a lot to be thankful for this year!
No thank you. Have a nice holiday. Regardless of its historic roots it's nice to spend time with our family.
Love your ‘man’s guide to cooking a turkey’ LOL
As the eldest of seven, I had to help Mom in the kitchen from an early age. By the time I was a young bachelor on my own, there wasn’t a whole lot I didn’t know about culinary basics.
Even still, I usually wound up at Mom & Dad’s for Thanksgiving for years and years, and never attempted to pull off cooking such a major meal by myself.
The first and only time I tried it, I was in my mid thirties, and I’ve gotta say, I’m still proud to this day about how that meal came out. I was even prouder, because I didn’t call Mom a single time to ask her how to do something ;-)
We’re cooking Cornish Game Hens this year.
I will be marinating my turkey in jerk seasoning and then smoking it early in the morning for about 4-6 hours. I will use the left over seasoning to flavor the stuffing, which will be baked in the oven.
Something to contemplate on Thursday:
1863 Thanksgiving Proclamation
It is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God; to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations are blessed whose God is the Lord.
We know that by His divine law, nations, like individuals, are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world. May we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war which now desolates the land may be a punishment inflicted upon us for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole people?
We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.
But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that God should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged, as with one heart and one voice, by the whole American people. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November as a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father Who dwelleth in the heavens.
October 3, 1863
I was sick as a dog one Thanksgiving. Lil’ Miss had given me pneumonia not once but twice. I couldn’t get out of bed but managed to give 12 year old Lil’ Miss about three dinner instructions. She did the whole thing herself and I couldn’t have done any better.
I did the grocery shopping this afternoon and with a 21 lb turkey and all the sides, the grocery bill (including a guess at $5 for seasonings and other on hand pantry stuff) is just shy of $35. The turkey was $21 but nothing else was on sale. Ha, yahoo.com with their skimpy one pie divided up for 10 guests and awful menu came in at $100.
We do two turkeys —
The big one in the oven, brined, stuffed and slow roasted.
And the second, smaller bird — in the smoker!
At the end of the day, there is NEVER any leftover smoked turkey. Gone!
Damn, that's heartwarming. If that ain't a picture of what our American life is all about, I don't know what is. Thank you for bringing us all back down to earth, bgill.
What a beautiful and poignant Lincoln quote. Thank you for sharing it Miss Magnolia.
God bless you and your whole family.....
fwiw...my relatives in Oregone are going to Shari's ...about 8 of them..