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  1. marlingardener

    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Tomorrow I'm roasting two turkeys for a local Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who needs it--a full dinner or dinners will be provided for the recipient to take home. I baked yeast rolls last week and froze them to be added to the dinner. I am so thrilled with Thanksgiving! I get to cook, make a mess in the kitchen, and then do it again!
    Other cooks are doing turkeys, side dishes and pies, but because I have two ovens, I was asked to take two of the turkeys to roast.
    I am gearing up for the holidays--lots of sweet breads, yeast breads, cookies, and cranberry chutney to make gift baskets for friends and the veterinary, feed store guys, and the local grocery staff who keep me supplied and happy. I love this time of year!
     
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    Sounds like you will be busy ! We do not care much for turkey so I will be making the same chicken and dressing as usual ! Chicken and dressing (one pan) Gravy, Cranberry sauce, Fruit salad, English pea salad, green beans and rolls !
     
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    It sounds very delicious, Mart.
    You said that you did not care for turkey...is that because of the dryness of the meat? I can’t recall the last time I ate turkey.

    Boy, Jane— you have quite an operation there. The folks who get your turkeys with extra’s will be thrilled without a doubt.
     
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    Turkey is just too much for two people and leftovers are a bust !
     
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    been smoking that turkey all day. made mashed potatoes, a sweet potato casserole, have a salad, corn, greenbeans, pies and a a couple more things for tomorrow to do... a holiday meal is a lot of work.
     
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    oh that smoked turkey! yuuuuuuuuuuuum!
    S, it was moist and juicy! too hot of a baking temp will dry it right out. mine was in the smoker all day and night at about 200f. I would say 12 hours easily...
     
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    Any special treatment before smoking it ?
     
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    Sounds delicious Carolyn!

    Hope everyone here in the States had a good Thanksgiving.
     
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    Still eating leftover chicken and dressing ! And some in the freezer for TV dinners !
     
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    Oh Mart, leftovers! We are repeating our Thanksgiving dinner tonight, and we will still have turkey sandwiches and turkey chili and turkey salad to come.
    Two people and 1 turkey=eternity!
     
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    Mart, all I did was dry off the turkey then spray it with olive oil, sprinkle with herbs and salt and pepper. tented it with foil so I could seal it after a few hours to just sit and smoke at 200 for the rest of the day and night. it was delicious.

    editing. to add: I put a few carrots and celery stalks in the cavity, too. I forgot about that until this moment. they were not soft and mushy when I took them out the temperature softened them so they were aldente'.. if I can call it that for vegetables.
     
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    That sounds delicious Carolyn!

    MG & Mart, half the fun of Thanksgiving is the left overs. We made two dinners of mushroom & duck ragout; one we had last night, the other we will have tonight.

    I still have the duck carcass to turn in to soup! Yum!
     
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    Sounds like none here will be hungry for a while !
     

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