Does anybody else fix turkey?

Jahrule

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I may have pointed this out before, but I am a big foodie. As I've stated before, I've worked in food service in kitchens a long time. That's what I'm currently doing now. I love food. I love cooking. I just don't like the industry itself. But I digress. The question here being, does anybody fix turkey this time of year? I've done it on Thanksgiving before, usually because I'm off work. Sometimes it's later in the month, or even in December. Nevertheless, I usually still fix a big dinner, unless I'm by myself; I didn't fix anything in Vermont. It's not in celebration of Thanksgiving. I just like food.

In fact, if you wait until after Thanksgiving, turkeys often go on sale. A brother a long time ago told me his family tried to buy their turkey after the holiday then they wouldn't feel weird if someone saw them out in public buying a turkey. Even then I thought that was kind of weird you have to be careful about being seen in public buying a turkey, but that shows how naive I was back then. Anyway, just curious on your thoughts. Anybody else fix turkey? I'll probably do it this year because I'm with family again.

Thinking of trying this technique
 
I may have pointed this out before, but I am a big foodie. As I've stated before, I've worked in food service in kitchens a long time. That's what I'm currently doing now. I love food. I love cooking. I just don't like the industry itself. But I digress. The question here being, does anybody fix turkey this time of year? I've done it on Thanksgiving before, usually because I'm off work. Sometimes it's later in the month, or even in December. Nevertheless, I usually still fix a big dinner, unless I'm by myself; I didn't fix anything in Vermont. It's not in celebration of Thanksgiving. I just like food.

In fact, if you wait until after Thanksgiving, turkeys often go on sale. A brother a long time ago told me his family tried to buy their turkey after the holiday then they wouldn't feel weird if someone saw them out in public buying a turkey. Even then I thought that was kind of weird you have to be careful about being seen in public buying a turkey, but that shows how naive I was back then. Anyway, just curious on your thoughts. Anybody else fix turkey? I'll probably do it this year because I'm with family again.

Thinking of trying this technique
When my husband was living we use to buy a turkey every year to bake or even smoke. His smoked turkey was phenomenal!
The reason was because he marinated it in different seasonings such as green onions, onions, green peppers, garlic, Italian dressing, and red wine…I think I covered it all. Anyway, he would marinate for around 24 hours then we’d put it in the smoker early in the morning and by early to mid evening it was done.

Usually we had some family and friends over and do you know that every time by the end of the day that turkey was gone! It was spectacular. Sooo moist and delicious. 😋
 
Thanks giving came from the pilgrims making peace with the local natives. The native americans taught them how to feed themselves in their new land..Weeks after that celebration, the pilgrims went up to the indians camp in the dead of night and killed them all in their sleep, genocide. Even the babies..Read the book, not the movie, "I buried my heart at wounded knee". It is for the most part a eye witness account. I was in tears second chapter.. Its amazing that native americans all celebrate ThanksGiving too..Whatever!!!!..All part of Satan's twisted system..NIce of the government to give you a day off to eat dinner with your family..
 
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Thanks giving came from the pilgrims making peace with the local natives. The native americans taught them how to feed themselves in their new land..Weeks after that celebration, the pilgrims went up to the indians camp in the dead of night and killed them all in their sleep, genocide. Even the babies..Read the book, not the movie, "I buried my heart at wounded knee". It is for the most part a eye witness account. I was in tears second chapter.. Its amazing that native americans all celebrate ThanksGiving too..Whatever!!!!..All part of Satan's twisted system..NIce of the government to give you a day off to eat dinner with your family..
Yeah, and that's not even the worst of it. At least we don't have a holiday based on the trail of tears.
 
When my husband was living we use to buy a turkey every year to bake or even smoke. His smoked turkey was phenomenal!
The reason was because he marinated it in different seasonings such as green onions, onions, green peppers, garlic, Italian dressing, and red wine…I think I covered it all. Anyway, he would marinate for around 24 hours then we’d put it in the smoker early in the morning and by early to mid evening it was done.

Usually we had some family and friends over and do you know that every time by the end of the day that turkey was gone! It was spectacular. Sooo moist and delicious. 😋
I did a 3 day brine once. Delicious. Lot of work, though. Well, it's mostly just waiting. Dry rubs are good too. It's a little easier. Reminds me of that episode of Bob's Burgers. He called it The Father of the Brine. I love the dad jokes.

 
I did a 3 day brine once. Delicious. Lot of work, though. Well, it's mostly just waiting. Dry rubs are good too. It's a little easier. Reminds me of that episode of Bob's Burgers. He called it The Father of the Brine. I love the dad jokes.

That’s just too hilarious Jahrule! 😂
 
Yeah, there's too much frozen water in those. Oil and water don't mix. Of course, I almost never cook from frozen. It's usually better to let your food come up to near room temp before cooking anyway. Even if I had the more expensive air chilled turkeys I'd still let it warm up before baking it.

Same principle as frozen turkey, only frozen turkey is much much heavier than this.
 
Yeah, there's too much frozen water in those. Oil and water don't mix. Of course, I almost never cook from frozen. It's usually better to let your food come up to near room temp before cooking anyway. Even if I had the more expensive air chilled turkeys I'd still let it warm up before baking it.

Same principle as frozen turkey, only frozen turkey is much much heavier than this.
As popular as fried turkey was, personally I never liked it.
 
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I can't go there yet. Too soon. That was mom's place. It still feels weird not having her around. I think I'll just hang out with Robert. He's got turkey sandwiches and beer.
Yeah, I love Cracker Barrel too. My husband and I use to go there many times over the years.
 
Yeah, I love Cracker Barrel too. My husband and I use to go there many times over the years.
I love it too. I'll go back someday. One day I wanna revisit all the places I went with mom in memory of her. There was this place we went when I was a kid called The Dillard House. They've been in business over 100 years. My mom went when she was a kid. My grandmother went. I used to go there with mom. We'd always visit Dillard House when we went to the Cherokee Reservation. I also remember a play about the Trail of Tears, which has also been going on for generations in North Carolina. It was called Unto The Hills. One day, I plan to revisit all these places when I can afford it. That's when I'll go back to Cracker Barrel.
 
I love it too. I'll go back someday. One day I wanna revisit all the places I went with mom in memory of her. There was this place we went when I was a kid called The Dillard House. They've been in business over 100 years. My mom went when she was a kid. My grandmother went. I used to go there with mom. We'd always visit Dillard House when we went to the Cherokee Reservation. I also remember a play about the Trail of Tears, which has also been going on for generations in North Carolina. It was called Unto The Hills. One day, I plan to revisit all these places when I can afford it. That's when I'll go back to Cracker Barrel.
Thank you for sharing this Jahrule. I know how much you must miss your mom.
I miss my husband very much too. So many places we went too…. it’s hard for me to go there without feeling sad. It’s been 2 years now but it’s starting to get a little better though…so I can relate.

My dad and I were very close...and he‘s been gone 16 years…wow! It doesn’t seem that long but I still have times I cry because I miss him so much.

Time does heal….and we do have a hope and that’s something of great value.
 
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My hope in Jah's new world gives immense strength. It'll be much easier on the ones we've lost as they won't have any concept of time after they passed. They basically get to time jump into paradise. But we gotta wait, either to pass ourselves or possibly go through the entire tribulation. Depending on where we are on the timeline, we may have a bit of a waiting period. Especially if we end up being part of the great crowd. It might be a minute before the second resurrection starts. Who knows how long it'll take to build paradise? But by then we'll be geared up for the resurrection, even if it takes us a 100 years. I might be 2 or 3 times older than my mom at that point, but who cares? Besides I'm already at least 10 years older than my dad ever was.
 
Thank you for sharing this Jahrule. I know how much you must miss your mom.
I miss my husband very much too. So many places we went too and it’s hard to go there for me to go without me feeling sad. It’s been 2 years now but it’s starting to get a little better for me so I can relate.

My dad and I were very close...and he‘s been gone 16 years…wow! It doesn’t seem that long but I still have times I cry because I miss him so much.

Time heals…and we do have a hope and that’s something of great value.
((())) sending hugs lady blue. Your posts break my heart.
 
I might have a packaged slice of turkey in a sandwich with some chips and a couple of beers and watch the Lions game.
I’m a Bills fan but the Lions are playing well this year, fun team to watch. I work in the beer biz so i’ll have a couple as well (in moderation of course 🤣)
 
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