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Old 11-16-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Carving at the table or in the kitchen?

On Thanksgiving, will you be taking the whole turkey to the table to carve or will you carve in the kitchen and have a platter of sliced meat at the table?

At my house we'll carve in the kitchen. There will be too much other food on the table to carve, plus, while we do a good job of carving we sure aren't "elegant" about it!

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Old 11-16-2004, 11:09 AM   #2
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I'll be carving in the kitchen too. For me, it gives us more room at the table with less mess.
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Def. the kitchen.....it'll be my 1st offical dinner and I don't need the added pressure :)
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:25 AM   #4
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just make sure the toikey has rested, like 20 minutes, before you carve it sizz. if it's still to hot, the juices will run out and it will tear and shred rather than slice. remove a leg, thigh and a wing from one side, slicing thru the joints. then the breast will be easy to carve as it is somewhat protruding.
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:28 AM   #5
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thanks for reminding me bucky cause I think my nerves are getting the best of me the closer we get and I completely forgot about letting it rest.
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:33 AM   #6
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I figure we'll just all stand around and pick at it till the carcass is clean, no carving required!

Then we'll go sit down and have the side dishes...

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Old 11-16-2004, 11:46 AM   #7
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Old 11-16-2004, 05:20 PM   #8
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We always carve in the kitchen. If we carved at the table, half the people would be eating dessert by the time the last of the turkey is served.

We do a buffet. The last time we did a formal sit down Thanksgiving dinner was in the early '80s when we had dinner for 4. It's pretty hard to do a formal dinner for 40 or more without hired help.
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Old 11-16-2004, 05:32 PM   #9
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On TV they always show them carving the turkey at the table. We always thought we were the "odd" ones, since we have always carved it in the kitchen and served it on a platter. But I guess we were normal after all! LOL

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Old 11-16-2004, 05:39 PM   #10
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My father always carved the bird AT the table and that was always a tradition and something we always counted on - but now I just carve it in the kitchen. If it were carved at the table, and people saw how it was "woman-handled" they probably wouldn't eat it! :oops:
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