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Old 11-22-2014, 02:03 PM   #1
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Has anyone started cooking yet?

I started yesterday with canned jellied cranberry sauce. Her is my plan:



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Old 11-22-2014, 02:36 PM   #2
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Nope, I just need to get started on Tuesday to make sure things are thawed and get my stock started.
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Old 11-22-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
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I've deconstructed an ingredients turkey. I roasted the bones and parts and made a stock for gravy, stuffing and pilaf.

Just got back from grocery shopping and will do an action plan this afternoon for what gets done when.
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Old 11-22-2014, 04:34 PM   #4
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Nope!

I finally broke down and bought a frozen turkey, I just can't resist the deals once the turkey wars start!

I will take it out of the freezer tomorrow morning so it can thaw slowly in the refrigerator. The cooking/prep work will start on Wednesday, with cranberry sauce, a batch of mayonnaise and a couple of other small jobs.

I bought a can of Fosters beer, I want to see if I can roast my turkey on a beer can this year. I'm not sure if my little turkey will be too tall for my oven. If it is I can always go to plan B, sometimes it seems like my whole life has been plan Bea!
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:12 PM   #5
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If it doesn't fit, Aunt Bea, you can always use the beer as a braising liquid. It will make fantastic drippings for gravy.

In fact, I'd suggest you try this instead of your idea. It will be worth it just for the incredible drippings. Trust me, beer as the braising liquid, makes a great gravy.

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Old 11-22-2014, 05:12 PM   #6
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Good one Aunt Bea! We know that GotGarlic has her stock all made.
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Old 11-22-2014, 05:39 PM   #7
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I just tested the jar of olives I bought for the meal and I may have to try a few more. Nicely spicy, caperberries, sweet peppers and 4 types of olives, red wine brined.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:36 PM   #8
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If it doesn't fit, Aunt Bea, you can always use the beer as a braising liquid. It will make fantastic drippings for gravy.

In fact, I'd suggest you try this instead of your idea. It will be worth it just for the incredible drippings. Trust me, beer as the braising liquid, makes a great gravy.

XOXO
Maybe I'll split it with the turkey!
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:49 PM   #9
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You should have bought a 6 pack. Then you'd have plenty on hand and the turkey could have had a whole one.

You cracked me up!
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I just tested the jar of olives I bought for the meal and I may have to try a few more. Nicely spicy, caperberries, sweet peppers and 4 types of olives, red wine brined.
Everyone knows a good chef always tastes the food before they serve it to their guests. Taste away!
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