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Old 11-17-2011, 11:16 AM   #11
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you have turkey stock, zee? i wish that came in a can or box, ready to buy....
Oops, it was chicken broth. I don't usually buy canned broth, but bought this just in hopes of being able to make stuffing (dressing, whatever). If I had seen turkey flavor, that's what I would have bought, but apparently it was only chicken broth.

I did have some home made turkey stock last year when I bought a turkey, but homemade broth and stocks don't last around me. If I've got it, I develop a craving for beans.

If you can find a package of turkey drumsticks or necks, that's the easiest way to make turkey stock (not smoked). I strip the meat off the bones as soon as they are done enough, then add the bones back to the broth and make a stock out of it by cooking it low and slow for a couple more hours.

I'm sure it would be even better after roasting the bones, but it's just too easy to drop the bones (and skin) back in the stock pot after stripping the meat off.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:24 AM   #12
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you have turkey stock, zee? i wish that came in a can or box, ready to buy....

During the holidays you can get canned/boxed turkey broth. I think wither College Inn or Swanson's offers it.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:35 AM   #13
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Since my plane leaves at 6 pm, I'll be eating whatever they're serving me on board.

Was thinking of doing a turkey for Christmas, but I have this lovely smoked pork loin in my freezer that really wants to be consumed. So I will figure out something to do with that.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #14
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During the holidays you can get canned/boxed turkey broth. I think wither College Inn or Swanson's offers it.

okay then, andy, i'll look for it. that is, unless i can buy one pint of the turkey stock you've been brewing up with that X-tra turkey--must be the bomb!!
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comfort food for thanksgiving, i like that! and a homemade dressing is the way to go too! i'm going to buy a package of chicken giblets and hearts and make a bread-based giblet dressing. pf, do you make your own pumpkin custard?
Absolutely, I can use less sugar that way. I forgot to add my whole berry cranberry sauce, I bought 2 bags of fresh and tossed them in the freezer. I will use the bag instructions but double the cranberries and reduce the sugar that way.

I bought 2 drumsticks and a wing for $2, I'm going to roast them first and then turn them into stock for my dressing. I will also have some meat chunks from that for making turkey and gravy over mashed taters for the weekend.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:06 PM   #16
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During the holidays you can get canned/boxed turkey broth. I think wither College Inn or Swanson's offers it.
I just saw College Inn Turkey broth in the store yesterday, just in time for the holidays. I also get turkey broth from Trader Joe's in the quart box.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:14 PM   #17
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We are having prime rib, homemade pasta and gravy, several appy's one veggie will be either fresh baby artichokes if I can find them or frozen from Trader Joe's. I cook them then season with fresh chopped parsley, chopped garlic, butter and a little evoo salt and pepper homemade rolls with chives, homemade cranberry sauce, my daughter and her dh have asked for some stuffing so I'll do that and we'll have gravy and mashed potatoes Cabbage salad with toasted almonds and Chinese noodles.Pumpkin pie and a lemon cake. several other things What I'm not sure yet. I guess I'd better make up my mind Thanksgiving is fast approaching
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:51 PM   #18
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Well, I found a 13.7 pound turkey today for 74 a pound, ($10.14)! I've got it sitting in the sink still in it's packaging, and will put it in the fridge overnight.

I'll probably not wait until Thursday, unless it takes that long to thaw. Whenever it's ready, I'll roast it, make stuffing, and gravy from the giblets and drippings. I have some canned sweet potatoes that will round out the meal.

I realize this doesn't belong in this thread, but until I went shopping today, I had no plans to have turkey for Thanksgiving.
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I would enjoy preparing a non traditional Thanksgiving dinner. If I were a single man, I would. Mrs Hoot really enjoys the Thanksgiving time of year and she hesitates to stray from tradition. As I love her with all my heart, I have no wish to dampen, in any way, her enjoyment. I must admit that while I, too, enjoy putting together a dinner with all the traditional fixin's, variety is the spice of life.
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you have turkey stock, zee? i wish that came in a can or box, ready to buy....
"College Inn" brand sells Turkey Broth.
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