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Old 10-03-2006, 03:40 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by jennyema
And, Crestman, you don't need to keep cider vinegar in the fridge. It's already gone bad.
Oooops!!...O well it shouldn't hurt it though hey??

Originally Posted by Gretchen
You will need to have your turkey in the fridge today to be thawing by the week-end!! It takes a long time.
I'll yank that sucker out of the freezer as soon as I get home!!!...Thanks.


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Old 10-10-2006, 11:45 AM   #32
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Well the darn bird wasn't thawed out enough Friday night to get it into a brine and our supper was Saturday night. So, maybe I'll try the brine next time.

On a side note, I ended up cooking the bird upside down!!!...After about 1hour of resting, I started to cut in and found there to be very little meat...Was I mad. Anyway, after complaining about getting a bad bird for a few minutes, I noticed that there was more meat underneath....When I flipped it over walla!!!...Breasts!...hehe. Only problem with this was there wasn't a nice brown crispy skin over the breast which I like. But all was well and it was a nice meal. Mom must have been laughing it up inside...

Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions and advice. It WILL come in handy next time.

(Note to self: a 16lb Turkey takes at least 4 days in the fridge to un-thaw)

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!!


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Old 10-10-2006, 04:42 PM   #33
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Keith, you can put a partially frozen bird in the brine. Especially if it is going to be refrigerated. The salt helps it to thaw more quickly.
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:46 PM   #34
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Wink Did you know?

Maybe you do-- I worked for a chain grocery store for 16 yrs., when I was working in the meat dept. at the holiday time, a customer came in who used to raise turkeys! She said there is more meat on two twelve lb turkeys than a big 20-+bird! My brother also cooks for a family of about 17-20 ppl.and always bought the biggest bird he could find. They took my advice, now they have plenty! There are times he deep fries one and roast the other. Yum !

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