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Old 11-14-2013, 07:30 AM   #14721
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...I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
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An open window would be heaven...but my co-worker is cold in a room at 70F I'll be careful.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:41 AM   #14722
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Today is backup turkey day. Last Saturday I bought a 13 pound cheapo turkey (59/Lb) and put it in the fridge to defrost. This morning my plan was to cut it up, roast the stock making parts and then make stock. I also planned to get two meals of turkey breast and one of thighs out of the deal. All this for less than $8.00.

I gathered my tools and cut the bag open in the sink. A most suspicious looking thick brown liquid oozed out of the cavity into the sink. I thought the bird was spoiled. Never saw a thick brown liquid in a frozen turkey before. Turns out it was a packet of gravy base.

All surfaces and tools have been decontaminated and I'm enjoying a cup of coffee and waiting for the bones to roast.
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Old 11-14-2013, 11:58 AM   #14723
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Today is backup turkey day. Last Saturday I bought a 13 pound cheapo turkey (59/Lb) and put it in the fridge to defrost. This morning my plan was to cut it up, roast the stock making parts and then make stock. I also planned to get two meals of turkey breast and one of thighs out of the deal. All this for less than $8.00.

I gathered my tools and cut the bag open in the sink. A most suspicious looking thick brown liquid oozed out of the cavity into the sink. I thought the bird was spoiled. Never saw a thick brown liquid in a frozen turkey before. Turns out it was a packet of gravy base.

All surfaces and tools have been decontaminated and I'm enjoying a cup of coffee and waiting for the bones to roast.

That must have been an unpleasant surprise. Glad to hear it was just gravy base.
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Old 11-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #14724
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Today is backup turkey day. Last Saturday I bought a 13 pound cheapo turkey (59/Lb) and put it in the fridge to defrost. This morning my plan was to cut it up, roast the stock making parts and then make stock. I also planned to get two meals of turkey breast and one of thighs out of the deal. All this for less than $8.00.

I gathered my tools and cut the bag open in the sink. A most suspicious looking thick brown liquid oozed out of the cavity into the sink. I thought the bird was spoiled. Never saw a thick brown liquid in a frozen turkey before. Turns out it was a packet of gravy base.

All surfaces and tools have been decontaminated and I'm enjoying a cup of coffee and waiting for the bones to roast.
Last year I bought an inexpensive turkey breast (cheap ) and it had a two pound bag of gravy base tucked inside!

Those things should be against the law! When I deducted the two pounds of water and cornstarch from the weight of the turkey breast and recalculated the price it was no longer a bargain! Now I read the package like a detective!

How dare they take advantage of me when I'm doing my best to take advantage of them, the very idea!
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:39 PM   #14725
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Home, I'm home! Drive was dry. Shrek missed me, I started missing him this morning.
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #14726
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Last year I bought an inexpensive turkey breast (cheap ) and it had a two pound bag of gravy base tucked inside!

Those things should be against the law! When I deducted the two pounds of water and cornstarch from the weight of the turkey breast and recalculated the price it was no longer a bargain! Now I read the package like a detective!

How dare they take advantage of me when I'm doing my best to take advantage of them, the very idea!
Isn't that the truth! LOL
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:44 PM   #14727
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Bet you're glad to be home safe and sound, Princess.
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Home, I'm home! Drive was dry. Shrek missed me, I started missing him this morning.
Aaw, glad you made it home safe and that you guys missed each other.
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Bet you're glad to be home safe and sound, Princess.
Yes, nothing like being able to relax...i.e. remove clothing, rummage through the fridge...
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #14730
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Aaw, glad you made it home safe and that you guys missed each other.
I'm getting better, I used to miss him after one day...took me three days
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