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Old 11-25-2021, 08:38 AM   #1
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Any Thanksgiving distasters this year 2021??

Well, I'm off to an early start. Figured, why not start the holiday off with a disaster.

Making BBQ Roasted potatoes to bring.
I usually pre cook the potatoes in the microwave ( already BBQ sauce mixed in) just so they get a little. cooked before roasting .

I mix the potatoes and sauce in a microwavable container and do rounds of 2 minutes, then mix, 2 minutes, mix ... a couple of times. Intention is not to totally cook them though, but jus to. ensure that they d cook through and the roasting concentrates on the outside of the potato . Been doing this way for ever and still will do its this way.

The disaster happened when I removed the potatoes from the microwave to bring them to the counter to load them into roasting tray. The plastic container buckled and gravity took over. I was left hiding he lid, while the rest of the container ( contents included ) wound up on the floor. Wish I took a pic but I was too busy cursing.

Potatoes and BBQ sauce ( which included a lot of added oil and honey ). all over the kitchen floor!!!!

Can you top this one???

Hope you cant!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone !!!

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Old 11-25-2021, 09:00 AM   #2
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That's too bad, Larry. Sorry.

Nothing to report yet. I'll keep you all posted.
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Old 11-25-2021, 12:12 PM   #3
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No more pie pans. Had to put the crust for my carrot pie into an 8 inch ceramic casserole dish I reduced the cooking temp to 325, and increase the time by 10 minutes, as this is a deep pie. We'll see how it turns out. Could be great, could be a disaster. It's certainly not as pretty.

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Not as pretty, but came out tasty just the same.

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Old 11-25-2021, 03:03 PM   #5
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Not a disaster, but we both got a COVID booster yesterday and I also had a flu shot. Not feeling up to the turkey siege. So we'll do it tomorrow.
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Not a disaster, but we both got a COVID booster yesterday and I also had a flu shot. Not feeling up to the turkey siege. So we'll do it tomorrow.
Bummer. I was surprised that I had a reaction to the booster also. Good thing was it was only a one day thing.

Hope you are fine by tomorrow.

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Not as pretty, but came out tasty just the same.

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Glad it worked out Chief.

The potatoes ( what was left of them) were a hit, so all in all, disaster averted .
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Old 11-25-2021, 07:15 PM   #8
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Not a disaster, but we both got a COVID booster yesterday and I also had a flu shot. Not feeling up to the turkey siege. So we'll do it tomorrow.
My wife had a 24 hour type reaction after the booster ( and flu) , then all was ok.

Hopefully its passed quickly and you can enjoy the holiday.
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Kinda sorta a disaster: I put the Turkey tenderloin in to
the hot box first, let it go for 30 minutes.
Then shoved in the Dressing Casserole;
took the turkey out, plopped in the Rolls...
forgot all about the Dressing!
The top was a bit toasty-crunchy, but
not much, I just fluffed those bits
into the rest of the moist stuff and all was well.
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I turned the heater up in the house for MIL. One of her big complaints is the temp of our house, so I thought I would avert that. Sadly, with the warmer house and 2 ovens going, it made me feel unwell! But, we got thru it.
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