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Thanksgiving 2016

You know I’m not an on-top-of-everything blogger by the fact that my Thanksgiving dinner post is coming after Thanksgiving instead of a week or two before. Thank goodness for the professionals like Mike Vrobel at Dad Cooks Dinner and J … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015

I love having family and friends over for Thanksgiving. This year we had a special treat – visitors from out of the country! Our niece-in-law is from Sweden and her brother is in town. He, in turn, had a friend … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep – Gravy

If you are panicking about Thanksgiving tomorrow; you can make this gravy tonight; I’ll walk you through it.

I made this same gravy last year the day before Thanksgiving. I’m posting again, because it is such a handy recipe. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep

We weren’t going to have many people over for Thanksgiving – just 12 or 13 compared to the past 20 or more. My brother-in-law deep fries a turkey which is delicious and I usually roast one. But since we were … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2012

I love it when Thanksgiving rolls around and we get to host the holiday party. I usually roast a turkey and make the gravy. Carla makes the dressing and mashed potatoes; my brother-in-law Jim deep fries another turkey; and everyone … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2011 – Celebration

We had 21 people over. My nephew Christopher with his girlfriend Lauren; Carla; Glenn’s step-daugther Stella¬† Christopher and Stella Carla’s brother Glenn with Jeff (it’s very rare to get a picture of him) Carla’s sisters Linda and Starr John; father … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2011 – Preparation

We had a great Thanksgiving this year. I took Wednesday off to prepare the turkey. Based on my experiment in September my cooking plan went like this Tuesday night: prepare the brine; cool overnight Wednesday morning: put turkey in brine … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Turkey Project – Day 3

Today we’ll cook the bird. It comes out of the refrigerator; having brined it and loosened the skin it looks very different than when I opened the package a couple of days ago. It’s definitely a little dry on the … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Turkey Project – Day 2

Today we are brining the turkey and prepping the gravy. Brining the turkeyAs I suspected last night, I used way to much salt. I’m going to post a comment on Meathead’s “Amazing Ribs” site to get his take on my … Continue reading

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The Thanksgiving Turkey Project – Prep

IntroductionI’m cooking a turkey on my smoker for Thanksgiving this year. This continuing blog post will track my practice. If you, like me, have wanted to cook a turkey on a grill, I invite you to follow along and learn … Continue reading

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