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Turkey turned out really well. Wrapped in foil at 150* and topped with 1/2 lb of butter. Breast temp ran a bit high at 180* waiting for my wife's sweet taters, the butter kept the breast really moist. Served with mashed taters, bread stuffing and green bean casserole (w/GF fried onions, of course).

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Ours turned out PDG as well. Was still a LOT of work esp for two people but the meal in itself was delicious and even the pumpkin pie was amazing!
 
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I stopped by the Boneless Chicken Ranch today and picked up this bad boy, errr, girl.

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I had never before boned a chicken via the technique called "glove boning." Here, you separate the meat from the carcass without breaking the skin. Took a bit of time to get the hang of it, but now, I have a full, floppy chicken. I am brining it overnight. I will stuff it tomorrow according to a recipe from Marcella Hazan, where the cavity is stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, bread crumbs, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

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Well, this turned out very nicely! In the end, we had that boneless chicken stuffed with ground beef and Parmagiano-Reggiano; green beans wtih cream and Cambazola topped with toasted walnuts; roasted cauliflower with butter, garlic, fennel, and marjoram; and Hasselback potatotes. Our guest brought rum and fresh eggnog for dessert. Yum. I am STUFFED.

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$4.54 Our .37/lb . 12 pound turkey for two done in the oven. Nothing out of the ordinary, except smaller turkey and no guests this year. We still put on the usual spread with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, marinated mushrooms, olives, etc. Cheesecake w/strawberries for dessert. Forgot to toss the rolls in the oven, so we went without! Won't be doing much cooking for the next week or so! ;)
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Thanksgiving was a tad different for us this year. At the beginning of the week I flew to Florida to pick up my son from school and drive home. We all thought he would be finished for the semester. He’s in flight school and still had a couple more flights to do because of scheduling and weather.

When it looked like I would be here for thanksgiving we made a plan to do pickup of a thanksgiving dinner for us. For reasons unbeknownst to us, that all fell through around 2pm. So... grocery store run it was. All closed except a local Spanish market. So, chicken breast, broccoli, sweet potato, roasted baby potatoes, and a pumpkin pie all from scratch. Cranberry relish from ocean spray. All in a college apartment. Yes the pie is in an oven safe skillet.

We zoomed with family up in NY and watched Casino Royale. Loved every minute.

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Thanksgiving was a tad different for us this year. At the beginning of the week I flew to Florida to pick up my son from school and drive home. We all thought he would be finished for the semester. He’s in flight school and still had a couple more flights to do because of scheduling and weather.

When it looked like I would be here for thanksgiving we made a plan to do pickup of a thanksgiving dinner for us. For reasons unbeknownst to us, that all fell through around 2pm. So... grocery store run it was. All closed except a local Spanish market. So, chicken breast, broccoli, sweet potato, roasted baby potatoes, and a pumpkin pie all from scratch. Cranberry relish from ocean spray. All in a college apartment. Yes the pie is in an oven safe skillet.

We zoomed with family up in NY and watched Casino Royale. Loved every minute.

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What a great job of salvaging Turkey Day!!!
 

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Thank you! It was really fun figuring out what we were going to do and how, doing it all together, and to be honest I really loved that Spanish market. What a great place~ today we’re doing seconds as quesadillas. Family tradition started by my daughter many years ago.
 

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Thanksgiving was a tad different for us this year. At the beginning of the week I flew to Florida to pick up my son from school and drive home. We all thought he would be finished for the semester. He’s in flight school and still had a couple more flights to do because of scheduling and weather.

When it looked like I would be here for thanksgiving we made a plan to do pickup of a thanksgiving dinner for us. For reasons unbeknownst to us, that all fell through around 2pm. So... grocery store run it was. All closed except a local Spanish market. So, chicken breast, broccoli, sweet potato, roasted baby potatoes, and a pumpkin pie all from scratch. Cranberry relish from ocean spray. All in a college apartment. Yes the pie is in an oven safe skillet.

We zoomed with family up in NY and watched Casino Royale. Loved every minute.

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Well you certainly made some great lemonade with those lemons!
 

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I made 2 turkey dishes for our table.
First, I made a smoked turkey breast. Brined and smoked, as I do almost every year.

Second, I made turkey thighs confit. This is thighs poached in duck fat for 5 hours at 200F, then baked at 500F for 20 minutes to crisp the skin. Served de-boned and sliced at the table. Turned out fantastic. Used a recipe from Cooks Illustrated.
 

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I didn't take any pictures. My wife and I decided to go away to celebrate our tenth Wedding Anniversary. We rented a VRBO near Hannibal, MO. We roasted two Cornish Game Hens, Roasted white and sweet potatoes, salad, several bottles of wine, topped off with a firepit. Very laid back, very calm, lots of fun for both of us.
 

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Happy 10th!

I didn't take any pictures. My wife and I decided to go away to celebrate our tenth Wedding Anniversary. We rented a VRBO near Hannibal, MO. We roasted two Cornish Game Hens, Roasted white and sweet potatoes, salad, several bottles of wine, topped off with a firepit. Very laid back, very calm, lots of fun for both of us.
 

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I always cook a much larger turkey than necessary -- nothing better than warmed up turkey & gravy poured over dressing! [this was lunch today]

I'll probably finish the soup tomorrow -- boiled the carcass right after dinner, have a gallon of broth in the fridge. If we run out of turkey (which is not only possible but probable) I'll grill chicken breast and/or boneless thighs. That plus 2 lbs of carrots makes for a good soup! [I've made all sorts of turkey vegetable soup, but growing up "chicken soup" meant lots of carrots cooked in the soup. 4 people could wipe out 2 lbs of carrots at one sitting.]
 

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Hey mike,

care to share your sourdough bread recipe?
 
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