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bethk

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I've got my vegetables cleaned for our holiday dinner ~ and pies are made.

Lyn's doing the turkey, dressing & mashed potatoes. I'm in charge of green beans, brussel sprouts and cauliflower. The green beans will be plain w/butter, brussel sprouts done with shallot & bacon and cauliflower will be roasted. Not too much for the 4 of us, just enough so we can all have what we want. I'll make the gravy for Lyn....she says she doesn't have the confidence to make it and I don't have a problem at all.

Dane's taking a nap on the sofa....oh, my, what a holiday surprise that is! LOL

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:I've got my vegetables cleaned for our holiday dinner ~ and pies are made.

Lyn's doing the turkey, dressing & mashed potatoes.  I'm in charge of green beans, brussel sprouts and cauliflower.  The green beans will be plain w/butter, brussel sprouts done with shallot & bacon and cauliflower will be roasted.  Not too much for the 4 of us, just enough so we can all have what we want.  I'll make the gravy for Lyn....she says she doesn't have the confidence to make it and I don't have a problem at all.

Dane's taking a nap on the sofa....oh, my, what a holiday surprise that is!  LOL
Dane's taking a nap on the sofa....oh, my, what a holiday surprise that is! LOL

Poor guy!.... He must be tired and famished from that long long ride.
I'm sure he will enjoy the festivities, and a fresh meal too!


It's amazing how we are done with the turkey, and some like you are just ready to sink into it.

I just got the nasty greasy job of straining out the turkey soup Tina made.
The animals will eat well tonight. Time to skim off the remaining grease.
I have the soup outside.

I want nothing to do with turkey today, or any other day for a while now.
I want chili dogs tonight. LOL...Rolling Eyes 

28 Re: have you got your plans yet? For Turkey day. on Fri Nov 29, 2013 10:59 pm

Bugster2

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Imelda, an oil soaked cloth is a unknown method to me. Your bird turned out beautiful with the cloths. If you have time, tell me more about the technique.

Our turkey day wasn't so great. Wednesday night my sister got sick and spent the night and next day at the hospital. Nothing was found but she is going to the doctor and have other things checked out. So she and her family didn't come for dinner. My DH got a kidney stone Wednesday night and wasn't feeling too good Thursday. The turkey came out great though. I found a new mashed potato recipe I really like so I will use it again next year.
None of us went to the BF sales. I saw where there were 5000 people waiting in line outside of a Walmart and there were brawls inside and outside of the store. I'll pass.

29 Re: have you got your plans yet? For Turkey day. on Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:03 am

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:Imelda, an oil soaked cloth is a unknown method to me. Your bird turned out beautiful with the cloths. If you have time, tell me more about the technique.

Our turkey day wasn't so great. Wednesday night my sister got sick and spent the night and next day at the hospital. Nothing was found but she is going to the doctor and have other things checked out. So she and her family didn't come for dinner. My DH got a kidney stone Wednesday night and wasn't feeling too good Thursday. The turkey came out great though. I found a new mashed potato recipe I really like so I will use it again next year.
None of us went to the BF sales. I saw where there were 5000 people waiting in line outside of a Walmart and there were brawls inside and outside of the store. I'll pass.
Awww!,,.... What a shame bugs.
Hope sis is feeling better.
Good wishes and quick repair with the stone in DH!
They are painfull. What a bummer.
Hope at least he is feeling better until that darn stone passes.
God Bless!!

UNCLE JIMMY

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Thanks giving , and some of the foods.
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
And My Girls.... They were the helpers and did a great job.

 

   

bethk

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Fabulous, Jimmy, just wonderful!

Looks like everyone was in the "pre-snit" mood.....happy and smilin'

It really was a good day for all of you.

(and I still want a stove like yours! {{jealous}}

Barbara101

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looks like a lot of cooking going on in that kitchen. I have a steamer like that,I thought it was for just asparagus & packed the thing away for non use lol

UNCLE JIMMY

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bethk wrote:Fabulous, Jimmy, just wonderful!

Looks like everyone was in the "pre-snit" mood.....happy and smilin'

It really was a good day for all of you.  

(and I still want a stove like yours!  {{jealous}}
 
Thanks Beth.... The DIL and  DD really helped out.
And what did son Jimmy do?... He sat his butt in the living room watching the games.
The both ovens were beaming, and the kitchen got to the ooint of the saying, 'If ya can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen!"
It's only on the holidays and gatherings for dinner with the family that the range is in full operation.
I like it because there are no electronics. Just pilot lights that stay lighted all the time. In the winter anyway. Summertime, we use the grill bic lighter to light the burners, and I only leave one pilot on the left oven lit.

Bugster2

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What an incredible stove! Vulcan is it? Unknown to me. Is a real commercial set-up?

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:What  an incredible stove! Vulcan is it? Unknown to me. Is a real commercial set-up?
Yes it is a Vulcan, and today is still in existence as "Vulcan Hart"

It is a restaurant range... 6 burners, two ovens and a griddle broiler flat top.

I got it for free. DD's X got in from a house that was in a fire, and the owner said get it out of here, and you can have it free. It was in a basement, and was dirty, but not touched by the fire.

It was propane and I converted it myself to natural gas so I could use it.
It doesn't have any spark ignitors, but we just use a sparker peizo igniter wand to light the other burners on the top. I only leave one pilot on one burner. The six pilots would be too much and heat the heck out of the kitchen.
I only keep one oven pilot lit. I light the other one if we need it; like for this thanksgiving.

BTW How is your DH and Sis doing???

Bugster2

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That stove is fantastic. Amazing that you converted it yourself.
My sister is ok, I think. I haven't talked to her since Friday. My DH is still feeling a bit puny but is on the mend.

37 Re: have you got your plans yet? For Turkey day. on Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:27 pm

UNCLE JIMMY

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Bugster2 wrote:That stove is fantastic. Amazing that you converted it yourself.
My sister is ok, I think. I haven't talked to her since Friday. My DH is still feeling a bit puny but is on the mend.
We have a friend that grows kidney stones at least one or two a year.
The last time, they couldn't zap it with the beam to break it up because it was in the urethra and there was no room for it to expand.
Hope all goes well!

38 Re: have you got your plans yet? For Turkey day. on Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:15 am

Crybaby

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Your girls are too cute, Jimmy.  And I love that Vulcan stove, too!  And two ovens!  Is that a bread warmer, too?  Man, you've got some stuff in that kitchen!  I could definitely cook there for sure.

I remember Vulcan stoves in cooking magazines when I was much younger.   They were beauties, as is that one.  I'd kill for that thing but my kitchen definitely would need to be bigger to accommodate it!

Only you would not only get it for free but have the knowledge to convert it to natural gas.  Man, I hope Tina appreciates all the stuff you can do, as we can't do ANYTHING around here.  Brian's line is, "Why do something yourself when you can pay someone else to do it?!"  THAT'S because we can't do ANYTHING ourselves!

39 Re: have you got your plans yet? For Turkey day. on Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:20 pm

bethk

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As my friend says of her husband, "He's the 3 "T's".....no Tools, no Time, no Talent !!!

lol

Imelda HL

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thanks all...  this year marked my 12th Thanksgiving feast in his family.. and from what I remember, we had mostly the same meals every year, only less and less and the turkey was smaller and smaller each year Laughing .. family members is not growing either Laughing 

@Bugster.. not much to tell.. she only soaked a clean cloth in canola oil then covered all the bird under it and let it roast for 5 hours, depends on how big the bird is.. the simplest way to cook a turkey.. she did not brine the bird either, she stuffed with some regular stuffing... no oyster, she baked some extra oyster dressing in a casserole pan..

Imelda HL

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UNCLE JIMMY wrote:Thanks giving , and some of the foods.
 

 

 

 

 
 

 
And My Girls.... They were the helpers and did a great job.

 

   
what a feast you had Jimmy.. beautiful girls and awesome kitchen..  

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