Did everyone eat way too much turkey??

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   Posted 11/25/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
We had quite a spread yesterday for 4 adults and one small child. The food was totally awesome and we only had one mishap, burned the first set of rolls, lol. I think my daughter-in-laws oven runs a little on the hot side, the rolls burned before the timer went off. Not to despair I had a back up package of rolls on hand so we were all good. This was her first turkey she has ever cooked and it was very good and this comes from someone who does not care for turkey, I only eat it on Thanksgiving day. She wanted to tackle the gravy too, that was a hoot, I managed to salvage the gravy and we ended up pouring it through a strainer because she had some lumps. I do remember my first few attempts at gravy making and remember all too well pouring it through a strainer because of lumps. I have made some gravy that was what I called 40weight or wall paper glue, lol, really nasty stuff, lol. We had left overs for everyone to eat for a couple days, lol.

It amazes me how we can cook for an entire day and the meal is over with in 15 minutes and then you spend another hour cleaning up one more time, and we cleaned up as we cooked.

I am planning on watching some tv to see all those crazy people out there that did the early bird shopping. I read online about one lady getting put in jail for using pepper spray to jump the line. Thats a little much, wow. Now the lad gets to use her shopping money to bail herself out of jail, bet she never thought about that one, lol. It still amazes me how stupid people really can be. I guess its obvious I am not one of those people that shops the sales, I prefer getting on line and ordering it, my kind of shopping.

I hope everyone had a wonderful day yesterday.
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   Posted 11/25/2011 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you had a great day and you deserve it hun!
We spent the day at a friend house, it was good and we watched the football
games 2 of them, boy did the Detroit Lions get rough, one pushed the helmet
off a Greenbay player, I would've liked to have seen Detroit win it, but not
to be mean about it and I think that player should be fined $15,000 to go
to "Toys for Tots" and I hope the NFL Commission does do that...and I
hope the NFL players can start acting like gentlemen again, go in for
a clean tackle....Detroit was a little too rough sorta like the Steelers used to be..
(But this is my opinion so y'all don't respond to that...)
Susie I'm so glad you had a great day, many well wishes to you,
but too much food no way...lol...
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   Posted 11/26/2011 3:52 AM (GMT -6)   
No turkey here. Couldn't afford one, but I had a nice roast is the freezer that someone had given us a few months ago when they had a cow processed. We actually got 3 but the other 2 were eaten over the summer.

I also fixed home style noodles and country green beans. I was going to fix some mashed potatoes to go with it but before I could my wife stepped on my foot and left it hurting so bad for hours that there was no way I could stand up long enough to peel, cook, and mash them. I couldn't have her do it because she got a call that a lady who was participating in a birth companion program that my wife's nursing school has went into labor and it was in my wife's haste to get dressed and out the door to meet this lady at the hospital that she stomped on my foot.
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   Posted 11/26/2011 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Jim, I am not a turkey fan at all, your roast would have been my pick for the day, except the others would have just went into rigors if I ever said lets have a roast, lol. I eat very little red meat, however, if I can find a good lean chuck roast on sale I will buy several & throw them in the freezer. The price of roasts has been so high here lately that we have not bought any. I refuse to pay $4.99 a pound for a chuck roast. You said you made home style noodles, what are those? My grandmother cooked a roast every Sunday in the pressure cooker and she used the broth from the roast to make regular egg noodles, yummy. This is one of favorite meals. I do make this same meal if I have a roast on hand.

Sorry to hear about getting your foot stomped on. Hope its ok.
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   Posted 11/27/2011 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
The noodles are just egg noodles, but unlike most of the noodles you get at the store these still have the flour on them from being rolled out and cut...just like g-ma or mom used to make. We have a local bakery that makes them and you can't tell the difference between those and real homemade ones.
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   Posted 11/27/2011 12:51 PM (GMT -6)   
A local church actually gave us a turkey!

It was like 9pm at night and I heard a knock at the door. When I opened it up, there were two little kids holding this turkey! I didn't get what was happening at first, but then they handed me the turkey and a calendar with the church's address and stuff on it. We don't belong to the church or anything, so I guess they must have just been going around and giving it to people. So that was really nice, because we're tight on money right now.

The turkey was fine, by the way. We ate it with stove top and sweet potatoes. :)
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   Posted 11/29/2011 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Susie - I had to laugh at your gravy description. Trust me, I've made many a gravy that could double for wallpaper glue, too. haha..... ;)

Yeah, turkey 1x per year is enough for me, too.

Jim, those noodles sound good....

Patrick - that's a wonderful story that warmed my heart. People are really amazing, aren't they?

We are a family of 10, living in a very expensive area (not really by choice, but it's where family is and my husband's work). Anyway, I opened the mail one day and it was a card from an older couple in our church.... and a check for $100. The tears were streaming down my face. The note said that she remembers all to well what it took to raise a big family.... and what a little extra here and there could do.

Sometimes, I get into my "cynical" way of thinking.... but then things like this happen and it makes me realize just how wonderful people are..... and if you let people in, most would be more than willing to help.

Hugs to you all, Tina

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   Posted 11/29/2011 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Tina, what a blessing for your family, and a thoughtful gesture from the couple.

We celebrated Thanksgiving with some extended family and it was wonderful. We brought pies on the airplane from Michigan to DC and got lots of attention for carrying them with us. Our lives are very blessed and Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to remember that.
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   Posted 11/29/2011 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Nah, not a big turkey fan, only had one serving.

Had my my oldest son and our 2 grand kids, my youngest son and his girlfriend, wife and I. Daughter and son-in-law couldn't make it, work reasons.

But was first time in 10 years actually had Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving, wife is a nurse, and she had always had to work on that day until this year.

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