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ladytenor
When I did my first turkey I had seven expected including my in-laws, a friend and her parents. I got up at five AM to stuff the bird which had been thawing in the refrigerator for two days. Unfortunately while the outside of the bird had defrosted, the giblets were still frozen solid in the bird. I stood the turkey on end in the kitchen sink and turned on the hot water into the cavity. An hour later the giblets would slightly wiggle when I tried to pull them out. The bird finally went into the oven two hours late. We sat down to dinner one hour late, but hid the fact that we could only carve the outside. The gods of cooking were looking out for us, no one got food poisoning. I've avoided turkey ever since,
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jillybeansisme
I've been making Thanksgiving dinner for 35? years for anywhere from 2 - 40 people. One big tip for those of you using frozen turkeys that you forgot to thaw . . . put it through a dishwasher cycle WITHOUT soap and WITHOUT drying. Immediately unwrap it, take out the giblets, rinse it, stuff it and put it in the oven. It works (don't ask me which year I found that out!). If you start your bird breast side down and half way through put it breast side up, you are more apt to have a COOKED turkey when you want it (again, don't ask which year I needed that lesson!). If you're running late getting the bird in the oven then DON'T stuff it. Instead, put the stuffing in a separate casserole to bake. If you really feel the need to bring the bird to the table stuffed, then put some of the juices from the pan over the stuffing and stuff the bird after the fact. It's kind of tricky to do, but you can manage (only if you must bring the stuffed bird to the table). Do 95% of your prep work a day or two before because the food really will taste better -- just keep the stuffing separate from the turkey until you are ready to cook the turkey. That's always a last minute task so you don't kill somebody.
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jankar
I love this room! Excellent decor choices!!!
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sashalize
Incredibly beautiful. A dream space.
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hestenjr
Anything to prevent fingers getting pinched?
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8eardad
@hestenjr - It looks like the finished display has the gears behind a plexiglass cover. This is not in place in the video. Love the idea.
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lillyrudy
Good
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sonny62
Not only is walnut a hard, strong and durable wood, it has a texture that is richly exhibited in its chocolate brown tones. The use of it throughout the home injects a warm flow. I also like the use of the hexagonal pattern -- in the family room carpet, basement backsplash, powder room wall and bedroom duvet to name a few. Not exact but subtly reproduced. Kind of picks up on the peak of the home’s roof line.
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