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Crowe

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Posted: 11/13/20 06:55am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My son does Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) fencing and does demos at Renaissance fairs. Of course none of them have been held this year. With Thanksgiving approaching there have been the usual turkey-related articles, but one caught his attention. It seems the cancellation of the Renaissance fairs has caused a glut of turkeys. If you've ever been you'll know that one of the fan fav meals is turkey legs. No fairs, no one's eating turkey legs, the fairs aren't buying turkeys so there is a turkey glut. Whoda thunk?


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Not being able to have large groups makes the XXL turkeys useless too. Who wants to cook a 25+ lb turkey with only a couple of people to try and devour it. There would be a lot of leftovers and there's lots of people that don't have a clue what to do with it. It's getting apparent in the grocery stores where you can buy a lot of precooked ready to heat and eat stuff, people too lazy to make their own. Worst is, who knows what actually goes into those pre made servings.

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My wife's son says he is limited to 6 guests for Thanksgiving.

But 25 can attend a funeral.

So his is having a funeral on Nov 26 for his turkey at his home.


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Sales on frozen turkeys means more supplies to go in our freezer. We’re one of those who don’t mind cooking large birds for just the two of us. I just pick the carcass clean putting the bits of cooked meat back into the freezer for future meals.

We’re not traveling to higher risk areas (my family near Chicago her family in SC) or having guests for thanksgiving. We’ve not decided what the two of us will have for thanksgiving; turkey (need to buy) vs leg or loin of lamb (already in freezer).

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PawPaw_n_Gram wrote:

My wife's son says he is limited to 6 guests for Thanksgiving.

But 25 can attend a funeral.

So his is having a funeral on Nov 26 for his turkey at his home.


Funerals are outside.


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It will be outside, on his patio.

It's a joke....

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For many years we tell many in the extended family where we will be for Thanksgiving, anybody want to join is welcome. I cook the whole feast over charcoal and wood fire, with Dutch ovens and cast iron pans. Most years, "Your crazy, cook and eat outside?" This year, some are asking where we will be. Thinking about how to stay spread out to cook, set up a buffet line, then each family unit unmask, eat at separate table.
In years past I have looked around CG while cooking. If I see anybody camping by themselves, I invite them to join us.
(Years past I have spent holidays in truckstop. Welcome by strangers is not as good as family, but better than alone) This year, that is out of question.

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BCSnob wrote:

Sales on frozen turkeys means more supplies to go in our freezer. We’re one of those who don’t mind cooking large birds for just the two of us. I just pick the carcass clean putting the bits of cooked meat back into the freezer for future meals.

We’re not traveling to higher risk areas (my family near Chicago her family in SC) or having guests for thanksgiving. We’ve not decided what the two of us will have for thanksgiving; turkey (need to buy) vs leg or loin of lamb (already in freezer).


Same here -just yesterday we bought two 18 pounders at .67 per pound.
I love the drumsticks, and the brown meat. Then a week later bits of turkey in gravy over mashed potatoes. Then a month later home made turkey and vegetable soup with home made bread.

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We take one whole turkey and part it out, legs, thighs, wings, and debone the breast, and the carcass for soup, then vacuum seal portions, it'll easily stay in the freezer 6 months without freezer burning.


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