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  •  I took the opportunity (8+ / 0-)

    afforded by the site's fartage (I just made that word up, I think) to run errands and make my turkey marinade. Now I have more to do, it I can get this opportunistic cat off my lap.

    Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

    by Floja Roja on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 12:42:01 PM PST

    •  How are you marinading? (8+ / 0-)

      And then what will you do with the turkey?

      I have some odds and ends of food in my fridge. We rarely throw food away, but sometimes that means creative eating.

      Right now I have most of a cup of pumpkin puree and somewhat more than that of jarred alfredo sauce. There are mushrooms, too. (I know, I know, but I use it as the "base" sauce when I make macaroni and cheese.) So for supper I think I'll make pumpkin alfredo sauce and pasta. Also lots of salad fixings, so that can be our side dish.

      When I have mushrooms I won't use soon enough, I clean them, slice them, and freeze them. Ready to go for cooking later.

      •  The marinade (7+ / 0-)

        has lemon juice, some oil, maple syrup, shallots, garlic, and lemon zest, and it is now soaking breast down in a large plastic bag in the fridge. Tomorrow I take it out, put a mixture of butter, syrup, lemon juice and zest, and black pepper under the skin, then I roast it.  I will stuff it with a caramelized onion and sourdough stuffing.  Then I will eat it with mashed potatoes and gravy and rolls tomorrow night.  I'm making real cranberry sauce, too. Hmmm... I seem to have forgotten something green. Oh well! ;-)

        This is because all the leftovers disappeared quickly from Thanksgiving dinner, having been split several ways.  I do this every year.

        Leftovers are always sandwiches, then Tetrazzini, then soup.

        Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink. - Lemony Snicket

        by Floja Roja on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 05:48:56 PM PST

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        •  I bought a turkey breast on Friday (7+ / 0-)

          because I never get turkey leftovers. Because we have EVERY holiday dinner with Jim's extended family, about 2 hours from here. And dammit sometimes I want turkey, too!

          But I'm not crazy about reheated turkey slices, which is what we have at the family dinners. There are MANY family members -- he is one of 9 sibs and most of them and offspring still live in the area. So a small gathering is about 40 people. A couple of people make turkey ahead and then bring it to reheat.

          If that is turkey, I prefer ham. So I take good ham. So there IS good ham. I am a snob...

          ANYWAY, I like turkey when just roasted and also when used as leftovers in turkey tetrazzini, and other choices like that.

          Not sure when I will cook mine. It is waiting for me now in the freezer. Still a few other things that need to be used first.

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