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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #140 on: November 26, 2020, 11:49:19 AM »
Bird is roasting , was not going to do one, but @ $6 for a 13 pounder was a no brainer.
Spiral ham to warm up , corn on the cob  , stuffing , string beans with almonds.
And a Pumpkin pie to top it off  :)



 
 
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #141 on: November 26, 2020, 12:55:49 PM »
Morning all. Happy thanksgiving.

Food is in the early stages of preparation, though this year we are skipping the green bean casserole, in honor of our resident grumpy cosie.

I did something last night and was surprised by the result. I baked a pumpkin pie, and I put the pie pan in my cast iron skillet with the hope of catching any drips if the pie overflowed. Pie never overflowed, but the pan did some sort of culinary magic and made the crust come out perfectly browned without having to egg wash or cover with foil. I am confused, but not at all upset.

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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #142 on: November 26, 2020, 01:38:42 PM »
One of my "students" had an extra pumpkin pie and dropped it by. ;D
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #143 on: November 26, 2020, 03:00:35 PM »
One word..... STUFFED !       ;D
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #144 on: November 26, 2020, 03:27:56 PM »
Waiting for them to yell and then I'll make steaks.
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LOL way to many people who fry turkeys have no sense of humor.   My Thanksgiving tradition of pissing them off continues.    ;D





As surly as they get you'd think they shot Glocks. ::)
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #145 on: November 26, 2020, 03:39:14 PM »
Afternoon y'all.

Had brunch. So, the turkey is for supper.
Green bean casserole is being made.  ::)

Was planing floor boards. Taking a break .

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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #146 on: November 26, 2020, 03:54:35 PM »
Family came over earlier, had our T-Day meal, desert, talked for a bit then they went home, nice and quiet here now, Time to let the food digest.Y'all enjoy the rest of the day.
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #147 on: November 26, 2020, 05:12:30 PM »

Green bean casserole is being made.  ::)



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No heathens here this year, last year 3 of them brought it and they cleaned up all of it.    Doubt Riley would like it, none of the 3 of us here do.   


Having cream corn made with cream cheese, that is good.
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #148 on: November 26, 2020, 06:33:07 PM »
Having cream corn made with cream cheese, that is good.
That sounds real good.

Come and get it before I throw it out!
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #149 on: November 26, 2020, 06:43:23 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll.
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #150 on: November 26, 2020, 07:51:18 PM »
There he IS !   good to see you back !   :D  and Happy Thanksgiving to you TOO !





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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #151 on: November 26, 2020, 09:20:25 PM »
Just finished boiling the carcass in chicken stock and then deboning for turkey & barley soup.
And yes, still have a ton of regular leftovers, but the soup is a family tradition. It can be frozen and saved for another day.
We'll be eating Thanksgiving dinner all the way through Sunday . . .

Hope everyone had a satisfying holiday.
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #152 on: November 26, 2020, 11:57:06 PM »
Slim, can't find your Email, Cas City won't let me message so I'll just post it here and you can go from there. ::)   Both probably went and stole my butter or some dang thing. ::)  BTW I gave my "student" an A on her pie, an A+ would have required 2, perfect crust, the rich taste of real not canned pumpkin and the pumpkin pie spice in the pie where it belongs, not in the dang coffee. ;D



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Good pie crust is simple to make, they do though tend to frustrate some people and pie crust is one place I do tend to measure rather than guess like most dishes I cook. I can make a pie crust guessing, but it is better to measure when making them.

Recipes for the crust vary, but just like many of the baking recipes of mine; it can be built off of a basic recipe. Pie crust does not do well making it in the heat, you can make a fair pie on a hot day in camp, but the quality will not be as good. I use lard in my pie crusts, butter can be used also as the whole shortening or as part of it, one should use ¼ to ½ more butter than lard when making pie crust. The advantage of the butter besides the butter taste is the water that is in the butter turns to steam when baking and puffs the crust up more, the disadvantage is the lower melting point over lard, the melting point of butter is right at 97F, the melting point of lard is 10-20 degrees higher depending on the type of lard (see lard) this gives the cook a bit of an edge on a warmer day. How the butter or lard is cut in makes a difference in the texture of the crust also, for a flakier crust cut it in with a pastry cutter till it is about the size of peas, for less flaky cut it in till the mixture is like coarse corn meal.

The type of flour used will also make a difference, lower protein pastry flour will make a flakier crust, and all-purpose flour will be a little less flaky, but this can be controlled by working the dough no more than needed. Some recipes call for a little vinegar added to the mix, this is not to give the crust a tang, but it helps prevent the gluten from making long matrixes that toughen the crust giving it a flakier crust. Adding egg will give a more tender crust and will also promote browning, plus give the crust a bit of an egg flavor. Adding a small amount of baking powder will also help make a flakier pie crust as well as lightly brushing cold water on top just before baking.

Basic crust for 2 crust 10 inch pie
2 ¼ cups of flour
2/3rd to 3/4 cup lard or 3/4 to 1 cup butter.
1 teaspoon salt
5-7 tablespoons cold water

Mix salt in with flour, cut lard into flour with 2 knives or a pastry cutter, sprinkle with cold water and toss with a fork one tablespoon at a time till mixture slightly sticks to the side of the bowl. Roll dough into a ball working it no more than is necessary, cover and let rest a ½ hour, place in a cool place if possible.
When using vinegar, just replace 2 tablespoons of water with 2 of vinegar, either distilled or apple cider, the cider type being the most common in the 19th Century.
For adding baking powder use 1/4th to 1 teaspoon per cup of flour, this will fluff the crust slightly.

If the butter used for the crust is salted butter, omit the salt in the basic recipe or reduce it by half if using a lard butter mixture.
For adding egg, one large egg is too much for the 2 crust recipe, before adding, beat the egg and remove 1/3 of the beaten egg, then adjust the water to give the same results. For a shiny crust you can add the excess egg to a little milk and brush the crust just before baking..

When rolling the pastry, a muslin cloth lightly floured lain out on the rolling surface will help keep the dough from sticking without adding much extra flour that will toughen the crust, a floured rolling pin sock will help also and these can be found in kitchenware stores.

Baking the pastry at a higher temperature will give a flakier and tenderer crust; this should be a hot (around 425F oven) if the filling will need cooked longer than normal, then reduce the heat after 10-15 minutes to keep from burning the pastry, do not just bake it at a lower temperature.

OK after these instructions it would seem that making a decent pie on the trail without refrigeration or even an ice chest would be an impossible task on a hot day, yet we read accounts of pies being made on the overland trails and the cattle trails in summer. The solution is simple, but not one you will find in a modern cookbook, instead of lard or butter the shortening used in the crust was chopped suet, true suet being the fat found in the body cavity of a beef, not the fat attached to the muscles, like on a good T Bone.

Suet from modern grain fed beef has a melting point similar to lard, the suet from strictly grass fed beef is higher about 122F and suet being the fat with the tissue in it, it holds together well when mixing the pastry. The beef of the overland and cattle trails was grass fed and even if they meat sold in butcher shops and butchered for home use on the farm was finished with grain, it was not as grain finished as most today.

Most of us know, suet was a common fat for use in boiled and steamed puddings that were popular at Christmas time, such as fig and plum puddings as well as others. The tissue helps keep the fat where you want it at the lower temperatures these are cooked at; lard would toughen the pudding by allowing the fat to flow freer.

If one wants to duplicate this, then today it is easier than it has been in the recent past, contact a supplier of grass fed beef about buying suet. Remove any connecting tissue and blood vessels and chop fine, then using the same or a slightly higher volume (1 extra teaspoon per cup or lard called for) compared to the volume of lard. This will allow you to make a very decent quality pie without the bother of having to keep the ingredients as cool as possible.
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #153 on: November 27, 2020, 08:55:17 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

Good to see you, Litl Rooster.

Thanks, Del.

Cinnamon rolls for breakfast. 

'Tis 29 and overcast. High of 38.

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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #154 on: November 27, 2020, 01:01:55 PM »
Pm works this morning, no idea. ::)
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #155 on: November 28, 2020, 05:51:37 AM »
Morning y'all.
Coffee and tea are hot.

'Tis 26 and clear. High of 50.

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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #156 on: November 28, 2020, 01:37:25 PM »
I'm taking a day off, told them anyone who can't feed themselves starves.   I'm making me some stuff they don't like,  had mashed tater patties last night, trying them baked today.  Not sure what else, wasn't much leftovers, got a freezer full of bagged leftovers, thinking creamed tuna aka tuna gravy on bread, one of my mom's quick lunch specials.
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #157 on: November 28, 2020, 01:51:57 PM »
Since we are fessing about Mess'n' /lunch ...Went to Da Catfish Place ( favorite haunt )

I got the combo , Catfish & shrimp  Lunch menu  under $10 and your a stuffed, and Fried Green Tomatoes ( they are to kill for ! )

My late friend ( Steve Johnson ) owned the place, now the Wife & grandkid run... still if you are ever in my neck O the woods

It is a must try...if you like Catfish ....
 
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #158 on: November 28, 2020, 03:44:02 PM »
and Fried Green Tomatoes ( they are to kill for ! )



I'd prefer they toss it out the window instead of having to kill them for trying to feed it to me.. ::)
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Re: It's November, what ever, who cares.
« Reply #159 on: November 28, 2020, 03:52:03 PM »
I've come to the conclusion you can bread and fry up just about anything and it'll get eaten.

(Perhaps out of pity . . . after all, they did go to all that trouble preparing it, - might as well be polite.)
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