Person ahead of me in line was picking this up.
It’s an ice cream cake. pic.twitter.com/vnN5pELBzt
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 26, 2020
So was it a boy or a girl https://t.co/aDEWpxiq4f
— Rachel McCartney (@RachelMComedy) November 25, 2020
Do you like chicken, but wish it was a little crappier? Try turkey!
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) November 26, 2020
Which is why ‘nobody actually likes turkey’ had to be carved out from the ‘controversial’ category…
your most controversial thanksgiving food opinion, go pic.twitter.com/MHbVReyrsd
— Robbie Couch (@robbie_couch) November 24, 2020
I’ve always thought that deep-fried turkey is better for 4th of July. Dinner + fireworks!
I’m having an interesting Thanksgiving. Went on the Keto diet a few weeks ago, and I can’t eat stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc.
But you know what I CAN eat? Deviled eggs. I’ve had 12.
“I don’t need no other words.”???
I like Turkey. Or I like Tryptophan (sp?). One or the other.
What about green vegetables like string beans and salads?
@germy: I have had a LOT of brussel sprouts. Green beans also mostly fine, though green bean casserole is mostly out.
Lesson learned—don’t pick a fireman to deep fry your Thanksgiving turkey.
That’s very good. Lots of subtle allusions.
Google – “how to safely fry a turkey”
(“Step 1 – Don’t.”)
Pumpkin pie isn’t pie, it’s a tart because it doesn’t have a lid.
@MisterForkbeard: the scene in Cool Hand Luke comes to mind.
It depends on the crust. Tart crust is traditionally sweeter, more like a cookie. One crust pies have regular crust (no sugar). Most pumpkin pie recipes are one crust pies. But lots of people do make pumpkin tarts.
I re-tweeted that as well.
One of the funniest twitter feeds out there is Leslie Jones.
She finally discovered historian Michael Beschloss’s library.???
I am obsessed with this room It is literally what I would want if I had a home library.
We like dark-meat turkey and cook thighs pretty often. Today I made sage butter-basted turkey thighs and legs roasted on top of chestnut-apple-sage dressing. Very yummy! (And no danger of burning our house down…)
‘Peel that orange up out the door.’????
@Spanky: “Get MAD at dem damn eggs!”
@MisterForkbeard: I made mashed cauliflower in lieu of potatoes today just to cut down on the starch content. I was the only one eating them though. Lol
What fun is that?
Check out Stephane at the French Cooking Academy for two good green bean recipes, one hot, one cold.
Cole, Tom, Cheryl, WaterGirl, and SO MANY others are in the Zoom. Please join.
Stephane at the French Cooking Academy has some lessons for you as well!
@MazeDancer: I hope some folks will show for the 10pm one. I can’t abandon the kiddo right now.
I have a friend who is literally building a second house for the sole purpose of storing his books@rikyrah:
@rikyrah: The library ladder. It’s all about the library ladder.
The best pumpkin pie (or tart) I’ve made had a gingersnap-crumb crust, so you may be on to something.
It also has a dash of garam masala spice, that’s now in my every-time recipe.
@HumboldtBlue: A good suggestion, thanks! I’ll have to read that more carefully.
It’s more than I have to avoid most of the traditional foods, though. I basically never eat mashed potatoes for example, so those w/ gravy is a real treat. As are good bread rolls.
But yeah, lunch today was turkey and brussels sprouts. I made deviled eggs for the mid-afternoon and this evening is going to be turkey, green beans, and some other things. I may make some bacon brussel sprouts, because why not.
@The Dangerman: turkey/chicken dark meat is good. Eating white meat makes me think of eating chalk for something spicier.
Duck is even better.
@Libbys Person: yes. exactly.
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@rikyrah: I saw this one earlier and now I want to watch a livestream of Leslie Jones watching the Nicolle Wallace show
Her tweets about Steve Kornacki during the election were hilarious.
Last year (in the before days with family here for Thanksgiving dinner) I made sweet potato pie because I forgot to buy pumpkin. That was a big hit and my family gobbled that up (unlike the pumpkin pie from every other year prior). No more pumpkin pie in this house. Sweet potato pie forever.
boiled/steamed or roasted then mashed?
roasting cauliflower, ( olive oil, salt, pepper, sometimes a light dusting of smoked paprika), makes it a completely different vegetable.
Another “one weird trick”. We have Saladmaster pots. 316 stainless steel. They don’t “react” with what you are cooking, and it’s most noticeable with cabbage. Any pure 316 stainless pot will do.
@MazeDancer: The part of my Twitter profile that says “closet Luddite”? Not actually a joke.
@catclub: Serious Eats has a recipe for Turkey Legs that is so good. We did that today, along with a turkey breast on stuffing. I let the breast brine overnight in buttermilk. It was moist and quite tasty
This is the recipe for the legs.. link
@rikyrah: I love this. Trump is gone…
@rikyrah: I showed that to my DIL earlier and she loved it.
I liked that ramp with Biden at the bottom.
I love turkey. I love white meat. We just had delicious turkey white meat (thanks, Ina!).
Controversial enough for you?
@MazeDancer: Don’t have the video/sound thingy. Luckily my computer is not portable so taking a dump while online would not be an option ;-)
@rikyrah: Private libraries? Beschloss is a piker. You should see the late Umberto Eco’s.
Oh, I enjoyed that down to my tippy toes!
@catclub: Goose, if you can afford it; and you get goose fat for cooking later.
You should still be able to buy a USB camera-mic rather cheap if you REALLY want to join the fun.
My bride is back from Asheville. 7 1/2 hour drive for a two hour visit. They had their food in packets and grilled them individually, ate at appropriate interval and had separate compost toilets. I was duly critical of the whole thing and helps my breath and stayed home by myself.
I love my village. I am a sad lonely old man but i say interesting things sometimes. My neighbor just brought me a plate. So now i have Thanksgiving. We have so many stories around here we could never tell them all. So i guess we can survive this. We can .
FUCK EVERYONE WHO RAGS ON TURKEY I LOVE TURKEY AND I CAN’T HAVE ANY THIS YEAR!
@MisterForkbeard: I’ve been on Keto since July. Lost 28 pounds so far. Today is a cheat day; I’ll eat what I want for one meal. I’m allowed one every so often.
I am so sick of riced califlower, though.
I get Freshly meals delivered, and they had a Thanksgiving roasted turkey dinner this week, which I ordered. But I cooked bacon in the oven this morning (I never have bacon, because I hate the airborne grease from frying food). It smelled so great that I had a BLT for dinner instead.
@Steeplejack: Her Game of Thrones commentary was epic, too.
Why can’t you?
@Richard: Yes, we’ll get through this. I bet there are great and surprising stories where you live. Recording them for younger generations would be a fun project.
Oh, God, right now I’m hooked on her tweets about some dog show. Hilarious!
Nice to see you (twice) today!
Mike S (Now with a Democratic Congressperson!)
@MisterForkbeard: I’ve been Keto for 2 years this week and am very happy. Although a good low-carb stuffing substitute would be appreciated!
Sorry for the family drama, but I, for one, am glad you didn’t go. You’re 70-ish, and, even if the possibility of your catching COVID is remote, there probably wouldn’t be a hospital bed for you in a month anyway. So why take any risk?
And it was probably better for Bohdi to be at home and not on the road.
Ooh, I’ll have to look those up.
@zhena gogolia: Reasons. Because of reasons.
Oh, they’re funny. I lied a few days ago when I said I’d never seen a nanosecond of GoT, because I saw her tweets about it.
@Steeplejack: Yea I probably didn’t need to give her a hard time but it’s done now.
J R in WV
Wife and I enjoyed our white meat, a 4 lb breast, gravy, cranberry relish with orange juice and a shot of Cointreau, mashed potatoes, and cornbread dressing, with French 75 cocktails while I cooked.
I buttered the breast with fresh thyme and rosemary. Roasted it for a hour and about 30 minutes. Juicy!
DIFFERENT-CHURCH-LADY…sorry you didn’t have any turkey. We have leftovers. Yes, I’m rubbing it in a little. Sorry.
@Mike S (Now with a Democratic Congressperson!): Right? I miss stuffing. Kamala posted a recipe for avery un-keto dressing the other day and I was just sad. :)
IIRC you use Comcast. See this earlier today?
BC in Illinois
@Scout211: Pumpkin pie is tolerable, if it is eaten with equal portions of pie and whipped cream. By weight.
Was gonna cool, neighbors gave me food. Ran 10K, 51F here in northern Vermont.
@BC in Illinois:
@BC in Illinois: Try my maternal grandfather’s recipe. Cut a hole in the middle of the pumpkin pie about the size of a golf hole. Pour Irish whiskey into said hole. When it is absorbed, then fill hole with whipped cream.
@BC in Illinois: I make pumpkin pie from scratch, starting with real pie pumpkins roasted in the oven, pureed, and using really rich eggnog instead of evaporated milk. It’s a far better tasting dessert when none of the ingredients come from cans.
@NotMax: Thanks for the tip on Hulu, I rejoined since I cancelled it almost a year ago.
Rear Window just starting now on TCM.
Windy and wicked cold (for us) and I’m not hanging out with the grill as per usual, but the turkey and smoke are commingling v. nicely and I’m getting a good feeling for this year’s effort.
Kid and friend went downtown to take pics at the capitol but it’s all fenced off, guess on accounta all the MAGA protests. Fuckers.
@satby: I love a good BLT sandwich. My favorite place Louis’ out at the SF beach made the best. Unfortunately the family that operated the restaurant closed permanently due to Covid. They didn’t want to put their patrons and employees at risk, also financially the family couldn’t keep it open.
I’ll be right over. Armagnac go with it okay?
@NeenerNeener: her Game of Thrones reaction videos especially the Loot Train one practically had me peeing my pants I laughed so much.
“we can hold them off” Nooe you can’t Rrrroowwrr!
I just realized we had Tom Levenson on live chat and we got no live action shots of Champ.
@trollhattan: you got it!
@satby: ooo eggnog. Have to try that in my Christmas pies. What a great idea. Made chocolate chess pie from scratch this time. Butter, half an half, sugar,flour, eggs , cocoa powder,vanilla. Absolutely no redeeming nutritional value but it makes me happy ? Mmmmm chocolate
I’m pursing my lips on your behalf. She put herself at risk, even if only slightly.
It was no fun for me not to go to Sighthound Hall, share good food and see the niece and nephew, but, goddamn, I can wait a few months. My brother just flew back from Las Vegas, and another friend that was going to be there just got back from a trip to Michigan where he was dicking around with some relative’s house being prepped for sale.
Okay, lips pursed again. ?
Happened prior to your showing up.
@JMG: ah and another variation I must try!
I saw it, but I’m on Cox. I’ve been thinking about cutting the cord, though.
@EmbraceYourInnerCrone: That sounds great too!
I hated pumpkin pies until I started making them from real roasted pumpkin and real cream, half and half, or my current favorite version eggnog. Sometimes I use maple sugar instead of regular sugar too. Or a pecan praline layer under the pumpkin layer.
And now you all know why I switched to making soap before I weighed as much as Jabba the Hut.
Right back at ya!
I tried a new pumpkin pie recipe this year that uses five spice powder instead of pumpkin pie spice. It was different and really good – not as sweet and more complex. We decided it was a keeper.
Sling’s Black Friday deal is that you get the second month free. Also a free Tivo Stream 4K dongle if you prepay the cost of two months regular charges when signing up.
Today my sisters and I went out to Sharp Park Beach in Pacifica, and took a nice walk out to Mori Point and back. Beautiful day at the beach.
Just got through with our dinner. My sisters and I had a smoked turkey breast, from Honey Baked Ham (so good), cranberry sauce, turkey dressing, and pear gorgonzola salad. To drink, we had a glass of the alcoholic eggnog from Costco.
It’s twlight now and a huge flock of geese flew by heading to their home for the evening.
There’s still one more Zoom thingy to go, right?
@Amir Khalid: Yes
Thanks for the information. I haven’t done much planning yet, but I have this nagging feeling that if I cut back to just Internet from Cox, no TV, I could subscribe to every streaming service I’ve ever heard of and still come out ahead.
WaterGirl must be exhausted!
@Josie: ooooo! sounds very intriguing. I love experimenting.
Yes, at 10:00 Eastern
Deleted. My question was already answered.
It would be about an hour and a half from now.
@Amir Khalid: Here: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com Says it’s 11 am your time.
This was my favorite Thanksgiving video on Twitter so far. Great effects, plus doggo ;)
@rikyrah: That’s great.
@rikyrah: OMG! HAHAHAHA!
I’ve never heard something called “fuckin’ sophisticated” before.
Just Some Fuckhead
My daughter showed up this evening – despite the fact we weren’t doing a Thanksgiving thing because they have their own bubble – and let us know she’s pregnant with twins. We’re over the moon. No grandkids yet and we’re slated for two now.
@Just Some Fuckhead: Congratulations! Next year will be a far better year.
@Just Some Fuckhead: Congratulations and long time no see!
Ben Cisco (onboard the Defiant)
@Just Some Fuckhead: Congratulations to you and welcome back!
@Just Some Fuckhead:
Congratulations! ? Aw, two more little fuckheads in the world. ??
Would love to join the 10, but unpossible. Partner and I have a date S12 E1 of Midsomer Murders. Going to be sad when Nettles leaves the show. Dying to see what y’all look like. Happy Thanksgiving! xx
@Just Some Fuckhead:
Congratulations! And really happy to see you here! Twins, wow!
@Josie: that sounds good! I will have to try that…
Both pumpkin and pecan pie taste terrible.
Major Major Major Major
My most controversial thanksgiving opinion is that I like turkey
I miss my friend who used to throw the best “thanksgiving for strays” up in west Marin. Don’t smoke, kids.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
it was just the two of us this year. I smoked a small turkey for about 9 1/2 hours, potatoes, green beans, a cranberry-bourbon sauce, gravy. For dessert, we did a gingerbread cake.
Oh, and bourbon, weed cookies, cigars and a nice Sauvignon Blanc…..
@Steeplejack: Just saw your comment from the last thread, yes, absolutely rolling in dough! Hey it was fun, it was a $5 win but then I got the 10x multiplier. Remind me where you are? somewhere in New England?
And thanks to all for the mouse problem ideas and solutions. No moose locally but definitely porcupines, I had a dog years ago who was exceptionally good at finding them.
Not fair! You had a car, and it’s a turkey!
@Just Some Fuckhead: Wow! Congratulations. x2
@westyny: These have gone over so well that I suspect we will have more of them.
See.. I completely understand that ?
Makes sense to me ☺️
It really is ??
I believe it! But for those of us too lazy to not use canned ingredients, here’s my secret, such as it is, for a good pumpkin pie: graham cracker crust and double down on the spices.
I also only use maybe 3/4 of the can of evaporated milk; makes for a more solid pie. (If you take milk/cream in your coffee, you can use the rest of what’s in the can in your coffee.) Other than those changes, just follow the Libby’s recipe.
@satby: sounds good. Totally agree about fresh ingredients. I was eyeballing an “eggnog pie with pecan crust” from an old Victoria magazine, the filling is basically a Bavarian cream, (gelatin, egg yolk custard with whipped cream) with brandy and rum. However the neighborhood Christmas dinner has been cancelled. My standard garb of leggings is getting *ummm* uncomfortable so I dare not make this just for myself.
@WaterGirl: I vote for that. ?
Your vote has been counted and will be certified by the time my head hits the pillow later tonight.
P.S, Were you able to go to any of them today? I don’t think I noticed your name, sorry if I missed you!
Gin & Tonic
Our Thanksgiving will be tomorrow, because in this day and age, what’s a calendar anyway? But largely because today it rained all day, and tomorrow will be nice and unseasonably warm and we can sit outside and eat because my son-in-law was an idiot last week and had lunch with an old friend who called him the next day to say he was COVID-positive. So he wears a mask unless he’s actually putting food in his mouth and he doesn’t enter the house.
Worse, my daughter told him “don’t meet up with anyone when you go to the city” and he did this anyway. Tension level is pretty high.
Gin & Tonic
@Just Some Fuckhead: Grandkids are the best, and you get two at once – lucky you! And good to see you around these parts again.
Major Major Major Major
@Just Some Fuckhead: oh wow, congrats! Two more fuckheads!
This is just brilliant.
@Just Some Fuckhead:
@MisterForkbeard: I’ve threatened to lock myself away for whole weekends eating deviled eggs. I would, however, post a sign in the front door: Stay back! Deviled egg weekend in progress.
Obvious Russian Troll
I hate mashed potatoes. I generally eat low carbish, but I will make an exception for things I like (except stuffing, which has [sigh] gluten). But fuck mashed potatoes.
I’m in Canada, tough. My parents are gone and I obviously can’t visit the in-laws in the US this year. The only way I realized it was Thanksgiving was when the Lions lost again.
@Kattails: lol’ing bc I decided to make pie for Thanksgiving dessert this year, & decided I had to make two, one to test out the recipe & the other to “bring” to our dinner care package exchange. It’s a lot of pie for one person; I’ve even eaten pie for breakfast this past week bc of it.
Snarki, child of Loki
I want to know if that “turkey” ice cream cake had chocolate in the thighs, vanilla in the breast, and blobs of strawberry in the joints.
It’s about artistic integrity, y’know.
Major Major Major Major
TS (the original)
@Just Some Fuckhead:
A wonderful reward for raising children. Grandchildren are the most perfect gift you will ever receive. Congrats to all the family.
@Just Some Fuckhead:
@Obvious Russian Troll:
good mashed potatoes have 3 different types of potatoes.
firm, ( reds or white boilers) for texture,
Fluffy, ( russets etc)
then lots of butter, or cream and garlic,
And then, they are still just a gravy delivery device.
said every black person forever.