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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-11-23 07:28
Subject: [food|photos] Thanksgiving Dinner at Nuevo Rancho Lake
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Tom turkey on his way into the oven, bacon makes him self-basting

Tom turkey on his way out of the oven, the bacon was yummy

[info]the_child is Henry VII, she is, she is

Us at our table, except for Jersey Girl in Portland, who is wielding the camera — from left to right, me, [info]the_child, [info]tillyjane (a/k/a my mom), and Lisa Costello.

Me, modeling a most delightful hat somewhere in the course of the day

The menu was roasted brined turkey (unstuffed, with bacon strips, on a veggie rack), sweet potatoes, garlic mashed potatoes, celery casserole, fresh made whole cranberry sauce, jellied cranberry sauce (in the can like we all ate as children), stuffing, gravy and knot rolls [ recipe ], with apple pie for dessert. Everything was fresh or scratch made except the canned cranberry sauce, and everyone contributed to the cooking, serving and cleaning up. A small, yummy feast.

Which we're doing again tomorrow with a rather larger group of friends and family because my dad and (step)mom are back in town, except that Team E— be providing smoked pork butt in lieu of roasted turkey. Also discussed were plans for a Peking duck feast (also all home made) in early 2013.

Photos © 2012 Joseph E. Lake, Jr., B. Lake and N. Schaadt.

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mlerules: beach
User: mlerules
Date: 2012-11-23 15:52 (UTC)
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Looks & sounds great! *waves to all & sundry*
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Jay Lake: food-ribs
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-23 18:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's as easy as it looks. And worth trying some time. (Assuming, of course, you like bacon in the first place.)

The weird part, to me, is that after 3 or 4 hours in the oven, the bacon is still edible...
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Jay Lake: food-turkey_wtih_bacon
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-23 19:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It also cuts down on the hassle of the basting. :) That's literally a no-baste preparation. On the other hand, as you said, if you like playing with the turkey baster, I assume that doesn't feel like a hassle to you.
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Jay Lake: funny-buddahomer
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-11-23 22:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
:: laughing ::
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User: fledgist
Date: 2012-11-23 23:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It looks like a delightful meal!
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