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    Quote Originally Posted by CockyLifer View Post
    What types of wine go good with a regular baked butterball turkey?







    When we cooked a lot of food at the house it seems that the younger women like the sweeter tasting wines and the more mature ladies like Merlot. I am not a certified wine expert, just what I happen to see when we have a big get together and just watching the ladies.


    After I eat my meal, I will get into either a cold beer or some bourbon if I am watching a lot of football. I could also be sitting in my recliner - moaning like a little fat hog after stuffing myself with all the good food we will have!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina_corpsman View Post
    Every year we have to eat with my wife's family, what they do is dry ass turkey lol.
    You should surprise them with a back up bird ...

    Cajun Butter Injected and Deep Fried.

    I've never had one that was dry, always a good, moist turkey.
    I'm no expert, just an "Ordinary Joe".

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeCock View Post
    You should surprise them with a back up bird ...



    Cajun Butter Injected and Deep Fried.



    I've never had one that was dry, always a good, moist turkey.


    Yep. Dried oven turkey was it for years for us as well. A few years ago we got a free turkey and I just thought - Iím going to fry this and have it as a back - up turkey.

    Everyone loved the fried turkey so much I have been doing it ever since.

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    I will inject and smoke some turkey breast on the BGE.
    Dad will fry a whole turkey
    Honey Ham
    Squash casserole
    stuffing
    sweet potatoes
    stuffed celery
    deviled eggs
    mac and cheese
    green beans
    Ambrosia
    homemade cheese biscuits
    homemade apple and lemon meringue pies


    We have a big crowd, but there will be lots of leftovers.

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    This will by 4th year frying a turkey in our butterball XL indoor fryer. I've got an amazing popeyes cajun turkey recipe that I use.

    All the sides you can imagine.

    On top of that, was able to buy a whole jamon serrano (spanish ham) that we'll be snacking on the whole time with olives and cheese.

    Plenty of wine and booze flowing for all as well.

    Damn, I love this time of year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreammachine View Post
    When we cooked a lot of food at the house it seems that the younger women like the sweeter tasting wines and the more mature ladies like Merlot. I am not a certified wine expert, just what I happen to see when we have a big get together and just watching the ladies.


    After I eat my meal, I will get into either a cold beer or some bourbon if I am watching a lot of football. I could also be sitting in my recliner - moaning like a little fat hog after stuffing myself with all the good food we will have!!
    Thanks for the tips I'm a beer and whiskey guy myself but you are exactly right want to have a good few options for the ladies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur's Addiction View Post
    Yep. Dried oven turkey was it for years for us as well. A few years ago we got a free turkey and I just thought - Iím going to fry this and have it as a back - up turkey.

    Everyone loved the fried turkey so much I have been doing it ever since.
    Well honestly everyone has said that the butterballs we cook are good and they don't ever seem dry to me I pull it out about 45 minutes to meal time and cut it about 5-10 minutes before and it has always seemed moist to me also. Do you think the guests are just being nice by complimenting or they are actually enjoying the bird yes it is in the oven though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CockyLifer View Post
    Well honestly everyone has said that the butterballs we cook are good and they don't ever seem dry to me I pull it out about 45 minutes to meal time and cut it about 5-10 minutes before and it has always seemed moist to me also. Do you think the guests are just being nice by complimenting or they are actually enjoying the bird yes it is in the oven though.

    Iím not saying you canít make moist turkey in the oven. I do think itís a lot easier to dry it out in the oven though.

    I think letting it rest prior to slicing is key. As well as actually checking it with a meat thermometer for doneness (donít use those pop up thermometers). I think people tend to leave it in the oven too long to make sure itís not undercooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by longhaul View Post
    I will inject and smoke some turkey breast on the BGE.
    Dad will fry a whole turkey
    Honey Ham
    Squash casserole
    stuffing
    sweet potatoes
    stuffed celery
    deviled eggs
    mac and cheese
    green beans
    Ambrosia
    homemade cheese biscuits
    homemade apple and lemon meringue pies


    We have a big crowd, but there will be lots of leftovers.
    Solid spread

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    Quote Originally Posted by USCGrad2003 View Post
    This will by 4th year frying a turkey in our butterball XL indoor fryer. I've got an amazing popeyes cajun turkey recipe that I use.
    You know the rules...if you mention a recipe you have to share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur's Addiction View Post
    Iím not saying you canít make moist turkey in the oven. I do think itís a lot easier to dry it out in the oven though.

    I think letting it rest prior to slicing is key. As well as actually checking it with a meat thermometer for doneness (donít use those pop up thermometers). I think people tend to leave it in the oven too long to make sure itís not undercooked.
    Didnít do a whole turkey today, but what weíve done in the past when oven cooking a turkey is either spatchcocking it or cutting it into pieces. Cooks more evenly and doesnít dry out

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    Chili and eggnog:)

    About dry turkey, that is what the f gravy is for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spur's Addiction View Post
    Iím not saying you canít make moist turkey in the oven. I do think itís a lot easier to dry it out in the oven though.

    I think letting it rest prior to slicing is key. As well as actually checking it with a meat thermometer for doneness (donít use those pop up thermometers). I think people tend to leave it in the oven too long to make sure itís not undercooked.

    We're good it was all moist!
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    OORAH!!!!!!!

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    My wife went lite this year - fewer of us.


    Whole Turkey baked & moist
    Squash casserole
    Dressing so moist & good could eat nothing else
    Giblet Gravy
    sweet potato casserole better than dessert
    mac and cheese extra sharp cheddar
    green beans
    homemade pumpkin pie
    Pecan Pie for me store bought


    OORAH!!!!!!!

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    Out of commission this year with a bronchial infection...I didn't want to risk infecting anyone else, so stayed home, and sent the wife. Ended up thawing some brunswick stew we had made previously. No worries this year with overeating.

    The good news is that I've got a lot of leftovers to indulge in tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CockyLifer View Post
    We're good it was all moist!
    My wife cooked our 22lb Butterball to perfection in the oven.

    Green Beans
    Southern style Mac & Cheese
    Cornbread dressing
    Carmelized carrots
    Mashed taters
    Whole berry cranberry sauce

    Caramel Apple Pie
    pumpkin pie
    pecan pie

    All made from scratch, except the cranberries and green beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolina_corpsman View Post
    Every year we have to eat with my wife's family, what they do is dry ass turkey lol.
    We always used to go over to my momís side of the family for a huge extended family bonanza. The food was always meh. A few years ago we stopped going and my wife started cooking for my dad, her parents, and some friends. My wife loves cooking and baking. We stopped dragging the kids around the state to eat meh food, and now enjoy Thanksgiving at home.

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    My Step-Son did the "honey-baked ham & smoke turnkey thing" and it was OK at best.


    My wife and me brought Southern Dressing, Collard Greens, Southern Fried Squash - Giblet Gravy - and they all there would "knock your socks off great"!!!


    I got my daughter and two grown granddaughters coming in on Saturday and I am making two smoke turkey breasts that will be so tender and juicy that you will "slap your pappy" and homemade Southern Dressing/Giblet Gravy - Southern Fried Squash - Double baked cheese potatoes - that will make you kick your grandma in the butt - cause they taste so good!!!! Peanut butter pie, Pumpkin Pie, and a Pecan Pie. One of my granddaughters wants to bring over some ham and dinner rolls.


    My smoked turnkey breast will make you want to "slap them people that sell hone baked hams and smoked turkeys" as mine are twice as juicy and taste so much better.


    Heck, I could be one of the those "cantering clowns" that go out on the weekend and work their buts off for nothing, but I ain't that lonely yet!!!


    Happy Thanksgiving To All South Carolina People In Our State!!!



    So, all in all - it should be a great meal on Saturday.

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