Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey, remember me? I used to blog sometimes? Well, I'm planning on starting up again, although not with any kind of schedule. And today seemed like a perfect time to begin again. Heh.

I figured I could share this picture of a twenty five fricking pound turkey. Seriously, twenty five pounds. She put out three, count 'em, three cups of fat. I took a cup or so home, I think I'm going to make tamales with it.

She was a gift to my brother. A friend of his had acquired them and intended to raise them as pets, I believe. But since they were bred for meat they have a very... set lifespan. It reached the point where they were so top heavy they couldn't really walk anymore. Fortunately, that was just in time for Thanksgiving! So that's what he made, took almost six hours in the oven. Best. Turkey. Ever.

Here is the rest of the spread, good times.Oh and this white wine? Fantastic. I don't have my usually snooty "tastes like X" spiel (since it's not the only wine I drank today, heh) but I highly recommend it.

I also realize the old blog is looking a little rough around the edges these days. I'm planning on a major overhaul soon, once my girlfriend has time to advise me on colors. Heh.

17 comments:

vanillasugar said...

bob! happy thanksgiving. good to see you partially back dude ^5

Anncoo said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Welcome back :)

Fresh Local and Best said...

This looks like a great Thanksgiving meal. Happy Thanksgiving!

The Duo Dishes said...

Viognier is actually a perfect wine. Great choice. Looking forward to your turkey fat tamales. :)

Fallon said...

What a turkey!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeannie said...

That is one big fat turkey alright! Looks like you've had a great Thanksgiving!

Yesica N. Cook said...

Welcome back Bob! We missed you! Pretty please, may we have some Sunday cats?

Karen said...

Looks like a table full of great food!

Sally Ann Baker said...

Never have a personal relationship with anything you are planning eat.
My brother's family refused to eat Jose one year. It is now a family joke.

Angie's Recipes said...

wow...Bob, happy Thanksgiving! Nice to see you back for the holiday! The roasted bird looks divine.

Donna-FFW said...

Nice to see u back around!

Danielle said...

Welcome back ole pal....better stop by BakeSpace and say hello to us over there as well :)

Great spread....25 lbs...holy moly!!! everything looks incredible :)

Chris said...

That is one serious bird! 25lbs? HUGE! It would be a tight fit in my smoker.

Glad to see you back.

kaje said...

And that was the smallest of her 4 turkeys. The other hen was almost 30lbs, and the smaller tom was 45! They haven't weighed the larger tom - he is frozen away for a later date, but my guess is >50lbs!

Glad you enjoyed dinner, thanks for your help. :)

Hungry Dog said...

Hey nice to see you back. Happy belated Thanksgiving! That is a ginormous turkey.

Hungry Dog said...

Hey nice to see you back. Happy belated Thanksgiving! That is a ginormous turkey.

Lucy said...

Welcome back to blogging :) That is a mighty turkey, I'm wishing I celebrated Thanksgiving now!

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