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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;4114877;

    CCL, most people do have Friday off unless they work retail and then today is their worst work day of the year.
    I work in a federal government consulting firm, so we get all federal holidays, which meant that I did have to work today (black friday) because though Thanksgiving is a holiday, friday is not. Most people take it off or work from home, but I went in to the office and it was kind of nice to not have anyone else there.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;4115050;
    I freeze a lot of mine too. I leave it in big enough chunks so I can cube, slice or whatever. Am I the only one who actually loves the traditional Thanksgiving deal? Of course all I supplied was
    1)the turkey
    2)pecan pies

    There are no bad cooks in my family, so we divide the work. These two things are always my department . The turkey was 28.5 lb this year, and we had 2 great big hams too. We had about 20 adult/teenagers and several under 6, and everyone ate all they wanted and went home with plenty as well.
    Wow!! That's one big ol' turkey!! I've never seen one so big. When I have a lot of people, I ususally have to get 2 turkeys. Your Super-Turkey would have been wonderful to have.
    Glad everyone here had a great Thanksgiving. When I'm busy for days, cooking everything I always remind myself of the great leftovers, which to me is even better than the dinner itself and that's from a person who rarely eats leftovers.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by WrigleyDogA2;4115250;
    I work in a federal government consulting firm, so we get all federal holidays, which meant that I did have to work today (black friday) because though Thanksgiving is a holiday, friday is not. Most people take it off or work from home, but I went in to the office and it was kind of nice to not have anyone else there.
    The financial markets are also open from 9:30-1 (instead of 4). I never minded having to work that day, because it was quiet.

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    Why do they call people heroes who, inadvertantly, find themselves in a crappy situation and either die (or don't)? I've been trying to make sense of this use of the word. That doesn't seem like a hero to me. I always thought a hero was a person who, when faced with a rotten situation, does what other people don't, deciding to do something to make said situation better, with little regard for themselves. Maybe I am the one that's confused.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;4116081;
    Why do they call people heroes who, inadvertantly, find themselves in a crappy situation and either die (or don't)? I've been trying to make sense of this use of the word. That doesn't seem like a hero to me. I always thought a hero was a person who, when faced with a rotten situation, does what other people don't, deciding to do something to make said situation better, with little regard for themselves. Maybe I am the one that's confused.
    I don't think YOU are confused. I think the same way. A hero is someone who risks life/limb to save someone or something, while others watch.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay;4116081;
    Why do they call people heroes who, inadvertantly, find themselves in a crappy situation and either die (or don't)? I've been trying to make sense of this use of the word. That doesn't seem like a hero to me. I always thought a hero was a person who, when faced with a rotten situation, does what other people don't, deciding to do something to make said situation better, with little regard for themselves. Maybe I am the one that's confused.
    Nope -- I'm opposed to that use of the word "hero" myself as well. It cheapens the meaning for real heroes.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Dragon Lady, it's my personal tradition to get the BIGGEST TURKEY IN THE WORLD every year The biggest I ever got was 29 point something. Usually I have to check around a bit, but it's usually Publix or Kroger in a neighborhood more upscale than mine.. For one that big, it'a actually best to get the cheapest frozen one because--fancy chefs sit down--pre brined. That's why it will say (contains x% of a salt solution) Anyway, I like taking a lot home to freeze, plus i'll admit it- without that big old ostrich sitting on a platter, it's just not like Thanksgiving to me. I think it's due to the popularity (and big profit from sales of) turkey fryers, but the last few years there seem to be just too many turkeys that could be mistaken for great big chickens. I do NOT want them!
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    The two turkeys I cooked this year were more like big old hens. I fried one and smoked one. They were more than plenty for us. When I used to have a big crowd over I would get the biggest one possible. I am thinking of deep frying hens at Christmas since my family isn't that crazy about turkey.

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    Our leftover chicken went a lot faster than leftover turkey would have.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by queenb;4116167;
    Dragon Lady, it's my personal tradition to get the BIGGEST TURKEY IN THE WORLD every year The biggest I ever got was 29 point something. Usually I have to check around a bit, but it's usually Publix or Kroger in a neighborhood more upscale than mine.. For one that big, it'a actually best to get the cheapest frozen one because--fancy chefs sit down--pre brined. That's why it will say (contains x% of a salt solution) Anyway, I like taking a lot home to freeze, plus i'll admit it- without that big old ostrich sitting on a platter, it's just not like Thanksgiving to me. I think it's due to the popularity (and big profit from sales of) turkey fryers, but the last few years there seem to be just too many turkeys that could be mistaken for great big chickens. I do NOT want them!
    We used to have Thanksgiving with a very dear friend and his family. He ALWAYS got huge turkeys. The biggest one was over 33 pounds!!! We set the oven on fire that year. The juices and fat spilled over out of the roasting pan. But no damage to the turkey.
    We put their 30 pound baby in one roasting pan and the turkey in another and took their picture together. It was really funny.

    Publix can order you large turkey's. That is what he did.
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