Happy Thanksgivin' all you all

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Cranberry sauce made, squash has been smashed in the road to break it up. I decided to peel it this time. A single buttercup has filled the dutch oven to overflowing, with a generous sized bowl left over. Skins set aside to cook up for chickens. They're now enjoying the guts, a bunch of seeds saved out for next year. Next up: pies. Pumpkin and bumbleberry. Plan to cook pizza for supper.
 

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I suggested to DH that maybe I should raise a couple turkeys for us and family. He nixed that idea. Maybe sometime in the future, after I get the Meat-Bird tractor system working I will broach the subject again.
Honestly, I would rather raise turkeys than chickens, they are a lot easier. Besides the basics, they need a run with both shade and sun. Some days the like to sun bathe but on days that I think they would like to sun bathe, they hang out in the shade. They prefer sleeping under the stars. Unless they are in lay then they then hens are sitting on eggs under cover. Mine keep their distance from me and are not in the least agreesive, even while sitting on eggs.
 
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I didn't "shop" for Thanksgiving...everything is here. Not even cooking, as it turns out. Will probably have a MW baked sweet potato later, maybe. I have a small pan of eggplant parm calling to me. Never even took turkey from freezer.

Saw an interesting recipe for Butternut & goat cheese....seasoned with rosemary, salt/pepper, little milk to thin if needed. So the butternut was cook and mashed, add cheese, seasoning and whip. Not a huge rosemary fan but, obviously that would be changed out if wanted. I grow the squash and make the cheese. Winner with the uses. Will try.


CL -- I'm waiting to see a pic of that turkey all roasted up.....may only get to see a carcass. :lol:
 

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Can't imagine the goat cheese in the squash. Now... I'd prep the squash, then sprinkle with goat cheese, cranberries, and glazed nuts. Oooh-La-La. I had cranberry sauce on top of my english muffin this morning. Tried a new recipe with orange, cinnamon, ginger, cloves. Light on the sugar. I'll be making a batch of that just to use as a jam substitute. Absolutely yummy!

A quick google search tells me that cranberry sauce can be HWB processed. So... if they are still available after today. Time to put that canning kettle back in business.
 
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I must admit I missed a big part of thanksgiving. 2 plates full, a glass of blueberry and cranberry wine, 3 pieces of cherry pie. Macy's parade on TV and I fell asleep in the lazy boy. I woke up when my granddaughter was trying to tickle me. Because my wife was ready to go home. My wife made a pot of coffee first then ng when she walked in the door, I might need to take it intravenously. Eating off of Mr Thanksgiving, made me plum tired.

Mr Thanksgiving turned out delicious. My brother in-law came in from up north with his wife. She doesn't like turkey but she liked the burbon red turkey. She even asked for leftovers to take home but my daughter already asked me if she could take the leftover carcase home for soup. I think my daughter gave her some though.
 
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How big was the turkey? I know they don't get as big as the Broad Breasted, but not sure how much.
 
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