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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy Thanksgiving, GN; hope you all have a lovely day!

Sven --

Hope your power stays on; unreal that CA has normalized “electrical outage forecasts”. (The funds pissed away on high speed rail could have replaced a lot of old electrical equipment and/or built more rain catch basins. Criminy.)

We’re headed up to MamaK’s for an early meal (noonish). Not looking forward to all the driving, but if we’re lucky, we won’t hit any grinding traffic in either direction.

BK Update: Doing pretty well, although we begged-off on making Squash of Teh Godz. But she’s got more energy every day, which is pretty damned heart-warming. 😉

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I’m sure there’s a perfectly rational explanation for this.

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Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
8 days ago

Coons! Two days in a row!

Happy Thanksgiving, GN. Glad, Fatwa, that Brenda is doing better today and that you guys are getting out.

Still have electricity being delivered and no fires so far, but strong steady winds and 60mph gusts. The weather people have been surprisingly accurate lately.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
8 days ago

Sure Happy It’s Thanksgiving, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Fatwa -- I’m glad that BK is doing better each day. That’s a blessing. I hope your drives today are minus major traffic.

Sven -- I hope SCE deigns to deliver electricity to you throughout the day.

In a few minutes I’ll make the dressing, then help with cleaning up the house.

dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
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dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
8 days ago

This has been a long week (so far) for me.

We got our papers Early on Monday. like in the morning, so that was great. but Tuesday, they were late and I was so tired getting through the night.

Then I had to go back to work the following night as the papers for Thursday night came a day early.

But I managed to get some sleep before that, and finished everything. Now I just have the Big Route to do (the car is all loaded up and ready to go) whenever I want. I’ll probably go early like at sunset or so.

We are going over to some friends for thanksgiving, so sometime after that, I’ll be doing the route.Then, I’m done for the weekend.

Last edited 8 days ago by dv8 -Ultra Maga Fascalistic Expy Alidocious
Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
8 days ago

Hi dv8 (and Harper!)!
That does sound like a long week. I hope the Big Route goes well and you are able to enjoy your weekend.

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
8 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving -- my best to you and Harper

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
8 days ago

Still have power, but forging ahead with the spatchcocked turkey in the small Weber BBQ.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
7 days ago

Good luck, Sven!

Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
7 days ago

Sheesh. That was fast -- 12.5 pounds, spatchcocked, small Weber, and two hours 10 minutes until it was done -- unless my thermometer is way off. Mrs Sven is behind schedule now on the side dishes and scrambling. Letting the bird rest.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
7 days ago

That sounds about right. A 12-14 pound bird should cook in about 2 hours 30 minutes when spatchcocked.

If you still have power, set your oven to 160 degrees and put the bird in it to hold at that temp. You can also wrap it in foil, place a towel in the bottom of an ice chest, put the bird in, then cover with another towel. It should keep the turkey in the safe food zone.

Last edited 7 days ago by Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
Sven-SemiFascist
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Sven-SemiFascist
7 days ago

THAT was the best turkey I’ve ever cooked. Thanks for pointing me in that direction, Paddy.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Fascista Ubriacone
7 days ago

You are most welcome. Glad it turned out well. Last year was the first year I spatchcocked a turkey and I cooked it in the oven. It was good. This year I cooked it on the gas grill, with a little smoke (with the idea to free up the oven for other things) and everyone agreed that it was the best ever. I think I’ve settled on a method for cooking turkeys from here on out.