Originally Posted by Idgit
I don't live near family, we don't like to travel on Thanksgiving, my wife is a horrible cook (yeah, I said it), and I'm obviously a massive Cowboys fan. Oh, and I don't like roast turkey all that much, anyway. That all adds up to me not wanting to prepare a big Thanksgiving meal during a Cowboy game, so--if we're not deep frying the bird--we usually bring in the meals.
We love it. The one significant drawback is that the stuffing is not nearly as good, and it's one thing that varies a lot between grocers. But the bird is nice and juicy. You still have to warm it for an hour or so, so you get the nice smell during the first half, and the other accoutrements all keep well.
[View Full Quote]I normally make a point of getting or making another great pie the night before, because we all know that the packaged pumpkin pies are all the same. Maybe I make a side dish or two if I want to feel like I did something for my family on Thanksgiving, but that's about it. It frees up the day for watching football, as it should be, and you feel just as stuffed and uncomfortable when you're done.
Yeah..i dont think anyone actually just loves turkey. I'd honestly rather have some really nice steaks or lamb shoulder or something, but that goes over like a turd in a punchbowl with my family if mentioned.
So i do my best with the 92 cent turkey from Kroger that was probably killed 6 months ago.
Get him going, play Madden with my boys, watch the Lions lose, and hope its ready to eat by halftime of the Cowboys.