Discussion in 'Members Zone' started by Sarge, Aug 14, 2009.
Just the wife and I, making good food and being thankful for each other.
That'll work Corso. That'll do!
Morning Pops, morning Jobs. Morning Fellas and good morning to all of those who stop in and visit the thread today!
End of the week and looking forward to it. So what is everybody got lined up for this weekend? I think we gotta go and pick up some Groceries later today. Hopefully, that's not the highlight of the weekend!
Leon, dbrp, Xelda, zrin, Trouty, ksk, RGV, Coach, RWB, Ranching, SW, John, Jan, Corso and Colo, please enjoy your weekend my friends! Be safe, be happy!
Everybody, go out and enjoy your time off, have fun, maybe take a second or two to just stop and reflect on the good things in life. Even if it doesn't seem like you have a lot of those going on right now, think about the good things because they will come back around.
Beautiful... We're doing the same.
Next week Friday, we do the Engel family thanksgiving. I'll get the fire going for some good coals, and we BBQ the turkey. My son also fries one. Tastes much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Never was a turkey fan until I started frying them in 1985 in Baton Rouge. Back then, they didn't have turkey fryer pots and I had to use my 80qt crawfish pot. Turkeys looked like Cornish hens bobbing around in that pot. It was a first for most of us and I had 3 friends bring turkeys as well to share the cost of the oil and give us a reason to drink Bloody Mary's and beer in the morning. They were new to Louisiana and actually thought we needed a reason to do that.
Funniest thing happened when my wife brought out a tray of Mary's and we had the first bird in making a huge mess with the oil sloshing out. She handed me the tray, walked over and looked in and said "good job guys, how are you getting the turkeys out"? You've never seen more dumb looking adult males as we looked at each other. One of the the "I am King of the DIY's" types came up with a pretty good idea so we were able to rescue the birds.
I got the recipe from one of my Cajun sales guys who got it from his father. The recipe was at least 30 years old in 1985 and I wondered just how long they'd been doing this at hunting camps since they had access to propane but not electricity. It was actually the CBS pregame show at that time that drew attention to frying turkeys and created the interest level. Man, you rub that bird, after injecting it, with Tony Cacheres and that skin is a top 3 thing I've ever tasted.
I do miss frying turkeys and did that for 25 years as a Thanksgiving tradition and turned on a lot of people to that but the best part was the fried turkey and andouille gumbo, with or without oysters, that was a tradition on Saturday night and after making the stock out of a couple of turkey carcasses all day Friday. That with a Nawlins' Soaked Salad and French bread was about as good as I've ever made.
Great memories, Coach.
My first deep fried turkey experience was during the late nineties. My two brothers and their wives gathered at our parents home in the Hill Country for Thanksgiving.
At one point, my dad, two bothers and I were standing around the fryer drinking our adult beverages. One sister-in-law took a photo of us and, for Christmas, sent each of us a framed photo entitled "Kings of the Hill". With our plaid shirts and Cowboy hats (ok, one brother wore a Spurs hat), we looked just like Hank and his buddies from the primetime TV series.
Still one of my favorite photos of me, my dad and brothers
Lol. Bourbon Balls?! I'm not touching that one.
I posted this in a few threads wanted to share.
IF COWBOYS ZONE HAD SOUND
My mom has 24 chickens and I know how awful their coop/shed smells. I can't even imagine the awful smell around that building.
Colonel Sanders of the Middle East.
Morning, Pops and peeps. There were some good, competitive games this week including ours and K.C. Looking at the remaining schedule, the Cowboys have the easiest one of the NFCE. I'm torn. I like to see the Cowboys win, but a high draft pick would be nice too. IIRC, even the worst playoff team will pick no higher than the low twenties. I'm not sure what to root for here. I don't like tanking, but we need to add some top defensive players.
You're not touching WHAT?
Morning Pops, morning Jobs. Good Morning Fellas and good morning to all who stop in to visit this Monday, before TG.
So, how did the weekend go everybody? I managed to break my glasses so figured I would head over to the Dr. to get a copy of my latest prescription. Spoke on the phone and they said they would email it over but that never happened so I stopped over on Sat. Of course, nobody there. So went home, turned the house upside down but finally found the paper script that I got in Jan. of this year. So now, I am armed with the script and will see if I can get in someplace today. I have prescribed Sunglasses but getting tired of walking around the house with them on. Sun goes down and it kinda sucks!
Cowboys won this weekend. That's always a good thing. I mean, I don't think they can do much this year, even if they manage to get into the playoffs, which is even funny to suggest with the record, but as crappy as the East is, it's possible. They can get in but I don't see them making much noise. Either way, good to see the team on the positive side of things.
Leon, dbrp, Xelda, zrin, Trouty, ksk, RGV, Coach, RWB, Ranching, SW, John, Jan, Corso and Colo, I hope you are all off to a good start this Monday. Just a few more days till Turkey Day! Those of you who suffer from the propensity of putting things off, go ahead and get an early start on the fryer, that is if you fry your Turkey. Go ahead and start thinking about what kind of inject you want to use, etc. If there is a favorite desert, go get the stuff. If you like a favorite stuffing, lets make sure we have the stuff! Start planning for things so that you can just sit back and relax and watch the game!
Everybody, have a great start to the week, get in, get out and finish up so as to get home and get to Thursday!
This part, this is a piece from a letter, from a Soldier stationed in Afghanistan. I post this so that we may all understand, perhaps a bit better, what it is we celebrate and why. This is it people. This is why we fight, why we work and why we sacrifice, each in our own way.
I hope all of you can take the time and reflect upon the things that you are grateful for in your lives….from the major things—Our God, our country, your health, your loved ones, your special talents—to the subtle-but-still-important things like your favorite books, friends, fellowship, the beautiful sunsets that you can enjoy for free, chocolate candy, ice cream, pies and cookies!!
I hope that all of you enjoy a warm and love-filled holiday of Thanksgiving this year—and may our loving Heavenly Father fill all of you with His love, His blessings, and His grace.
I GIVE THANKS…….
If anyone needs a job, get ur bum down here n rake some leaves for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good morning Pops and welcome one and all to your Wonderful Wednesday which is now Friday. A week with two Fridays is special indeed.
This day of the year always takes me back to when we'd get together with some of our high school and college friends on that Wednesday night. Many had moved away but returned home for Thanksgiving and it was a great time to catch up. The other memory is of my Mom-in-law's chili she'd make for our homecoming on that Wednesday but not complete without Fritos and Dr. Pepper.
This is going to be a strange Thanksgiving for many people but I've had so many strange ones that this is just par for the course.
I hope you all have a thankful Thanksgiving for we have many things to be thankful for and it's in troubling times as we are experiencing now that should bring that to the foreground.
I am thankful that this thread exists and is maintained by such fine people. I am thankful that I care about and am cared about by people I've never met which really is very special when you think about it. Living alone has it's ups and downs but this thread feels like home where I feel safe and I am so thankful for the Popsadoodles and from what I know about Pops, he'd be proud that his thread of remembrance brought people together.
Not raking them but give me an hour to pop a Bendryl and I will come roll, jump and play in them.
Morning, Pops and everyone! Have a great smiley face day.