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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #150 on: November 09, 2011, 10:01:52 am »
I See Nothing - Sgt Schultz


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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #151 on: November 09, 2011, 10:03:16 am »
What were you doing on the treadmill Jim? Using it was a step stool to change a light bulb perhaps?

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses.

Hit it.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #152 on: November 09, 2011, 10:14:42 am »
I will be using the Alton Brown recipe to brine my turkey again this year:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/good-eats-roast-turkey-recipe/index.html

For the brine:
•   1 cup kosher salt
•   1/2 cup light brown sugar
•   1 gallon vegetable stock
•   1 tablespoon black peppercorns
•   1 1/2 teaspoons allspice berries
•   1 1/2 teaspoons chopped candied ginger
•   1 gallon heavily iced water
For the aromatics:
•   1 red apple, sliced
•   1/2 onion, sliced
•   1 cinnamon stick
•   1 cup water
•   4 sprigs rosemary
•   6 leaves sage
•   Canola oil
Directions
Click here to see how it's done.
2 to 3 days before roasting:
Begin thawing the turkey in the refrigerator or in a cooler kept at 38 degrees F.
Combine the vegetable stock, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns, allspice berries, and candied ginger in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally to dissolve solids and bring to a boil. Then remove the brine from the heat, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate.
Early on the day or the night before you'd like to eat:
Combine the brine, water and ice in the 5-gallon bucket. Place the thawed turkey (with innards removed) breast side down in brine. If necessary, weigh down the bird to ensure it is fully immersed, cover, and refrigerate or set in cool area for 8 to 16 hours, turning the bird once half way through brining.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Remove the bird from brine and rinse inside and out with cold water. Discard the brine.
Place the bird on roasting rack inside a half sheet pan and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine the apple, onion, cinnamon stick, and 1 cup of water in a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add steeped aromatics to the turkey's cavity along with the rosemary and sage. Tuck the wings underneath the bird and coat the skin liberally with canola oil.
Roast the turkey on lowest level of the oven at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes. Insert a probe thermometer into thickest part of the breast and reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Set the thermometer alarm (if available) to 161 degrees F. A 14 to 16 pound bird should require a total of 2 to 2 1/2 hours of roasting. Let the turkey rest, loosely covered with foil or a large mixing bowl for 15 minutes before carving.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #153 on: November 10, 2011, 09:28:40 am »
Nuthin' says lovin' like a turkey in the oven.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #154 on: November 10, 2011, 09:55:45 am »
Nuthin' says lovin' like a turkey in the oven.


You say that because because of the lady in your avatar thats cooking.  Bet Spam is good at your house too
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #155 on: November 10, 2011, 02:07:53 pm »
Took wife to Bryan Adams bare bones concert on her birthday. After all these years, he is still good!
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #157 on: November 10, 2011, 09:59:04 pm »
http://www.nothing.net/

I hope this isn't a repeat.  I didn't read the whole thread.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #158 on: November 10, 2011, 10:00:37 pm »
Alison Krauss - When You Say Nothing At All
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #159 on: November 11, 2011, 11:55:54 am »
I just fired a new hire today(2 days) and he just couldn't understand why I thought not returning customers goods was unacceptable behavior. The person he replaced quit after 2 days saying she could make more on unemployment.
Unemployment just gave her the boot. ;D She called to see if she could come back to work. :'(
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #160 on: November 11, 2011, 12:46:11 pm »
Unemployment just gave her the boot. ;D She called to see if she could come back to work. :'(

Did you hire her back, at a pay cut of course?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #161 on: November 11, 2011, 01:21:50 pm »
I cut up a fresh ripe pineapple at breakfast this morn, that's good eatin right there!    :P
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #162 on: November 11, 2011, 01:29:36 pm »
Pineapple makes me shudder.  I hates it I does.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #163 on: November 11, 2011, 01:40:02 pm »
Darn I want to add to this but I just can't thing of nuthin.
I will say this, I'm with Jim, not a big fan of the pineapple. I'll eat it, but it ain't my first choice.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #164 on: November 11, 2011, 01:46:36 pm »
You two need to branch out, fruit wise. What's your first choice then?

I just ate a honey crisp apple, that's good stuff too.
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