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Old 11-28-2020, 05:19 AM
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Misery loves company!

We are in Orlando for Thanksgiving and are leaving one of the non-Disney parks. Wearing a mask in 90 degree temps walking miles really sucks. Are we still doing the “flattening the curve” thing?

Leaving the park and I am sitting at a red light in a dead stop. BOOM get rear ended with wife and 3 small kids in the car. Actually got hit twice because the car that hit me gets hit from the car behind them.

I pull over to the side of the road, check to make sure everyone in my car is safe and all other parties flee the scene. Scum of the friggin earth!
Old 11-28-2020, 06:16 AM
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You think you had it bad?!? Our turkey was a little dried out. Sorry everybody... Grandma ruined Thanksgiving!

And just think, she spent 15 hours over two days getting everything ready and still couldn't get it right.
Old 11-28-2020, 06:29 AM
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That sucks op. At least your crew was ok!


I seem to remember an epic thread on here somewhere about holiday disasters that had some pretty funny stories.
Old 11-28-2020, 06:47 AM
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Well my MIL came over.

She told wifey I am about to leave her and she thinks I’m secretly recording our conversations. Every time I was on the phone or texting someone she asked me who I was talking to. It’s the holidays I’m talking and texting my family I wasn’t able to see. I just ignored her, until she told me to put the turkey back in the oven because “it’s not done and that’s how people get worms”.

A little background before I continue. I bought boat battieries the day before and that morning I got up early to instal them. I did “curb side pick up” and they gave me the wrong batteries so I was pissed, but I let it go because it’s the holiday. Then I cleaned the shed, showered and started to cook and drank about 1.5 bottles of a wonderful pinonior. Also I should mention my MIL is a MD and a Ivy League graduate. So her comment was meant to be rude.

Back to the story. I turned to her and started to open up on her and wifey grabbed her and took her to the living room. I didn’t stop lol. As she left after dinner I mumbled I hope covid kills her. Hope she heard it.
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
Well my MIL came over.

She told wifey I am about to leave her and she thinks I’m secretly recording our conversations. Every time I was on the phone or texting someone she asked me who I was talking to. It’s the holidays I’m talking and texting my family I wasn’t able to see. I just ignored her, until she told me to put the turkey back in the oven because “it’s not done and that’s how people get worms”.

A little background before I continue. I bought boat battieries the day before and that morning I got up early to instal them. I did “curb side pick up” and they gave me the wrong batteries so I was pissed, but I let it go because it’s the holiday. Then I cleaned the shed, showered and started to cook and drank about 1.5 bottles of a wonderful pinonior. Also I should mention my MIL is a MD and a Ivy League graduate. So her comment was meant to be rude.

Back to the story. I turned to her and started to open up on her and wifey grabbed her and took her to the living room. I didn’t stop lol. As she left after dinner I mumbled I hope covid kills her. Hope she heard it.
OK explain why with the wife and MIL in the house, you are the one doing the cooking?
Old 11-28-2020, 07:05 AM
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OK explain why with the wife and MIL in the house, you are the one doing the cooking?
Probably because this is the 21st century and men are just as capable of cooking?

I’m sure you were just saying that in jest though, right?
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Originally Posted by 99yam40 View Post
OK explain why with the wife and MIL in the house, you are the one doing the cooking?
MIL goes out to eat for 90% of her meals. She’s never cooked a turkey in her life. Husband did all the cooking until he died. For holidays they would hire a chef to cook.
I’m not risking my thanksgiving dinner lol.
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I do 99% of the cooking in my house. I like to cook.
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Originally Posted by SeaBoss21 View Post
I do 99% of the cooking in my house. I like to cook.
Same here. My wife’s grew up with a mother who didn’t cook and her father cooked via microwave, not to mention she’s a vegetarian. Didn’t bother me in the least, I love to cook.

No events, we had Thanksgiving just the 4 of us.
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I had Covid for thanksgiving. Some family brought by dinner but I had lost my taste and smell so nothing at all was appetizing or could I taste any of it. Still... my fever finally broke yesterday for the first time in 15 days. I still cant taste or smell anything but thankful for what I have. I might get to get out of the house for a few hours today for first time in two weeks.
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Almost. Turkey came out fine, but almost dumped my brothers boat in the lake and destroyed the boat lift. Had run down to the boat to get the meat slicer off of it (random, I know) and hit the up button on the remote to get it up out of the water. Somehow the port side guide post got hooked under the lift beam, which prevented it from going up high enough to hit the auto stop switch due to the belt slipping on that side, so the starboard side kept going. Luckily someone was outside and came running in to get me before it hurt anything too bad. Just some busted plastic and adjustments needed I think.



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Originally Posted by IMPLiberty View Post
Same here. My wife’s grew up with a mother who didn’t cook and her father cooked via microwave, not to mention she’s a vegetarian. Didn’t bother me in the least, I love to cook.

No events, we had Thanksgiving just the 4 of us.
ya her Father was a microwave and grill guy. Microwave some veggies and grill some chicken. Her family was (mother still is) obsessed with making money. Mother, Dr and Father owned a car dealer. They would have fights about who could go to work on the weekends. Bizarre stories
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
MIL goes out to eat for 90% of her meals. She’s never cooked a turkey in her life. Husband did all the cooking until he died. For holidays they would hire a chef to cook.
I’m not risking my thanksgiving dinner lol.
well maybe your wife picked up her life skills from her mother.
anyway at least you could have thrown the turkey on the egg or other smoker.
you could still drink your wine outside away from MIL
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Several thousand turkeys had a bad day.
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Not a disaster but a the turkey was dry.
First the turkey we got was too big to deep fry so did it in the oven. When I checked the temp 1-1/2 hrs before it was supposed to be at temp it was over, apparently our oven runs hot. Fortunately I injected it with enough butter and stock mix it stayed somewhat moist. Rookie mistake not using the probe thermometers I have.
Did have a couple wins.

I tried a new dressing this year, sourdough, bacon, mushroom, turned out very good.

Also picked up a couple great tips for leftovers.

Mashed Potatoes- 5 cups mashed, 2 eggs, 1 cup cheese grated (original had Swiss, we used Parm). Seasoning,
Put everything in a food processor and blend well. (This aerates it). Put in buttered casserole, top w/ more cheese and bake 400 until top is golden brown.
Stuffing- mix 2 cups stuffing or so and 1 beaten egg. Put in a waffle iron.


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Think I must have had a mild case of the 'Rona previously since I can't smell right, and nothing tasted the same to me, which is truly a disaster.
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CM 25, you must be female. If so, why are you on tht and not in the kitchen cooking your husband a tasty meal?
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We cooked a backstrap with a balsamic reduction glaze. Ate a little and tossed the rest in the garbage. The deer tasted way too gamey. Very disappointed.
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Originally Posted by Tireless View Post
We cooked a backstrap with a balsamic reduction glaze. Ate a little and tossed the rest in the garbage. The deer tasted way too gamey. Very disappointed.
That could also be a balsamic reduction issue. They tend to taste earthy, and mixing an earthy with a game can end poorly.

Was it Thanksgiving where a member here posted an epic thread about a family throw down argument of grand proportions? Anyone else remember that?
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Almost. Turkey came out fine, but almost dumped my brothers boat in the lake and destroyed the boat lift. Had run down to the boat to get the meat slicer off of it (random, I know) and hit the up button on the remote to get it up out of the water. Somehow the port side guide post got hooked under the lift beam, which prevented it from going up high enough to hit the auto stop switch due to the belt slipping on that side, so the starboard side kept going. Luckily someone was outside and came running in to get me before it hurt anything too bad. Just some busted plastic and adjustments needed I think.
Does he have a deep fryer on the boat too?



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