Thanksgiving Cranberry Slaughter

Happy Thanksgiving, cranberry killers.

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  1. Happy Turkey Day!

  2. It’s really my favorite holiday. I knock the turkey off the table and it’s mine.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Uppityites!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving Uppity and friends!!!!! 🙂

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to my VERY loyal Uppityites. Mercy, some of you have been with me since 2008! And, unlike some of our families, we’re still talking to each other!

  6. ..And even to Jenny-come-latelies. May you all be well and eat well all year long.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving, Uppityites!!

  9. Happy Turkey day y’all.

    Upps, I’m trying Alton Brown’s turkey this year. Right now the house is a little smokey. The exhaust fan is working overtime. No. It’s not burning. The first 30 minutes it cooks at 500 degrees.

    I hope everyone has a great day.

  10. Don’t forget the aromatics.

  11. Happy Thanksgiving, Uppity and Uppityites!

    Having coffee and dinner at Uppity’s Blog ensures that my monitor screen and keyboard will get a good cleaning – on a regular basis.

  12. I hate having to turn the oven on that high, the house always smokes and you get a sense that you are inches away from yelling Fire!

    LOL Why Not? If the cofee doesn’t come out of your nose, we haven’t done our job!

  13. May your stuffing be tasty
    May your turkey plump,
    May your potatoes and gravy
    have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious
    and your pies take the prize,
    and may your Thanksgiving dinner
    stay off your thighs!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all Uppities~

  14. LOL Why Not? If the cofee doesn’t come out of your nose, we haven’t done our job!
    and you do good 😆

  15. Before hanging out at Uppity’s I never even thought about PIE….really!

  16. Happy Thanksgiving to all and enjoy your day

  17. WKRP Cincinnati and Cheers Thanksgiving episodes

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/11/23/video-greatest-thanksgiving-moment-in-sitcom-history/

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    http://www.theblackfriday.com/walmart-blackfriday.shtml

  19. I’m around for a couple of more hours and then off to enjoy dinner with good people and good food. I hope you all have the same pleasure today!

    Needlenose is invited too! Later I will bring turkey for the cats and they will gobble it down and then throw up. Then the dog will eat it. Some things never change…

  20. Happy Thanksgiving to Uppity and all the gang. We need another cranberry method; I don’t massacre mine, just put them in the pot whole with o j and boil until they pop.

  21. lol lizzy, that seems so much…kinder.🙂

  22. Tom is in the oven- all stuffed and the house is starting to smell so good! Disregard all the BS about not stuffing the bird. Use hot liquid when making the stuffing to give it a head start on getting to the proper temp. If it ain’t cooked IN the bird- it ain’t stuffing!
    Love and Blessings to all the Uppity’s!

  23. Whether turkey or tofu, enjoy your feast and count your blessings.

    We still have some in common, this is an amazing and beautiful country despite our so-called leader. And the bright side is – we have no place to go but up after he finally leaves office. We can’t possibly get a more corrupt, useless, destructive and undeserving person.

    Cheers!

  24. Happy Thanksgiving Uppity and Uppityites. 😀

  25. pmm, yep, grandma’s stuffing was always unique tasting and I can still remember the aroma from so long ago. The pan stuffing was never as tasty as the smaller and moister bowl of stuffing from the bird.

    Someone I know in Vermont had a whole table of her guests end up in the hospital that night. The townspeople had many families get sick from the turkey brand sold at a local supermarket. Apparently they thawed and were refrozen at some point and the breasts were contaminated. People who only ate dark meat were fine. What a disaster for her! It wasn’t her fault but she felt so guilty. It was cooked enough but not enough for an infected turkey.

    All of you stay well. Zap the dish of food at the end if you aren’t sure!

    xxooooxxx

  26. Happy turkey day to you all!!! I myself plan to be in a wine and turkey induced coma (well deserved!) by the end of the day.🙂

  27. Hey Allie. Considering your In Laws, I suggest you go for the wine first!

  28. Agree Karen and Mom, pan stuffing sucks next to the stuff in the bird. I love me my sage stuffing. IN THE BIRD.

    And the breast is only goof for sandwiches. I’m a dark meat person.

  29. karen- that is so horrible! DE had a Thanksgiving turkey gone bad one year iirc.
    Praise be- I have been very very fortunate in my cooking and feeding of folks near and far.
    And if I may agree and expand on your thought- Yes indeed- we should count ourselves amongst the luckiest people on the planet- to be living in this great country. Faults and troubles she may have- but what a great land! In the end- Red, blue, purple, white, black, brown or any other color- we are together!

  30. Hey goofsmom, don’t forget some turkey for Goof!

  31. I stuff chickens all the time and I ain’t dead yet.

  32. Wish we could eat together today Mom. What a blast.

  33. That would indeed be wonderful Uppity! Would love it! Wouldn’t it be something to have all the Uppity’s in the same room baking pies, cooking our favorite dishes, eating and drinking? (Oh and talking! Maybe even some singing!)
    What a blast indeed!

  34. OMG what a riot!

  35. Happy thanksgiving, dear Upps and Uppity-ites.

  36. We’d have to watch Karen though.

  37. You too NES!

  38. Outstanding blog testimonials!

    Il mio preferito:

    Uppity’s place is outstanding birth control.

  39. AHAHAHAHA.

  40. Nom Nom Kitteh likez turkey!

  41. Uppity, you know that’s why I’m doing it in that order… especially as it’s at the SIL’s travertine-sheathed condo.

    *at this thought, Allie heads to the fridge to pour some Gewurtztraminer – or maybe some rosé of Malbec – to get started before heading over*

  42. Wish we could eat together today Mom. What a blast.

    Hey, are the rest of us chopped turkey liver (and lorac, chopped tofu liver)??!! We’re gate-crashing and occupying!!!

  43. Uppity,

    No turkey this year but still have lots to be thankful for so Goof will get extra treats tonight. 😀

    (Goof doesn’t like people food… unless it’s fish, oysters and/or sardines)😉

  44. A sea of travertine.That’s really warm.🙂

    NES, you might be chopped liver but dammit, you’re OUR chopped liver!

  45. Eggnog anyone? I like mine with a shot of the darkest rum I can find. But, as you all know, the liquor cabinet has something for everyone. (Including The GlenLivet lol)

  46. That I am, Upps.

    Lookee here — our Russian heroine got the boot: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/russia/8912395/Russian-newsreader-fired-after-Obama-middle-finger-insult.html
    WTF, yet another job loss attributable to Bam!

  47. Hey NES, she may have lost her job but she had fun doing it!

  48. Heading out the door shortly. Have a good one everyone!

  49. Have a great dinner Uppity! Eat lotsa pie!

  50. So long, Upps. Remember, surfeit is the order of the day!

    Hey, imust, you’re going to need a gas mask for your live blogging tonight: http://www.cnbc.com/id/45402815
    OWS will be there!

  51. Poor Mittens: http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/23/politics/secret-romney-meeting/index.html

    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) — Representatives for leading social conservative groups in Iowa held a secret meeting Monday as part of an effort with one main goal: find and support a Republican presidential candidate who can stop Mitt Romney in Iowa.
    The idea: avoid splintering the conservative vote in the state by rallying around one GOP rival who could win Iowa’s Jan. 3 caucus and then challenge Romney in New Hampshire and the other early voting states.
    Many social conservatives and other religious leaders in the state have openly labeled the former Massachusetts governor as a “flip-flopper,” a criticism the campaign frequently beats back, while others have seen Romney’s Mormon faith as an issue. And many of them have openly hoped for someone to emerge as a viable alternative to the former Massachusetts governor.

  52. Happy Thanksgiving Uppityites!

    What do you guys think about roasting the turkey breast down? I always mean to try it and then never do.

  53. Well, NES, if they’e that determined to NOT vote for a Republican moderate again (look how they stayed home for McCain), it looks like we can count on another 4 years of Bark.

  54. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! My daughter and I are having our Thanksgiving meal at our local Indian casino/resort buffet….isn’t that a nice way to round it all out? I’ve never ‘gone out’ for T’giving. I’ve always cooked the meal/done the ‘honors’, so we decided to try something different. No shopping, cooking, or cleaning–but no leftovers😦 We’ll see how it goes.

    Enjoy the day, Uppityites!! Blessings to all.

  55. socalannie,

    I always have cooked the turkey breast down, also chickens, the breast comes out super moist that way. 🙂

  56. socal- lol- I keep meaning to try it as well!
    goofsmom- does the skin get all nice and crispy that way? That has always been my worry on cooking the bird breast down. I must have crispy skin! lol
    I think I will give it a try next chicken I roast. I will have to get one of those v-shaped racks though I suppose.

  57. Pak has a great new ambassador: http://www.gazettenet.com/2011/11/24/smith-grad-is-pakistan039s-new-us-envoy
    I know her fairly well. She’s very westernized and a vocal feminist. She was in the SUV when Benazir was shot dead.

  58. PMM and Socal annie,

    I start off with the bird breast up till it gets crispy and then turn over for the rest of the cooking time. Don’t forget to cover the back with foil once it’s browned.

  59. this is the video that goes with NES’s link @ 2:24

  60. Thanks goofs!

  61. She’s a good looking woman, NES. And a very brave one!

  62. Anthony, I saw that. So funny. I’m sorry she got the boot, although, I thought she would.

  63. Upps, did you have a nice dinner?

  64. iriandese, hope you had a great meal. Sometimes its nice to go out. This will sound bizarre probably, but when I was in my teens and early twenties, my liked to go to Hawaii for Thanksgiving! So we went several times to this one gourmet place my Dad liked there. He & my mom & youngest sis would have the Thanksgiving feast & my bro & I would usually split a Chateaubriand! And I remember bro & I got away with ordering Tom Collins’es when we were like 16 & 17 (I think the drinking age in Hawaii then was 18). Ah, the 70’s & 80’s seem like Happy Days now!

  65. oops. Meant to say my Dad like to go…

    Sunday is the 1 year anniversary of my Dad’s death (here in our house) so he’s been on my mind all month.

  66. My Dad worked part of each year in Hawaii, btw, that’s how we ended up there a lot. We weren’t rich!

  67. Yeah I’m stuffed socal! I didn’t stay for dessert and we got a doggie bag on it. We were just so stuffed. And we had to get back to feed the pets. I got the carcass again this year. I always take the carcass when we don’t eat here. I will make turkey stock with it, maybe make some turkey pot pies, Mr. U loves those. The turkey was brined and was just scrumptious. I think it’s the first time I had brined turkey. Now I am wondering if it’s okay to make stock from a brine carcass. I’m sure Mom knows. I imagine if I bring the carcass to a boil and then drain and rinse and then start over, it should be okay. I would hate to waste a good turkey carcass.

  68. That’s a good question. I always wanted to try the brine turkey. I’m going to make stock tonight also, as I will be up late. Laker wants to go to Macy’s at midnite! There’s a t shirt he wants there that was too expensive, so he wants to see if its on sale.

    My turkeys not done yet. Taking a break between making side dishes.

  69. I always brine. It makes for the juiciest white meat ever. I brined mine for a day in a half. That carcass will be fine. Oh, btw, Alton’s got it goin on. That bird was yummy-licious. I’ve been doing Tyler Florence’s turkey the last couple of years and was ready for a change.

    I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday. We ate early. I watched the Dallas Miami game with my eyes closed. No one seemed to mind until I started snoring. I think I’m ready for a turkey samich.

  70. From the better late than never Dept:

    Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

  71. They left. The cats came out of hiding. I’m stuffed. My sister was a saint and did most of the dishes. I have to tell PMM the crusts with more butter were more better! Cocktail for me time…I think eggnog and dark rum sounds like the way to go. I hope I have just a teensy bit more room for the eggnog.

  72. Uppity has missed her calling. She should have gone into a profession where there would be no time for blogging.

    This testimonial reminded me of the dedication in Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown. I had to drag the book out to get the salient points of the dedication right.

    Dedicated to Alexis Smith…[who] took the time to give me a playful push in the direction of my typewriter. Of course, after you read the book, you may wish that she had pushed me in front of something moving faster than a typewriter.

  73. I survived thanks to a bottle of Malbec and half a bottle of Liebfraumilch. I got enough leftovers to make turkey tostadas tomorrow night. Yummers.

  74. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Hope the main course and all the trimmings helped everyone pack on some more pounds of good common sense. Goodness knows, there’s a quite a bit here at UW’s place. 🙂

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  76. Waiting… waiting…. waiting…

    …for the UppityWoman’s Black Friday – “Live Blogging from Walmart” post…

    Just remembering how hard I laughed last year – envisioning her the whole time as actually being there – gets me going. LOL!

  77. imustlivethroughwalmart will be transmitting soon. I understand she was barricaded in the ladies room by a bunch of OWSers at this time and is carving her way out of the outside wall using a spoon. Uppityites ALWAYS figure out a way. For spite, she has removed all the toilet paper and soaked it in the sink. The OWSers are chanting WHOSE UPPITYITE! OUR UPPITYITE!

    She has emailed me incessently all night, telling me her life was in danger, demanding to know where I am, and bitching and moaning about all the crap stuck to the bottom of her shoes. So I did the best thing I could do for me her. I ignored her.

    Stand by.

  78. Your cats hide during a meal, Sophie? Mine have to be physically removed from the dining room. They stare thru the french doors. Sometimes there is a steady drumbeat of a head bonking the door…

    Dog is better about dinner. She becomes a foot rest and just waits.

    They learned that if they badger guests by planking themselves on laps, they will be coaxed to the floor with food. As a cat owner, you already know that this is a Rinse and Repeat operation.

    From Paper Doll:

    From the better late than never Dept:

    LOL.

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