mooncat at in-tch.com
Tue Nov 21 18:52:01 PST 2006
When I was in my later teens, my folks raised a couple of turkeys every
year. One year, one of the bad boys weighed something like 35 pounds. We
had to cut it in half to get it to fit into the oven.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike C. Baker" <kihebard at hotmail.com>
To: "'Cooks within the SCA'" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Stuffing
> > I found I like the taste of truly roasted turkey better than
> > the brown in bag steamed ones. Trick is a meat thermometer.
> > I love those "instant read things :-). Don't overcook the
> > turkey and you will be fine with juicy, tasty turkey even if
> > it is the store brand and much cheaper than butter ball. The
> > turkey has to feed around 20 people so I get the huge ones
> > that remind you of Baby Huey if you are near my age!
> > Regina Romsey
> WILBUR! (Yeah, I remember Baby Huey, too.)
> Okay, that needs explaining: Grandad Moore took over more and more of
> the cooking as Grandma's arthritis and other ailments got worse. His
> shifts in the regimen that were incorporated for the Thanksgiving meal
> included finding the largest turkeys he though he could get away with.
> The first of the line was "Wilbur", somewhere over 18 pounds. I think
> the line topped out at a little over 22 pounds, "Wilburetta".
> Fortunately for all, Grandma also had an expandable roaster (military
> surplus, base plus lid plus two "rings" that could be added for
> Typically, the Moore farmhouse fed upwards of twenty people at some time
> on Thanksgiving Day, so volume was a good thing.
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