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Unread 11-28-2008, 01:07 PM   #1
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Default Bacon's T-Day Feast {Sponsored by Evan Williams}

Well, I had a frozen turkey thaw in the bottom rack of the fridge for about 4 days and planned on smoking it. Though I only have a kettle and I really dont have all of the time to do a whole bird. I decided to cut the breast plate out and also the wings and legs. The wings and legs I will use for greens in the future when I cook them.

Googled the proper way to do this and stumbled upon this site. You all might know him around here by the name of thirdeye.

I knew I was at the right place.

While performing surgery on this bird I knew immediately that I have made the same mistake many of several times by not buying utility shears when I had the opp.

I had to use a cheap serrated knife to saw through the bones. Didnt take too much effort but more than I wanted to lean into it.

Finally got it trimmed how I wanted, and cut off the legs and wings. Made up a rub I found after googling for one. Pulled the skin back on the legs and also on the breasts. Seasoned the meat and then the skin as I pulled it back in place.

I didnt leave as much skin on either as I now know, but still in all it was looking good.

Put em all on the kettle at about 320, K and apple wood. Followed the guide and pulled at 155.

During this process. I made my moms 5 generation Dressing, homemade Potato casserole, homemade Pumpkin pie, English peas, Giblet gravy ...

I double smoked my ham on sunday with Jack Daniels hickory chips, so that has been waiting on me in the fridge.

And after all of this, I now have a greater respect for my mother, my grandmother, and all of those that cook for Thanksgiving. It takes a lot of time ( and timing ) to get all of this stuff together and to taste good.

I started around 11 a.m. ate at 11 p.m. and immediatedly feel asleep. I spoke silly in a woodpile thread by Ron L, pertaining to nothing at all,
(Evan Williams mod) and it was clearly pointed out by our own trp1fox, but there was a truth in that post.

"And Whiskey minutes are a tad longer than a regular minutes."

Thats a huge reason for falling asleep so fast after eating. Didnt eat during the day neither.

After all of the story, heres the pron.....

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Unread 11-28-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Bacon, you are the man!! Great Pron!!
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Unread 11-28-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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you should get your own TV show
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Unread 11-28-2008, 01:31 PM   #4
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Great story and Pron, Bacon! You were funny last night though!
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Unread 11-28-2008, 07:55 PM   #5
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Nice spread
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Unread 11-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #6
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WOW! That's a killer lookin' T-Day line up bro! Great job!
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Unread 11-28-2008, 09:38 PM   #7
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Well Jason,
That's a nice cook and great pron inspired by a good sponsor.
Keep up the good work,
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Unread 11-28-2008, 11:47 PM   #8
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Good looking t-day you have there!
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That's some good looking food!

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Unread 11-29-2008, 07:11 AM   #10
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Food looks awesome. Cornbread dressing looks really good, you nailed the right crumble w/out making it mush. Did you saute the veggies, or just straight in the dressing? Thanks, John
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I was sold on the first pic, everything after that was goodnes. Thanks
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Unread 11-29-2008, 09:48 AM   #12
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I think I can cook. But you guys give cooking a new meaning. Yours should be called ' Gourmet Cooking'. You can't use ordinary terms anymore. Gives us guys that just do one thing a bad name. OK. So, if you come with all types of beautiful food ( not just smoked meats), and pretty table clothes and wine and all that fancy stuff, Your cooking will be called 'GOURMET pron'.
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Unread 11-29-2008, 11:03 AM   #13
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Maybe we should change the quote to "anything done by bacon is better than not being done by bacon"... Well, maybe not, but a damn fine job amigo!
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Unread 11-29-2008, 11:16 AM   #14
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Bacon! Yeah! Cornbread Dressing. I love cornbread dressing. But since my wife doesn't and she's in charge of Thanksgiving I get bread stuffing. I love her stuffing, but it's not cornbread.

Thanks for the memories.

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You have just illustrated why the Weber kettle is a must have for any cook. You took a basic tool, and made a masterpiece!
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