No Post Today

Bernie says there are lots of reasons. For one thing, he just realized there’s no peanut oil, and no peanut oil means no deep frying, and no deep frying means no turkey. He says that’s the kind of logic chain Wittgenstein would have no trouble following. Wittgenstein? I’m pretty sure I recall a perp of that name, probably now breaking rocks in the hot sun.

And another thing: the cable guy is coming, something about football on Thanksgiving. We’re having some company, including General Beauregard. Just before the eating starts there’s always a touch football game over at the school yard, but the General and I can’t help doing some tackling too. Humans pinwheeling end over end is always fun to see.

Also Bernie says that some readers on the blog are from places that don’t have Thanksgiving so maybe I should explain. No Thanksgiving? How do you explain that?

“Chet! Let’s go!”

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  1. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:17 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Good morning Chet, et. al.

    B. Stover….my head has enough knowledge stuffed into it now to last until next year. I can't believe we read the whole thing, and mom couldn't even find her glasses.

  2. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:19 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Chet, mom says to make sure that Bernie gets his peanut oil at The Big Orange Box. Something about assuring that I continue to have all sorts of delish snackies. No idea what she is talking about. Can dogs be autistic?

  3. Riö - The Evil
    4:46 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Quote!….“I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”

    Ludwig Wittgenstein

  4. B.Stover
    4:49 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Wittgenstein, being ultralogical, would say to Bernie, "Just cook the blasted thing in the oven!"

    Macy: If you were my student I would ask, "Do you agree or disagree with the concept of the solipsistic nature of the human physical condition? Discuss."

  5. B.Stover
    4:50 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio: What is the source of the quotation?

  6. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:53 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Where is everybody today? The one day we get going early everyone else is slug-a-beds.

    My pups have been causing havoc around here again. The other morning pops came to get the-dogs-who-don't-get-to-sleep-in-the-big-bed up and discovered a semi-circle cut in the window in their room. He is ultra safety conscious (that is his job) so he was all set to call the police. Then he noticed that only the inside pane of the double pain window was cut. I think someone needs her claws clipped. I wonder if she used a compass or a protractor. It appears to be a perfectly shaped cut. Then last night the pups got into OUR bedroom and someone committed an indiscretion on mom's quilt. Not a fancy one, but mom uses it every night. Language please mom!

  7. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:55 am on November 23rd, 2010

    And B…as a student I would answer "This isn't 'Comic Strips as Art 101'"?

  8. B.Stover
    5:03 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Macy: Don't let the language fool you. It's an easy question really. Do you think you and other humans have the ability to understand another person as though you were that person? (Easy question but thought-provoking.)

  9. Barb & Maggie
    5:03 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Hi and Bye, everyone. Barb is off for consult. BBL

  10. Melanie
    5:04 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Macy and B.Stover: OTAS took a course in Math in College that had the nickname "Math for Artists."

    Zoë has been seeing this thing up at the Pack's Walk/Run place and she kept waiting for someone to come and get it and they didn't so she brought it home. (great run on sentence)

    Here it is: When it was still in the ground Melanie thought maybe it was a Mandrake plant for Harry Potter.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1290524663-P1010002.JPG[/img]

  11. Alice Johnson
    5:10 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Staff thinks that is a Daikon Radish.

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:17 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!….BrainyQuotes is the source….snort!…And my answer to your question is Absolutely Not unless you are an identical twin….grunzen!

  13. B.Stover
    5:35 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio: I don't think identical twins can understand one another either. (This whole thing is fascinating when we connect it to language and our urge to communicate. And going from the micro to the macro, if we can't understand one another how can we hope to have world peace? I realize that that was a jump from one thing to another but I think the connection is there.) And why are we such solipsistic beings, why did we evolve this way, what is the positive use of it? Wouldn't it have been better if we could transcend self?

    And I really want to know what that thing is that Zoe found.

  14. B.Stover
    5:41 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Do daikon radishes grow in America? They seem to be from Asia and can be grown in southern England.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    5:47 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Knowing!… All I really want to know is if it’s Thanksgiving yet?….snort!

  16. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Korea!…And what the hell is North Korea up to?…grunt!

  17. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:25 am on November 23rd, 2010

    I do not know WHAT that thing is, but it had better not show up on OUR Thanksgiving table!! eh

  18. B.Stover
    6:33 am on November 23rd, 2010

    How did we get to Korea Rio?

  19. Riö - The Evil
    6:39 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!… I was listening to the news….snort!…and it surprised me. You are right there will never be World Peace…sniff!

  20. Riö - The Evil
    7:14 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Thanksgiving…..Chet must be referring to Liz when he says some of us don't have Thanksgiving…sniff!…Poor Liz! I would ask her to come to my house, but that would mean less turkey for me. So sorry, she will just have to stay in Australia for the Holiday….snorkel!

  21. B.Stover
    7:22 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio: I didn't hear any news about Korea. What did it say?

    Other nations have holidays that we don't have in America.

  22. Alice Johnson
    7:37 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Robert Thom proudly holds his 10 lb daikon radish. Photo by Fran Durner

    from the anchorage daily news.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1290533729-Radish.preview.jpg[/img]

    Read more:
    http://community.adn.com/blog/36232?page=23#ixzz1

  23. B.Stover
    7:40 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Did anyone see the movie Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts? It's On Demand and I'm considering watching it tonight if it's any good.

  24. Riö - The Evil
    7:43 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!… 2 dead after North Korea shells South Korean island. 

    A South Korean military official said the North shot dozens of rounds of artillery onto Yeonpyeong island, near their disputed western border. The South Korean army fired back, deploying fighter jets to the area. Everyone has been evacuated from the island. South Korea vowed "enormous retaliation" should North Korea launch another attack…grunt!

  25. Mollypop
    7:51 am on November 23rd, 2010
  26. Melanie
    7:55 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Whew, I obviously must get better and read that article.

    Just finished acupuncture. Wiped out. Jonathan did, as he put it, a lot of work for the pain. Soooo, drinking lots of fluid here.

    How about Buford and acupuncture? I know Wöökie uses it. It certainly helps me.

    Going to take a nap. Hope I don't dream of walking giant radishes.

  27. Riö - The Evil
    8:42 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Acupuncture!…. I wonder if Melanie has that done for her knee….snort!… I also wonder how Dan is doing. She never talks about him anymore….grunt!

    Stover!… I’ve never even heard of that movie… cough!… Just watch it and be surprised if it is any good…heh!

    Turkey!…. So who all on this here blog is actually going to be the ones cooking the turkey for their families?….grunt!… My guess is Dawson for the Kat Klan….snort! … I bet Stover will be the one cooking her turkey….sniff!…Who else is baking up a bird for the special day?….wheeze!….I’m hungry again….drat!

  28. Siber-H
    8:51 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Yippie!!! An Arctic Air Mass is headed our way! Life doesn't get any better than Turkey Day and very cold air.

    I am wondering how Buford and little Sammie are doing?

    Maybe Liz can let us know if Australia has their own version of Thanksgiving. We learned from Dawson that Canada does. That is why I have declared myself a dual US/Canadian dog. I can have two Thanksgiving dinners and punctuate any old way I feel like.

  29. Siber-H
    9:01 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio, mom is not cooking Turkey this year. She will not miss not cooking the turkey. She is going to have Thanksgiving dinner with dad and some friends are saving turkey for me. I will probably score better with leftovers from friends than I would from my mom. She is strict about too much of that stuff not being good for me. sigh

  30. Riö - The Evil
    9:03 am on November 23rd, 2010

    SiberH!…That Arctic air mass spells ‘B –L –I –Z -Z -A -R -D’ for us…shudder!…Landing just in time for Thanksgiving !…dammit!!

  31. Siber-H
    9:08 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Yeah, Rio It will not be a blizzard for us…drat it all

  32. B.Stover
    9:26 am on November 23rd, 2010

    I had planned going to Florida for the holidays but don't feel up to it now. Consequently, I'm going to bake a cornish game hen since it's smaller. I've always made the pies in our family…and the gravy since my mom died. It's easy to make but no one seems to know how.

  33. Siber-H
    9:27 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Melanie? What are you guys going to do with the raddish? I bet the Newfs have better sense than to eat it. Yuck…not my cup of tea, but it is interesting.

    BBL

  34. Riö - The Evil
    9:33 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!… You are not going to be alone on Thanksgiving, are you?…snort!

    SiberH!… I think you should bury that radish in one of your holes…heh!

  35. B.Stover
    9:47 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Yes, Rio, I'll be alone on Thanksgiving. However, you have to understand that I require a great deal of solitude. This Thanksgiving will be pleasantly restful for a change.

  36. Riö - The Evil
    10:06 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!… Okay, I guess I will not worry about you…snort!…You don’t have to share your food with anyone, and you can read or watch Christmas movies all afternoon….grunt!…That’s the perfect plan actually!…hey!

  37. Melanie
    10:18 am on November 23rd, 2010

    We are not cooking the turkey this year. The Pack is concerned about that. My sister is doing that.

    YSAS is bringing Chinese Yams from Chinatown and making a dish. Not sure what OTAS and OTAS'F are bringing. I told them to bring themselves.

    I think the world should celebrate Thanksgiving Day because SQ gave us Bernie and Chet.

    Have finished the horror posting. Going to have Zoë read it, because my brain has been zapped. I hope Chet and Bernie enjoy reading of our disasters.

  38. Lexi
    10:29 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Funny picture, Mollypop.

    I may not be on for the next few days because this computer is lagging or whatever and my humans need to fix it.

    How many humans does it take to fix a computer? apparently they're all at it!

    DDoB:

    :) :( 😐 😛 😀

    So, if I'm not back, try to make the DDoB last. Sorry. :(

    Tailwags and licks,

    Lexi. 😐

  39. B.Stover
    10:47 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Have a fun Thanksgiving Lexi.

    Melanie: I like that–the world celebrating Thanksgiving because SQ gave us C&B.

  40. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:59 am on November 23rd, 2010

    SiberH and Rio, when you are finished with the Arctic Blast it will slide though here and then down to Gus and Boo Bear. Doubtful that Texas will get any of the snow either, at least not this far south. Most distressing news just received by the 5-pack. 20 2-leggeds are expected on Thursday, and pops is making us a room in the GARAGE for the day! What kind of crazy talk is that? For one thing, why did mom make us all these cute bandanas if we are going to be in the GARAGE? Also, how are we supposed to score any tasty tidbits if we are in the GARAGE? I find this most unacceptable as this is only my second Thanksgiving with my forever family. Annie and Biddie too. hmph

  41. Riö - The Evil
    11:04 am on November 23rd, 2010

    MinPin!…What about Belle?…snort!…Will she be stuck in the GARAGE with all you guys?…grunt!

  42. Lexi
    11:33 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Oh, and if I don't make it back to comment or look at the posts, Happy Thanksgiving all! I gotta go now, they're about to-

  43. Barb & Maggie
    11:40 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Barb is back after a long day at the hospital. Won't bore anyone with details, but all news from surgeon and oncolgist was good. The prognosis is excellent, and they recommend a daily pill and that is all. Much to be thankful for! Very tired, so will take a nap.

    We also are not cooking. Barb was invited to relatives in a town 60 miles away, but she doesn't want to drive yet, so will go to the neighbor's house (where Toby lives). She will probably not be gone long and will bring me a doggie bag for sure. Toby's mom is a great cook!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    11:48 am on November 23rd, 2010

    Grunt!…Lil Lexi has been unplugged!…heh!

  45. LizF
    12:08 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Bernie – my hero, and thoughtful as well. We don't have Thanksgiving, or an equivalent, BUT as a family we do because my mum was from Nebraska. So i'll be cooking turkey this Saturday. No snow though, hot and sunny.

    Macy, no way, the garage?? Cricket will be with us at the table, drooling on everyone's feet. B i hope you're better. Barb, great news.

    I've eaten daikon radish cake, it was truly disgusting.

  46. Mollypop
    12:11 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    B. – My Mom is like you, she needs a lot of solitude. This is the first Thanksgiving in many years that she agreed to be with other people for dinner.

  47. B.Stover
    12:45 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Liz: That's so funny about the daikon radish cake!

    Mollypop: Have fun!

    I'm watching Eat Pray Love. The scenery is wonderful and so is the food. Don't watch it if you're hungry.

  48. Riö - The Evil
    12:54 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Liz! ….Someone made a cake out of that ugly vegetable? And you ate it?….gag!….I am glad that you are having a turkey this week…..woooo!…Nebraska is near my state, I think…snort!

  49. LizF
    1:01 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Eat Pray Love the book was good, at least the middle part when she was in India was good. The rest not so much.

    On our trip to Nebraska we went through Colorado on the train.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    1:29 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Bee, I heard from two people that they liked the movie EPL, but definitely did not like the book. Barb's sister finally gave up and did not finish it.

    Radish cake does not sound very good. Sorry.

    Liz, how did your mom end up in Autralia? That is a long way from Nebraska!

  51. C. Harris
    1:33 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio and Siber-H: so that is where our arctic air went! We were hit with warm air which turned our roads into an ice rink with water on top. School is closed today and tomorrow!!!! The only other time school has closed in 25 years was when it was -70 for a week and the bus drivers refused to run after 2 days. So….our far north schools closed because it is too warm :-} Enjoy the cold air and/or snow but don't get used to it because the weather is to change on Friday and we will be back to below zero temps. In the meantime the snow on the ground has a lot of moisture in it so everyone is making snowmen. Usually our snow is way too dry to make even a snowball so we are having fun (and staying off the roads). I have the windows and doors open in my house airing it out. Right now it is +38 . Whoo whoo :-)

  52. LizF
    1:49 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    It is a long way. She joined the foreign service and this was her first posting. When they first told her, she thought they said Austria and was thrilled to be going to Europe. But luckily she liked it when she got here and met my dad and she stayed.

    Radish cake is savoury by the way, in case that isn't helping the discussion!

  53. Melanie
    1:58 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    We are going to try to make it into pickles. We have a recipe we found on line!

    Global warming! No I mean, Global cooling! No I mean . . .

    I think we could all agree Global change.

    Going to miss Miss Lexi. . No drunken parties though Riö!

  54. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:09 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Hey everybody! I just wanted to report that Buford is still resting comfortably — in fact he's sleeping right now, and has actually managed to move his bad leg into what looks like a pretty comfortable position. We're hoping that's a good sign. The weather today was great, so Dad carried him outside into the warm sunshine. Although Buf tried really hard to get up, he wasn't able to. But he seemed to enjoy having the sun on his face and interesting things to smell. He stayed out for about an hour before Dad carried him back in. The vet said if he's going to improve it'll be in the first three or four days, so we're trying to be patient and let him recover. Thanks for all the good wishes everyone! I told Buf you're all in his corner, and he thanks you for that!

  55. Siber-H
    2:16 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover, my mom also requires a great deal of solitude. She can go nuts of she doesn't get enough of it. Dogs don't count, though. She doesn't need alone time from dogs.

    I guess I can be kind of a loner myself. Before mom ever met me, she was trying to get a behavior description out of Husky Rescue about me and they said that I was a loner. She said that didn't bother her in the least.

    Rio, I like your suggestion about what should be done with the raddish. I would dig a special hole for it…a very deep hole.

  56. B.Stover
    2:19 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    The movie was okay but a bit long.

    Barb: I'm glad about the good news.

    Kirby: I hope Buford keeps improving.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    2:29 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Kirby, Hugs and good slurppy kisses from Maggie to Buford.

    Barb got her Meals On Wheels delivery and put it in the frig, because she still isn't hungry after the big Mexican chicken lunch she had. The place they wanted to go is closed on Monday and Tuesday, go figure, so they went to Fiesta Cancun, which is also pretty good.

    Since they had a big lunch she is having a steak salad with lots of veggies and blue cheese. Very healthy looking! May have to chow on some popcorn later, to make up for eating healthy.

  58. Siber-H
    2:34 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Macy, with 20 two leggeds coming to dinner, I might prefer the garage. With that many people, think of all the crumbs that will be dropped, and your folks won't get it cleaned up before you girls get back in the house.

    Barb, we are very glad about the good news, but I imagine it was a long day for you, but worth it.

    Keep getting better Buford. Our prayers are with you.

  59. Siber-H
    2:53 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    C.Harris, The 38 degrees that you are having now is suppose to be our high on Thanksgiving Day, and our weathermen are screaming about how cold that will be.

  60. Riö - The Evil
    2:58 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    C.Harris!…Thanks alot Pal…grunt!… Now my friend will be freaking out trying to get to work, which might be okay, but getting Grrandma on Thursday for the big dinner could be tricky….snort!…Or it may not even happen if things are too bad. That would be very sad indeed…sniff!…So thanks a whole Hell-Of-A-Lot C.Harris for your Arctic Blast!….dammit!

    Liz!….A savory cake….gag! spit! Phooey!…gah!…That’s disgusting that is….grunt!..but you've been to my state, that is amazing!…snorkel!…I've never been to your state. I'm not allowed to leave the yard…grump!

    Buford!…I was thinking a lot about Buford today….snuffle!…I am glad to hear he is still fighting the good fight…sniff!…I will say more Pug Prayers for him tonight. He can not miss Thanksgiving, no way! …grunt!

  61. Melanie
    3:00 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    I am also a loner, except for Zoë and Dan and 10 dogs. Other than that! I can remember when I decided to go camping for two weeks and Dan was concerned that I would have no one to talk to. Snicker. I just told him if I got lonely, I could make friends.

    Riö: Dan is improving. He can go up and downstairs better than I can. Unfortunately, he tried to walk too far and too fast on Monday and seems to have twisted something in his back. The PT said, slow down. You are ahead of the curve on getting better, but it you do too much, you won't be. Hmm. Seems to me I've heard that before!

    Tomorrow I want to make the radish pickles and peanut brittle. Not going to put them together though.

    What I have to do is that nasty test women have to do every year after 50 where they slam a refrigerator door on you. Or at least it feels like that.

    Speaking of which . . . Barb, I'm so glad you and MagPie are together again. And such good news!

    Kirby: It sounds like Buford is enjoying himself. Bess likes to get out and feel the snow and rain on her face, a bit different, but then she's a Newfoundland. Because of the diabetes we make sure she is in at night. We don't want her to get too cold.

    I've got two buddies with me tonight. Patsy and Grace. Stereo snoring.

  62. Riö - The Evil
    3:20 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Loner!…My friend is not a loner by choice…grunt!…Everyone she was really close to has died. Now she is a loner by force…sniff!…She’s trying to get used to that crap outcome. At least she has me to annoy her day in and day out…heh!…We still have her mother, and by a thread her Grandma…snort!…So she says she is thankful for that this year…sniffle!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    3:22 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!…We are going to watch the final Luther episode tonight…grunt!…Did that bad detective set John up as the killer of his wife?….gasp!…What a Rotter that guy turned out to be…grunt!

  64. Riö - The Evil
    3:28 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Bestest!…My friend reminded me that she also has a best friend out on the farm where Pepper lives…snort!…Her friend says “we are welcome anytime to be there.”…heh!…That gives her great comfort….snuffle!…I just have to deal with Pepper pawing my head while she is being comforted…grunt!

  65. Mollypop
    3:36 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Mom just got back from dinner with three old friends from way way back who came into town. Tomorrow we leave Sam and family. Yes, before Thanksgiving.

  66. Riö - The Evil
    3:42 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Molly!…You have family and you are not going to eat Thanksgiving dinner with them?…grunt!…Why would you do that?… sniff!…You should enjoy your family for as long as you can my dear…wheeze!…Unless of course there is no "enjoying" your family…heh!…We have that part too…cough!

  67. B.Stover
    3:52 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio: I haven't gotten caught up on Luther yet. I have two or three episodes to watch. The Good Wife is on tonight but I think I'm going to bed. Night all.

  68. Riö - The Evil
    4:06 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Darn!…I hope I have not ruined Luther for Stover!…drat!…I thought she was all caught up on the series for some reason…grump!…Well at lease I didn’t mention names, cuz I can never remember names …heh! …There is an Evil Alice in this series…sniff!…I do remember her name, of course….grunt!

    Stover!…Please, you have to get better soon…sob!…I hate that you are not feeling up to snuffle everyday…grunt!…I'm so mad I want to kick my water bowl over again, but she is in the kitchen and it’s not the right time…dammit!

  69. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:09 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    KIrby. Thank you so much for the update on Buford. There have been a lot of a plunderers who have been worried about him and had been waiting anxiously for some more news. There is a lot to be said for taking things one day at a time, and I think that is the best approach for Buford as well. I know that there are an awful lot of prayers being said on his behalf, and whatever you can do to help him maintain a positive attitude will be very important as well. As a full-fledged member of the quilt brigade, he is very special to all of us and we are all pulling on his behalf, and please make sure that he knows that. Wookie

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:25 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Wookie!,,,,Are you guys having all the Quilters in Maryland over for Thanksgiving this year?…heh!…I bet Debbie is an excellent Kook…sniff!….Sure wish I was invited to your shin-digs…grunt! …But the fact is, Grandma is very generous to me when I am a-begging beside her chair…heh! …Come Thanksgiving, Come!…gasp!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    4:37 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    So, did Bernie ever locate his deep fryer? He must have found it since he was complaining about not having any oil.

    Does anyone out there brine their turkey?

  72. Siber-H
    4:45 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    ummm Barb, I don't know what brine the turkey means.

    I hope Bernie is not on the evening news Thanksgiving night because his house went up in flames from the turkey fryer.

  73. Riö - The Evil
    4:45 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Barb!…My friend has always wanted to do the Alton Brown Turkey….snort!…She has never gotten the chance….sniffle!…Her mother has dominated the Turkey for years now and we don’t have a chance in hell until, well, you –know-what…gasp!…One day soon she is going to experiment on a turkey breast and find out if there is a taste difference…heh!

  74. Siber-H
    4:55 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    I could ask what is an Alton Brown Turkey.

  75. Riö - The Evil
    4:56 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    SiberH!…Brining a turkey entails soaking it in a cold salt water mixture for hours and hours…snort!..It is supposed to enhance the flavor greatly according to Mr. Alton Brown…heh!

  76. Siber-H
    5:01 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Thanks Rio…maybe Barb has done it and will know if it is any good. Man, I am really turkey stupid here.

  77. Mollypop
    5:06 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio – we love our family and little Sam. But we are grabbing a big Apple pie and skipping town. On Thanksgiving we will have a nice gathering with friends and then go for the Solitude that B. Talks about. In God's country with Serenity.

  78. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:14 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio. My mom loves to cook and loves Thanksgiving. We will have a bunch of people over and she will cook so much that there will be plenty of leftovers for everyone to take home. Yum. I can hardly wait. Wookie

  79. Riö - The Evil
    5:32 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Hey Wookie!…One day when we here are all alone, can we come have Thanksgiving with you and DebbieLM?…snuff!…Your house sounds absolutely wonderful!…gruff! …We may have to spend Christmas with you too! ..fun! fun!…I could take your toys and all your treats…heh!…and sleep in your favorite bed….snuff!

  80. Siber-H
    5:34 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio, tell your friend that crying is sometimes necessary and healing. The first Holiday Season after the loss of a loved one is so difficult. It is good that the three of you can be together

  81. Riö - The Evil
    5:54 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    SiberFluffy!…yeah, we are both going to make the best of it…grunt…She will be happy and I will be hungry and it will all work out splendidly…snort!…Although her mother called tonight saying she was not feeling all that good, so it may be my friend cooking the dinner after all unless things change…snuff!…My friend makes a mean turkey, but her mother never takes my friends advice…grump!…It’s always dry and in need of a lot of gravy…..Woooo!…That’s okay by me!me!me!…..heh

  82. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:05 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    My girl texted my mom today and asked if we could fry our turkey this year. My aunt and uncle gave us a fryer a few years ago, and we have fried a couple of times. When we got finished the turkey was pretty good, but Mom and Dad were dismayed by all that oil that was left! So they haven't used the fryer the last few years. And this year they decided to just buy a breast because this is a "white meat" family anyway. So Mom says my girl is outta luck — at least this year!

  83. Barb & Maggie
    6:07 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Siber-H, Barb has never done the brine thing either, but she did try brining pork chops and they were really good. A brine is basically a water bath that you soak the turkey in for 1-3 days. You use a lot of kosher salt as your base. One they showed on tv the other day had sugar and some spices added as well. They say it is much jucier, tastier and more tender.

    Rio, what is an Alton Brown Turkey?

    We are heading to bed shortly. Night all!

  84. Siber-H
    6:08 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    I know your friend's mom wants to feel useful by cooking for you guys. I hope she feels up to it, but it might be your friend who ends up doing the cooking.

    SiberFluffy is going to sleep now. A lot us are turning in earlier than we did. It must be the long dark and the cold. Mom says she feels like an old bear that wants to hibernate. My season is just getting started so mom needs to get over this hibernating crap.

    Good Night Friends! See you all tomorrow

  85. Siber-H
    6:11 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    The pork chops sound delish. My mom has never watched one those cooking shows in her life…perhaps she should.

  86. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:11 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    OK, Mom says she's going to go to bed so she can get up early and walk. She's doing pretty good — she had a little setback when Dad hurt his Achilles tendon and they didn't walk for a few days, and then my boy's birthday meant three days in a row for cake and ice cream. She gained back three pounds, but now she's lost those three pounds again plus one more, so she's up to eleven pounds now! Still fluffy, though!!! She says it's going to take awhile to get where she wants, so I guess I'll have to keep signing off early!

    Barb: I'm glad the news continues to be good. We think of you often.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    6:24 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!… We wish we were a White Meat Only family too!..It would be so easy, but NO. Grandma is dark meat and her daughter has to have the Neck, or else!….grunt!…Go figure, So every year we have to have the whole damn turkey roasted…heh!…This is okay

  88. Staff
    6:26 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Barb,

    We have brined turkeys twice. Yes they are very moist and delicious, but they have too much salt for me to make them that way again.

    I used a vegetable broth with the kosher salt heated up in it. Once it cooled we put it in a 5 gallon pail and put it on the porch.

    The first time I put it directly in the pail and the second time we used a 'brining bag' and that was easier.

    You didn't need to make so much brine and when you wanted to remove the turkey from the brine you just cut a slit in the bottom of the bag and lifted the bag and turkey and all the brine drained out into the pail.

    Just a normal turkey this year, but I do like to use those roasting bags because the turkey cooks faster and it stays moist in those too.

    Night night everyone and you stay well, or get better OK?

  89. Staff
    6:28 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Nobody gets the neck at our house. It is cooked up with the giblets and made into the giblet gravy. It is always interesting each year to find out which giblets got put into the turkey. They just must grab a handful without looking because they are always different.

    We are having a 'fresh' turkey this year so we will go pick it up tomorrow and get it all prepped.

  90. Riö - The Evil
    6:41 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Well!,,,Now that I have heard from the Kat Klan I can go to bed happy!…heh!…We here still want to try Brining, just because Alton does it that way and he looks healthy enough…snort!…Good night all!….I am off to my warm soft bed. Oh Look! She has put some Pilgrim and Indian dolls in my bed! …Wow!…sniff sniff…I will have to rearrange the baseball toys and the Mayflower/Plymouth Rock toys…wheeze!…Life is always interesting!…gruff!

  91. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:16 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Rio, yes, much to her dismay, Belle will be in the GARAGE with the rest of the commondogs, also Holly. I am going to wear my bandana upside down as a sign of distress.

    niters Macy out

  92. Wolfie
    8:06 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Whew, I'm only #96; dodged a bullet there! Hope everyone is tucked inside their beds, warm and snug on this Thanksgiving's Eve eve.

    Mom is traveling to the LA area with my Boys and dad. They are taking the PUPPY!! And me and Baxter and Teddy have to stay home! All by ourselves. Never mind that our petsitter will be coming by 3x a day to visit and take us outside and cuddle us and never mind that we will be inside nice and warm and that I HATE driving in a car. It still isn't fair.

    Mom tried brining a turkey once but it didn't seem to make much of a difference. Good luck! She won't have to cook this year; Grandma and Aunt Sue will do the honors.

    I can't believe that people are actually going shopping at 3:00 morning. Humans are so silly.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Awww!…Wookie is in the house!…heh!….He always brings his sense of calm and positive Agent Confidense to the situation…snort!…I feel better already about everything, especially about Buford! He will walk again!!….wheeze!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Molly N’ Stover!…My friend wishes she could do what you guys are doing this year…sniff…She would be perfectly happy being home with me reading or working on her craftiness stuff… wheeze!…It will be so different this year, she is afraid she will cry …sneeze!…or her mother will cry…or Grandma will cry…gasp!…There is a GREAT possibility of a lot of crying that might happen and she would rather avoid it, but she can not…grunt!…Me, I can’t wait for all the turkey and stuffing and gravy and potatoes….YEEP!YEEP!…bring it ON!….Woooooo!..I can handle crying, I’m an expert by now…heh!…Just lick her face all over again and again…sniffle!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on November 23rd, 2010

    Stover!,,,,You are in for a treat with “Luther” when yo finally get to catch up on the show…wow!,,,We are STILL watching, but it has been Excellent all the way!,,,wooo!

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