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Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:05 am
by Montana St Alum
Have a memorable (in a good way) one.

Doing a little research on Thanksgiving, there are all sorts of claims as to when the first one was celebrated. But probably, the first one that was celebrated was by hunter gatherers or early agriculture based cultures that migrated into environments that didn't have year round "plenty". Moving up into colder climates, I'm sure people sighed with relief as the first snows came and they looked at their supplies and realized, "hay, we CAN make it through the winter"!

Also, has anyone ever finished a particularly good powder run, survived a perfect class IV or "sent it" mountain biking and high fived your partner or wanted to yell out "thank you (deity of your choice)"? Giving thanks is good.



Re: Thanksgiving

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2021 12:16 pm
by joeatomictoad
Cool turkey. Now I know where the turkey legs at the county fair come from.

Seems that the love of turkey meat is strictly a USA thing. (Possibly a North American desire, because I cannot vouch much for Canada). I have never spoken to someone from another country who spoke highly of the noble bird.

That's cool... more for me!

Re: Thanksgiving

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:40 am
by fgd135
Turkeys are native to N. America, hence the popularity in the USA, although similar large birds exist on other continents. Maybe not as tasty?
Here are a few Merriam's turkeys running and strutting around my house, from the game cameras. Noisy birds sometimes. Stellar's jays like to imitate the turkey's calls, which can be funny, since the jays do this from the tops of big pines, way higher than the turkeys will fly.

Re: Thanksgiving

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:26 am
by Montana St Alum
They must be easy to raise, because they are cheap. I just wish I could make decent gravy!
I gave up on it. Now I sous vide pork loin (142F for 5 hours) which is also crazy cheap and make a sauce of lingonberries. Low stress, and a big hit.

Add in one of these and it's great

Re: Thanksgiving

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:06 am
by joeatomictoad
Inspired by the motion picture Forrest Gump: can roast it, smoke it, deep-fry it. You got turkey dinner, turkey soup, turkey tetrazzini, turkey casserole, turkey chili, turkey risotto, turkey jerky, turkey a la king, turkey plate lunch, turkey salad, turkey enchiladas, turkey curry, and my favorite... open-faced warm turkey sandwich.

Re: Thanksgiving

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:43 pm
by Montana St Alum
And wild ones can fly.
Domesticated ones, sadly can not!

Re: Thanksgiving

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2021 10:50 am
by Montana St Alum