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#61 DJ MC

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 08:52 PM

Always go to my Grandma's in Catonsville. Nice to stay home for Thanksgiving. She's 84 years old and still going strong. We usually have 20+ extended family members, but it's quite a bit smaller this year. Big turkey, big ham, with plenty of side dishes. Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and some potato/cheese/butter casserole thing that tastes like heaven. Plenty of pies for dessert (apple, cherry, pumpkin, chocolate). Always a good time. We're very Italian, but we do that for Christmas. All traditional for Thanksgiving.

 

One semi-odd thing we do is that we eat pretty late. I know most people eat close to Noon, but we eat around 5:30. Not sure why, just always the way we've done it. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, always a fun time of year. Hope nobody has to travel tomorrow in that crappy weather.

 

My family eats pretty late. We have a brunch with one side of the family early, then finish preparing dinner and take it to the other side of the family, so we don't eat until 6-6:30.

 

 

Bull Roasts are so beloved in Baltimore and so completely foreign everywhere else I've lived.  Its pretty interesting. 

 

You mean the general idea? I can't imagine most places don't have something similar, even if it involves seafood or barbecue or whatever the local specialty is.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:27 PM

Balled up and battered some leftover stuffing, breaded with panko, and deep fried it. Highly recommend! Mix some cranberry relish with mayo for a dipping sauce, or just dip in leftover gravy. Start dieting sometime next week.
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:28 PM

You mean the general idea? I can't imagine most places don't have something similar, even if it involves seafood or barbecue or whatever the local specialty is.

 

All of it.  The idea of buying a raffle tickets, or paying up front for food/prizes, the term 'bull roast', etc.  Maybe I'm wrong but I've never heard of any type of gathering remotely close to bull roast anywhere else in the country.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:35 PM

Deep frying a turkey....either Cajun or jerk recipe.
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:51 PM

All of it.  The idea of buying a raffle tickets, or paying up front for food/prizes, the term 'bull roast', etc.  Maybe I'm wrong but I've never heard of any type of gathering remotely close to bull roast anywhere else in the country.

 

Well, that just makes us far more awesome than them. Just went to a bull roast last weekend.


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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:57 PM

Deep frying a turkey....either Cajun or jerk recipe.


I'd go with jerk.

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 10:58 PM

Well, that just makes us far more awesome than them. Just went to a bull roast last weekend.


I love oysters but every time I eat them I'm vomiting a few hours later. Sucks.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:24 PM

Oyster rock a feller are the boom.
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:37 PM

I'd go with jerk.


I usually do a jerk seasoning. It's my "Seacrets Turkey".
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Posted 25 November 2014 - 11:46 PM

"Seacrets turkey" sounds like the name of a NSFW subreddit.
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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:45 PM

Will be spending Thanksgiving at the cousin of JJ Hardy's house (and I'm sure at some point the talk amongst some will turn to the O's).  We will be bringing mashed taters, spinach artichoke dip, pumpkin bread pudding, maybe my aunt's super-world famous homemade cheesecake, and wine/beer/liquor.

 

After dinner I think the plan is for everyone to head to someone else's house (with a much bigger yard) and everyone will bring their dogs so the dogs can play/run around while the humans continue drinking/eating.

 

Friday (after running errands and maybe a little black friday madness) we'll do our own thanksgiving at home with our own turkey breast, more mashed taters, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, rolls, veggies, etc., etc., more booze.

You're not hosting? That's a lot of stuff to bring.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 02:56 PM

We usually eat at just before halftime of the Cowboys game, never thought of it as "late" but judging from some on here it is.


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Posted 26 November 2014 - 03:47 PM

You're not hosting? That's a lot of stuff to bring.

 

We're schlepping pretty much the whole meal (turkey, potatoes, salad, deviled eggs, rolls, two desserts, etc.) to my grandparents', because they live in a more central location for our family and can't do that much on their own anymore.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:52 AM

Happy Thanksgiving, guys and gals.

I'll be sitting at home, drinking beer and eating leftover chinese food. Two thumbs up for being sick!



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Posted 27 November 2014 - 12:10 PM

You're not hosting? That's a lot of stuff to bring.

 

Nah, not that much.  1 side, 2 desserts, 1 app, 3 bottles of wine, a 6 pack, and the fixings for old fashioned's.  Should easily fit into 2 bags.

 

And Merry Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night.


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Posted 27 November 2014 - 02:38 PM

Nah, not that much.  1 side, 2 desserts, 1 app, 3 bottles of wine, a 6 pack, and the fixings for old fashioned's.  Should easily fit into 2 bags.

 

And Merry Thanksgiving to all and to all a good night.

My parents are hosting; other than my uncle who does the turkey, no one is contributing that much.


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:28 AM

Having Thanksgiving Dinners tomorrow, Friday, and Saturday....  that's my type of marathon.


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:43 AM

I think Mackus is out hunting his turkey right now.
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"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:45 AM

That's awesome, can never have too much Thanksgiving food in my mind. 

 

I host a big Thanksgiving party for my friends every year the weekend prior.  Did it this past Saturday.  Made a smoked turkey for the first time (well, at this event, I did a test run a few weeks before).  It's really good, my favorite way to do it that I've found (like it better than fried, which is also good, smoking until half-cooked and then finishing in the fryer sounds like an idea worth investigating).  Only catch is can't really stuff it, since I butterfly the turkey to get more exposure to the smoke and to cook faster.  But can still make tons of dressing/stuffing and then add pan drippings to that to get that "in the bird" flavor, also leads to a smoky gravy.  Also, stock made from the leftover smoked carcass is amazing and really smoky, made turkey gumbo with it that I've been eating all week and is fantastic.

 

My parents and my wife's parents live near each other, so we still do the "two Thanksgivings" plan on Thursday. 

 

And this year, we leave for our delayed honeymoon to Thailand on Friday.  Hopefully still in enough of a food coma to get some sleep on the cross-world flight!


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Posted 25 November 2015 - 08:49 AM

Enjoy, and looking forward to hearing about your trip...  should be quite the experience.






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