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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We're Tacky at Thanksgiving As Well

You already know that we have some tacky Halloween decorations.  Actually I don't think there is such a thing as a Halloween decoration that isn't tacky.  We are a bit more tasteful at Thanksgiving but we still have plenty of tacky.  Now if only I could find a fiber optic turkey...



Our very large Tacky Turkey greets guests in the foyer.





 Our flag looks as if it came from a child's coloring book.  It will surely wave furiously today and tomorrow since we are having some really strong wind.




 On the other hand, I don't think our Thanksgiving wreath is tacky at all.



I am brining the turkey this year.  I had no idea it was this time-consuming.  Mix the brine, boil it, let it cool then refrigerate.  When it's cold add ice water and apple juice and pour over the fresh turkey and let it brine for 24-36 hours.  We'll have the usual side dishes and dessert.  I'm looking forward to finding out for myself if the brined turkey is better.

Whatever you are doing and wherever you are going:

HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING, EVERYONE!!!





11 comments:

troutbirder said...

And as well to you and yours, Carolyn. :)

Rudee said...

I was considering brining the turkey, too. Maybe I'll just come to your house instead. No...don't send the address...I think I could find your colorful house from google earth!

Taradharma said...

I've brined chicken before - it WAS better. But the turkey - wow, that is a lot of work. I'd love to hear how it turns out.

All our turkey decorations are still in storage -- I look forward to next year when we're in the new house, tacky turkey decorations and all!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Ms. A said...

Oh, my, that's a lot of time to invest. Hope it turns out great.

Happy Thanksgiving, Carolyn!

Kerri said...

Love your wreath! Happy Thanksgiving!

Miley said...

Happy Turkey Day!!

Jill said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! I keep trying to tell my folks that prime rib is much easier to prepare.

robin andrea said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Hope you have a wonderful day, and please let us know how that brined turkey turned out!

Ginnie said...

I hope you've had a wonderful day and I'm interested in hearing if it was worth all the trouble to brine the turkey. I did something different and slathered seasoned butter UNDER the skin of the breast and was pleased that the white meat was more tender than usual.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I can't wait to hear of your turkey outcome!!!
I don't think any of your decorations are tacky...does that make me tacky??? :)

Ruth said...

I have never heard of brining a turkey. I just looked up a recipe and it reminds me of what my grandmother did to beef for Christmas. She kept it in brine for 3 weeks and then roasted the meat.