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Old Oct 11th 2015, 11:46 am
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did a google on this & surprising its a tradition according to netmums.com

For those who cook the turkey on xmas eve
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Old Oct 11th 2015, 12:08 pm
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I could maybe understand it if xmas day was busier than xmas eve, but surely what makes xmas day 'busy' is doing the dinner.

But isn't that just transferring 'busy' to xmas eve when you might be busy with last minute wrapping or some such?

I suppose it depends on everyone's arrangements.

I'd rather relax with my whisky and 7Up with a movie or something the night before.
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[QUOTE=not2old;11769872]did a google on this & surprising its a tradition according to netmums.com

The lovely Diane from Dallas had never seen one cooked on Christmas day before; she said they always cooked it through the middle of the night so the house didn't get hot, and had the big meal around noon.
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Old Oct 11th 2015, 12:53 pm
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I could maybe understand it if xmas day was busier than xmas eve, but surely what makes xmas day 'busy' is doing the dinner.

But isn't that just transferring 'busy' to xmas eve when you might be busy with last minute wrapping or some such?

I suppose it depends on everyone's arrangements.

I'd rather relax with my whisky and 7Up with a movie or something the night before.
I was into my teens before I realized people did Christmas dinner....

We never did a Christmas dinner, just stayed home with parents and sibling, and once I was 16, at work...

We don't do anything currently for Christmas but it's just the 2 of us and generally one of us works, me the previous 2 years, although this year looking like we will both be off on the holiday.
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Old Oct 11th 2015, 1:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
We don't do anything currently for Christmas but it's just the 2 of us and generally one of us works, me the previous 2 years, although this year looking like we will both be off on the holiday.
You can come to us for dinner if you like. Pop over in your Learjet. Bring your snow shovel with you.
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You can come to us for dinner if you like. Pop over in your Learjet. Bring your snow shovel with you.
I haven't taken the lear out all week, I better go make sure it can still fly.....
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I haven't taken the lear out all week, I better go make sure it can still fly.....
Don't over-wind it or the rubber band may snap.
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Just prepared the 99c/lb Butterball for frying tomorrow. That was an unexpected cheap price in Safeway a couple of weeks ago.

There's a first time for everything! Hopefully it will be as good as everyone keeps telling me fried turkeys are!

Picked up the indoor fryer in Wallymart earlier in the year for $30, on clearance from $130 or so. It's one of those ones that looks like a massive deep fat fryer. It will be cooked in the garage I think. Chip pan smell will fill the entire house otherwise - the downside of 'Open Concept' I suppose!

Will report back tomorrow!

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Just prepared the 99c/lb Butterball for frying tomorrow. That was an unexpected cheap price in Safeway a couple of weeks ago.

There's a first time for everything! Hopefully it will be as good as everyone keeps telling me fried turkeys are!

Picked up the indoor fryer in Wallymart earlier in the year for $30, on clearance from $130 or so. It's one of those ones that looks like a massive deep fat fryer. It will be cooked in the garage I think. Chip pan smell will fill the entire house otherwise - the downside of 'Open Concept' I suppose!

Will report back tomorrow!
I will send you a blood requisition form to check your cholesterol too!
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I will send you a blood requisition form to check your cholesterol too!
Apparently turkeys don't absorb much fat, or they lose a similar amount or something...

As we only eat turkey once every few years, it should be OK!

The rest of my diet is probably bad enough already anyway!
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I'm only kiddin ya!
Apparently Bernard Matthews Turkey Twizzlers are the best- tho Jamie Oliver isn't so keen!!!
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Originally Posted by withabix
Just prepared the 99c/lb Butterball for frying tomorrow. That was an unexpected cheap price in Safeway a couple of weeks ago.

There's a first time for everything! Hopefully it will be as good as everyone keeps telling me fried turkeys are!

Picked up the indoor fryer in Wallymart earlier in the year for $30, on clearance from $130 or so. It's one of those ones that looks like a massive deep fat fryer. It will be cooked in the garage I think. Chip pan smell will fill the entire house otherwise - the downside of 'Open Concept' I suppose!

Will report back tomorrow!
Always wanted to do a fried turkey, if they ever put the turkey fryer things down to $30, I'd grab one, have to cook it at the MIL house though..

Our Wal-Mart has had 2 of those fryer things on the shelf for a couple years now, was $130 and now $75, the boxes are so faded it's almost hard to tell what is in the boxes now...

Where were Butterball's that cheap? They never went below 2.49/lb around these parts.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
It's still dark out. That means it's not Monday yet. Is your clock fast?
Ah but I am working all day tomorrow, so we had our Thanksgiving meal today - I had 3 hours off, enough time to finish off cooking the meal and get to eat it. Needs must old chap! Must admit it was very tasty; turkey, roast potato's, cauli, broccoli, carrots, sprouts, turnip and asparagus, served with cranberry sauce, bread sauce, stuffing and a proper turkey gravy.

Doing it all again on Tuesday (sans cooking the turkey) for my son, who was working all day today and tomorrow!

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old British tradition to cook the bird the day before in case of a black out or power outage & the fact of less hassle on the event day.

Siouxie now makes a Turkey & stuffing sandwich just to make sure it tastes good - wash it down with a glass of favourite beverage
I can still remember my Mum getting up at silly-o'clock to put the 20lb turkey in, so it would be ready for dinner later on on Christmas Day. Whilst I quite often prepare the veg the night before, I always cook the meal on the day.

Turkey, stuffing, bread sauce and cranberry sandwiches are the best! I used to go to a pub just across from Bodium Castle, t'was there I had one for the first time.

Back in days gone by, breakfast boxing day was always a big chunk of bread and turkey dripping with a sprinkle of salt - oh my poor arteries!

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Originally Posted by withabix
Just prepared the 99c/lb Butterball for frying tomorrow. That was an unexpected cheap price
I'll say. I'm chuffed when I see them @ $1.39/$1.49.
There's a first time for everything! Hopefully it will be as good as everyone keeps telling me fried turkeys are!
Fried? Can't say I remember anyone mentioning that - not on BE anyway.

In fact I seem to be the only one who ever rabbits on about 'butterball' turkey - although one or two have mentioned them this year.

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...turkey, roast potato's, cauli, broccoli, carrots, sprouts, turnip and asparagus, served with cranberry sauce, bread sauce, stuffing and a proper turkey gravy.
No parsnips? That's illegal.

There's only two of us who like sprouts. I bought 8 of them. I didn't get a funny look when they were weighed.

Back in days gone by, breakfast boxing day was always a big chunk of bread and turkey dripping with a sprinkle of salt - oh my poor arteries!
I certainly remember having bread and dripping once but not turkey and not boxing day.

Of course you had bubble and squeak with the cold turkey later.
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Didn't go shopping today because I didn't need anything, worked a short day but went back in the early afternoon to solve a problem and was given a big carton of Schezwan beef by co-workers which I ate after my pub stop. Then when I got home I took my next door neighbour one of the turkey breasts I smoked on Monday and she gave me a cryovac package with 2 great big moose steaks in it. What a country!
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