Thursday, November 24, 2022

Turkey Day


Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S..  Bleubeard and I want to wish each and every visitor from the states a very happy Thanksgiving, whether you celebrate it or not.  We realize we probably have as many, if not more International readers, so Bleubeard and I wish you a lovely Thursday.

This is a fun look at what you might be fixing today if you live in the States. 
The turkey is the star of the show.

And because the turkey has a face, I will be joining Nicole's Friday Face Off tomorrow.

This explains how to prepare your turkey, which includes trussing.

This shows how to truss your turkey using a needle and heavy string.  I ran my arm over the word "truss," smearing it before the ink dried.

I find this quite humorous.

I thought you might want to be able to read this.  They are right.  It doesn't brown food, but it does cook things quickly, efficiently, and economically from an electricity standpoint.  Be aware, this kitchen utensil book I'm using was written in 1972.

My first microwave looked very much like this one and cost about the same as the Litton.  Mine was Westinghouse.  I know because I still have the cookbook that came with the microwave.  None of these to my knowledge rotated the food on a tray, which is common today.  And the wattage wasn't nearly as high, but it takes less time to cook things these days.  I learned to cook using a microwave.  I still have trouble cooking on a stove top when I can use the microwave instead.  I've yet to see or use a convection oven or an air fryer.

If you are cooking your turkey in a conventional oven, you may need these.  Check out the bit of humor I found on the same page I found the microwave oven.  Please let me know if you decide to create the Turkey Mousse and I will feature you on my blog!

If you are baking your turkey (as opposed to deep frying, smoking, or grilling) you will likely need a turkey baster.  Here you have three choices.

And even though you won't find it on my dining room table this Thanksgiving,

many people will be preparing the versatile turkey (without disgusting margarine).

If you prepared a meal in 1972, you would have these choices and equipment needed to prepare your bird.  The turkey came from a special edition of The Old Farmer's Almanac, and everything else came from the kitchen equipment and recipes book I am working from this month.

In addition to

  we are joining AEDM and

  we are hosting Art Journal Journey with our themes Collage Fodder, Food and Drink, or both. 

Now please join Bleubeard, Squiggles, a few of our friends, and me

as we celebrate my favorite holiday of the year.  The only stuffed bird on my holiday table is the one you see above.  There will, however, be pumpkin pie and maybe some pumpkin bread.  That is, if I feel up to it.

Happy Thanksgiving, dear readers, followers, and lurkers.
Treasure Trovember will be late due to my illness.  I will share it tomorrow, along with some things I am thankful for.  Sadly, I am out of time today.


26 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Happy Thanksgiving and i hope you feel better soon xx

Mae Travels said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving, and feel better fast!
Your retro microwave instructions are quite amusing.

best... mae at

Elephant's Child said...

Happy Thanksgiving.
I do hope you feel much better. Soon.

Rita said...

I hope you feel better really soon!
Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Iris Flavia said...

Best wishes to health and Thanksgiving!
Oh, the microwave and I are not really friends, I prefer stove and oven.
And one time I want to try such a stuffed turkey!

kathyinozarks said...

Happy Thanksgiving and feel better soon-hugs
the microwave articles had me smiling. and brought to mind when I was in college up in northern Wisconsin in the late 60's for a dieticians degree (didn't finish) the microwave was just about to come on the scene-we did allot of experiments with it during one of the classes

Neet said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and the boys.
Loved reading the instructions and pictures on your page but i think i will stay with my normal cooking of fowl.
Hope you start to feel better soon.
Hugs Neet xxx

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Get well soon and then you'll really be thankful.

My name is Erika. said...

Oh I really like your turkey page. It is perfect for Thanksgiving. And that is one super turkey image too. I like how it is big and takes up the whole side. The vintage cookbook you're getting written images from is great too. I feel like I could cook a turkey just from your art page. Luckily I don't have to, but I did make some mini-pumpkin quiches yesterday to bring as an appetizer to my sister-in-laws. And I bought a Costco pumpkin pie. It feels a little bit like cheating when my SIL's husband is a chef who specializes in pastry. Smile. Have a lovely holiday. And I hope you are feeling better too. hugs-Erika

jinxxxygirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth. This is one of the few Thanksgivings that we are not cooking... and wow.. i really feel the less stress today.. I made Deviled Eggs last night and now thats it.. All we have to do is drive a little bit and I hope you feel better today. What a great find with that large turkey image! and a beautiful page. Hugs! deb

DVArtist said...

Thank you. We are not having turkey today. Manicotti for us. LOL. Have a nice day today.

Christine said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Valerie-Jael said...

Have a great Thanksgiving and hope you feel better soon. Hugs, Valerie

ashok said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

craftytrog said...

A very appropriate page Elizabeth.
Happy Thanksgiving, & I hope you're feeling better soon.

Lowcarb team member said...

Have a happy Thanksgiving and feel better soon.
My good wishes.

All the best Jan

Sharon Madson said...

I am so sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you get to feeling well enough to have pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. We went to Cracker Barrel and picked up a turkey dinner with pumpkin pie from curb side this morning, then warmed it up late this afternoon. Just the two of us, thankful and stuffed! LOL
Love your turkey page. I have a blaster like that; it was my grandmothers. I use it when Roast a turkey. Lovely Thanksgiving table de orations, too.

Darla said...

I am just getting around to my friends to wish them a Happy Thanksegiving. I enjoyed this post. Yes, I was cooking holiday dinners in 1972 and did the turkey just like that. Would probably do it the same today if I was faced with a big bird. I've had a few microwave ovens over the year and have never really made friends with them. I use them to heat up, thaw out or melt things but not to actually cook a meal. I have a gas stove that does a great job. I'm off to have a piece of pumpkin pie. With just two of us I may have to have pumpkin pie for breakfast too. Life is tough sometimes. Lol.

Elkes Lebensglรผck said...

Happy Thanksgiving !
I do hope you feel much better..hug-Elke

CJ Kennedy said...

I hope you and your boys had a lovely holiday. I'm not one for pumpkin pie, but pumpkin bread is delicious. I hope you are feeling better.

Tom said...

...I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Divers and Sundry said...

I like your stuffed bird ;) I cooked a frozen turkey breast and made deviled eggs and cornbread, but I bought the dressing and sweet potato casserole frozen at Kroger lol It was an easy meal to have after The Husband's Lions lost their game.

sirkkis said...

My late Thanksgiving wishes to you ๐Ÿ’

DVArtist said...

Hi Elizabeth, I hope you are feeling better. You wrote such a nice comment to me the other day. In it you apologized for not commenting right away. Please never feel like you have to apologize. Especially when you are not feeling well. You always come around and I appreciate it so much. Sending healing energy to you. Thank you for joining FFO.

Let's Art Journal said...

Sorry to hear that you've been unwell, I do hope you're feeling much better soon! Happy Thanksgiving, I love your table decorations and pumpkin pie sounds perfect to me ๐Ÿ˜Š. Your collage pages are fabulous too, so much to see and look at and I liked the postage stamps that you added. Take care and happy wishes! Hugs Jo x

NatureFootstep said...

We don´t have Thanks giving so not much turkey dinners.
I was scared by a turkey when I was a child. That bird was bigger then me. :( I still don´t like them.