Show me your Bird ( hams allowed)?

Ham or Turkey for Thanksgiving?


  • Total voters
    30

Smeagol

Puritan Board Senior
Alright folks….this thread is for you to show off your bird for Thanksgiving. To be clear this is not only for those who are EP (exclusive poultry) and pork IS allowed.

Personally I detest those holding to the Exclusive Poultry position for this day, and would be happy to find myself in an OEP (Orthodox Exclusive Porkery) gathering when it comes to Thanksgiving meatery!

Today I am working on a double Apple smoked ham with a Pineapple Brown Sugar Jack Daniels glaze. I will save my photos and post once I am done.

P.S. I am a lover of cranberry sauce (canned included). Oh and YES, Side dish photos are welcome! The poll question pertains to your preference and not necessarily to what is being served.
 
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Irenaeus

Puritan Board Freshman
I selected Other because I am a universalist. While I respect and appreciate the traditional turkey-oriented conception of the liturgiculinary calendar, and in fact frequently participate in and identify with the truth claims of that worldview, I consider it one of only many possible roads to gastronomic bliss. I would gladly embrace MoHAMedan thinking or chickenology and have even been known to philosophically ponder whether holding the Feast of the Seven Fishes at this time would cause a rift in the space time continuum.
 

Smeagol

Puritan Board Senior
@Taylor I see you still maintain your Chiconimist tendencies! Fine if you want to still apply Juiciary laws… I’ll allow it!
 
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kodos

Puritan Board Junior
Currently slow smoking a Prime Rib (oak & pecan) ... and a smoked Turkey (oak & apple wood) for the traditionalists. Both are usually good! Not sure I will remember to take pictures, but if I do - I will try to post them.
 

Phil D.

Puritan Board Junior
On special culinary occasions like holidays I prefer meats that are, by American standards anyway, somewhat exotic: Lamb, Goose, Duck, Pheasant... Not that I always get 'em. Today it's off to the daughter-in-law's parents' for ...Turkey...
 

Berean

Puritanboard Commissioner
Here's one bird's opinion.

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jw

Administrator
TexMex Thanksgiving meal. Superior to Turkey in every way. Burrito fare, tostadas, enchiladas, bean dip. Fixins.
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Smeagol

Puritan Board Senior
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Well here it is, but I forgot to take a picture of the ham after the glaze which is the best photo. I know I suck. So just imagine the last picture with a stick candy like glaze of Jack Daniels!
 

Morgan

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm having a brisket, smoked low and slow. I'm not a turkey eater, once every 5 years is enough for me and this is only year 1.
 

jwithnell

Moderator
Staff member
First time smoking a turkey using a pellet contraption on a regular large gas grill. We've done pulled pork this way and plan to do a brisket in a few weeks. 20211125_172043.jpg
 

jwithnell

Moderator
Staff member
No picture, but I also introduced my family to one of those Southern fits-no-category dishes: pineapple casserole. Is it a side dish? Dessert? Fruit for health? It is full of butter, crackers, cheese ...
 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
Staff member
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20211125_150536.jpg 20211125_180648.jpg 20211125_145212.jpg Strictly ERB (exclusively roasted bird); stuffing and gravy (not pictured). Also yellow cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate cookie crumb filling inside and dark chocolate ganache outside. Ended up with way too much food and like 5-6 pies along with the cake.
 

Smeagol

Puritan Board Senior

Jeri Tanner

Administrator
Staff member
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View attachment 8636View attachment 8637View attachment 8638Strictly ERB (exclusively roasted bird); stuffing and gravy (not pictured). Also yellow cake with chocolate frosting and chocolate cookie crumb filling inside and dark chocolate ganache outside. Ended up with way too much food and like 5-6 pies along with the cake.
I’ve never seen a chicken roasted… sitting up. Is that a thing?

Hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving!
 

NaphtaliPress

Administrator
Staff member
Supposed to be flat but I didn't quite get it mashed down; and it was a small turkey. It's the method you cut the backbone out and roast it high heat fast.
I’ve never seen a chicken roasted… sitting up. Is that a thing?

Hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving!
 

Elizabeth

Puritan Board Sophomore
We had hamburgers for lunch and hanger steak for dinner.
Both cooked in a Ninja indoor grill which did a surprisingly good job.
We gussied up our meal with a pavlova. It was exquisite.
 

timfost

Puritan Board Senior
Turkey all the way. I'm a stickler for orthodoxy. I'm pretty sure it's what the Westminster divines insisted on for their Thanksgiving dinner. I baked the 24 lb. bird breast down for the first two hours and then turned it and waited until 155°. I guess Grant convinced me to become EP. ;)

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Smeagol

Puritan Board Senior
Turkey all the way. I'm a stickler for orthodoxy. I'm pretty sure it's what the Westminster divines insisted on for their Thanksgiving dinner. I baked the 24 lb. bird breast down for the first two hours and then turned it and waited until 155°. I guess Grant convinced me to become EP. ;)

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Breast down is a pro trick… Tim you just increased in points on my personal cool meter, even with your EP position. I guess you are a real TR (Turkey Roaster). Nicely done.
 
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