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Canned gravy is evil!

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posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:28 PM
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Shoulda brought my waders for this...

Going in anyway!
Gravy making is definitely a art, definitely a skill which I don't have. Despite multiple Spec4's tutorials in the mess, multiple relatives walking me thru it and my poor husband insisting because I can cook meat decently that gravy is automatically part of the deal.

It wasn't, it isn't, but I make a lovely very bland putty, wallpaper paste, spackle, add some horse hair and BOOM!
Tiger hair suitable for any quarter panel.

I was not born with the "gift of gravy".
Have to agree the canned-jar stuff is almost as atrocious taste wise. I'm sure there is some nutritional value cause don't we fortify everything?

I digress...
LOVE & ADORE the package stuff that restaurants use! In more Holiday dinner gravy travesty's "Will that be brown gravy or brown gravy on your turkey?" Yep!! I won't have the chicken flavored junk in the house.

For the purists the rest of the family can go to Great Grams if they need the drippins-giblet batch make from boiling the turkey neck for stock batch.

This is ABSOLUTELY the hill I'm gonna die on.

That and cranberries in the stuffing. You can always tell who the greedy idiot relatives where who ate before everyone got served. The screaming gives it away.




posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:29 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Sillyolme


I guess the ska-plop noise could become a tradition but eating it?..blah


Ska-Plop was my stripper name in college.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:32 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Sillyolme


I guess the ska-plop noise could become a tradition but eating it?..blah


Ska-Plop was my stripper name in college.




Plop - Spanish ska song. Ah, the places you'll go ...
edit on 27-11-2019 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:33 PM
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For my fellow members who may not know how to make gravy.

Remove the bird from the roasting pan to rest.
place the pan on the stove top and turn on the burner to medium.
You want to boil off most of the liquid leaving the fat and the brown bits.
Sprinkle about a tablespoon or two of flour into the pan and mix with the drippings
Cook the flour on med low until it takes on some color. For turkey gravy you want it dark.
Once it is brown add two cups of turkey or chicken broth and stir until thickened.
You can add wine if you like that flavor with turkey.
Taste for seasonings and adjust to taste.
If it gets too thick add a bit of water.
If it is too thin cook a bit longer.

Ratios are 1 TBSP fat, 1 TBSP flour, 1 cup of liquid. If you need more.
Happy Thanksgiving🦃



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Interesting. I don't know how it differs. but my family uses milk in that process.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:35 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Sillyolme


I guess the ska-plop noise could become a tradition but eating it?..blah


Ska-Plop was my stripper name in college.


For some reason I feel sorry for the brass pole and the dollar bills...



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:38 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Yes you can use chicken broth or milk.
More of chefs choice than a rule.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:43 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: ketsuko

Yes you can use chicken broth or milk.
More of chefs choice than a rule.


Yeah, the gravy is more my sister's thing. Her crew eats it quite a bit, so she's a practiced hand.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:50 PM
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All the while we got people fighting against oppressive regimes in Hong Kong, Iran and elsewhere. We make our stand on the appreciation of bottled or canned gravy LOL. Perhaps we can call it the Gravy Rebellion.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:55 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
For my fellow members who may not know how to make gravy.

Remove the bird from the roasting pan to rest.
place the pan on the stove top and turn on the burner to medium.
You want to boil off most of the liquid leaving the fat and the brown bits.
Sprinkle about a tablespoon or two of flour into the pan and mix with the drippings
Cook the flour on med low until it takes on some color. For turkey gravy you want it dark.
Once it is brown add two cups of turkey or chicken broth and stir until thickened.
You can add wine if you like that flavor with turkey.
Taste for seasonings and adjust to taste.
If it gets too thick add a bit of water.
If it is too thin cook a bit longer.

Ratios are 1 TBSP fat, 1 TBSP flour, 1 cup of liquid. If you need more.
Happy Thanksgiving🦃


That sounds delicious and just how my Mom would would make it when we left her alone LOL

May your family have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Silly



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 08:56 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

My bloody mary mix is bottled, Mr. T's.

Not home-made.

*ducks*



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Being a bloody Mary it doesn't matter how you make it...cuz it's still just drain cleaner..



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:05 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

It's the polite way to get likkered in the morning.




posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:06 PM
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a reply to: putnam6

That's homemade or canned gravy...
Baby steps on the word political stage.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:08 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

When drinking in the morning it's good from to state that is after noon somewhere..



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:14 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: putnam6

My bloody mary mix is bottled, Mr. T's.

Not home-made.

*ducks*


I contend most pre-mixed or convenience stuff is less about saving money and more about saving time. Sometimes, it's worth paying to cut the corners. Most of us buy boxed pasta for example or we pretty much all buy store bought peanut butter and jelly.

And sometimes, you buy something you can make for yourself knowing you're paying for the privilege of saving that time. We're having a store bought pie tomorrow because we're making the homemade desserts for the extended family meal on Saturday. I'm not doing two rounds of dessert. Or you need an easy weeknight solution, so maybe you do the storebought gravy helper.

But too many think they really cannot afford anything better, and that's not often true is you spread out the math and break it down. Sometimes it is, but not as often as people tend to think. So if you're mostly buying time, is Thanksgiving a meal where you want or need to cut corners like that? Clearly some people do. I've had guests show up to a homemade spread lugging their Taco Bell kits because they won't eat anything else. So it does happen.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:15 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: putnam6

My bloody mary mix is bottled, Mr. T's.

Not home-made.

*ducks*


And now I want a bloody mary LOL but Mr.T's is so bourgeoisie, I've always felt more upper crust using Zing Zang LOL



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 09:30 PM
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All this gravy and not one dinner roll.



posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 10:01 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
All this gravy and not one dinner roll.


😂 ... but.. but.. they aren’t home made dinner rolls. 😏
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posted on Nov, 27 2019 @ 10:03 PM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
All this gravy and not one dinner roll.


Talk about controversy and buying time ... my sister makes hers. I tend to buy them on the very rare occasions I worry about them at all. My aunt will likely source a very good bakery for them on Saturday.




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