Monday, November 14, 2005

Thanksgiving Poll

For some crazy reason, I volunteered to have Thanksgiving at my house this year.
Because my in-laws are crazy, I have to make Stove Top stuffing, which makes me sick!
So, this is a poll...
On Thanksgiving, is Stove Top stuffing OK or not OK?
I will also be making homemade stuffing, so for those of you repulsed by Thanksgiving Stove Top, rest assured, traditional stuffing will also be on the table.

As a secondary question...a few years ago, my father in law's girlfriend purchased a precooked turkey for Thanksgiving, which offends my holiday sensibilities to begin with. Anywho, she wanted to MICROWAVE the turkey, which made me SICK!

So, in short, I ask that you weigh in now on a) Stove Top and b) microwaved turkey for Thanksgiving...totally OK or so not OK?


Amy said...

Well I have considered making stove top stuffing, but I'm not a fan of stuffing and really can't taste so my okaying of this is based on nothing.

As for the turkey, I see no problem with buying pre-cooked turkey, it does save a lot of time and hassle. But I have not heard of microwaving it other than to heat up leftovers.

I should also say that Thanksgiving was never my favorite holiday because 1) I'm not a fan of turkey 2) I hate gravy, 3) No gravy = dry turkey = i hate turkey even more, 4) I don't like stuffing and 5) i'm not a fan of cranberry sauce. So my opinion really means nothing!

Jessey said...

You hate turkey, stuffing AND cranberry sauce!!
I guess that's ok.

Freebird said...

I love turkey/stuffing/cranberry saurce. My opinion is I prefer homemade stuffing over Stove Top any day, but in a bind Stove Top is better than nothing. It's not that bad.

I'm with Amy, I'm okay with precooked turkey. If it cuts down on cooking time, I'm all for it, but microwave?? Eww. No. My answer on that one's gotta be no. I can't imagine it not being jerky-like dry.

Jessey said...

I use Stove Top for like regular dinner stuffing, if we have a dinner that requires a stuffing side dish. Stove Top is so easy, it's hard NOT to use it. But for Thanksgiving, I'm traditional, I make everything from scratch, no matter what pain it causes!
For the record, I have never microwaved a turkey. I am also on the record as being against microwaved bacon. I generally am against the use of the microwave as an initial cooking device, preferring instead to use it as a warming up device.

cube said...

Yes, we know your anti-microwave proclivities, Jessey, & as far as cooking a turkey in the microwave, I agree with you completely.

Why buy pre-cooked when cooking a turkey is the easiest thing in the world to cook. Just throw the sucker in the oven & forget about it until the timer pings!

Stove-Top is OK in a pinch, but not on Thanksgiving. Homemade stuffing with sausage & mushrooms is what we make. Very moist & tasty. Yummm. I'm salivating already.

Jessey said...

I couldn't agree more Cube. Turkey is perhaps the most misunderstood of all the meats. It is so easy, so effortless. I did a practice Thanksgiving with a turkey breast that didn't even require basting, I mean, much more hands off can you be?
Dump meat into oven, walk away.
Very easy.
I make homemade giblet stuffing, using all the giblet parts that turkeys come with. That also is very easy...not Stove Top five minutes easy, but easy enough for the one day a year that the meal is the centerpiece of the holiday.
Thanksgiving is just my favorite day, and as much as I love shortcuts (I'll be doctoring up canned cranberry goo this year instead of starting with fresh cranberries!) you can't go short on the turkey and stuffing.
You just can't!