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madameshawshank



Joined: 30 Sep 2004
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Location: Penrith (where jacarandas remind me of change), New South Wales, Australia

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm enjoying this Thanksgiving idea...for Dick....David do let him know we love you both so much...

now what turkeyish item could be sent from Oz?....for the celebration feast...time to think on this!

hugs always...wouldn't it be fun if lots of cnzers had some input in the feast...in one way or another...oh I've got it...I'll script in my 'finest' calligraphy Wink a turkey-based haiku...sort of pun Wink

hugs 'cause I love 'em
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donna wrote:
I didn't fall for the Williams-Sonoma brine mixture (WHO buys that stuff? Rolling Eyes ), but I did purchase brining bags from some catalogue: $14 for 2 bags. They are giant heavy duty zip lock bags and will hold a 20 pound turkey (or a 16 rib crown roast of pork!).


I use an 18-qt. food storage tub with a snap-on a lid that I get at a wholesale grocery (Smart & Final if you have them in NoCal but, if you don't, any restaurant supply with have them in a variety of sizes big enough for a monster turkey or a small enough for a chicken). Cheap. Useful for dry storage too. And this size actually fits in my fridge.

Lacking such a tub, a regular old picnic cooler works as well. It won't leak on you and you can save space in the fridge by leaving it in the basement or garage to brine.
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David



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I followed Rainey's lead and got a nice storage tub with a snap on lid--it was perfect! We don't have any W-S, sound lovely but overpriced! And thanks Rainey, you included alllllll your recipes!

Oh, do you do anything special to clean your brining tub after use??
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Rainey



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
Oh, do you do anything special to clean your brining tub after use??


No — hot water and detergent. Like anything else.
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Donna



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear David,

Can we assume from your post that the turkey dinner is near to becoming a reality? Is Dick doing well enough for the big celebration? I am hoping with all my heart and soul that that's the case!

You have all our best wishes - and now you have a tub to brine a turkey in, too! Let's hope it's in use SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!! Laughing

If you like cranberry, I will gladly send Aunt Harriett's cranberry chutney recipe!
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David



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sadly Dick still has not passed the "swallow" test so cannot take anything at all by mouth---BUT the therapists are encouraged because his swallowing is improving---just a matter of time--but we cannot guess just how much time. Then it will be soft soft foods for quite some time I imagine slowly adding things to his diet. Imagine how tender your mouth would be having not chewed anything for 4 or 5 months!! Then I imagine it will be many small meals a day-----so the turkey dinner is down the road a fair ways yet---and I am saving a jar of cranberry preserves Rainey sent me for what will be a very special occasion!
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melinda



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David.....I am sorry that Dick still is unable to eat. My son had extensive jaw surgery in June and had his jaws wired shut for 6 weeks....so I know a lot about liquid diets, then graduated to soft/pureed foods....he ended up drinking a lot of malted milks because it was one thing that actually tasted good....the wizzed up meat sauce/pasta was nasty lookin....but it was hard to come up with a savory pureed meal......there's a book that we ordered from a website the surgeon gave us www.zip-n-squeeze.com....that has some good suggestions (for when Dick gets to that point) and the products are like heavy duty bags with straws so u don't have to suck, just squeeze.....worked great.....good luck & I hope you and Dick are able to share a meal soon (even if it's a liquid one)
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David



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh I like that Melinda--Thanks!

Hey everyone--although he can't respond, Dick now has access to e-mail so if anyone wishes to send a note saying hi just sent it to

laptop2@surgesoncarson.com


and make sure you mention you're a friend of mine from Chocolate & Zucchini (he's always been quite amused by my association with this wonderful crowd)
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David



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wa hoooo! Thanks to all who sent funny, informative, and supportive e-mails to Dick, he really, really got a kick out of them!
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Carole0003



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, wrong message place. still learning.
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simona



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulation to Erin, she reachd 1000 posts .
Rainey beware, your crown is in danger!!
I believe Erin , the new "thousandaire" deserves a little present from the management...

No more war, more posts on the forum!
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simona



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, doesn't Erin deserve congratulations?
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Chicago Bear



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Erin!!!
You win a free bar of Waters Gulch Black Raspberry soap. Simply log on to www.watersgulch.com, enter the password automatically provided by Clotilde when you reach 1,000 postings, and within four business days, your bar of soap will be delivered.
Your other choice, less valuable, is two tickets to the Minnesota Twins/Boston Red Sox baseball game on June 13 in Minneapolis. To claim this prize, log on to the Minnesota Twins website, where you will be directed to the C&Z link.
Rainey is well on her way to the free week in Paris prize, awarded after 5,000 postings.
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Erin



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll take the soap. I guess it's about time I log off and take a bath.
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Barbara



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2006 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know there were prizes. I'll have to up my posting.
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