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schmug
May 20, 2007



So it's the first of the stupid end of the year American holidays, and hopefully, like me, you are alone or with immediate family and not planning on going out and trying to kill other people with disease.

I'm starting the process of making a dinner that could probably feed about 8 people, and one that I am unfortunately going to have to eat by myself.

What is everyone else doing today?

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bradzilla
Oct 15, 2004

It's mysterious what attracts you to a post...


I work in IT for a retailer op. Luckily I only work til 2pm. Then I am also having a comically large meal for myself and Zooming my family.

schmug
May 20, 2007



bradzilla posted:

I work in IT for a retailer op. Luckily I only work til 2pm. Then I am also having a comically large meal for myself and Zooming my family.

At least it's not a full day!. Hoping most get the day off.

Cheers:

schmug
May 20, 2007



Time to get the bread "started"

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013



...h...how many other 'end of year American' holidays are there, specifically that this is the first of?

Anyway I'll be roasting a duck (doing a quick brine of said duck and then an eventual brown sugar and citrus glaze to finish it), with brussells sprouts and potatoes as sides while watching football most of the day

schmug
May 20, 2007



Big Beef City posted:

...h...how many other 'end of year American' holidays are there, specifically that this is the first of?

Anyway I'll be roasting a duck (doing a quick brine of said duck and then an eventual brown sugar and citrus glaze to finish it), with brussells sprouts and potatoes as sides while watching football most of the day

about three too many!

Nice. I thought about duck this year, but I'm boring so I bought a full turkey breast instead...

...hopefully I will be awake when the games start and haven't burnt my house down during a nap

tomapot
Apr 7, 2005
Suppose you're thinkin' about a plate o' shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, plate, or shrimp, or plate o' shrimp out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of a cosmic unconciousness.




Oven Wrangler

schmug posted:

Time to get the bread "started"


I thought that was a pile of coke which is how I used to celebrate Thanksgiving before I got sober.

Instead of hosting my in-laws over and having 10 for dinner it is just me, my wife and daughter. At least I won't have a to bite my tongue all day to avoid talking politics.
Happy Thanksgiving goons, grateful for some of you.

schmug
May 20, 2007



tomapot posted:

I thought that was a pile of coke which is how I used to celebrate Thanksgiving before I got sober.

Instead of hosting my in-laws over and having 10 for dinner it is just me, my wife and daughter. At least I won't have a to bite my tongue all day to avoid talking politics.
Happy Thanksgiving goons, grateful for some of you.

lol unfortunately no, but I am now picturing Tony Montana face planting into a glob of bread dough. Thanks lol

I am pretty happy that I don't have to leave the house today, regardless of the why

Mozi
Apr 4, 2004


here he comes
and he's gone again


Nap Ghost

first you get the flour... then you get the yeast... then you get the gluten

Xaintrailles
Aug 14, 2015



Big Beef City posted:

...h...how many other 'end of year American' holidays are there, specifically that this is the first of?

This is what I've figured out from Americans but IDK the exact order:
Thanks Giving
Black Friday
Cyber Monday
Super Bowl Day
Xmas Eve
Xmas Day
Boxing Day
Xbox Launch Day
New Year's Eve
Nine Eleven
"Sweeps"
Personal Day
Victory in Vietnam Day
Festivus
Confederate History Month
Kwanzaa
Pearl Harbor Day Brought To You By Monster Energy

Seems like a lot.

Fat Albert in a can
Aug 20, 2006


These stupid forest elves have NO appreciation for how hard I work on my hair.


Working a double back, getting those sweet sweet holiday pay dollars.

Pimpcasso
Mar 13, 2002

We're still wearing the fucking hats!


I知 working because my company loves money and hates the employees

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013



Xaintrailles posted:

This is what I've figured out from Americans but IDK the exact order:
Thanks Giving
Black Friday
Cyber Monday
Super Bowl Day
Xmas Eve
Xmas Day
Boxing Day
Xbox Launch Day
New Year's Eve
Nine Eleven
"Sweeps"
Personal Day
Victory in Vietnam Day
Festivus
Confederate History Month
Kwanzaa
Pearl Harbor Day Brought To You By Monster Energy

Seems like a lot.

Well, I'm pretty sure "Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years" aren't American only, and Americans don't celebrate Boxing day. The rest of these either don't exist (Personal Day??) or literally aren't holidays, so...gonna say nah to that list. Nah, I say.

Waterbed Wendy
Jan 29, 2009

airy tender puffs



Big Beef City posted:

Well, I'm pretty sure "Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years" aren't American only, and Americans don't celebrate Boxing day. The rest of these either don't exist (Personal Day??) or literally aren't holidays, so...gonna say nah to that list. Nah, I say.

Nothing gets past you

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





Just me and the folks (that I've been around enough getting groceries etc to not be a risk hopefully) this year. My brother is in Berlin, but I'm sure he'll probably have some sort of special meal with his gf. I'm trying a new dry rub and glaze on my bird this year. Having a butcher shop part out your turkey into whole breast, leg, and wings is the way do go.

Happy gobble day you jive rear end turkeys.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013



Waterbed Wendy posted:

Nothing gets past you

Thank you for noticing how incredibly smart I am, I can't wait for more praise like this as well.

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

We'll roll on with our heads held high.
Our conscience in the gutter,
Our dreams up in the sky.




I'm cooking a whole turkey for my dogs and cats because my spouse isn't here, might have been here, and I'm a vegetarian so gently caress it. No one wanted it. Time to spoil some very good livestock guardian dogs who work their asses off for me and their flock.

oh and I guess I'm giving literally every other farm animal some treats, too. Mostly I'm thumbing through ads and trying to decide if I want to risk my life going out and staring at the crazy that'll go on tomorrow morning. Answer is probably so, I mean, no one wears masks at the grocery store at this point anyhow.

Lieutenant Dan
Oct 27, 2009

Weedlord Bonerhitler


My girlfriend and I are spending our first Thanksgiving together after living together for like three years, we couldn't get a turkey so we found some turkey wings I'm going to cook up! She's vegetarian and more excited about mashed potatoes and stuffing and actually being together for the first time for the holidays, it is wholesome as gently caress

I didn't grow up in the States so I'm hazarding my best guess here: Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, pie? Maybe like a sweet potato marshmallow thing? Am I missing any classics?

schmug
May 20, 2007



Mozi posted:

first you get the flour... then you get the yeast... then you get the gluten

the truth

gluten maximizing


Big Beef City posted:

Thank you for noticing how incredibly smart I am, I can't wait for more praise like this as well.

atta boy

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013



Fluffy Bunnies posted:

I'm cooking a whole turkey for my dogs and cats because my spouse isn't here, might have been here, and I'm a vegetarian so gently caress it. No one wanted it. Time to spoil some very good livestock guardian dogs who work their asses off for me and their flock.

oh and I guess I'm giving literally every other farm animal some treats, too. Mostly I'm thumbing through ads and trying to decide if I want to risk my life going out and staring at the crazy that'll go on tomorrow morning. Answer is probably so, I mean, no one wears masks at the grocery store at this point anyhow.

you already know this but just make sure them pups don't get any cooked poultry bones.

And molasses and oats soaked in some hot water with some big ol' apple slices for the horses if you have any, from me plz

rndmnmbr
Jul 3, 2012



I tried, Lord help me I tried, to buy a small turkey or just a turkey breast or some not too huge chunk of turkey because I'm only feeding three. But I had no choice but to buy a giant mutant turkey in the 40 watt 20 lb.+ range, because all the smaller birds were taken.

Lieutenant Dan posted:

Am I missing any classics?

Cranberry sauce.

Lieutenant Dan
Oct 27, 2009

Weedlord Bonerhitler


rndmnmbr posted:

I tried, Lord help me I tried, to buy a small turkey or just a turkey breast or some not too huge chunk of turkey because I'm only feeding three. But I had no choice but to buy a giant mutant turkey in the 40 watt 20 lb.+ range, because all the smaller birds were taken.

This is how we ended up with turkey wings, it was that or pay $60 for a turkey the size of a small toddler

rndmnmbr posted:

Cranberry sauce.

Ahh you're right! We have a can of the cranberry jelly I think!

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


unless you are feeding a big crowd either turkey breasts or simply a chicken are the way to go. full size turkeys are expensive and way more of a hassle to deal with so why bother if most of it is going to waste?

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





Lieutenant Dan posted:

I didn't grow up in the States so I'm hazarding my best guess here: Turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans, stuffing, pie? Maybe like a sweet potato marshmallow thing? Am I missing any classics?

Replace sweet potato marshmallow thing with cranberry sauce that about covers it. Thanksgiving is more about day drinking, being lazy, watching giant balloons, football, and a dog show more than anything. You could add whatever you want to the meal as long as you've got a turkey/turkey substitute for vegetarians.

schmug
May 20, 2007



rndmnmbr posted:

I tried, Lord help me I tried, to buy a small turkey or just a turkey breast or some not too huge chunk of turkey because I'm only feeding three. But I had no choice but to buy a giant mutant turkey in the 40 watt 20 lb.+ range, because all the smaller birds were taken.


Cranberry sauce.

yeah I'm glad I picked up a breast a couple weeks ago. Went to the grocery last weekend to pick up a couple things and there was literally only five hugemungous birds left in the freezer case. Hopefully that is a good sign that a lot of people are staying home this year

also, cranberry sauce can gently caress right the hell off

rndmnmbr
Jul 3, 2012



You just need gravy, although I'm at a loss as to how you make vegetarian giblet gravy.

We're having a small ham, teenage mutant giant turkey, cornbread dressing, zucchini squash casserole, mashed potatoes for the one who doesn't like dressing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Votes for dessert came down to my peanut butter instant cheesecake and banana pudding. I may take a plate to two people I know are alone today.

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.


Grimey Drawer

Just seeing my parents. Everyone involved has had a negative COVID test within the last two weeks. My mother always makes too much food so I値l bring some turkey home for the mutts. After that we値l be bunkering at home the rest of the weekend watching infection rates skyrocket because Americans can稚 just NOT go out on Black Friday.

schmug
May 20, 2007



gimme the GOD drat candy posted:

unless you are feeding a big crowd either turkey breasts or simply a chicken are the way to go. full size turkeys are expensive and way more of a hassle to deal with so why bother if most of it is going to waste?

only thing I'm going to miss about not having the full bird is that I like to make stock from the carcass and then soup afterwards, but yeah it's usually entirely way too much meat for a small family.

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





schmug posted:

also, cranberry sauce can gently caress right the hell off

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

We'll roll on with our heads held high.
Our conscience in the gutter,
Our dreams up in the sky.




Big Beef City posted:

you already know this but just make sure them pups don't get any cooked poultry bones.

And molasses and oats soaked in some hot water with some big ol' apple slices for the horses if you have any, from me plz

Oh yeah, no bones. I pick it all apart and plop it in their bowl for the night.

The llama's meal looks like this and the ponies aren't too different. No molasses because they're just tiny miniature pals:



rndmnmbr posted:

You just need gravy, although I'm at a loss as to how you make vegetarian giblet gravy.

vegetable stock, flour, spices, touch of milk if you're a lactoveggie, and maybe toss in some carrots or some fake beef tips. you know, whatever.

10000 Sex Arses
Oct 18, 2014





I'm not American but if you guys can adopt St. Patrick's Day as a holiday I think we should return the favour and adopt Thanksgiving.

Today I'll be wearing my comically large Pilgrim Hat and beard, along with a stars 'n stripes t-shirt that reads "Don't kiss me! I'm Puritan". Later we'll be having some traditional American dishes, such as poutine and Kraft dinner, washed down by some red and blue-dyed bottles of Bud Lite.

I really do wish we had a Thanksgiving equivalent though. Christmas but just the food and without all the commercialism sounds like a great holiday.

schmug
May 20, 2007



Linux Pirate posted:

Replace sweet potato marshmallow thing with cranberry sauce that about covers it. Thanksgiving is more about day drinking, being lazy, watching giant balloons, football, and a dog show more than anything. You could add whatever you want to the meal as long as you've got a turkey/turkey substitute for vegetarians.

are the parades happening this year? I like me some big rear end balloons

schmug
May 20, 2007



and hell yeah to the day drinking. I'm going to be drunk by noon lol

Linux Pirate
Apr 21, 2012

Well, there goes our grant money.





Woke Pob posted:

I'm not American but if you guys can adopt St. Patrick's Day as a holiday I think we should return the favour and adopt Thanksgiving.

Today I'll be wearing my comically large Pilgrim Hat and beard, along with a stars 'n stripes t-shirt that reads "Don't kiss me! I'm Puritan". Later we'll be having some traditional American dishes, such as poutine and Kraft dinner, washed down by some red and blue-dyed bottles of Bud Lite.

I really do wish we had a Thanksgiving equivalent though. Christmas but just the food and without all the commercialism sounds like a great holiday.

ngl Thanksgiving lowkey owns. I think any country that wants a lazy feast day should have it.


schmug posted:

are the parades happening this year? I like me some big rear end balloons

No idea. I'd say no but seeing how stupid this country is it wouldn't be out of the cards

Fluffy Bunnies
Jan 9, 2009

We'll roll on with our heads held high.
Our conscience in the gutter,
Our dreams up in the sky.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKat4umL90 Parade link is here. It took less than 10 minutes into the broadcast for someone to rip off their mask on camera so their face could be seen more clearly.

E: Oh my gods they keep loving doing it

Fluffy Bunnies fucked around with this message at 14:20 on Nov 26, 2020

rndmnmbr
Jul 3, 2012



DarkSoulsTantrum posted:

Just seeing my parents. Everyone involved has had a negative COVID test within the last two weeks. My mother always makes too much food so I値l bring some turkey home for the mutts. After that we値l be bunkering at home the rest of the weekend watching infection rates skyrocket because Americans can稚 just NOT go out on Black Friday.

On that note: my mother is in a nursing home, and is slowly recovering from COVID. I haven't been able to be in the facility since March because of lockdown (although I question lockdowns effectiveness if the nursing staff can still negligently accidentally expose residents.)
I asked specifically if I could (e. zero contact, lol, I know better. Drop it off at the front door) bring her a plate today, but they said no. Going to Facetime her for a couple hours today anyways.

rndmnmbr fucked around with this message at 14:14 on Nov 26, 2020

schmug
May 20, 2007



Fluffy Bunnies posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hKat4umL90 Parade link is here. It took less than 10 minutes into the broadcast for someone to rip off their mask on camera so their face could be seen more clearly.

lmao this loving country

gimme the GOD DAMN candy
Jul 1, 2007


just me and my brothers this year, and neither of them are big eaters. so, minimal effort. a small ham, some sides, a pie. i might go for something more elaborate on christmas.

DarkSoulsTantrum
Apr 6, 2011

this kills the crab

Sure, they're visually impressive, but a lot of posters find large avatars physically uncomfortable. Furthermore, the owners of large avatars often rely on their size alone and don't bother to develop more refined posting techniques.


Grimey Drawer

rndmnmbr posted:

On that note: my mother is in a nursing home, and is slowly recovering from COVID. I haven't been able to be in the facility since March because of lockdown (although I question lockdowns effectiveness if the nursing staff can still negligently accidentally expose residents.)
I asked specifically if I could (e. zero contact, lol, I know better. Drop it off at the front door) bring her a plate today, but they said no. Going to Facetime her for a couple hours today anyways.

Sorry man, I hope she continues to improve.

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schmug
May 20, 2007



rndmnmbr posted:

On that note: my mother is in a nursing home, and is slowly recovering from COVID. I haven't been able to be in the facility since March because of lockdown (although I question lockdowns effectiveness if the nursing staff can still negligently accidentally expose residents.)
I asked specifically if I could (e. zero contact, lol, I know better. Drop it off at the front door) bring her a plate today, but they said no. Going to Facetime her for a couple hours today anyways.

drat, sorry dude.

My mother is still trying to kill me by asking me to "stop by"

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