Brining Turkey and my Paleo Thanksgiving Corned venison What? Every year I try a little something different with the Thanksgiving turkey. This year I did a couple of things different. I just had a small 11 # turkey from work,. I brined it overnight with water, salt sugar, bay leaves, lemons, cracked peppercorns, onions. The next day I placed it on a rack open to air in the fridge. This helps seal everything in. When ready to cook I rubbed it inside and out with butter. I cooked it hot 450F and it was done in a couple of hours. I’ll tell you about my goof and how I tried to fix it. I place it on the platter and let it rest about 45 minutes ( It needs at least thirty) My husband sliced it up. He had just watch a chef on Fox news showing how to slice a turkey up for the best presentation. It was beautiful. IT was the juicest turkey I have ever had. I will be brining all my turkeys from now own. Having already made corned beff I wondered what else would be good brined. So I started doing a little research. I even brined some backstraps!
How to Carve a turkey:
Next Years Plan
Get Healthy – Planning on Juicing in summer/fall and starting and exercise routine
Get Organized – One year to an organized life
Get Animal Related Chores more automated – larger feed dispensers for rabbits and chickens and automated water (nipples)
Get Soap Business off the ground – opening store on ShopNvy. Which is free, unless you want to offer discounts or coupons…then there is only a small fee. I’ll keep y’all updated on this because you all may have stuff to sell also and Etsy can apparently get expensive charging for every item you sell.
USES FOR JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES (SUNCHOKES):
Uses for artichokes: pickles http://honest-food.net/2012/11/16/pickled-jerusalem-artichokes-recipe/ http://nymag.com/listings/recipe/jerusalem-artichokes/or lacto fermented pickles
sautéed http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/saut-ed-jerusalem-artichokes-with-garlic-and-bay-leaves fried like chips or hash browns, roasted, grated in salads
5 Detoxifiers for the Home: http://www.foodmatters.tv/articles-1/5-natural-detoxifiers-every-home-should-have
WHAT’S UP WITH DOG FOOD? You may ask why can’t I just buy the good stuff and feed it to my dogs. It is so much easier. A few years ago there was a big scare with the dog food. Even the “good brands” Like I AMS had something in them killing our beloved pets. At the time I started researching a little on making my own. I did start supplementing with some foods for them that I knew were healthy. BUT, it is oh so convenient after a hard days work to pour a little kibble in the bowl for my precious babies. They like the expensive one I buy them anyway, it doesn’t have corn, wheat, and soy (the bad culprits) and um… the scientists developed this with their nutrition in mind; right. Besides that cooking for 110# Rottweiler is like another person and I don’t know what to feed her. Unfortunately it is all so wrong. And now my baby has lumps all over that the vet says are lymphomas. She says my sweet baby has 2 months to live without chemotherapy. She looks so healthy otherwise. She has a shiny coat and is perky. Of course I would never put her through chemotherapy. I have read so much about nutrition and cancer in dogs and I think there is hope. But before we get that deep in the water, lets get to the root of the problem. We are killing our pets with dog food. We are killing our pets with dog food. We are killing our pets with dog food! It is the truth. And after all my research, I feel so guilty for ever giving it to my sweet babies. I wouldn’t eat that crap, why should they? So you say what is wrong with dog food, is it really that bad. OK let’s take a look at it. I won’t go into all the detail (there is so much) , but I would like to hit a few points: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/81288-bad-dog-food
Old Mangy Dog.. What! http://www.naturalnews.com/029853_canine_mange.html
Adventures in making dog food. Dr. Pitcairn. If I can cook for my kids,; I can cook for the dog!
Bumble foot chicken update. Antibiotics.
Merck Veterinary Manual Online Free: http://www.merckmanuals.com/vet/
Starting seeds now for spring.
I got my used organizing book; for less that 5 bucks.
Great videos on organizing: http://www.alejandra.tv/3-day-get-organized-video-series-yt/