Thanksgiving 2003

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The past week, I have been uploading archived pixs taken before 2007 when this website was created.  I found a few pixs of our Thanksgiving meal in 2003 and I am sure there probably were more taken and will post them when I run across them going through the many CDs and DVDs I have used to back up my pixs files.


It is my job to get the turkeys deep fried and I started off deep frying them on the deck and later placed a 55 gallon steel drum lit under the propane cooker for safety purposes.  However, later I moved the turkey cooker under the carport with the cement floor for additional fire protection.  One of the first things I did when getting a turkey pot and cooker was fabricate a longer rod with an S hook on it to use to lower the turkey into the boiling oil.  The ones that came with the turkey pots were about the size of a coat hanger and was definitely a burn accident waiting to happen.

It looks like I am deep frying two turkeys and getting them ready to apply a very generous coat of Morton table salt and Cayenne pepper.  I rub and message both ingredients into the pores of the skin instead of just sprinkling on the outside of the ole bird.

The above turkey is ready to go into the hot oil for about one hour and that depending on the weight of the turkey.

The first turkey is ready to go into the hot oil.

Man, what a "beautimous" looking golden brown deep fried turkey, ready to cool down before carving and placing on one of my bride's favorite turkey platters.

It want be long before this ole boy will be on the serving platter and headed for the kitchen serving island.



If the above two pix doesn't get your taste buds into overdrive, you need to visit your family Doctor for some serious treatment.......grin if you must!  Once in a blue moon, we will provide different meats other than deep fried turkey and baked ham for the Holidays, but that is a rarity;  "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."  I will occasionally do a couple Boston butts for some outstanding pulled pork and BBQ along with my signature baked beans, slaw and hush puppies.


If I didn't take any more pixs that the above that I located, I was a little slack on the job.  Those attending were:  Mom and Pop aka Bill and Ann Porter, Rachel and Wink Myers, Clara Lowry, Lisa and David Netting, Bett, Frankie, Chance and Dillon Cranford, Joyce and Mickey Porter, hosts.

We always have a fantastic time with family and friends sharing a good meal together and making memories that last a lifetime.

As I say so many times, "Two of the Greatest Ships that ever Sailed, Friendship and Fellowship."  Family and Friends do make Life so worthwhile.


1 John 4:1-4

1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 4Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error. 7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.

Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 10-14-16.

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