The past week, I have
been uploading archived pixs taken before 2007 when this website was
created. We have pretty much kept to a standard format on some of the
meats that we prepare such as deep fried turkey and baked ham. Frankie
Cranford will usually bring a Boston butt baked either in the oven or grill
with some BBQ sauce.
GETTING THE TURKEYS DEEP FRIED
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.
Frankie Cranford is eyeballing that deep fried turkey
The turkey has been prepped with salt and Cayenne pepper massaged into
the pores of the skin and also rubbed on the inside. See the
deep fried turkey
page for additional information. I keep a close check on the hot oil
temperature. If using peanut oil, you can deep fry at 375 degrees F.
Once the turkey is lowered into the hot oil, the temperature will drop about
25 degrees or more but will slowly work its way back up to the target
temperature of 350 degrees F.
One of treats that the cook and/or any spectator has in preparing the
deep fried turkey is to sample at least one of the crispy golden brown deep
fried turkey wings and also after slicing the turkey and getting it on the
serving platter, enjoy the remnants of the carving. Below is pix of
Frankie Cranford doing just that with the skeleton about demolished too:
ENJOYING THE THANKSGIVING DINNER
The serving island has some great looking home cooked vittles on there
including the deep fried turkey of course, Boston butt, cornbread dressing,
giblet gravy, deviled eggs, potato salad, baked ham slices surrounded by
pineapple slices. Rachel Myers will usually bring her famous and
Collard Greens and Laura Porter her Green Bean Casserole along
with other things.
After giving thanks to our Lord Jesus Christ for his many blessings, it
didn't take long before everyone had their plate full and ready to enjoy
some delicious food.
Click on the below thumbnail pixs for a larger screen view:
Those attending our Thanksgiving Dinner 2004 as follows: Ann and
Bill Porter aka Mom and Pop, Betty Jo and Allen Porter, Laura Porter, Robert
Hough, Jason, Monica and Kambrie Kearns, Clara Lowry, Joyce Cherry, Travis
and Trevor Huneycutt, Rachel and Wink Myers, Bett and Frankie Cranford,
Lisa, Cris and Carmon Cranford.
We had a great time enjoying the meal and the fellowship with one
another, whereby making wonderful memories that last for a lifetime.
Since those pictures were taken, my Mom and Pop have passed away along
with Clara Lowry. Time waits for no one and
live today the best that you can, for
tomorrow is promised to no one!
I like to quote something from one of my departed friends
"Yesterday is History, Today is a Gift and
Tomorrow is a Mystery."
God richly bless each and everyone one of you!
Web published by Bill aka Mickey Porter on 10-15-16.