I told one of them exactly why I would never, ever join. (1. Lobbying for Obamacare even though it was objectively bad for seniors AND America 2. Believing that it is OK to advocate for a segment of the population to the detriment of the rest of America)
After that conversation they quit calling. Which is the one thing they got right.
Whew! Three double batches later and 17 qts in the fridge for friends. It was a brutal weekend but I know my recipients will be pleased. The heavy smoke in the stock....and the turkey.....and the sausage, made for a really nice depth of flavors.
Now all I have to do is the seafood gumbo in a couple of weeks. Sigh.....
Lot of work but worth it and it's only once a year. PM me if you need a good seafood gumbo recipe but basically I stick with Paul Prudhomme (God Rest his large Soul) heavy on the shrimp and sausage
So last night I smoked ANOTHER turkey just so I can have enough leftovers for Gumbo. This year I am making 2 batches of stock from 3 carcasses. Last night was one. Tonight is the second. Hope to have Christmas presents out by Sunday. No Seafood Gumbo this year except for family. Lotta work but Oh so worth it!
Glad to hear others are enjoying it.
Me, I can't get into pot pies PB but whatever makes you happy. (I'm sure if I had yours I would change my tune.)