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    cybercat Guest

    Default Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just in
    case.




  2. #2
    --Bryan Guest

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    On Nov 24, 4:41*pm, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    > Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    > pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around justin
    > case.


    I'd say the best is Swan's Down. Just add the above mentioned pan
    drippings.

    --Bryan

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    Pete C. Guest

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    cybercat wrote:
    >
    > My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    > Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    > pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just in
    > case.


    Always good to have a safety net, but more impressive to do your high
    wire cooking act without a net...

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    --Bryan Guest

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    On Nov 24, 5:00*pm, "Pete C." <aux3.DO...@snet.net> wrote:
    > cybercat wrote:
    >
    > > My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    > > Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    > > pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just in
    > > case.

    >
    > Always good to have a safety net, but more impressive to do your high
    > wire cooking act without a net...


    Some folks thing that potatoes with crappy gravy are preferable to
    potatoes with no gravy.

    --Bryan

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    pure kona Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:41:53 -0500, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    >Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    >pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just in
    >case.
    >
    >


    I think Consumer Reports said the same, but when I went to my large
    local supermarket yesterday, alas, no such packet. Picked up some
    McCormick in case my own from scratch goes astray.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    aloha,
    Cea

  6. #6
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    Pete C. wrote:

    > cybercat wrote:
    >>
    >> My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr
    >> Roasted Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made,
    >> esp. if you add pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a
    >> good brand around just in case.

    >
    > Always good to have a safety net, but more impressive to do your high
    > wire cooking act without a net...



    Why on *earth* would anyone use a gravy "mix" or the canned junk, gravy is
    just about the easiest thang around to make...

    The cybertwot up there might as well use the "seasoning packet" from a
    package of cheep ramen, it's salt, MSG, and a few weak flavorings, same as
    those stoopid gravy "mixes"...READ the ingredients list fer crying out
    loud...!!!

    Her post has *gotta* be a troll in any case...next she'll be axing if you
    have to remove the "wrapping" from her fully - frozen and un - thawed turkey
    before she pops it into her dishwasher to "cook" , lol...


    --
    Best
    Greg



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    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    "cybercat" wrote

    > My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    > Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    > pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just
    > in
    > case.


    Thats what I do. I don't make real pan gravy often enough to 'guarentee' I
    won't boff it up, so to take the worry out, I have a decent jarred version
    at the side if needed.

    Also sometimes just a factor of time, made the jar the one of choice. Like,
    the year I had a whole ship division over for T-day and fed 22 hungry
    sailors. Knowing I'd be too busy at that end part, and probably run short
    of gravy to boot, I used several jars in a crockpot (adding extra things)
    and didnt have to do more than ladle it into a large enameled stove-top
    tea-pot I have (perfect sized gravy boat for a crowd).


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    PeterL Guest

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    "cshenk" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:rC%Om.52698$[email protected]:

    > "cybercat" wrote
    >
    >> My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    >> Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you
    >> add pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand
    >> around just in
    >> case.

    >
    > Thats what I do. I don't make real pan gravy often enough to
    > 'guarentee' I won't boff it up, so to take the worry out, I have a
    > decent jarred version at the side if needed.
    >
    > Also sometimes just a factor of time, made the jar the one of choice.
    > Like, the year I had a whole ship division over for T-day and fed 22
    > hungry sailors. Knowing I'd be too busy at that end part, and probably
    > run short of gravy to boot, I used several jars in a crockpot (adding
    > extra things) and didnt have to do more than ladle it into a large
    > enameled stove-top tea-pot I have (perfect sized gravy boat for a
    > crowd).
    >
    >



    Did you use the gravy mix I sent you? (I *think* I sent some anyways!!)

    I actually bought some more the other day, not that we use it. But I've
    found my pooch has a penchant for any sort of gravy over her meat or
    doggie biscuits :-)

    Anything to please the poor old dear ;-) (She'll be 10 next June)

    So now whenever I steam veges, I keep the leftover water till there's
    enough to make a saucepan full , and make her a fresh batch of gravy.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    If we are not meant to eat animals,
    why are they made of meat?

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    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    "Gregory Morrow" wrote
    > Pete C. wrote:
    >> cybercat wrote:


    >>> My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr
    >>> Roasted Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made,
    >>> esp. if you add pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a
    >>> good brand around just in case.


    Note she's referring to a local CBS TV show report and that it's smart to
    have a backup.

    There is no indication that she isnt making her own, only that like many,
    she thinks it's smart to have a backup plan in place 'incase'.

    >> Always good to have a safety net, but more impressive to do your high
    >> wire cooking act without a net...


    > Why on *earth* would anyone use a gravy "mix" or the canned junk, gravy is
    > just about the easiest thang around to make...


    It normally works for me too, but since I usually make it at best twice a
    year and only for certain at Thanksgiving, I have occasionally messed it up
    to the point where the jar backup was better. I'll add that when I do the
    'open house for Sailors' thing, and am feeding 20 or so (plus us 3), I don't
    have the time for the last minute 'make the gravy from scratch' nor a spare
    burner to do it on.


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    cshenk Guest

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    "pure kona" wrote
    > "cybercat" <[email protected]>


    > I think Consumer Reports said the same, but when I went to my large
    > local supermarket yesterday, alas, no such packet. Picked up some
    > McCormick in case my own from scratch goes astray.


    Man, I wish I had seen that report in time. Oh well, my backup is a jarred
    sort. Local brand we found was pretty good. I'm slowly swinging back to
    'USA' cooking from years in asia but never was much on the gravy angle.

    I should have time to make the real thing this time as I'm just feeding us 3
    and a few stray neighbors who have no kids and spouse out to sea. Gonna be
    6 of us and one is bringing her 'signature ham' to fill out my 13lb turkey
    (kinda late to change that).

    None of what we here will be fixing is anything any of us would call 'super
    fancy'. It's a local neighborhood thing and we've all had one anothers
    cooking plenty of times, from the 'sublime to the supine'. We feel no need
    to impress, but just to have fun and eat while we talk.

    Menu as follows:
    13 lb stuffed turkey (dressed up pepperidge farm)
    7 lb ham, simple honey and coffee glaze with apricot jam
    Attempt to make cranberry sauce (can if boff it at the ready)
    lots of mashed potatoes
    Lots of brussel sprouts
    Lots of steamed bok choy
    Simple butter cheese sauce for the veggies at desire
    Sweet potato and carrot creamed soup for starter
    corn on the cob (several have dentures and cant eat it)
    southern biscuits (another making for a change and bringing)
    Fresh fruit and cheese nibbles
    Jello (gotta laugh, this is our 'fanci' cook but she gotta have jello for
    T-day)
    Pumpkin pie
    Gravy, experienced person making from our pan stuff
    4 known bottles of wine (we live in walking distance)

    We already have way more than the 6 of us can eat.
    I suspect I won't need the jars at all and will save them for another meal.


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    cyberpurrs Guest

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    "cshenk" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:vs0Pm.37927$[email protected]..
    > "Gregory Morrow" wrote
    >> Pete C. wrote:
    >>> cybercat wrote:

    >
    >>>> My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr
    >>>> Roasted Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made,
    >>>> esp. if you add pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a
    >>>> good brand around just in case.

    >
    > Note she's referring to a local CBS TV show report and that it's smart to
    > have a backup.


    I'm actually being cooked *for* for a change this year. But yeah, I think it
    is a good idea to have a backup, esp. for large groups.


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    cshenk Guest

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    "PeterL" wrote
    > "cshenk" wrote in


    >> Also sometimes just a factor of time, made the jar the one of choice.
    >> Like, the year I had a whole ship division over for T-day and fed 22


    > Did you use the gravy mix I sent you? (I *think* I sent some anyways!!)


    hehehe you sent 2. One got used by Don in the crockpot and he didnt
    remember the type, only that it came 'out of that box that guy sent you' and
    there's a ?Gravlax'? wheat based one in there still I have yet to try.

    Americans are terrribly totally at this one day (even me) so *specific*
    about things, that that box wont fit. It has no 'turkey' in is so forgive
    me my friend, 'aint gonna be used that day'.

    Heeehe I have to laugh because even I get so totally 'has to fit my
    tradition' on that day that I will refuse to make something no matter how
    much it probably fits a menu if it doesnt fit my mind view of that day.
    Most of us here are as mindlessly insensitive of anything that doesnt fit
    our own tradition on this day although we will accept additions on the table
    toi try as long as our basics are there.

    > I actually bought some more the other day, not that we use it. But I've
    > found my pooch has a penchant for any sort of gravy over her meat or
    > doggie biscuits :-)


    Grin, you sent me pooch gravy? Ohh man. grrrr. Then again, havent tried
    that one yet. Maybe I like pooch gravy!

    > Anything to please the poor old dear ;-) (She'll be 10 next June)


    Cash-pup and Daisy-cat are both about 4. Being rescue sorts, no one knows
    for sure. I have to add more bone stock for Cash-pup per the Doc who really
    likes how that is working for him. Cash sadly has some serious heath heart
    issues from heart worms before he was found abandoned and they estimate 7 at
    best. I plan to enjoy all of them with him and maybe with good care, he'll
    beat the odds by a few years. Vet exam last month said he looks a lot more
    healthy than expected. He was interested in the bone stock and dashi stock
    feeding both get daily at 'noon noshe'.

    What mucks with cat's over time tends to be lack of liquid intake. 3 TB at
    'lunch' of bone stock or other (dashi which is fish based) is what she gets.
    Cash-pup gets about 1/2 cup of same. Both have arthritis issues that are
    receeding instead of progressing although the cat is doing better at that
    with now only minimal signs while cash-pup is just obviously feeling more
    comfortable even as we enter winter here.

    I'm gonna stick with what seems to be working here for the 4 legged family
    members.


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    PeterL Guest

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    "cshenk" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:Vw1Pm.36134$[email protected]:

    > "PeterL" wrote
    >> "cshenk" wrote in

    >
    >>> Also sometimes just a factor of time, made the jar the one of choice.
    >>> Like, the year I had a whole ship division over for T-day and fed 22

    >
    >> Did you use the gravy mix I sent you? (I *think* I sent some anyways!!)

    >
    > hehehe you sent 2. One got used by Don in the crockpot and he didnt
    > remember the type, only that it came 'out of that box that guy sent you'
    > and there's a ?Gravlax'?



    Gravox.

    Gravlax is fish, isn't it??



    > wheat based one in there still I have yet to
    > try.
    >
    > Americans are terrribly totally at this one day (even me) so *specific*
    > about things, that that box wont fit. It has no 'turkey' in is so
    > forgive me my friend, 'aint gonna be used that day'.
    >
    > Heeehe I have to laugh because even I get so totally 'has to fit my
    > tradition' on that day that I will refuse to make something no matter
    > how much it probably fits a menu if it doesnt fit my mind view of that
    > day. Most of us here are as mindlessly insensitive of anything that
    > doesnt fit our own tradition on this day although we will accept
    > additions on the table toi try as long as our basics are there.




    We call it "having blinkers on" :-)




    >
    >> I actually bought some more the other day, not that we use it. But I've
    >> found my pooch has a penchant for any sort of gravy over her meat or
    >> doggie biscuits :-)

    >
    > Grin, you sent me pooch gravy? Ohh man. grrrr. Then again, havent
    > tried that one yet. Maybe I like pooch gravy!





    Nah, not pooch gravy, human gravy that my pooch has a liking for :-)

    *Although*......... I cooked up some chicken wings a few days back. The SO
    says "I didn't know we had any in the freezer, and why has the bag been
    sawn in half by the butcher??"

    I had to tell her I'd bought them for the pooch, and as it was a 2kg bag,
    got the butcher to make them 1kg lots, and I just *felt* like some chicken
    wings and salad.

    Her response...... "Great...... now you're feeding me dog food!!!"



    But , yeah, you should like the 'pooch gravy'. HINT: if you steam veges,
    or boil veges, save the water and use it to make the gravy with.




    >
    > What mucks with cat's over time tends to be lack of liquid intake. 3 TB
    > at 'lunch' of bone stock or other (dashi which is fish based) is what
    > she gets. Cash-pup gets about 1/2 cup of same. Both have arthritis
    > issues that are receeding instead of progressing although the cat is
    > doing better at that with now only minimal signs while cash-pup is just
    > obviously feeling more comfortable even as we enter winter here.
    >



    Sounds like something a few of us human should be doing to help the old
    arthritis!!


    Here's an old time remedy for you (humans)......

    Put 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in 600ml bottle of water. Drink
    one 600ml bottle *every* day.

    It keeps the mossies and midges at bay, cleanses your liver (which is what
    we could all do with now and then!!) and actually helps take away
    arthritis pain.



    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    If we are not meant to eat animals,
    why are they made of meat?

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    The Other Guy Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:41:53 -0500, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    >Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    >pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just in
    >case.


    Add enough pan drippings, and it IS home made!






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    The Other Guy Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:10:53 -0600, "Gregory Morrow"
    <[email protected]> wrote:


    >Why on *earth* would anyone use a gravy "mix" or the canned junk, gravy is
    >just about the easiest thang around to make...


    There are PLENTY of reasons, that YOU simply are ignoring, or
    can't think of.

    In my case, I live alone, and will be alone on Thursday.
    I have NO plans to cook a whole turkey, I will cook a single turkey
    breast, and I will ALSO used a jar of turkey gravy on the Stovetop
    stuffing.

    Not exactly what I want to do, but it is FAR more reasonable than
    any other choice.




  16. #16
    cshenk Guest

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    "cyberpurrs" wrote
    > "cshenk" wrote
    >> "Gregory Morrow" wrote


    >>>>> My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr
    >>>>> Roasted Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made,
    >>>>> esp. if you add pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a
    >>>>> good brand around just in case.

    >>
    >> Note she's referring to a local CBS TV show report and that it's smart to
    >> have a backup.

    >
    > I'm actually being cooked *for* for a change this year. But yeah, I think
    > it is a good idea to have a backup, esp. for large groups.


    Smile, I'm cooking for 3 others this year (opps, just became 4, aunt of a
    friend, email not replied to yet). When we got here in 2007 back stateside,
    others took us in as well. I mean I was living on a card table and floor
    futons just then while awaiting stuff from Japan.

    It's no problem, we easily with the additions can handle 14.




  17. #17
    cyberpurrs Guest

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    "The Other Guy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Tue, 24 Nov 2009 17:41:53 -0500, "cybercat" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    >>Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    >>pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just
    >>in
    >>case.

    >
    > Add enough pan drippings, and it IS home made!
    >


    True!


  18. #18
    projectile vomit chick Guest

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    On Nov 24, 6:10*pm, "Gregory Morrow" <gregorymor...@earthlink.net>
    wrote:
    > Pete C. wrote:
    > > cybercat wrote:

    >
    > >> My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr
    > >> Roasted Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made,
    > >> esp. if you add pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a
    > >> good brand around just in case.

    >
    > > Always good to have a safety net, but more impressive to do your high
    > > wire cooking act without a net...

    >
    > Why on *earth* would anyone use a gravy "mix" or the canned junk, gravy is
    > just about the easiest thang around to make...
    >
    > The cybertwot up there might *as well use the "seasoning packet" from a
    > package of cheep ramen, it's salt, MSG, *and a few weak flavorings, same as
    > those stoopid gravy "mixes"...READ the ingredients list fer crying out
    > loud...!!!
    >
    > Her post has *gotta* be a troll in any case...next she'll be axing if you
    > have to remove the "wrapping" from her fully - frozen and un - thawed turkey
    > before she pops it into her dishwasher to "cook" , lol...


    Heh!! My thoughts exactly.

    Remember when she was yapping about the frozen chicken nugget soup she
    made? Good grief what a dumbass.

  19. #19
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Best Turkey Gravy, Mix, Canned or Jarred

    In article <hehnff$juo$[email protected]>,
    "cybercat" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My local CBS affiliate did a taste test and decided that Knorr Roasted
    > Turkey mix in the packet tastes the closest to home made, esp. if you add
    > pan drippings. FWIW. I think it is smart to have a good brand around just in
    > case.


    Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll hit the store tomorrow and look for it.
    If I get there early enough (or late enough) I'll miss the crowds.

    I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's Thanksgiving Eve church service
    and pie feast following it. It's a really nice service. Most of the
    pies that are served (all donated by congregation menbers) are
    store-bought, but the evening is more about friendly folks than about
    pie filling or crust. <:^)

    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller - Who Said Chickens Have Fingers?
    10-30-2009

  20. #20
    cyberpurrs Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote
    >
    > Thanks for the tip. Maybe I'll hit the store tomorrow and look for it.
    > If I get there early enough (or late enough) I'll miss the crowds.
    >
    > I'm looking forward to tomorrow night's Thanksgiving Eve church service
    > and pie feast following it. It's a really nice service. Most of the
    > pies that are served (all donated by congregation menbers) are
    > store-bought, but the evening is more about friendly folks than about
    > pie filling or crust. <:^)
    >


    Mmmm, pie. An old friend of ours delivers a home-made spicy pumpkin pie
    or two every Thanksgiving.


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