Turkey Portions to Estimate? & How to make Gravy?

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Turkey Portions to Estimate? & How to make Gravy?
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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 3:55pm

Ok - Have 18 people coming - but we're also doing plenty of ham.

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Registered: 10-31-2001

Turkey sizes/portions sounds fine and if you do have some leftovers you can freeze, make soup or sandwiches. I love a hot turkey sandwich over toast, lots of gravy please lol.

For the gravy you use 1 cup of dripping (juices from the turkey) and 1TBS butter and 1TBS flour. I melt the butter in a pan, add flour and wise, let flour cook a couple of minutes then slowly add your turkey drippings. Let gravy boil a couple of minutes while whisking to thicken. Now for 18 people I'd triple the recipe to make sure you have enough.

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Alright, I am SAVING your words & I am going to use this recipe. Keeping a file - so I may also use it again in future years, til I get to be an ol' expert!

I'm 45 & me & my siblings & friends STILL look to our moms, aunts, etc for this kind of cooking (& advice!). OUR kids are starting to look TO US for it already! yikes! better learn!

Thanks!!!
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Sounds like Kim's gravy is nice and easy. I was going to pass on this one, but maybe give hers a try this time.
Pour the turkey or chicken pan drippings into a 2 cup measuring cup and skim the fat off. Put about 1/4 cup of the fat into a saucepan and stir in 1/4 cup of flour (all purpose). Add enough water to the drippings (throw the rest of the fat away) to make 2 cups of liquid. Pour the 2 cups of liquid into the flour/fat mixture. Cook, stirring, until thickened and bubbling. Cook for about 1 minute, stirring. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe makes about 2 cups of gravy.
LOL My kids call and say is this the cooking hot line. LOL. Good luck. Please come back and let us know how it all turned out.
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