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People never make enough gravy!

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by VKK3450, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Well-Known Member

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    Why do people never make enough gravy? We were at a friend's for Canadian thanksgiving and the gravy was slammin. But of course, it ran out during the meal itself, nevermind having some for the leftover turkey sandwiches.

    There is always tons of turkey, but never enough gravy.

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  2. garmentmerchant

    garmentmerchant Well-Known Member

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    I love the gravy also. A lot of people make the gravy out of the juices in the pan, sometimes there just isnt enough juice[​IMG]
     
  3. Thomas

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    What is wrong with your friends? We generally have too much and have to freeze our leftover gravy.
     
  4. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Well-Known Member

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    What is wrong with your friends? We generally have too much and have to freeze our leftover gravy.


    I dont know. I'm asking myself the same question.

    Should I ditch them in favour of gravy smart friends?

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  5. garmentmerchant

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    definately its time for change
     
  6. Thomas

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    I dont know. I'm asking myself the same question.

    Should I ditch them in favour of gravy smart friends?

    K


    It depends.

    If they do the turkey right and keep good liquor on hand, it would probably work out better if you adjusted their gravy capacity. Evaluating new friends based on their gravy-IQ is kind of sketchy, largely because you never know what they'll get wrong. The turkey should be fine of course - I've not met the fool who could ruin a turkey but get the gravy right. But the liquor and side dishes are another matter entirely.

    Tread carefully here, and if you have doubts, use a pro/con chart to assess the situation.
     
  7. Thomas

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    BTW - if you brine the turkey beforehand and add a bit of stock to the pan (for the aromatics) while roasting, you should have plenty of juice to work with.
     
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    I like turkey lurkey.
     
  9. Spatlese

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    It depends.

    If they do the turkey right and keep good liquor on hand, it would probably work out better if you adjusted their gravy capacity. Evaluating new friends based on their gravy-IQ is kind of sketchy, largely because you never know what they'll get wrong. The turkey should be fine of course - I've not met the fool who could ruin a turkey but get the gravy right. But the liquor and side dishes are another matter entirely.

    Tread carefully here, and if you have doubts, use a pro/con chart to assess the situation.


    This is wise. Do not be tempted by the quantity of sauce over the quality of the bird (I'm assuming OP wouldn't anyways).
     
  10. VKK3450

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    No, the turkey was good, sides were good, booze was (always is) good. Some of us did contribute on the sides and booze though. I just dont understand how there is always too much turkey, potatoes, veggies, but never enough gravy!!

    Thomas, I'm coming to your house for Thanksgiving.

    Maybe I should do a spider chart, or some sort of weighted average evaluation or KPIs or something to asses my friendships

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  11. Huntsman

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    Gravy quality is inversely proportional to gravy quantity.
     
  12. Thomas

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    Gravy quality is inversely proportional to gravy quantity.

    Not necessarily the case every time. For an operation that does up two or more birds at Thanksgiving, quanitity and quality should go hand-in-hand.
     
  13. VKK3450

    VKK3450 Well-Known Member

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    Gravy quality is inversely proportional to gravy quantity.

    I understand that there is a fond limitation, but if you know that gravy is needed you should be finding a way to handle that shit. Fry off the neck bones and make some gravy supplement off that shit or something.

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    That's not what she said.
     
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    A few days before Thanksgiving I buy some turkey wings and necks and make a bunch of brown turkey stock. From that and the drippings you can make as much gravy as you like and have stock leftover to freeze for later.
     
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    I make enough gravy, and excellent fucking gravy, to boot. you can come to my house for thanksgiving, if you want.
     
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    I am sensing this is a call for a "Campaign for Real Gravy...and lots of it!!" I believe Gordan Ramsay predicted this on an episode of Kitchen Nightmares.
     
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    I'm a fan of gravy. Whenever I roast some kind of meat, I make a gravy, from scratch. None of that store bought crap for my meat.
     
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    VKK--
    Have you ever thought that maybe the person is making enough gravy, and that perhaps you are just overusing the gravy?


    *Did I just blaspheme?
     
  20. VKK3450

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    VKK--
    Have you ever thought that maybe the person is making enough gravy, and that perhaps you are just overusing the gravy?


    *Did I just blaspheme?


    There is no such thing as overusing gravy. Its like saying "ohh, you drank too much water" or "ohh, you breathed too much air".

    What the fuck is this school teaching you kwilk? You need to be studying Gravy Planning 101 instead of MSNing with Conne and Go

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