Wednesday, November 25, 2020


In today's episode of holiday food horrors... about this loaf?  It says it's great for company.  And after all, who seriously wouldn't want a hollowed out loaf of bologna filled with a combination of mashed peas, onions, mayonnaise and GELATIN!??!


Seriously, what were these people thinking?

Last night we put one of the turkeys in the fridge to dry brine.  This is a fresh never frozen turkey.  We rub it with a salt and seasoning blend (no oil at this point) and then put it on a rack over a baking sheet and put it in the refrigerator to let cold air flow around it.  It's sort of a dry version of a liquid brining solution.  We'll leave it like this until Thanksgiving morning and then on to the next steps before eating.

We'll do the other turkey the same way this weekend (to save the meat in freezer bags for future meals).

Last day of work before a nice four day weekend.


  1. To begin with ... I gagged at bologna!
    I am doing a dry rub brine on my 4 turkey thighs ... will let them do the overnight drying in the fridge tonight! Got my pumpkin pie baked this morning! Oh my my ... my apartment smells so yummy! LOL
    Happy Thanksgiving to both of you!!

  2. Thank goodness my family was not highfalutin enough for this kind of cooking. I mean, who would hollow out a good chunk of bologna like that and stuff it with mashed peas. Thankfully, my father would have sliced that bologna and put it on white bread for us.

  3. sweet mother of pearl, this is more gruesome than the other 2 posts! I don't like bologna or peas/onions/mayo! VOM!

  4. Yuck. Are these real advertisements?

  5. That bologna dish does not look appealing at all. Especially putting mashed peas in gelatin inside – uh, just no.
    Your turkey sounds like it will be very delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Yep, I remember those ads in the 50's. Luckily my mom was never into this kind of food. Salami, yes, but sliced on to pumpernickle.


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