The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 26, 1975 · Page 16
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 16

Freeport, Texas
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Wednesday, November 26, 1975
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ARVING THAT THANKSGIVING POULTRY... sharp knife used deftly saves money If) I'I'CH.Y ("ASK Hi* "Turkey Talk' wat mostly about chickens, but Marftti.'tll M Miller. poultry marketing specialist for Tex»* Agricultural I'roduflx, did get around to sharing rt»» esperltM' m curving a lurkcy with those who attended a remit Kpecial holiday program at the county That UadiUwiiil Tljafik«givinK pastime looked ea»y , vrhen M»l)i-r did it, tj«t iw iJi'l «uggrxt »orne UiW room in '*);!< h to work; two a K«XJ sharp knife am) fulling t*wri| Ihw v.»m*'thing to hold the bird steady "H f<«fV, a '.ittt- lifsdi napkin or a rlean hand " "Hir »i<»! tiitriKi'rMi* knife in tfir> world is a dull knife." i i»u!i<«i«"i,i llx- ttpwialiil He m oftwirwlH using a fun* file In! Iti'.iit-jfi a g<r*l i uttir^ edtfr IMi ' «•".<-,' lisive it iurkey V<»| )us! took oil! frf Itif" tnt'fi «<!); !(»• '•'.ill runtilUK tlfOUIld," Miller Mid "It Uifc'-s 2».' !«.i "So imtiytr-t Jor UK- jiiin-i to M-ttJe down so doft t ha\«- to of t*u!l n )<Am tlr l;rea.*l pjh p;ir! h«» ceparated He cut *lice» right off the part*, down to the tendonn and ti<;ne "There are 14 tendon* In a turkey drumkOck," he mcnlionwl a» he wa» slicing it exfWTtly. On each thigh he cut down each *ide of the thigh bone mid lifted it out. leaving a »olid piece of meat which he sliced at a slant to the grain Next, Miller made a *lit, a "bench mark cut" at the bow of each side of the turkey hrea»l, then began to slice down to the mark, making quick work of laying the bird bare U> the breastbone Miller was using a smoked turkey which he rv< omrnerid<*d for iU quality to ke*p well "Smoked turkey can be kept in the refrigerator for the next three to four month*," be Mid To heat it ut is precooked) he MJR»{"'»I«J putting it in a 200degree oven for an hour to an hour and r> minutes With the aroma produced he concluded 'You'll have every cat in the country rrawling up (fx- back di»r'" A rule of thumb fot quantities rw^-ded. he said, would b»* onettalf to thm- fju.-irter pound frwten weight per f»T«rti For r-nampie, a zo pound turke) fttiwild produce 1'. ,vr\iri(ih i!- dernomtration at OK- special prr^ram ojH lr. the Hr»?ona C'ounty Extension Office Kconornics, Miller also showed bo* to disjoint a l-The Facts— nrazos . w neople FHEEPOBT, TEXAS VrEDMEiOAV, NOVEMBER M, »» r«t tH!\|. » -.;---,-i •"•"<;.• a. 1 . 1 >>;5 A;^"S;> T| I Nit ",'.<• '.-•? f .- .'. ' : I..! ,'l.t". A * .1, . {."ifTi \'.f ?«••! ! -i' ',:. !.<•:•: ^ t './••-•->,- 'iC-iir? ;':» f s^.-ra 5<"? .A r i'. ,;\£ ',!*• t *is<; inn nii'.Mfis ; *« ni;W - Mi Her strip* thr k> '''i 1 .';,.'*' I .A'* !?^ J*"iijfr.*lr^ Tcti'l. 01 chicken and to bone a breast. "Ywi can buy yourself a n<;w coat by buying a whole bird rather than the parts river a year's time," the hpwialtsl claimed Not that anyone who is a frequent grocery shopper hasn't already figured out thai whole chickens cost less than chicken parts. But the anticipated hazards and ha.utle involved rA hacking up your own might deter other than (he more adventurous 'or needy; souls Miller set about to remedy that problem by showing his "old- fashioned" method First he gave his knife edge another few licks on the file, noting as he did that the best buy in a chicken is the rr«' with the longest and widest breast Then the TAP specialist reduced his bird to 13 parts in the following step* - Holding Die wing upward, slice through where it joins UK- breast Remove the tip. iJivide the two remaining sections into "baby drumsticks". Pulling the leg away from the body slice straight down info the thigh joint through the membrane connecting the thigh to the body. No nc*d to cut meat or bone, just skin Force the leg back until the hip joint comes out of the socket and complete the separation past the bone Todivide the drumstick and the thigh look for a little line of connecti'. j tissue or fat which is always there It ,<s yellow or off-white in color Place the knife on the drumstick side of that line a thickness of the knife blade from it and the knife should cut through right at the joint Cut out the wishbone 'pulley bonei by cutting straight in at the forward point of the breastbone. When the knife reaches the bone turn blade at sligh! angle toward forward end of breast and cut out to the end Holding the remaining bird straight up on the point o/ the breast rtiake a cut straight down just to the breast bone side of the two long thin bones which are easily stt-n ' MiUnue cutting through to the board and remove the breast piece Note the hinge •* hich connects the two halves of the back Kntck the hinge an each side b> slicing the tissue at thOM? points Bend the back u. ith the hands at the slits and it will p»/p apart, separating the lower back from the rib section • l-a> the rib cage, ribs exposed, flat on the board Cut 1 Conli nued on Page 2 > OPED TIL 1 fM. THANKSGIVING DAY Hot Dinner Rolh URGE FAMILY SIZE PIES • Pumpkin • Peach • Pineapple • Pecan • Cherry • Mince • Apple WHJ., FRI M SAT. 1 - 5 " cz '' B ° U -° M ROU-ON 97 c Includtt bt*OM •ndrtior SKIN LOTION o«r« TRACK* 3 Days Only SHAMPOO 3 Of ft Only 7 BLADES 3 Days Only C/ub Calendar in .1," .1 a x in German CHOCOLATE CAKE 1 2 39 FUDGE PECAN CAKE 2' 9 ci.rn The Uoidro Ij«!kurv (Tub me*-! MofKU> at the l-ake Jafk-vcm Recreation Onlrr f n«ni 12 30 to 3 p m for fcilo^-ship and gamcsi Anyone over the age of W, »irm)e or married and front the Bra?rti|>»1 area is welcome AM.LKTOS HKHKKAil 'Hw Aru^lHon Krbekah Lodge \Wi will meet at ? 30 p m in the Oddfelows Hall (or a nut-ting t-AKK JA( KS<»M.|tl\S The I -ake Jaokwn Uons Club will m«"l for dinner and business meeting ,Mondn> at 6 p m at the Pickwick Cafeteria in Licks Center Meetings are open to prospective members Tuesday in ihc Trail ItjdiTs Inn. Uraiwia Wednesday SKNIUKCITI/K.NS CAMt-SI'AKTY A (James Part> for miior citi/wis, sponsored bv the Junior Service League, will be held WedneMiay. Ikx: 3. from 1 to 3 p m at the Lake Jackson Recreation tVnler All Brazosporl area senior citizens art 1 invited to attend There will be prizes and refreshments IWe make our own fruit cakes, no citron) I or raiiint, full of fruit and pecans KARL'S BAKERY 1004 E. Mulberry ANGLETON 849-90841 Tuesday KHKKPOHTJAVIKKS The Frwport Jaycees will meet Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the Golden Gull Room of the First Frwporl National Bank Meetings art* open to anyone between the agej. of It) and 35 V.F.W. No.4MI The V.F.W. No 4341 will meet Tuesday at 7:30 p m. at 108 South D. in Prceporl Meetings are open to prospective members The Braiosport- AHgleton Singles Club will meet for dancing and soclaliting at 8 p in $ 17 00 CRISIS HOTUHE W7.32&W ENT. 70Q58 One look. One fee). Hut'* all you need to reconnUe ike epitome of xood lutes from Brockmjn's, Carefully wulplcd line* *top «ll-in-one «ik« for the e)eMC«t pouibie •iUuMiUea, . .topped witb itueious upper* a! the finest material*. SaadUl IB tta or bUck pttent. SIZE SH to 10

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