November 24th, 2010

Free Thanksgiving Meal

Po' Shines Cafe De La Soul is offering a FREE Thanksgiving meal with a vegetarian option between 12:00-4:00pm.
edit: There will be a storyteller to make it much more festive.

Po' Shines Cafe De La Soul
8139 N Denver Ave
Portland, OR 97255

Volunteers and/or turkeys/ham donation will be accepted but not required. Contact Antjuan.LaShawn @ 503-978-9000

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hey what's up DP? Advanced happy Thanksgivings to everyone... and I have an announcement! Some people I know are putting on an event this weekend that you don't even need to leave your house to attend. There will be a Donkey Kong Country Marathon starting Friday on ustream and donations will be taken to benefit Child'd Play. Child's Play is a charity that supplies games and entertainment to children in hospitals. You can tune in online and watch their progress, chat with them in the chatroom, and donate to the charity by going to the website. The fun starts this Friday at 6 pm! Watch a bunch of geeks play Donkey Kong Country for hours on end to benefit an awesome charity!

edit: it doesn't look like the links worked... stupid semagic client! &
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Talkin' Turkey

I've never cooked a turkey before, but someone gave me one this year, so I guess it's time to learn. I've been scouring the internets for cooking suggestions, but one thing I overlooked was thawing time.

If my bathroom scale is accurate, my turkey weighs 16 lbs. I took it out of the fridge yesterday around 5:30 pm. Everything I read says that I should let it thaw for 3 days in the fridge, but it will have only been a little more than a day and a half by the time I start preparing it. Another method is to thaw it in cold water, which would require about 8 hours (changing the water every 30 minutes) if it were frozen.

Does anybody know how to appropriately combine these two methods? If I refrigerate it for 1 1/2 days, could I put it in water for just 4 hours, or does it not translate that easily? Could I put it in cold water now for a few hours, then back in the fridge, then in cold water for a few more hours tomorrow?

Rogue Distillery

Has anyone taken a tour at the Rogue Distillery and Public House in NW Portland? A good friend of mine has a birthday coming up and he's minorly obsessed with Rogue Dead Guy Ale. I'm trying to piece together a fun day of things he loves and am considering the Rogue tour, but it would suck to get there and find out the "tour" is totally lame. Also taking suggestions for awesome birthday surprises.
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EDIT: It looks like my friend did NOT make it, and it's a pic from Sorry for the distraction... happy T-day, all!

A friend of mine apparently made a meatloaf baby for Thanksgiving. I'm wondering what y'all's impressions of this are.

Portland related because, well, BACON (that's what the diaper is made of).

Here's a picture of it: