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Froggy's Family Thanksgiving

Updated on June 7, 2012

I just love this time of year! All the kid's will be home, football on the television, and food!

My favorite pasttime is eating. This year will be no different; rolaids get a lot of business from me.

I will share two recipe's with this hub that are especially my duty every Thanksgiving. Froggy has turkey and sweet potato duty!

Scroll down and get my secret recipe's, but before you do, you will have to look at the old photo's I found of my children. They are all grown now and how we wish they wasn't. My oldest, Manny lives in St Louis, Missouri. My second son, Eric lives in Chicago, Illinois and our baby girl who is 22 is still here in Lebanon, Missouri. It is always a grand time having all the family home. 

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Eric, Amy, and Manny
Eric, Amy, and Manny
The kid's with their cousins and great Grandma
The kid's with their cousins and great Grandma
Manny and Eric
Manny and Eric

Froggy's Turkey

This is a very simple recipe, but you cannot just put the turkey in the oven and forget it.

Buy a good brand of turkey, I like Butterball. You need a roast pan and a turkey injector. Fill the inner cavity with 2 sticks of butter and as much small cubed ice as you can get in it.

Heat oven at 300 degrees and put turkey in roaster and cover with aluminum foil.

About every thirty minutes pull turkey slightly out and uncover. Use the injector to draw fluids out of the pan. Inject these fluids in different areas of your turkey. Be careful because it may spit some of that hot fluid back on you. After injecting in multiple spots also baste the whole turkey with those juices.

Continue doing the same every 20-30 minutes.

When the timer on the turkey pops out continue cooking at least another 15-25 minutes as the fluids you injected will sometimes cause the timer to pop out early. When turkey is done take off aluminum foil and brown outside of turkey.

Pull that magnificent bird out and let it rest in the juices at least 1/2 hour.

Eat up and enjoy! Make sure and give thanks! 

Froggy's Sweet Potatoes

You need to buy enough sweet potatoes to have one per person served. You also need to buy half as many apples.

Par boil your sweet potatoes and peel them. Slice both potatoes and apples in 1/4 inch slices. I use a pyrex casserole dish and I put 1 layer of potato and next a layer of apple until full.

You need orange juice and brown sugar. In a saucepan mix 1 cup brown sugar with 1 cup orange juice and 1 1/2 cups water. Heat and stir until all sugar is dissolved. Pour this mixture evenly over the apples and sweet potatoes. Also pour more orange juice over all.

Bake at 350 until potatoes are tender to a fork. Let cool some before eating.

Chow down!


Give Thanks

Please before chowing down on your Thanksgiving meal, remember to give thanks.

I thank our loving God and His Son Jesus.

I thank our troops.

I also thank you for reading this Hub; I hope you love these recipes as much as I do.



© G.L. Boudonck 

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    • Mighty Mom profile image

      Susan Reid 

      9 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      I love the idea of sweet potatoes and apples. My assigned dish is the green bean casserole. Love Thanksgiving! Hope it will FINALLY cool off over here in Calif. Happy turkey day to you, Froggy and to your tadpoles, too!

    • William F. Torpey profile image

      William F Torpey 

      9 years ago from South Valley Stream, N.Y.

      I'm not much of a cook, Froggy, but I'll be heading up to Maine for a Thanksgiving Dinner soon at my daughter's home in Topsham. I have been assigned the task of peeling the potatoes, which is one thing I know how to do well (I had the same job last year!) Nice photos, but I thought I saw a Jackalope in the background of one picture.

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      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I've often wondered how turkey tastes like Froggy. :) This sounds so wonderful. To beautiful thanksgiving dinners celebrated with the family! :) Cheers.

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      Rebecca Graf 

      9 years ago from Wisconsin

      Personally, the best turkey brand we've found is Jenny-O. My husband who is not fond of turkey will only eat this brand when I cook it on Thanksgiving because it is always juicey.

      Thanks for the tips.


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