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    I'mPat
    Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:18 pm
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    Wonder if there will be any new stories from this years thanks giving!


    Pat
    Jasmine.
    Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:18 pm
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    [quote="Chef #2454379"]Hi Jasmine Actually this looks hysterical. icon_biggrin.gif[/quote]

    Too funny indeed! We rounded up some of the stories here: 10 Thanksgiving Turkey Horror Stories

    Thank you everyone for sharing! This thread is also on the Talk and Tips flyout and community home page!
    Wheres_the_Beef?
    Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:59 pm
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    This happened about 15 years ago. My wife's cousin and family had recently moved into a large, two story, rental house about 30 minutes away from us here in northern California.

    They decided to host a large Thanksgiving get together for the extended family and about 20 people were invited. They had just moved here from the east coast so we had not been to any of their dinners in the past and didn't know what to expect.

    It was a cold and drizzly Thanksgiving afternoon when we arrived at their house. It was in the low 40's outside. Inside the house it wasn't much better. They said the furnace wasn't working very well and thought something was wrong with the thermostat.

    We all sat around in our coats, shivering. I offered to have a look at their thermostat, having recently replaced my own. They said, no that's ok, they had adjusted it and thought it would warm up on it's own shortly. Very cold air continued to come from the forced air ducts. We sat around for an hour shivering and I again offered help. Finally they said ok. I checked their thermostat and found that they had it set to air conditioning instead of heat. We had been freezing for two hours because a switch was set to Cool instead of to Heat. The cold air blowing from the forced air ducts had been air conditioning.

    That wasn't the end of trouble. They had been in the house less than a week and had not tested the electric oven. Only the broiler worked. The oven heating element was not working. They had been trying to cook the whole, intact, turkey and pumpkin pies under the broiler and not told anyone. We could have baked the food at our house and brought it over if we had been informed.

    They served a turkey (yes they served it) that was overdone and dry on the outside and had raw pink meat on the inside. They tried to carve the bird and serve the cooked parts. The pumpkin pies were not much better. The food was awful.

    They stayed in California about a year and moved back to the east coast before the next Thanksgiving. That saved us from another Thanksgiving dinner invitation.

    That was our worst Thanksgiving ever. So far.
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