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Postby Beaver » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:14 pm

If you are still food shopping here are some ideas:

"Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving from the Wisconsin AFL-CIO.
Your Union-Made Thanksgiving Check List

Keebler (Kellogg) crackers—BCTGM

Boar's Head—UFCW
Foster Farms—UFCW

Side Dishes
*Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry sauce—IAM
*Birds Eye vegetables—UFCW

Pillsbury crescent rolls, frozen and ready to bake rolls/breads—BCTGM
Stroehmann bakery products (for stuffing)—BCTGM

Sara Lee pumpkin, apple pie—BCTGM
Mother’s Kitchen cheesecakes—BCTGM
Nabisco (Mondelez) cookies—BCTGM
Rich Products pies and cakes—BCTGM
Pillsbury pie crusts—BCTGM

Cutco knives—USW
All-Clad cookware—USW
*Regal Ware—USW
Anchor Hocking—GMP

*Indicates made in Wisconsin"

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby gozer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:19 pm

excellent list -- the vollrath company which makes all manner of restaurant and civilian cookware including bowls and cookie cutters in sheboygan is still meaningfully unionised, are they not? in recent times different parts of the company, various plants &c were primarily organised by the united auto workers, machinists, teamsters, united electrical workers and the communication workers of america (from having absorbed the latter's a f l - c i o / c l c opponent) . . . it seemed like it would be a hard nut to crack but then again i was glad to think the teachers' union was invincible as recently as october 2010 . . .

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Eian Mcneely » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:12 am

My mom and dad started making this special thanksgiving recipe with raw cranberry salad back in 70s. Where you use a hand meat grinder to grind fresh (unpeeled) cored apples (tart green and sweet red mix), navel oranges (rind included), and raw cranberries. Add sugar to sweeten a bit. The ratio can depend on your tastes, but generally 3-4 apples and 2-3 oranges to a bag of cranberries. It freezes well too, and is a fun family cooking project with kids. Its has become the part of our thanksgiving routine..A must have treat at Thanksgiving!

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Beaver » Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:52 pm

I didn't know cooking was so dangerous. Now I have fear of frying.

"Thanksgiving marks the start of a busy season for holiday travel and celebrations. ReadyWisconsin is encouraging residents to keep safety in mind, as they host parties or travel away from home. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires in the U.S., according to the National Fire Protection Association. Many of those are the result of food or other cooking materials catching on fire. When preparing your holiday dinner, make sure you keep anything that can catch on fire — such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels and food packages — away from your stove.

Stay in your kitchen if you are frying, boiling or broiling food. If you are baking, make sure you check it regularly. Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove to help prevent bumping. Keep children and pets away from the stove. Frying poses the greatest risk of fire. If you are using a turkey fryer, make sure to follow the manufacturer guidelines on appropriate use of the appliance. In addition, make sure you have a fire extinguisher that has an “A,” “B” and “C” rating and test your smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly.

Many people will be traveling during the holiday week to visit family and friends or to head to the hunting shack. Before you travel, check with 511 Wisconsin for the latest traffic and road conditions. This information, along with live traffic cameras and traffic alerts, can be accessed on the 511 Wisconsin system, which includes a free mobile app, @511WI on Twitter, or the mobile-friendly site

Before traveling, make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicles. Vehicle breakdowns or getting stuck in the snow can occur anywhere. A kit could help keep your family safe until help arrives. Kits should include non-perishable foods, flashlight, extra hats, gloves and blankets. You can find more information on building a kit at

For more tips on emergency preparedness visit"

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Cadfael » Mon Nov 19, 2018 3:37 pm

My uncle set himself on fire in the kitchen in 1963. They put him out and then all the liquor bottles went away.

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Re: Thanksgiving

Postby Bwis53 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:20 pm

It's important not to fry in the nude. Wear a bibed apron.

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