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Cooking a turkey might save energy?

 
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An interesting article -- https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/how-much-energy-do-americans-use-thanksgiving

Certainly makes a case for communal living even if its not about that topic.
 
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john mcginnis wrote:An interesting article -- https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/how-much-energy-do-americans-use-thanksgiving

Certainly makes a case for communal living even if its not about that topic.



Roasting a turkey is a great use of energy even for people who live alone. Thanksgiving dinners turn into how many additional meals? Personally, I eat turkey and leftovers twice a day until the white meat and a little of the red meat runs out. (I love turkey and this is my favorite meal.)

Right after the first turkey meal and the stuffing has been removed, the entire rest of the turkey gets turned into turkey stock for turkey soup all winter long.

Everything I cook I tend to make many meals of and sometimes weeks of meals out of so communal living or not, we can all use power wisely if we cook once and eat many times.
 
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I hate to be a spoil-sport, but that article didn't say 1 word about how much energy went in to produce that turkey, and no wild/free-range/heritage turkey is likely to dress out at 30 lbs! Canadian Thanksgiving was a month ago and I served a Muscovy duck raised on my land with only some commercial feed and lots and lots of grass. My friend was ticked that I didn't have a goose to offer up, but our geese seem to have lost their fertility - next year's problem!

That said, I will also note that for anyone heating with electricity, the power to cook is displacing at least some of the power to heat the house. If you invite guests, they add their own BTU's, and that lowers the demand for heating further. So long as they turned their own heat down when the left their own house, that's a win also!
 
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Gail Gardner wrote:

john mcginnis wrote:An interesting article -- https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/how-much-energy-do-americans-use-thanksgiving

Certainly makes a case for communal living even if its not about that topic.



Roasting a turkey is a great use of energy even for people who live alone. Thanksgiving dinners turn into how many additional meals? Personally, I eat turkey and leftovers twice a day until the white meat and a little of the red meat runs out. (I love turkey and this is my favorite meal.)

Right after the first turkey meal and the stuffing has been removed, the entire rest of the turkey gets turned into turkey stock for turkey soup all winter long.

Everything I cook I tend to make many meals of and sometimes weeks of meals out of so communal living or not, we can all use power wisely if we cook once and eat many times.



Same thing can be said of a properly sized baked ham! Main course for TDay. Sandwiches, quiche, soups are on the list to follow!
 
The permaculture playing cards make great stocking stuffers: http://richsoil.com/cards
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