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BoofyQ's picture

I've been thinking about buying a gravy boat anyway... is this too weird? I'm thinking I'd probably pay at least $12.99 for a plain one.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AB551S/ref=br_lf_outlet_3/103-6039242-0723043?n=548166&s=outlet&v=glance

dicus's picture

(post #55291, reply #1 of 53)

It just makes me laugh. End that cold gravy nightmare you have. Buy it.

pamilyn's picture

(post #55291, reply #13 of 53)

"End that cold gravy nightmare" ROTFL...too funny


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unbaked's picture

(post #55291, reply #2 of 53)

Actually, I think it's kind of cute. Might not use it a lot, but it would come in handy at TG and Xmas dinners, or on a buffet maybe.

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

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BoofyQ's picture

(post #55291, reply #3 of 53)

Considering that anytime we have gravy, it gets put in a pyrex measuring cup, this would be a step up :-) Plus, this one has a lid, and the cheapest boat I could find on cooking.com was $11.95.

Then again, it's another thing that must be stored 361 or so days out of the year! Maybe 358 if we heat maple syrup in it.

Adele's picture

(post #55291, reply #4 of 53)

Butter, you could keep butter warm too.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Jean's picture

(post #55291, reply #6 of 53)

I ordered it. LOL What a hoot. It will get used at least once a year and I had a $25 certificate just burning a hole in my pocket!



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MadMom's picture

(post #55291, reply #19 of 53)

A Pyrex measuring cup?  You must have the same china pattern I do, at least for the gravy boat, LOL.



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Risottogirl's picture

(post #55291, reply #30 of 53)

A long, long time ago, when I lived in SF the first time, my Dad came to visit me for T-giving and brought 2 turkeys that he'd smoked himself. On Tuesday night, I was going over serving pieces, etc. (didn't have any fancy stuff, just white porcelain from WS, where myformer roomie had worked) and my game plan my first Thanksgiving cooking for for 10 guests.


Apparently he was so appalled that I was planning to serve the gravy from a teapot (seemed logical to me) that he took the Muni train downtown to Gumps to buy me a proper gravyboat.


The teapot was Limoges for goodness sakes :)


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Gretchen's picture

(post #55291, reply #33 of 53)

Well, Gump's ain't too shabby!!  Cute.

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Wolvie's picture

(post #55291, reply #37 of 53)

ha - and a  good gravy boat it would have been  - but hey, Dad got you a gravy boat, and that was cool. :-) I suspect you still have both?

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Risottogirl's picture

(post #55291, reply #43 of 53)

I have the gravy boat but not the teapot. A naughty kitty knocked it over and it shattered.

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor


Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Canuck's picture

(post #55291, reply #5 of 53)

I receive a gravy boat for Christmas almost every year from DMIL. I don't know why. One year I got a thermal one, which is probably similar to this. I'd send it your way, but it's disappeared.


I like lots of gravy, so I just go back to the jug I use :)

dicus's picture

(post #55291, reply #7 of 53)

That is an odd present. You don't collect them or anything? What are you supposed to do with a dozen gravy boats?

Adele's picture

(post #55291, reply #8 of 53)

You don't collect them or anything


She is now.  :)


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Canuck's picture

(post #55291, reply #11 of 53)

Hee. But I'm actually secretly discarding them. My house is teeny.

Canuck's picture

(post #55291, reply #9 of 53)

I don't know. I gradually get rid of them through garage sales. I suspect this is how dads feel when they get ties every year. Could be worse... Or perhaps she thinks I've lost the last one, and keeps replacing it. Argh!

dicus's picture

(post #55291, reply #10 of 53)

Hehheheheh. Maybe it is a continual hint that you need to serve gravy in a boat at family get togethers instead of the recycled plastic yogurt container you've been using ;)


Edited 8/11/2006 2:38 pm ET by dicus

Canuck's picture

(post #55291, reply #12 of 53)

ROFL!!


 

AmyElliesMom's picture

(post #55291, reply #32 of 53)

Gravy - it's just thick broth!

I used to eat gravy out of a bowl for a snack when I was a teenage. Just gravy. And that was my reasoning - it's just thick broth, so it must be good for me!

 


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Gretchen's picture

(post #55291, reply #34 of 53)

Our daughter LOVES gravy and I usually put a wine glass of it at her place.

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unbaked's picture

(post #55291, reply #35 of 53)

And I thought I was alone in this. I love CT.


I have never had it in a wine glass, but neither have we ever had an excess of gravy..usually never enough to outlast the leftovers.


It's not a toikey sammich without gravy :)


I like that gravy warmer, but I have managed to hang onto my Waterford gravy boat through thick and thin. It clashes with my Mexican pottery plates horribly but I don't care. :)


'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

'The desire to make an effort to improve the lives of those around you does not yet live in everyone, but it does live in everyone who cooks.' -Bill Penzey, one magazine

Canuck's picture

(post #55291, reply #36 of 53)

 

<I used to eat gravy out of a bowl for a snack when I was a teenage. Just gravy. And that was my reasoning - it's just thick broth, so it must be good for me!>


Yeah, that's teenage reasoning at its best!

Lword's picture

(post #55291, reply #14 of 53)

You bet I'd use it, and so would my friends. I expected we'd be more in the minority here, but apparently not for a change. It will be perfect for our small families where interruptions are still all too common. They eat French toast frequently, and I'd use it for anything that would fit (I'm picturing shrimp in butter right this moment) and gravy or sauces.


It also is exactly what we have been musing over for a while - a small, lidded, heatable, removable, pourable boat that is tableworthy out of the heating container, and the removable plug will be a huge plus. We're not big on electrical appliances or gadgets but this will get much use and the size and design fits our humble kitchens, plus no need to get up from the table and walk to the nuker to reheat.


It seems much too small to hold enough gravy or sauce for more than two with our appetites, but could easily be replished from the stove. We love the design, but won't know how well it works until they arrive and get tested. I wonder if it could work as an alternative to a fondue pot for melted cheese or chocolate - they'll try the chocolate, I'll try the cheese.


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BoofyQ's picture

(post #55291, reply #15 of 53)

Then I found this at BB&B...

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=12170580

It might work at least as well.

(as I browse through Amazon looking for more items to add to my cart to justify free shipping...)

pamilyn's picture

(post #55291, reply #16 of 53)

I like that one better. Better design and you don't have to plug it in.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #55291, reply #17 of 53)

I saw it on the Friday Sale and did have a laugh. We serve gravy OFTEN and dont have the problem of keeping it hot--just back to the kitchen to get more. No boat necessary (although I have several)--just a ladle.  I agree that syrup and butter would also be candidates.

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Wolvie's picture

(post #55291, reply #18 of 53)

my only comment - that is a lot of gravy. :-)


 


Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.


THOMAS HENRY HUXLEY,  September 23, 1860.


 

 

TracyK's picture

(post #55291, reply #20 of 53)

Heh. In my family, gravy is king. They've never been so happy since I discovered Mean's recipe for turkey gravy... it makes boatloads (pun intended!). Last year I ended up throwing away nearly a quart of the stuff (which I did not tell my dad about, he probably would have suggested freezing it for leaner years, LOL).

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pamilyn's picture

(post #55291, reply #21 of 53)

You threw away turkey gravy!!!!!!! Aaaaaack Around here you would get a slice of white mushy bread, put a pile o mashed potatoes next to it, pile on some sliced turkey on that there white bread and bury it in gravy. Now THAT is a  Sunday noon meal in these parts...LOL


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Edited 8/12/2006 2:06 pm ET by pamilyn

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Gretchen's picture

(post #55291, reply #22 of 53)

The other thing I do while I have turkey fat is to make the roux and freeze it.  I can usually not make enough gravy for all the leftovers from T'giving so have to make more gravy.

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