Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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On this Thanksgiving Day As We Sit Around, Eat, Relax, and Enjoy time with our family and friends, lets take a second out and give thanks to our heroes.....Our Wonderful True American Heroes, The BRAVE men and women who serve in the Armed Forces....Our NAVY, AIR FORCE, MARINES, COAST GUARD, and ARMY....An a BIG THANK YOU to those who are away serving on this holiday. It is because of the BRAVE that we remain the land of the FREE!!!! On Behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, I would like to say thank you to all those who keep our country free!!!! 

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Time for a Turkey Fry.....

 

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Deep Frying Turkeys

Deep fried turkey is absolutely delicious, the dark golden skin is super crispy and meat is moist without being greasy because it cooks so fast.

We carry a diverse selection of fryers at our from 10.5 quart to 17 gallon. Now if you are deep frying a whole turkey you will need at least a 30 quart sized fryer. The 30 quart pot will accommodate up to an 18 pound turkey. We carry the BPS 30 quart fryer pots and kits in aluminium and stainless steel. The kits come with the pot, turkey lifter, thermometer, burner, stand and regulator hose with safety timer.

For those who want more diversity we have the BPS 30 Quart 3 in 1 stainless steel kit. This kit allows you to fry, boil and steam a variety of foods from turkey to seafood to corn.

If you have a bigger family or are having a party, we also have a BPS 36 quart all in one kit. This generous rectangular aluminium pot can cook a 22 pound turkey. It comes with two small and one large fry baskets, thermometer, burner, base and regulator hose with safety timer.

If you want a more substantial fryer, we carry the Cajun Fryer line by R and V Works in the 4 gallon, 6 gallon, 8.5 gallon and 12 gallon size. The caddy for the 4 and 6 gallon fryers come separately. These fryers are made out of carbon steel with a charcoal finish. The design allows oil to not burn and keeps food and batter from collecting on the burner.

Now that you have picked your fryer we will look at oils. You need to make sure the oil you use has a high smoke point. This means an oil that can withstand high temperatures before smoking (and not the good smoking we talked about in the previous blog). Cottonseed, Peanut, Sunflower, Safflower and Avocado oils all have high smoke points (over 400 degrees Fahrenheit).

We carry cottonseed and a peanut oil blend in one and three gallon containers. The amount you will need depends on the size of your turkey. The smaller the bird, the more oil. For your average size bird you will need around 3-4 gallons.

Cottonseed oil has no flavour which is perfect when you are using an injectable marinade. This versatile oil can be reused up for 6 months after opening, just filter out the bits and pieces as you pour it into a clean container then store it in a cool dark place.

Peanut oil does have a mild distinctive flavour to it, and is amazing for making fries. As with cottonseed oil, peanut oil can be used for more then just deep frying. It also has a 6 month shelf life after opening and the same filtering and storage needs.

Once you have picked your oil and decided if you want to use an injectable marinade you are ready to deep fry your turkey.

How to Deep Fry A Turkey

Determine the amount of oil you will need by placing the turkey in the pot then filling the pot with water until it reaches the line on the side of the pot. Do not go over this line, even if it does not look like enough oil. Remove the turkey, pour the water into a container and mark the level then dispose of the water (dry the container). Dry the pot and blot the turkey dry as best as you can.

Prepare your thawed or raw turkey (do not use a frozen or partially frozen bird). Remove the giblet bag and neck from the cavity. Rinse the bird then dry it fully. Tie the legs, neck flap, tail and wings to the body.

Season the turkey with a rub or use an injectable marinade. If you use an injectable marinade make sure to go deep into the meat and try to avoid making too many puncture holes. Set it on the turkey rack.

Pour the correct amount of oil into the pot and heat the oil to about 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using gloves made of silicon or other materials suitable for working with hot oil carefully lower the turkey into the oil by dunking (slowly lower the bird down a little bit then raise before lowering deeper then raising a few inches at a time until it is submerged). The oil may rise so you will want to be careful as you lower the bird.

Let the turkey cook, but don’t wander away because it cooks fast. Usually a turkey

takes about 3 to 3 ½ minutes per pound to cook. A ten pound turkey will take about

30 minutes to cook.

When the turkey is done, slowly remove it then check the internal temperature to ensure it’s fully cooked. Be careful as you check the temperature because the turkey will be very hot.

Let the turkey rest for a bit then carve and enjoy.

Just remember, safety is important because you want to enjoy your amazing turkey at Thanksgiving not when you get out of the hospital. Make sure your turkey is dry and completely thawed. Use proper handling techniques. Read the directions for your specific fryer. Don’t drop your turkey in the oil.

If you still want more options you can ponder are the Big Easy Oilless Propane Turkey Fryer (it has returned to our inventory after almost a year’s absence) and your grill.

Now you have five different ways to cook your turkey. Try something different this year and be the legend in your family for your unique twist on a traditional dish.

If you have any questions you can always talk to one of our camping associates or check out information on our US website as well as find recipes and other tips on a pile of websites.

Happy Thanksgiving! May you all have many blessings to celebrate and reflect upon this year.

Melanie

Camping Dept.

Bass Pro Shops

 

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Help Us....Help our Troops

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Starting November 11, 2012 and ending December 31, 2012, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World will be partnering with the USO for their "Operation Care Package". You can donate in-store at the checkout counters. There will be a donation form where you can choose whether to donate $1, $3, or $5 with 100% of the money collected going to the USO to send care packages to our troops. Help us help the USO and send care packages to our troops far away from home.  

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Happy Veteran's Day!!!!!

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On behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, I would like to thank all of our veterans, active duty armed service members, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this country to remain the home of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!!! As a special thank you, we would like to offer a 10% military discount!!!!

*NAVY*AIR FORCE*COAST GUARD*MARINES*ARMY*

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Its That Time Again....

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Head out to your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World between the 10th and the 22nd and receive a 10% military discount, just as a little THANK YOU, and remind you that we appreciate everything that the troops do to keep us the land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!!! On behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, I would like to say Thank you to all the brave men and women who give so much to keep our country free!!!!

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Tomorrow's The Day!

 

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Santa's Wonderland will officially begin tomorrow! Let the Season of warm hugs, friends, and a season full of cheer begin. Join us at 5 P.M. for the tree lighting ceremony and the arrival of Santa himself! We will have  FREE cookies, FREE hot chocolate, a FREE craft, and a FREE coloring book(while supplies last). Plus Santa will be giving away an early Christmas present; he will draw a very lucky winner every half hour for a $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card! So come out to your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Celebrate the Season!

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Crafts, Crafts, Crafts!

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Holiday Craft Schedule:

Saturday, November 10, 2012 6-8 P.M: Color your own Santa Stocking

Sunday, November 11, 2012 Noon-5 P.M: Stuffed Owl Ornament

Monday-Sunday, November 12- November 18, 2012: Stuffed Santa Ornament

Monday-Sunday, November 19- November 25, 2012: Candy Cane Reindeer

Monday-Sunday, November 26- December 2, 2012: Snowman Ornament

Monday-Sunday, December 3- December 9, 2012: Popsicle Stick Snowman

Monday-Sunday, December 10- December 16, 2012: Popsicle Stick Frame

Monday-Sunday, December 17- December 23, 2012: Santa Ornament

Monday December 24, 2012: Cookie Decorating

 

Craft Times: Monday thru Friday 5-7 P.M. 

Saturday and Sunday: Noon- 5 P.M. 

 

*Crafts will be available while supplies last

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Hunter's Realtree Camo Cross

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Looking for a special gift for that special country boy in your life? Well look no further!  Here at Bass Pro Shops we have the Stahl Hunter's Realtree Camo Cross.  This cross is absolutely perfect to express an individual's excitment for the outdoors, faith and love of hunting. Its a perfect gift for the first time hunter, a boyfriend who is headed out for a hunting trip, a husband who spends his weekends in the woods, or anyone else who loves the outdoors.  The Stahl cross is a pendant made of solid weighted steel and printed with Realtree Camo.  The brown adjustible leather cord makes the necklace perfect for anyone or you can simply get the cross on a keychain.  It is made in the United States. Looking for a special gift for the special Huntress in your life?  Never fear, Stahl also makes a Huntress cross.  It is a solid weighted steel cross printed in pink realtree camo, and offered in a necklace with an adjustable pink leather cord or a keychain. So swing into your local Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and check out our awesome line of Stahl Crosses!

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Welcome Home!

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Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Hampton, Virginia would like to say Thank You to our sailors on the USS Enterprise, who after an 8 month deployment, have made their way back to Norfolk and are home for the holidays. These Sailors sacrifice time with family and friends to defend this nation we call home.  It is because of the BRAVE, that we remain the land of the FREE! So on behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World we like to thank the wonderful men and women aboard the USS Enterprise and say welcome home!

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The Perfect Gift For Any Hero.....

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Being a Navy wife, whenever I'm shopping and see an item that relates to the Navy, their uniforms, or anchors I have to pick it up. So when I was browsing on the Bass Pro Shops website and found the Sailor's cross I had to have it. I ordered the necklace for myself, it's a solid steel cross with NWU print and it hangs on an adjustable leather cord.  Once I purchased the necklace I simply untied the knot and added his dogtag right along with the cross. It makes for the perfect piece.  This way whether your sailor is close to home or halfway across the world, they will ALWAYS be close to your heart. Then I ordered the keychain so that my husband could keep it with him when he is away at sea.  Never fear, if your hero is in the air force, army, or marines we have crosses for them also. These crosses make perfect gifts for a sailor, airman, marine, or soldier going to bootcamp, graduating from bootcamp, transferring duty stations, deploying or returning from deployment. They make a great item in a care package, for a stocking stuffer, or just because.  They are also the perfect gift for a military wife, grandma, sister, brother, girlfriend, bestfriend, boyfriend, or anyone who supports our military. So come visit Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Hampton, Virginia and check out our Stahl Military Crosses!

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Veteran's Day is Coming.....

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Don't forget Veteran's Day is approaching. So lets all of us do a nice thing for at least one veteran and active duty troop. Visit your local Veteran's hospital and drop off homemade cards, volunteer at your local base, send a care package to a deployed loved one or stranger overseas, or just simply say, "Thank you" to every veteran, active duty, or any individual who has ever served. All veteran's and active duty military can swing into your local Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World and enjoy our 10% military discount as a way to say thank you for keeping us the land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!!!!!

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You're Invited!

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Santa's Wonderland Preview Event!

When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 5-8 P.M.

Where: 1972 Powerplant Parkway Hampton Virginia 23666

Who: Young and old!  Everyone is a child at heart!

 

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Happy Halloween.....

On behalf of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, We Would Like To Wish You A Happy And Safe Halloween!!!!!

 

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Happy Halloween.....

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

5-8 P.M.

5-8 P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

             Coloring Sheets

              Trick-Or-Treating

 

 

Happy Halloween!!!

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Halloween Is A Real Treat.....

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

5-8 P.M.

5-8 P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

             Coloring Sheets

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Happy Haunting.....

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Monday, October 29, 2012

5-8 P.M.

5-8 P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

             Coloring Sheets

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Welcome To The Great Pumpkin.....

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Sunday, October, 28, 2012

Noon-5 P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

Coloring Sheets

1-3 P.M: Scavenger Hunt

1-4 P.M: FREE Craft

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Boo To You From Our Crew.....

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Noon-5 P.M.

Noon- 5 P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

                     Coloring Sheets

1-3 P.M: Grab An Apple

1-4 P.M: FREE Craft

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Take A Fright Turn In The Fright Direction.....

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Friday, October 26, 2012

5-8 P.M.

5-8 P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

              Coloring Sheets

              Trick-Or-Treating

6-7 P.M: Costume Parade 

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We Witch You A Happy Halloween.....

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

5-8 P.M.

5-8P.M: FREE 4X6 Photo

          Coloring Sheets

 

 

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