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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:25 PM
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Thanksgiving Menu. Post 'em here!
Roast Turkey
Oyster Dressing
Giblet Gravy
Wild Brown Rice
Spinach Artichoke Casserole
Sweet Potato Souffle
Cranberry Orange Relish
Crescent Rolls

Pumpkin Pie

Coffee
Tea
Wine
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 03:35 PM
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1. M-m-m-m-m!!!
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Chicken Breasts in a Lime Marinade Dusted with Smoked Paprika
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Lima Beans with Salsa and Cheddar
Corn with Butter and Lime Juice
Pumpkin Pie with Eggnog Ice Cream
Blueberry Juice with Seltzer
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Later on in the evening...
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... more of everything.
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:57 PM
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4. hm- thanksgiving with a southwestern flair
:9
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:11 PM
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7. Don't be a tease, LOL. Whatcha cooking?
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:19 PM
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13. all of the above
posted in the OP.

who did you think was cooking it? magic elves? ;)
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:25 PM
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14. Oops. But what's with the southwestern flair? Green chilies?
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:32 PM
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16. ?
I was replying to MFM. I thought his menu had a southwestern slant to it . ..

Lima Beans with Salsa and Cheddar


the lime and smoked paprika.

:shrug:

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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:55 PM
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22. Ah, I skipped a line. My mistake.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:35 PM
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24. MiddleFingerMomNoms
sounds yummy (except the lima beans you cant put enough cheese on those things to make them edible)
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:10 AM
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30. Cheese won't help, but bacon will...
I generally don't like lima beans, but I have a recipe that is basically a baked beans recipe using dried lima beans. It has bacon, bacon grease, an some brown sugar in it. Not huge amounts of the latter, but just enough to make the lima beans yummy.
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:30 PM
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2. Beer
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 05:56 PM
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3. lol --
:D where did I get the idea that you had quit drinking :shrug:
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:12 PM
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8. With turkey jerky and pretzels?
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:03 PM
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5. Well, for starters, Jean doesn't get to bring the dressing this year.
She volunteered to bring it last year and it was GROSS.
It was like crumbled cornbread.
Dry and tasteless.

She's bringing cranberry sauce (canned) and rolls (from the bakery) this year.
We're taking no chances.
:-)
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:09 PM
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6. lol
I like that canned cranberry sauce, the next day, sliced on my turkey sandwich :)
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:37 PM
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10. I like that, too. Also used my leftover turkey to make a spicy mexican soup.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 06:28 PM
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9. When I used to feed hordes of college students, friends and family this was it:
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 06:32 PM by freshwest
Two small turkeys (stuffed) roasted in an Oster oven;

Gravy made from boiled giblets, pan drippings and cornstarch, so that it was a very smooth, almost translucent, reddish browns sauce;

Tons of wholegrain cornbread (not sweet), using butter, eggs, baking soda and buttermilk which were mixed with oysters, eggs, celery, onion, lots of parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme;

Homemade wholeberry cranberry sauce;

Pumpkin pies from scratch and my own seasonings, less sugar than and evaporated milk than the standard recipes;

Baked sweet potatoes sliced open with lots of butter;

Mashed potatoes from scratch with milk, butter and parsley;

Green peas lightly cooked, brussel sprouts in butter, whole kernel orn, green beans, carrots and salads.

I made several versions of dressing according to what people wanted to have. I put no salt or pepper in the food and separated all the fat from the gravy. Everyone added what they wanted.

The youngest person usually said grace, however they wanted, something like 'We're grateful to be here to enjoy each other's company and this meal.'

The cornbread dressing and the gravy is what drove them to gluttony... And then they all got woozy.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:28 PM
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11. turkey roasted with salt pork
two types of stuffing
grits dressing
mashed with gravy
creamed collard greens
green bean casserole (from scratch, thank you very much)
sweet potato sham
crescent rolls

pecan pie
black forest cake
apple crisp

beer
wine
coffee
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:27 PM
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15. Grits dressing? How's that made? I was big fan of grits with red eye gravy at one time.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:18 PM
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37. I've made it before
You basically just make grits the usual way (I use yellow corn polenta from Bob's Red Mill) and put them in a loaf pan and chill overnight. Take the grits out of the loaf pan and cut into bit sized cubes. Put the cubes onto a greased cookie sheet and bake in a 450 degree oven till the cubes get browned, turning halfway through. After that it's just making dressing in the usual way.
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 12:10 AM
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40. we didn't get around to making it
but the recipe is different than the one posted above.

we got it from either food and wine or bon appetite. from what i remember, you make the grits, add eggs, cheddar, cream and bacon and bake it in a casserole dish for an hour.
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 07:39 PM
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12. why can't I say no?
EVERY freaking year lately I start stressing and bitching that I'm not going to do it this year and EVERY freaking year I find myself doing it AGAIN.

roast turkey
Mom's Anchorage Alaska Sausage Stuffing/dressing
yams/sweets with gross marshmallows
mashed potatoes/gravy
peas w/pearl onions
Waldorf salad made with whipped cream
fresh cranberry sauce
pickles/olives
pumpkin pie with whipped cream

all from scratch except the yams - the person who "needs" this dish prefers canned

two days of work for 5 minutes of scarfing

oh and for me especially I have a nice stash of wines my friend from Germany left including the Rieslings she brough over. I may start early. :P

the males in the house have cheap beer
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:44 AM
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32. have a great holiday Kali!


:hi:
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:52 AM
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34. thanks!
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frogmarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:37 PM
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17. Vegetable stew
I made today with all fresh veggies. It was yummy today, and it'll be even better tomorrow.

Homemade vegetable stew is Mr. froggy's favorite food, and mine too, next to mashed potatoes. I love potatoes fixed any way, but mashed tops the list.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:45 PM
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18. Just because it's YOU, I don't do all the stuff my mother did
15 yrs before she died I realized I would be missing something so I sat her down and stenographed her recipes:


Like, What do you do FIRST, and what do you do NEXT, etc.


So, I'm very lucky to have all my mother/grandmother/childhood recipes/TASTES in my life.


And I cook every holiday,if only for myself and one or two loved ones. (DELICIOUS)
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:00 PM
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20. I'm glad I did that too.
I always make my mom's stuffing and gravy recipes. :)
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 08:59 PM
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19. Mine:
Roasted turkey breast with bread stuffing
Mashed potatoes, gravy
Mixed veggies
Sweet and white potatoes, diced and baked (my son likes them that way)
Something for my vegetarian son (maybe manicotti)
Relish dish; cranberry relish
Crescent rolls, cranberry bread
Pumpkin and some kind of mixed-fruit pie

Hope you all enjoy your holiday! :hi:
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:03 PM
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21. casserole: chicken breast, stuffing, cream of mushroom soup, frozen peas & carrots, Greek yogurt
(Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream the recipe calls for)

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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:31 AM
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27. SCRATCH THAT! It's Mrs. Callender's chicken pot pie, side of zesty bread & butter pickles, hot tea
and if DH feels like dessert, I'll throw together some apple crisp

today's munchy snacks: rosemary triscuits, roast almonds

:woohoo:

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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 03:53 PM
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35. poor DH could only handle a bottle of Ensure for Thanksgiving dinner :(
glad we stayed home instead of trying to make the big family gathering today

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K8-EEE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:04 PM
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23. We're doing bbq turkey for the first time!
Did the test run a couple of weeks ago and it turned out great.

Spinach and arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette
Turkey smoked with apple chips
Bourbon gravy - (also making some vegan gravy for my family members which is half the table! Only the turkey and gravy has meat.)
Cranberry orange relish (from Trader Joe's!)
Haricot vert style green beans with carmelized shallots and candied walnuts
Savory sourdough dressing
Potato and celery root mash with roasted garlic
Pumpkin pie (from Costco)
Tomato soup bundt cake (vegan - this tastes like a spice cake but is made with condensed tomato soup!)
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 11:47 PM
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25. just two of us for dinner...
...everyone else is hither and yon with "outlaws" or others. But I made pies all afternoon for the other gatherings.

Dinner:

Pomegranate juice and club soda spritzer
Bleu cheese stuffed celery, and salted cashews

Roasted turkey breast brined with lemon, thyme and rosemary
Dressing with the same herbs plus sage, onion and celery
Zucchini casserole with parmesan
Creamed pearl onions with nutmeg
Dilled roasted brussels sprouts
Homemade spiced crabapples, and assorted olives
Cranberry-apple-celery-toasted walnut salad

Pumpkin pie w/whipped cream
Spitzenberg apple pie

Can't wait for the late night turkey san on sourdough with lots of mayo. That's the best part!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:47 AM
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33. that sounds really good!
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 07:15 AM
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26. Stuffed acorn squash, mashed blue potatoes, cheddar cauliflower, green beans, mushroom gravy,...
... challah, seeded rye, and pumpernickel breads, coltswort, brie, cheddar, swiss, red-wine cheddar cheeses, mint jelly, pumpkin and strawberry-rhubarb pies, merlot and, well shit, I'm certain there's something else.

We use Thursday for prep time and do the dinner on Friday. That works out well this year since my eldest is going to be at her boyfriend's house today and they'll both be back tomorrow for our dinner. My middle daughter is already at her boyfriend's house and won't be back until Sunday. Waaaaaaaa!!!! They're growing up!!!!!


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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:42 AM
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28. Crab cakes.
Crab cakes
Shaved zucchini with homemade pesto over linguine
Pumpkin custard--if I get off my ass and make it. If not, that last scoop of vanilla ice cream in my freezer. I might make some chocolate sauce to go over it.
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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:50 AM
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29. Too busy cooking. Happy Thanksgiving!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 10:40 AM
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31. farm-raised CSA turkey with fresh sage, tarragon
gold potatoes, mashed by the menfolk
cranberry relish, except I forgot the pineapple.. :(
chestnut apple french bread stuffing
local bakery rolls
Greek salad
broccoli and carrots
pumpkin cheesecake pie and pumpkin/maple pie with walnut topping (new one this year)
gravy (i cheat and use jarred since I'm terrible at making gravy)
wine, beer, etc. Ugandan decaf (not sure how it will taste)

Have a lovely holiday every one! :D
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 04:07 PM
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36. Roast beast
Standing rib roast
Brown gravy made from the roast drippings
Wild mushroom dressing
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
Green bean casserole
Yeast rolls

Deep dish apple pie
Homemade vanilla ice cream
Pound cake

Coffee
Homemade root beer for the kids
2000 Red Bordeaux that I imported from France myself
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 08:25 PM
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38. yum - that is close to what we do for x-mas
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-24-11 09:32 PM
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39. I usually do turkey for x-mas
I don't take the day before or after Thanksgiving off (nobody around, get more work done), and I'm the only one cooking, so I try to keep it a bit simpler on Thanksgiving.

I think I'll do a heritage or pasture turkey this year for x-mas.
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