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Thu Nov 24, 2022, 04:41 AM

So what is everyone cooking for Thanksgiving?

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This year I have a whole chicken which I will be making. I call it cinnamon chicken, as I oil it up and add cinnamon all over the bird. I also have one baked potato, some gravy, I made stuffing from scratch, and probably drink a ginger ale. I also have ice cream bars for dessert.

It will just be me this year and may be a couple of friends who were online to keep me company. One year I did crab and it was awesome but I canít afford it this year.


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This was taken a few years ago.. When i roasted a bird!

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Reply So what is everyone cooking for Thanksgiving? (Original post)
YoshidaYui Nov 24 OP
KentuckyWoman Nov 24 #1
wnylib Nov 24 #16
lamp_shade Nov 24 #2
TexasTowelie Nov 24 #3
pazzyanne Nov 24 #4
bdamomma Nov 24 #31
pazzyanne Nov 24 #38
jerseyjim Nov 24 #5
catbyte Nov 24 #6
Buckeye_Democrat Nov 24 #7
EYESORE 9001 Nov 24 #8
kozar Nov 24 #9
SoBlueInFL Nov 24 #23
TurboDem Nov 24 #10
MOMFUDSKI Nov 24 #11
FloridaBlues Nov 24 #12
2naSalit Nov 24 #13
woodsprite Nov 24 #14
FlyingPiggy Nov 24 #15
Generic Brad Nov 24 #17
MarineCombatEngineer Nov 24 #18
SoBlueInFL Nov 24 #19
niyad Nov 24 #20
alittlelark Nov 24 #21
DFW Nov 24 #22
JHB Nov 24 #24
Happy Hoosier Nov 24 #25
LAS14 Nov 24 #33
Happy Hoosier Nov 24 #35
JuJuChen Nov 24 #26
SYFROYH Nov 24 #27
Deep State Witch Nov 24 #28
zanana1 Nov 24 #29
a kennedy Nov 24 #30
LAS14 Nov 24 #32
Sky Jewels Nov 24 #34
Raftergirl Nov 24 #36
mvd Nov 24 #37
Niagara Nov 24 #39
Demsrule86 Nov 24 #40
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beaglelover Nov 24 #42
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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 04:50 AM

1. Corn chowder

It's a tradition in my family. Weird but so is my family.

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Response to KentuckyWoman (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:12 AM

16. Not that weird, IMO.

Corn is native to North America. Corn chowder goes back to colonial times.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 04:54 AM

2. Prime Rib. Seriously...

Hardly anybody in my family is a big turkey lover, so for the last 2-3 years we've done beef.
Two weeks ago at Publix prime rib was $15.49/lb. Yesterday - $9.99/lb

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:13 AM

3. Hungry-Man turkey TV dinner. nt

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:14 AM

4. Cornish Game Hen with stuffing...

...Sweet potatoes, Finely ground cabbage/ carrot/ onion coleslaw, homemade cranberry sauce, butter horn rolls, and pumpkin pie. I am also spending Thanksgiving alone.

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Response to pazzyanne (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:50 PM

31. Sounds Delicious!!!

you are not alone you have the DU family!!!!

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 04:01 PM

38. It was!

I don't know what I would do without my DU family. Thanksgiving blessings on all!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:23 AM

5. No cooking here...

Picked up three turkey diners from New Monmouth Diner for my wife and I, and my cousin.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:24 AM

6. The usual suspects, lol. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, veggies, pumpkin pie.

Actually, I'm going over to friends and they're doing the turkey and potatoes, I'm bringing a sage/sausage/apple/cranberry dressing and pumpkin pie. I'm making cranberry/orange relish with fresh ginger, too.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:26 AM

7. Green bean casserole and macaroni salad.

My brother and his wife are hosting the family gathering, and they're preparing the turkey and stuffing,

Everyone else in the family is bringing other dishes, and they wanted me to bring my macaroni salad because they enjoyed it so much on July 4th. I said it wasn't really standard Thanksgiving fare, so the sister-in-law told me to bring a green bean casserole too!

It's just the egg-sugar-vinegar mixture, cooked and cooled ahead of time for an extra "dressing", that makes the mac salad taste better than most around here. It's more common in the South, I think.

It's my first time making a green bean casserole, so I'm just following an online recipe that received good reviews.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:29 AM

8. Nothing today

Last Saturday was the only day everyone could get together, so thatís when we had TG. My wife and I are going to a restaurant later, along with another couple and an elderly gent who lives on our street. Itís a relief not having to contend with all the hullabaloo again.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:12 AM

9. Downsizing ours,

Instead of the whole smear this year as it is just LilBit and I, Iím trying a twist.
We will have the whole smear, but over 3 days.
Going to make 2 different smaller portioned sides each day to go with turkey, to hopefully keep her interested in leftovers.
We shall see.
Happy Thanksgiving All, we are thankful for you.

KozandLilBit

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Response to kozar (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:57 AM

23. That sounds a lot like what my husband and I do all through December. We don't do any big r/o

meals. Lots of delicious foods spread through the entire month a little at a time. It prevents stress and overeating!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:27 AM

10. A ham and turkey sandwich.

Naps off and on all day while I get caught up on laundry. I have four glorious days off and I intend to do as little as possible.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 06:34 AM

11. Making an apple pie and

a pumpkin pie to take to friends' house. They are making turkey, stuffing, wild rice, the usual. I make the crust yesterday and shaped it into hamburger-style patties. Then it has to sit overnite in the frig for the gluten in the flour to develop. Rolls out real well that way. Happy Thanksgiving to all at DU! Love you guys.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 07:44 AM

12. Baked Turkey breast with bacon on top, potato casserole glazed carrots

Home made cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 07:58 AM

13. Making quasi-traditional dinner...

For two, maybe three, at my hiking buddy's house. Turkey, stuffing*, potatoes and yams mashed together, green bean casserole, apple salad, pumpkin pie and apple pie. Afterward we'll sit around and play cards and games until I decide I've had enough and go home.

*Friend is allergic to sage so I'm making a bacon, garlic and walnut stuffing with Morel mushrooms and green bell peppers - uses rosemary and thyme. The gravy is drippings and currant jelly, sounds crazy but it's amazingly good. I've made it in the past and everyone was impressed, got the recipe from a sister some forty-five years ago.

Hope you have a good day.

ETA: And cranberry relish, fresh berries and an orange, like a chutney, a little brandy helps! None of that canned stuff!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:04 AM

14. Does it sound bad to say "I don't know yet"?

Itís just my hubby, daughter, and I. Weíll be doing a 15 lb turkey on Sunday. Itíll be the first Tígiving in for our future DIL in her first house. She made settlement on the 18th, so weíve all been working hard to get her house ready for her and her 2 roommates to move in.

Iím thinking tonight Iíll have sour cream and dill smothered haddock, spinach, roasted potatoes, and cherry upside down cake served with ice cream for dessert. Maybe Iíll get fancy top the spinach with minced hard boiled egg. Plan to play a game after dinner (Clue or Monopoly) or watch a movie and snuggle with our future grand dog.

On Sunday weíll have our turkey (15 lb), gravy, sausage stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, apricot brandy cranberry sauce, and pies (pumpkin and cherry).

The treat for me today is that weíre going to be babysitting Daisy while my son/GF go to her big family dinner at a relatives house who doesnít like pets. Daisy is a doll baby, but strong as an ox, so Iím hoping she does well walking on leash for me.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:06 AM

15. I'm doing Cornish hens this year. Just wanted something a little different from turkey

And smaller but somewhat traditional. Plus we love Cornish hens. Weíre also having stuffing, cranberry sauce, mushroom in a wine reduction, and steamed green beans. Apple pie for dessert.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:42 AM

17. Homemade sushi - and that's the entire meal

We have some barbecued eel, we'll cook some salmon. We will have some shredded egg, seasoned shiitake, cucumber, and avocado to roll up in our seaweed.

When you're watching your weight, sodium, and cholesterol you have to go a different route.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 08:46 AM

18. Traditional Hungarian Stew with bread bowls,

Cornbread, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and enjoy your meal.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:50 AM

19. It's hard cooking for one but it sounds like you're making things r/o

that you like and that's what counts. I hope you have a wonderful day!

My husband and I are having:

peppercorn pork loin
dressing (Bell's mix improved with this recipe)
roasted Yukon Gold potatoes
collard grens
roasted Brussels sprouts
roasted butternut squash
deviled eggs
yeast rolls
sweet potato pie
Nantucket cranberry cake
pumpkin bread

I won't have to cook for three days!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:53 AM

20. Nothing. Going to a friend's house for saumon en croute. I am bringing pie (marie

callender).

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:54 AM

21. My contributions - pumpkin roll, sweet potatos, cornbread stuffing.

Friends doing turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cranberries, Lemon pie and cherry pie.

YUM !!!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:56 AM

22. My wife and I are catching up on paperwork and neglected stuff from 7 weeks of running everywhere

So, we'll order a pizza with garlic, artichoke hearts and mushrooms, and let that be that.

Tomorrow, the usual gang of Germans and Austrians will show up (the Dutch are headed for Qatar for the soccer championships this year), and we have a 10 Kilo turkey ready. The stuffing mix and cranberries have arrived from North America, so we are ready.

Yoshida Yui, if you are in touch with the Enterprise, and can have yourself beamed over here, we'll be glad to make room for one more!

Dōzō !!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 09:57 AM

24. Not cooking, but on the wish list:

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:52 AM

25. Classic Turkey feast... one of my favorites!!

I love the classic turkey feast, and I am very good at preparing it, if I do say so myself!

Chestnut dressing
Gravy
Roast vegetables
Country style green beans
Sweet potatoes
Fried apples
Pumpkin pie

Pretty classic and delicious!

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:58 PM

33. What are country style green beans?

I gave my daughter-in-law a choice of my 3 kinds of green beans:

Southern (cooked for hours with bacon until they practically turn to sugar)

Greek - Cooked till very tender with tomato, some sort of herb (varies) and garlic.

Fresh - Just past crisp with butter and lemon.

She replied that my son wants fresh, she wants Greek, and their German exchange student wants southern. Easy peasy choice. It's my responsibility to broaden the exchange student's culinary experience of American cooking.

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #33)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 02:17 PM

35. Similar to southern...

Fry up the bacon and onions until they are slightly carmelizedÖ then add beans, spices, chicken broth and cook for about am hour.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:54 AM

26. I'm cooking nothing! Buying my dinner this year, very lazy lol

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 10:54 AM

27. boneless T-roast, keilbasa, collards, sweet pot, acorn squash, and pies.


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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:11 PM

28. Pumpkin Cheesecake

We're going out, because we're on keto and my aunt isn't. So, the three of us are going out to dinner at a local restaurant. She'll get our desserts, and we'll come home to keto pumpkin cheesecake.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:15 PM

29. I'm using the last of my frozen spaghetti sauce.

It will be spread over a layer of boiled pasta, emboldened by a shake or two of Parmesan cheese to be followed by a scoop of black raspberry ice cream.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:41 PM

30. Yup, we bought all the traditional turkey dinner stuff from our grocery deli.

Done with cooking, weíll just plate up nuke it and eat around 2:30 or so.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 01:55 PM

32. This is the second year we've happily passed the honors on to our son and his wife.

I know we'll have mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, and green beans, provided by yours truly. But the rest will be a happy surprise.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 02:08 PM

34. maple-grainy mustard glazed tofu

- mashed potatoes
- stuffing with chestnuts
- green beans and shallots
- vegan corn pudding
- raw Brussels sprouts salad with apples, pistachios, shallot vinaigrette
- cranberry sauce with oranges and pomegranate seeds

Skipping desserts because Covid hit us last week and it will just be two of us.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 02:30 PM

36. Turkey

Cranberry sauce
stuffing
Baked sweet potatoes
Roasted brussel sprouts with pancetta and mushrooms.
Roasted beet salad

and a speciality cocktail called New England Rum Express, has dark rum, apple cider, thyme-flavored simple syrup, limes/lime juice splash of club soda. Have some great cheeses and crackers to go with cocktail.

Kid and gf both sick with something (tested neg for CV so far) so are not coming Tíday through the weekend but didnít know until yesterday morning so I have a lot of food for onky the two of us. We did cut out the roasted squash medley tha H was going to throw on the grill.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 02:34 PM

37. Costco Thanksgiving ready to cook meal

That will last the 2 of us a few days. Everyone have a happy Thanksgiving!

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 04:35 PM

39. The main event is a Jennie O oven ready turkey.

It goes from freezer to oven, it comes in a bag and it stays in the bag during cooking, it's boneless and no electric carving knife is needed. Easy peasy.



Additional fixings are mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gluten free biscuits.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:11 PM

40. Today I made Chicken Divan with rice, and salad. For dessert butterscotch pie. I also cooked

a turkey breast and a medium turkey for tomorrow. I am making green bean casserole with fresh beans and real onions and a creamy sauce that does not contain soup! I can't eat gluten so I have been making my own for years. I will also make a cheesecake tonight and a chocolate pie in the morning...I cheated and bought a frozen apple pie as my son hates gluten-free crust and I simply can risk using flour. I am very allergic. Two of my kids are seeing their inlaws today and we will have Thanksgiving at my oldest daughter's house...the first time. We have been making an apartment for my youngest in the basement. Both she and her fiancee are staying here so we have no room...should be done in a couple of weeks. It has been very relaxing today...just the four of us...hubs, daughter, fiancee, and me.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:16 PM

41. Baked chicken, baked potato, veggies (peas, carrots. corn), salad.

Various libations.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:19 PM

42. We're going out to a restaurant this year.

Our good friend who hosted all the holiday dinners died suddenly In August of a stroke. Itís a bit of a sad day thinking of all the fun holiday memories with him and the rest of our group of friends.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:24 PM

43. Turkey breast

With potatoes, gravy, green beans mushrooms, cranberry sauce and chocolate cheese cake for hubby, strawberries and cream for me. Just us. Didn't feel like traveling and I am on a sugar detox. Hubby would rather stay home so it's all good. I started day going to a dance class.

I left out the booze making Dark & Stormy's for hubby.

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Response to YoshidaYui (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:34 PM

44. Ham, salad, sweet potato, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie. Not much of a

holiday feast, but I'm ill with a bad cold and so are the people I'd hoped to spend the holiday with, who aren't really up to roasting the thawed turkey but aren't entirely sure it's okay to leave it till tomorrow.

Some Thanksgivings just don't go as planned.

But I have the phone, and DU, and plenty of memories of really nice Thanksgiving feasts with a crowd, to sustain me.

And beer, lol.

That cinnamon chicken sounds really good, too. Bookmarking...

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