Whatsha eatin' for Thanksgiving?

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  1. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Our TG menu:

    Frijoles molidos and chips (made by me--appetizer)
    Turkey and gravy (both turned out spectacular!)
    Mashed potatoes
    Baked yams and apples (yum!)
    Sage stuffing
    Sweet corncake
    Green beans and mushrooms in cream sauce
    Mac and cheese
    Pickled artichokes and cauliflower
    Cranberry sauce
    Dinner rolls w/butter and burberry jam

    Dessert:

    Homemade pumpkin ice cream
    Pecan pie
    Pecan cheese cake
    Pumpkin pie
    Sugar-free pumpkin pie
    Cherry/apple/rhubarb pie
    Macaroons

    (I limited myself to the ice cream and one slice of the fruit pie)

    Now I contented sit in food coma... Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!
     
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  2. znachki

    znachki Active Member

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    So last week my sis and I had to make a change in our Thanksgiving plans, and are doing the traditional dinner tonight with the usual Thanksgiving gang.

    We decided to have steaks, and make the pies for Friday. Then, we found out that some other friends were in a similar situation, and well... so, last night we had:

    Manhattans
    Cheeses - we had a blue (goat,sheep & cow), a semi-soft (cow) and a harder chesse that was sheep. The name of the dairy for the last was "Lord of the Hundreds". Loved the name.
    Marcona Almonds
    Assorted Olives

    Rib-eyes with a red wine shallot pan sauce & sauteed mushoomes
    Baked potatoes with all the trimmings
    Warm Butternut Squash onion and herb salad with goat-cheese and vinagrette dressing.
    Artichoke hearts
    Home-made rolls
    Sangoviese

    Egg Nog & Pumpkin pie
    Champagne

    Tonight - Turkey and all the trimmings.
    Saturday - Brunch here: http://bastilleseattle.com/Menus

    Eat-a-palooza 2011
     
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  3. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    My menu was:

    Candied Yam(fresh yams, no canned yams for me)
    Collard Greens
    Turnips Green w/smoked pork neck bones
    Broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts and snap peas medley(Birdseye brand)
    Mashed Potatoes
    Cornbread Dressing

    Grilled Whole Turkey
    Glazed Ham

    Sweet Potatoe Pie
    Apple & Raisin Bread Pudding
    Devil's Food Cake

    *It was my first time grilling the turkey and it turned out very well. It was son of gun replenishing the charcoals to keep the turkey at a constant temp. It took about 3 hours for a 14 pound turkey but flavor was fantastic. The legs started to open up while cooking. Next time I'll wrap the turkey in foil all around. The brine I used the night before kept the turkey juicy but I'll do a brine and flavor injections next time.
     
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  4. Civic

    Civic New Member

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    We ate at my middle sister's house this year. The menu:

    Seven layer salad
    Roast turkey
    Baked ham
    Cornbread dressing
    Collard greens
    Green beans
    Mashed potatoes
    Dinner rolls
    Cornbread
    Sweet potato pie
    Chocolate cake with strawberry frosting

    There were 11 of us and we had lotsa leftovers
     
  5. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Ooh, lovely. I love Boston Market. I used to eat there a lot when I lived in Boston, but when I moved to NY, there weren't any near me. They recently built one near my work, and I went there, and remembered how much I like it.

    We had a small Thanksgiving. My brother-in-law up in NH, who formerly was a stay at home husband, very recently asked his wife for a divorce, and is now living with his mom in Mass. Luckily, even after five years of not working, his particular skill set (commercial large vehicle license and tons of related experience) is so in demand in his area that he got a job by sneezing at one. He's now a driver for UPS - very good job, lots of hours. But it means he's not only working day before and after Thanksgiving, but also, as both the new guy and someone who needs serious and sudden cash, ON Thanksgiving. So husband's family could not come down, as they normally do, and did not do Thanksgiving at their house due to his working. So we had a small Thanksgiving at our house. It's always a pleasure not to have to travel for a major holiday, so we're happy and, even a day later, I feel like I'm still full!

    We did get the world's smallest turkey. Turkette? :lol: We had mashed potatoes, acorn squash instead of our normal for Thanksgiving butternut, stuffing, green beans, candied carrots, rolls, and my special, spicy cranberry sauce. All lovely.
     
  6. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Yes... the one thing we forgot to do is make a dessert. We normally make a pie, but we forgot. It was, I admit, a sad moment when we did remember.
     
  7. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Did not get any greens this year...clearly, I will have to make some myself.
     
  8. Lainerb

    Lainerb New Member

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    Porcini mushroom encrusted potatoes
    Chanterelle Pot Pie
    White King Salmon for Mr. LaineRB and a few friends
    Actual wild rice and hedgehog mushrooms

    Cloudberry, tart
    Wild Alaskan Cranberry Tart
    Crabapple cake
    Butternut squash pie
     
  9. Lacey

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    So, having done the hors d'oeuvres and desserts for son, who did the whole main meal, we had no turkey leftovers, and I might have to do a breast here soon. But I did have some mini meals of cheeses, shrimp and chocolate flourless cake, pecan pie, apple crisp and my daughter's favorite, pumpkin chocolate bread pudding from Michael Symon on The Chew.

    Today I am craving fish, weird.
     
  10. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

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    I just got home for a surprise Thanksgiving. :lol: I thought I was just going over to see my friends, They were visiting colleges over Thanksgiving. When I got to their house at 1:00 pm there was a whole meal waiting. Turking, stuffing corn cassarole, cranberry sauce, jello, sweet potatoes, rolls, green beans apple and pumpkin pies and a nice white wine. Yum.
     
  11. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Mary, that is great...so you did have a turkey dinner...
     
  12. mmscfdcsu

    mmscfdcsu Skating Pairs with Drew

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    Yes, they are amazing people. Wanted to celebrate the last Thanksgiving before the kids go off to college, together. I'm a very lucky lady.
     
  13. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    So glad you got your Holiday dinner.