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Old 11-22-2007, 11:19 AM   #11
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Oh, it all sounds so good!

dh is working today, so it's dinner at the firestation for us. I'm not sure what others are bringing but I will bring
Turkey and gravy
broccoli rice casserole
kahlua mousse pie
(I'm also bringing some emergency potatoes in case nobody brings any mashed potatoes.)

I'd better get my rear in gear to pack up the car and get us all dressed and ready to go.

And a Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families!

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Old 11-22-2007, 11:42 AM   #12
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freshly made all beef sausages on bread rolls with English mustard.

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Old 11-22-2007, 12:14 PM   #13
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There will only be five of us, and we cooked everything in advance so we could relax today.

Olive cheese balls made with jalapeno/cheese salami stuffed olives
turkey, gravy
oyster dressing
mashed potatoes
broccoli/bleu cheese casserole
sweet/sour green beans made with Roma beans
dinner rolls
pumpkin pie
chocolate pie

I would love to have cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, but no one likes them but me, so I don't bother.
We get by with a little help from our friends
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:19 PM   #14
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Last night (Thurs) I served salt and pepper squid pieces with a Greek salad (sort of it only had spinach leaves, feta, olives and tomatoes) dressed with balsamic vinegar and topped with steamed asparagus spears.
Too many restaurants, not enough time...
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:32 PM   #15
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We had turkey, dressing, giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, creamed corn, cranberry sauce, & pumpkin crunch cake.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:55 PM   #16
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We had turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, stuffing, wild rice, rolls with butter...and an apple pie with whipped cream is calling my name..
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Old 11-22-2007, 08:03 PM   #17
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So how many peoples fantastic and totally delicious Thanksgiving dinners took all week to prepare and 20 minutes to consume lol. Bet it was so worth it though!
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Old 11-23-2007, 11:03 AM   #18
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Let's see... We had turkey with sage stuffing, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, bourbon mashed sweet potatoes, buttered peas, whole-berry cranberry sauce, tons of gravy, lime-pineapple-cream cheese Jell-O salad, carrot and celery sticks, green and ripe olives, potato yeast rolls, white wine, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Actually, we never got around to the pie. Bet you can't imagine why.

It was a wonderful meal and probably the best turkey we've ever had. Brined it for 24 hours and roasted it using my standard cheesecloth method. The breast meat was practically weeping it was so moist. Now I'm trying to keep from just having a "little taste." I could eat turkey every day.

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Old 11-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #19
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pastured free range turkey 16# Tom, killed and dressed Monday, butter salt and pepper outside, w/ aromatics lemon garlic onion celery in cavity, convection roasted @ 325* 3 hrs (approx) to a golden brown, 170* (had awesome drippings for gravy.) Made broth with giblets and extra necks bought at a butcher, roasted before simmering with root veggies (carrots parsnips onion) I use a shallow roasting pan now and instead of a rack for the bird I like to put it on a bed of root veggies...again carrot parsnip and thick onion slices. They add flavor and moisture and my drippings don't burn and are beautifully flavored.
rested 1/2 hrs before carving
mashed Idahos with garlic and broth
roasted Hayman white sweet potatoes (east coast heirloom variety) naturally sweet, crack open and butter!
brussle sprouts with pancetta and thyme and balsamic vinegar 1/4d and roasted in oven
green and wax beans with bacon and white wine
collards cooked with turkey neck and broth
sausage pecan wild rice stuffing (not in the bird this year and it worked out great.)
We started with cheeses and hard salami, then a cup of oyster chowder (bacon leeks milk oysters potatoes) then the meal.
Sis brought her famous pumpkin pies and a friend brought mince pie (the real kind with suet crust and meat with the fruits) either toped with local homemade ice cream.

leftovers for days luckily!! and yes there will be turkey soup one of these days.
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:02 PM   #20
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...lime-pineapple-cream cheese Jell-O salad..
Is that a dessert or a savoury dish??

Too many restaurants, not enough time...
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