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Old 11-18-2007, 12:25 PM   #1
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If not da boid....

Normally we do da boid, OK, the turkey (grew up in Brooklyn) with all the trimmings.

Recently fractured my sit down bone and decided to defer the whole turkey thing. Cannot stand or sit to do all the cutting, dicing and that sort of thing.

Thought we would go all out and make baked stuffed lobsters instead. (The Pilgrims had tons of them available and probably ate them at the first Thanksgiving. If they did not it makes a good story). We can put those babies together in no time.

But there have gotta be a lot of folks who are not making turkey.

So I guess my question is: What are folks who are not doing turkey eating this Thursday?


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Old 11-18-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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My kids just don't care for turkey, so I usually just get a turkey breast for me and the rest of the family chows down on a spiral cut ham..This way they get the stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the other goodies but not turkey..It works for us this way..I feel Thanksgiving is just the thanks of being with those we love...PBand J sammies would taste just as good if we are all together.


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Old 11-18-2007, 01:45 PM   #3
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Since it is just my wife and I, we make Cornish hens.
Usually fairly traditional, with wild rice, asparagus... stuff like that.

They are more fun to eat than turkey, LOL!
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Old 11-18-2007, 01:47 PM   #4
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The spiral hams are good...Not any trouble. Maybe with baked sweet potato, (butter, brown sugar etc.) A big pot of turnip & mustard greens...

Lets see...That's pork, sweet potatoes, greens, and....Cornbread!!! Yep that's a full meal deal. Oh! If ya could manage a pecan pie!

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Old 11-18-2007, 07:04 PM   #5
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Can't answer the question. I've been cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving every year since about 1959, regardless of how many would be seated at the table.

It's been just two of us for many years now and we look forward to a turkey and plenty of leftovers. Our usual turkey these days is about 12 to 14 pounds. I can't imagine it any other way.

Viva Thanksgiving!!!
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Old 11-18-2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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auntdot, I feel your pain. I broke both my tailbone and wrist last winter when I slipped on some ice. I understand your wanting to simplify.

I do a 12 pound turkey and all the fixins' for SO and me. The lobster sure sounds good though.
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Old 11-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #7
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This year my mom is making a roasted pork tenderloin with rosemary as the main dish along with a smaller turkey breast and the traditional fixings. This will be the first time we have had pork for Thanksgiving dinner. It sounds pretty good though.
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:41 AM   #8
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DH and I made a roasted chicken once, before kids and living away from family.

Boy it used to be so quiet.........
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 11-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #9
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Sometimes I make a pork shoulder for Thanksgiving and a turkey for Christmas (usually it's the other way around in this family). It doesn't really matter; if it involves food and family, it's a day to be thankful even if it's not the third Thursday of November. :)
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Old 11-19-2007, 05:00 PM   #10
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My mom always makes a ham for Thanksgiving, its nice, but I actually like turkey, so on the odd years when we go to her house for Thanksgiving, I miss the turkey.

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