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Old 10-24-2006, 01:42 PM   #31
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Change of plans... We're inviting ourselves over to Ironchefs for dinner.

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Old 10-24-2006, 01:55 PM   #32
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you and me both, pds!!!!

ic, as usual, my stomach gets angry at me when i read your menu.

i was just reading that you can expect to pay a minimum of $70 per person for a 3 course dinner, sans drinks, in nyc at a top scale restaurant this fall. thanksgiving will be a little higher.
so really, it's a bargain... .
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:35 PM   #33
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Is there any way I can make it to all of your houses on Turkey Day???

We'll be eating here, with my parents, so we only have 4 to feed. Mom wants to do as much as she can to help so I'll ask her to do the turkey and whipped potatoes. The years I've tried anything "fancy" with the bird (brining, compound butters, etc) my dad doesn't like it, so I'll give in.

I'm sure I'll change my mind several times but I think I'll make a gingered carrot soup, twice baked sweet potatoes stuffed with sugared pecans and dried cranberries, peas (again, must be plain for my dad!), some sort of rolls, and balsamic green beans. For dessert I always struggle--I end up making more desserts than there are people at the table! But this year I'm going to try and control myself and am thinking only 3: my traditional apple pie, pumpkin cranberry cheesecake with a gingersnap crust, and a triple layer mud pie for DH.
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:58 PM   #34
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The years I've tried anything "fancy" with the bird (brining, compound butters, etc) my dad doesn't like it, so I'll give in.
I guess this is the time to spend a bit more on a really fresh, organic bird!!
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:25 PM   #35
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The years I've tried anything "fancy" with the bird (brining, compound butters, etc) my dad doesn't like it, so I'll give in.
Well then, I guess the best you can do is roast the turkey breast down til near the end of the time. Darn those Dads! LOL!
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:39 PM   #36
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I still ahven't decided whether I'm cooking or not. I'm always happiest when I do, because then all the dishes are done the "right" way..... but not sure I want to go through all of that..... Last time I didn't cook, I was the only person who had a piece of the Sweet Potato Pie I brought. Not because it wasn't good, but because the hostess didn't really put it out, PLUS she made THREE additional desserts!
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Old 10-24-2006, 05:09 PM   #37
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you and me both, pds!!!!

ic, as usual, my stomach gets angry at me when i read your menu.

i was just reading that you can expect to pay a minimum of $70 per person for a 3 course dinner, sans drinks, in nyc at a top scale restaurant this fall. thanksgiving will be a little higher.
so really, it's a bargain... .
Oh, that's just great to hear, bucky. At the rate I'm going w/the internet research, we will be eating Chinese takeout on Turkey Day just like they did at Christmas in that movie The Christmas Story. Guess I'd better find us a place where we can eat wearing jeans.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:42 PM   #38
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probably bringing Grandma's (rest her soul) apple dumplings if Pap gives me her recipe. nary into those, although these are delicious.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:47 PM   #39
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kitchenelf keep the menu, change up some of the recipes. example...we roast halved brussle sprouts with pancetta, herbs and balsamic vinegar. they are wonderful, and a nice change from sauteed or steamed. carrots and turnips boiled and then rough hashed with knives and buttered are also wonderful and simple to make. giv a look and see what's out there this year. we've upped all our veggies over the years and found new favorites. still keep the turkey and stuffing sacred, and also the pumpkin pie!
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:30 PM   #40
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This will be my second year alone for thanksgiving. I will be dining at the Formosa Buffet. last year I was the only caucasion in the place but met some great people. Looing like that is whats gonna be happenin for me. No sense in doing a thanksgiving feast for 1 I guess.
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