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Old 10-26-2005, 02:01 PM   #21
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I'm not sure what we're having this year. It's usually my holiday to cook for both sides of the family but I'm taking a pass this year with the baby being due right around then. My mom has offered to cook for the 4 (well, 5!) of us and either bring it to us or we'll go across town to them. We're just in wait-and-see mode for now. I did make and freeze an apple pie to pop in the oven that day. My dad couldn't celebrate without my pie so I was happy to do it for him!

GB, I've always been curious about frying a turkey. I'd love to taste it but not make it. It just looks too dangerous!
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:18 PM   #22
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I'm not sure what we're having this year. It's usually my holiday to cook for both sides of the family but I'm taking a pass this year with the baby being due right around then. My mom has offered to cook for the 4 (well, 5!) of us and either bring it to us or we'll go across town to them. We're just in wait-and-see mode for now. I did make and freeze an apple pie to pop in the oven that day. My dad couldn't celebrate without my pie so I was happy to do it for him!

GB, I've always been curious about frying a turkey. I'd love to taste it but not make it. It just looks too dangerous!
A lot of people get into trouble with the fryers, that's true. But, the reason is, putting too much oil in the pot. All you have to do the first time, put the the thawed turkey, still in the plastic, into the pot, fill with water until it covers the turkey. Take the turkey out and mark the water level on the inside of the pot. That will show you how much oil to put without it running over when you add the turkey.
The fried turkeys are so moist and juicy!! MMMMMM, now I want one
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Old 10-26-2005, 02:55 PM   #23
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Some grocery stores will fry them for you - if you really want one and don't want to do it yourself. I've never fried one, but have had them do it a few times.
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:34 PM   #24
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Ishbel will clue you in to haggis, Doug. All Louisville basketball players should eat large plates of the stuff this winter before games.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:07 PM   #25
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I am amazed No talk about the biggest food even of the year. Where are the chefs??? I'm looking for regional family recipes. What do yall [suthern for you all] fix on the T-Day?
I have to correct you DugDbold - I think you meant to say "What do ALL y'all fox on T-Day -

I fix:

brined turkey
regular dressing
oyster dressing
broccoli casserole
sweet potato casserole
peas with rosemary and pine nuts
mashed potatoes
gravy
Frog Eye salad (or acini de pepi salad)
cranberry/shallot/Port sauce
green beans
corn

I'm probably forgetting something but I REALLY have to get some typing done now.

Kahlua pecan pie
pumpkin pie
something chocolate - like Slice of Sin
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:28 PM   #26
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Wow! A true sutherner... I didn't think anyone would notice the syntax error...

But you are right in your examination. "All Y'all" is plural and "Y'all" is singular.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:30 PM   #27
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Hmmm.. reading carefully.. What he heck [don't want to get the monitor upset] is Frog Eye Salad????
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:56 PM   #28
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Ishbel will clue you in to haggis, Doug. All Louisville basketball players should eat large plates of the stuff this winter before games.
Somehow I don't think this is a GOOD thing.
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Old 10-26-2005, 10:57 PM   #29
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We keep our dinner fairly simple. Mostly because there is only the four of us and we don't really need to eat all that food.

Turkey breast
Traditional stuffing
Cranberry relish (Mom's favorite)
Mashed potatoes and gravy (my favorite)
Yams with marshmellows (my dad's favorite)
Green bean casserole (my brother's favorite)
Fruit Salad
olives, pickles, etc
Pumpkin pie
And another dessert because I hate pumpkin pie

For appetizers we have:
shrimp dip
Hot artichoke dip
JD's Kielbasa
A meat and cheese tray
Variety of crackers
Salsa and tortilla chips
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:12 PM   #30
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ROFL mudbug!!!!! That was pretty cute!

Acini di Pepi Salad (or Frog Eye Salad - frog eye because when the acini di pepi pasta cooks they look like frog eyes - sort of)

<li>1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
<li>1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple chunks in its own juice, undrained
2 (11-ounce) cans mandarin orange segments, drained
1 egg, beaten
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/3 cups (8 ounces)Acine di Pepe Pasta, uncooked
3 1/2 cups (8 ounces) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed and divided
3 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup flaked coconut
Maraschino cherries (optional)

In medium saucepan, stir together sugar, flour and salt.
Drain pineapple, reserving juice to equal 1 cup. With whisk, gradually stir juice and egg into sugar mixture. Cook this mixture over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens somewhat. Stir in lemon juice. Cool mixture to room temperature.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse with cold water to cool quickly; drain well. I drain this pasta in a colander through cheesecloth - these little pasta rounds will slip right through!! I have used a wire mesh strainer but it's still easier to get the pasta out with cheesecloth.
In a large bowl, stir together pineapple juice mixture and pasta. Cover; refrigerate several hours or overnight. I always refrigerate mine overnight.
Add crushed pineapple and chunks, oranges, 2 cups whipped topping, marshmallows and coconut; mix gently and thoroughly. Cover; refrigerate until cold.
This is one of the few holiday fruit salads I enjoy - it makes a TON so be prepared to give some away!!!
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