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Old 10-27-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving Meal Ideas

What's everyone cooking for this Thanksgiving? I need some ideas.

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:28 AM   #2
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Shrek has decided he wants turkey and the fixins. I will be looking for something unique to cook, too!
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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We are doing prime rib, homemade pasta and homemade gravy, of course they have to have some stuffing made with homemade bread. cranberry sauce, artichokes with garlic,parsley,evoo and butter. Pies, pecan,pumpkin, rolls, salad of some sort. What else I've no idea a platter of antipasto...that's it for now.
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:19 AM   #4
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I like to make Orange Jello with LOTS of Mandarin Orange slices
in it.
I also like to make Ambrosia
I don't follow an exact recipe for Ambrosia, but it's easy to make,
and hard to mess up....
You will need:
1 cup of small Grapes
1 cup of Mandarin Orange slices
1 cup of Maraschino Cherries
1 cup of loosely packed sweetened Coconut
1 1/2 cups of Mini Marshmallow ..multicolored if possible
1 large tub of Cool Whip (don't get the low calorie stuff)
Drain ALL the liquid off the Grapes, Oranges, and Cherries.
If necessary blot them dry on a paper towel.
Remove the Marshmallows from the bag two days ahead of
time and put them in a pan on the counter for them to dry out.
Shake them around a couple of times a day so they dry out
evenly. ( this makes them a little chewy and wonderful).
Make sure all ingredients are well chilled before mixing them
into the Cool Whip.. and keep it refrigerated until you start to
eat dinner.
You can easily adjust this to your personal taste...you can use
chopped Dates, candied Pineapple, candied Mango, or any other
fruits you like in this recipe. I always eat it with the meal; but it
can also be used as a crazy topping on the Pie for dessert...
Pumpkin, Pecan, Cherry, etc.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:08 AM   #5
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I really enjoy making a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I look forward to it.

Roast Turkey
Stuffing (not in the bird)
Rice pilaf
Butternut Squash
Cranberry relish
Creamed onions
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
and sometimes Apple Pie
Vanilla Ice Cream
Apple Cider

That's all, there are usually only two of us for dinner.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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I' m pretty much on track with Andy but, I usually throw in some Brussels sprouts, mashed turnips, and mincemeat pie.

This year it will only be two people at my table and I am trying to think of a new main dish instead of the traditional turkey. I usually cook one and freeze it but, I am losing my enthusiasm, any ideas! I am thinking stuffed pork chops but, still not convinced.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:39 AM   #7
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My Canadian mom tells of her mother making a crown (standing rib roast?) roast filled with stuffing.
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We don't stray far each year except to sometimes try out a new recipe or rotate favorites.


Appetizers/Soup
Stuffed Mushrooms
Cream cheese, stuffed green olive & walnut poppers
or
Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup

Entrée
Roasted Turkey
Stuffing
Sweet Potato & Acorn Squash Casserole
Or
Silver Sage's Apple-Sausage Stuffed Squash with Pecans (click for recipe) (I would like to give this a try, it sounds so good)

Brussels sprouts
String bean salad
Baked sweet potato
Mashed potatoes
Rice medley pilaf
Gravy
Cranberry/Tangerine Relish
Cranberry sauce

Dessert
Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Homemade Whipped cream

Beverages
Assorted soda
Sparkling cranberry apple cider
Coffee
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My Canadian mom tells of her mother making a crown (standing rib roast?) roast filled with stuffing.

A crown roast is usually pork. It is, however, the same cut of meat as a standing rib (prime rib) roast of beef.
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A crown roast is usually pork. It is, however, the same cut of meat as a standing rib (prime rib) roast of beef.
I think it can also be lamb?
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