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Old 11-17-2008, 03:58 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving 2008 - Menu/Dinner Plans/Recipes

Thanksgiving is closely approaching - 10 more days & counting down. What's on your Menu, Dinner Plans & fave recipes?

This year a friend invited me to a Country Club/something-or-other Inn, where we will dine outside. I'm thinking about a small dinner party a few days after or around Christmas. I would like to try something different - other than the usual traditional dishes. So far, I'm thinking about a (stuffed) turkey breast en croute - using dough rather than puff pastry.

Here is one I have in mind - except using a turkey breast:

Chicken en Croute with Salt, Herbs, and Boursin
Boursin Cheese

Usually, I like the canned cranberry sauce, but this year I would like to try a recipe with cranberries, Grand Marnier, clementines & almonds.

Have not tried persimmons, but would like to try to make a persimmon salad of sorts.

Have ordered Chesapeake crab cakes (on line) for an appetizer.

Still working on my plan. Tell us about your dinner plans, menu & recipes.

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Old 11-17-2008, 04:02 PM   #2
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Amy, I just posted my " 'brandied cranberry sauce' recipe" here. I believe it is under the miscellaneous topics. Check it out.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:05 PM   #3
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Amy, I just posted my " 'brandied cranberry sauce' recipe" here. I believe it is under the miscellaneous topics. Check it out.
here it is:
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...uce-52195.html
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:09 PM   #4
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Cara.... Thanks! I didn't know how to do that.... Newbie here! sorry.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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Luvs, everyone started as a newbie, so no problem ;o)
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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Our dinner menu is a tradition I don't mess with too much. But our apps are always different, w/shrimp always on the app menu. We'll do turkey breast and ham (don't like to mess with the big bird anymore), my cranberry sauce (have to have that!) with red wine, ginger, golden raisens, etc., mashed tators with carmlized onions and white cheddar. Instead of sauteed bacon and onion in the green beans I'll switch with Pancetta and shallots. I may sub my pumpkin pie crust with a gingersnap graham cracker crust.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:49 PM   #7
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Change of plans. I'm going to Pytns' Place. I'm with you on cooking the big bird, since it's only me. Unless I have a bunch coming. Your menu sounds yummy!

Cara - long time no see. Where ya been, who'd ya see, whadda know? LOL. Miss that (Hungry Like A) Wolf avatar.

Luvs2, great recipe. Didn't know if I should reply here or there. Very similar. Hoping I can find some clementines, or will play with your recipe & mine -combine the two. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:52 PM   #8
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Amy,
let me know what you do and how it turns out! Sometimes just 'tweeking' a recipe a little here or there can make a big difference.
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:59 PM   #9
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this year will be a bit hard .. we will be in the process of moving ..
but we will be having dinner at my moms .. where i will do the cooking ..
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Just Paul I and mom for dinner this year
so I'm trying to keep it simple.

small bird
creamy sprouts
mashed taters
gravy
stuffing
and a salad of some kind.

David and Shannon will join us for dessert which will be
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream
or pecan pie
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