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Old 08-18-2011, 08:09 AM   #31
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:10 AM   #32
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and I escallop some sweets with nutmeg.
Robo - what does this mean? I only know the term escalope in regards to thinly cut meats. I've just never seen the term (or a variation of it) used for dessert and want to make sure I'm not missing something delicious.

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Old 08-18-2011, 08:23 AM   #33
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My husband just got his smoker set up o he wants to smoke the turkey. We'll have some kind of brussell sprouts, I do glazed carrots and parsnips, corn casserole that every year never turns out, but we make it anyway, kind of tradition. I usually do two stuffings, a mushroom and a regular, but that oyster stuffing sounds amazing.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:48 AM   #34
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We have a mini family reunion at the farm at Thanksgiving. We have a basic menu of roast turkey, baked ham, corn bread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry salad, fresh veggie tray, rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie.
THEN, whoever is coming can make whatever dish they want to bring to go with the basic menu. We have some doozies sometimes, but usually have some keepers among the items brought. We usually have about 40 relatives and sometimes extras, friends who just like to come. We celebrate our mom's birthday the Saturday after thanksgiving, although her birthday is in December. Not many of us can get back that soon. We celebrate at the farm where my mother grew up and have boatloads of fun.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:52 PM   #35
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This is my 3rd yr @ attempting to make turkey gravy ahead of T-day and freeze; because we deep fry the turkey on T-day. I just roasted 2 turkey thighs w/ 2 legs. I roasted @ 335 degrees for 1.75 hours. I have lots of fat but hard to find any 'drippings' with color. Please advise. I am considering gettting a 2nd job to pay to have this gravy issue resolved via catering!!
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:31 PM   #36
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Robo - what does this mean? I only know the term escalope in regards to thinly cut meats. I've just never seen the term (or a variation of it) used for dessert and want to make sure I'm not missing something delicious.
escalloped sweet potatoes with cream and nutmeg ... as a veg. 18th century not too sweet way to fix them. I like to use the French term rathe rthan the American shortened scalloped (sorry for my spelling error the first time) anyway, they are very tasty and simple
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:19 PM   #37
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i have a small turkey thawing in my fridg. as we speak. got it for free. no room in the freezer. so a pre- thanksgiving meal for me. gonna make stuffing. gravy, sweet potatoes. and a tiny green bean casserole. i always go to other people's house and i miss the left overs. also cranberry sauce. no thanksgiving desserts though. taking a pumpkin dump cake with sugared pecans to the dinner.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:27 PM   #38
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I'm getting a leg and thigh (turkey) and a package of turkey giblets if I can find some, roasting it and then turning it into broth for making dressing. Shrek has decided he wants meatloaf for Thanksgiving dinner, but he also wants the dressing. Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce and Pumpkin Custard. Haven't decided on a veg, yet. Possibly fresh spinach, steamed.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #39
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right now it looks like we might be making the turkey, stuffing, and apple pie, then hauling it an hour and a half to my parents' house. that way mom and any siblings that may show up only has to make a few sides.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:48 AM   #40
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I think I'll be sticking to my original menu, but it will all be reduced in portions. I sent out the invites last week, and alas, no one has confirmed anything. So it might just be my partner, me, and the cat. We shall eat like kings!

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