"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Special Events Planning & Holiday Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2015, 01:21 PM   #31
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,859
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Oh me, Oh my! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, first our Canadian friends and neighbors on Monday, October 12 and then American on Thursday, November 26.

Who is coming for Dinner?
Where are you going?
Trying a new recipe?
Traditional or something else?

We have the need to know, please use this forum to talk out your menus, ask questions and offer ideas.

Me first:
Family, all coming to MY house. This is the first Thanksgiving celebration with family in the last 23 years.
I will be assigning dishes to bring and those with special needs will be asked to bring at least one dish that complies with their diet.
Chairs, they need to bring chairs. I only have 8 and there will be 20 of us...I think.
Traditional Dinner, Mom elected me to host the meal...I hope I can do it up right.
I'm sure you'll do great. I did Thanksgiving for 18 a few years ago and the old saying is true - many hands make light work
__________________

__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:27 PM   #32
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,363
I think my idea of doing a turducken for Thanksgiving has died. First of all, you need a really big crown and second, they have to be interested in the idea. I have neither.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 01:28 PM   #33
Chef Extraordinaire
 
GotGarlic's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Southeastern Virginia
Posts: 16,859
It will probably be the two of us for Thanksgiving this year, and we'll probably do the same menu as always, too. Looking at msmofet's menu, though, maybe I'll plan a light lunch this time - I'm thinking cream of peanut soup and a fruit-cheese-crackers tray for nibbling on. Since it's just us, we usually end up eating dinner later in the day.

Roast turkey
Sage and thyme stuffing with raisins
Mashed potatoes
Roasted veggies - onions, carrots and Brussels sprouts with balsamic reduction
Gravy
Cherry sauce
Yeast rolls
Pumpkin pie with homemade cinnamon whipped cream
__________________
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again. ~ George Miller
GotGarlic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 03:30 PM   #34
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Oh me, Oh my! Thanksgiving is fast approaching, first our Canadian friends and neighbors on Monday, October 12 and then American on Thursday, November 26.

Who is coming for Dinner?
Where are you going?
Trying a new recipe?
Traditional or something else?
My goodness, you guys plan early. Thanksgiving is like... what.... 3 months away?

My plan for this year currently involves getting in the car and driving an hour to my sister-in-law's house. Of course, that might change at any time.
__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 03:31 PM   #35
Wine Guy
 
Steve Kroll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 5,408
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
I think my idea of doing a turducken for Thanksgiving has died. First of all, you need a really big crown and second, they have to be interested in the idea. I have neither.
Andy, if you decide to tackle something as ambitious as a turducken, you are indeed worthy of wearing a really big crown.
__________________
Steve Kroll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 04:07 PM   #36
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Thank you for your vote of confidence, LyndaLou. Funny...I got rid of my large serving platter a few years ago as I was never going to cook a whole Turkey again.

I'm hoping I can get my new stove before Thanksgiving rolls around. I may have to try out the oven on this old thing and see how it handles roasting.
Mom's house is just up the street. See if she has a large platter. Since she is not doing the cooking this year I bet she will be glad to loan it to you.

I have my mother's platters. The large and small one. I should pass them down to the next generation. I doubt I will ever use them again. It is hard to let go of them though.

Just out of curiosity, just what size turkey are you planning on cooking? Or are you one to make two different meats when you cook for a crowd?
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 05:02 PM   #37
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 36,289
Shrek wants Etouffé, I'm sure everyone else is expecting the Turkey with fixings. We've spent too many years doing our own thing on holidays. So I will be doing the Turkey with full layout. Shrek will get his Etouffé since I can do that in the electric pressure cooker.

Have one mushroom hater (she is very vocal and crude about it), so I plan on using porcini powder in anything I can flavor. There are three Ketogenic dieters (Mom, Dad, me) the rest will or will not eat what is put in front of them. I never realized how picky some of my relatives are when it comes to food. I'm sure several of them would be happy with Hamburger Helper.

I've come to the decision I will be cooking for me, everyone else...if they go home hungry it's their fault.
__________________
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2015, 06:15 PM   #38
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,363
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Kroll View Post
Andy, if you decide to tackle something as ambitious as a turducken, you are indeed worthy of wearing a really big crown.
Steve, I need a really big crown because I have a really big head! As an aside, a turducken will feed a really big crowd.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 02:28 AM   #39
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Addie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: East Boston, MA
Posts: 19,034
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
Shrek wants Etouffé, I'm sure everyone else is expecting the Turkey with fixings. We've spent too many years doing our own thing on holidays. So I will be doing the Turkey with full layout. Shrek will get his Etouffé since I can do that in the electric pressure cooker.

Have one mushroom hater (she is very vocal and crude about it), so I plan on using porcini powder in anything I can flavor. There are three Ketogenic dieters (Mom, Dad, me) the rest will or will not eat what is put in front of them. I never realized how picky some of my relatives are when it comes to food. I'm sure several of them would be happy with Hamburger Helper.

I've come to the decision I will be cooking for me, everyone else...if they go home hungry it's their fault.
Good for you. They are getting a free holiday meal. If they don't like it, they can go to a restaurant. Make a pot of Hamburger Helper with chicken. I doubt they will even notice it is not turkey.

I have friends that cook two or three meals for the one. Who doesn't like this, that one doesn't like that, and the third will only eat one thing. Not me. I always put nutritious food on the table. Eat it or go hungry. But I always insisted my kids take even one small bite of every thing. When I insisted on a spoonful of veggie, it was always just a tsp. on the plate. Fewer battles. As a result, they all know how to behave when invited to a home for a meal.
__________________
Illegitimi non carborundum!
I don't want my last words to be, "I wish I had spent more time doing housework"
Addie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2015, 10:52 AM   #40
Chef Extraordinaire
 
taxlady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: near Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 18,877
Send a message via Skype™ to taxlady
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dawgluver View Post
If we end up going to my beloved cousin's again, I am bringing my own gravy. Last year's gluten-free, vegan, organic, gravy-free meal was, um, well, words fail me.

You will do great, PF! I know there will be plenty of gravy!
Vegan just doesn't work for meat eaters for Thanksgiving.

I was visiting my sister one year at Thanksgiving. She brought me to a vegan resto. The vegan turkey, was, um, sorta edible. It was not a nice meal. When we got home it occurred to me that the "turkey" was some sort of soy stuff. I'm not supposed to have soy. I had only recently found out, so I didn't think of it in time.
__________________

__________________
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
Robert A. Heinlein
taxlady is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
thanksgiving

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.