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Old 11-18-2012, 11:32 PM   #21
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I couldn't find any turkey pieces except breast, and I don't care for that. So we are having ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, broccoli and pumpkin custard. Just the two of us.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:49 AM   #22
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I couldn't find any turkey pieces except breast, and I don't care for that. So we are having ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, broccoli and pumpkin custard. Just the two of us.
Fi....I am having the same trouble. We used to be able to get hind quarters. I haven't been able to find them anywhere. We prefer dark meat. I guess I might end up doing a chicken or really small turkey. Coincidently DH suggested ham as I has mentioned I was really craving it......but I am one of those dressing in the bird people and dressing is my favorite Thanksgiving food. :(
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:32 AM   #23
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It sounds like you are all going to have wonderul thanksgivings, lovely to hear
Do you have any comparable holiday?

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I couldn't find any turkey pieces except breast, and I don't care for that. So we are having ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, broccoli and pumpkin custard. Just the two of us.
That really chaps my hide too. Turkey breasts, too dry. Legs, too many tendons and a PITA to eat or cook. Wings? Sure, gimme about 20-30 of them.

Turkey thighs? I often wonder just WTH they do with them. The markets always hve breasts, legs or wings, but hardly ever do they have thigns.

If I could get turkey thighs I'd have that for Thanksgiving.

But I can't, so I got a nice little rack of lamb for TG. I have some caviar from Trader Joe's and my wine cellar is stocked almost well enough to past past 12-21-2012 doomsday. Maybe the world may end on that day, but if so I'm definitely not going out sober!
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:47 AM   #24
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Mrs Hoot found a great deal on a turkey, so another year passes with traditional fare. Not that there is anything wrong with it, I just feel the urge to fly in the face of tradition from time to time.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:37 AM   #25
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Cuban style pork roast, black beans, rice, pan Cubano, maduros and maybe a flan.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #26
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We're going to a buffet on Thursday while on vacation. When we get back, we'll have the family get together at my sister's with turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and the infamous green bean casserole along with some broccoli and another veggie yet to be determined. I'm making pumpkin dip, cheese ball, and Oklahoma caviar for the appetizers.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 AM   #27
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I'm not planning anything special. The whole bird I made last year was tough and had too many leftovers.

I'm keeping an eye out for turkey thighs. If I can find a couple of those, I'll make stuffing and gravy to go with that, otherwise, I'll just skip it.

This year, payday is the day before Thanksgiving, so I'll have to cram my shopping in on Wednesday. I don't have any desire to be out shopping for at least another week.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #28
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Pray for my sanity! We are making Thanksgiving dinner in my SpEd class today. We have a turkey in the oven. Giblets ready for gravy. Cranberries cooked and cooling. Dry ingredients measured for biscuits. We're cheating with Stove Top Stuffing. And I don't know if we'll get to the mashed sweet potatoes. It's 11:10AM. The kids are in P.E. and won't return until 11:45. The turkey still has another hour or so to go. And we have to eat and have half my students ready to get on the bus at 2:10.

To top it off my knee has decided it doesn't want to work but it does want to give me a lot of pain when I try to make it work. Looks like another trip to the chiropractor tonight instead of the district teacher appreciation gathering. Bummer. Oh well, I get brownie points with the administration for cooking Thanksgiving dinner with the kids.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:11 PM   #29
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I don't know if I have time but my elderly grandparents really want to....
May have to have an out of the box thanksgiving...poor husband not used to me cooking like that. Well see...
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:58 PM   #30
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I'm keeping an eye out for turkey thighs. If I can find a couple of those, I'll make stuffing and gravy to go with that, otherwise, I'll just skip it.
Me too. I see all the wings and drumsticks and breasts, and I wonder where they went. I've had some of my best dinners from turkey thighs.

So my main plan is rack of lamb, and standby is turkey thighs if I can find them.
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