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Old 10-06-2008, 04:53 PM   #21
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Here's my menu from last Thanksgiving, which is my favorite holiday - it's all about the gathering and the food - no distractions like gifts :)



Cheese Ball & Crackers
Mixed nuts

Melinda’s Arugula Salad
Mashed potatoes
Gulliver’s Creamed Corn
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & onions
Brussel Sprouts
Italian Sausage Crockery Dressing

Cranberry sauce/relish

Oven Roasted Turkey – brined by Orchards (local meat market)
Giblet Gravy
Barbecued Turkey by Pete

Rolls & Butter

Pumpkin Pie & Whipped cream
Pinot Noir

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Old 10-06-2008, 09:43 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by GB View Post
OK I am putting in my special request

Originally Posted by *amy*
Suggestions/ideas for after dinner:
Tradition dictates a "bit" of homemade blackberry or plum "brandy" and then it's

Notice how happy I am? LOL


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Old 10-06-2008, 10:09 PM   #23
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Another vote for candied sweet potatoes, can't be thanksgiving with out em! Of course, a good sweet potato casserole topped with pecans will do as well.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:14 PM   #24
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My meal is turkey (roasted, smoked or deep-fried), oyster dressing, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, garlic and bacon braised brussels sprouts, rolls, and pies...cherry and apple crumb, and my daughter's pumpkin with Cool Whip. If anyone shows up with pecan pie, jellied cranberry sauce, or any kind of sweet potatoes, I will be thrilled. Since none of my family likes those things, I don't fix them.

Have any of you ever fixed twice baked sweet potatoes?
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:26 PM   #25
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from a cooks standpoint, i think thanksgiving meal is very boring to make. i have made all the dishes for years on thanksgiving. but if i miss or change one oh woe is me. they get so upset. i did do a different sweet potato this past year and it went over well. i just wish they were willing to try new versions of things.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:50 AM   #26
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You forgot to add antacids to the menu!!!! And remember - pecan is pronounced pea-kaan; just ask any southerner.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:19 AM   #27
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That's right Dave. I call 'em P-cans
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:50 AM   #28
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I like to have a corn custard dish with my dinner.

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Old 10-07-2008, 06:43 AM   #29
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You forgot to add antacids to the menu!!!! And remember - pecan is pronounced pea-kaan; just ask any southerner.
How do you say "pecan"?

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Old 10-07-2008, 09:21 AM   #30
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*forehead slap*

OK folks, thanks for the help. I can't believe I forgot to put down the salads and the cranberry sauce. Please add to my list:

Cranberry sauce (from the can - I'm lazy and never eat the stuff anyway)
Giant green salad
Dad's coleslaw (both of these made with our own veggies)

I will add a tray of nibblies. I'll likely do crackers/cheese/smoked oysters/pickles/olives before and then do the fruit and cheese bit afterward.

There will also be the obligatory chips and dip lying around for the younguns. LOL.

And anyone who is coming, just let me know by Thursday so if I have to add a ham to the list I have time to thaw that monster. LOL.

You are all the best, thanks for the help. This year I'm feeling a bit scattered so its nice to have that help.

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