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Old 11-28-2007, 11:45 PM   #31
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I guess this is too late, but here it is our Thanksgiving menu:
Notice this was a men only affair as we all are foreigners living in Michigan w/o families.

A French friend roasted a turkey w/apples, cranberries, mushrooms, red wine and shallots
He also prepared mashed potatoes with bits of bacon
I cooked a 7 Lbs glazed ham with maple-orange glaze
I also did a roasted pears salad with lettuce, radicchio, gorgonzola and walnuts
I took care of the dessert tray with Tiramisu and Passion Fruit mousse
One of our Mexican friends brought the wine and a nice tequila reposado as after meal drink and our other friend brought Belgian beer.
One of the best Thanksgivings I ever had.

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Old 01-16-2008, 04:29 AM   #32
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I know I'm very late, but I want to chime in. My husband insists on Thanksgiving at home. This works for me, we have an extended group of friends, and at various times in life have been near my family. I buy the largest turkey my roaster will accomodate (about 20 lbs), then invite my friends for the meal. I tell them what I will be making, and if there is something else they like, they're welcome to bring it. I make a sage-based stuffing, a great gravy (if I do say so myself), a cucumber and shrimp salad (serve it as a first course to give myself time in the kitchen to make the gravy). After that, everyone else is in charge. It works very, very well. I've lived in the south, where cornbread dressing is in order. I just tell people if they want it, make it and bring it. Ditto deserts and other dishes. If you have a family traditional dish, please bring it to the table. WE never lack for food.

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Old 01-16-2008, 05:38 AM   #33
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Thank you very much Claire for pulling this thread up! I found Corazon's Chocolate Kahlua Mousse Pie, and I don't think I would have seen this otherwise. It sounds GREAT!
It's amazing what you can find when you bring up an older thread. Nothing here is irrelevant!
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:21 AM   #34
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We usually have the standard TG fare around here...

Brined turkey
Dressing w/ sausage
Roasted veg, carrots, parsnips, etc.
Green beans
Mashed potato
Sweet potato Gratin (savory)
Cornmeal Rolls
Lots of pan gravy...

*Have a pic in the gallery, but can't post the URL because I'm a noob...

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