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Old 11-22-2013, 08:10 AM   #91
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Can you put the stuffing under the skin?
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:13 AM   #92
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I planned a lovely beef roast for Thanksgiving this year but my brother was so disappointed when he heard that I decided to do yet another turkey. I will be bribing and spatchcocking it this time. But I need some new twists on the sides. I can't diverge too much from the traditional North American fare but I thought I would consider doing twice baked sweet potatoes with pecans and marshmallows nestled inside. Still trying to think of something else fabulous. How about you?
Last time I checked, the SW was still in North America! Take some inspiration from that region for spicing your bird and choosing your sides.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:40 AM   #93
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Can you put the stuffing under the skin?
Craig..dh won't stand for anything with a southwest flair :(
Aunt B e a...I wonder if the skin would still get really crispy.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #94
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I wonder if there is a way I can arrange a tiny pan of stuffing under a spatchcocked bird so the stuffing gets that old fashioned in the bird stuffing flavor without sucking up all of the pan juices. I only need a tiny amount of stuffing because dh prefers Stovetop. Go figure.
I don't see why not. I'd probably use a small disposable pie pan for easier cleanup.

Re: sides, what do you usually make and what kinds of cuisine does your DH like?
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:46 AM   #95
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Cook your bird and make it beautiful with a rub of butter, black pepper, garlic, and sage. Dust it very lightly with flour and roast it on a rack.

For the stuffing, purchase a nice inside round of beef, or similar cut, or a round steak. If using the inside round, start at the top and slice 1/4 inch, and then slice sideways to follow the outer surface until you've turned it into a flat piece of meat. If using the round steak, tenderize and season it with S & P. For either flat of meat, spread a good rice and wild rice pilaf, cooked in turkey broth over the meat. Spinkle with chopped mushrooms and chopped onions. Now, roll it into a round and tie it off so it will hold that shape. Bake it until the center reads 150' F. you can also use traditional bread dressing in this rouladen.

Makes another great protien with the turkey.

Just a thought.

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Old 11-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #96
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This is subject to change at anytime....but at the moment my menu is:

Turkey/dressing
ham
corn casserole
potato salad (unless I get talked into mashed potatoes by my daughter)
mac and cheese
mustard greens
rolls (I'll probably do a little corn bread for the greens, this is tha' south)
pecan pie
million dollar pie (per my husbands request)
cherry 7up cake (suggested by one of my nieces)
oreo balls (my daughter will "just die" if I don't make these)....
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:13 AM   #97
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This is subject to change at anytime....but at the moment my menu is:

Turkey/dressing
ham
corn casserole
potato salad (unless I get talked into mashed potatoes by my daughter)
mac and cheese
mustard greens
rolls (I'll probably do a little corn bread for the greens, this is tha' south)
pecan pie
million dollar pie (per my husbands request)
cherry 7up cake (suggested by one of my nieces)
oreo balls (my daughter will "just die" if I don't make these)....
Ok; What's a million dollar pie? I've heard of and made many a pie. But that's one I've never heard of. And if there is any one thing true in this universe, it's that if I've never tried it before (concerning foods), then I want to, except for a few that I've talked about before.

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Old 11-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #98
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Menu has been finalized:

Cornish Game Hens
Sage Dressing
Gravy
Cauliflower (for Shrek)
Spinach (for me)

Marionberry Pie

If I want pumpkin, I need to just make enough for me.
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #99
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I love Cornish Game Hens. I like having that whole little bird, all for myself!
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Old 11-23-2013, 03:45 PM   #100
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I love Cornish Game Hens. I like having that whole little bird, all for myself!
We like them also but I usually make 2 hens and split them in half after roasting. We each get a half, some stuffing, veggie and pan gravy. No left overs! LOL
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