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Old 11-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving Dinner - Your Menu?



What's everyone's Thanksgiving Meal going to consist of?

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Old 11-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #2
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Thanksgiving is a time where I *love* remembering family through food. Probably not the healthiest thing to do, but I do it anyway.

I'll make a turkey with dressing instead of stuffing. Other sides will be bird nests (with mashed potatoes and cream-peas, dumplings, fresh whole cranberry sauce, perhaps some sweet potatoes with pineapple, relish dish with pickles and olives and stuffed celery, and a decadent "Thanksgiving salad." For dessert, a choice of pies.

VERY carb-heavy, but I simply LOVE Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:14 PM   #3
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Thanksgiving is a time where I *love* remembering family through food. Probably not the healthiest thing to do, but I do it anyway.

I'll make a turkey with dressing instead of stuffing. Other sides will be bird nests (with mashed potatoes and cream-peas, dumplings, fresh whole cranberry sauce, perhaps some sweet potatoes with pineapple, relish dish with pickles and olives and stuffed celery, and a decadent "Thanksgiving salad." For dessert, a choice of pies.

VERY carb-heavy, but I simply LOVE Thanksgiving.
When you say stuffing vs dressing, do you mean that dressing is the same recipe, but cooked separately from the bird?

I have heard many differing discussions on dressing vs stuffing.

For the record, I never stuff any bird except the Cornish hen. I always bake my dressing/stuffing in a separate baking dish.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #4
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When you say stuffing vs dressing, do you mean that dressing is the same recipe, but cooked separately from the bird?

I have heard many differing discussions on dressing vs stuffing.

For the record, I never stuff any bird except the Cornish hen. I always bake my dressing/stuffing in a separate baking dish.
I bake mine in little biscuit-shaped mounds or in a baking dish. But yes, I mean it is cooked outside of the bird and the recipe is likely similar to what one would put into the bird. Grandma always told me that was the difference between dressing and stuffing.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:40 PM   #5
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I bought my behind the scenes turkey yesterday for 59/Lb. So I can start prepping later in the week when it defrosts.

Dinner will be the usual. Good Eats Thanksgiving Turkey, stuffing, rice pilaf, butternut squash, green beans (not casserole) cranberry, gravy. Desserts will include at least a pecan pie and either an apple or lemon meringue pie. SO will make a frosted layer cake for my daughter and grandson as they don't do pie.

Rumor has it SO's son and his new bride will be coming up from FL for Thanksgiving but we've heard those rumors before and been disappointed so we'll just carry on and see what happens.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #6
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My cousin is hosting this year again, only this time folks sign up on PerfectPotluck.com to bring stuff. I signed up for dressing/stuffing, as I like mine better than the frou-frou I've had, and wine. I just looked, so far we'll have turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes of some sort. Nobody has yet signed up for cranberries, potatoes, or gravy. Might be an interesting dinner.....
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:04 PM   #7
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Very quiet Thanksgiving here. Just the two of us.

Glenn has asked for Cornish hens, which I think I'll stuff with wild rice, pineapple and pecans. Homemade cranberry sauce, taters and gravy, probably buttered baby peas, cream cheese/pineapple/lime gelatin salad, some sort of sweet potato side because Glenn really likes them, homemade potato rolls, and some sort of pie. Right now I'm leaning toward an apple-cranberry one I saw a couple of days ago. I may also make a pumpkin one, too, 'cause I sooooo like pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:05 PM   #8
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It's what ever they are serving at the Inn. Over 50 years ago my husband declared that the cook should also be thankful on Thanksgiving Day. I thought it was a fine idea and took him up on it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:19 PM   #9
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I got my 59 cents per pound turkey today from the local Wegman's store!

Turkey
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Mashed turnip
Cabbage salad
Pickles, olives etc...
Pumpkin pie with whipped cream

Saving all of my carbs for the pumpkin pie!
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Old 11-10-2013, 02:30 PM   #10
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I'm thinking A Cornish game hen with Lundberg's Christmas (red rice) rice stuffing. Parslied potatoes and green beans with garlic and almonds.

Pumpkin custard.
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