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Old 01-04-2014, 04:02 PM   #51
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You've just described our Christmas Eve dinner. But we have roast potatoes instead of mash, and we don't do pumpkin pie. That is very American thanksgiving. My family in Europe do lamb or pork, but in South Africa turkey is very popular for Xmas.
You could concentrate on the American parts of the dinner, and remember that the turkey is indigenous to the Americas. You could have squash soup, corn pudding, cornbread and oyster dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie.

Hey, you could do a turducken! If that's not American, I don't know what is!
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You could concentrate on the American parts of the dinner, and remember that the turkey is indigenous to the Americas. You could have squash soup, corn pudding, cornbread and oyster dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie.

Hey, you could do a turducken! If that's not American, I don't know what is!
GG, you forgot that horrible Campbell's Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe
I hate it almost as much as brussel sprouts.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:43 PM   #53
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GG, you forgot that horrible Campbell's Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe
I hate it almost as much as brussel sprouts.
I was trying to use indigenous ingredients as much as possible, so I deliberately left those out

But have you tried Brussels sprouts roasted with olive oil, then topped with bacon and sprinkled with aged balsamic vinegar? It's good stuff!
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:45 PM   #54
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GG, you forgot that horrible Campbell's Classic Green Bean Casserole Recipe
I hate it almost as much as brussel sprouts.
http://www.campbellskitchen.com/reci...asserole-24099
Now, now, Kayelle, I love that stuff! Absolutely no comparison to the epitome of evil brussels sprouts!
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I was trying to use indigenous ingredients as much as possible, so I deliberately left those out

But have you tried Brussels sprouts roasted with olive oil, then topped with bacon and sprinkled with aged balsamic vinegar? It's good stuff!
The post I made on the green beans was mostly tongue in cheek GG.

Nope, as far as I'm concerned, any b.s. is out of the question.

This is really interesting reading on the Turducken. It turns out we are not the first to think of it.
The History of the Almighty Turducken - Delish.com
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The post I made on the green beans was mostly tongue in cheek GG.

Nope, as far as I'm concerned, any b.s. is out of the question.

This is really interesting reading on the Turducken. It turns out we are not the first to think of it.
The History of the Almighty Turducken - Delish.com
I know. No one ever gets my humor

Darn it! I would have bet money some American invented that paragon of excess!
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I think that might be the Roman Empire, then again, maybe not.
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Thought this was interesting.

'The Turkish name for the bird is hindi, which literally means “Indian.” This name likely derived from the common misconception by the English that India and the New World were one and the same.
The turkey’s acceptance into the Old World happened quickly. By 1575, the English were enjoying the North American bird at Christmas dinner.'
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Thought this was interesting.

'The Turkish name for the bird is hindi, which literally means “Indian.” This name likely derived from the common misconception by the English that India and the New World were one and the same.
The turkey’s acceptance into the Old World happened quickly. By 1575, the English were enjoying the North American bird at Christmas dinner.'
That's very interesting Jing. I love what can be learned here from member contributions!

By the way, you say your location is "the bluffs" where are these bluffs located?
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On the shores of Lake Ontario in Canada, Kayelle. Just outside Toronto.
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