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Old 11-10-2010, 11:44 PM   #31
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tin lizzie,
it sounds like they're doing the low carb thing. if you really must, i'd try to meet them half way.

in order to make mashed spuds healthier, you could do a 50/50 of mashed cauliflower and potatoes. at least you get to have some starch.

as far as dressing goes (i hope you meant stuffing/dressing) you can always make it out of turkey sausage, whole wheat bread, and wild and brown rice.

for veggies: my sis makes a savory stringbean dish that's very good. it's just lightly steamed stringbeans, dressed in red wine vinegar, evoo, the herb savory, and s&p.

also, my norskie mom couldn't have a holiday without mashed turnips. just skip the butter at the end.

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Old 11-11-2010, 07:23 AM   #32
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Thanks a lot, folks. Nice ideas, Bucky. Think I'll fix a 'healthy' side, then plow ahead with the usual Thanksgiving dishes. It is Thanksgiving, after all, isn't it?

I'm thinking about buying turkey pieces, thighs most likely, and a turkey breast -- since they cook for different times and there would still be bones for stock. No dressing/stuffing then. But my very favorite part of cooking Thanks giving dinner used to be picking the little crunchy pieces of Pepp. Farm herb dressing out of the juices around the roasted turkey. Yum yum.
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Old 11-11-2010, 07:30 AM   #33
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Thanks a lot, folks. Nice ideas, Bucky. Think I'll fix a 'healthy' side, then plow ahead with the usual Thanksgiving dishes. It is Thanksgiving, after all, isn't it? QUOTE}



[QUOTE: I'm thinking about buying turkey pieces, thighs most likely, and a turkey breast -- since they cook for different times and there would still be bones for stock. No dressing/stuffing then. But my very favorite part of cooking Thanks giving dinner used to be picking the little crunchy pieces of Pepp. Farm herb dressing out of the juices around the roasted turkey. Yum yum.
Just make the stuffing in a pan. I always make enough for the bird plus a panful. Gotta have stuffing even if it's just for me.

I agree with your idea to make a side dish or two for them, but keep the traditional dishes. Just think, you'll have more leftover stuffing.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:47 AM   #34
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Okay, finally an agreement:

Roasted Turkey breast
Stuffing
Gravy
Mashed Asparagus
Mashed Yukon Golds
Cranberry Sauce
Olive relish, Black and green Olives
Pumpkin Custard

It's just the two of us.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:17 AM   #35
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Thanksgiving calendar planner

https://www.google.com/calendar/embe...&gsessionid=OK
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #36
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i will have two thanksgivings this year. my granddaughter is having dinner on the day before. her so kids aren't going to be there on the thanksgiving day. i have a" free " turkey. the best kind. will roast and take. requested my sweet potato casserole. think i will make some pumpkin bars as well.

my other granddaughter is have the real day dinner at her house. i am taking the green bean casserole (simple enough) found a recipe in a new appetizers magazine by bgh. think i will make it. sounds refreshing to me. a tomato-mozzarella toss. it looks beautiful in the mag. who knows it maybe come a favorite.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:30 PM   #37
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Okay, finally an agreement:

Roasted Turkey breast
Stuffing
Gravy
Mashed Asparagus
Mashed Yukon Golds
Cranberry Sauce
Olive relish, Black and green Olives
Pumpkin Custard

It's just the two of us.
Hey PF.....why don't you come to our house? Just the two of us too!!
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Hey PF.....why don't you come to our house? Just the two of us too!!
Why don't the both of you and your hubs come here. Just 4 of us here & 4 more would almost be like the family holidays I remember as a child but my girls have been deprived.
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Hope this isn't a silly question, but what is evoo?
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Hope this isn't a silly question, but what is evoo?
Extra virgin olive oil.
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