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Old 11-23-2004, 11:38 AM   #1
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What do you serve with the Thanksgiving Turkey?

This was on a homebrew discussion list, though it might be fun to ask here as well...

Ok, sorry to the folks overseas who aren't celebrating Thanksgiving,
but I was wondering, what is everyone serving with the turkey?

Do you skip the beer and go with wine? Which kind?
Do you skip the beer and drink a non-alcoholic beverage?
Or do you blast away with a nice pumpkin ale? ;-)

Me, I'll probably have a few before dinner, go with water, and then
move back to beer for the rest of the evening..

John

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Old 11-23-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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I'll have a few beers before everyone gets here, put it all away about 5 minutes before they arrive, have sweet tea with the meal, & when they are all gone, except the few in the family that drink, break out the beer again & party till the cows come home!
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:03 PM   #3
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We have everything. I usually have beer, but we also have all the hard stuff out as well as wine. Mulled cider is a must though.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:05 PM   #4
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Might serve some wine before dinner, but with dinner normally just tea, water or coke.
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:07 PM   #5
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Cherry Spiced Cider

Yield: 8 servings
1 quart apple cider
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 stick cinnamon
1 strip (1/2x3-inches) orange peel
3 whole cloves
3 whole allspice
16 maraschino cherries
8 orange slice halves
Procedures
1 This tasty beverage is a treat for youngsters.
2 Put apple cider, orange juice, maraschino cherry juice, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
3 Strain out cinnamon sticks, orange peel, cloves and allspice.
4 Place 2 maraschino cherries and 1 orange slice half in each of six mugs.
5 Pour about 2/3 cup spiced cider over cherries. Serve warm.
6 Note: Spiced cider can be prepared in advance and reheated just before serving
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Old 11-23-2004, 12:20 PM   #6
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Beer before, wine during, and this year - Limoncello after.

I am bringing my home brew for Dad to try since he's the one who gave me the recipe.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:21 PM   #7
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I have a variety on hand--white and red wines, beer, scotch for my dad, a bunch of sodas and seltzers. I don't worry about what's appropriate to serve with what.
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Old 11-23-2004, 01:25 PM   #8
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That cherry spiced cider sounds really good. Plus, it reminds me that we have a lovely spiced cherry wine that we brought home from our trip. Maybe we'll open that up later in the evening, either with or after desert.

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Old 11-23-2004, 10:25 PM   #9
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I love reading the Food Network's Holiday Wine Pairings, enclosed, not all turkeys are cooked the same and they have a great reading on this:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/wd_pairings
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:20 AM   #10
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My guests will have the choice of sweetened iced tea, white wine and/or sparkling apple cider this year.
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