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  1. #1
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    Default The "What are you having for THanksgiving Dinner" thread

    I will start!

    baby spinach salad with strawberries and pecans
    lamb on the grill
    smoked ham from the local Nahunta store (really yummy stuff!)
    Squash casserole (my specialty!)
    Baby carrots in honey and butter sauce
    Mashed taters with gravy
    Collard greens
    Crowder peas and corn
    rolls
    Oyster dressing
    WHole berry cranberry sauce
    sweet potato pie
    chocolate/pecan pie
    Baily's irish creme cheesecake

    I think I got all of it! Lets hear your feast!



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    Whatever SideSaddleRider is making!

    Plus, I'm baking pumpkin and apple pies.
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    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.



  3. #3
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    Totally traditional Southern this year (some years we go non-traditional as with lasagna, etc).

    Roast Turkey
    Stuffing
    Pork Roast
    Brocolli/Cheese/Rice casserole
    Garlic Mashed Potatos
    Copper Penny Carrots (cooked with shallots with ginger and brown sugar)
    Yams
    Green Beal Casserole
    Homemade Yeast rolls
    Wild rice dressing
    Homemade cranberry sauce
    Fresh black-eyed peas
    Fruit salad
    Pumpkin Pie
    Pecan Pie
    Strawberry Cake
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  4. #4
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    I don't have to cook or clean up so this could possibley be the best Thanksgiving ever!!!

    Menu: Turkey, spiral honey ham, stuffing, green bean casseroll, cranberry out of the can of course, broccoli salad, mashed potato's, gravy, biscuits, pumkin pie, cheese cake from the cheese cake factory and whatever else makes it on to the table.
    I want to be like Barbie because that bitch has everything!



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    I'm toting in to help Mom. My responsibilities are:

    Cranberry/Apple relish
    Sweet Potatoes (never made those before)
    store bought pumpkin pie.... IMO homemade pumpkin isn't any better than this bakery
    real whipped cream

    Mom is supposedly marinating the turkey in orange and something else sauce

    Oh, and this will be the first time my husband didn't win and make reservations in about 5 years.



  6. #6
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    starter:
    smoked salmon on crostini with mayonaise & lemon sauce.

    main course:
    Roast Beef
    Roast Potatoes
    Yorkshire Puddings
    Brussel Sprouts
    Parsnips cooked in honey and sugar. mmm.
    Carrots cooked in butter. haha, so healthy.

    desert:
    Yule Log
    Alex's Chocolate Rum Cake!
    Minced pies

    drink:
    Andy's Mulled Wine!

    Not technically Thanksgiving, but I'm cooking a "Christmas Meal" with a friend for 45 people on the walking trip we're organising this weekend. It will be a combined Thanksgiving/Christmas meal for the Americans among us. Very excited!
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey



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    I think i'm coming to your guys for supper tomorrow!

    Being a canadian, already had mine which was a typical turkey and fixing. With pumpkin pie and saskatoon pie. For appetizers, my little cousins made ants on a log ( celery with peanut butter and raisins on top).

    I even had an early US thanksgiving with aunt and uncle which was a smoked salmon peices for appies and then a cooked stuffed salmon for supper.

    P.



  8. #8
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    Unfortunately, the oven in the apartment we just moved into last week is all sorts of crappy (like you set it for a certain temperature and it may or may not reach that temperature ever) and I haven't had time to get maintenance out there to fix the darned thing, so I refuse to cook anything poultry-related. Fortunately, I received a gift card to the Honeybaked Ham Company last year that I never used.

    So broken oven + gift card = fully cooked frozen turkey already thawing in my fridge. All I have to do is warm it and we're good to go.

    Mashed potatoes & green beans will be done stove-top (thankfully, the stove top functions just fine).

    Rolls & a pie to be provided by the lovely people at the local Dutch market, if I manage to get out of work early enough to drive the hour + to get there before it closes (fingers crossed that they still have pies & rolls by time I get there!).

    Voila, instant Thanksgiving dinner for new hubby, myself, and my mom. I'm a bit sad about having to buy pies this year, since pies are my thing but I'd rather have a purchased pie than kill one in my oven!



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    I'm making:

    Sweet potato casserole
    Pecan Chocolate Pie
    Brownies
    Balsamic Pearl Onions

    My dad will be doing the rest - turkey, stuffing, some sort of green, salad, soup, etc. He makes the most fantastic stuffing, and makes it for me outside of the turkey because I'm a vegetarian.
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    Indy, we have the same oven I think, and probably the same landlord. "What? It's hot, isn't it?"

    This year instead of blocking the kitchen off as the DMZ and doing the entire dinner myself in some kind of kitchen choreography that should get me a scholarship to Juliard, I am only doing a few things since my mom's boyfriend cooks.

    Homemade rolls
    Pumpkin Pie with Apple Butter (so good, not a noticeable apple flavor)
    Apple Pie

    Hmm, that sounds kind of sad. Maybe I'll cook for the dogs too. I'll feel kind of useless with only a couple hours' worth of cooking...
    -Grace



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    Default Away from family, so going to a friend's house

    Unfortunately, we are from Michigan but we live in Oregon. No family to visit, so we're going to a friend's house. But I am bringing my annual specialty: Cornbread Casserole. It's a major HIT everywhere I take it and it's easy, easy, easy! So if you're in a pinch for a great, super easy sidedish that everyone will love, here's the recipe:

    1 can regular corn - drained
    1 can creamed corn - undrained
    1 cup sour cr.
    1 stick butter, melted
    1 egg
    1 box Jiffy cornbread mix

    If you're making it for a group of at least 4 or more, best to double or triple the recipe, although if you triple it, you will want to use more than one casserole dish b/c it gets really thick and difficult to cook through.

    Just mix it all up, spray your casserole dish with Pam and cook it on 350 for about an hour and a half or until it's browned on the outside and a toothpick comes out clean.

    Not exactly fine dining or healthy, but everybody loves it!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    i am the official chopper/table setter/dish washer/chef's assistant

    we're making:

    salad with baby greens and mushrooms
    butternut squash/apple soup
    turkey
    stuffing
    spiral ham
    creamed spinach
    cranberry sauce with apples and oranges
    roasted carrots and parsnips
    mashed potatoes
    gravy
    green bean casserole
    apple pie
    pumpkin pie
    mini pumpkin cheesecakes

    SOOOO EXCITED! thanksgiving dinner is my FAVORITE meal of the ENTIRE YEAR!



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    Tomorrow, with friends, I'm making the pumpkin pie, cranberry relish, sweet potato casserole, and taking black olives, crackers and cheese, and merlot. They have ham-which is ok, but, on Friday I'm making turkey with stuffing, with another of each of the above. This is the first Thanksgiving hubby and I have had at home in almost 12 years, so I'm going all out. I inherited a turkey roasting pan from my mother, through her mother. Makes the turkeys on the magazine covers look poor in comparison. And the taste--with the stuffing inside--can I say YUM!
    Life is great when you can hug a horse.



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    Turkey
    Green Bean Casserole (first time I've ever tried it, so excited!)
    Stuffing
    Cranberry sauce
    Mashed Potatoes
    Stuffed mushrooms
    Salad
    Pumpkin pie


    and anything else my parent's end up making...

    Then it's dinner #2 on Saturday with my boyfriends family.

    I love food. <3 Lol.
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    POLYDOR, what's a saskatoon pie?
    Life is great when you can hug a horse.



  16. #16
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    so far...

    turkey
    green salad w/ apples and almonds
    stuffing
    cranberry sauce (still can't make it like mom's, but I'm tryin!)
    roasted brussels sprouts
    sweet potatoes gratin
    home made rolls
    mincemeat pie (don't ask, its my grandma's thing...)

    but if caradino wanted to send some of those mini-pumpkin cheesecakes to my house, I'd make room on the menu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twigster View Post

    but if caradino wanted to send some of those mini-pumpkin cheesecakes to my house, I'd make room on the menu!
    oh my gosh they are SOOOO good. my little brother had the idea the other night and whipped up a test batch.. i thought i'd died and gone to heaven!



  18. #18
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    We go to our friend's house, who is an amazing cook, so all we bring is:

    bottle of wine
    broccoli casserole

    What our friend serves is:
    turkey
    stuffing
    cold green beans vinaigrette
    hot green beans with almonds
    roasted sweet potatoes
    mashed regular potatoes
    rolls
    and the most incredible pumpkin chiffon thing with homemade whipped cream. I start craving it at the end of October!
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    Kathy R- Sorry i forget that saskatoons don't grow everywhere. They are a mainly canadian - north western US berry. Look similar to a blueberry. Maybe almost a cross between a blueberry and a rosehip berry.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelanchier_alnifolia

    They are sooo yummy raw or cooked.

    P.



  20. #20
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    Y'all are making me want to cook and bake. No cooking for me this year, which I kinda miss, since we will be having fried cheese sticks, fried mushrooms, onion blossom, salad/soup, steak (not me), and either crab stuffed tilapia or crab cakes and coconut shrimp (can't decide which I want), or whatever else we decide on at Sam Seltzer's. We're going out for the 2nd year in a row, since my dad died last year just before Thanksgiving. Last year we ended up at IHOP and didn't mind one bit. Maybe next year I will be ready to have the home cooked Thanksgiving again. I do miss the leftovers!



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