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GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!!

posted at 10/20/2011 4:41 PM EDT
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Thanksgiving Day is a month away and did anyone think about..."What's on the Menu"?  The way time keeps getting away from us, it will be here before we know it.

So, what Thanksgiving goodies are you having?

GOBBLE GOBBLE!!

:')

Re: GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!!

posted at 10/21/2011 12:35 AM EDT
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I pretty much have a set menu each year...mainly because my sons are traditionalists!!! The past few years I have been brining my turkey, and it turns out nice and juicy. I have real mashed potatoes with a little garlic added, and make gravy from the drippings. My stuffing recipe is from an elderly aunt, and the cranberry relish is from another aunt. We have to have green bean casserole with french fried onion rings, and candied yams. I make rolls and my sons insist on having sweet Hawaiian rolls as well. Dessert is always 1 pumpkin pie and the second pie will vary between apple, pecan or cherry. If we're having extra guests I'll add a few side dishes.

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posted at 10/21/2011 5:51 AM EDT
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We are going to bring dishes to dinner.  I have not been "assigned" one yet.  But my Dad is not able to have the dinner any more, so we will be at my brother's house.  I suspect he will cook the turkey.  But I am not the one doing the organization (YAY!) so I don't know the details yet.

Re: GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!!

posted at 10/21/2011 6:17 AM EDT
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As usual we will have the traditional colorful, Turkey meal with all the trimmings, from soup to nuts and several different pies. I just need to locate the brining recipe that I used last year that made the turkey juicy and delicious with not too much turkey left over.

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posted at 10/21/2011 7:15 AM EDT
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Verlee - what's a brine turkey?  Why do you do something like that?  Please and thanks. Smile

I will have a roasted bone-in turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn & green beans, cole slaw & rolls. 
That cole slaw is more important than the stuffing!!  

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posted at 10/21/2011 7:58 AM EDT
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November 25 is our 50th wedding anniversary.  We plan on having steaks on the grill either Thanksgiving or the next day.  Our children come for Christmas so we have turkey at that time.

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posted at 10/21/2011 8:33 AM EDT
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We'll probably have roast turkey breast, bread stuffing (with ground pork, onions sauteed in butter, flat leaf parsley, and chicken stock), greenbean casserole, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.

Re: GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!! Mary Jo T

posted at 10/21/2011 8:34 AM EDT
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Early congrats to Mary Jo T on 50th anniv.    Our 45th will be on the 23.

Re: GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!!

posted at 10/21/2011 8:39 AM EDT
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Congratulations Mary Jo ..... Congratulations to you too Fran!!

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posted at 10/21/2011 8:45 AM EDT
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Years ago I printed out a menu for Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes,tossed salad, cranberry sauce, cottage cheese, sweet & sour cucumbers, stuffing, stuffed celery, rolls, corn, carrots, green beans, baked yams & pumpkin pie with whipped cream.
Some years it is just the 2 of us, but one son always comes over later in the day & he leaves with food. On the years that all are here(13 people) I add more of the above items & an additional dessert.

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posted at 10/21/2011 8:47 AM EDT
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Thank you Nancy

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posted at 10/21/2011 9:49 AM EDT
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Thanksgiving is our absolute favorite holiday of the year!!!  I always have the feast here at our home.  The menu is planned and is magnetized to the front of our fridge. The main course: Turkey (23.6lbs this year), stuffing and dressing (2 totally different things, right?), mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, baked sweet potatoes, corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, clover rolls, pickles, 2 kinds of olives, lime jello with pineapple rings.  Hubby also fries a smaller 12 lb turkey.

Desserts: 2 pumpkin pies, 1 apple pie, 1 pecan pie, 1 pumpkin cheesecake, and an assortment of sweet breads like banana, apple and date.

Sounds like a lot but it really isn't.  I feed my family, our son's sweet little girl friend, her momma and brother along with any airman/military that has no family close by.  No one should be alone on Thanksgiving unless they choose to be!!!  Our home and table can always fit one more!!

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posted at 10/21/2011 10:19 AM EDT
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Congrats to Mary Jo and Fran M on anniversaries.
 
I had always had the Thanksgiving dinner but after my stroke in Oct a couple of years ago I worried how I would do everything.  Not to worry.  Our older son said he would take over the kitchen and our younger son (who lives close by) said he would be bringing hot rolls(homemade) and salad and dessert! 
What a feast! and all I had to do was occasionally answer a question.
This year the older son & his wife are headed to her parents for Thanksgiving and will come to our place for Christmas.  
Very good.
We will probably go to the younger son's sometime that weekend.
I am lucky

Re: GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!!

posted at 10/21/2011 11:36 AM EDT
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Hi SUSAN; I've made thesame menu every year for over 45 years:boringWink but deliciousCool
slight changes over the years to make it more suitable to our dietary needs as we grow older:( no giblets a lower fat gravy; less dark meat; no crust pie,low carb bread for stuffing
turkey breast instead of a whole bird( no dark meat) With just the 2 of us I cater to our tastes.Having a standard/traditional menu iis  easier; I don't have to think about  it or even look up a recipe...hubby knows jut what to expect & welcomes the comfort of familar foods:
MENU:  
 roast turkey 
homemade stuffing casserole, sometimes w/ apple or cranberries, usually just onion, celery & herbs
 gravy
 French cut green beans w/  toasted almond slivers
 acorn squash 1/2 filedw/ tiny peas &pearl onions OR buttercup squash puree  w/ just a bit of  butter & brown sugar
 cranberry sauce jellied  &/or wholeole Or cran-orange relish

 beverage choice(s)  [ apple or cranberry  juice; hot coffee/tea

 pumpkin pie w/ "real" whipped cream
Last year& hopefullly  again thisyear we went to a BUFFET at a nearby luxury hotel.They had most of my menu items( trditional New England fare;& a few new to us[ at Thanksgiving] items( NewEngland seafood  chowder; harvard beets( in orange sauce)  halibut au gratin;roast prime rib; scalloped potatos,; fish& chips; French Canadian pork pie( tarts). Hubby filled up his plate w/  oneTBS of each of tnew foods & the & old familiar  foods that I always make & said mine(for the most part)) were much better Kiss He sampled smaller bits of new items & liked very little of it.That  is until the dessert table; where he also had cream puffs; hazzlenut 7 layer cake; apple pie; pecan pie petite  fors(tinyFrech pastries); a decadant dark chocolate torte w/ genache He shared w/me & we ate only a tiny bit of each dessert Our waitress packed the rest to go home( dessert for the two of us for a whole week). SurprisedLaughingHe wants to go there again. this year & repeat  our strategy oftastingeverything& making a meal out of  just tat small amount.
Dinner for two cost us a week's rocery budget; but we both get to  enjoy a royal feast w/ no effort  other than lifting a fork & chewing & he feels  the cost is a luxury  we can afford(once a year & budgets/savesfor t all year long. Fortunately it is something we both enjoy & the hotel is less than 1/2 mile away( round-trip) so he doesn't have to drive far from home eitherSmileCool
y!!:
Thanksgiving Day is a month away and did anyone think about..."What's on the Menu"?  The way time keeps getting away from us, it will be here before we know it. So, what Thanksgiving goodies are you having? GOBBLE GOBBLE!! :')
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posted at 10/21/2011 11:45 AM EDT
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 RENEE C ; GREAT ATTITUDE & MENU;I wish, for you  all the best of everything that  life has to offe;r for your generous nature & thoughtfullnessKiss ;GRANAwent the Turkey!!:
Thanksgiving is our absolute favorite holiday of the year!!!  I always have the feast here at our home.  The menu is planned and is magnetized to the front of our fridge. The main course: Turkey (23.6lbs this year), stuffing and dressing (2 totally different things, right?), mashed potatoes with homemade gravy, baked sweet potatoes, corn, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, clover rolls, pickles, 2 kinds of olives, lime jello with pineapple rings.  Hubby also fries a smaller 12 lb turkey. Desserts: 2 pumpkin pies, 1 apple pie, 1 pecan pie, 1 pumpkin cheesecake, and an assortment of sweet breads like banana, apple and date. Sounds like a lot but it really isn't.  I feed my family, our son's sweet little girl friend, her momma and brother along with any airman/military that has no family close by.  No one should be alone on Thanksgiving unless they choose to be!!!  Our home and table can always fit one more!!
Posted by Renee C

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posted at 10/21/2011 12:49 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;

  WE should ALL  be serving a heaping helping of "gratitude"

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posted at 10/21/2011 12:54 PM EDT
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 GRANA 

HAPPY  HOLIDAY TO YOU ALL

Re: GOBBLE GOBBLE went the Turkey!!

posted at 10/21/2011 12:57 PM EDT
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 GRANA  here;
I repeat myselfWink
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posted at 10/21/2011 1:33 PM EDT
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Thanks for all the recipes you are doing for thanksgiving as it is just the two of us we will do a small turkey with all the trimings and custerd pumpkin pie of course

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posted at 10/21/2011 2:07 PM EDT
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just the 2 of us so a small turkey breast mashed pots peas home made gravy filling . maybe a sweetpotato pie.
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