Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions - Page 3
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 62
  1. #31
    Pro
    Points: 78,629, Level: 87
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,521
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered50000 Experience Points
    SaraV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,644
    Points
    78,629
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 373
    Given: 195

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    I am un-American since I hate both green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. But never fear...my MIL makes a California mix casserole with Velveeta and Ritz crackers, and an absolutely scrumptious chocolate pie.



  2. #32
    Addict
    Points: 137,565, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,472
    Points
    137,565
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 252
    Given: 1,165

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by SaraV View Post
    I am un-American since I hate both green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. But never fear...my MIL makes a California mix casserole with Velveeta and Ritz crackers, and an absolutely scrumptious chocolate pie.
    chocolate pie is really good too. My grandma made a wonderful one, but I am not good at making it.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  3. #33
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 505,566, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    17,779
    Points
    505,566
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 832
    Given: 3,449

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by bgprest View Post
    Oh yeah... mom's recipe scalloped corn is a must. That, and lefse for sure!
    I like it best with crunched up, golden brown saltines on top.


    M 7/09

  4. #34
    DistrictCyclone
    Guest

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAgronomist View Post
    I convinced my family to do steaks one year and brisket another. It was a nice change of pace that everyone enjoyed.
    I did this with a stuffed pork loin once--the stuffing made it semi-traditional, which cut back on the squawking from family.



  5. #35
    Legend
    Points: 311,365, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    10,666
    Points
    311,365
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,577
    Given: 613

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    I'm attempting my first ever turkey fry tomorrow. Wish me luck.

    Good luck. Get the outside and cavity as dry as possible, leave plenty of room in the fry pot, and plan on it taking up to a few minutes to lower it into the oil. I'm sure you've seen the boilover fire videos.




    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836
    moar yoga pants, please.

  6. #36
    Legend
    Points: 212,946, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,898
    Points
    212,946
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 631
    Given: 428

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by DistrictCyclone View Post
    I did this with a stuffed pork loin once--the stuffing made it semi-traditional, which cut back on the squawking from family.
    I could see the pork loin. Steak just doesn't feel Thanksgiving-y to me.



  7. #37
    Addict
    Points: 137,565, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,472
    Points
    137,565
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 252
    Given: 1,165

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Good luck. Get the outside and cavity as dry as possible, leave plenty of room in the fry pot, and plan on it taking up to a few minutes to lower it into the oil. I'm sure you've seen the boilover fire videos.
    I really like Good Eats episode on how to do that safely.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  8. #38
    Addict
    Points: 137,565, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cyrevkah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    7,472
    Points
    137,565
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 252
    Given: 1,165

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    I prefer my apricot glazed turkey recipe to a traditional cooked turkey.





    8/17/12

    If you want something more sobering, feel free to visit this blog:
    http://rememberingdoria.wordpress.com/

  9. #39
    Rookie
    Points: 16,380, Level: 38
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 70
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    dtlantz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    573
    Points
    16,380
    Level
    38
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 38

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Adam Sandler's "Thanksgiving Song" and Neb vs OU.



  10. #40
    Pro
    Points: 37,928, Level: 60
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,122
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Jambalaya's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    3,270
    Points
    37,928
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 106
    Given: 23

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Boneless, skinless Turkey breast from West Liberty Food Market

    Yukon Gold mashed potatoes

    Green bean casserole

    rolls

    Pecan Pie

    ~ Pumpkin pie like Lasagna or Spaghetti > you prefer your mom's version and afraid to eat someone elses' offering



  11. #41
    Legend
    Points: 212,946, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 13.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,898
    Points
    212,946
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 631
    Given: 428

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrevkah View Post
    I prefer my apricot glazed turkey recipe to a traditional cooked turkey.
    That sounds delicious. I'm weirdly more OK with people getting fancy on the turkey than I am with any of the sides.



  12. #42
    Pro
    Points: 53,570, Level: 71
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 480
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    MeanDean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Clarence IA-Jensen Bch FL
    Posts
    3,139
    Points
    53,570
    Level
    71
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 421
    Given: 647

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Weird, I know, but sometimes we have roast turkey.




    Actually, not much of a fan of Pumpkin Pie. It's sorta like meh. I'll maybe eat a piece if that's all there is.

    We actually (even the kids) like lima beans (the real Fordhooks - frozen NOT CANNED. And not those hard little Babies) swimming in butter and lightly salted. Yumm!

    Also HOME CANNED pickled beets. Is there anything better?


    No matter what, I could NEVER cheer for Dirt and Urine.

  13. #43
    Addict
    Points: 97,348, Level: 97
    Level completed: 15%, Points required for next Level: 1,702
    Overall activity: 40.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    cyclones500's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,662
    Points
    97,348
    Level
    97
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 717

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Ultimate first helping:
    * Turkey dark meat
    * Stuffing w/ gravy
    * Mashed potatoes (gravy)
    * Broccoli casserole (if available) — may substitute corn
    * Bread of some sort
    * "Relish-tray" items: Olives, carrots, dill pickle

    Second trip:
    * Turkey white w/ gravy
    * Stuffing w/gravy
    * Stuffing (on the side)

    I don't like cranberries or sweet potatoes, and I load up so much on main courses, dessert is irrelevant to me — I like a little pumpkin pie "later." Like, on Saturday.


    Last edited by cyclones500; 11-21-2012 at 04:54 PM. Reason: I ******* misspelled "broccoli."

  14. #44
    Speechless
    Points: 424,051, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 32.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    alarson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    21,800
    Points
    424,051
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 875
    Given: 420

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Stuffing and green bean casserole. And for the record, I don't even like Turkey. But, I eat it because I feel obligated since its Thanksgiving.
    Yeah, i'm not a huge turkey fan either, which is even worse when it comes to the whole leftovers thing. If i wasnt a big fan the first time around i sure don't want the leftovers.

    I'm usually in it for the pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, rolls, fruit salads, etc.



  15. #45
    square root(31) = 5.56776436
    Points: 505,566, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialYour first GroupVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Angie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    17,779
    Points
    505,566
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 832
    Given: 3,449

    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    Yeah, i'm not a huge turkey fan either, which is even worse when it comes to the whole leftovers thing. If i wasnt a big fan the first time around i sure don't want the leftovers.

    I'm usually in it for the pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, rolls, fruit salads, etc.
    Especially those cheap crusty rolls that come in the white cardboard tray thing that are ridiculously awesome.


    M 7/09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM