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    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.



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    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.





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    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.


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    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.



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    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.



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    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.



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    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.





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    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

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





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    Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Foods or Traditions

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



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    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



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    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.



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    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?


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    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 03:54 PM. Reason: I ******* misspelled "broccoli."

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    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.



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    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.


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