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01 Nov 2011 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 11/01/2011 10:03:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

What is everyone's favorite Thanksgiving Recipe and/or Tradition?


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KEYWORDS: cookery; debt; default; prepare; riceandbeans; thanksgiving; traditions
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1 posted on 11/01/2011 10:03:08 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

After giving special thanks to the Lord for His bounty, we chow down on the family’s special Italian turkey stuffing directly handed down from the old country. It is a closely guarded secret.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 10:05:20 AM PDT by Obadiah (I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.)
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To: Obadiah

Tradition: Listening to my family bicker while I drink scotch in the corner.

Recipe: Dewar’s White Label


3 posted on 11/01/2011 10:07:47 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Go now. Run along and tell your Xerxes that he faces Free Men here...not slaves.")
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To: US Navy Vet

We do little slips of paper on which we write what we’re thankful for about each person in the family. We do this for 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, put them in a basket and go around the Thanksgiving table drawing at random and reading the “thankies”. Started about 6 years ago and everybody loves it. Generates a lot of conversation as well.

Colonel, USAFR


4 posted on 11/01/2011 10:10:44 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

Dinner for 250+ at Malden High School.
Home Deliveries for 300 in Senior Housing.
Buffets for 150 at 3 Transitional Motels.

I’ll have a Heineken.


5 posted on 11/01/2011 10:11:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: US Navy Vet

Sauerkraut
Creamed onions


6 posted on 11/01/2011 10:11:06 AM PDT by randita (I'm not a percentage. I'm a free person.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Turducken


7 posted on 11/01/2011 10:11:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

That’s your tradition, too? Small world


8 posted on 11/01/2011 10:13:02 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: US Navy Vet
Not eating the abomination known as green bean casserole AKA cat vomit.

9 posted on 11/01/2011 10:14:55 AM PDT by TSgt (Legal Disclaimer: View my profile at your own risk)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow

LOL. Sometimes life just calls out for some anesthesia.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 10:15:07 AM PDT by Obadiah (I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Thanksgiving Brunch at the Yacht Club. $18.95 pp.


11 posted on 11/01/2011 10:17:03 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: US Navy Vet
After giving praise to the Lord, I go directly to my wife's candied sweet potatoes. That's before the turkey, stuffing, and wonderful gravey. As an aside, I was in a Walmart last weekend and they have already started the Christmas sales onslaught. They used to have the decency to wait until after Thanksgiving before they did this.
12 posted on 11/01/2011 10:18:18 AM PDT by Patrioticdale (" I regret that I have only one life to give for my country" ---- Nathan Hale)
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To: US Navy Vet

lutefisk ?


13 posted on 11/01/2011 10:18:25 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: ItsOurTimeNow
"Recipe: Dewar’s White Label"

Roasted thigh with white label?

14 posted on 11/01/2011 10:18:34 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: US Navy Vet

You have to have sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving, but everybody in my family hates sweet potatoes. So now we just put an unopened can of sweet potatoes in the middle of the table. We’ve used the same can for almost 20 years.


15 posted on 11/01/2011 10:20:18 AM PDT by ZGuy
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To: US Navy Vet

Picking up a Frisch’s pumpkin pie. Watching the Macy’s Day Parade while family arrives. Making corned beef and cream cheese rolls. Smelling the turkey cook. Listening to the electric knife hit the carving plate. Hearing my grandmother comment that the gravy isn’t thick enough. Looking through the Black Friday ads and coming to the conclusion that there isn’t anything worth getting up at the butt crack of dawn to buy. Enjoying leftovers the next few days. Being thankful for those who are serving overseas who can’t be with their family as I recall being in their shoes.


16 posted on 11/01/2011 10:23:54 AM PDT by TSgt (Legal Disclaimer: View my profile at your own risk)
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To: US Navy Vet

My wife and I will be alone that weekend, so it’s a turkey, sweet potatoes,cranberry sauce, a loaf of sourdough bread, and apple and pumpkin pies from Costco. We’ll be good to go for the entire weekend.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 10:26:08 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: US Navy Vet

After dinner, my family plays games and the prizes are crummy gifts from the Dollar Store wrapped in brown and orange crepe paper. Since all 4 of my kids are grown and married, one of the favorite games is The Newlywed Game and I make up the questions and moderate. My husband and I don’t play b/c we’re too immature and would only end up bickering. They also like password. The children get door prizes. We also have a pie eating contest and the prize for that doesn’t come from the Dollar Store. One year it was a ceramic pig cookie jar and another year it was a pie.


18 posted on 11/01/2011 10:29:10 AM PDT by Lilyjuslan
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To: US Navy Vet

Are we still allowed to celebrate Thanksgiving or is that offensive to Muslims and liberals as well?


19 posted on 11/01/2011 10:32:11 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I like the Banquet frozen dinners....but on Thanksgiving I splurge and get the Hungry Man. It comes with a brownie.


20 posted on 11/01/2011 10:41:15 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Moose Alert!!!! Get some sleeves!)
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To: US Navy Vet

I sit down and list fifty things I am thankful for. Runs the gamut from my loved ones, to hot showers (no Navy showers) to Free Republic.

The exercise each year helps me to refocus and not take things for granted.


21 posted on 11/01/2011 10:45:14 AM PDT by rlmorel (The Rats won't be satisfied until every industry in the USA is in ruins and ripe for nationalization)
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To: US Navy Vet
My in-laws, who live in Vermont, serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal using nothing that comes in a can. On Friday, they have a tradition of making Johnnycakes.
22 posted on 11/01/2011 10:46:30 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Do you live alone?

I hope you find someone to share dinner with this year, FRiend.


23 posted on 11/01/2011 10:54:17 AM PDT by proud American in Canada (Go, Herman!)
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To: Patrioticdale
After giving praise to the Lord, I go directly to my wife's candied sweet potatoes.

One more entry for the list of "Things that sound dirty at Thanksgiving, but aren't."

24 posted on 11/01/2011 11:01:01 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: US Navy Vet

Seriously, though...this year, I get to fry a turkey again, after a 1-year hiatus due to our move to Wisconsin.

If it’s too cold, I’ll be frying a turkey and getting sauced while watching football.


25 posted on 11/01/2011 11:04:40 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: ZGuy

My family is so addicted to sweet potatoes that we eat turkey and such on the side. The sweet potatoes are the major attraction.

I’ll take them prepared anyway as long as it includes lots of butter and brown sugar. At which point it practically ceases to be a vegetable, but that’s the point.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 11:07:42 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: proud American in Canada
I hope you find someone to share dinner with this year, FRiend.

I just don't like people!

Actually, I'm hosting dinner for 12 at my place. God help the person who enters my kitchen asking if I need help.

27 posted on 11/01/2011 11:07:47 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Moose Alert!!!! Get some sleeves!)
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To: TSgt

My friend and I once talked about Thanksgiving memories, and we both mentioned the smell of the turkey cooking (takes me back immediately) and the look of the window as it starts to mist over because of the cold outside and the hot turkey cooking inside.


28 posted on 11/01/2011 11:09:26 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Stuffing made on cookie pans and baked until crispy--then softened with good gravy when ready to eat.

Cast iron skillet made white cornbread, using a cornmeal mix with nothing added to the cornbread except milk and oil (no sugar!! no eggs!)...allow to cool, and crumble. Add lot of chopped onions, turkey seasonings, maybe cooked bacon to crumbled cornbread. Add enough meat broth to soften mix until workable, and then work in a couple of eggs. Spread onto cookie sheet about half an inch thick, bake until dry and toasty-topped.

Slice like a pizza, put on plate. When ready to eat, pour on the steaming turkey gravy.

I cannot stand soggy dressing...

29 posted on 11/01/2011 11:11:22 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: US Navy Vet
My two favorite turkeys:


30 posted on 11/01/2011 11:13:23 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: Reagan69
Thanksgiving Brunch at the Yacht Club. $18.95 pp.

Yikes, I can do the entire spread for that. Turkey, corn casserole, cornbread sage dressing, giblet gravy, corn casserole, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes, corn casserole, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, corn casserole, pumpkin and pecan pies. Did I mention corn cassserole, yummmm! Mine, all mine!!!

31 posted on 11/01/2011 11:37:28 AM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: ZGuy
So now we just put an unopened can of sweet potatoes in the middle of the table.

Too funny. For those who don't like sweet potatoes but feel the need to serve them, make a sweet potato pie instead of pumpkin. No one will know the difference.

32 posted on 11/01/2011 11:40:05 AM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: Obadiah

Yum, Italian stuffing is the best...recipe has been in our family for years ;-)


33 posted on 11/01/2011 11:42:26 AM PDT by StayoutdaBushesWay (Every man dies, but not every man really lives.)
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To: Mamzelle

Save a couple pieces of that bacon and eat them with the pumpkin pie. The sweet with the salty is, I kid you not, hog heaven!


34 posted on 11/01/2011 11:47:22 AM PDT by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: bgill
I'll try it. But if you like that, don't miss out on deep-fried dill pickles if you get the chance.

I tried them once as an appetizer because the thought of dipping a pickle in batter and frying it was silly and amusing. One bite and I was in love. The tangy, juicy pickle with the crispy, hot fried batter packs a wallop of flavor.

35 posted on 11/01/2011 12:15:46 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Focault's Pendulum

Remember to fold back the foil over those 12 deserts!


36 posted on 11/01/2011 12:19:24 PM PDT by SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch (A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.)
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To: SpeakLittle_ThinkMuch
Remember to fold back the foil over those 12 deserts!

Thanks. I almost forgot that part!

37 posted on 11/01/2011 12:48:33 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Moose Alert!!!! Get some sleeves!)
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To: JRios1968

Thanks, I needed a laugh today.


38 posted on 11/01/2011 1:00:16 PM PDT by Patrioticdale (" I regret that I have only one life to give for my country" ---- Nathan Hale)
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To: Patrioticdale

Any time, Brother in Arms


39 posted on 11/01/2011 1:30:34 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: TSgt

Not enough green bean, too much vomit is the problem

I actually like it but only when fresh out of the oven. It’s inedible when cold.


40 posted on 11/01/2011 3:57:45 PM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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