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Posted on 11/01/2011 10:03:03 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
What is everyone's favorite Thanksgiving Recipe and/or Tradition?
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.
Tradition: Listening to my family bicker while I drink scotch in the corner.
Recipe: Dewar’s White Label
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.
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.
That’s your tradition, too? Small world
LOL. Sometimes life just calls out for some anesthesia.
Thanksgiving Brunch at the Yacht Club. $18.95 pp.
Roasted thigh with white label?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Are we still allowed to celebrate Thanksgiving or is that offensive to Muslims and liberals as well?
I like the Banquet frozen dinners....but on Thanksgiving I splurge and get the Hungry Man. It comes with a brownie.
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.
Do you live alone?
I hope you find someone to share dinner with this year, FRiend.
One more entry for the list of "Things that sound dirty at Thanksgiving, but aren't."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!!!
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.
Yum, Italian stuffing is the best...recipe has been in our family for years ;-)
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!
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.
Remember to fold back the foil over those 12 deserts!
Thanks. I almost forgot that part!
Thanks, I needed a laugh today.
Any time, Brother in Arms
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.