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OK everyone with Thankgiving coming in a couple of weeks. What is everyone's favorite Thankgiving...
12 Nov 2013 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 11/12/2013 8:47:35 AM PST by US Navy Vet

...Memory/Tradition and Family Recipe.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food
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1 posted on 11/12/2013 8:47:35 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

BEER. Keep it cold and keep it coming!


2 posted on 11/12/2013 8:50:11 AM PST by Travis T. OJustice (I'm not a gynecologist, but I'll take a look.)
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To: All

Alton Brown’s “turkey triangle” has changed our Thanksgiving forever.


3 posted on 11/12/2013 8:50:18 AM PST by mmichaels1970
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To: US Navy Vet
Not the best but my most memorable Thanksgiving was in the jungle in Viet Nam northwest of Siagon. Turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. They flew in helicopter loads of food for us.
4 posted on 11/12/2013 8:50:57 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Seconds for pumpkin pie while watching college football. Least favorite: Dems vs. Conservatives dinner table debate.


5 posted on 11/12/2013 8:52:09 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: US Navy Vet

Lasagna with turkey on the side. Turkey should have italian sausage stuffing. That was the holiday dinner of choice growing up in the Bronx.
Then Pumpkin pie for desert. Though some prefered cannoli. (Leave the gun...take the cannoli)


6 posted on 11/12/2013 8:53:40 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: US Navy Vet

The turkey dressing is my favorite part. I use the recipe handed down from my great grandmother.

Some of my grandchildren are now using that recipe.


7 posted on 11/12/2013 8:54:38 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: mountainlion

Incredible, glad you made it back alive.


8 posted on 11/12/2013 8:54:38 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: mountainlion

Mine is kida like yours. My First Thankgiving in the United States Navy was onboard USS Independence CV-62 in 1980 enroute to the N/ Arabian Sea during the Iran Hostage Crisis. Waited in the Chow Line for 2 1/2 HOURS. The Resultant “food” was MARGINAL at Best(The Indy was ALWAYS a CRAPPY “Feeder”).


9 posted on 11/12/2013 8:55:16 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Root vegetables (potatoes, turnips, parsnips) boiled to death and mashed.


10 posted on 11/12/2013 8:55:44 AM PST by Oratam
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To: mountainlion

November 23, 1984. I was at my Fiance’s house in Trumbull CT. Flutie threw the Hail Mary Pass and then my Fiance’s father gave me The Hunt for Red October as an early Christmas present.


11 posted on 11/12/2013 8:56:04 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: US Navy Vet

my momma’s gravy... it is the best...


12 posted on 11/12/2013 8:56:38 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: US Navy Vet

Favorite Thanksgiving memory was preparing a complete Tyhanksgiving dinner with all the trimming while deployed to Riyadh KSA.

We were sitting around watching AFN when somebody started talking about missing Thanksgiving. We all joined in and pretty soon money was being thrown into a hat and we bought all the “stuff” at the Commissary that was set up for the Riyadh personnel.

Cooked the whole thing by myself, served 12 people. It worked out so well we did it again for Christmas dinner.


13 posted on 11/12/2013 8:57:16 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: US Navy Vet

This year it’ll be a Thanksgiving will fall on the second night of Chanukah.
http://www.kansascity.com/2013/11/11/4614193/this-year-thanksgiving-hanukkah.html

This won’t happen again for another 79,043 years.

Happy Thanksgivukkah to all!


14 posted on 11/12/2013 8:57:35 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Bourbon......restaurant


15 posted on 11/12/2013 8:58:40 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: US Navy Vet

Thanksgiving at my grandparents farm with all my aunts bustling around the kitchen, cooking. Granny had an old stove with a woodbox on one end ... very small oven area, but the food that she managed to make ..... still can smell it baking and the kitchen was so nice and warm.


16 posted on 11/12/2013 9:01:12 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: US Navy Vet

Since it is just going to be my wife and me, we are having a Costco Kirkland brand smoked turkey breast, baked sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, green beans for her, and a Costco apple pie for me and a pumpkin pie for her.

Friday and Saturday will be leftovers.


17 posted on 11/12/2013 9:01:18 AM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: US Navy Vet

Having all my alcoholic Detroit Lions fans have car trouble at least 100 miles away at noon - priceless.


18 posted on 11/12/2013 9:06:55 AM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: US Navy Vet
Moms pumpkin pie and homemade applesauce. Mom is gone now, and my sisters still make them, but it's just not the same. Luvya, mom. ;^|

CC

19 posted on 11/12/2013 9:08:31 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: mountainlion
They flew in helicopter loads of food for us.
Buddy of mine was on field maneuvers Christmas in Germany. Freezing their butts off. word cam down that they were getting hot Turkey meals flown in. Sure enough, a helicopter with a steaming container hung under it showed up. When the container was set down the all rushed up to see little cans of Turkey C-rations floating in hot water.
20 posted on 11/12/2013 9:09:36 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: OpusatFR

My daughters chocolate pecan pie with a zigger of Wild Turkey poured over it.


21 posted on 11/12/2013 9:11:02 AM PST by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: US Navy Vet
It has to be the Turkey Drop from WKRP in Cinncinatti, right? LOL
22 posted on 11/12/2013 9:13:37 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: US Navy Vet

I used to have an olive-salad I’d make.
A bunch of different olives (klamata, green, black, red, etc), with cubes of cheese, [toasted] bread, and tomatoes with an olive-oil/balsamic-vinegar dressing; usually served in a bowl made from the hollowed out bread.


23 posted on 11/12/2013 9:15:30 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: dblshot

OK..I’ll bite....how many jiggers are in a “zigger?” Never heard the word before.. ( is it racist? I sure hope not!) so I though it might be a typo..but on the QWERTY..the “z” is nowhere near the “j”


24 posted on 11/12/2013 9:15:38 AM PST by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: US Navy Vet

My most memorable Thanksgiving was spent on an Artillery OP in Korea. Apparently the BN CO took pity on us and sent a crew with full mermite containers, a complete Thanksgiving meal for the FO team.


25 posted on 11/12/2013 9:15:59 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: US Navy Vet

Listening to my grandchildren’s gratitude lists around the table.
Preteen boys can’t seem to come up with a reason that doesn’t relate to sports.
11 year old granddaughter decided to play a “joke” on Nonny(me) by saying that she is grateful that Barack Obama is our POTUS. haha
No seconds on pie for you, Adelaide.


26 posted on 11/12/2013 9:19:28 AM PST by Mountain Mary
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To: OldEagle

What is a “mermite containers”?


27 posted on 11/12/2013 9:20:22 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Tradition - I sit in the recliner, drinking Scotch and listening to Steely Dan on mp3 player, while my extended family trashes my house and screeches like banshees on the moors.

It’s not my favorite holiday.


28 posted on 11/12/2013 9:25:45 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: US Navy Vet
FOOD!!! duh!
29 posted on 11/12/2013 9:28:50 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s all pretty much the same every year for me. I guess my most memorable is the next.


30 posted on 11/12/2013 9:29:05 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Turkey
Dressing with gravy
cranberry sauce
candied sweet potatoes
sweet breads
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
Giving thanks to God for blessings
Being with family.

Oh - it’s just too too difficult to choose. I love Thanksgiving and the next best thing is getting to light the outdoor Christmas lights on TG evening!


31 posted on 11/12/2013 9:29:47 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: US Navy Vet

Every Thanksgiving I experienced in the field or Mess Hall as a career military guy was the most enjoyable. Believe me there were many.


32 posted on 11/12/2013 9:31:32 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: US Navy Vet
  1. Put turkey in bag.
  2. Put bagged turkey in oven preheated to bag instructions.
  3. When red plastic rod pops up, remove turkey from oven.

33 posted on 11/12/2013 9:32:07 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Roasted Prime Rib Roast.


34 posted on 11/12/2013 9:34:16 AM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: US Navy Vet
Several years ago, a FReeper was stationed in Iraq and popped up a thread about a "surprise" visitor who'd just arrived -- but security wouldn't allow him to disclose who it was.

Soon enough, after back in the air, FOX's Jim Angle broke the news that GW had secretly flown in to share Thanksgiving with the troops.


35 posted on 11/12/2013 9:34:50 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in rehab sober living house volunteered back at the center to help cook for the residents and familys 2001 it was awesome


36 posted on 11/12/2013 9:35:24 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: umgud
"Roasted Prime Rib Roast."

Served by the department of redundancy department?

37 posted on 11/12/2013 9:35:42 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: US Navy Vet
My contribution: I hate green been casserole
38 posted on 11/12/2013 9:38:01 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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39 posted on 11/12/2013 9:38:03 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: US Navy Vet

When our dog Clem brought home the neighbor’s turkey. Why, yes, we were the models for the Bupkis family on that movie.


40 posted on 11/12/2013 9:39:22 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: US Navy Vet

It’s a small hot or cold container that the US Army uses


41 posted on 11/12/2013 9:48:32 AM PST by OldEagle
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m hoping my future Thanksgivings will be my favorites. Getting my house remodeled with a great room containing the kitchen, dining room and living room,large enough for all my (soon-to-be) six grandchildren and their parents to fit into at one time. This Thanksgiving, I’m having to use my downstairs den as a makeshift kitchen and have already had the rain get into it 3 times since there is no roof on the area under construction, so no family gatherings this year. BUT, my parents are still with us and I am very, very grateful for that.


42 posted on 11/12/2013 9:48:52 AM PST by texas_mrs
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To: ErnBatavia

Man, I remember that....made the liberal’s heads explode. Made me feel proud to be an American.

What I wouldn’t give to feel that way again.

I remember being in Basic at Ft. McClellan, AL. I was enjoying a fairly good turkey dinner when the base commander, a Gen. North, came up and asked me how the food was. Damn near choked to death answering him.


43 posted on 11/12/2013 9:49:13 AM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Gumdrop

I forgot the green bean casserole.

But seriously, I want to share a story I hear 2 years ago while I was I Luxembourg touring the numerous WWII Battle of the Bulge museums along the northern west-east highway.

We were in Diekirch at the museum. It is a large place with several vignettes of actual scenes from the B of the B. In the fall of 1944 the US third Army under Gen. Patton liberated the northern half of Luxembourg by pushing the Panzer unit back into Germany. Since the war was not yet over, the US Army occupied the territory and they were housed in the local farmers’ barns with the cattle and other animals. It was a very cold winter season there and the year 1944-1945 proved to be the coldest on record. There is a scene which shows the US army cook preparing a Thanksgiving meal. A few other GI’s are shown and a farm woman with her small daughter are sitting there as well. Now you may wonder where they got the provisions to make a Thanksgiving dinner in Nov 1944 in the Ardennes mountains. It seems the US gov’t decided that the GI’s deserved to celebrate Thanksgiving after they had liberated Luxembourg and they somehow managed to ship over provisions for the dinner.

The museum guide told us the they still occasionally get visits from German soldiers who were in the Panzer division which was pushed back into Germany. One fellow saw the pictures and the scene and commented, “I remember how cold it was that year, and we were in our foxholes. We could smell the aroma coming from the village. I told my comrades that “If the Americans can feed their troops with such good smelling food in the middle of a war, there is no way we (the Germans) are going to win this war.”

As it happened, the Germans did eventually retake the Ardennes all the way to Bastogne, but in the end a second liberation took place in the Battle of the Bulge. To this day, the Luxembourgers honor the US GI’s and the memory of Gen. George Patton and his 3rd Army. We were told that the old timers will not allow anyone to badmouth Patton. They are so very grateful yet to the US GI’s for liberating them twice.


44 posted on 11/12/2013 9:49:16 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: OldEagle

O Ok, I am Navy so that is why I never heard or saw one.


45 posted on 11/12/2013 9:50:50 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

HAHAHA...that is mean...so why am I LOL’ing here?


46 posted on 11/12/2013 9:52:53 AM PST by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Getting in a nice bike ride, eating cold pizza, and pretending the only person I share the world with is the one I wake up next to, because she really is the only one I WANT to share it with. Never been a fan of the turkey dinner, or the family gathering, and thanks to adulthood I can not do them.


47 posted on 11/12/2013 9:53:22 AM PST by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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Hubby and I were cooking together and getting quite testy in the kitchen. The stress of the holiday getting to us, kids coming over with guests,,and hubby/I kept telling each other how to cook our respective dishes. Well hubby started gravy and I finished it,,stirring in more and more flour noticing it really wasn’t thickening. It got a little thick, so we went with it.

Noticed later how everything on the plate had a sweet taste to it. I thought it was the onions in the stuffing and green bean casserole. It wasn’t. We all ate happily and sent the kids along with their leftovers (we always tell guests to bring something to take home leftovers as we always over cook)....

Sometime later hubby was cooking something and couldn’t get the roux to set,,,,turns out what we thought was flower in the cannister was actually powdered sugar! Then it hit us!!! Thanksgiving!!!!! That’s why everything was sweet,,we were using powdered sugar instead of flour! The kids will NEVER allow us to forget this. They tell us to lock up the powdered sugar every Thanksgiving,,then they give us a fresh bag of it every Christmas. It’s now a joke in our family. We’ll hear it again in a couple of weeks, I’m sure.

Love that story,,almost as much as the one where hubby took a ladder and placed an OPEN can of syrupy sweet potatoes on top of his sister’s kitchen cabinet. His sis and her hubby HATE sweet potatoes. Bro in law always wears cowboy hat. He climbed the ladder knowing there was a can of sweet potatoes on the cabinet. He did not know it was open,,,,,and he grabbed it like it was going to bite him and it poured out all over his hat..! We ran out of there laughing! He was not happy. NO worries, family did not suffer any terminal split because of it. It’s a joke now.

I love Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for,,including my FRiends here on FR. Thank you too Jim!!!! Very much.


48 posted on 11/12/2013 9:53:47 AM PST by austinaero
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To: US Navy Vet

Since the sandwiches the day after are my favorite thing, I`m doing a turkey breast and making same, w potato salad, cranberry sauce and various mind altering refreshments. I may even put a line in the water.


49 posted on 11/12/2013 9:54:17 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: OldEagle

When I was young, my most beloved Thanksgiving memories are of the fantastic turkey aroma in the air, setting the table, Mom and Dad, grandparents over, my sister and brother, dad and the other men watching Oklahoma play Nebraska, then the big dinner - absolutely wonderful!

When I married, my happiest memories are of my wife and I making our own traditions - i.e. cooking the turkey at midnight to 4am, watching “Miracle on 34th St.” while waiting, setting the table, our kids growing up and that their favorite thing was mashed potatoes - they fought over them - Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on the TV, then watching some football (unfortunately OU no longer plays Nebraska on Thanksgiving anymore). Wonderful memories.


50 posted on 11/12/2013 10:02:02 AM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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