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post #1 of 39
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So what are we having for Thanksgiving? 16-lb turkey here for the main course. Lookin good~!

Apps:
Cooked and Peeled Shrimp w/ cocktail sauce
Prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks

Main:
16-lb turkey!
w/ Sausage stuffing
w/ Cranberry stuffing

Homemade Cranberry Sauce (chunky/ very sweet!)
Canned Cranberry Sauce (smooth/ mellow)

Mashed Potatoes
w/ "de rigueur" wine sauce gravy! (dui-enducing! don't drive!)
w/ old fashioned gravy

Cauliflower w/ red pepper
Cornbread (MMMmm!)
Baby Carrots
Sweet Potatoes
w/ marshmellow
w/o marshmellow

Dessert:
Pumpkin Bread
Cranberry Bread
Ghiradelli Brownies (Mix)
Pumpkin Pie
Blueberry Pie

all w/ chocolate whipped creme
all w/ reg whipped creme

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post #2 of 39
My wife and I continue the tradition of eating out every year.
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post #4 of 39
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Okay, two dissenters. How big will your tofu turkey be, MB?
post #5 of 39
Are you sure that you don't want a paramedic on the side to go with that Turkey stuffed with Sausage?

Thanksgiving is easy, Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberries from either school, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Cherry Pie, Apple Pie, Football, More Football, Nap, Football, Sleep.
post #6 of 39
Out of interest, why do you call it Turkey Day? (I know, because you have turkey...)

I mean, isn't it like calling Christmas 'Presents Day' or Easter 'Chocolate Eggs Day'?

To be fair, I do hear Shrove Tuesday called Pancake Day quite a lot... but I assumed it was because some people did not know about the religious reasons for having pancakes on that day.

Does Thanksgiving have religious reasons? I didn't think it did, but I'm all the way across the atlantic from you so don't know as much about American culture as maybe I should.

Amorya
post #7 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Amorya:
<strong>I mean, isn't it like calling Christmas 'Presents Day' or Easter 'Chocolate Eggs Day'?</strong><hr></blockquote>Well, that's what I call them. <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #8 of 39
Cause we don't want to think about the injuns since we darn near pretty much screwed them. Best to think about the turkey instead.
post #9 of 39
Sex and beer. All the L-Tryptophan doesn't allow for too much else.
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post #10 of 39
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For all those Weight-Watchers people throwing stones, it's for 12 people.

&lt;insert Ralphie's Ode to Turkey&gt;
post #11 of 39
Pretty lip-smacking layout you've described there, Shawn. Very impressive!

Going to my Mom's around noon tomorrow and will be joined by the rest of the extended family (many of which I haven't seen in years) and we shall eat the standard fare, which my Mom, grandmother and various aunts all excel at cooking and preparing.



Then to my ex's family later that afternoon (yeah, we're still friends) and then, best of all: getting together with some longlost friends tomorrow night to play guitar, sing, laugh, hang out, catch up on each other's lives, probably drink a beer or three, etc. Just generally have a good time with all my degenerate musician friends - from "back in the day" - that I haven't seen in a while.

Actually looking very forward to that. New strings on the Gibson and everything!

post #12 of 39
I'm going out to eat tomorrow night for Thanksgiving, great way to spend Thanksgiving with family <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
post #13 of 39
I had actually toyed with the idea of escaping for the Thanksgiving break to the islands.

Unfortunately, a 15-20 page research paper about medieval siege warfare and military architecture (with a focus on the Levant in the 11th and 12th centuries) sort of stepped squarely in the way of that one.

I really despise turkey. Stuffing is good, though. Sausage stuffing? Sacrilege. I can tolerate Martha's Vineyard type stuffing, with the clams in it, but no sausage. &lt;vomit&gt;
(i call it Martha's Vineyard stuffing because it's the only place I've ever experienced it, perhaps it's a New England recipe?)

Anyway, if I weren't going to a friend's tomorrow, (for what will surely prove to be a deeelightful foray into the Turkey/Mashed Potato arts) I'd probably go out to eat, somewhere nice where the food won't be turkey.

Perhaps I'll whip up something acceptable to take along tomorrow. Tried out a recipe for grilled mussels wrapped in lardoons a few weeks ago, it was delicious.

/jonathan's culinary snobbery
post #14 of 39
turkey deep fat fried in peanut oil.

best damn way to cook turkey in the world.
post #15 of 39
My wife's boss is doing that. If we were cooking this year we'd take ours over to his place and cook it in the deep fat


We like to eat out though. Most places have a special with all the usual stuff, all of which I like. Plus there's only two of us so if cook a bird ... talk about left overs. :eek:
post #16 of 39
What is all this talk about Turkey?

What is happening? Why is there a Turkey day? Do you all go out and eat dönner kebap? And why is this official? Nobody told me anything about none Turkey day. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
post #17 of 39
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It's called <a href="http://www.holidays.net/thanksgiving/" target="_blank">Thanksgiving</a>, actually.
post #18 of 39
In summary, the local Native Americans saved those poor religious zealots known as the Pilgrims' (aka, Puritans) collective butt when they couldn't feed themselves at the onset of Winter. The local-yokels fed them with the food they harvested, the centerpiece being the turkey they raised and cooked. The Pilgrims were mighty thankful. Hence "Thanksgiving."

One thing has changed about Thanksgiving in recent years -- everyone is on the internet, that is, when they're not eating. It's a slow internet day on the East coast.
post #19 of 39
turhey? nah..
still ...

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post #20 of 39
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What about tofu? You can mold it into shapes like turkeys...
post #21 of 39
nah... tofu??


chocolate.... mmmh...
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post #22 of 39
Roo and I are having Coconut Battered Prawns and rice. And probably something to drink too, but that has yet to be decided
post #23 of 39
This just in...

We're having Cinnamon Muffins as well as Apple cider Mulling Spice thingies. We'll be feasting just like the pilgrims!
post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 
mmm... elegance is in simplicity there, corner. sounds like an intimite dinner for two
post #25 of 39
[Moaning Myrtle voice]I'll be spending Thanksgiving all alone, probably in tears, because nobody loves me!!! Waaaaah![/Moaning Myrtle voice]
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post #26 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>[Moaning Myrtle voice]I'll be spending Thanksgiving all alone, probably in tears, because nobody loves me!!! Waaaaah![/Moaning Myrtle voice]</strong><hr></blockquote>
That's not the truth <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />

Jonathan ask you to dinner in his home, but you refuse it . The poor guy was so sad to heard this. However could we blame you for avoiding is cooking ?
post #27 of 39
I ate all the turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and little pickled things and mash potatoes and mmmmhmmm that I could.

Currently stuffing myself with a cherry pie...halfway done.

post #28 of 39
Pie is gone...

*moans and goes to slouch in front of TV*
post #29 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Powerdoc:
<strong>Jonathan ask you to dinner in his home, but you refuse it . The poor guy was so sad to heard this. However could we blame you for avoiding is cooking ?</strong><hr></blockquote>
I decided to decline when he mentioned "carving the bong."
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post #30 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Amorya:
<strong>...
To be fair, I do hear Shrove Tuesday called Pancake Day quite a lot... but I assumed it was because some people did not know about the religious reasons for having pancakes on that day.
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</strong><hr></blockquote>

Amorya,
I have never heard of Shrove or Pancake day on this side of the pond.

Though in America the day is celebrated.
I have always heard it referred to as Mardi Gras which means "Fat Tuesday".

Thanks for sharing.

Oh... I'm working today. Since the Roach-Coach didn't come by, I guess it will be Vending machine food for me today. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
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post #31 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
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I decided to decline when he mentioned "carving the bong."</strong><hr></blockquote>

Why? That could've been fun!
post #32 of 39
Good dinner out tonight. shrimp, wine, turkey and all that, coffee, pie al mode... bill. $15 dollar tip. You have to tip well on thanksgiving.

We were thinking of going to a movie but I have to cover the pager in the morning and I know those people wont be able to get the machines started in the morning. Belle knows what I'm talking about.

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post #33 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
<strong>Why? That could've been fun!</strong><hr></blockquote>
No doubt. However, if I was going to have a Thanksgiving, I'd have wanted a traditional one with turkey and cranberry sauce.
[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
<strong>We were thinking of going to a movie but I have to cover the pager in the morning and I know those people wont be able to get the machines started in the morning. Belle knows what I'm talking about.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Bah, that's no good. The worst thing about holidays is not having the following day off, too. I was supposed to spend Thanksgiving with a friend and her family in Burlington, but I had to attend clinic on Wednesday, and again this morning. It would have been fun, but it would have meant a lot of driving and no alcohol.
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post #34 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by ShawnPatrickJoyce:
<strong>What about tofu? You can mold it into shapes like turkeys...</strong><hr></blockquote>

There's actually a product called "Tofurkey". Thats what we had for dinner last night
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post #35 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>
Bah, that's no good. The worst thing about holidays is not having the following day off, too. I was supposed to spend Thanksgiving with a friend and her family in Burlington, but I had to attend clinic on Wednesday, and again this morning. It would have been fun, but it would have meant a lot of driving and no alcohol. </strong><hr></blockquote>

That is a long ass drive from NY to the top of VT. I bet it would ****ing snow on you too.

Of course I was paged at 6:30 and went in to find out that the machine wouldn't start because ... the door wasn't closed on the HV cabinet. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
post #36 of 39
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[quote]Originally posted by Belle:
<strong>
Bah, that's no good. The worst thing about holidays is not having the following day off, too. I was supposed to spend Thanksgiving with a friend and her family in Burlington, but I had to attend clinic on Wednesday, and again this morning. It would have been fun, but it would have meant a lot of driving and no alcohol. </strong><hr></blockquote>

I've been to Burlington. Nice little town. My high school alma mater used to use that town as a home base for some of the ski resorts up there.
post #37 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Scott:
<strong>That is a long ass drive from NY to the top of VT. I bet it would ****ing snow on you too.</strong><hr></blockquote>
It usually takes about 5 or 6 hours. It would have been worthwhile if I'd been able to stick to the original plan, which was to drive up Wednesday evening and come home Sunday night. Unfortunately, my endless desire for blood got in the way. I actually enjoy driving. All I need is my iPod, a couple of bananas, and I'm good to go. Stop somewhere nice for a break and something to eat. Once you reach I-91 you can switch yourself into autopilot mode because about 250 miles of the trip is covered by the I-91 and I-89.
[quote]<strong>Of course I was paged at 6:30 and went in to find out that the machine wouldn't start because ... the door wasn't closed on the HV cabinet. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>
It happens every time you have to provide cover. I got a call this morning because someone couldn't find a file. I wouldn't have been called if I'd been in Burlington, but because everyone knew I was still in town, I got the call.
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post #38 of 39
Hmmm, Chateau d'Yquem rocks. That is all.
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post #39 of 39
[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>Hmmm, Chateau d'Yquem rocks. That is all.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Good but expansive, wine Eugene. How about a 1992 ?

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