Official Turkey Day? thread

in General Discussion edited January 2014
So what are we having for Thanksgiving? 16-lb turkey here for the main course. Lookin good~!


Cooked and Peeled Shrimp w/ cocktail sauce

Prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks


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


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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  • Reply 1 of 38
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    My wife and I continue the tradition of eating out every year.
  • Reply 2 of 38
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member

  • Reply 3 of 38
    Okay, two dissenters. How big will your tofu turkey be, MB?
  • Reply 4 of 38
    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.
  • Reply 5 of 38
    amoryaamorya Posts: 1,103member
    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.

  • Reply 6 of 38
    [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">
  • Reply 7 of 38
    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.
  • Reply 8 of 38
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Sex and beer. All the L-Tryptophan doesn't allow for too much else.
  • Reply 9 of 38
    For all those Weight-Watchers people throwing stones, it's for 12 people.

    &lt;insert Ralphie's Ode to Turkey&gt;
  • Reply 10 of 38
    pscatespscates Posts: 5,847member
    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!

  • Reply 10 of 38
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    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]" />
  • Reply 12 of 38
    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
  • Reply 13 of 38
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    turkey deep fat fried in peanut oil.

    best damn way to cook turkey in the world.
  • Reply 14 of 38
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    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:
  • Reply 15 of 38
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    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]" />
  • Reply 16 of 38
    It's called <a href=""; target="_blank">Thanksgiving</a>, actually.
  • Reply 17 of 38
    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.
  • Reply 18 of 38
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    turhey? nah..

    still ...

  • Reply 19 of 38
    What about tofu? You can mold it into shapes like turkeys...
  • Reply 20 of 38
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    nah... tofu??

    chocolate.... mmmh...
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