What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

This time of year I am always cooking and cleaning. This year...I am not having the turkey at my house..and I am really excited to relax and enjoy the day.

What is your favorite food or tradition you do for Thanksgiving.

My favorite food, the turkey.

My favorite tradition....the blessing over the meal and the walk after the meal!

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Triptophan :wink:

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

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Bring on the Pies

all kinds of pies from meat pies to dessert pies. Bring them on!

Tradition- Just getting together with family.

charlotte
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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

My mother makes something called "frozen salad"...it is a french Canadian thing...

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

A big goose dinner and sweet potato pie. No cranberry sauce no Thanksgiving
MM

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

You mean besides baiting the liberals at the table?

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Subject: Happy Thanksgiving

'Twas the night of thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep
I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep.

The leftovers beckoned - the dark meat and white
but I fought the temptation with all of my might.

Tossing and turning with anticipation
the thought of a snack became infatuation.

So, I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
and gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.

I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.

I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
'til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.

I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
with a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.

But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees....
Happy eating to all - pass the cranberries, please!
- - -
May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes & gravy have nary a lump,
May your yams be delicious - may your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving Dinner stay off of your thighs.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Celery sticks stuffed with cream cheese, diced olives and chopped walnuts.

The 20 minutes of harrassing whoever it is that shows up an hour late. It's a large family, someone is [b]always[/b] late.

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a THANKSGIVING BUFFET at an inn

Been to a number buffets at well known country inns where I just have to walk in and line up with my plates! YES...pure unadulterated gluttony! No anxiety attacks over whether 'they' will like my turkey, stuffing, pies, and new entrees; and whether I have bent too far to please other palattes and.....ARGHHHHHH.

And no cleanup! I don't think my kitchen is really clean until February....at least the aroma of stuffing is rather nice, even if it is behind the stove or under the refrigerator.

Alas, I am cooking most of the meal this year...no tofu turkeys either! So by the time it comes to eat, I have no appetite whatsoever after two days of food preparation. Our friends are one excellant cook and one lover of bizarre beers collected while driving a truck from one end of the U.S. to the other. So when we have dinner with them; I can look forward to a splendid cranberry relish and pies; and 'why is there a warning label on that black beer from, Guatamala??' ...no, you go first.

The other tradition is a trek to Brattleboro, VT to dine with an old collective of friends. Very enjoyable couple of days, but if it snows it gets tricky getting there and home. Passed it up this year...but they eat very, very well in Vermont!

...off to SHAWS and the natural foods market for ingredients!

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

[quote="eagleisland"]You mean besides baiting the liberals at the table?[/quote]

We've had to place a moratorium on the usual liberal baiting since the last election. It seems that the liberals at the table either break down in tears, or get so darn angry that it messes with their digestion and they get downright disagreeable. This seriously limits topics. Even the usually safe haven of discussions about the weather deteriorates into accusations against the President and his "cabal". It can turn into a Thanks[i]grieving[/i] dinner quicker than you can say, "Please pass the turnips" if one doesn't exercise restraint nowadays.

Ah, I miss the good old days of tolerance for opposing viewpoints, when fists pounded the table in anger one second, and glasses clinked in mutual celebration the next...

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Dist...I have seen it the opposite reaction when Republicans talk at my house...they get upset because they are clearly out numbered.... However, what I like to think is respect is keeping discussions civil. I lay off talk about politics, religion...for days other than holidays. Makes for a better time.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

...I guess you've never had dinner with a room full of Vermont ACLU attorneys? They 'let' you bait them and then it's war!

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Favorite traditions... dinner with family, and the walk afterwards, as Charlotte said too. Younger cousins get cheerfully herded and kidded by uncles, much horseplay and hijinks as the more sedate elders stroll and converse. All the way down a huge, steep hill at my dad's, and then all the way back up again. Someone younger always refuses to wear a jacket or a hat, and then complains about freezing on the way back, whereupon they have to serve everyone else dessert. Coffee with a little something added, homemade pies, and a gathering around the fireplace. Yummy!

Favorite family recipe: "Auntie Mabel's Famous Green Jello" dessert. We have to have this, if I forget to make it, there are bitter complaints. Great Grand-Aunt Mabel was one of those darling older ladies that children adore. She is still revered in our family for her warmth, and loving heart, as well as her good cooking. This recipe is refreshing, tangy and sweet all at the same time, and goes great with all the other traditional foods. Very easy, big rewards!

[u]Auntie Mabel's Famous Green Jello[/u]

1 8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened.
4 Tbs. cream or half & half
1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple, with juice (do not use fresh, it will kill the Jello).
1 large box of green Lime Jello, or two small boxes.
1/2 c. crushed walnuts or pecans.

Dissolve Jello in large mixing bowl, using 2 cups of hot water. Add the pineapple juice from the can, plus enough cold water to make an additional cup. Mix gently until thoroughly dissolved.

Slowly blend together cream cheese and cream; small lumps are fine. Add to the jello, then add the pineapple and nuts. Blend all together gently.

Pour into a large shallow casserole dish, sprinkle with more nuts if desired, cool for another ten minutes or so. Cover, and refrigerate until firm. (hint - check it half way through cooling, if layers have separated, re-stir).

Enjoy!!

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

No Allens? :o

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

I think I did say "a little something in the coffee." *grin*
Actually, since it's Thanksgiving, there will be a bottle of Kahlua and Bailey's on hand, I have no doubts. And probably a bottle of Sambuca, since one of my brothers is a licorice afficionado.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

In the latest Joy of Cooking cookbook is a recipe for Miles Standish stuffing.
The story goes that the Pilgrims took mozzarella cheese and pepperoni with them on the Mayflower since these two items keep very well. I don't lend much credence to the story but the recipe is darn good.
So a few years ago I started making it and everyone loved it.
It is made basically the same way as regular stuffing (onions, celery, lots of butter, bread crumbs) but mozzarella and finely diced pepperoni are added.
Yummy!
J.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Jocko - sounds good! We always add chopped sweet apples to our stuffing as well, with the peels left on. Adds an incredibly good flavor.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

[quote="eagleisland"]You mean besides baiting the liberals at the table?[/quote]

Looks like we served on the same "T-Day" battlegrounds, eagleisland!

The Distributist wrote:
[quote]Ah, I miss the good old days of tolerance for opposing viewpoints, when fists pounded the table in anger one second, and glasses clinked in mutual celebration the next...[/quote]

:lol: I always thought this was necessary for good digestion! :lol:

Frank wrote:
[quote]...no tofu turkeys either! [/quote]

You [size=18][color=green]blasphemer[/color][/size], you!!!! :shock:

Anonymous
What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Jocko...you actually put the cheese on the inside of the turkey? WOW.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

d.p.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

[quote="LMD"][quote="eagleisland"]You mean besides baiting the liberals at the table?[/quote]

Looks like we served on the same "T-Day" battlegrounds, eagleisland![/quote]

Truth to tell, we're actually rather civil at our table, and usuallyavoid discussions of politics. My comment was actually aimed at baiting Charlotte. :twisted:

I also love reading the general discussion forum over at DU after a holiday, to see how many moonbats have severed ties with their families in the past 72 hours or so. There's usually a fair number of 'em. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Naran's pies. In fact, they should be in the oven about now...

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

I hind quarter of venison with potatoes and brown gravy and a pumpkin pie.
Bud

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving weekend is when I put the final touches on the Nativity Scenes. Make about a dozen of them a year to set out in various locations around town. Always fiddling with them to increase the catch. See, while they [i]look like[/i] Nativity Scenes, they aren't. They are traps. Traps to place right on the edge of public property. Traps with gallons of "sticky feet" glue under the hay. When ACLU types go in to see if they are in violation of their idea of separation of church and state, they don't come out.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

Best 'tator casserole:

8-10 potatoes
boiled, skinned, mashed

add in bits:
8oz sour cream
8oz cream cheese

1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp onion salt

bit by bit in mashed hot potato...

With electri mixer mix all together until very smooth...creamy.

Extras: pepper, parsley...
Top with old bay seasons
dot the top with butter

refrig 24 hrs before serving
bake at 350 for 1 hr

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[quote="Frank J. Heller"]Jocko...you actually put the cheese on the inside of the turkey? WOW.[/quote]
Frank, I said the same thing before I tried this recipe. Cheese inside a turkey just doesn't sound right but it does taste good.
Here is the recipe.
the editor of the Joy of Cooking's husband, who is obviously of Italian descent, claims this stuffing has its name because it was served aboard the Mayflower as it sailed west. He maintains it contains the Puritans' two favorite staples: pepperoni and mozzarella. Whatever its origins, this stuffing is a real victory for an American holiday.

Ingredients

1 pound bread, toasted and cubed or one package of dried stuffing

Butter
2 tablespoons dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried sage
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 cupschopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 turkey heart and gizzard, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (optional)
Ground black pepper to taste
1/2 pound bulk breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
6 ounces pepperoni, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2/3 to 1 cup chicken stock

Preparation
If using fresh bread, butter one side and then toast it. Cube the bread and place in large mixing bowl.

Heat 1 stick butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until the foam subsides:
Add onions and celery and cook, stirring, until tender, about 7 minutes:
Add herbs and stir.
Toss into bowl with the bread cubes and stir until well combined.
Return the skillet to the stove and add 2 TBS of butter and heat over medium-high heat until the foam subsides:
Add heart and gizzards and cook, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes.
Toss into bowl with the bread cubes
Add cooked sausage, pepperoni and cheese
Toss to combine. Generously moisten with chicken stock

Use as a stuffing or turn into a large, shallow buttered baking dish and bake in a 350°F oven until golden brown, 30 to 45 minutes.

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

I win the Wishbone :lol:

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[quote="Bob MacGregor"]Naran's pies. In fact, they should be in the oven about now...[/quote]

Nope, actually I'll make them tomorrow. Pumpkin with apple butter added; apple (I caramelize the apples first, then make the pie) and butterscotch. Okay, I already made the butterscotch, because it's a frozen pie. And gee, there happened to be enough to make two butterscotch, and gee, some of the second one already got eaten last night... I wonder how that happened. :)

Charlotte, those taters sound yummy! mmm.... I bet they'd be good with bacon and cheezey bits, too... oh boy!

If we ever held an AMG potluck dinner, we'd need stretchers and an ambulance afterwards. Not to mention a festive centerpiece on every table containing a nice assortment of Tums and Alka Seltzer.

"Alka Seltzer,
God of Greed,
Lets me Eat More
Than I Need."

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Here'a a fun Thanksgiving prank

Just before Thanksgiving Day, cook a Cornish hen.
[img]http://www.tysonfoodsinc.com/FoodService/Products/images/185x170/cornish...
Clandestinely place it in the cavity of the turkey.
For maximum effect, make a stovetop stuffing, so the 'resident' is revealed only during the carving, when all are present.
Makes for some interesting reactions... 8)

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What is your favorite food or tradition for Thanksgiving?

[b]OLIVES[/b], lot's and lots of [b]GREEN OLIVES [/b]with a few Black one, just for a change. :D

And for desert, [b]PIE,[/b] HOT APPLE AND PUMPKIN PIE! :roll:

My best memories is going to my grandparents house for Thanksgiving. It really was over the river and through the woods. Norman Rockweel would have done it justice. :)

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