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Thanksgiving menu
« on: November 22, 2017, 09:52:35 PM »
Our menu this year goes as follows, a 12lb turkey, gravy, green chili gravy, marinated garbanzo beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes with cream cheese, creamed spinach, saut?ed green beans, roasted Brussels sprouts, cranberries with oranges, sweet potatoes, raspberry jello delight, cherry sour cream cheese cake, pumpkin pie, and cherry pie.
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 09:58:43 PM »
We are having Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, celery sticks, peppers, olives, pickles, cranberry, fruit salad, and pumpkin pie. 

I am setting my scale back ten pounds.........  :-[
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 04:56:46 AM »
We're only 4 for dinner today.  Tomorrow will be a bigger group.

Turkey, dressing, cranberries, giblet gravy, green beans, squash casserole, sausage balls, pecan pie, and doodle cake.

update.  MIL called earlier.  Thunderstorms in the area knocked out their electricity.  Raw turkey anyone?
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 06:19:20 AM »
raw turkey oh my don't get better than that.

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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2017, 09:34:41 AM »
Too bad we are so far away from Florida.....this calls for my BIG Texsport Dutch oven! :stir:
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2017, 04:34:55 PM »
Well, we hosted this year. The in-laws brought several pies, a roast turkey and a deep fried turkey, plus mashed potatoes, real giblet gravy and stuffing. I made a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin, the ubiquitous green bean casserole, Alton Brown's mac and cheese recipe, and a chipotle-ranch jalapeno cheese ball for snacking on.

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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 02:44:36 AM »
Too bad we are so far away from Florida.....this calls for my BIG Texsport Dutch oven! :stir:

I've been eyeing those deep dish ones.  My 12 wouldn't hold the bird.  But the power went back on and all was good.
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 05:55:49 AM »
Well, we hosted this year. The in-laws brought several pies, a roast turkey and a deep fried turkey, plus mashed potatoes, real giblet gravy and stuffing. I made a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin, the ubiquitous green bean casserole, Alton Brown's mac and cheese recipe, and a chipotle-ranch jalapeno cheese ball for snacking on.

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 06:49:04 AM »
 Like most big families I'm guessing,  Mom & Dad usually host Holiday meals, Thanksgiving for sure, and eventually that mantle gets passed down to which ever one of the kids is willing to take on the responsibility, work, and expense of taking it over.
 A few years after we were married the Wife and I began hosting the holiday family get to gethers, after the kids were all out and on their own we sold our "big" house and down sized,  as the family grew with grandkids and now great grandkids, it just became too much.
 So the kids stepped up and now share the responsibility,  at first 'P' and I were a bit reluctant to let go, but it's actually been a blessing of sorts,  this Thanksgiving was an off year, some of the kids were away, other were spending the day with "the inlaws", so we were kind of on our own to "wing it".
 What to do,    'P' and I were tossing around options,  neither one of us was up to a big turkey and all the fixings dinner for just the two of us, and I've never tried a store bought pre made meal that tasted like anything else but bland cardboard,  'P' suggested a ham steak and a pot of baked beans with a side of coleslaw or potato salad, I on the hand voted for Chinese take out (delivered of course).
 Well to make a long story more complicated our grandson call the night before and asked if we could babysit our great grand daughter (18 months old) for the morning, seems his inlaws have a family tradition of going to a local tavern in their town at 8:00am every Thanksgiving morning for Bloody Mary's to start off the day's celebrations, trust me, I looked it up, the pilgrims and Indians never included that in their Thanksgiving day agenda.
 But we agreed and took good care of the little "Disruptor" from 7:00AM until close to noon,  and we still hadn't decided what we were going to eat for our celebratory turkey day meal,  the Kids left abut 1:00 and we needed a little time to recover as anyone our age who's experienced babysitting a eighteen month old holy terror for five hours will tell you.
 At 2:00 sharp there's a knock at the front door, the door opens and it's our youngest son, followed by his wife, and their two kids aged 17 and 23,  and they are carrying a huge Maple Glazed Ham, mashed potatoes, mashed summer squash, home made bread stuffing, a bowl of cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, a pumpkin pie, apple pie, and home made holiday cookies.
 God bless them, 'cause we were tired and more than a bit hungry, so, a long way around an answer to the OP, but as everyone here knows, the older I get the longer my posts seem to get.  (grin)
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 11:38:07 AM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)

I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 11:40:38 AM »
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 12:50:21 PM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)

I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:

  LOL, If only I had my smiley's back !
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 03:34:13 PM »
Great Thanksgiving story Moe!
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 05:21:38 PM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)

I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:

  LOL, If only I had my smiley's back !

You know that you can type out the smiley's right?  I'm putting in an extra space after and before the colon, but all you need to do is type  : rofl :   : rolleyes :   : shrug :   : popcorn :.  Just don't put in those spaces and your smiley will show up.

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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 05:29:45 PM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)
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I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:

  LOL, If only I had my smiley's back !

You know that you can type out the smiley's right?  I'm putting in an extra space after and before the colon, but all you need to do is type  : rofl :   : rolleyes :   : shrug :   : popcorn :.  Just don't put in those spaces and your smiley will show up.

 I did not, thanks, I'll give it a try.  :thumbs up:

 Back to the drawing board .
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 05:41:21 PM »

  Sounds good PW,  Does Alton Brown's Baked Mac & Cheese recipe call for Velveeta "cheese" as part of the ingredients ??? ?

  I'm just asking for Wolfy and Stan.  (grin)
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I am eating a grilled ham and Velveeta sandwich at the moment Moe......... in your honor.  You don't know what you are missing.   :stir:

  LOL, If only I had my smiley's back !

You know that you can type out the smiley's right?  I'm putting in an extra space after and before the colon, but all you need to do is type  : rofl :   : rolleyes :   : shrug :   : popcorn :.  Just don't put in those spaces and your smiley will show up.

 I did not, thanks, I'll give it a try.  :thumbs up:

 Back to the drawing board .

You need to learn how to follow instructions. ;D         Try it without the space between the words thumbs & up and it will work. :thumbsup:

This thread may help, too....
http://bladesandbushlore.com/index.php?topic=11985.0    :shrug:
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Re: Thanksgiving menu
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2017, 07:55:07 PM »
a friend of mine once said never trust a skinny cook.
reason being i gather is they don't taste thier cooking.
so here's a recipie from paul prudhomme. of the louisiana kitchen in nawlins.
   
sweet potato pecan pie.
makes one 8,in pie
dough,
3tbs,unsalted butter
2tbs, sugar   
1/4,tsp salt
1/2 of a whole egg
vigorously beaten until frothy.(reserve the other half
for the sweet potato filling.
2tbs cold milk
1,cup all purpose flour.

sweet potato filling.
2 to 3 potatoes or enough to make 1,cup
cooked plup, baked.
1/4,cup packed light brown sugar
2,tbs sugar
1/2 egg vigorously beaten until frothy.
1,tbs heavy cream
1,tbs unsalted butter, soften
1,tbs vanilla extract
1, 1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp, cinnimon
1/8tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg

pecan pie syrup,
3/4,cup sugar
3/4,cup dark corn syrup
2,small eggs
1,1/2 tbs unsalted butter,melted
2,tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
pinch of ground cinnimon
3/4 cup chopped pecan halves

cantilly cream
makes about 2,cups
2/3.cup heavy cream
1,tspvanilla extract
1,tsp brandy
1,tsp gran marnier
1/4 cup sugar
2,tbs sour cream.
refrigerate in bowl with beaters until very cold
mix on med for about 3,min until soft peaks form
serve over pie.