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Old 11-24-2013, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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What is that one dish that is served by tradition that may not be very likeable? For me it's green bean casserole. I thought it was basically garnish until I became an adult and met people who actually eat it.
Fruit cake. BLECH!!
Cranberry jelly - the stuff that still looks like the can
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Old 11-24-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Fruit cake. BLECH!!
Cranberry jelly - the stuff that still looks like the can
I forgot all about fruit cake, lol.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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Sweet potatoes, actually I like the whole potatoes, baked with just butter and maybe some cinnamon on the top best. Burned marshmallow does nothing for the taste of them. Although I did make whipped baked sweet potatoes one year with pecans and brown sugar on the top, they were good. But the plain old baked in the oven are WAY easier.
I usually bake sweet potatoes also. I top mine with a little butter and sugar.

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:16 PM
 
Location: not where you are
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I forgot all about fruit cake, lol.
Is it something to eat? I always thought it was just for decor.
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Those green twigs of parsley.

Seriously, I like pretty much anything unless the stuffing runs out. Then I think natural turkey breast is rather dry and hellish ..... it really needs a lot of stuffing to make it moist and tasty.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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I remember this one peewee holiday special we watched. Everyone that went to the playhouse, brought a fruitcake, and peewee started to build an addition out of them like bricks Actually a good fruitcake that is kind of fresh soaked in liqueur or rum is pretty tasty. They are very expensive though.
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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My wife's family has this sweet potato casserole they call "sweet potato yummy". It's the usual melange of overcooked, mashed sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, lord knows what else, and those awful baby marshmallows on top. It's the one dish I manage NOT to pile onto my plate. Nobody seems to notice, thank goodness, or I'd be in stuck in one of those "what's wrong with you, boy?" debates.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:01 PM
 
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I usually bake sweet potatoes also. I top mine with a little butter and sugar.

Yes! AND STOP RIGHT THERE!! [OK . . . maybe a pinch of cinnamon]
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Old 11-25-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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I never knew anyone who actually ate GB casserole until I said that to a co-worker, and she snapped at me angrily: "It's an American classic!" Not on my Thanksgiving table, it's not.

Stove Top stuffing is another one that I wouldn't eat if you paid me. Yecch.

My brother not only fixes Stove Top, but he serves it alongside instant mashed potatoes, fixed with margerine to really bring out the cardboard-box flavor.
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Old 11-25-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Ok I'll probably go to hell for saying this, but I can't stand the country ham that my dad boils in a big iron pot over a fire outside all day the day before Thanksgiving. BLECH! He has to actually CUT OFF GREEN STUFF on the outside of it first - that can't be right. And it's so salty. YUCK!

Actually, no one really likes it except for him. I think we all just get some, hide it under a piece of bread, and when he's not looking, we dump it in the trash. I always bring a spiral cut ham that's baked in a brown sugar glaze, which of course he thinks is sacrilegious, but the rest of the family is grateful.
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