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Old 11-16-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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We always call it, "the dreaded green beans casserole". I make it, and I eat it. Here is the thing about Thanksgiving; it is made up of foods that mean tradition to people. I could list many things I make that I make only on Thanksgiving. People want the same things every year. Things like creamed onions, pumpkin pie, the dreaded green bean casserole, etc. etc. are what folks want. I am a product of the New England tradition. My philosophy is that if the Pilgrims might have had it, then it's OK. We have had lobster Thanksgivings before.

I've heard that Italians have lasagna for Thanksgivings. I don't, but I think that's fine if that is their tradition, but the Pilgrims wouldn't have had it.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:09 PM
 
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I know not many people are going to agree with me... but... turkey and ham. I'm always just like "Why can't we have steak instead?"
I do. Not a big fan of either turkey or ham. Give me a juicy burger or a pizza and I'd be happy.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:16 PM
 
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I personally hate Thanksgiving foods (besides rolls and mashed potatoes and some of the veggies).
For the most part, me too. There was a restaurant that opened up a few years ago in a college town not too far from me called TGD, short for Thanksgiving Dinner. They served Thanksgiving food every day. I was repulsed just by thought of it. I can barely stand ONE day of Thanksgiving food. There must of been many others who felt the same way because needless to say, it didn't last long.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:27 PM
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Location: Western Colorado
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Dumping that canned cranberry sauce on a plate and serving it. Do people really eat that stuff?
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Hi, Twin. I could have written this post. Add to this, green bean casserole with French fried onions on top. I don't get it ...

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I never have understood the hype over it, but the one I really don't like: yams with all that sweet stuff on them. That is why, to this day our kids won't even try yams or sweet potatoes, they remember the days when that casserole was served every Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Dumping that canned cranberry sauce on a plate and serving it. Do people really eat that stuff?
I may try to make my own this year but I always use canned cranberry sauce. I honestly don't mind it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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100 times over. To make matters worst, last year, it was my assigned dish to prepare and bring to the dinner. Most disgusting thing I've never made before nor served at any of my previous gatherings, but then, this was my first time with this group of friends on this particular holiday. They gobbled every last drop of it up to my amazement. One tiny mouthful was all I could manage.
LOL.

It was always just kinda there. I was an adult before I met people who actually ate it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: CO
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What kind of pie has "the secret recipe?" Tell!
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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What kind of pie has "the secret recipe?" Tell!
Lol. We call it a cream pie ... but it's not what you all would think of as a cream pie. Closest recipe I've ever found to it outside the family was a Pennsylvania Dutch milk pie. I found that because the recipe was "secret" and my grandmother wouldn't share (she eventually did ... after she gave it up to her step-granddaughter. We were outraged). It's pretty sweet, made with cream and flavored with nutmeg.

We think our recipe likely came down through my grandmother's Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry. We knew it came from her ... but weren't sure where in her family it came from. Figured it must have been handed down through the female line. Until ... we went to the family reunion (of her mother's family) ... and brought a pie. Someone exclaimed ... oh, you brought (my great aunt)'s pie. So we knew it didn't come through her mother's side of the family. And her father's had the Pennsylvania Dutch in it.

Anyway, it's our "go-to" pie, and adored by all.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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Home made baked macaroni and cheese....is something that is often on a southern Thanksgiving Day table.....not the kraft blue box stuff, but a real old fashion baked macaroni and cheese with a buttered crumb topping, that you can cut into squares. The pilgrims might not have had it.....but it would be welcome on my table.
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