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Old 05-17-2014, 03:32 PM
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Anything served at the OP's 70Ford house based on the exclusion list.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:39 PM
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Anything involving yams, sweet potatoes, or marshmallows unless it is fudge made with marshmallow fluff. Green bean casserole made with canned beans and canned soup. Fruitcake or cakes made with coconut unless it is Italian Cream Cake.
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Old 05-17-2014, 03:42 PM
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Originally Posted by 70Ford View Post
Almost all sweets, really. Sweet potato pie or sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows. Ham with sweet sauce. Pumpkin pie or most any kind of pie, unless its a cream pie. Anything with coconut. (I can make an exception for a cream pie with some crumbled roasted coconut.)

Divinity. Peanut brittle. Anything that is mostly candy. Fruit cake. Dry turkey. (Dry anything really.) Cookies. Cakes. Dry dressing/stuffing. Any veg that is roasted and has black bits. Anything with frosting.

Still trying to think of others.
I avoid plain carbs, like white bread, or traditional rolls. If I'm getting a heaping of that, I'd rather do something with flavor, like roasted potatoes or yams.

If the food's free, or it's an all you can eat buffet, I tend to go crazier than I should. Otherwise, if I do something like buy too much food from Boston Market or Chicken Out, I'll just fridge the leftovers and eat it over several meals.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:12 PM
Location: SNA=>PDX 2013
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Maybe it's because I'm asian, but we don't have a lot of those things everyone is listing. No yams, no sweet potato anything, no green bean casserole, no yorkshire pudding, lamb, etc. Heck, thanksgiving means turkey and stuffing (given), then a ton of asian food. Sushi, sashimi, won tons, some sort of noodle dish, etc. Actually, most holidays have the main ingredient (ham for Easter), then mostly asian food. LOL.

What my mom makes, I eat. What my family makes, I typically will eat. Can't think of anything I won't eat during a holiday meal. Hmm.....
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:32 PM
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Lutefisk, and to a slighter degree, lefse. Usually consumed, I believe, to remind those of us with Scandanavian ancestry why it was they left the old country.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:39 PM
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I generally don't worry too much about fat or sugar on a holiday. However, I do attempt to avoid GMOs which is getting much harder to do.
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Old 05-17-2014, 05:48 PM
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I don't mind an occasional Peep. I'm not a fan of fruitcake.
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:08 PM
Location: In a house
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Never was a big Peep fan. I do really like mashed yams with streussel topping and marshmallows though. I also like my own candied yam casserole, which has pineapple chunks, raisins, brown sugar, orange juice, and cinnamon. I consider it a fruity dessert though, not a side-dish.

Things I don't like during holidays:

Wheat pie
The hard-boiled egg in the corners of the lasagne pan
Deviled eggs
Turnips, mashed or otherwise
Sweet potatoes prepared ANY other way than as a desserty dish (I can't stand sweet potato fries).
Brussels sprouts
Mussels/oysters/raw clams (I'll take 4 dozen steamers though, with garlic butter and broth)
Chioppino or any of its native Italian ancestors
I'm okay with linguine and alici though, in small doses.
Lamb - ugh.
Most game meats, though this one time I had an exquisite slice of roast caribou with tons of garlic that a friend's husband shot and butchered himself, and it was to die for.
Gefilte fish. Never learned how to enjoy that. My dad drools over the stuff. I'm fine with chopped liver though. Go figure
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Old 05-17-2014, 07:37 PM
Location: Western Oregon
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No sweet potatoes with added sugar, no marshmallows (except roasted and in smores). And most filled chocolates are sickeningly sweet to me. No fruitcake--it's traditional but banal. No ham that tastes like candy with pork. No sickeningly sweet cranberries.

I love sweet potatoes and yams without added sugar, I love ham cooked to my taste, and I could eat pumpkin pie as a staple. Mashed potatoes are a food group.
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Old 05-18-2014, 05:44 AM
Location: San Diego
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I like Peeps OK, but boy! Very few of them, and I end up jacked up like Cornholio! Worst sugar rush ever (and I am quite the candy hog).

Sooo....holiday foods I avoid. So many holidays these days! But I'll go with Thanksgiving, and say that I'm not a sweet potato fan at all, beit in pie or with marshmallows or however else.

I like stuffing to be simple. No nuts or mushrooms. Just bread or cornbread, onions, celery, stock, and seasoning. And I don't care whether it is Stove Top or homemade.

Turkey, and to a lesser extent ham, are overrated, but I'll usually have a wee bit just to be social. I do like cold cuts a whole bunch, so I can't hate holiday meat.
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