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Old 05-19-2014, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...the dreaded "Green Bean Casserole...
We love Green Bean Casserole. In fact, we just made a batch less than a week ago . Those fruitcakes become more palatable if you pour some Bird's Custard over each serving.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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You need to meet people who make better fruitcakes! The kind with dried fruit instead of candied fruit -- dates and figs and raisins and cranberries -- and rum (or bourbon, I'm not fussy) are delicious.
I'm sure it can be made to taste good. But that's not the custom! lol
I think the whole point of fruitcake is to see who likes you enough to eat it anyway. It's a test of loyalty. You're breaking tradition here.

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Old 05-19-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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sweet potatoes with marshmallows on top, love sweet potatoes but not that way. Cranberry in the can, lamb, spiral ham but I like deli sliced ham. Dark meat turkey, giblet gravy, giblets in general, fruit cake, stollen.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I think the whole point of fruitcake is to see who likes you enough to eat it anyway. It's a test of loyalty. You're breaking tradition here.
LOL! Sorry about that!
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:36 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I like most holiday food. Never saw a green bean casserole or marshmallow potatoes but they sound disgusting. One thing I'll never eat is gravy.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:07 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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Any fruit dessert involving gelatin. It was a standard at the holiday table of my youth, and I've choked down enough for a lifetime.
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Old 05-20-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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You need to meet people who make better fruitcakes! The kind with dried fruit instead of candied fruit -- dates and figs and raisins and cranberries -- and rum (or bourbon, I'm not fussy) are delicious.
STOP IT! When I was a kid, I wore a pin at Christmastime that had the word "fruitcake" with a line through it. You wouldn't believe the number of people who approached me to say that their mom, their grandma their great-Aunt Tillie, etc. made the best fruitcake and told me I should try it!!

My mom loves it, BTW.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Here and there
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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.
I will give you lutefisk, but lefse is amazing!! I love it so much..

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You need to meet people who make better fruitcakes! The kind with dried fruit instead of candied fruit -- dates and figs and raisins and cranberries -- and rum (or bourbon, I'm not fussy) are delicious.
I agree! My great grandma made some good stuff!

Holiday - most sweets are out for me. I am a savory-lover. And, I believe I must have overdone it on peanut brittle as a child...I can barely stand the sight of it these days.

Unflavored "stuff" bugs me. A family member will make a massive batch of potatoes...but add no seasoning what so ever. And the gravy is so thin that it just is depressing. So I bypass it...why waste the calories on something so dissatisfying..?

My husband makes a killer Green Bean Hotdish, though! I can put that down 1x a year!

And stuffing made from White Castle hamburgers - amazing.
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, Makiki
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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.
Really? I love lefse! I have a friend that's part Norweigian and originally from North Dakota who lives within walking distance from my place. I helped him make lefse last December and he gave me a ton to take home. I ate all of it within a week!

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You need to meet people who make better fruitcakes! The kind with dried fruit instead of candied fruit -- dates and figs and raisins and cranberries -- and rum (or bourbon, I'm not fussy) are delicious.
I never understood why so many people vilified or made fun of fruitcake. My mother used to make some awesome fruitcake with dried fruits and used either bourbon or rum, it was delicious!

And at least to me, candied yams or sweet potato casserole isn't complete unless its topped with marshmallows that have that golden brown top from being finished under the broiler.

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Old 05-21-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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For those that asked about the White Castle stuffing...this is right on their website:

White Castle Turkey Stuffing


1991 Cookoff Winner

10 White Castle hamburgers, no pickles
1 1/2 cups celery, diced
1 1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1 1/2 tsp. ground sage
3/4 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 cup chicken broth

In a large mixing bowl, tear the burgers into pieces and add diced celery and seasonings. Toss and add chicken broth. Toss well. Stuff cavity of turkey just before roasting. Makes about 9 cups (enough for a 10- to 12-pound turkey). Note: Allow 1 hamburger for each pound of turkey, which will be the equivalent of 3/4 cup of stuffing per pound.

My BIL makes this, and I believe he doubles it...and we don't stuff the turkey, so this is baked in a 9x13 until it is the right consistency.

I love it!!
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