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Old 11-27-2008, 02:58 PM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Well, Turkey obviously
Cornbread dressing, in a dish, nto the bird
beautiful buttered rolls
cranberry sauce
relish tray with pickles, green olives, carrot stix, and celery with cheese or p-nut butter on
sliced new potatoes with cheese melted on top
french style green beans
carrots cooked with apple juice
chocolate tart for dessert

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:58 PM
 
Location: USA
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I have to tell you about the best thanksgiving dinner I ever had. Today's.

The turkey (10lb) was roasted in an old Westinghouse electric roaster from the early 50s and came out so moist and juicy. Not a bad bite.

Cornbread dressing with giblets and one extra can of chicken broth than usual. I requested that with the memory of last years being a litttle on the dry side. Wife uses Jiffy mix, so dressing is sweet.

Creamed Potatoes. She is an expert making these.

Green bean casserole. As usual we just didn't make enough. Teenage daughter can eat the 3 qt. pyrex casserole full.

Cranberry Sauce. Very Good if out of a can.

Wife's special holiday salad. Lime Jello, avocado, grapefruit wedges, marachino cherries, pecans. It is delicious. Was her mother's recipe.

Rolls.

Oh and of course the gravy (turkey drippings) and tea (unsweetened).

Pumpkin pie for later in the afternoon.

Sure we could have probably made more food (some of you posters menus sounded delicious), but it was just the 3 of us.

And we did enjoy!! Hope you did too!!!
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Okay, I got a lot of DM's for the hot crab dip recipe, so here it is:

3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 medium shallots, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon of Old Bay
1 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup of half and half (I use fat free)
8 ounces of cream cheese cut into small chunks (I use the 1/3 less fat kind)
4 ounces of sharp white cheddar shredded (about 2 cups)
3 tablespoons lemon juice (I just eyeball it or use the juice of one lemon)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
10 ounces crabmeat, drained and picked through (I use two 6.25 oz. tubs)

Melt the butter in a medium saute pan (or saucepan) over medium heat.

Add the shallots and cook until soft.

Add 1 tablespoon of water and simmer for 30 seconds or so.

Stir in the cayenne, Old Bay, and dry mustard until combined

Pour in half and half and bring to a simmer

Slowly whisk in the cream cheese, a few pieces at a time

When the cream cheese is fully melted and incorporated, whisk in the cheddare cheese a bit at a time.

Stir to combine after all is melted about 2 mins.

Remove from heat and add lemon juice and Worcestershire and combine

Fold in the crab meat.


I serve this with sliced baguettes. You can keep it warm in a Crock Pot or Little Dipper, or put in a casserole dish and heat in the oven.
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Old 11-29-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: South GA
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Thanks! Will add it to my recipes!
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Old 11-29-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Austin
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We had turkey, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, mashed potatos, corn, rolls, deviled eggs, a cheese ball, a spring mix/strawberry/honey roasted pecan/blue cheese/blush wine vinegarette salad, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. It was good! And we had a ton of people!
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Default Thanksgiving - What's on your menu?

So far:

Turkey
Dressing
Deviled eggs
Black eye peas
Greens
Mac n cheese
Cranberry sauce
Some potato dish, I haven't decided yet.
Blueberry pie
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:09 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Turkey
Dressing
Gravy
Mashed potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Roasted root veggies, brussel sprouts, apples w/ herbs
Pumpkin custard pie
Asparagus, bleu cheese, and walnut Phyllo triangles
Stuffed mushrooms

The last two are apps.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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Deep fried turkey
slow baked prime rib
pernil ( pork roast)
ham
dressing
mac n cheese
arroz con guandules ( rice with pigeon peas! great stuff)
home made mashed potatos
potato salad
pumpkin pie
swet potato pie

I'm sure I'm forgeting something. There are a lot of us.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Since I really need to think about this NOW, I might as well....

She Crab Soup (this is a new addition to our tradition)
Turkey
Dressing
homemade cranberry sauce and the canned suff
mac & cheese
tomato pudding
green beans
brocolli rice casserole
rolls with honey butter
deviled eggs
mashed potatoes
sweet potato souffle
copper penny carrots
potato salad

pumpkin pie
chocolate pie
maybe coconut cake
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:38 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I forgot cranberry sauce and rosemary focaccia bread! Homemade of course!
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