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2015/11/19 10:09:22 (permalink)

Turkey Day

One week from Thanksgiving, would love to hear what's on your menu and who's cooking, or even if you are eating out.  I'm going to my brother's this year as usual, though the menu's still not complete.   We're trying something different this year -  a turducken.  The menu so far:
 
turducken with shrimp rice dressing (thegourmetbutcherblock.com)
sweet potatoes
collard greens
salad of some kind
1- 2 other sides?
 
dessert - I like offering two choices and Thanksgiving screams pie.  As an homage to Paul Prudhomme I want to make his sweet potato-pecan pie with chantilly cream.  Buffetbuster's picture from his Born on the Bayou road trip to Cochon has got me wanting chocolate chess pie, which is perfect as it doesn't have a whipped cream or meringue topping (the other pie is rich enough).  It won't be the same as Cochon's but I think I can Google something similar. 
 
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/19 11:28:16 (permalink)
Just plain 'ol turkey dinner......mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce (for MH), cranberry relish with mandarin oranges (for Mom and I), mashed rutabaga, gravy, rolls.  I would love to make a different pie but MH would shoot me if I didn't make his favorite......pumpkin.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/19 12:02:47 (permalink)
Thanksgiving's at my parents' house this year; I'm donating the turkey and my mom'll be putting it in the Nesco roaster.  My daughters will probably take care of the desserts and I'm guessing my aunt might be bringing the green bean casserole.
 
Now that I think about it, the restaurant where my younger daughter works makes excellent GBC (I had some last night, in fact).  Maybe that's what she should bring!
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/19 12:15:35 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby edwmax 2017/11/24 07:48:26
We have laws in Ohio that prohibit green bean casserole. 
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/19 12:33:52 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby edwmax 2017/11/24 07:48:33
I'm working on a national ban.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/19 13:19:50 (permalink)
Won't happen. The other 49 states recognize the error of this misguided attempt.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/19 14:05:09 (permalink)
The usual. Spatchcock turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, cranberry orange sauce, Mystery Pecan Pie, a butternut squash pie, cheeses, and who knows what else
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 01:11:10 (permalink)
Just the Bride & I this year so it'll be a Turkey Breast and the other traditional stuff.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 01:25:03 (permalink)
I'm doing dinner, but since it's just for me and mom I'm cutting back on the huge thing I normally do. Balsamic beef roast in the crock pot with carrots, spinach and mushroom casserole, creamy Brussels sprouts, red cabbage (Aunt Nellie's, the only good kind), biscuits using Loveless Cafe mix with honey butter, and some berry tarts (from Omaha Steaks) for dessert. Maybe something with butternut or acorn squash, but that's up for debate still since we really already have plenty of food.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 08:12:10 (permalink)
Actually, I thought the ban was on that baby boomer classic - sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 08:26:52 (permalink)
Just do it! 
 

 
 
And then when you thought you would eat again for days. This happens........Then you realize there is a God.....
 

post edited by pnwchef - 2015/11/20 08:44:33
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 09:28:49 (permalink)
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Actually, I thought the ban was on that baby boomer classic - sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping.


Now there's a ban I can get behind! 
Felix, is Aunt Nellie's a Michigan brand or your Aunt? I love cabbage.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 09:51:40 (permalink)
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We have laws in Ohio that prohibit green bean casserole. 


We're charged with bringing the sides for the meal, so we're making this version of green beans....
http://recipes.foodnetwor.../folder/sides-43537744
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 10:45:55 (permalink)
That redirects me to set up a food network recipe box. :(
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 10:53:58 (permalink)
We're home this year, so it is a roast free range turkey with gravy (using a Cook's Illustrated recipe), dressing (from an old Washington Post recipe that is delicious but relatively low calorie/fat because of copious use of onion, celery, mushrooms and herbs combined with cubed baguette using broth as the binder), homemade dinner rolls (No-Knead Feather Rolls from the old Women's Day encyclopedia-style cookbook -- my husband makes these), and pumpkin souffle (from the same cookbook). We're also trying a recipe from last week's New York Times for brussels sprouts with wild mushrooms and chestnuts.  I sometimes also make mashed sweet potatoes (which include a small proportion of white potatoes, as well) from a very simple recipe from Gourmet.  Haven't decided whether we'll do that this year.
 
And we have to have a can of Ocean Spray jellied cranberry "sauce."   I prefer whole berry myself, but all the recipes I find for it use oranges or orange juice, and I'm allergic to oranges.  My husband loves slicing up the canned jelly for sandwiches.  We also use the leftover turkey to make turkey tetrazzini and Hot Brown sandwiches. 
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 11:42:48 (permalink)
I'll be on the road, which will likely mean a re-visit to an old Thanksgiving favourite - roast turkey dinner, with a side of pancakes. 
 

 
Just like the pilgrims did. 
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 12:03:45 (permalink)
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Actually, I thought the ban was on that baby boomer classic - sweet potato casserole with marshmallow topping.


Yep.  That's banned in Ohio too, thank God!
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 12:21:41 (permalink)
Yeah. I always thought sweet potatoes were sweet enough with out brown sugar or marshmallows.
RUMAKI: My mother always made whole berry sauce from the label on the bag. Just the berries, sugar, and water. Worked out fine for us.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 12:58:55 (permalink)
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That redirects me to set up a food network recipe box. :(


 Try this...
http://www.foodnetwork.co...h-rosemary-recipe.html
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 14:23:18 (permalink)
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Felix, is Aunt Nellie's a Michigan brand or your Aunt? I love cabbage.


I've always assumed it was a national brand, but I honestly don't know. After looking it up, it seems they're out of Wisconsin, but it's the brand my grandma started serving well before I was born and a family tradition for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
http://auntnellies.com/sweet-sour-red-cabbage/

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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 15:52:16 (permalink)
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1bbqboy
That redirects me to set up a food network recipe box. :(


Try this...
http://www.foodnetwork.co...h-rosemary-recipe.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Thanks! Surely that's not banned in Ohio. I just gotta figure out how to add the mushroom soup in. :)
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 15:53:55 (permalink)
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1bbqboy
 
Felix, is Aunt Nellie's a Michigan brand or your Aunt? I love cabbage.


I've always assumed it was a national brand, but I honestly don't know. After looking it up, it seems they're out of Wisconsin, but it's the brand my grandma started serving well before I was born and a family tradition for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
http://auntnellies.com/sweet-sour-red-cabbage/



Thanks. Pretty sure I've never seen it out here, but I'll look. :)
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/20 21:04:44 (permalink)
I buy Aunt Nellie's Pickled Beets here.  Out of state I've seen her Harvard Beets.  They're more than wonderful.
 
I'm driving back to Rancho Mirage for my brother's Thanksgiving dinner.  I'm not taking anything to him this year because...
 
I do a brunch in my condo the morning after and this year my cousin is joining in and doing a brunch Saturday for any of our family that has remained in the Desert for the entire weekend.
 
Tradition is we all go to a Mexican Restaurant after my brunch.  We try a different restaurant every year. 
 
Tequila will be involved.
 
 
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/21 17:07:48 (permalink)
Remember, use Granulated Chicken Seasoning, instead of Salt, when making your Mashed Potatoes, big taste difference!
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/21 18:36:40 (permalink)
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Remember, use Granulated Chicken Seasoning, instead of Salt, when making your Mashed Potatoes, big taste difference!


No offense, Tom, but I'll stick to plain salt, pepper, lots and lots of butter and whole milk.  Hey, you only have this meal once a year!  I'll try granulated chicken seasoning on another batch of mashed.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/21 22:22:08 (permalink)
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I would love to make a different pie but MH would shoot me if I didn't make his favorite......pumpkin.


That's just an expression when most people say it, but knowing the parties involved here, I'm pretty sure Lisa will be making pumpkin pie or hiding the ammunition.
 
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/22 09:24:46 (permalink)
My sister-in-law is hosting this year, so all I have to make is my sausage stuffing, which everyone seems to enjoy. I save bread ends and rolls all year just for this occasion. I have to be at work at 4:30 p.m., as Target opens at 6p.m.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/22 11:02:18 (permalink)
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lleechef
 
I would love to make a different pie but MH would shoot me if I didn't make his favorite......pumpkin.


That's just an expression when most people say it, but knowing the parties involved here, I'm pretty sure Lisa will be making pumpkin pie or hiding the ammunition.
 
Buddy


I'm doing both........can't be too careful around here.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/22 11:41:18 (permalink)
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I have to be at work at 4:30 p.m., as Target opens at 6p.m.

Good ol' Black-Friday-That-Really-Starts-Thursday.  Mrs. Chicken has a 10pm-10am overnight shift at Kohl's.
 
It turns out my mom doesn't need my turkey this year after all, so it will be relocated from the freezer to the smoker sometime next year.
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Re: Turkey Day 2015/11/22 13:26:54 (permalink)
I feel her pain, SC. I am 4:30pm-4:30am. But I do have Friday off...
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