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Old 11-05-2021, 01:15 PM
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I'm thinking about Thanksgiving and my menue. I am trying to decide if I want to do a traditional turkey dinner or something a little less traditional. I have a turkey breast in the freezer already but I could make that another time. What are you planning? Maybe your menus will inspire me, traditional or not.


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Old 11-05-2021, 01:19 PM
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I am planning shrimp cocktail, steak, phyllo wrapped asparagus with curry mayonnaise dip, baked potatoes and dessert is undecided. Turkey or ham for this small a party just does not work so I am making their favorites.
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Old 11-05-2021, 01:59 PM
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That sounds delicious
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Old 11-05-2021, 02:39 PM
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With luck and no airline issues, I hope to be cooking a traditional meal at my parent's house.

I will recook a traditional meal during Thanksgiving for my dh.

Yay, me!

. Next weekend I hope to have dinner with my girls, but haven't decided on a menu. One dd is vegan, and the other has been eating super healthy. No idea what the meal will be, but I am sure I will pull through.

I usually do a traditional Thanksgiving and then do something less traditional for Christmas. Last year I did a sort of traditional Thanksgiving. However, it was just the 2 of us, so I didn't feel the need to cook 20 side dishes. I cooked the most important for us, then added a dish each day of leftovers, so there was something new each day. that was kind of fun, and definitely not too bad on the work load.
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Old 11-05-2021, 02:54 PM
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We will be making a traditional menu with gluten free options. DH grills the turkey. We have dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits, cranberries, pumpkin pie, apple pie.


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Old 11-05-2021, 03:13 PM
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DD's boyfriend is having us over. He'll probably smoke the turkey and make his fabulous sides of homemade mac and cheese, his family's traditional potatoes, some veggie of some sort, I'll also make homemade cranberry sauce and I'll make my grandma's pumpkin pie and a new recipe I found for a apple cobbler crumble.

Can't wait We always do traditional because it's usually the only time of year we have fresh turkey.
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Old 11-05-2021, 03:13 PM
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Your menu sounds amazing. But I will be cooking the traditional turkey at my in-laws house. My SIL will help with sides the goal will be to keep my MIL out of the kitchen, and I will smile and not be bitter. Thats just how I feel.
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Old 11-05-2021, 07:29 PM
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We will do traditional turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. For many years we repeated that for Christmas dinner. A few years ago I bucked the system and said I didnít want to work that hard on Christmas so I did a casserole.

This year I have no idea what Iím doing. All I know is traditional turkey dinner on Thursday and something on that Saturday when we celebrate Christmas because my DS is in town from Denmark! It will be weird, but weíll make it work!
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Old 11-05-2021, 07:34 PM
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Plans are still to be determined. If we don't join other family we will have either rack of lamb and garlic mashed potatoes or take out Chinese. I'm not a big fan of turkey.
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Old 11-06-2021, 03:23 AM
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My DH & I are planning the traditional meal:

Turkey (dry brined for 3 days)
Mashed potatoes & gravy
Cranberry sauce
Green bean casserole
Corn

Iíll bake a loaf of fresh bread and for appetizers weíll have some simple cut up carrots and celery with ranch dressing. Also some cheese and crackers.

Dessert is a pie from a somewhat local farm: Cranberry Apple Walnut

We tend to be more foodie-like and creative during Christmas. The week from Christmas to New Years is full of charcuterie boards, appetizers, brunch foods, snacks, sweets. We basically have brunch and apps to graze on for the week I also do a pot of kielbasa & sauerkraut. I make a French toast bake, quiches, a fun dips (Buffalo Chicken, Caramelized Onion, etc). Thereís also a ham thrown in there somewhere too


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Old 11-06-2021, 03:47 AM
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Traditional meal here, too. I only do it for DH but I do like after-Thanksgiving Turkey sandwiches. On Thanksgiving, I eat everything but the Turkey. (I just donít like hot Turkey or chicken).

Our meal:

Turkey
Stuffing
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Green salad
Hawaiian Rolls
Some dessert (Not pumpkin pie!)
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Old 11-06-2021, 05:43 AM
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Traditional - and I like it that way:

turkey (smoked), sausage/sage dressing, cranberry/orange relish, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, sweet potato casserole, fruit salad, green beans, pumpkin pie, Kentucky Derby pie, chocolate pie, rolls
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Old 11-07-2021, 06:46 AM
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I am hoping to keep it to 5 adults and two grands.

Started roasting only the breast a few years agoÖ.no one wanted the other parts. A while turkey takes up too much room.

Salad, stuffing, probably green bean casserole (which I hate by DH and SIL love it), another vegetable - possibly spinach, orange and clove mashed sweet potatoes, and German mashed potatoes.

Dessert will include DDís chocolate chip cookies and maybe vanilla ice cream.
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Old 11-07-2021, 08:17 AM
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I will do the basics with some added flair. I am hunting down a frozen bone-in turkey breast. I really only do it for the leftover sandwich on the English muffins from Model Bakery. They made Oprah's favorite things list again so I'll have to preorder for pickup. That is my annual splurge.

I just made some pomegranate pepper jelly and I will use that this year instead of cranberries.
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Old 11-08-2021, 03:07 PM
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I usually do the traditional dinner for Thanksgiving:

Turkey breast
Ham (half)
cornbread dressing
deviled eggs
green bean casserole
sweet potato casserole
mashed potatoes/gravy
rolls

cake for dessert since its DH's birthday
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