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Old 11-16-2014, 05:58 PM
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What are some of your families favorite "go to" Thanksgiving dishes that are must haves?


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Old 11-16-2014, 06:00 PM
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I've never hosted, but I think that stuffing is my favorite!
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:02 PM
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My mom makes a cranberry relish I think I look forward to every year more than the turkey!

Also, DH mentioned on Nov. 1st that he loves this month 'cause he knows he gets my sage dressing on Thanksgiving. Guess I should make it more than once a year.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:04 PM
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1. My sister's sweet potato casserole. It ends up tasting more like a dessert, but the name has casserole in it, so vegetable it is.
2. Canned cranberry, plopped straight out of the can. I could eat the entire can. I don't buy it or eat it any other time of the year.

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Old 11-16-2014, 06:07 PM
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I always host Thanksgiving and do it all by myself! I have several must haves because we usually have the same menu! My oldest DD is very traditional!! But probably my favorite must have is Cornbread Salad and good rolls! I know not really Thanksgiving type foods!


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Old 11-16-2014, 06:08 PM
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For me-- pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes

My husband and daughter want green bean casserole

son #2 wants rolls

Son #1 wants mashed potatoes
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:17 PM
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Mashed potatoes (.made with sour cream and cream cheese) and really good rolls.

DH must have stuffing and pumpkin pie (he'd prefer not to have turkey but he gets outvoted on that one )
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:26 PM
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My husband makes good rolls and we also make cheesy hash browns.
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Old 11-16-2014, 06:30 PM
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Roasted vegetables-sweet potatoes, red onions, Yukon gold potatoes, rutabaga, parsnips, turnips, and carrots sprinkled with salt and pepper, drizzled with olive oil, and roasted for about 45 minutes. Yummy!
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:09 PM
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For me it is the turkey and the gravy and the nap after.

However MIL just said she might have ham since it is easier to make. My face must have dropped because then she said she would get a turkey breast . (I am envisioning cold-cuts very thick cut....wouldn't surprise me)


Yes, DH and I volunteered to cook, but she insists.


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Old 11-16-2014, 07:13 PM
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I am ready for the feast NOW! All these dishes sound wonderful. Here are our must haves:

mashed potatoes and gravy
green bean casserole
homemade cranberry sauce (almost as easy to make as opening a can)
stuffing (we like the boring kind...seasoned bread cubes, onion, celery)
rolls
relish tray (olives, pickles, green onion, and radishes)
strawberry/pretzel salad
pumpkin pie
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:28 PM
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casserole, and my great-great grandmother's pre-War-of-Northern-Aggression Grand Marnier sweet potatoes. YUM!!!
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:37 PM
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My mother's meat stuffing is a must have for me. I wish she would teach me how to make it so I can bring it to my in-laws.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:04 PM
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sweet potato casserole and broccoli salad and a different version of pumpkin pie made with pumpkin and jello pudding.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:11 PM
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turkey, Stove Top stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, flaky grands. That does it for me!

For dh- he has to have fruit salad (cut up fruit and marshmallows with tons of whipped cream) and old fashioned biscuits.

My sil has to have a can of cranberry sauce and green bean casserole.

my dad always had to have yams with marshmallows on top.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:26 PM
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We can't live without the green bean casserole (with extra crunchy onions on top!), sweet potato casserole, and stuffing(probably Stove Top this year). These are dishes we really don't prepare any other time of the year.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:36 PM
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Greenberg Smoked Turkey

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Old 11-16-2014, 08:48 PM
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I have to have my mom's cornbread dressing.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:37 PM
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Turkey
Cranberry Jello Salad
Pecan Pie
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Old 11-17-2014, 12:42 AM
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One side dish we always have is a wild rice and mushroom casserole.
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:32 AM
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Pumpkin cheescake is the best!
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:54 AM
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I try to cut back every year but the problem is that these items all go together. So, if I try to leave something out, we all miss it and I end up fixing it the next day to eat with the leftovers. So, I can't separate the tastes.

Sweet potatoes
green bean casserole
corn casserole
sage dressing
pumpkin pie
mashed taters
gravy
turkey
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:15 AM
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We have about the same menu every year:

turkey breast
dressing
gravy
mashed potatoes
green bean casserole
congealed salad
crescent rolls

dessert: chocolate meringue pie
cocoanut cake

sweet tea
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:49 AM
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Coleslaw. We have to have coleslaw with the traditional fare.
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:52 AM
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I am Puerto Rican and a must have for thanksgiving is pernil, rice and beans, turkey, potato salad, etc.
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Old 11-17-2014, 10:13 AM
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I make a mean Sweet Potato Casserole (that is more like dessert than a side dish and does not have marshmellows on it, ) and everyone calls way ahead to make sure that I am making it...not that I never have NOT made it...in fact I got a call this weekend to double check. I personally have to have cornbread dressing and cranberries. For my dd, well she has to have green bean casserole. No Thanksgiving is complete without Pumpkin Pie (which my husband gags about).
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:05 PM
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My grandma's pumpkin pie. She's been gone for years and once my mom stopped making pies, I do now. It's creamier than the recipe on the can, more like custard

Turkey and stuffing
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:32 PM
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Momabaarjo, we must have the same Sweet Potato casserole recipe. Everyone loves it at my house and definitely no marshmallows on it! I'm doubling it this year since we have a big crowd coming!

That and pecan pie are must haves! Everything else is the usual, except this year I'm including an apple-cranberry crunch for a switch up.

Oh, and a chocolate pie for DS #2, homemade this year.
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:49 PM
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My mother's sausage stuffing.
My grandmother's kielbasa and sauerkraut.
Mashed potatoes and corn.
These are the staples on my plate. Some green bean casserole and brussel sprouts thrown in for good measure.

Pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream.

I am getting hungry!
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Old 11-17-2014, 08:15 PM
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I must have the turkey!!!!
And of course, my mom's stuffing and homemade pumpkin pie!!! A party in my mouth!!
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