Thanksgiving menu items?

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  1. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist

    It's always interesting to hear what people do for Thanksgiving dinner.... so what are you having?

    We're doing a pretty normal dinner, with turkey, cornbread/sausage stuffing, freshly made cranberry/orange relish, salad, beans and honey-wheat rolls. (not to mention a nice chardonnay) Nothing exotic (though the cornbread & sausage stuffing is positively exquisite). How bout you?
    -----Added 11/26/2008 at 06:48:18 EST-----
    ...and get a load of this salad- I wish we were doing it, but didn't have time to get the necessary ingredients.


  2. Mindaboo

    Mindaboo Puritan Board Graduate

    We are having a standing rib roast, baked potatos, salad, fried okra, crescent rolls, apple pie and cherry pie. My family doesn't do turkey or stuffing. I love it, the rest hate it. I have to wait until I visit a friend on Saturday to get a more traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Usually we do a ham, but that is getting old. We will have some sangria and for the kiddos, sparkling white and red grape juice.
  3. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    Roast turkey with sage dressing & gravy
    cranberry sauce
    mashed potatoes
    mashed turnips
    candied yams
    green beans almondine
    corn pudding
    sour dough biscuits
    pumpkin and shoe-fly pie

    We'll be eating the leftovers for a week.
  4. Scott1

    Scott1 Puritanboard Commissioner

    slow roasted turkey
    homemade giblet gravy
    homemade stuffing
    asparagus tips
    green chile souffle
    potatoes au gratin
    pecan pie
    (non-alcoholic) champagne
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  5. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    I'm alone so I roasted a turkey breast
    mashed potato
    wild rice stuffing
    pumpkin pie
    gran marnier
  6. christiana

    christiana Puritan Board Senior

    Well, this is the ultimate sweet potato casserole recipe and I've made it for many years and everyone I've given it to then makes it a standard part of their Thanksgiving also!

    I always make it doubled but this is the original recipe from the old heritage of Montgomery, Texas.

    1 # 2 1/2 can Sweet Potatoes
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup milk(or juice from sweet potatoes)
    2 well beaten eggs
    1/2 tsp. nutmeg
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1 tsp vanilla
    1 stick margarine
    Mix all together weell and bake in shallow baking dish for 30 min @ 350 degrees

    While baking mix together..........
    2 cups crushed Corn Flakes
    1 cup chopped pecans
    1 stick margarine(I use less)
    sprinkle lightly with nutmeg
    Spread over top of casserole and return to oven for 10 minutes.

    Mine is baking as we speak as I will be taking it to my son's house in the morning. I'll put the topping on it and finish baking it before I go there.
    This is the perfect addition to the standard Thanksgiving Dinner! Everyone loves it and ask to take some of it home with them.

    Very yummy!
  7. jaybird0827

    jaybird0827 PuritanBoard Honor Roll

    Turkey with cornbread stuffing
    Giblet gravy
    Cranberry sauce
    Plum conserve
    Butternut squash
    Brussels sprouts
    Pinot Noir

    Cherry pie ... courtesy of the PTO at the school where I'm subbing.
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  8. moselle

    moselle Puritan Board Freshman

    Roasted Turkey (I do fast roasting at 500*)
    Mashed potatoes & gravy
    Sweet potatoes w/apples
    Sage Dressing
    Green beans
    Cheesy broccoli & rice casserole
    Lettuce salad
    Cranberry sauce
    Dinner rolls

    dessert is apple pie & pumpkin pie w/fresh whipped cream, turkey cookies (made by the kids), coffee, tea, etc.
  9. kvanlaan

    kvanlaan Puritan Board Doctor

    This is our traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The only difference is that this year the cooking will be spread between two families. We're meeting with another homeschooling family in which the wife is American; in Canada, Thanksgiving comes in October.

    Roast turkey, dressing, turkey gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, green beans with bacon, spinach salad with poppy seed dressing, waldorf salad, cranberry apple-cider relish, spiced peaches, whole wheat buns, homemade apple butter, homemade cherry jam, cranberry candy, pecan pie with sweetened whipped cream, homemade eggnog and fresh-pressed apple cider.

    There will be no leftovers.

    Unfortunately, we have to wait until Saturday - companies tend not to give American holidays here, not sure why...
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2008
  10. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Is Brad American? :lol:

    How can you NOT like Turkey?!?
  11. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    It's like not likin' football!
  12. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist

    well there won't be any football tomorrow... both NFL games and the college game are liable to be one-sided affairs
  13. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    Stuffed Turkey, Basted! (No bake in bag!) Stuffed with traditional stuffin'.
    Green Bean Casserole
    Mashed Potatoes
    Homemade Turkey Gravy
    Brown-n-Serve rolls with Lot's of real butter!
    Maybe sweet potates
    Pumkin Pie or Apple Strussel Bisquick coffee cake

    and to nibble on while the above is cooking,

    Homemade Pimento Cheese
    Sharp Cheese Ball
    Fresh Mozzerella Cheese
    Club Crackers
    Pickled Beets

    And Lots of Columbian Coffee, Milk, and Juice.

    Tonight, the night before, Tostino's Pizza's!
  14. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    I made wild rice stuffing with a small sauteed yellow onion and celery and chestnuts and added the turkey juice and porcini mushroom powder and salt. Pretty good!
  15. LawrenceU

    LawrenceU Puritan Board Doctor

    We will be joining another family. We will be bringing some of the following. We cooked all of this prior to knowing we will be combining resources.

    Roast Turkey
    Smoked wild Turkey
    Smoked mallards and a canvas back
    Corn bread dressing
    A medley of flat beans, wax beans and pole beans simmered for hours in fat back and bacon
    Sweet potatoes
    Cranberries - home canned
    Dirty rice
    English peas and Irish potatoes
    Pecan pie (with Wild Turkey101)
    Pickled beets and eggs
    Pickled walnuts
    and a few other things
  16. LadyFlynt

    LadyFlynt Puritan Board Doctor

    Turkey, stuffing, candied yams, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cornbread, cranberry & cherry sauce, pumpkin pie, apple pie, eggnog, and tea. Might toast some marshmallows and pop some popcorn as well.
  17. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm so American that I had my fill of turkey as a kid, 'til it came out of my ears... and it never was cooked very well - always dry. (Mindy says I have to say it wasn't her cooking) I like it on rare occasions when it is cooked in a way that it stays juicy, but not enough to want it for a feast day. My kids won't eat much of it if at all, so we'd end up with endless leftovers that nobody reallly wants. So my Americanness is displayed in my being a selfish skinflint. :lol:

    Now, leftover prime rib is a different story - it'll get consumed quickly. I may have to stand gaurd at the fridge to keep it from disappearing too fast. I love my kids, but when it comes to leftover prime rib, they're just a bunch of snarling jackals circling the kitchen waiting for their victim (me) to fall off to sleep. It'll be dangerous duty, but it's for a good cause... Prime Rib!
  18. ReformedWretch

    ReformedWretch Puritan Board Doctor

    Take your turkey broth, put it in a large pot, fill the rest with water (maybe a chicken flavored boyon cube or two if you've got them), bring to a boil and add a bag of noodles (two bags for a lot of people). Cook for 10 minutes (longer depending on how thick or thin the noodles are). Stir frequently as it cooks so they do not stick together or to the bottom of the pot.

    I love these! You can do the same with beef, ham, or chicken broth.
  19. turmeric

    turmeric Megerator

    Brad, I got a young turkey breast - maybe if she's willing, you can let her get one next year as well as the main dish and she can have her turkey and the rest of you can have - Prime Rib on Thanksgiving?!? Okay.
  20. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Sorry, Brad. I maintain that not having turkey on Thanksgiving is unAmerican. You should have to sit the corner and eat borscht. :p
  21. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    MMM-mmm.... I'm smellin' the well-pleasing aroma of prime rib wafting through the house, and thinkin' borscht might not be such a harsh penalty. As long as I get to eat the prime rib, too :lol:

    I'll just take comfort in my citizenship in That Far Country, and enjoy the blessing I have received from the hand of the King of that land - a lovely prime rib!

    A Happy Thanksgiving to all! Enjoy the day and remember the wondrous things our God has given us undeserving sinners.
  22. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    I agree (although not dogmaticly :lol:). We were contemplating stuffing a chicken so as to not have massive leftovers, but the good LORD provided us a nice small turkey. He used one my wife's daughters to deliver it to our home! Tradition fullfiled with family is a great feeling and bonding experience.

    Even our wild birdies are getting a feast - fresh suet cakes from the butcher!
  23. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist

    oh my, thanksgiving without leftovers? Whatever will you eat on Friday? :)
  24. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Does turkey bacon count?
  25. toddpedlar

    toddpedlar Iron Dramatist

    as long as it's wrapped around the turkey neck and sauteed, simmered with celery, onion and garlic, and used to make broth & thence gravy for the bird, potatoes and stuffing, then yes :)
  26. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

  27. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    No Brad, worms don't count.
  28. Grymir

    Grymir Puritan Board Graduate

    How about Tofurkey?
  29. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    For even mentioning that, you are hereby sentenced to one week aboard a trawler populated by vegan-feminist opponents of Obama (because he is too conservative). :chained:
  30. Mushroom

    Mushroom Puritan Board Doctor

    Yeah, but they may be better than David's burnt turkey bacon... :rofl:
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