Unusual Thanksgiving dishes

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Unusual Thanksgiving dishes
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:05am
In an effort to deflect the inanity that other threads have devolved into, let's do something different. Do you serve any unusual dishes or anything with a special family history? And for those of you who make stuffing, what kind and why? And do you actually stuff the bird?
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:41am

::::makes a mental note to plant sage next summer::::

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Kitty

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:46am

I don't do the traditional Italian dinner as it is just the 4 of us for dinner. We have Turkey, Stuffing (not in bird and the "horrid" Stove Top as I have tried other kinds and made it homemade and this is what my family prefers), Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Corn, Cranberry Sauce (again, I only eat this so I buy it canned) and Bisquits (kids wanted Pillsbury Crescent Rolls). Dessert is Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Ice Cream and Cool Whip (I know, horrible!!-lol!!).

I make what my family likes. I have tried all types of things through the years and go back to their favorites. Makes it easier for me and I know they will eat it.

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:47am

Somebody remind me next year to enroll in one of bordwithyou's classes as a grad student and repeatedly voice my lack of Thanksgiving plans. Your house sounds so delicious, and the thought of curling up on that sectional in front of the windows with a book afterwards...

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:49am

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 10:58am
Ah, you guys don't need to suffer through the classes! Friends are always welcome 'round the table!
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:01am
Thanksgiving 2011, at bord's house? I'm in!
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:02am

That just made me think--can you imagine a potluck with the members of this board? Hmm....I suspect that would be quite delicious.

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:06am
We should find a way to do it. My house is about 6 miles from the east/west geographical center of the lower 48. I'm up for it.
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:09am

We always stuff the cavity with a variety of things, sometimes oranges and lemons w/herbs, just depends on what turkey recipe we feel like doing.

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:35am
We don't cook the turkey for thanksgiving (mil does), but will sometime after (we do ham for Christmas). But, I will never cook another turkey, myself. Dh cooked one on the grill, for the first time over the summer, and it was so delicious, that now he's in charge of the turkey. We've had two more, since that first experience, lol. He stuffs it with onions and celery and sage. The last one, he wrapped in bacon!