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 - 8:19pm

:D

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:36pm
egd3blessed wrote:
i forgot about the stuffing with sausage, my family used to make it that way too. i love stuffing but i probably smother it with more gravy than i do the potatoes, it's so dry. Yet another reason why I need to get my grandfather's recipe - it's definitely not dry.




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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:40pm

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 9:44pm

Yeah, I've been meaning to ask if you'd put the full recipe/instructions for your cranberry relish here--it sounds wonderful.

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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:34pm
I've never heard of putting potatoes in stuffing. We'll have to try it sometime. DH has been working his way through all of the stuffing recipes in Joy of Cooking. He made cornbread stuffing the past couple of years, but this year we're doing bread.
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:34pm
My grandma used to always make two types of stuffing-- dry stuffing and wet stuffing. I wonder if my mom has the recipes . . .
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Tue, 11-23-2010 - 11:37pm
We're having turkey for dinner, but DH is making the stuffing with chicken broth. My mom thought that was just as well, since she likes chicken better anyway. She probably got that from her dad. He always wanted my grandma, and then my mom to make a chicken instead of a turkey for Thanksgiving.
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Wed, 11-24-2010 - 5:57am

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Wed, 11-24-2010 - 10:58am

Here it is:

1 bag of cranberries (frozen is ok, no need to thaw)

1 orange, cut up, peel and all. Eating oranges are best; I use navel oranges, so no seeds

Grind together (I use a hand crank grinder similar to this one:

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Wed, 11-24-2010 - 11:04am

That sounds REALLY good!