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Thread: The Thanksgiving Evolution...1, or 2 Dishes at a Time

  1. #26
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    Sep 2008
    NW Kansas
    Oh my, there were 25 of us this year. Prime Rib, garlic mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green bean casserole, scalloped corn, roasted brussel sprouts, tossed salad, deviled eggs, relishes, peach crisp, apple crisp and brownies and ice cream. Fresh vegetable beef soup the night before. This is our Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner. We open Christmas packages after dinner. This way the kids get to spend Christmas with their own children and their grandchildren. Makes life easy for us.

  2. #27
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    Jul 2012
    Beautiful BC
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    As a Canadian we had our Thanksgiving back in October.

    I figure if I am cooking the meal I can change it up any way I like. Some things are not served here, no green bean casserole or yams/sweet spuds with marshmallows at my table.

    I love stuffing and often switch it up by using different types of sausage meat and breads. One year I did chorizo and cornbread stuffing. But that is just if I am cooking a turkey. I have done lamb, prime rib and seafood casserole in the past.

    If I am serving turkey there will be homemade cranberry sauce. I do not served canned cranberry sauce. I remember hearing a radio story about people who love the canned jellied cranberries and the stuff has to be pushed out of the tin, so the lines are visible on the jelly. Nope not at my house.

    Desserts vary too. We have some family favourites, but I switch them up at will too. For Thanksgiving my son asked for Trifle, so we had trifle. My last visit he asked for a Yule Log, even though it was Remembrance Day weekend. I switched it up and made a chocolate peanut butter one. It was pretty good.

    We have two holiday traditions that I love.

    Fondue dinner on Christmas Eve. cheese fondue, beef broth and chocolate fondue. Yum.

    Christmas Day we have a brunch of wife savers, sausages, fresh fruit salad and bacon. I rarely cook bacon and we love the treat of having it on Christmas Day.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

  3. #28
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    Jul 2017
    Central Ohio
    My husband smoked a turkey this year at our son's home. They are vegetarian so he bought a small turkey. It was different. Tasted good but we both thought it didn't "taste" like Thanksgiving
    My son smoked salmon for them. That was good too. My DIL made a marvelous stuffing. And we had lots of sides and I made a pumpkin pie.

  4. #29
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
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    Dec 2009
    Outside St. Louis
    I have eaten the same thing for Thanksgiving. Baked turkey, mashed potatoes W/canned milk, stick of margarine, salt and pepper, Turkey broth gravy,cornbread dressing w/ Italian sausage, walnuts, mushrooms,onions and celery, cooked in margarine. canned cranberry sauce, can't eat turkey without it. Canned or frozen corn w/margarine. Pumpkin pies (5), cheesecake,carrot cake, apple pie. Son in law made last three desserts, daughter had to work on baking day. Son in law deep fried a 14# and 9# turkeys. I don't eat it. Husband and me are not turkey eaters other than Thanksgiving and leftovers. I freeze leftovers to have in the summer. We had veggie tray w/dip, cheese and crackers. We have KFC with sides night before. Lots of food, grown Grandsons, girlfriends/wives, always a fun and good time. One girlfriend made her Grandma's recipe for bread rolls.

    Rest of the year is for dieting.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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