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THANKSGIVING dinner
Posted: 24 November 2008 12:49 PM   [ Ignore ]
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who cooks thanksgiving dinner in your family?

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Posted: 24 November 2008 12:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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and what’s the menu?

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Posted: 24 November 2008 01:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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and why is it capitalized?

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Posted: 24 November 2008 01:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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^whichever aunt is hosting will do the turkey.  everybody else will pitch in on something else.
^^turkey, homemade gravy, chinese style sticky rice (nor mei fan), various veggies, etc.
^^^good question.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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it’s capped bc its a big deal.

i’ll be cooking.  so far the menu is....

turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, green bean casserole, green/string beans and mushrooms, trying homemade butternut squash soup, candied yams

i need more ideas.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 02:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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what about stuffing? salad? dessert? pumpkin pie?

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Posted: 24 November 2008 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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sticky rice seems to be a popular dish at chinese-american thanksgiving dinners.

i often like the sticky rice more than anything else at the table.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 03:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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^^^that sounds like quite a bit already.  how many are you cooking for?

one of the more interesting thanksgivings i had was with some friends of dc.  we spent most of the day cooking.  before dinner we smoked a bit and then sat at the table for a good long while.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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We usually have turkey, with stuffing, gravy, and homemade cranberry sauce; ham; salad; wild rice, mashed potatoes, candied yams and sweet potatoes; pumpkin pie.

There are usually a couple different stuffings, one actually cooked inside the turkey, and another extra, or a different kind.

Turkey is like one of those foods for the side food.  I eat it to eat the gravy.  A good gravy and stuffing goes a long way.

This is for about 10 people.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 04:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Usually turkey is cooked, but rarely the featured meat.  Rib roast, hams and ribs have been the main meat the last few years.  My family is pretty americanized but we do the sticky rice.

We also have a big emphasis on the appetizers.  It’s almost a competition now.  Usually melted brie and chutney with crackers, a shrimp ring, a crab dip, meatballs, pot stickers and my littlest cousin really likes the vienna sausages so we always have a slow-cooker of vienna sausages for him.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Sounds like the Turducken phase has passed.

Last few years I’ve had Thanksgiving around here with friends.  We’ve been making stuffed cornish hens instead of turkey lately, since no one actually likes turkey.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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turkey can be good but it’s often too dry.  i would still like to have a turducken sometime.  it’s on the to do list with the deep fried turkey.

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Posted: 24 November 2008 06:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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for the past couple of years, thanksgiving dinner has been held at my brother’s house.  we usually have a mixture of food.  from turkey, honey baked ham, yam, salad, cocktail shrimps, pasta salad, dinner rolls to sticky rice, ‘jook’, boiled veges, some kind of chinese ‘tong’(soup), salmon, egg rolls, potstickers, handmade ‘siu mai’ and tons of snacks/desserts like rice crispies squares w/snake gummies, red bean soup, mango pudding, almond jello, regular fruit jello, pies, cakes, ice cream, chocolate, candy and etc.  lets not forget the sodas/juices for the kids.  beer/wine/etc etc.  tons of food!!!

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Posted: 25 November 2008 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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i love this thread. thanksgiving food makes me so happy.

how do you guys make your stuffing?

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Posted: 25 November 2008 10:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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I made the turkey this year for the friend crew thanksgiving dinner. 31lb turkey, nearly perfect. I wish I had better stuffing in it, but Dook make the bomb stuffing complimented it.

Also gravy, wish I would have had better gravy for it. 31Lbs was a beast to handle though. It came out well.

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Posted: 25 November 2008 06:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I don’t know how the stuff is cooked.  All I know is that the gravy had turkey gizzards in it.  And I think some of the recipes came from a 30+ year old Betty Crocker cookbook.

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