Post # 1
Fi’s sister makes this TERRIBLE broccoli casserole (which I usually love) with cheese, frozen broccoli, and Ritz crackers on top. It’s her “specialty” and everyone has to have big scoops of it. I don’t know how she manages, but the crackers are always soggy and the broccoli is that weird rubbery texture.
Any other horror stories about turkey day?
Post # 3
My Mom makes this dish called “pink stuff”. Essentially, it’s cottage cheese, cool whip, and a packet of dry strawberry jello mix..although you could use any flavor you like. I used to love it as a kid, but now the texture completely puts me off. It’s chunky and, well, reminds me of puke. YUCK.
Post # 4
Finding out if the stuffing has the gizzards (spelling?) in it. I try to find out before hand by asking politely if it does I wont eat it or get a very small portion
Post # 5
Haha maybe this is a dumb question but if you guys don’t like the stuff why not just NOT eat it?
I have always been a really picky eater so I don’t like most stuff at Thanksgiving (as in, I like turkey, mashed potatoes no gravy, CANNED cranberry sauce, and rolls. Thats it). I don’t eat the stuffing or sweet poato stuff or green beans or homemade cranberry sauce or anything… but I don’t really dread it because I just don’t eat it. 🙂
Post # 6
DH’s aunt makes this oyster “dressing” (oysters, cheese, butter and breadcrumbs) that everyone in the family loves. Just the smell of it makes me gag. I don’t partake, and every year I take a lot of heat for it.
Post # 7
@CorgiTales: Hahaha… good question! I don’t want to hurt her feelings! It’s something she’s especially proud of and she always says “Ta da!” when you puts it on the table.
The first year, I brought a pie for dessert. Last year, I brought the Barefoot Contessa’s grownup mac and cheese (that contains about $40 worth of cheese and pancetta). This year, I get to bring TWO things: another mac and cheese (using Tyler Florence’s recipe with bacon this time) and green bean casserole (amping it up with Velveeta and bacon). My strategy is to slowwwwly infiltrate the meal with good stuff. *evil laugh*
Post # 8
cranberry sauce especially out of a can! for some reason my mom always makes it but no one eats it (though i learned my husband LOVES cranberry sauce) – i will stay far far away
Post # 9
@Ms. Sea Lion: GAG! AGH!!!!! I would NOT like that!!
I dont like beets. ick. Sometimes mashed potatoes make me gag.
Post # 10
I love everything that my family makes, but when we do Thanksgiving or Christmas with Mr.ND’s family, there’s always ham (I’m a ham-hater, sorry), and they make ‘gravy.’ Now, gravy has been a point of contention for Mr.ND and I, LOL. He says my family has ‘runny gravy’ (so not true, it’s delicous). His family makes ‘white gravy.’ It’s milk and flour or other things like that. What’s the point of gravy if it doesn’t ADD FLAVOR?! And they expect you to pour it over everything…no thank you! Thankfully, my sister joined my Mr.ND gettogether one year and totally backed me up. So at least now they think my family is just weird, not that I’m a gravy snoot 😛
Post # 11
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: lol thats kind of funny. I guess maybe since I’ve been a picky eater since day 1 no one really questions my food choices or gets insulted if I don’t eat something because generally it has nothing to do with their cooking, its just that whatever they made isn’t on the short list of stuff I eat.
Post # 12
I am a freak for all the casseroles…except that now we do Thanksgiving with FI’s family, and his aunt (who hosts and cooks most of the dishes) throws nuts on EVERYTHING. I’m highly allergic to all nuts, so I can’t just “pick them off”. And being that I’m vegetarian, I don’t eat the turkey or stuffing either. So basically now Thanksgiving has turned into eating mashed potatoes, rolls (sometimes, if they’re not also covered/filled with nuts), and cranberry sauce. Everything else has nuts or meat in it 🙁 I don’t even get to eat dessert, because again…nuts in EVERYTHING.
Needless to say I’m not a big fan of Thanksgiving anymore. I miss doing it with my family, who don’t even like nuts, and who make the stuffing separate from the turkey (which means I can eat it!). Unfortunately it’s not worth it for us to travel all the way to CT or NC for Thanksgiving, so we stick with his aunt, who lives 20 minutes down the road.
This year I insisted on bringing a casserole that I make myself, so that at least I can eat something besides potatoes and (sometimes) rolls.
Post # 13
i dislike soggy stuffing!
Post # 14
Most of the food I dislike are the desserts, especially if they’re store bought. Home made chocolate chip cookies I’ll eat all day, but the store bought ones make me want to gag. Also pie – I don’t really like pie to begin with, but when it’s not home made I get really grossed out. I also dislike most of the sweet stuff like the canned cranberry and candied walnuts.
Post # 15
@Kant: OMG my family puts nuts in everything too!! And I’m not allergic and I actually LIKE nuts, but it’s so unappetizing to have them piled on so high to everything!
Post # 16
Pumpkin pie. I don’t like pie and I don’t like pumpkin, so this is double trouble.