(Closed) What do you or your family cook for Thanksgiving?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

sounds delicious!

my family always has cajun food, but fi’s mom cooks turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed regular potates, cranberry sauce, 2 types of stuffing, rice, green beans, carrots, bread, and lots of different pies.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Um. Turkey. What else is there??

Yes. Turkey w/vegetables roasted in the oven. With gravy made from the roasted turkey juice. And crescent rolls. I could care less about everything else.

Did I mention Turkey?

We had our first turkey of the season yesterday. hehe.

P.S. Put your turkey in a brine for 24 hrs beforehand. Shhh. It’s our little secret. Creates the most tender turkey EVER.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We’ve already had Thanksgiving here in Canada, but I want to play anyways!

We usually have:

– Turkey

– Stuffing

– Mashed potatoes

– Carrots

– Squash (mashed)

– Gravy

– Cranberry sauce

– Sometimes turnip (mashed)

– LOTS OF WINE 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Looks good, but you missed the most important item: GRAVY

Thanksgivings not Thanksgiving without gravy! 😉

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This is about the usual for us:

  • Turkey
  • Dressing with gravy
  • Spiral Ham
  • Sweet potato casserole
  • Corn
  • Potato Salad
  • Rolls
  • Greens
  • Mom’s famous mac n cheese
  • Cranberry sauce

The only thing I contribute are the desserts. This year I will be making (all from scratch I may add):

  • German Chocolate Cake
  • Mini Apple Pies
  • Mini Cheesecakes with cherries on top
  • Chocolate cake
  • Pecan Bars
  • Maybe a small banana pudding for my dad

That’s it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

like Ottawabride we already had turkey day we do

  • turkey stuffed with dressing (stuffing) and baked with baby potatoes & other root veggies (carrots, parsnips, etc)
  • wild rice casserole
  • butternut squash soup
  • acorn or butternut squash bakedmashed with spices (cinnamon, with a touch of cloves & ginger)
  • wild rice casserole
  • mashed potatoes au gratin with bacon (there were other things in this dish, but I did not make it so I am not sure what, but it was freaking delicious)
  • three bean sweet salad
  • sauteed green beans with garlic & pepper
  • carmalized carrots with pecans (super easy to make)
  • rolls!
  • home made cranberry jelly
  • gravy
  • home made apple cider
  • homemade pumpkin pie
  • traditional “English“ cherry rum pudding (my partners g-ma made it)

If my uncle B had been around this year he would have brought pulled pork, corn on the cob, a garden salad and some sort of decadent cheesecake, but he was on the east coast & we missed his cooking dearly!

now I am hungry..

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

WHat’s a sweet potato ball?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

  • Fried Turkey
  • Regular turkey
  • Ham
  • Chitlins’
  • Pulled BBQ
  • Rice
  • Dressing
  • Baked mac and cheese
  • collard greens
  • gravy
  • potato salad
  • dinner rolls
  • sweet potato pie
  • chocolate cake
  • nut cake

…and whatever else folks bring. There are a lot of us so we have TONS of food for the holidays.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Boston Bee: of course! paula dean. the cause of and answer to all eating dilemas.

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