(Closed) What foods do you have for Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒπŸ‚ and what time

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Post # 31
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Bumble bee

Itsnotme :  Candied sweet potatoes are a wonderful savory sweet that compliments the main.  As for pumkin pie, it’s a sweet squash pie so it’s a little bit of a savory very sweet that’s a desert.  I could always onfuse you and tell you about sweet potato pie πŸ˜‰

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Oh, despite having to get up in the wee hours of the morning, I love Thanksgiving! We will have turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing (with sausage, celery, green pepper, onion and pecans – maybe craisins, too), sweet potatoes, corn souffle, dinner rolls, a steamed head of cauliflower, cranberry sauce, a relish tray (sweet pickles, dill pickles, green olives, black olives, raw carrots, green onions), deviled eggs, apple pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cream pie (go figure, we have folks who don’t like the traditional pies very much). And before I met my Darling Husband I never knew that “salad” involved cream cheese, jello and cool whip, but he is a huge fan of such salads. The one I am making this year involves blended pears, orange jello, cream cheese and cool whip. No chunks in it for Darling Husband (mandarin oranges, mini-marshmallows, cherries, pecans, etc.).

I LOVE the parade, and we eat around 1 pm. We only have about 6 people, sometimes 8, so we usually have way too much food (I imagine everyone does!). I have four Christmas trees, and I have put two of them up so far (one in the entryway and one upstairs). The main one and the one in the kitchen will wait until after the big meal, though.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Itsnotme :  I demand you try pumpkin pie. It’s my favorite!! It’s a sweet dessert, seasoned with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and cloves. 

Fiance and I are vegan, and this year we’re cooking…

To start: a butternut squash bisque (I have a recipe that I LOVE for this)

For the main meal: mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans sauteed with garlic and almond slivers, apple-(seitan)-sausage stuffing, and a seitan pot pie.

For dessert: pumpkin pie and whipped coconut cream.

I AM SO EXCITED. Prepare the alka seltzer, I’m going hard.

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

bywater :  ok so the sweet potatoe with the marshmallows goes with the turkey and stuffing and such? Normally I would find that quite gross but current pregnant state that sounds amazing!!! and I want it all plus crispy bacon on top and some sort of blue cheese. 

flip_flop :  the recipes I’ve seen for it seem to use canned pumpkin filling and I’ve never seen that for sale here. I will check Waitrose though as if ever a store was going to have something more unusual it would be Waitrose! I would like to try it sounds quite nice and it’s a vegetable so I can say it’s one of my five a day πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Also (and sorry to hijack the thread op) if I want to have a go at making the candied sweet potatoes, which I now really do and I want them with huge amounts of bacon or something with crispy skin. What is a good recipe to try? 

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

Itsnotme :  We generally have the sweet potatoes served with dinner, too, not as a dessert afterwards. The sweet potatoes and cooked and then mashed and blended with butter, cream, brown sugar and sometimes some marshmallow fluff. Then they are topped with a streusel topping of brown sugar, butter, flour, pecans and mini marshmallows and toasted again in the oven. They are very sweet and dessert-like, but still served with the main meal.

Post # 37
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We normally cook a big spread for Thanksgiving at our house and host everyone. This is actually the first time in many years we aren’t cooking. Darling Husband has been out of town for work the past couple of months, ironically in his hometown and about 5 minutes from his parents. I’ve been up to visit twice in the past month already and decided yesterday I think I’m just going to stay home. We’ll go up for Christmas so I’ll go to my parents this year.

We normally have :

  • Cheese/Crackers/Pepperoni out as an appitizer
  • Fried Turkey
  • Stuffing
  • Mashed Potatos
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Corn Pudding
  • Sweet Potato Crunch
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Rolls

For dessert Darling Husband always bakes an apple pie, 2 pumpkin pies, & 2 pecan pies.

Post # 40
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

My family makes roast turkey (and sometimes a smoked one too if we have a lot of people coming over), stuffing, green beans, gravey, sweet yams, mashed potatos, sometimes yorkshire puddings, pumpkin pie, and apple pie. my mom would like it all on the table by 3 but by 5 is more realistic since my dad is slow with the turkey.Β 

Post # 41
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

pink624 :  No matter which family we’re with the traditional is: turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, etc. I’m sad when we spend Thanksgiving with my inlaws because their turkey and dressing isn’t cooked the same as my family’s. I will miss my cornbread dressing this year. πŸ˜•

Post # 42
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

pink624 : Starters: deviled eggs, olives, pickled okra, German pickles, pepperoni.

Main course: Fried turkey, spiral ham, homemade mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, corn pudding, crescent rolls.

Dessert: pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake 

Post # 43
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Itsnotme :  Google Ruth’s Chris sweet potato casserole. It’s the recipe I always use. And please don’t put bacon or bleu cheese on it lol. It’s perfect as is. 

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

pink624 :  Yours sounds great. Ours: Cornish hens, roast chicken or fruited pork chops, twice baked potatoes or mashed potatoes, homemae dressing/stuffing green beans with bacon, homemade cranberry sauce, candied yams, tossed green salad, dinner rolls, relish tray (raw veggies, pickles, olives), ambrosia, jello fruit salad, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, soda, ice water, beer, wine. I think I am very untraditional! Growing up my mom always made the delicious turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, and a lot of the sides I now make but always one dessert only, her amazing homemade pumpkin pie that had a great tang from a little extra spice! My pies I buy from the bakery lol and I have never roasted a turkey yet becauseit seems intimidating 

Post # 45
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Busy bee

Darling Husband and I started a tradition a few years ago to have our own Thanksgiving dinner on Black Friday with our favorite foods, then munch on the leftovers all weekend. This year will be a roasted turkey breast, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, canned jellied cranberries, and a green salad with craisins, bleu cheese, and walnuts. If I remember, I’ll make a pumpkin pie and whipped cream as well. 

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