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Title: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2007, 01:15:02 pm
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! From America, our thoughts go out to all the Brokies across the world--we're grateful for you!!

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Lumière on November 22, 2007, 01:34:10 pm

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 22, 2007, 03:43:34 pm
Hey Everyone, I thought i'd just "report" in -

Getting ready for Thanksgiving for ten.  Listening to my enhanced BBM soundtrack (enhanced meaning I added to the official one, with "Melissa," the original version of "King of the Road" (the one in the movie), and my favorite - Desi Arnaz and orchestra singing "Quizas."  Plus a few others: a great brass version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," etc.

Anywhoo, I'm happy, I'm immersed in BBM, in my own home, in getting ready for my mother in law with Alzheimer's, my sister in law with severe dog allergies, and my nephew with dairy allergies, and the five meat-eaters, and four vegetarians, my 4 1/2 yo who will be both overwhelmed and lavished with love.  It's a sweet life, and if I can keep myself from being a stud duck (aka controlling @sshole), things should be pretty lovely.

I also, for the first time, am using my grandmother's pressed glass for dessert plates and for some of the serving pieces.  I received it two years ago, but it felt too risky with a toddler, so it's been stored away.  It's in the dishwasher now, getting sparkling for later.  ("In the dishwasher, are you nuts, Elle??"  If it can't handle our lifestyle, I'm sorry.)  :)

For anyone who's not feeling like it's a sweet life today - been there, done that.  For quite a few of my previous 47 Thanksgivings, and other holidays.  Love you.

Today's menu:
(SIL stands for sister-in-law is bringing, N stands for niece is bringing)

Turkey (SIL)
Quorn roast
stuffing (SIL)
fingerling potatoes in sage/lemon butter
turkey gravy (from a jar!)
yeast gravy (yum)
whole petite green beans (frozen)
creamed spinach (frozen)
Poppin' Fresh crescent rolls (from a can)
cherry tomatoes still on the vine
olives
pumpkin pie (SIL)
apple pie (N)
cherry pie (N)
vanilla ice cream
vanilla ice cream with chocolate ribbon
raspberry sorbet
grapes
Earl Grey tea
soy nog
sparking cider
orange fizzwa
water
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: jstephens9 on November 22, 2007, 03:56:51 pm
Wow, it definitely sounds like you will not go hungry  :) Have a great one!!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Shasta542 on November 22, 2007, 04:26:21 pm
Quote
if I can keep myself from being a stud duck (aka controlling @sshole), things should be pretty lovely.

 :laugh: :laugh:

Just chill and recite your mantra under your breath!  
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sharon on November 22, 2007, 04:38:20 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on November 22, 2007, 05:06:49 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 22, 2007, 11:22:45 pm


To my Brokie pals all over the world...

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 23, 2007, 12:45:07 am
Happy Thanksgiving - Stop Motion Video  (1:18)

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 23, 2007, 12:51:20 pm
Happy Thanksgiving - Stop Motion Video  (1:18)

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CndP1fYC0M[/youtube]

Is there anything that's NOT on YouTube?  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 23, 2007, 04:15:47 pm
Hey Everyone, I thought i'd just "report" in -

Getting ready for Thanksgiving for ten.  Listening to my enhanced BBM soundtrack (enhanced meaning I added to the official one, with "Melissa," the original version of "King of the Road" (the one in the movie), and my favorite - Desi Arnaz and orchestra singing "Quizas."  Plus a few others: a great brass version of "Battle Hymn of the Republic," etc.

Anywhoo, I'm happy, I'm immersed in BBM, in my own home, in getting ready for my mother in law with Alzheimer's, my sister in law with severe dog allergies, and my nephew with dairy allergies, and the five meat-eaters, and four vegetarians, my 4 1/2 yo who will be both overwhelmed and lavished with love.  It's a sweet life, and if I can keep myself from being a stud duck (aka controlling @sshole), things should be pretty lovely.

I also, for the first time, am using my grandmother's pressed glass for dessert plates and for some of the serving pieces.  I received it two years ago, but it felt too risky with a toddler, so it's been stored away.  It's in the dishwasher now, getting sparkling for later.  ("In the dishwasher, are you nuts, Elle??"  If it can't handle our lifestyle, I'm sorry.)  :)

For anyone who's not feeling like it's a sweet life today - been there, done that.  For quite a few of my previous 47 Thanksgivings, and other holidays.  Love you.

Today's menu:
(SIL stands for sister-in-law is bringing, N stands for niece is bringing)

Turkey (SIL)
Quorn roast
stuffing (SIL)
fingerling potatoes in sage/lemon butter
turkey gravy (from a jar!)
yeast gravy (yum)
whole petite green beans (frozen)
creamed spinach (frozen)
Poppin' Fresh crescent rolls (from a can)
cherry tomatoes still on the vine
olives
pumpkin pie (SIL)
apple pie (N)
cherry pie (N)
vanilla ice cream
vanilla ice cream with chocolate ribbon
raspberry sorbet
grapes
Earl Grey tea
soy nog
sparking cider
orange fizzwa
water



Hey, just want to report "out," now that my Thanksgiving hosting is on the other side.  It turned out about as relaxedly as it could, considering the place was pretty full.  Everybody was fairly kindly towards their fellows (all family members, so that's really saying something)  :laugh:.  The one sharp word that I observed was my father in law suddenly barking, "I already TOLD you that" at his wife, my mother in law with Alzheimer's.  Now the one main certainty about communication with her, is that we've already told her that (whatver THAT is), which he knows better than all of us.  So him yelling that, shows the kind of chronic huge patience he normally has with her, and lost for a moment.

But we all had fun, and I decided to let my daughter eat the three rolls she wanted, and almost nothing else, because it was easier. I normally don't take the less quality way with her, and she has cheerfully eaten many, many, many, many bites of vegetables and protein to get the more starch she wanted, but yesterday, I just kept saying yes to her requests.  Sure made the day easier for me.  Plus, that's really one of the characteristics of Thanksgiving - right?  We experiment with just eating whatever the heck we want.  Why deprive her of that freedom?  (Though she and I both agreed that for her own mood-happiness seconds on the chocolate stuff was not a good idea.)

Another cool thing was about 15 minutes before everyone arrived, I suddenly saw a better way to arrange the furniture to accomodate everyone in a way that felt more spacious, more cozy, and more logistically easy for serving.  I've been a lot more willing to try new stuff of late, so all of a sudden, there were my husband and me doing some major furniture rearranging.  It did work well, and only took about ten minutes to do.  I like feeling flexible.

A sad note - my sister in law had a big headache, which she only admitted to about 2 hours into the day.  I right away worked with hr to gether what I could to help - she got 2/3 of the couch to semi-recline on, I brought her a cold pack, some hot tea, some cold water.  Every 20 minutes or so, I would switch cold packs for her, to keep them chilled.  Her father (the same one who was sharp earlier), said, "Boy, she's really eating up all that attention."  I felt so sad for her hard life, that that little bit of kind effort was a big deal for her.  She's the mother of two, wife of one, second in command for caring for her mother with Alzheimer's, and is a full time nurse on top of all that.  Caregivers of the world, I salute you, and exhort you to get care yourself.

I want to give the two partial half gallons of ice cream away today, maybe our neighbors will take them.  We sure don't need 'em.

You know what?  For years I never hosted a Thanksgiving, because I didn't know how to roast a turkey, and didn't want to learn how.  Come to find that I can host, and not be the one who makes it.  I spoke up, and we found a solution that works.

And during the festivities, there were times when I thought, "I could go get on BetterMost for a few minutes," but knew it wouldn't be a good idea - you guys would win me over, and I'd have a hard time leaving.  :)

:-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Shasta542 on November 23, 2007, 04:46:41 pm
Congratulations on a hostess job well done, Elle!! That was NICE and laid back of you to pamper your sister-in-law and let Minimeno have her rolls!!   :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 23, 2007, 07:00:29 pm
Congratulations on a hostess job well done, Elle!! That was NICE and laid back of you to pamper your sister-in-law and let Minimeno have her rolls!!   :)


Thanks Shasta!  How was the time at your cousin's?

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 23, 2007, 11:24:10 pm
Thanks for the report on the doings at MaisonMeno, Elle.  You did a great job, and it sounds like the meal was super, too.  8)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Shasta542 on November 23, 2007, 11:28:17 pm

Thanks Shasta!  How was the time at your cousin's?



;) Good!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: jstephens9 on November 24, 2007, 01:16:15 am
It sounds like you did a great job hosting Elle. One thing is for sure a Brokie Thanksgiving would be extra special. Course I don't know how all of us would get away from our real families  ;)

As far as my Thanksgiving with my family, it went fine. My sister's fiance wanted to know how I liked San Fransicko. I said what and he explained that one of his favorite conservative radio talk show hosts always refers to it as that. Apparently this talk show host lives in SF and goes around in a trench coat to see all the "weirdos" that live there  ;D I told him that I see stranger people here in Asheville than I saw in San Francisco or New York City. He said he would expect to see transgendered people walking around and people like that. He made them sound like zombies from the night of the living dead   :D I told him that I didn't actually see any. I also mentioned during the conversation about some Christmas lights on the house across the street. He told me that it was a couple of guys who lived over there that were very creative. They also had a bunch of stuff for Halloween. HMMMMMMMMM.....very creative......wonder what that means  ???

Anyway, all worked out fine.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 30, 2008, 11:04:48 pm
I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Together with my mother, my brother and his wife, and my sister's daughter. We were all people who wanted to be together, and we had a great time. Would like to hear about your Thanksgiving!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: shortfiction on December 04, 2008, 02:25:43 pm
We had 14 people for the meal, and a pal came over in the evening.  Most people brought stuff to eat, but the cooking, setting up and cleaning up kinda got to me in the neck and back for a few days. 
Ah, well.  It's that time of the year!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on December 04, 2008, 02:38:46 pm



     We went to our sons house.  He made a deep fried turkey, and his wife made homemade garlic mashed potatoes.
I made the rest of the meal.  Bought the pumpkin, apple, and pecan pie.   Easy peasy Thanksgiving. 
     For Christmas we are all going to go out to eat at a nice restaurant.  NO WORK....yay!!!  We will have breakfast
at home and have dinner out..

     
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on December 05, 2008, 04:01:17 am
We had me, Mr. Meno, MiniMeno, 5 of my in laws, and a beloved friend.  We have a vegetarian household, but on Thanksgiving, my sister in law makes and brings the turkey and turkey gravy.  She also brought the stuffing, the rolls, and chocolate sauce.  I made mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, my world class golden gravy with mushrooms, green beans, and served "boughten" tapenade and crackers, raw veggies, pumpkin pie, berry pie, and a couple of ice creams.  Pretty easy.  I served it all buffet style.  I also, for the first time in my life, I think, wrapped a fork and knife in a napkin for each person to take at the end of the buffet line.  I found it very fun to wrap them up ahead of time, and don't know why I haven't ever done it before.

We mostly just talked when not eating, but did have a pretty good time playing a kid version of charades for a while.  They stayed three hours, and it felt like it flew by, I was sorry to see them leave.  A darned good enough Thanksgiving.


Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on December 05, 2008, 10:34:43 pm
We had me, Mr. Meno, MiniMeno, 5 of my in laws, and a beloved friend.  We have a vegetarian household, but on Thanksgiving, my sister in law makes and brings the turkey and turkey gravy.  She also brought the stuffing, the rolls, and chocolate sauce.  I made mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, my world class golden gravy with mushrooms, green beans, and served "boughten" tapenade and crackers, raw veggies, pumpkin pie, berry pie, and a couple of ice creams.  Pretty easy.  I served it all buffet style.  I also, for the first time in my life, I think, wrapped a fork and knife in a napkin for each person to take at the end of the buffet line.  I found it very fun to wrap them up ahead of time, and don't know why I haven't ever done it before.

We mostly just talked when not eating, but did have a pretty good time playing a kid version of charades for a while.  They stayed three hours, and it felt like it flew by, I was sorry to see them leave.  A darned good enough Thanksgiving.

Elle, two things.  First, what's your world-class golden gravy??  Inquiring minds want to know. 

Second, beware the tapenade.  I thought it was vegetarian and served it to friends, only to find out later that it contains anchovies.  (I gotta read those pesky labels.)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 05, 2008, 10:49:23 pm
Second, beware the tapenade.  I thought it was vegetarian and served it to friends, only to find out later that it contains anchovies.  (I gotta read those pesky labels.)

Um, what's tapenade?

My folks was Pennsylvania Dutch. ...

 ::)  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on December 05, 2008, 11:58:10 pm
Um, what's tapenade?

My folks was Pennsylvania Dutch. ...

 ::)  ;D

A spread of Provençal origin consisting of capers, black olives, and anchovies puréed with olive oil.  Yum.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on December 06, 2008, 04:59:28 am
Elle, two things.  First, what's your world-class golden gravy??  Inquiring minds want to know. 

Second, beware the tapenade.  I thought it was vegetarian and served it to friends, only to find out later that it contains anchovies.  (I gotta read those pesky labels.)


Golden gravy, because that is a nicer sounding name than yeast gravy.

Lightly brown flower in a pan, add nutritional yeast, then olive oil, then water, whisk, whisk, whisk, then tamari, then guzzle it, or if one prefers, drizzle it on brown rice, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, rubber gaskets, anything tastes better with it on it.  It's one of those magically delicious combos of flavors that is more than the sum of its parts.  It's also loaded with B vitamins, so everyone relaxes and enjoys life.


Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on December 06, 2008, 05:00:37 am
A spread of Provençal origin consisting of capers, black olives, and anchovies puréed with olive oil.  Yum.


Hm, I think the one I buy has kalamatas in it, which would replace anchovies handily.  I'll check though.  :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on December 06, 2008, 10:05:03 am

Golden gravy, because that is a nicer sounding name than yeast gravy.

Lightly brown flower in a pan, add nutritional yeast, then olive oil, then water, whisk, whisk, whisk, then tamari, then guzzle it, or if one prefers, drizzle it on brown rice, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, rubber gaskets, anything tastes better with it on it.  It's one of those magically delicious combos of flavors that is more than the sum of its parts.  It's also loaded with B vitamins, so everyone relaxes and enjoys life.

Thanks, Elle, I must need a whole lot more B vitamins!

Hm, I think the one I buy has kalamatas in it, which would replace anchovies handily.  I'll check though.  :-*

It makes sense that there would be some olive spreads without the little anchovies, but they do add a certain 'je ne sais quoi'. :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 06, 2008, 12:52:57 pm
It makes sense that there would be some olive spreads without the little anchovies, but they do add a certain 'je ne sais quoi'. :)
Yes, it's called "fishy taste." I love it too!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 06, 2008, 06:04:05 pm
A spread of Provençal origin consisting of capers, black olives, and anchovies puréed with olive oil.  Yum.

Anchovies?  :o  :P

Only when you can't taste 'em, like in Worcestershire sauce.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 06, 2008, 09:30:39 pm
My friends Vermont Sunset, and southendmd, recently taught me how to eat littlenecked clams. It was after friend Adam ordered a bucket of them in Gloucester. They arrived at the table and I was at a loss as to how to savor them. The strategy is that you sever the clam from its shell with a knife, taking care to preserve as much of the precious liquor in the shell, and then you have to "de-condom" the neck, and then you're ready to eat it!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 21, 2009, 08:59:14 pm
This year, I will go to an early Thanksgiving dinner with my husband, son, daughter, daughter's boyfriend, daughter's boyfriend's parents, my mother, and three other people. Then, I will go to a late Thanksgiving dinner at my friend EDelMar's house, where he and friend Chuck will cook for the first time in their new kitchen. I'm looking forward to it!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 21, 2009, 09:09:52 pm
This year, I will go to an early Thanksgiving dinner with my husband, son, daughter, daughter's boyfriend, daughter's boyfriend's parents, my mother, and three other people. Then, I will go to a late Thanksgiving dinner at my friend EDelMar's house, where he and friend Chuck will cook for the first time in their new kitchen. I'm looking forward to it!!

Two Thanksgiving dinners?  :o  ;D

Sounds wonderful. It's good to be around lots of FRiends and family.  :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all my FRiends in Denver!  :-*  Miss you all somethin' awful!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2009, 10:20:15 pm
I know about two Thanksgiving dinners.  Fortunately, mine aren't on the same day.

I just got back from the first.  It's a tradition that dates to 1982, when some college friends who had an off-campus apartment, decided to host a pot-luck Thanksgiving.  That first year, I was still in the dorms, and didn't have a kitchen, so I just brought cranberry sauce in a can (yuk).  We sat on the floor, the table being plywood resting on cinder blocks.  We've been doing it every year since!

Whoever has the biggest house at the time offers to host, and cooks the turkey.  Everyone else brings the rest.  I still bring cranberry sauce, but freshly made with Cape Cod cranberries, oranges and fresh ginger (recipe is on the condiments thread here).  It's always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Nowadays, it may be the only time of the year I get to see some people.  Now, there are lots of kids, straight, gay, couples, singles, (interestingly, fewer vegetarians).  But the same core group of college friends--28th annual this year!

The second dinner, on Thursday, I'll cook, for a much smaller crowd. 

I'm very thankful for my wonderful, loyal friends. 
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 23, 2009, 04:38:39 am
I know about two Thanksgiving dinners.  Fortunately, mine aren't on the same day.

I just got back from the first.  It's a tradition that dates to 1982, when some college friends who had an off-campus apartment, decided to host a pot-luck Thanksgiving.  That first year, I was still in the dorms, and didn't have a kitchen, so I just brought cranberry sauce in a can (yuk).  We sat on the floor, the table being plywood resting on cinder blocks.  We've been doing it every year since!

Whoever has the biggest house at the time offers to host, and cooks the turkey.  Everyone else brings the rest.  I still bring cranberry sauce, but freshly made with Cape Cod cranberries, oranges and fresh ginger (recipe is on the condiments thread here).  It's always the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Nowadays, it may be the only time of the year I get to see some people.  Now, there are lots of kids, straight, gay, couples, singles, (interestingly, fewer vegetarians).  But the same core group of college friends--28th annual this year!

The second dinner, on Thursday, I'll cook, for a much smaller crowd. 

I'm very thankful for my wonderful, loyal friends. 


I'm guessing you all don't sit on the floor 28 years later.  I love that your canned cranberry sauce has evolved as you have!  I'm thinking of putting pomegranate juice in mine this year.



Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2009, 04:34:12 pm
I'm sure your friends are thankful of you...and that your cranberry skills have evolved!

I just made a big recipe of Mama Stamberg's cranberry relish. It has really awful sounding ingredients--raw cranberries, sour cream, horseradish--but it is delicious. Susan Stamberg gives the recipe every year on NPR and it's on their web site. I'll try your recipe for Christmas, Paul!!

Pomegranate juice sounds wonderful, Clarissa!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 24, 2009, 11:39:24 pm


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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ONE AND ALL!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on November 25, 2009, 09:25:03 am
Thanks, Meryl. 

(Notice the glasses filled with red wine...  Red wine is great with turkey.  I like zinfandel, rhône, or pinot noir.)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 25, 2009, 05:32:41 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all American Brokies!!!



May the turkey be as tasty as you expect!

 ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Berit on November 25, 2009, 06:07:27 pm
Thanks, Meryl.  

(Notice the glasses filled with red wine...  Red wine is great with turkey.  I like zinfandel, rhône, or pinot noir.)
Red wine is good to everything!!  :-*

Happy thanksgiving
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on November 25, 2009, 06:31:21 pm
Red wine is good to everything!!  :-*

Happy thanksgiving


Cheers, Berit!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 25, 2009, 11:30:03 pm
Thanks Sonja and Berit!  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: belbbmfan on November 26, 2009, 03:03:16 am
Happy Thanksgiving!


I think this is a great tradition. Having a party, good food and wine for no other reason than to give thanks for all the good things and people in your life. What better reason could you have?  I wish we had something like that over here.

To all those celebrating: Have a great day.  :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 26, 2009, 03:55:25 am

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to all our US American Brokies!
Enjoy the day and have a wonderful time with your loved ones.
 :D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 26, 2009, 12:17:05 pm
Thanks, Chrissi! Happy bun & bruttag to you!! I unburied the little glass ornament yesterday and hung it in a place of honor on a wreath above my bookcase where I keep my most precious books, inlcuding Brokeback Mountain of course!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 26, 2009, 05:03:42 pm
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.  I made the meal, we ate the meal, and now I'm taking a BetterMost break for a few minutes.  Then it will be a walk at the beach, and come back for pie.  This evening, Mr. Meno and Mini-Meno are going to some of our friends to watch The Sound of Music.  I'll be staying home, because my cat allergy wouldn't be able to handle the friends' house.  But I'm looking forward to that time.  I think I'm going to move my cookbooks and get that corner rearranged!   or maybe I'll goof off and watch a movie.  Whatever I feel like when the time comes!

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: delalluvia on November 26, 2009, 09:40:20 pm
Hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving!

This was a first for me.  I'm hungry right now.  

I ate at a relative's house and the turkey and ham tasted like it was leftover from last year.  Leathery, tough, dry, tasteless and so was the gravy and dressing.  The only things that were good were the side dishes.  I ate so little, had no seconds and am now wondering if Burger King is open... :P

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 12:36:22 am
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Happy Thanksgiving
to all my
U.S. Brokie Friends!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 27, 2009, 02:41:32 am
Only in America would a bunny be shown about to pounce on a turkey!! Thanks, friend!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 09:57:53 am
Only in America would a bunny be shown about to pounce on a turkey!! Thanks, friend!

Not to mention a Tasmanian Devil!  :o
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on November 27, 2009, 10:20:59 am
Today, I am thankful for apple pie for breakfast.  Yum.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: shortfiction on November 27, 2009, 12:24:39 pm
Today, I am thankful for apple pie for breakfast.  Yum.

Hey, I just had that too!

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 27, 2009, 12:50:27 pm
Only in America would a bunny be shown about to pounce on a turkey!! Thanks, friend!


We have an old Disney Christmas cartoon where Donald and Daisy Duck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie are all about to dig into their big Christmas feast, including a large carving knife poised to slice into the turkey.  In unison, they all say, "Oooo, turkey!"  How's that for surreal?  My little vegetarian girl is the one who pointed it out to me, I would have skipped right over it.

I'm grateful that we usually have Thanksgiving with others.  This year's experiment to have it just be the three of us proved a might lonesome, despite being a nice day with some lovely moments.

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 27, 2009, 01:30:59 pm

We have an old Disney Christmas cartoon where Donald and Daisy Duck, and Huey, Dewey, and Louie are all about to dig into their big Christmas feast,

I assume that would be Donald's nephews? Here they're called Tick, Trick and Track.

--

Ok, I just checked wikipedia. I was right with Huey, Dewey and Louie. In Danmark they're called Rip, Rap and Rup.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 27, 2009, 03:28:44 pm
In Sweden they're called Knatte, Fnatte and Tjatte.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Ellemeno on November 27, 2009, 07:52:55 pm
Huey, Dewey, and Louie; Tick, Trick and Track; Rip, Rap and Rup; Knatte, Fnatte and Tjatte.  Who decides these things?  :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kerry on November 27, 2009, 11:07:49 pm
They're Huey, Dewey & Louie here in Oz.

As a child, I liked the way they called Donald Duck, Unca Donald.   :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: belbbmfan on November 28, 2009, 02:57:10 pm
In case anyone's wondering: the nephews are called Kwik, Kwek and Kwak in dutch.  :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 28, 2009, 04:04:41 pm
Huey, Dewey, and Louie; Tick, Trick and Track; Rip, Rap and Rup; Knatte, Fnatte and Tjatte.  Who decides these things?  :)


Someone who just got off their medication...??
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 28, 2009, 06:13:26 pm

Someone who just got off their medication...??

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Obviously!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 29, 2009, 10:32:16 am
hehe, friend.

My Thanksgiving was wonderful. First and foremost, my mother was with me. I picked her up on a glorious crisp afternoon and we sped north to just about the spot where everyone turned toward the west and the mountains on the BBQ trip to Estes Park. We enjoyed an early dinner with family and friends (maybe soon-to-be family!!) and then I returned my mother to her home and her dog.

Then, I went to a late T-day dinner at EDelMar's house. Although he usually goes to dinner at his siblings' homes for Thanksgiving, this year he decided to cook dinner himself! Because he has completely renovated his kitchen and was proud of it and wanted to test its performance. We had a lovely brined turkey with a well-spiced dressing, salad, roasted beets and onions, mashed potatoes, a wonderful gravy made by Offline Chuck, and all the trimmings. I brought a pumpkin pecan pie and freshly whipped cream. After dinner, we sat around the fire and chatted companionably. I got to meet some new friends...EDelMar had invited some chat buddies and guys he had met at Charlies who would have otherwise spent Thanksgiving by themselves. It was all very relaxed and friendly, just the way I like Thankgiving. And not a word of football enniwhere!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: delalluvia on November 29, 2009, 01:00:32 pm
hehe, friend.

My Thanksgiving was wonderful. First and foremost, my mother was with me. I picked her up on a glorious crisp afternoon and we sped north to just about the spot where everyone turned toward the west and the mountains on the BBQ trip to Estes Park. We enjoyed an early dinner with family and friends (maybe soon-to-be family!!) and then I returned my mother to her home and her dog.

Then, I went to a late T-day dinner at EDelMar's house.
Although he usually goes to dinner at his siblings' homes for Thanksgiving, this year he decided to cook dinner himself! Because he has completely renovated his kitchen and was proud of it and wanted to test its performance. We had a lovely brined turkey with a well-spiced dressing, salad, roasted beets and onions, mashed potatoes, a wonderful gravy made by Offline Chuck, and all the trimmings. I brought a pumpkin pecan pie and freshly whipped cream. After dinner, we sat around the fire and chatted companionably. I got to meet some new friends...EDelMar had invited some chat buddies and guys he had met at Charlies who would have otherwise spent Thanksgiving by themselves. It was all very relaxed and friendly, just the way I like Thankgiving. And not a word of football enniwhere!!

This never fails to amaze me.  I ran into problems with some of my friends some years ago because I started receiving Thanksgiving dinner invitations for Thanksgiving Day and some of my friends didn't seem to understand that my parents (who were both alive at the time) had no understanding of spending Thanksgiving day away from family.  They expected their children to spend the entire day with them.  To leave early and go to a friend's' was, in their eyes, choosing a friend over your own family.

Sadly, some of my friends had no understanding of my dilemna with my parents' expectations and one couple were upset at a compromise I came up with.

One year my family dinner was at 3 pm, so I compromised by arriving at my friend's noon-day meal with the plan of not eating a lot and then leaving in time for my family dinner.  They were upset that I didn't eat a full plate of food plus dessert (I am 5'1" - there's only so much I can eat in one day) and that I was basically "eating and running'.

No one was happy, so I ended up sacrificing my friends for my family.  Needless to say, I no longer get Thanksgiving Day dinner invitations from friends.  
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: tango on November 30, 2009, 11:07:10 am
My goodness, that's sad and kinda defeats the purpose of sharing a holiday with people you care about in a meaningful way which I thought was the point. It's almost like they used the amount of food you ate as a barometer to evaluate the strength of the friendship instead of the using the proper measure of how you felt about them - the time you spent at their house on a holiday sacrificing some time with your immediate family. 

I'd be thrilled if a friend popped in for a bit to have a drink, a few bites and a chat before leaving for their parents house for their main meal. I think that shows great regard. But only if I knew that beforehand when I extended the invitation, otherwise I could see my feelings being hurt if I put in a lot of effort and time on a dinner to find it not appreciated.  The hosting couple if they didn't know beforehand might think the guest didn't like the food or company so was using "I have to go to my parents house and eat dinner" as a way to bail and head out for better pickings. 

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: delalluvia on November 30, 2009, 12:49:14 pm
My goodness, that's sad and kinda defeats the purpose of sharing a holiday with people you care about in a meaningful way which I thought was the point. It's almost like they used the amount of food you ate as a barometer to evaluate the strength of the friendship instead of the using the proper measure of how you felt about them - the time you spent at their house on a holiday sacrificing some time with your immediate family.  

I'd be thrilled if a friend popped in for a bit to have a drink, a few bites and a chat before leaving for their parents house for their main meal. I think that shows great regard. But only if I knew that beforehand when I extended the invitation, otherwise I could see my feelings being hurt if I put in a lot of effort and time on a dinner to find it not appreciated.  The hosting couple if they didn't know beforehand might think the guest didn't like the food or company so was using "I have to go to my parents house and eat dinner" as a way to bail and head out for better pickings.  

I agree and certainly would tell my hosts in advance, which I did, and since I wasn't the only friend invited, I didn't think my presence one way or the other made that big of a deal to my hosts, but apparenly so.

I felt particularly bad about one time because the friends were a gay couple, neither of which were in contact with their families, so in effect their friends were their families, so I could see the impact might be more major to them.  But then again, their situation didn't make my family go away or change my circumstances.  :-\
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 01, 2009, 10:43:27 am

I felt particularly bad about one time because the friends were a gay couple, neither of which were in contact with their families, so in effect their friends were their families, so I could see the impact might be more major to them.  But then again, their situation didn't make my family go away or change my circumstances.  :-\

That was the case with me last Thanksgiving. My friends and I all agree that T-day should be spent with family, but when all you do there is eat and be assaulted by loud football on TV (there were something like 40 games broadcast last Thursday) then it's not worth it. It was so relaxing and companionable to spend time with my gay friends talking about recipes, landscaping, decorating, travel, art, movies, and literature, and listening to them play piano, than watching mud-covered men on a field crashing into each other!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on November 10, 2010, 11:45:32 am
I'm not sure how many people would like to tackle this for Thanksgiving!

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q135/talkstocoyotes/TurkeyCake1.jpg)

The picture above looks like a carrot cake, but it's actually a kind of one-dish Thanksgiving dinner.  It's made with layers of ground turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing, with mashed potatoes as the "frosting."

The whole recipe is at a blog called "chow". Sounds like it's as complicated as making Thanksgiving dinner twice.   :laugh:

http://www.chow.com/recipes/29029-thanksgiving-turkey-cake
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: BayCityJohn on November 12, 2010, 07:24:28 pm
Found this on Craigslist today. I can not vouch for authenticity


Set of 6

$75 each

Whole set is $450

These chairs were used in the Thanksgiving Dinner scene at Jack's house in the award winning Brokeback Mountain

Excellent condition

Plush aubergine velvet

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/SanFranciscoJohn/bbchair.jpg)

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/fuo/2055775536.html (http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/fuo/2055775536.html)

(http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/SanFranciscoJohn/BM_1049.jpg)

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: BayCityJohn on November 12, 2010, 07:25:03 pm
The seller is someone who worked on the film, and she says she has documentation from the set designer to go along with the chairs. I believe these to be the real deal.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on November 12, 2010, 07:52:22 pm
Amazing find, John.  

Let's see:

Chairs:  $450

Shipping to Boston:  $2000

Redecorating entire living room around that color:  $1500

Having this Thanksgiving with the real Twist chairs:  PRICELESS!

(To be clear, I am not buying these!)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: BayCityJohn on November 12, 2010, 07:58:30 pm
It's a good deal, but I'm not sure about the shipping costs.

The chairs are in Vancouver. That's only a 17 hour drive for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 12, 2010, 10:12:47 pm
Amazing find, John.  

Let's see:

Chairs:  $450

Shipping to Boston:  $2000

Redecorating entire living room around that color:  $1500

Having this Thanksgiving with the real Twist chairs:  PRICELESS!

(To be clear, I am not buying these!)

 ;D  ;D  ;D

OMG that would be so uber cool....!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 14, 2010, 06:34:03 pm
I guess the 1970s were not known as a time of good taste, were they? After all, it was the era of the leisure suit.  ::)

Anyone who wants those chairs is welcome to them. I wouldn't want them in my house--even if Jake Gyllenhaal's butt did sit in one of them.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 15, 2010, 06:43:25 pm
The staircase in my house is the same colour.   ::)

Maybe I could decorate each story with one of the chairs?

Would be way cool.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kelda on November 15, 2010, 07:38:42 pm
How many floors do you have in your house Sason!?
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 15, 2010, 07:43:23 pm
How many floors do you have in your house Sason!?

Three. I live on the third floor.

So, two chairs on each story, for the mailman to rest on.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 16, 2010, 10:21:28 pm



I LOVE pumpkins (pies, SOUP!, you name it), and apparently, others do as well!


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcT4paZfflg&feature[/youtube]



I've become semi-vegetarian myself, but I WILL happily eat turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Obviously the big cats will have no qualms when a few defrosted Butterballs from the supermarket are lobbed over the fence (if YOU have qualms, please do not  click and look)!


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbtYtz2oeCo&NR=1[/youtube]


For more info about BIG CAT RESCUE visit: http://www.bigcatrescue.org
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 16, 2010, 10:27:09 pm
I've become semi-vegetarian myself, but I WILL happily eat turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

That's all right, John. In Wyoming poultry counts as vegetarian.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 16, 2010, 10:45:27 pm



That's all right, John. In Wyoming poultry counts as vegetarian.


 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(As I have become a lacto-ovo-fisho-with twice yearly turkey feasts-type vegetarian, if I ever get to Wyoming, I guess I'll be seen as a total ascetic commie hippie!)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 17, 2010, 09:34:45 am
(As I have become a lacto-ovo-fisho-with twice yearly turkey feasts-type vegetarian, if I ever get to Wyoming, I guess I'll be seen as a total ascetic commie hippie!)

You bet!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 17, 2010, 10:12:26 am


I LOVE pumpkins (pies, SOUP!, you name it), and apparently, others do as well!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcT4paZfflg&feature[/youtube]



Love, love, love this video! :)
They're so cute. I find it fascinating how similar those big cats are to our common house cats. The build, the kicking of the balls/pumkins with their front paws, the side-laying thingie and then kicking with the hind legs - exactly what my Cesar does and exactly the same way he does it.

Take a look at a pug, a basset and then at a wolf. You shouldn't think they all come from wolves (Jeez! What have we humans done to this wonderful creature a wolf is?).
But when you look at all kinds of felines, they're much more similar. :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 17, 2010, 05:55:21 pm

(As I have become a lacto-ovo-fisho-with twice yearly turkey feasts-type vegetarian, if I ever get to Wyoming, I guess I'll be seen as a total ascetic commie hippie!)

OMG!  :o :o

What could be worse than that?  ::) ::) :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2010, 11:07:32 pm
Now, I'm looking for ideas for a Thanksgiving feast for just one or two...I'll be spending T-day with my mother, while the rest of my family runs off to various points north and south!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 23, 2010, 12:44:40 am


Here's another one of those
Ang Lee Thanksgivings...
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_fDcTAe2jU[/youtube]

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 23, 2010, 12:53:48 am
 ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 23, 2010, 09:42:20 am
Now, I'm looking for ideas for a Thanksgiving feast for just one or two...I'll be spending T-day with my mother, while the rest of my family runs off to various points north and south!

You could still do the "traditional," just downsize it. Get a turkey breast instead of an entire turkey, or even turkey filets. Maybe have an untraditional dessert (i.e., not pumpkin pie) that you and your mother both like.

And wine.  ;D

Unless you have to drive afterward. ...  :-\
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 23, 2010, 05:51:14 pm

Here's another one of those
Ang Lee Thanksgivings...
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_fDcTAe2jU[/youtube]



So far, what I've seen of the American family Thanksgiving tradition is the Del Mars, the Twists, and this one.....   

Maybe I shouldn't be so sorry we don't have T-giving in Sweden.....   ::)    ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 23, 2010, 07:40:28 pm
So far, what I've seen of the American family Thanksgiving tradition is the Del Mars, the Twists, and this one.....   

Maybe I shouldn't be so sorry we don't have T-giving in Sweden.....   ::)    ;D

I'm guessing you don't have deep-fried turkey, either. That's something to be thankful for!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 23, 2010, 10:00:51 pm



I'm guessing you don't have deep-fried turkey, either. That's something to be thankful for!  ;D



Or...a Turducken!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg/300px-Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg)(http://www.barefootbaking.com/blogger/uploaded_images/turducken-795548.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg/300px-Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turducken

Turducken
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken or hen.

 :o :o :o :o ::)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 23, 2010, 11:00:53 pm




Or...a Turducken!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg/300px-Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg)(http://www.barefootbaking.com/blogger/uploaded_images/turducken-795548.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg/300px-Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turducken

Turducken
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken or hen.

 :o :o :o :o ::)

(Burp. ...)  :P
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2010, 03:15:09 am



So far, what I've seen of the American family Thanksgiving tradition is the Del Mars, the Twists, and this one.....   

Maybe I shouldn't be so sorry we don't have T-giving in Sweden.....   ::)    ;D



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCyijVMynDY&feature=related[/youtube]

 ;D




(Burp. ...)  :P

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2010, 10:32:12 am
You could still do the "traditional," just downsize it. Get a turkey breast instead of an entire turkey, or even turkey filets. Maybe have an untraditional dessert (i.e., not pumpkin pie) that you and your mother both like.

And wine.  ;D

Unless you have to drive afterward. ...  :-\
Those are some good ideas, friend! I'm going with a slightly nontraditional dessert...I'm making mincemeat pie, from scratch! We'll have a whole turkey, though, since the leftovers freeze well and are so economical right now. I'm also contacting our church to see if there are any single people who'd like to come join us.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 24, 2010, 12:14:28 pm
Those are some good ideas, friend! I'm going with a slightly nontraditional dessert...I'm making mincemeat pie, from scratch!

Mince pie is good. Don't forget to add a little brandy before you warm it up to serve it.  8)

Quote
We'll have a whole turkey, though, since the leftovers freeze well and are so economical right now. I'm also contacting our church to see if there are any single people who'd like to come join us.

That's a lovely idea! Happy Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2010, 01:23:05 pm
Mince pie is good. Don't forget to add a little brandy before you warm it up to serve it.  8)

That's a lovely idea! Happy Thanksgiving!

You bet, friend. The brandy is ready and waiting. In fact, I'm soaking (I believe the technical term is macerating) the raisins in it right now!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 24, 2010, 02:44:35 pm
Woo-hoo!  I just spoke to Wolfgang Puck on the phone!   8)

On Martha Stewart this morning they gave out a number you can call til 5:00 EST today to ask famous chefs questions about cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  My roommate is brining a turkey, so I called to ask about brining timing.

I hadn't realized it was a live Sirius radio broadcast, but I hung in there and asked my question.  What fun!  8)

The number is 866-675-6675 if you want to try it out.  :D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2010, 02:48:30 pm
Cool! I am brining a turkey too! What did he say?
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 24, 2010, 03:23:50 pm
Cool! I am brining a turkey too! What did he say?

For a 21-pound turkey, overnight should be fine.  We need to start it baking by 11:00 or 12:00 for a 5:00 meal.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 24, 2010, 04:22:35 pm
I'm guessing you don't have deep-fried turkey, either. That's something to be thankful for!  ;D

Deep-fried turkey??   :o   what in the world is that??

It does not sound like something I'd enjoy....   ::)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 24, 2010, 04:27:39 pm




Or...a Turducken!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg/300px-Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg)(http://www.barefootbaking.com/blogger/uploaded_images/turducken-795548.jpg)(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg/300px-Turducken_quartered_cross-section.jpg)



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turducken

Turducken
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A turducken is a dish consisting of a de-boned chicken stuffed into a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed into a de-boned turkey. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken or hen.

 :o :o :o :o ::)


 :o :o :o :o :o :o

You American guys are so modest when it comes to food!!!

Why stop at the turkey??

The turkey can be stuffed into a de-boned pig, and the pig can be stuffed into a be-boned sheep, and the sheep can be stuffed into a de-boned cow, and the cow can be stuffed into a de-boned moose, and the moose can be stuffed into a de-boned bear. And why not stuff the whole thing into a de-boned whale -- sea food is supposed to be good for you!


 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Monika on November 24, 2010, 04:42:26 pm


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)


someone should warn that guy in the background....
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Monika on November 24, 2010, 04:44:43 pm

The turkey can be stuffed into a de-boned pig, and the pig can be stuffed into a be-boned sheep, and the sheep can be stuffed into a de-boned cow, and the cow can be stuffed into a de-boned moose, and the moose can be stuffed into a de-boned bear. And why not stuff the whole thing into a de-boned whale -- sea food is supposed to be good for you!




pss..hey...don´t encourage them!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 24, 2010, 04:53:48 pm

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Turducken_easter06.jpg/300px-Turducken_easter06.jpg)


someone should warn that guy in the background....

You mean there's a risk it will come alive and attack him??  :o :o


Oh my. This must clearly be a case for Chuckie, he knows how to deal with zombies.....   ::)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 24, 2010, 04:56:09 pm


pss..hey...don´t encourage them!

 :laugh:


oh, sorry --- i forgot! but really, this is nothing compared to the breakfasts we witnessed in alberta.....  ::) ::)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Monika on November 24, 2010, 05:09:36 pm
You mean there's a risk it will come alive and attack him??  :o :o


Oh my. This must clearly be a case for Chuckie, he knows how to deal with zombies.....   ::)
turky/chicken zombies! Scary! But at least we know who to call...


And yes - look - it´s already poking the guy in the stomach
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Monika on November 24, 2010, 05:11:23 pm

oh, sorry --- i forgot! but really, this is nothing compared to the breakfasts we witnessed in alberta.....  ::) ::)



*thinks*..........okay. You got a point. I rest my case.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 24, 2010, 05:18:45 pm
turky/chicken zombies! Scary! But at least we know who to call...


And yes - look - it´s already poking the guy in the stomach

OMG, yes it is!!   :o  That guy will be so sorry he didn't go for a simple sausage instead!

And the duck - don't forget about the duck part of it. Makes it even more scary! Ducks can be so aggressive!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2010, 05:27:29 pm
Ahem, Alberta is not part of America. Well, it is, but when most people say "America" they mean the United States part of it.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 24, 2010, 05:40:53 pm
Ahem, Alberta is not part of America. Well, it is, but when most people say "America" they mean the United States part of it.

Correct, but said breakfasts were eaten by Americans! aka United Statians.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2010, 10:28:26 pm



Woo-hoo!  I just spoke to Wolfgang Puck on the phone!   8)

On Martha Stewart this morning they gave out a number you can call til 5:00 EST today to ask famous chefs questions about cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  My roommate is brining a turkey, so I called to ask about brining timing.

I hadn't realized it was a live Sirius radio broadcast, but I hung in there and asked my question.  What fun!  8)

The number is 866-675-6675 if you want to try it out.  :D



Cool!  Have a great, great Thanksgiving, Meryl!

 :-*


Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2010, 10:40:22 pm




:o :o :o :o :o :o

You American guys are so modest when it comes to food!!!

Why stop at the turkey??

The turkey can be stuffed into a de-boned pig, and the pig can be stuffed into a be-boned sheep, and the sheep can be stuffed into a de-boned cow, and the cow can be stuffed into a de-boned moose, and the moose can be stuffed into a de-boned bear. And why not stuff the whole thing into a de-boned whale -- sea food is supposed to be good for you!

 ;D ;D ;D



I'm sure they have this at Walmart!
(http://www.adannews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/walmart.jpg)
Turducken Central!
::)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2010, 10:48:50 pm


Hmmm...
a bit plastic-y, no?
(http://fredsdolls.mybisi.com/images/products/thanksgiving-feast-barbie-doll_2294198.jpg)
(http://fredsdolls.mybisi.com/images/products/thanksgiving-feast-barbie-doll_2294199.jpg)
"Of course I didn't cook--I called the caterer, silly!"
 

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 25, 2010, 02:22:38 am
(http://fredsdolls.mybisi.com/images/products/thanksgiving-feast-barbie-doll_2294199.jpg)
"Of course I didn't cook--I called the caterer, silly!"

Dang!  My veggie print dress is at the cleaners.  But I can at least manage the pearls for tomorrow!  ;D

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, John!  Will be thinking of you.  :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 25, 2010, 09:24:01 am
Happy Turkey Day one and all...you Eurobrokies and Aussies too!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: optom3 on November 25, 2010, 09:45:16 am
Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Me I am just happy that for once I do not have to cook it xx
Hugs and love,
Fiona
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 25, 2010, 10:13:00 am
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! :D

I'm thinking of my US friends today and wish Scotty could beam me over to several Thanksgiving festivities. I'd love to drop by at your places. I'd keep it short, so not to disturb the family activities, then beam on to the next Brokie. See how different families celebrate, try the food (he he ;D).

Y'all enjoy the day. :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 25, 2010, 10:27:59 am



(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j174/jmmgallagher/gobblegobble.jpg)


 :D :D :D :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Lynne on November 25, 2010, 10:29:33 am
Happy Thanksgiving!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kelda on November 25, 2010, 01:00:07 pm
A three bird roast is getting more and more common for Christmas lunch here in the UK. Turkey, duck and another bird.. sometimes Chicken sometimes a partridge, or a pigeon.

I remember one year (before the three bird roasts even took off)  this TV Chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who hosts 'River Cottage' did a 10 Bird Roast! Honest to god! It was a huuuugeee thing when it was all prepared and ready to cook!

Woodcock, inside a
Partridge, inside a
Pigeon, inside a
Pheasant, inside a
Guinea fowl inside a
Mallard, inside a
Chicken, inside a
Aylesbury Duck, inside a
Goose, inside a
Turkey

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2005/dec/11/foodanddrink.recipes

http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/ten_bird_roast_p_1.html

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 25, 2010, 02:16:40 pm
A three bird roast is getting more and more common for Christmas lunch here in the UK. Turkey, duck and another bird.. sometimes Chicken sometimes a partridge, or a pigeon.

I remember one year (before the three bird roasts even took off)  this TV Chef, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, who hosts 'River Cottage' did a 10 Bird Roast! Honest to god! It was a huuuugeee thing when it was all prepared and ready to cook!

Woodcock, inside a
Partridge, inside a
Pigeon, inside a
Pheasant, inside a
Guinea fowl inside a
Mallard, inside a
Chicken, inside a
Aylesbury Duck, inside a
Goose, inside a
Turkey

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2005/dec/11/foodanddrink.recipes

http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/hugh-fearnley-whittingstall/ten_bird_roast_p_1.html




 :o OMG.

I just came here to report of more multiple bird stuffing. I told my hubby about the Turducken; and he already had heard of a four bird roast:

a quail inside
a chicken inside
a duck inside
a turkey

Jeez! Was I living behind a rock for years? The multiple bird stuffing was news to me :laugh:.
But then, I'm not keen on trying it, let alone making it *shudder*. I never cook any meat, hubby has to make it. But I like eating it :laugh:.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 25, 2010, 05:47:27 pm





I'm sure they have this at Walmart!
(http://www.adannews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/walmart.jpg)
Turducken Central!
::)

The sign is misspelled. Shouldn't it be Whalemart?   :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 25, 2010, 05:51:13 pm
Happy thanksgiving, y'all!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 25, 2010, 07:16:31 pm



The sign is misspelled. Shouldn't it be Whalemart?   :laugh:


What really  made me laugh: the Tire and Lube Job Express--while you're waiting for them to stuff your...Turducken!

 :o
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 25, 2010, 11:46:57 pm
Removing a bird's bones and stuffing it inside something else seems to me an abomination against nature. I love birds too much to do that...but there's  something about turkey meat...it tastes lovely!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 26, 2010, 04:28:34 pm



What really  made me laugh: the Tire and Lube Job Express--while you're waiting for them to stuff your...Turducken!

 :o


Well, I guess you need some good lube to get all those animals stuffed into each other --- de-boned or not...  ::) ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 28, 2010, 07:39:10 pm
Why would you soak a turkey in brine?  ???
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 29, 2010, 12:03:52 am
I'm not sure, Jeff...but it seems to work really well for seafood!!  8)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 01, 2010, 04:59:05 pm
At The Hoof Cafe in Toronto, Geoffrey Hopgood, the chef, brines hams, wraps them in wet hay and cooks them sous-vide for a juicy entree with notes of nuts and grass.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 01, 2010, 07:37:20 pm
At The Hoof Cafe in Toronto, Geoffrey Hopgood, the chef, brines hams, wraps them in wet hay and cooks them sous-vide for a juicy entree with notes of nuts and grass.  ;D

I've heard of soaking ham to get the salt out of it, but not of soaking it in brine to add more salt to it.  ???
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 07, 2010, 04:43:29 pm
Last weekend I cooked my second turkey of the season. The first one was roasted the normal way, but for the second one, I brined it for two days in a mixture of water, kosher salt, sugar, lemon juice, garlic, and bay leaves. On the day I was to cook it, I rinsed off the turkey and patted it with paper towels. I let it air dry for an hour or so, then rubbed it with olive oil, salt, pepper, and smashed garlic cloves. I stuffed it loosely with aromatics and popped it into a hot (425) oven for 20 minutes. I then lowered the heat to 325 and cooked the turkey with a thermometer probe in the breast until the internal temperature reached 165F. I let the turkey rest, tented in foil, for close to an hour while I made the gravy. Got compliments all around the table such as "best turkey ever!" and we're enjoying the leftovers too.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kelda on December 08, 2010, 05:49:27 am
well done Lee!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 23, 2011, 11:42:53 am




(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/f6dfba86-f109-469a-aaf9-78e27459506b.jpg)
.



Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sophia on November 23, 2011, 12:22:15 pm
(http://www.slapupsidethehead.com/wp-content/media/2007/10/thanksgiving-turkey.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 23, 2011, 12:26:32 pm

:)
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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Meryl on November 23, 2011, 12:55:41 pm
I'll stick with the traditional greeting  ;D


(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/RivertonThanksgvg.jpg)(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/BBMLinesVisualized/BrokieBrunch/Brokeback/carvingChildress.jpg)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 23, 2011, 01:01:32 pm
That's a nice one, Meryl!


Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on November 23, 2011, 04:32:36 pm
I want the electric knife that Monroe used.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 24, 2011, 05:07:19 am
I'll stick with the traditional greeting  ;D



Your traditional Thanksgiving greeting inspired me. :)

(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/6f6127d6.jpg)


Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 24, 2011, 05:08:43 am

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on November 24, 2011, 10:57:05 am
Happy Thanksgiving to all!  and I hope everyone here has a nice long list of things to be grateful for.


If you're hosting the feast and have been struggling with Thanksgiving-morning multi-tasking, do read the article below when you can.  It's a very funny, affectionate account of a family celebration where pie-making got totally out of hand over the years.   :)

excerpts:


20 Guests, 19 Pies
What happens when a Thanksgiving tradition gets completely out of hand.

"The pies cover the entire desk, and spill over onto a bookshelf. Several are held in reserve—just in case. (In case of what, no one knows.) In recent years, they have been labeled carefully by the grandkids. The traditional pies are there, of course: a pumpkin, a pecan, several kinds of apple. The line jostles toward the cluster of creamy pies: lemon meringue, lemon cream, grasshopper, and, of course, mocha chocolate crunch (about which more below). In the far corner are the pies that only my father eats: mince, minty sly, ecclefechan tart, and funeral. The two flat golden pies, derby and frangipane, are impossible to tell apart. Hardest to reach, in the center of the table, are the experimental pies: pomegranate, coffee maple-walnut, and crab-apple pie with cider vinegar."

~     ~     ~     ~     ~

"In the late ‘90s, what had been an excessive number of pies started to become an absurd number. (The picture shown here is from 1998, before things got totally out of hand.) Her baking stretched to swallow most of the five days before the holiday. At a Thanksgiving about eight years ago, several guests canceled at the last minute, leaving us with more than one pie per guest. A threshold had been crossed, Ma says. 'That year there was a lot of discussion about there being too many pies, but there was also a kind of insane ironic pleasure expressed about it. I feel that since then I have ministered to that ironic pleasure.'

“ 'Now there is an expectation that I do it, but also that it is lunatic. On the one hand, you and the other guests are all rational people, and you recognize that it would be wise to cut back. But there is also pleasure in it, and you would be disappointed if I cut back.'

“ 'It’s perfectly true that this is a form of excess, and we live in a civilization that is excessive. [Your father] and I are generally frugal people, but this is our form of nonfrugality.'”

http://www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2011/11/_20_guests_19_pies_my_mother_s_demented_glorious_thanksgiving_baking_extravaganza_.single.html
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 24, 2011, 11:25:16 am
(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l528/marlofamily5/happy-thanksgiving-card-wallpaper.jpg)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sophia on November 24, 2011, 06:57:31 pm
Jake just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0 (http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0)

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0?cmpid=fb_nc
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: southendmd on November 24, 2011, 07:56:13 pm
Amazing, Sophia!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2011, 09:36:11 pm



Jake just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0 (http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0)

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0?cmpid=fb_nc


Adorable!!

Thank you, Sophia!!

BTW: supposedly, on Thanksgiving the typical American eats approx. 4500 calories (as approx. 1800 - 2400 calories in a normal day).

Well, I figure I ate approx. 10,000 calories today.

(http://www.best-norman-rockwell-art.com/images/1917-12-01-The-Country-Gentleman-Norman-Rockwell-cover-Cousin-Reginald-Catches-the-Thanksgiving-Turkey-no-logo-400-Digimarc.jpg)


I better start jogging tomorrow--

 ::) :D

!!

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2011, 10:55:57 pm
(http://cmsimg.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?NewTbl=1&Site=B2&Date=20111124&Category=NEWS&ArtNo=311240073&Ref=PH&Item=6&Maxw=640&Maxh=410&q=60)

Look Out
John Minchillo / AP Photo
New York, New York
Nov. 24, 2011
 
A giant "Sonic the Hedgehog" balloon passes spectators on a balcony during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2011, 11:20:24 pm
Wow, great pictures and stories. I'm a happy Front-Ranger tonight, and so thankful for my BetterMost friends! Six years, (give or take)...damn!!!!  :P :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 24, 2011, 11:25:26 pm


http://www.salon.com/2011/11/24/how_turkey_came_to_our_thanksgiving_table/singleton/



How turkey came to our
Thanksgiving table

Once shunned by my Muslim family, the bird finally found
a place in our home, just like so many American traditions


By Wajahat Ali
Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 3:00 PM 22:15:25 EST


(http://media.salon.com/2011/11/muslim-thanksgiving-460x307.jpg)



My Pakistani and American Muslim social circles celebrate Thanksgiving each year alongside our Eid festivities and Super Bowl Sunday parties, featuring homemade guacamole dip, chips and samosas. But it wasn’t always like this. For my family, this marriage between East and West was three decades in the making.
 

The 1980s:  An “Amreekan Holiday”
 
As a child, I often asked my mother what we were eating for Thanksgiving.
 
“Food,” she replied matter-of-factly.
 
“Are we eating a turkey?” I asked.
 
“No, only Amreekans eat turkey.”
 
Any immigrant or child of immigrants understands that “Amreekan” is a code word for “the mainstream,” which really means “white people.” In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving with a turkey, here are some other things we learned only “Amreekans” do:

 •Wear shoes inside the home
 •Receive “time out” as a valid form of punishment for unruly behavior
 •Talk back to elders
 •Have sex before marriage
 •Put grandparents in senior homes
 •Sleep over at friends’ homes
 •Tattoos
 •Christmas trees
 •Cable television
 •Shop at stores other than Ross, K-Mart, outlet stores, Marshalls and Mervyns (RIP)
 
Now, I don’t begrudge my parents their position toward turkey. It’s a confounding bird for most immigrants, who are generally more comfortable with the bleats of a goat or a lamb, the squawks of the simple-minded chicken. The turkey was an enigma: a heavy, feathered bird with its “gobbledygook” mutterings, freakish red wattle and vast supply of dry, juiceless meat.
 
“Do the Amreekans realize it is dry?” ask my still perplexed relatives living in Pakistan. “Where is the masala? The taste? The juices? Why do they eat this bird?”
 
Besides, most first-generation immigrants in America retain the romantic, deluded concept that “We will eventually go back home to the Motherland.” They will never be “Amreekan.”
 
Of course, they never do go back and instead firmly plant their familial, cultural, economic, religious and political roots in this foreign yet welcoming “Amreekan” soil. They have second-generation kids — yours truly — who are as “Amreekan” as apple pie, burritos and biryani.
 
And so Thanksgiving traditions began to leak into our old-school immigrant mentality. I watched the annual Macy’s parade, hoping to see a Spider-Man float. I played Super Mario on my Nintendo and looked forward to spending the evening with Snoopy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the gang, all the while eating a traditional Pakistani dinner. No turkey — yet.
 

The ’90s: Introducing the Thanksgiving Chicken
 
In my teen years, I discovered hair in new places and found the courage to demand authentic “Amreekan” requests from my parents.
 
“Give me turkey, woman!” I once commanded my mother for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities.
 
“Here’s some money. You buy it and make it yourself if you like it so much,” she replied.
 
Foiled again. She knew my inherent culinary uselessness and overall laziness far too well. Well played, Mother. Well played.
 
During this decade of grunge and Bill Clinton, the immigrant generation in our family gradually replaced the “We will go back to the motherland” mantra with disillusioned rants about how “The motherland is going to hell” after they returned from visiting.
 
American pop culture effortlessly coexisted within the confines of our Pakistani-American home. Visiting from college one day, I descended the stairs to Nusrat belting out a qawwali in Punjabi. Moments later my father changed the track to Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze.” He was in the kitchen rubbing traditional South Asian spices into pieces of steak he would later cook on his brand-new George Foreman grill.
 
My mother relented to my requests and made a meal on Thanksgiving. Instead of cooking a turkey, though, she insisted on roasting two whole chickens.
 
“What’s the point of having a chicken on Thanksgiving of all days?” I asked. “It’s like passing out omelets to kids on Easter instead of colored eggs.”
 
“I like chickens. I can cook a chicken. Chickens are tasty,” my mother replied. “I’m not wasting my time cooking a dry bird.”
 
She ruled the kitchen with an Iron Ladle.
 
But the consumption of “some form of a bird” on Thanksgiving was remarkable progress toward fully celebrating this Amreekan holiday. Furthermore, the religious clergy in our communities realized the obvious: Thanksgiving dinner is actually harmonious with Muslim values. After all, aren’t we reconciling with our family and communities and being thankful and grateful for all of our blessings? Isn’t that what Muslims are supposed to do on a daily basis?
 
Score one for theology in supporting rational arguments to consume dead birds.
 
That night, we ate two fully roasted whole chickens (quite tasty), and my mother also made basmati rice, daal (lentls), chicken khorma (curry) and kheema (South Asian ground beef.)
 
It wasn’t perfect — but it was a start.
 

The new century: Let there be turkey
 
The 21st century opened the culinary floodgates. It was a brave new world. Turkeys were unleashed to South Asian and Muslim American homes on Thanksgiving with wild abandon. No American holiday would be left unattended and no holiday sale would be forsaken by the immigrant communities! The musings of “going back to the motherland” have now transformed into semi-annual visits to see relatives and nothing more.
 
Even Muslim butchers are readily selling Halal turkeys in their local community shops. (Halal meat refers to animals slaughtered according to Islamic custom similar to Kosher slaughtering practices for Jews).
 
2002 was the “Great Turkey Explosion,” when Chandni, the neighborhood South Asian restaurant/wedding reception hall/religious ceremony hall/miscellaneous space used for all celebrations, started offering an “authentic Thanksgiving buffet” for $11 on Nov. 24-25. I had heard rumors of this awesomeness, but I had to drive there and witness morsels of turkey flesh swimming in a broth of fat and oil to believe it myself. And, lo and behold, in front of the South Asian buffet table — which featured lamb karahi, chicken tikka masala, and saag ghosht (spinach with meat) — there was “Thanksgiving” buffet table with turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and bread rolls.
 
In our home, my father made the official decree that the Ali family would now and forever more eat turkey on Thanksgivings – provided he could successfully cook it, which meant “Not cooking it like the Amreekans who always make it too dry.” He felt ambitious in his old age and wanted to test his expanding baking skills by finally tackling the Gobbling-Goliath.
 
His initial attempt in 2003 was conservative, baking the turkey over several hours as per custom. There was also corn. The mother made some chicken khorma as emergency along with Basmati rice. Some cans of mango and lime pickle achar (relish) were opened just in case. The turkey was both edible and tasty. The family had successfully conquered the mythical bird and stuffed it with so much masala juice it developed a South Asian accent, bhangra dance moves, good credit and IT tech support skills.
 
A few years later, the family decided to up the ante and “brine” the turkey after some intense Googling sessions researching “Best Way to Cook + Turkey.” This time, we added gravy, mashed potatoes and soft rolls to the menu, along with corn.
 
Some Thanksgiving staples, however, remained foreign. Yams could only be justified if it was added with meat to a curry. Pumpkins were still regarded as an “exotic vegetable” only to be seen and carved on Halloween. Cranberry sauce was something you drank out of a bottle as a juice concentrate and never ate on the side. “Stuffing” was still only understood as a verb and not an edible noun.
 
Fast-forward a few years to 2011, and lo and behold, our turkeys have been successfully baked, roasted, brined, deep fried — and thoroughly enjoyed. The annual turkey now sits on a large dining table next to homemade sweet yams, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn bread, rolls, corn on the cob, and store-bought pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce. And yes, there is always a South Asian curry dish just in case.
 
We also wash down the gluttony with the American Muslim version of Cristal: Martinelli’s Apple Cider.
 
But this isn’t just a story about how we integrated a strange-looking bird into our dinners. It’s how my American Muslim Pakistani family integrated into the American cultural fabric. It’s the same messy, colorful but inevitable way immigrants all over enter the American narrative, bringing their own flavors to collide, merge and spill outside the pot.
 
It’s as Amreekan as turkey and chicken khorma.
.
Wajahat Ali continues to awkwardly pray in Gap stalls. He is a playwright, attorney and journalist. His first play, "The Domestic Crusaders," was recently published by McSweeney's. He is currently writing an HBO pilot with Dave Eggers.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 25, 2011, 12:50:19 am
That was very good reading. Thank you, John!!  :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 25, 2011, 01:43:11 am
Jake just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to you all

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0 (http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0)

http://sendables.jibjab.com/view/vilZhDL2KMyINdr0?cmpid=fb_nc


How cute! :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 25, 2011, 02:05:39 am

http://www.salon.com/2011/11/24/how_turkey_came_to_our_thanksgiving_table/singleton/

How turkey came to our
Thanksgiving table

Once shunned by my Muslim family, the bird finally found
a place in our home, just like so many American traditions




Like!

I'd also freak out if I had to prepare a tureky. :o
I barely cook anyway, and simply refuse to cook any kind of meat (but I sure eat it!), but even without that, I'd be really afraid of the task of preparing such a huge bird. Now I'm wondering if my oven would be big enough at all....
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kelda on November 25, 2011, 05:46:46 am
great article John!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on November 25, 2011, 11:18:37 am
(quoted) “No, only Amreekans eat turkey.”
 
Any immigrant or child of immigrants understands that “Amreekan” is a code word for “the mainstream,” which really means “white people.”

Black people don't eat turkey?   ???   How about Texans?

Quote
My mother relented to my requests and made a meal on Thanksgiving. Instead of cooking a turkey, though, she insisted on roasting two whole chickens.

Actually, not a bad alternative, especially for a small family.  Or even for a big family -- hey, it's a bird, right?   :)


Quote
The turkey was both edible and tasty. The family had successfully conquered the mythical bird and stuffed it with so much masala juice it developed a South Asian accent, bhangra dance moves, good credit and IT tech support skills.

Don't know what masala juice is, but it sounds good.  Great article!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on November 25, 2011, 11:21:04 am

I'd also freak out if I had to prepare a tureky. :o
I barely cook anyway, and simply refuse to cook any kind of meat (but I sure eat it!), but even without that, I'd be really afraid of the task of preparing such a huge bird. Now I'm wondering if my oven would be big enough at all....

Actually the only difficult thing about cooking a turkey is the size.  There's only two of us in our household, so we generally get something around 13 or 14 pounds.  Otherwise, it's not much different from roasting a chicken or other small poultry, and you get lots of sandwich meat.  It's the proliferation of side dishes that makes a Thanksgiving afternoon kitchen look like a tornado hit it.   ;)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on November 25, 2011, 10:08:54 pm
Black people don't eat turkey?   ???   How about Texans?



Black people eat turkey (my brother's amazing grill smoked turkey).  But we also have chitterlings, ham, prime rib, chicken & dumplings, collard greens, home made rolls, corn bread, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mac & cheese, yams, sweet potato pie, peach cobbler, chocolate cake, and that's about all I can remember right now.

We're like little Bobby: we'll eat this food for about a week, but I don't mind it one bit!  :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 16, 2012, 01:51:27 pm
(Lee comes in and dusts off the thread)

Hi everyone! What are your Thanksgiving plans? Euro- and Australia-Brokies, I'd love to hear your plans too!

My, my, my, someone's gone and stolen about half the pictures! Must get busy and freshen this site up with some new ones...but at least the classic Monroe family and Twist family photos are still here!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 16, 2012, 02:40:06 pm
Plans? Dinner with the cousins as usual. Sometime over the weekend I'm dragging my dad to the movies with me to see Lincoln. And I hope I get to visit at least one model train shop.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 16, 2012, 07:31:47 pm
(Lee comes in and dusts off the thread)

Hi everyone! What are your Thanksgiving plans? Euro- and Australia-Brokies, I'd love to hear your plans too!

My, my, my, someone's gone and stolen about half the pictures! Must get busy and freshen this site up with some new ones...but at least the classic Monroe family and Twist family photos are still here!

There's no T'giving in Sweden, it's not celebrated here. So no plans.

What day is it?

If it's a weekday, I'll be working as usual.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Mandy21 on November 17, 2012, 11:06:55 am
Typical turkey sandwich for lil ole orphaned me.  Tgiving sucks without family...
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 17, 2012, 12:36:41 pm
Typical turkey sandwich for lil ole orphaned me.  Tgiving sucks without family...

No friends you can party with?  :'(

(Sometimes Thanksgiving sucks when you do have family. Not in my case, I'm looking forward to dinner with the cousins, but I've heard tell.)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 17, 2012, 05:42:16 pm
Well, my family has scattered to the winds and it's too hard to get them all together. When that happens, I look for a shelter or soup kitchen to volunteer at. This year, the ones I contacted had waiting lists! Finally, I got invited over to my daughter's in-laws and they are nice enough to let me bring a few things. My daughter has specifically requested me to bring the cranberry sauce (none of that stuff that still has the indentations visible from the can!) and sweet-sour braised brussels sprouts, one of her favorite side dishes. And I'll probably cook a few other things that I could take into the office.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 17, 2012, 07:42:11 pm
Those brussels sprouts sound yummo!  :D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 18, 2012, 03:56:02 am
Same as Sonja of course - no plans at all since we don't do Thanksgiving. On Thursday, my daughter will have her very first job interview for an internship at a hospital, and I'm gonna drive her, which will take the whole afternoon since it's not around the next corner. If she gets it, she'll have to take public transport for commuting, but for the interview I'm happy to drive her. :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 18, 2012, 04:02:48 am
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sweet-sour braised brussels sprouts, one of her favorite side dishes.

I've hated all Brussels sprouts I've tried in my life, but I would give them another try in a sweet-sour variation. :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Berit on November 18, 2012, 07:06:26 am
I LOVE Brussel sprouts but they make me  :P unfortunatly. No celebrations as Sonja said, No Mayflower in Sweden.... ;)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Mandy21 on November 18, 2012, 01:34:01 pm
No friends you can party with?  :'(

(Sometimes Thanksgiving sucks when you do have family. Not in my case, I'm looking forward to dinner with the cousins, but I've heard tell.)

I'm in a strange land for a while, and don't know anybody.  So, no, just me.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on November 18, 2012, 02:41:31 pm
My mom and I are hosting dinner this year.  I've taken most of the week off to prepare.  Since my brother passed away suddenly earlier this year, we won't have his amazing grilled smoked turkey, and the celebration will be bittersweet because we're absent a beloved presence.  But my sister is preparing 2 birds: one jerk seasoned and the other deep fat fried.  We'll also have the usual chitterlings, ham, (no prime rib until Xmas this year) yams, collard greens, home-made dinner rolls, sweet potato pie, German chocolate cake, mac and cheese, and I don't yet know what else.

My extended family will come over, which is unusual these days.  I guess we'll just see how that goes!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 18, 2012, 02:59:54 pm
Same as Sonja of course - no plans at all since we don't do Thanksgiving. On Thursday, my daughter will have her very first job interview for an internship at a hospital, and I'm gonna drive her, which will take the whole afternoon since it's not around the next corner. If she gets it, she'll have to take public transport for commuting, but for the interview I'm happy to drive her. :)

Good luck to your daughter, Chrissi!

I hope she won't be commutin' 4 hours a day...    ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 18, 2012, 04:20:51 pm
We'll also have the usual chitterlings.

Um, I know what they are, but how, exactly, are they prepared?  ???

Geez, if I knew about your brother, I completely forgot about his passing. Yes, the first holiday afterward can be bittersweet, if not downright difficult. I know. Back in '95 we lost my mother four weeks before Christmas.  :(
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 18, 2012, 04:22:26 pm
I've hated all Brussels sprouts I've tried in my life, but I would give them another try in a sweet-sour variation. :)

You're German and you don't like something in the cabbage family?  :o  I'm shocked!

 ;D  :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Luvlylittlewing on November 18, 2012, 06:11:22 pm
Um, I know what they are, but how, exactly, are they prepared?  ???

Geez, if I knew about your brother, I completely forgot about his passing. Yes, the first holiday afterward can be bittersweet, if not downright difficult. I know. Back in '95 we lost my mother four weeks before Christmas.  :(

Jeff, I've never cooked them, but I've watched my mom cook them.  She cleans 40-50 pounds of the "guts" and that process can take hours.  After they're cleaned, she places them in this huge pot and adds chili powder, salt, celery, onions and lets them simmer for another few hours.  It looks like my sis and I will be the only ones left who will eat chitterlings in the family.  Our kids won't go near them, and as I've mentioned, my brother is gone.  By the way, thanks for your kind words regarding him.  :-*  I've never mentioned his passing except to a few in PMs. 
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 18, 2012, 09:25:25 pm
Jeff, I've never cooked them, but I've watched my mom cook them.  She cleans 40-50 pounds of the "guts" and that process can take hours.  After they're cleaned, she places them in this huge pot and adds chili powder, salt, celery, onions and lets them simmer for another few hours.

Thanks. That sounds like a lot of work for hog innards.   ;D

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It looks like my sis and I will be the only ones left who will eat chitterlings in the family.  Our kids won't go near them.

 8)

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As I've mentioned, my brother is gone.  By the way, thanks for your kind words regarding him.  :-*  I've never mentioned his passing except to a few in PMs. 

You're welcome, my dear.  :) 

I always remind myself that those we love stay with us in our hearts even when they're taken from us by death.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 19, 2012, 02:02:16 am
My mom and I are hosting dinner this year.  I've taken most of the week off to prepare.  Since my brother passed away suddenly earlier this year, we won't have his amazing grilled smoked turkey, and the celebration will be bittersweet because we're absent a beloved presence.  But my sister is preparing 2 birds: one jerk seasoned and the other deep fat fried.  We'll also have the usual chitterlings, ham, (no prime rib until Xmas this year) yams, collard greens, home-made dinner rolls, sweet potato pie, German chocolate cake, mac and cheese, and I don't yet know what else.

My extended family will come over, which is unusual these days.  I guess we'll just see how that goes!  ;D


I'm sorry to learn about your brother's passing. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
The first holidays without him must be hard on you, but also filled with loving memories. I hope you find peace in them. :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 19, 2012, 04:51:42 pm
My mom and I are hosting dinner this year.  I've taken most of the week off to prepare.  Since my brother passed away suddenly earlier this year, we won't have his amazing grilled smoked turkey, and the celebration will be bittersweet because we're absent a beloved presence.  But my sister is preparing 2 birds: one jerk seasoned and the other deep fat fried.  We'll also have the usual chitterlings, ham, (no prime rib until Xmas this year) yams, collard greens, home-made dinner rolls, sweet potato pie, German chocolate cake, mac and cheese, and I don't yet know what else.

My extended family will come over, which is unusual these days.  I guess we'll just see how that goes!  ;D

So sorry to hear about your brother's passing.

I hope you and your family will be able to enjoy Thanksgiving together, even though you'll be a loved person short.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Kelda on November 20, 2012, 07:19:45 pm
Same as Sonja of course - no plans at all since we don't do Thanksgiving. On Thursday, my daughter will have her very first job interview for an internship at a hospital, and I'm gonna drive her, which will take the whole afternoon since it's not around the next corner. If she gets it, she'll have to take public transport for commuting, but for the interview I'm happy to drive her. :)

Good Luck!

Yep, no plans as no such thing as thanksgiving here.. its on Thursday?

Littlewing - sorry to hear about your brother..
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 22, 2012, 02:02:22 am

Happy Thanksgiving
to all BetterMostians!
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Have a wonderful day with
your families and friends :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 22, 2012, 02:03:21 am


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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 22, 2012, 02:04:01 am


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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 22, 2012, 07:09:40 am
Happy Thanksgiving
to all American BetterMostians!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on November 22, 2012, 10:05:09 am
We don't have any kids and at ages 60something, our birth families are mostly gone or scattered.  But we started a new Thanksgiving tradition last year when most of my day was taken up with cooking and delivering mashed potatoes to Occupy KC for their outdoor potluck meal.  We go out for a modest Thanksgiving dinner, have a few drinks when we get home and save the  turkey for Christmas.

It's a free Butterball this year, as my employer gave out vouchers to everybody.  Looking forward to turkey sandwiches!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Marge_Innavera on November 22, 2012, 10:06:31 am
What Thanksgiving could be complete without the ritual Pardoning of the Turkey(s)?

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhDfucX18so[/youtube]

Don't remember which President it was, but on one Thanksgiving the turkey got loose and gave itself an impromptu tour of the White House lawn.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 22, 2012, 01:33:07 pm
NYC Thanksgiving Parade awkward moment.......



be sure to leave plenty of spaces when inflating the large balloons.  It appears that Uncle Sam will have a SPECIAL Thanksgiving this year, thanks to Spiderman.











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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2012, 02:04:49 pm
NYC Thanksgiving Parade awkward moment.......



be sure to leave plenty of spaces when inflating the large balloons.  It appears that Uncle Sam will have a SPECIAL Thanksgiving this year, thanks to Spiderman.


(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/USSM.jpg)
:laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 22, 2012, 02:26:11 pm


http://www.flavorwire.com/348518/exclusive-supercut-15-thanksgiving-dos-and-donts-from-the-movies

Exclusive Supercut:
15 Thanksgiving Dos and Don’ts
(From the Movies)

by Jason Bailey
Posted on 10:30 am Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

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CREDITS
Edited by Jason Bailey
Music by Jon Brion, Blue Room

http://vimeo.com/53974657


FILMS (in order of appearance)

Nobody’s Fool  (Robert Benton, 1994)
The House of Yes  (Mark Waters, 1997)
Miracle on 34th Street  (George Seaton, 1947)
Hannah and Her Sisters  (Woody Allen, 1986)
Home for the Holidays  (Jodie Foster, 1995)
She’s Gotta Have It  (Spike Lee, 1986)
ThanksKilling  (Jordan Downey, 2009)
Dutch  (Peter Faiman, 1991)
Alice’s Restaurant  (Arthur Penn, 1969)
Addams Family Values  (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993)
The Ice Storm  (Ang Lee, 1997)
Brokeback Mountain  (Ang Lee, 2005)
Scent of a Woman  (Martin Brest, 1992)
Funny People  (Judd Apatow, 2009)
Son-In-Law  (Steve Rash)
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles  (John Hughes, 1987)


Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on November 22, 2012, 02:58:21 pm



Turkey Attacks Cars
November 15, 2012

Turkeys may be a little defensive this time of year, but in Connecticut one wild turkey is on the offensive.


http://www.weather.com/weather/videos/news-41/top-stories-169/turkey-attacks-cars-32218


Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2012, 03:43:23 pm
Thanks for posting that, John. As I suspected, Thanksgiving is a big statement holiday, and when it pops up in the movies you can be sure that the weak dirty underbelly of American culture is about to be revealed!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on November 28, 2013, 10:20:40 am
good morning and happy thanksgiving!  love to you all!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 28, 2013, 11:28:08 am
good morning and happy thanksgiving!  love to you all!


Same to you friend! I'm feeling very thankful this year because at last, my house is clean! I'll write more in my blog.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 28, 2013, 11:55:59 am
Good morning BetterMost and Happy Thanksgiving!


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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 29, 2013, 02:58:36 am
NYC Thanksgiving Parade awkward moment.......



be sure to leave plenty of spaces when inflating the large balloons.  It appears that Uncle Sam will have a SPECIAL Thanksgiving this year, thanks to Spiderman.











(http://i327.photobucket.com/albums/k463/dcfmod/USSM.jpg)


Somehow I missed this last year.

 :o :o :o

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 29, 2013, 03:00:13 am
Since it's still Thursday at least in parts of the US, I'm not really too late. ;)

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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 29, 2013, 09:31:09 pm
Somehow I missed this last year.

 :o :o :o

 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


That was my reaction too!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 22, 2014, 07:59:49 pm
(Lee comes in and dusts off the thread)

Hi everyone! What are your Thanksgiving plans? Euro- and Australia-Brokies, I'd love to hear your plans too!


Well, it's time to rev up this thread again! I just harvested a cantaloupe, grown in my own garden, and I'm going to pickle it for T-giving dinner! I've also cut some rhubarb to make a pie, and I'm on the prowl for recipes for the quince paste I just bought!

I'm going to have a very different Thanksgiving this year. It will be a table set for FRIENDs, not family. My family has disappointed me for a handful, at least, of years, going off somewhere else instead of wanting to eat my cooking. It's not their fault (I'm sounding like Ennis here) because my daughter is practically commanded to eat at her mother-in-law's. This year, it's going to be a table filled with people who want to be together because they love each other, not because they're related somehow.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on October 23, 2014, 06:24:31 pm
I'm going to have a very different Thanksgiving this year. It will be a table set for FRIENDs, not family. My family has disappointed me for a handful, at least, of years, going off somewhere else instead of wanting to eat my cooking. It's not their fault (I'm sounding like Ennis here) because my daughter is practically commanded to eat at her mother-in-law's. This year, it's going to be a table filled with people who want to be together because they love each other, not because they're related somehow.

that seems to happen pretty frequently to people.  I often hear about arguments about which family member eats where.

My family seems to have avoided this.  My brother Chris and I are single, so there is no set of 'in-laws'.  My brother Mike is married, but my sister-in-law's parents are deceased.  We tend to alternate holidays.  One year my parents will host Thanksgiving, and Mike and Michelle will host Christmas, and the following year the opposite.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 25, 2014, 01:32:42 pm
How is everyone's Thanksgiving prep going? You Euro and Aussie Brokies must find all this bother over dinner amusing.

I have a pumpkin pie in the oven now, and it smells heavenly! I'm about to prepare the stuffing so it can mellow in the fridge for a day and I'm also going to boil the potatoes in their jackets for eventual mashed potatoes. I'm picking up the turkey later today!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: brian on November 25, 2014, 02:03:24 pm
How is everyone's Thanksgiving prep going? You Euro and Aussie Brokies must find all this bother over dinner amusing.
It does seem a lot so close to Christmas. It would be better further away. A lot of us have a mid-winter lunch in June or July because it is so hot in December for the traditional foods. Sometimes it is called Yuletide, others call it Christmas in July.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 25, 2014, 06:04:58 pm
Mom is having dinner catered, but has asked me to make the pull apart pizza bread as an appetizer.

:)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 25, 2014, 06:13:23 pm
I have a pumpkin pie in the oven now, and it smells heavenly! I'm about to prepare the stuffing so it can mellow in the fridge for a day and I'm also going to boil the potatoes in their jackets for eventual mashed potatoes. 

Oooh! I bet that pumpkin pie smells wonderful!  :D

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I'm picking up the turkey later today!!

If it says, "Senor, senor," I'd pass it by.  ;D

A Happy Thanksgiving to all Brokies near and far.  :)
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 26, 2014, 09:16:13 pm
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Noooo moooooooore electric knives!   Everrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Penthesilea on November 27, 2014, 01:44:20 am
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody who celebrates! Hope all of you spend it with people you love :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 27, 2014, 11:08:42 am
Thanks, Chrissi! I made so much food, I'm going to be eating this food for two weeks!!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 27, 2014, 01:03:32 pm
Thanks, Chrissi! I made so much food, I'm going to be eating this food for two weeks!!

I'm sure that will be a lot better than a bowl of sugarpops or cornpops.  ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 27, 2014, 09:06:15 pm
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Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 28, 2014, 02:38:13 pm
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Seeing these candlesticks and wineglasses reminds me of the only disaster that happened yesterday. I was removing some heavy candlesticks from the back corner of a shelf in my china cabinet and suddenly the whole shelf tilted forward and everything on it (mostly crystal wineglasses and a crystal pitcher)  started sliding off! I very quickly blocked everything I could from sliding off the shelf with my body but I could hear things falling to the floor and exploding. Offline Chuck was behind me and quickly diagnosed the problem: the tiny bracket which held the shelf up was missing from the front right corner of it. Fortunately, I only lost three wineglasses, two of which were not important (not family heirlooms).

It's kind of ironic because I was going to show OCD the candlesticks even though I knew they were much too tall for use at the dinner table. And I didn't need the wineglasses because everyone who attended yesterday was a teetotaler!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 28, 2014, 05:28:22 pm
Seeing these candlesticks and wineglasses reminds me of the only disaster that happened yesterday. I was removing some heavy candlesticks from the back corner of a shelf in my china cabinet and suddenly the whole shelf tilted forward and everything on it (mostly crystal wineglasses and a crystal pitcher)  started sliding off! I very quickly blocked everything I could from sliding off the shelf with my body but I could hear things falling to the floor and exploding. Offline Chuck was behind me and quickly diagnosed the problem: the tiny bracket which held the shelf up was missing from the front right corner of it. Fortunately, I only lost three wineglasses, two of which were not important (not family heirlooms).

Well, isn't that a GDB-etc.?  :(

Sorry to hear about this, FRiend. Reminds of the time I had a cupboard shelf collapse just like that when I was storing some new flea market glassware finds. Sure did make me mad, I can tell you.  :(

Maybe we should have a thread on holiday disasters?
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 28, 2014, 09:28:50 pm
Geez, sorry to hear about the broken glasses!  Glad losses were minimal and no one was hurt.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 28, 2014, 11:20:15 pm
 :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYD5hBIqJaI[/youtube]
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 29, 2014, 11:42:52 am
Those noises made the dog upstairs start howling!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 29, 2014, 06:27:52 pm
It does seem a lot so close to Christmas. It would be better further away. A lot of us have a mid-winter lunch in June or July because it is so hot in December for the traditional foods. Sometimes it is called Yuletide, others call it Christmas in July.


Yulytide?

Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 29, 2014, 06:29:12 pm
Thanks, Chrissi! I made so much food, I'm going to be eating this food for two weeks!!

Well, you're in good company then!   ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on November 29, 2014, 06:34:38 pm
That video is really funny, Chuck!  :laugh:

Or maybe sad.....   ::) ;D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: brian on November 29, 2014, 09:30:20 pm

Yulytide?


Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time") is a pagan religious festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples, later being absorbed into and equated with the Christian festival of Christmas.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 30, 2014, 12:37:04 am
That video is really funny, Chuck!  :laugh:

Or maybe sad.....   ::) ;D

LOL  Sonja, if you could've seen how hard I was laughing at that.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on December 07, 2014, 03:14:47 pm
Yule or Yuletide ("Yule time") is a pagan religious festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples, later being absorbed into and equated with the Christian festival of Christmas.

I know that. We call it jul and jultid.

"Yulytide" was meant as a pun. Combination of July and Yuletide.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Sason on December 07, 2014, 03:15:40 pm
LOL  Sonja, if you could've seen how hard I was laughing at that.

Knowing you, Chuck, I think I can imagine!  ;D :-*
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: brian on December 07, 2014, 04:32:47 pm
I know that. We call it jul and jultid.

"Yulytide" was meant as a pun. Combination of July and Yuletide.
;D Sorry, I thought it was a typo.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 29, 2015, 12:11:26 pm
Thanksgiving Day (U.S.) is four weeks from today.  :o
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on October 29, 2015, 01:03:12 pm
Yeah, it's coming quickly!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 02, 2015, 08:41:42 pm
Thanks, Jeff and Chuck, for revving up this thread again! I'll probably spend Thanksgiving with my mother LOL. All my friends and family have dissipated to other venues.

I'm still going to make my signature dishes, such as the Cumberland Sauce, the sweet and sour onions, etc. I'll find SOMebody to eat them...maybe bring them over in the dead of night to my son's house so he and his buddies can consume them!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 02, 2015, 10:37:46 pm
Thanks, Jeff and Chuck, for revving up this thread again! I'll probably spend Thanksgiving with my mother LOL. All my friends and family have dissipated to other venues.

I'm still going to make my signature dishes, such as the Cumberland Sauce, the sweet and sour onions, etc. I'll find SOMebody to eat them...maybe bring them over in the dead of night to my son's house so he and his buddies can consume them!

That sounds good! I love onions!  :D
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 03, 2015, 09:16:18 am
Thanksgiving will be at the usual place, my parents' home.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 26, 2015, 01:08:04 pm
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Brokies! I'm having a quiet Thanksgiving due to a snowstorm, plus my family got together yesterday to have a proper Thanksgiving dinner. What's going on at your spread today? Whatever it is, I hope it's happy. If there are any stud ducks around, kick 'em into next week!
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 26, 2015, 01:42:52 pm
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Sounds like your day-early thanksgiving was a success!  Good to hear.

Not sure what the spread will be, as mom  has taken care of most of the menu, I'm sure Italian will be on the table in some form.

I was asked to bring dinner rolls, so I have them in the oven right now, and will take them with me at 2:00.
Title: Re: Happy THanksgiving!
Post by: CellarDweller on November 26, 2015, 09:52:07 pm
Not sure what the spread will be, as mom  has taken care of most of the menu, I'm sure Italian will be on the table in some form.


Turned out to be mostly traditional.  Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, broccoli casserole, yams, rolls, and then some Italian, penne ala vodka, meatballs, sausage, and beef in marinara.
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Post by: Sason on November 27, 2015, 05:12:10 pm
Wow, that's a lot of food!!!   :o
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 27, 2015, 08:25:26 pm
which is usual for Thanksgiving!  LOL
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 27, 2015, 08:32:01 pm
Well, here was the lineup at my daughter's house. From left, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, spiced peaches, sweet/sour onions, turkey with brussels sprouts, stuffing, three sauces (Cumberland, canned cranberry, Mama Stamberg's cranberry) and three pies (cherry, pumpkin/walnut and pecan). Rolls and appetizers were on the table.
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Post by: Penthesilea on November 28, 2015, 02:07:52 am
And all of this with a baby strapped to her body!
I sure hope your daughter only had to cook the least part of the stuff.

I like her kitchen. The faucet looks very similar to mine.

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Post by: Penthesilea on November 28, 2015, 02:16:31 am
A little late but...


(http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/Penthesilea09/Nach%20Neugestaltung%20der%20Website/Thanksgiving%202015_zpshrkuv63u.jpg)


I hope you all had a wonderful feast!
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Post by: tampatalon on November 28, 2015, 03:40:44 am
Wow, what a meal :)
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 28, 2015, 11:08:45 am
And all of this with a baby strapped to her body!
I sure hope your daughter only had to cook the least part of the stuff.

You noticed that little detail! She made the rolls (ahead of time) and the mashed potatoes (that morning). It doesn't sound like much but believe me, there was a mountain of mashed potatoes and a mountain of rolls...it took 12 cups of flour to make those rolls!! The two boys "helped" and grandma cleaned up afterwards. Grandma also cooked and brought all the other food and took most of the leftovers and serving plates back again to her own house!!

I like her kitchen. The faucet looks very similar to mine.
I think she bought that faucet and installed it herself.
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 28, 2015, 12:20:25 pm
great spread, Lee!
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Post by: Meryl on November 28, 2015, 12:37:54 pm
What lovely Thanksgivings you all had, and no stinting on the food!   ;D  Happy belated greetings to all!  :-*

Here's the setup at our apartment, which many Brokies have passed through. I think the tulips made it fab. Those are chocolate pilgrim favors on the napkins.  On the menu: Blood orange mimosas, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, cauliflower au gratin, Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, cranberry sauce with golden raisins and pecans, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple pie with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate chip cheesecake. Glorious!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Thanksgiving%202015_zpsmfho0daw.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/Thanksgiving%202015_zpsmfho0daw.jpg.html)

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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 28, 2015, 04:09:24 pm
I'm sure anything served on that table would taste delicious!! Thanks for posting, dear High Priestess! I sure wish I could have spent more time catching up with you in Tucson!

We must schedule another 10-year observance. Wasn't there talk of having one in the NY area?
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 28, 2015, 05:03:30 pm
wonderful table, and the menu sounds great!
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Post by: Sason on November 28, 2015, 06:45:36 pm
Wow!

Looking at these awesome and very tempting meals makes me hungry!

Which is very inconvenient, coz it's nearly midnight!  :laugh:


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Post by: Penthesilea on November 29, 2015, 12:37:23 pm
You noticed that little detail! She made the rolls (ahead of time) and the mashed potatoes (that morning). It doesn't sound like much but believe me, there was a mountain of mashed potatoes and a mountain of rolls...it took 12 cups of flour to make those rolls!! The two boys "helped" and grandma cleaned up afterwards. Grandma also cooked and brought all the other food and took most of the leftovers and serving plates back again to her own house!!
I think she bought that faucet and installed it herself.


At least you didn't have to do it with a baby strapped at your front. Hopefully! :laugh:
So she did have lots of help; you were bearing the brunt of the work. Chapeau, grandma :-*
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Post by: Penthesilea on November 29, 2015, 12:48:58 pm
Aw, Meryl. Yes, I'm one of the many Brokies who passed through. Lovely memories :)

Earlier today I swore I would never eat again but now I'd like to have a mimosa, then the ice-cream and cheesecake. I'd skip the rest due to a now minor case of food-coma from earlier today.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 29, 2015, 05:02:09 pm

At least you didn't have to do it with a baby strapped at your front. Hopefully! :laugh:
So she did have lots of help; you were bearing the brunt of the work. Chapeau, grandma :-*

Thanks, dear friend! Does that mean I get to wear the grandma hat?
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 29, 2015, 07:56:06 pm
Earlier today I swore I would never eat again but now I'd like to have a mimosa, then the ice-cream and cheesecake. I'd skip the rest due to a now minor case of food-coma from earlier today.

Ah, a food coma!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 29, 2015, 09:06:34 pm
What lovely Thanksgivings you all had, and no stinting on the food!   ;D  Happy belated greetings to all!  :-*

Here's the setup at our apartment, which many Brokies have passed through. I think the tulips made it fab. Those are chocolate pilgrim favors on the napkins.  On the menu: Blood orange mimosas, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole, cauliflower au gratin, Brussels sprouts with butternut squash, cranberry sauce with golden raisins and pecans, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple pie with salted caramel ice cream and chocolate chip cheesecake. Glorious!

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h269/merylmarie/Thanksgiving%202015_zpsmfho0daw.jpg) (http://s66.photobucket.com/user/merylmarie/media/Thanksgiving%202015_zpsmfho0daw.jpg.html)


What a lovely table!  :D
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Post by: Sophia on November 09, 2016, 07:46:11 pm
Oh gosh! The Jack gif, is just perfect for how I feel tonight. A day spent building up resentment. I need to lash out!
  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

[youtube=425,350]https://youtu.be/qGjdpFJSTm4[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]https://youtu.be/1U2DKKqxHgE[/youtube]
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 11, 2016, 11:33:31 pm
2 weeks to Thanksgiving
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 12, 2016, 01:31:08 pm
2 weeks to Thanksgiving

Aaargh! It's that close already!?!?!  :o

 :laugh:
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 14, 2016, 06:55:07 pm
Yuppers!

We'll be going to my sister's-in-law place for dinner.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 21, 2016, 10:55:47 am
I'm really looking forward to Thanksgiving at EDelMar's place. Quite a few of our friends will be there, including Offline Chuck Destry and Kenny, who went with us on the 2009 Roundup. I think I'll be the only gal there which is fine with me. I'm bringing turkey, dressing, gravy, pumpkin muffins, cranberry relish, antipasto salad, and peach pie with fig glaze and whipped cream. Probably a few other things if I can't resist them in the store!

Also, there's a rumor that serious crayons is going to show up here sometime! Shall I put butcher paper on the table just in case she shows up with her crayons??  :laugh:

What are all of your plans and menus?
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 21, 2016, 11:20:56 am
What are all of your plans and menus?

Unfortunately our plans are somewhat up-in-the-air as I write this. We usually spend holidays at the home of my second cousin Mike, but my dad reported yesterday that Mike's father, my dad's cousin Bob had a heart attack Saturday, while he was feeding his chickens. He is presently hospitalized, but I know nothing of his condition. Dad suggested we might be staying home, just the two of us.

Dad suggested getting a rotisserie chicken to have for dinner.  :P  I like rotisserie chicken, but not for Thanksgiving. I suggested going to our favorite diner. We've done that in the past for a holiday dinner, but I can't remember now which holiday it was. If Dad wants a rotisserie chicken for Thanksgiving, I must let him have his way, but then he will be told in no uncertain terms that either Friday or Saturday we will be going to the Columbia Diner for dinner because I want a turkey dinner this weekend, and there is now really no place near my place in Philadelphia where you can reliably get a turkey dinner.

What about your mother, FRiend?
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 21, 2016, 11:48:16 am
I'm taking Mom to Thanksgiving dinner at the church at mid-day. Adam told me under no circumstances am I to eat anything while I am there! That won't happen!

The church has started having Thanksgiving dinner for "strays". There are so many of us single people around now, it makes sense.

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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 21, 2016, 12:47:09 pm
I'm taking Mom to Thanksgiving dinner at the church at mid-day. Adam told me under no circumstances am I to eat anything while I am there! That won't happen!

The church has started having Thanksgiving dinner for "strays". There are so many of us single people around now, it makes sense.

I'm sure the church dinner will be very nice, as long as they're not a fire-and-brimstone crowd and you don't have to sing.  ;D

No, seriously, it does sound nice. There are lots of singles around now. The community center across the street from my place always has a Thanksgiving dinner for "strays."

I always enjoy the holiday dinners with our cousins, but all my buddies at the Usual Watering Hole will be there for the Thanksgiving dinner in the restaurant ($35 a head, with turkey, ham, and roast beef), and I will wish I could be with them, too, as it sounds like it will be very festive.

I'm told bars make lots of money at Thanksgiving time from all the people who need to fortify themselves for time with their families, or recover from it afterward.
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Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2016, 01:28:57 pm
Sorry about your dad's cousin, Jeff.  And good luck with the rotisserie chicken!

Lee, say howdy to Adam and OCD for me and enjoy.

I'm hosting again this year, and for 9 people in my tiny city apartment!  A whole bunch of Frenchies are coming this year.  Most of them have never had a Thanksgiving, so I gotta do it up right. 
I ordered an 18-pound organic turkey from a local farm.  I'll do a traditional bread stuffing and my usual red wine turkey gravy. Joey is in charge of all the veggies and my mother's helper is doing pies.
I already made the cranberry chutney.
I'm hoping the Frenchies bring the wine, else I would be intimidated, cuz they know their wine.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 21, 2016, 01:52:53 pm
Sorry about your dad's cousin, Jeff.  And good luck with the rotisserie chicken!

Lee, say howdy to Adam and OCD for me and enjoy.

I'm hosting again this year, and for 9 people in my tiny city apartment!  A whole bunch of Frenchies are coming this year.  Most of them have never had a Thanksgiving, so I gotta do it up right. 
I ordered an 18-pound organic turkey from a local farm.  I'll do a traditional bread stuffing and my usual red wine turkey gravy. Joey is in charge of all the veggies and my mother's helper is doing pies.
I already made the cranberry chutney.
I'm hoping the Frenchies bring the wine, else I would be intimidated, cuz they know their wine.

Thanks, Paul!

Your dinner sounds fabulous!  :D

Will Joey be making her wonderful fruitcake for the next holiday?
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Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2016, 02:26:22 pm
Thanks, Paul!

Your dinner sounds fabulous!  :D

Will Joey be making her wonderful fruitcake for the next holiday?

It's already made, and soaking away in rum.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 21, 2016, 02:33:17 pm
Will Joey be making her wonderful fruitcake for the next holiday?

It's already made, and soaking away in rum.

 ;D
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Post by: southendmd on November 21, 2016, 02:55:53 pm
Jeff, I could send you one, if you'd like.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 21, 2016, 04:05:17 pm
Jeff, I could send you one, if you'd like.

Thank you! That would be very sweet of you, if there is one to spare, but please don't deprive anyone else on my account.

I hope I didn't sound as if I was hinting. I just remember it, and that you weren't kiddin' when you said it was the. best. fruitcake. ever.  :)
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 22, 2016, 11:43:10 am
On my way to my brother and sister-in-law's place, buffalo  chicken dip and assorted dinner rolls/breads.
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Post by: southendmd on November 22, 2016, 12:27:35 pm
Thank you! That would be very sweet of you, if there is one to spare, but please don't deprive anyone else on my account.

I hope I didn't sound as if I was hinting. I just remember it, and that you weren't kiddin' when you said it was the. best. fruitcake. ever.  :)

I'll see what I can do!  Joey appreciates anyone who appreciates fruitcake.  I've always said that hers is the world's only edible fruitcake.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 22, 2016, 02:25:25 pm
I'll see what I can do!  Joey appreciates anyone who appreciates fruitcake.  I've always said that hers is the world's only edible fruitcake.

Well, thank you! It's for sure the best fruitcake I've ever "et." And give her my love regardless!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 22, 2016, 04:27:28 pm
Unfortunately our plans are somewhat up-in-the-air as I write this. We usually spend holidays at the home of my second cousin Mike, but my dad reported yesterday that Mike's father, my dad's cousin Bob had a heart attack Saturday, while he was feeding his chickens. He is presently hospitalized, but I know nothing of his condition. Dad suggested we might be staying home, just the two of us.

Well, it seems Cousin Bob is going to need heart surgery.  :(  As of last night, my dad told me we are still expected for dinner Thursday, but I guess it will be a rather somber Thanksgiving Day.
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Post by: Sason on November 22, 2016, 05:44:56 pm
On my way to my brother and sister-in-law's place, buffalo  chicken dip and assorted dinner rolls/breads.

Wait, is it today?

I thought American Holy Turkey Day was Thursday?

*confused*
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 22, 2016, 07:53:55 pm
Well, it seems Cousin Bob is going to need heart surgery.  :(  As of last night, my dad told me we are still expected for dinner Thursday, but I guess it will be a rather somber Thanksgiving Day.

Well, bring a nice Beaujolais, that will cheer everyone up. I've hit a hitch in my Thanksgiving giddyup tonight, as my Mom requested me to bring grape salad to the potluck at the church. I looked it up in her cookbook, and it calls for, (take a breath here) grape jello, frozen grape juice concentrate, canned pineapple, cream cheese, Dream Whip, Miracle Whip, (I'm gagging) and miniature marshmallows!! What to do? There are quite a few foodies at church including one lady whose son is the executive chef at the Little Nell in Aspen. Answer: I'm making the grape salad, but an additional dish to take to hopefully redeem myself. Well, that's just what you do for your elders.
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 22, 2016, 11:30:25 pm
Well, bring a nice Beaujolais, that will cheer everyone up.

Not my tee-totaling relatives, thank you, and not me when I've got to drive 50 miles home.

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I've hit a hitch in my Thanksgiving giddyup tonight, as my Mom requested me to bring grape salad to the potluck at the church. I looked it up in her cookbook, and it calls for, (take a breath here) grape jello, frozen grape juice concentrate, canned pineapple, cream cheese, Dream Whip, Miracle Whip, (I'm gagging) and miniature marshmallows!! What to do? There are quite a few foodies at church including one lady whose son is the executive chef at the Little Nell in Aspen. Answer: I'm making the grape salad, but an additional dish to take to hopefully redeem myself. Well, that's just what you do for your elders.

Doesn't it include any actual grapes? Sounds kind of Fifties. The only thing I wouldn't care for is the miniature marshmallows. I don't like marshmallows.

It sounds a lot like something my boss says her family makes for the holidays. It involves cherries stuffed with cream cheese, in cherry jello. which includes a can of Coke in its mixing. Her parents are from the South. Apparently it's a Southern thing. It's said the Clintons had the head chef of the White House make it.

My dad told me this evening that Cousin Bob will have a triple by-pass tomorrow.
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Post by: Penthesilea on November 24, 2016, 01:26:48 am
Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends!
Hope everybody has a joyous time with family. :)
Jeff, good luck for your cousin and hopefully still a lovely Thanksgiving for the rest of you.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 24, 2016, 11:31:16 am
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I'm off to help Adam wrestle that turkey into the oven, then I'll be back to cook some more until it's time to party and eat!
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Post by: ZK on November 24, 2016, 01:02:27 pm
Hey Everyone

Happy Thanks Giving!!


 I hope you all have a wonderful day with lots of good food and great times!!!!
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 25, 2016, 10:10:15 am
The turkey with the chef.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 25, 2016, 01:01:29 pm
Better picture. My phone is going downhill fast, but Adam has a replacement for me getting fired up!
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 29, 2016, 03:10:23 pm
Nice shots Lee!

Thanksgiving turned into a joint celebration.....with everyone together, we decided to celebrate Trent's 3rd birthday at the same time.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 20, 2017, 03:48:00 pm
It's Thanksgiving week, friends! I'm entering the week at a low energy level but hope to pick up momentum as I get into the ancient rituals of turkey day! Got out all my roasting pans, lifters, racks, and paraphernalia such as lacing string and needles. Also readying the traditional serving dishes and polishing more silver. Going to make the appetizers and spiced peaches today!
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Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 20, 2017, 04:27:44 pm
It's Thanksgiving week, friends! I'm entering the week at a low energy level but hope to pick up momentum as I get into the ancient rituals of turkey day! Got out all my roasting pans, lifters, racks, and paraphernalia such as lacing string and needles. Also readying the traditional serving dishes and polishing more silver. Going to make the appetizers and spiced peaches today!

I like polishing silver.

In 1940, Emily Post wrote, "Have silver that shines, or none!"  ;D
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 23, 2017, 12:11:39 am
Mom has a bunch of stuff done already for tomorrow, and I'm making some beef pockets tomorrow to take  to their house.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 23, 2017, 09:03:19 pm
I don't exactly know what music is applicable for Thanksgiving (no Christmas music allowed!) But I'm listening to Celtic music tonight.
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 23, 2017, 10:34:24 pm


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Post by: CellarDweller on November 05, 2018, 10:18:47 pm
time to bump up the Thanksgiving threads.
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Post by: Front-Ranger on November 21, 2018, 11:06:37 am
This year for Thanksgiving it will be me, EDelMAr, and his flatmate Yanquel. I wish I could find one or two other "strays" to invite. I'm wracking my brain!
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Post by: CellarDweller on November 22, 2018, 11:31:52 am

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