What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

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Stuffing is my favorite. Gravy is a close second favorite.
  • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post


    Stuffing is my favorite. Gravy is a close second favorite.
    Cranberry sauce. And stuffing. By far my two favorite things.

    And Presents. I think I should get presents for Thanksgiving...and Easter. Easter presents. And of course I was born on a Thursday. So every Thursday is my Birthday. So I want presents every Thursday.

    And our cats should buy me presents on their Birthdays too.

    This whole thing, I typed while hearing it in the voice of Peter Griffin from Family Guy.

    I also use that voice during pillow talk.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

      Cranberry sauce. And stuffing. By far my two favorite things.

      And Presents. I think I should get presents for Thanksgiving...and Easter. Easter presents. And of course I was born on a Thursday. So every Thursday is my Birthday. So I want presents every Thursday.

      And our cats should buy me presents on their Birthdays too.

      This whole thing, I typed while hearing it in the voice of Peter Griffin from Family Guy.

      I also use that voice during pillow talk.
      You are an incurable romantic and I hope the pillow in the spare room appreciates that.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    None of the above. I would much prefer a good steak dinner or an Indian meal.

    I have experienced the above concoction by the way having attended several thanksgiving dinners. I cannot stand flans due to the texture and green bean casseroles, Yuk.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

      None of the above. I would much prefer a good steak dinner or an Indian meal.

      I have experienced the above concoction by the way having attended several thanksgiving dinners. I cannot stand flans due to the texture and green bean casseroles, Yuk.
      Spoken like a true limey.

      There's nothing better than homemade dressing with a little cranberry terrine on top.

      I'm also a sucker for roasted honey-glazed carrots.
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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        Spoken like a true limey.

        There's nothing better than homemade dressing with a little cranberry terrine on top.

        I'm also a sucker for roasted honey-glazed carrots.
        It seems from this thread that a few of you are enthusing more about the dressing and the stuffing than the food itself, an excuse to have it. Be honest, who goes out and buy's Turkey the rest of the year round. It can be made moist if you cook it well but I personally see it as a rather bland meat with a tendency to be dry. I bet you don't go out to eat with the desire to seek out a Turkey dinner.

        In the UK, we have the same thing at Xmas, we eat a turkey roast dinner, hot, with roasted potatoes, roast parsnips, brussels sprouts, stuffing etc. We too do not go seeking out turkey the rest of the year round either.

        In the last few years I had with my parents at Xmas, we finally switched to chicken or steak. Yum.

        It seems crazy to eat specific food that you do not always particularly like and don't crave for the rest of the year. It's not even an expensive treat. The only reason I can see is that they are big, and you have a lot to go round in a large gathering. So, I expect it was conceived as a meal that most could afford, one for the masses.
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        • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          In the UK, we have the same thing at Xmas, we eat a turkey roast dinner, hot, with roasted potatoes, roast parsnips, brussels sprouts, stuffing etc. We too do not go seeking out turkey the rest of the year round either.
          Don't you have turkey at Christmas in the US as well? Or has Tony Bennett been lying to us all these years?
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

            Don't you have turkey at Christmas in the US as well? Or has Tony Bennett been lying to us all these years?
            It's not quite as ubiquitous at Christmas as it is at Thanksgiving. It has to compete with the ol' Christmas Ham.
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          • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
            Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

            Don't you have turkey at Christmas in the US as well? Or has Tony Bennett been lying to us all these years?
            My experience of a Xmas dinner here is very disappointing compared to the UK's fare. We may have turkey and ham but it was cold and served with salad. No Christmas Crackers, no paper hats.
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            • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

              My experience of a Xmas dinner here is very disappointing compared to the UK's fare. We may have turkey and ham but it was cold and served with salad. No Christmas Crackers, no paper hats.
              Next time you are Tennessee feel free to visit me in the possum hollar - we will treat you to a real southern style Thanksgiving and Xmas dinner.
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              • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

                Next time you are Tennessee feel free to visit me in the possum hollar - we will treat you to a real southern style Thanksgiving and Xmas dinner.
                Well thanks for the offer. Ah, so I will have to stay at your place from Thanksgiving to just after Xmas to eat these on the correct days. I'm packing my bags as we speak.
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            • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
              Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

              We may have turkey and ham but it was cold and served with salad. No Christmas Crackers, no paper hats.
              Cold? For the actual dinner? That's weird.
              Two hours later when you're trying to prove to your belt who's boss? Sure.

              I have no idea what you mean by paper hats. Do you have Christmas dinner at Long John Silvers?
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              • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                Cold? For the actual dinner? That's weird.
                Two hours later when you're trying to prove to your belt who's boss? Sure.

                I have no idea what you mean by paper hats. Do you have Christmas dinner at Long John Silvers?
                Contents of Xmas crackers and crown.

                https://www.countryliving.com/life/a...istmas-crowns/

                Generally basic thin paper crowns. Two people grab either end of the cracker and pull over the dinner table a toy gun cap goes off, bang. The person who gets the tube end gets the contents, a joke , a toy and sometimes an indoor firework as well as the hat. You can buy really expensive ones that have quite desirable contents and a more elaborate hat.

                My uncle worked at Windsor Castle so for a couple of years we got the same ones the Queen pulled.
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                • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                  Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                  Contents of Xmas crackers and crown.

                  https://www.countryliving.com/life/a...istmas-crowns/

                  Generally basic thin paper crowns. Two people grab either end of the cracker and pull over the dinner table a toy gun cap goes off, bang. The person who gets the tube end gets the contents, a joke , a toy and sometimes an indoor firework as well as the hat. You can buy really expensive ones that have quite desirable contents and a more elaborate hat.

                  My uncle worked at Windsor Castle so for a couple of years we got the same ones the Queen pulled.
                  That's actually interesting and educational. I didn't know you had it in you, Mark.
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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

                    That's actually interesting and educational. I didn't know you had it in you, Mark.
                    I know, you just think I'm Crackers
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                • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
                  Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

                  Generally basic thin paper crowns. <snip> My uncle worked at Windsor Castle so for a couple of years we got the same ones the Queen pulled.
                  Have to say, hers looks quite realistic.
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                  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
                    Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                    Have to say, hers looks quite realistic.
                    Yes, on Xmas day, Elizabeth gets out the royal Christmas Crackers and pulls one with Phillip and don's the paper crown. It makes her feel like a Queen for the day.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          It seems from this thread that a few of you are enthusing more about the dressing and the stuffing than the food itself, an excuse to have it. Be honest, who goes out and buy's Turkey the rest of the year round. It can be made moist if you cook it well but I personally see it as a rather bland meat with a tendency to be dry. I bet you don't go out to eat with the desire to seek out a Turkey dinner.
          I don't cook a turkey any other time of year, but we do rather regularly get the Thanksgiving Special at Bob Evans. In fact, we're known to order it for take out on Thanksgiving eve because I'm usually too tired to cook dinner that night as I've been cooking for Thanksgiving all day.
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        • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
          Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

          . It can be made moist if you cook it well but I personally see it as a rather bland meat with a tendency to be dry. I bet you don't go out to eat with the desire to seek out a Turkey dinner.
          I have Turkey sandwiches for lunch most of the time. Like the Honey Smoked flavor with tomatoes mayo or mustard with spinach on it. So when it comes to Thanksgiving I make sure to get the white meat. Than cover it with gravy.

          Personally like Pumpkin Pie as my favorite Thanksgiving Day food. Put some fresh whip cream on a warm pie and I'm all set. But as far as the main meal, give me a small portion of turkey, some mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce and dinner roll with butter. I'm not one for big meals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Sage stuffing (my grandmother's recipe)....with gravy of course.

    Maybe we should call it 'dressing' as we don't stuff our turkeys any more - we deep fry the turkeys and bake the stuffing/dressing in a casserole.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      we deep fry the turkeys and bake the stuffing/dressing in a casserole.
      You Heretic!
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        You Heretic!
        Claude only believes in deep frying Snickers bars.
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        • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          Claude only believes in deep frying Snickers bars.
          His new passion is deep frying jam filled Krispy Kremes, (one of those pleasure and pain things).

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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    Depressing. One of the biggest problems in mostly living overseas are the holidays (or lack of them).

    We can't buy some of my favorite foods here such as corn bread for dressing, cheesecake mix, and tons of other things.

    We always celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas as a family and invite friends for at least one of the two (not many worries about the virus here currently). And we do the best we can. For example, most years we haven't had turkey but roasted chicken. This year we have a turkey though. YAY! But because Thanksgiving isn't a holiday here, our dinner will actually be on Monday the 30th.

    Lots of things we can do pretty much like in the states such as mashed potatoes. But there are a few things we have to do without or figure out alternatives. Next year I will figure out a way to order stuff and have it sent over. Amazon doesn't ship most food products overseas.

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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

      Thanksgiving?

      I spoke to a woman at work not so long ago who seriously thought that Thanksgiving is celebrated all over the world. So I reminded her to look it up.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by lanfear63 View Post

        I spoke to a woman at work not so long ago who seriously thought that Thanksgiving is celebrated all over the world. So I reminded her to look it up.
        We do celebrate Drop Bear Day, this Thursday though.

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    Mark is more American than most me thinks. Mean that in a good way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Yeah, and I always look forward to the leftovers. Yummy.

    Every year I put aside enough of the turkey's dark meat and dinner rolls for leftover sandwiches.
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    If you are not putting a little bit of everything on your fork every mouthful you are doing it wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaCasaDeReyes
    Greetings! Being that I am of Latin decent, Puerto Rican food is my favorite during the Thanksgiving. More specifically, a roast pork shoulder, ("Pernil") is the ultimate favorite.

    With typical American Thanksgiving dishes, definitely a good ham and stuffing made from scratch will satisfy my palate!
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by LaCasaDeReyes View Post

      Greetings! Being that I am of Latin decent, Puerto Rican food is my favorite during the Thanksgiving. More specifically, a roast pork shoulder, ("Pernil") is the ultimate favorite.

      With typical American Thanksgiving dishes, definitely a good ham and stuffing made from scratch will satisfy my palate!
      Do you have a particular recipe you prefer? I'm a big fan of Latin food.
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      • Profile picture of the author LaCasaDeReyes
        Oh yes, most definitely. Pernil with rice and beans for sure is my favorite dish. Maybe some sweet plantains on the side and flan for dessert!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    like the Pumpkin Pie

    Oh, yes! Spicy pumpkin pie is a fave...and I have maintained for years that two of the greatest inventions of all times were air conditioning...and Coolwhip....
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Desert wise I am fond of pecan pie, pumpkin pie. cheese cake, carrot cake and deviled eggs as a side dish.
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  • I so love a hearty stuffin'.

    Yanno, like when you so full you gotta practickly crawl for the next coupla hours?

    Tellya, Thanksgivin' is the one day I come close to packin' cellulite on any of my necessary areahs.

    An' for sure gravy gotta be up there with anythin' else you can drink straight from the appropriate receptacle.

    Thing is, we all kinda dinin' out here togethah.

    Scoopin' up pumpkins we nevah goofed up into masks ... tappin' root vegetables for max flavor & succor ... twangin' on banjos till our fingerprints been vaporized in a flurry of pleasure.

    Plus, you can fart like a bear if'n you smile sweet enough.

    Hot Tip -- Your dog dowin' OK outta this for treats. He can take one for the team.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    The same as christmas ,pie, ham yams chow chow turkey , cranberry sauce and some vegetables.
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    I love the turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce of course. For some reason I am always loking forward to mixing the cranberry sauce with everything I put on the plate.
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