Happy Thanksgiving USA - What's Cooking at Your House?

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Oh, God, why me. I am an honest, non-comforming, politically incorrect radical, and as contrary and stubbon as any ten average people.

Why God do you give me a son who when asked what he would like for Thanksgiving dinner says 'Red Lobster'????

Well, that's what's cooking at my house is the phone book where I will try to find out if a Red Lobster is open on Thanksgiving. (btw, eeeewwww)



Well, I hope your house is going to be smelling delicious, anyway. Tell us all about your plans?

Extra brownie points if you are not having turkey.
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    No Turkey here, Pat. I am just getting moved in so will probably eat the thanksgiving feast that my late fiancee and I had traditionally. We both were in Hospitality/Tourism and holidays were our heavy times so we used to eat grilled cheese and tomato soup on Thanksgiving. Later in the week when we got our coinciding days off we would fix a turkey dinner, but the actual holiday day became traditionally grilled cheese and tomato soup. Go figure. I still keep that tradition when I am not with family during the season.
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    • Profile picture of the author Patrician
      I love tomato soup, Sal.

      If you want to make it a stellar version, just drop in some minced garlic and top with parmesian cheese. (the house will smell great, too!)

      I am glad you are back on the left coast.


      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      No Turkey here, Pat. I am just getting moved in so will probably eat the thanksgiving feast that my late fiancee and I had traditionally. We both were in Hospitality/Tourism and holidays were our heavy times so we used to eat grilled cheese and tomato soup on Thanksgiving. Later in the week when we got our coinciding days off we would fix a turkey dinner, but the actual holiday day became traditionally grilled cheese and tomato soup. Go figure. I still keep that tradition when I am not with family during the season.
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  • Profile picture of the author acreativetouch
    Pat,

    Ok, if I had my way it would be a moose roast to go long with the roast turducken.

    Boned turkey, stuffed with a boned duck, stuffed with boned chicken with stuffing. ( I can smell it cookin' now! )

    Back to reality....TRADITIONAL turkey, cooked breast DOWN ( I hate dry turkeys ), in gravy ( yes, it makes it MOIST ), mashed red potatoes with roasted garlic, MOOSE ROAST, and lots of veggies, salads, parve pumpkin cheesecake, and whatever my imagination ( and the food channel ) can dream up.

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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    HaHa Red Lobster on Thanksgiving. You know it will be closed thanksgiving so you will just have to cook lobster.

    Me cook for Thanksgiving? No way I am going to go to someones house and try to have a small meal that doesn't contain too many calories. That will be hard but Im still limiting my calories. Turkey is low fat and good for you. I guess I will have some white meat turkey, a small portion of mashed potatoes and some green beans as long as they were not cooked in grease (ewww). No bread. Small bit of stuffing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    ha ha AG you are right. now what. the hell if i need to figure out how to cook lobster. forget that.

    maybe i will get some idea at the store. whatever it is he won' like it. may as well have baloney sandwiches.
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    • Profile picture of the author Patrician
      Well AG since you seem to be the only one following this riveting dilemma. Sean and I have reached a compromise (of sorts). He is coming Wednesday night and we are going out to eat, and not at Red Lobster.

      I will probably just buy a turkey breast and send him home with most of it - keep enough for a few nice turkey cranberry sandwiches. one of the best parts of T-day is the left-overs. So we will just have pre-left-overs since it won't actually be left over yet.


      Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

      ha ha AG you are right. now what. the hell if i need to figure out how to cook lobster. forget that.

      maybe i will get some idea at the store. whatever it is he won' like it. may as well have baloney sandwiches.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Your son doesn't like turkey, mashed taters, stuffing, green beans, ??? Then he's just weird. Where did you go wrong? Is he your only child? Lobster is good, but not on thanksgiving!! Red Lobster has or used to have a good lobster pizza Haven't been there in ages. Like 2 years.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I get sick of turkey being I don't eat beef or pork, I eat enough poultry and fish to make me cluck. Actually even chicken is starting to gross me out.

    The only meat I have been eating are jumbo shrimp. They have been having sales and I bought several bags of frozen shrimp - now i am even sick of that.

    Maybe a nice duck basted with orange juice or Chinese Five Spices (includes licorice - awesome). Lots of work for somebody that won' like it.

    hmmmm turkey baloney works.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I don't eat beef or pork either, great minds think alike.

    I love baked fish. I've gotten sick of chicken before so I just stop eating it for a few weeks then I'm ready for it again. Just be a vegetarian for a while and you'll want poultry again. I like shrimp but its expensive so I don't eat it often. But I love shrimp scampi. Probably can't eat it now I'm counting calories.
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  • Profile picture of the author mbealmear
    My family and in-laws are all coming to my house for Thanksgiving so we are having a HUGE feast...

    Turkey with Gravy
    Corn Bread Stuffing
    Sweet Potato
    Green Bean Casserol
    Sausage Balls with Cheese
    Potato Salad
    Cole Slaw
    Broccoli with butter sauce
    Cranberry Sauce
    White Beans
    Rolls
    And for dessert...(home made pies!!!)
    Pumpkin Pie
    Pecan Pie
    Apple Pie

    As you can tell from the menu I am from the south! haha
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  • Profile picture of the author tommyp
    I guess I'll get extra brownie points for not having turkey. In fact, I'm not having anything cause I don't do thanksgiving. I love turkey though and will gladly feast on turkey thighs any other time of the year.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Pat why did you spell is Sean instead of Shawn? Huh????

    So just you n your son Thurs? Too bad I'm not on the other side of the country. Hmm I could post an ad on craigslist and say open party, everyone invited, free food, and post your address

    Red Lobster is all right. Pretty spensive though. Don't you like baked fish or shrimp scampi? What's wrong with red lobster?
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    • Profile picture of the author Patrician
      Sean is the way you spell John in Gaelic (Irish) He is half-Irish. Don't know where Shawn comes from.

      Yeh no Thursday - Wednesday (we are different) Thursday we will already be eating the pre-left overs. Him at his house and me at mine. No sitting in traffic. I have some online training I need to get started on so this will be a good day since I won't be working.

      Red Lobster is alright but too much fried stuff and that hot white bread - bad - and I won't be able to resist it. I love lobster and seafood but RL is plastic fast food almost - and no atmosphere -

      I will probably have seafood but I think we will go to this place on the Marina a few blocks from my place. They have a neat circular fireplace and a water view -

      I hope you have a good day, Girl and stay off Craigslist! lol.:rolleyes:

      Originally Posted by annoyedgirl View Post

      Pat why did you spell is Sean instead of Shawn? Huh????

      So just you n your son Thurs? Too bad I'm not on the other side of the country. Hmm I could post an ad on craigslist and say open party, everyone invited, free food, and post your address

      Red Lobster is all right. Pretty spensive though. Don't you like baked fish or shrimp scampi? What's wrong with red lobster?
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      • Profile picture of the author ThomM
        I somehow got suckered into cooking a pretty traditional dinner.
        Turkey
        Dressing
        Whipped Sweet Potatoes with brown sugar
        Fresh Green Beans
        Buttermilk Biscuits
        Apple Pie
        Pumpkin Pie
        Cool Whip and cheddar cheese for the pies.
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        • Profile picture of the author Patrician
          OH man, you have to give it up with the recipe for whipped sweet potatoes, Thom! wow.


          Originally Posted by ThomM View Post

          I somehow got suckered into cooking a pretty traditional dinner.
          Turkey
          Dressing
          Whipped Sweet Potatoes with brown sugar
          Fresh Green Beans
          Buttermilk Biscuits
          Apple Pie
          Pumpkin Pie
          Cool Whip and cheddar cheese for the pies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Patrician
      Yes Richard, actually we have done hen Thanksgiving before. Bathed in orange juice concentrate. They are really good - but don't make many leftovers for sandwiches... They are cute and good eatin'.

      Originally Posted by richard655 View Post

      This could be the solution for you an your son Cornish Hens. They are are small can be baked just like a turkey. An have a simular taste an the price
      is very low. So Have A Great Cornish Hen Day.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    I know Sean is Gaellic I just have the worst time with pronouncing Irish names lol. Where I used to work I had to type in names of ppl coming to US from overseas and when it was people from Ireland, good thing I was just typing and not pronouncing. Shawn is the Englished version. The first time I saw the name Sean long ago I pronounced is seen. And I was thinking who would name their kid seen?
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