Thanksgiving 2010

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Blue Velvet, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Let's talk turkey. It's Thanksgiving in a few days time and I've never been anywhere that's celebrated it or even with friends.

    Your favourite recipes and drinks, what you're looking forward to, what you're thankful for this past year, the distances you've travelled, family festivities and feuds, even the Black Friday sales... let's hear it all, no matter how small or grand.

    Tell us about your day. :)
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Deep Fried Smoked Turkey... not the healthiest (think cholesterol instead of blood through veins), but tastes dam good.

    Black Friday is online shopping only.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Cajun bacon wrapped turkey, rum & diet cokes. :D
     
  4. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    Turkey, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, and corn pudding. That's all we prepare here. Then, there is of course whiskey and football.

    If I'm not asleep by midnight after the huge dinner I head over to the outlet malls and try and catch their sales (they open at midnight). More of a get out of the house/tradition thing.

    90% of my Black Friday shopping is done online, mostly Amazon.
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Now that you mention cajun, I forgot to mention the good ole Jambalaya with smoked sausage. Down here in NO, that can't be missing.
     
  6. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    What I am looking the most forward to is the Apple Pie I make. It is the best I have ever eaten. Actually it is the only one I ever liked. For those with a dirty mind this is not a reference to "American Pie".

    I would also like to make sweet potatoes unfortunately all I can ever find in Georgia are yams labeled as sweet potatoes, though they suffice.

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    Yams Right, Sweet Potatoes left
     
  7. Alaerian Guest

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    Turducken.
    A chicken, inside of a duck, inside of a turkey, all empty spaced filled with stuffing.

    Seriously, if you've never tried it, please do. It's amazing.
     
  8. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    All the more reason to start a thread about it. :)



    We're going to my moms house for dinner.
     
  9. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Flying 2,500 miles in a few days from California to Ohio, not looking forward to that at all. But it will be good to be with family and old friends again, eating amazing food, and not having to work :)
     
  10. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    California to Ohio, I feel for you brother...
     
  11. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Doing this almost every year, it's my way of vicariously living through you all. When I was little, brought up on Disney annuals, I asked my mother if we could have Thanksgiving, but no.

    Maybe one day.

    Anyway, onwards. After checking out the recipe, I like the sound of wvuwhat's corn pudding. :)
     
  12. skunk macrumors G4

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    Going to our annual Thanksgiving fest in Chelsea: an immense meal slaved over for days beforehand by an obsessive cook. Always good fun.
     
  13. maflynn Moderator

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    I'm cooking the turkey, for what ever reason cooking duties has fallen on me instead of the wife. She generally gets home from work so late that I start dinner for the family. So on thanksgiving, I was elected to get up 5:00am/6:00am to start the bird. If I have to get up that early, I might as well do it all.

    Anyways, I prefer a simple approach to cooking the turkey and letting the turkey flavor come through. I'll put s few aromatics in the body cavity, smear butter between the meat and the skin and bath the outside of the bird with olive oil.
     
  14. The.316 macrumors 65816

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    Thanksgiving for me the last two years has sucked, since I live in Greece now. It will be just another day for me here. I will gladly accept some leftovers anyone has, just ship it to me in dry ice, or vacuum seal it, I dont care :D
     
  15. garybUK Guest

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    Isn't Turkey for Christmas? do you have it on both days?
     
  16. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    The leftovers are finally gone by Christmas, hence the need for a new turkey to be sacrificed to the gods

    I will be taking red to meet some family for the first time

    We also have tickets to the Dawgs game on that Saturday
    They are playing the Bees, and she seems to be partial to them for some reason :rolleyes:
     
  17. skunk macrumors G4

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    Turkey isn't very popular in Greece. :)
     
  18. skunk macrumors G4

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    We usually have goose for Christmas Saturnalia.
     
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    Oh yes! Green bean casserole! I can't wait!
    I'll be driving to Louisiana to see my folks (recently moved there) and let the eating begin. I should have gone on a diet a month ago to prepare. Chocolate pie here I come!

    Oh and black Friday, for me, is online only as well. No way I'm getting out in that mess!

    But I'm still excited!
     
  20. eng42ine macrumors 68000

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    Working all day.. Then meeting the rest of the family at my grandparents house :)

    I loves me some pumpkin pie!! :cool:
     
  21. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I moved to the UK and I haven't had a Thanksgiving in 4 years and I didn't except to miss these family events as much as I do. :eek: :( Such is life.
     
  22. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    ^ I was in Hinckley in 2006 for Thanksgiving and the people I was visiting cooked what they hoped to be a traditional turkey day meal. They did these stuffing balls that would have been classed as assault weapons in the states. The other stuff was meh, but it was really the whole thought that counted. Being a traveler I would have been fine with fish and chips from Kingfishers. :D
     
  23. iBlue macrumors Core

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    :D Yeah, Stuffing here is not the same as US stuffing. That's sweet they gave it a go though. It's really just another day for me here. Though I'll have other things on my mind on that Thursday. ;)
     
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  25. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Turkey is traditional to have for Thanksgiving (though some Philistines eat tofurky :eek:).

    Christmas seems to be more open as far as the meat portion of the meal goes. Plus it varies by country. I would consider a goose to be the traditional meal. As that is what Charles Dickens mentions in "A Christmas Carol". As I recall a Christmas Goose is also mentioned in at least one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" stories.

    Normally I have ham for Christmas. The best are Montana Hams. They are actually sweet, tender and don't overdue it on the salt. Rather than the tough salt licks they call hams at the store.
     

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