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Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:09 PM

what is your favorite thanksgiving food


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Turkey
12 (19%)
rolls
0 (0%)
mash potatoes
3 (5%)
Yams
1 (2%)
stuffing
32 (50%)
olives
0 (0%)
cranberries
3 (5%)
other meat
0 (0%)
other dessert
4 (6%)
other
9 (14%)
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Reply what is your favorite thanksgiving food (Original post)
gopiscrap Nov 2021 OP
ms liberty Nov 2021 #1
Haggard Celine Nov 2021 #8
bamagal62 Nov 2021 #17
Solly Mack Nov 2021 #23
Hortensis Nov 2021 #37
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #45
Polybius Nov 2021 #46
Enter stage left Nov 2021 #2
dweller Nov 2021 #3
LakeArenal Nov 2021 #6
Hortensis Nov 2021 #40
essaynnc Nov 2021 #4
Hortensis Nov 2021 #41
spooky3 Nov 2021 #5
Sneederbunk Nov 2021 #7
Patterson Nov 2021 #9
Mister Ed Nov 2021 #10
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #11
smirkymonkey Nov 2021 #47
Irish_Dem Nov 2021 #48
PTWB Nov 2021 #12
LeftInTX Nov 2021 #16
cachukis Nov 2021 #13
Hortensis Nov 2021 #28
cachukis Nov 2021 #33
GPV Nov 2021 #14
Takket Nov 2021 #15
ZonkerHarris Nov 2021 #18
Retrograde Nov 2021 #25
shanti Nov 2021 #34
Hortensis Nov 2021 #31
electric_blue68 Nov 2021 #19
SMC22307 Nov 2021 #20
IcyPeas Nov 2021 #21
meadowlander Nov 2021 #26
Lucid Dreamer Nov 2021 #22
Retrograde Nov 2021 #24
meadowlander Nov 2021 #27
old guy Nov 2021 #29
Raine Nov 2021 #30
KY_EnviroGuy Nov 2021 #32
shanti Nov 2021 #35
mvd Nov 2021 #36
Whiskeytide Nov 2021 #38
Hekate Nov 2021 #39
Iggo Nov 2021 #42
susanr516 Nov 2021 #43
Stinky The Clown Nov 2021 #44

Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:11 PM

1. Dressing. Dressing is my favorite. Stuffing is not dressing. n/t

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:27 PM

8. Same here!

And no, stuffing is not dressing. Dressing, the way my mom makes it, is a main course.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:00 PM

17. Dressing is my favorite too!

So, I voted “other”. My MIL does makes some good stuffing. But, there’s nothing like dressing. If I just had that for thanksgiving, it would be enough.😃

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:14 PM

23. What you said.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:10 AM

37. :) Right! And dressing is not stuffing. It's worth the extra bother

once a year to me to cook it inside the bird. Dressing from very different recipes I'll make as a side once or twice a year. Yum, but very different.

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:42 AM

45. What is dressing, then?

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Response to ms liberty (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:58 AM

46. What's dressing?

Salad dressing? Or is this mid-West speak that NYers don't know about? Just last week I learned that they call cashiers checkers.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:11 PM

2. what, no "all of the above" vote?

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Response to Enter stage left (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:13 PM

3. No 'leftovers' either

I had to vote other

✌🏻

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:22 PM

6. Yes. I'm "other". Leftovers are the best.

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:25 AM

40. Oh, right! When someone else is cooking, I'll likely roast a turkey

for the two of us a bit later so the feasting and nibbling can continue.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:16 PM

4. Mashed sweet potatoes....

I make them every year with lots of butter, a little orange juice for liquid, and some real maple syrup. Boy they are yummy! When the kids were younger, I'd get them to eat them, saying that I was giving them CRAYONS to eat- that at least got them to try them, and they loved 'em!

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Response to essaynnc (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:30 AM

41. :) These things become family traditions. Thanksgiving crayons.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:17 PM

5. Pumpkin pie nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:25 PM

7. Wild Turkey 101

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:30 PM

9. Stuffing with lots of sage and gravy without giblets.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:34 PM

10. Tacos.

Thanksgiving was always a very difficult day at our house when I was a kid. The stress of preparing that elaborate dinner used to drive my mother through the roof.

By the time I was teenager, we'd all had it. None of us liked turkey anyway! So Mom made tacos that Thanksgiving, and we loved 'em. It became a family tradition for the rest of my school years.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:39 PM

11. The mashed potatoes and gravy are the only reason I eat Thanksgiving dinner.

The rest of the food is just in the way.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 02:29 AM

47. I voted for mashed potatoes, but a close runner up was turkey and the vegetables (green veggies)

 

Most members of my family like to spruce up the mashed potatoes w/ sour cream, cream cheese, garlic, etc., but I just like them completely plain w/ a little bit of milk and butter, salt and pepper - not too much. So they always do a separate dish for me.

Also I don't like stuffing inside the turkey because it's too mushy, so they also to do a separate dish of stuffing that was done on the stove top and then baked (so fluffy and dry, and crispy on top). Ok, I guess I am a little high maintenance when it comes to TG food. I am kind of a purist in that I like the traditional basics, but i am ok w/ getting a little creative with the side dishes.

I do like gourmet veggie dishes, as long as they are not too heavy and I am especially a big fan of green vegetables. However this year, because I was asked to make a carrot dish, I am making Za'atar roasted rainbow carrots (w/ olive oil) and served w / Sumac/Pistachio yogurt sauce. Something a little different, light and healthy. If people like it, maybe it will become a standard.

We aren't a huge dessert family, so whatever shows up, shows up. My ideal is a cranberry or pumpkin mousse - something very light and fresh, otherwise I usually take about two bites and that's it. I also prefer a pumpkin or cranberry cheesecake to a pie.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #47)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:47 AM

48. The only veggie I like is a potato. You are spot on about cooking mashed potatoes.

That is the only way to do it. Little bit of milk and butter, salt and pepper.
I also agree on the stuffing, crispy on top, not mushy.

I am a purist also, don't like a lot of deviation.

I do eat a lot of salads, but only because I know I need the greens for health.
Your carrot dish sounds interesting, I think it will be a hit.

I do like a pumpkin pie, but I know I would like a pumpkin mousse, which I have never had...
The cranberry cheesecake sounds very good.

Enjoy your dinner tomorrow!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:39 PM

12. SUSHI!

 

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Response to PTWB (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:53 PM

16. Ew-shi!

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:41 PM

13. The gravy; connects it all.

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Response to cachukis (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:33 PM

28. Yes! Where's the gravy?! I can buy a less than wonderful turkey,

the stuffing can be a bit too moist or dry, and the potatoes made by someone who doesn't believe in butter, but as long as I get the (giblet) gravy right it'll all be delicious.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #28)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:02 AM

33. It would seem to me that most in this thread have been eating some unpalatable gravy.

I've been invited back to make gravy. Next generation thing. But the French learned something about how a sauce serves as a catalyst. Gravy springs from the cookings. Even the wine at the table. Enjoy your next batch.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:42 PM

14. Cornbread casserole, stuffing, rolls, pie. Love my carbs

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 09:48 PM

15. stuffing in a blowout! didn't see that coming

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:01 PM

18. No cranberry sauce from a can with ridges in it? This poll is null and void.

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Response to ZonkerHarris (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:22 PM

25. That jellied cranberry thing?

I got a can after not eating it for decades, and to my dismay found it contained high fructose corn syrup.

Making cranberry sauce is dead easy: boil a cup of water with a cup of sugar, add a package of fresh cranberries, and cook until they pop. Leftover cranberries can be used in place of blueberries in muffins.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:04 AM

34. Good muffin tip!

I also like to put leftover cranberry sauce on my turkey sandwich. Yummy!

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Response to ZonkerHarris (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:47 PM

31. Oh, same here. :) One of our gentlemen never got over

the shock of finding it replaced with a cranberry-port chutney or some such abomination and each year makes sure that'll never happen again. Turns out three of us picked up a can earlier in the month just in case it was sold out later.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:02 PM

19. Stuffing - bready, and sage!

I do like a good moist turkey with crackly skin. 👍

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:07 PM

20. Cranberry/apple chutney or cranberry/pear chutney or cranberry/pineapple chutney...

...depending on ham or turkey. All from a recipe I cut out of the WaPo Food section back in the early '90s. Mmmm.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 10:56 PM

21. Not this! Cranberry and pickle pie.

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #21)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:25 PM

26. And in this week's installment of "Utah ruins everything"...

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:02 PM

22. Pizza with anchovies and anything else except pineapple. nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:19 PM

24. Pumpkin pie!

Followed closely by stuffing (not dressing) and cranberry relish, which I make with fresh cranberries, a jalapeno or three, and a chopped orange, all buzzed together in a food processor.

The turkey is good, too.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:26 PM

27. Tie between lemon meringue pie and mashed potatoes.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:38 PM

29. Rutabaga.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:40 PM

30. Pumpkin Pie 🥧! 😊 nt

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Tue Nov 23, 2021, 11:50 PM

32. Oven-baked cornbread dressing with giblet gravy.....

and some gravy on the turkey and mashed potatoes too.....

After that, pecan pie.....

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:07 AM

35. Definitely dressing

I don't stuff turkeys anymore, although the taste is superior. But a close second is to add extra butter when you're making your dressing (in a casserole dish). It becomes delightfully moist.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:08 AM

36. Tie. Turkey and stuffing go together

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:14 AM

38. My MILs fried cornbread. n/t

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:16 AM

39. Leftover cold turkey sandwich with mayo and lettuce is my absolute favorite

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 12:31 AM

42. Pumpkin pie. (n/t)

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:01 AM

43. I voted for stuffing, but it's really dressing

I'm a multi-generational Southerner. We never stuffed the turkey. Cornbread dressing was baked in a separate casserole dish. I make the dressing from memory of helping my mother do it. Each generation adds their own twist to it. Mine was adding a couple of beaten eggs to get more of a rise from it. Whenever I make cornbread dressing, I remember everyone who came before me and taught the next generation how it was done. That's my fondest Thanksgiving memory. I could whip up an awesome cornbread dressing and giblet gravy any day of the week, even without the turkey. However, I only make it once a year, because I want to pass on the tradition to my children.

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Response to gopiscrap (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 01:10 AM

44. This poll demonstrates, once again, carbs are comfort, carbs are love.

Carbs may not be the best source of healthy fill-yer-tummy but man oh man are they good.

Add some protein to your dressing to balance off some of the carb impact: sausage, mushrooms, oysters, giblets.

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