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 Post subject: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:49 pm 
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My favorite holiday of the year!! So what's on your table this year? Am I the only making cranberry sauce from scratch and roasting brussel sprouts?

What's new and fun on the menu this year?

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:07 am 
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Nothing new. We had turkey day yesterday - a tradition started about 20 years ago because I always went to the desert for the holiday weekend and having turkey day on the weekend before meant I could enjoy dinner with my family plus it made it cheaper and easier for family to fly down from the bay area for the weekend.

Anyway, basic turkey day dinner: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, whole cranberry sauce.

I did make my own cranberry sauce a couple of years ago, didn't like it as much as canned :rofl:

I also brined a turkey a few years ago, it turned out great very moist but I didn't realize that a brined bird cooks MUCH faster!

I always buy a fresh young turkey and do a herb rub on it. I roast it in a covered pan for the first couple of hours then remove the top to allow it to brown. Turns out great, lots of flavor and very moist.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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for me cranberry sauce out of a can is like mashed potatoes out of a box.
Both gotta be fresh and homemade..


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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With me it's not what's on the table, but where the table is at.
We're switching it up this year, and taking the meal to the beach. Today is decision day re weather at the beach and all systems are go. Grilled turkey, pouch of mixed veg, fire-roasted sweet pots, pre-boiled regular pots for smashing, lots of gravy. Always up for a challenge. Cooking at home is too easy. Ha.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:40 am 
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2NAKLLR wrote:
With me it's not what's on the table, but where the table is at.
We're switching it up this year, and taking the meal to the beach. Today is decision day re weather at the beach and all systems are go. Grilled turkey, pouch of mixed veg, fire-roasted sweet pots, pre-boiled regular pots for smashing, lots of gravy. Always up for a challenge. Cooking at home is too easy. Ha.

I like your style... camping holidays are always a blast.

Funny about the cranberry sauce, the first few years I made it I had to still buy the can because half the table still preferred it! Now they're all on board.

I usually end up cooking at least two Thanksgivings, this year I am going to luck out and only do one and a mini one. One year I cooked three full Thanksgivings. Just about killed me.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:20 am 
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Since I'm not quite ready for a long road trip south to visit friends for the holiday, we RSVP'd to our friend Rick's residence in Bishop and will join him/them for their Thanksgiving feast at 11:30 that morning. Sterling Heights is fortunate to have excellent chefs and really good food unlike some assisted living places. We haven't seen Rick since before my surgery and we are so looking forward to the visit.

The drive down will also be the longest time I will have been in the car since my surgery, but I think I can handle a 40 minute ride by now.

We did buy a frozen turkey breast and all the fixin's a few weeks ago just in the case the weather kept us from heading to Bishop. I'll probably cook our little Thanksgiving feast in December or January.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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If the ride is too long, SG can pull over, put the leash on you and walk you a bit. ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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We are going to do our Thanksgiving day on Friday. Gonna smoke either a very small turkey or a big chicken. Depending on how many people are going to show up. Should know that by tomorrow. I prepare the turkey the Dutch way and put it in the smoker early in the morning. I've been told by people that it's the best turkey they've ever tasted. Even smoked one for The Fun Bunch one time.

Of course cranberry sauce from scratch. Thanks for the recipe MPB... Lots of other stuffs too, fer sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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Photoho wrote:
If the ride is too long, SG can pull over, put the leash on you and walk you a bit. ;)


Hey, Photoho -- please ... this is a family forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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My kids love my homemade mashed potatoes w/cornbread added and crispy bacon. I know big calories but so good. :clap:
I offset this by making an antioxidant berries- mango-pomegranate salad.


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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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socalgal wrote:
homemade mashed potatoes w/cornbread added and crispy bacon

Want.... must have....

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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Miss Pam, what is your standard gravy ? I always make it up as I go. Just thought I would get a new perspective on the golden goodness that will bathe my tatters.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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Mmmmm gravy.... Years ago I saw this recipe on the food network and have been using it since - it's made the same way you make traditional gravy, but along with the stock you add a glass of red wine and some of your favorite herbs and reduce down. I like to add rosemary, that's my herb of choice. Soooo good.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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The kids have demanded I make my Dr. Pepper ham. Really good. Though I kinda like the smoked turkey idea. I even have a smoker.

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 Post subject: Re: Hey Foodies...What's on Your Table?
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CyberK wrote:
The kids have demanded I make my Dr. Pepper ham. Really good. Though I kinda like the smoked turkey idea. I even have a smoker.

Dr Pepper Pork is one of my favorite crock pot recipes.... Never thought to do it with ham. Same basic recipe and method? Do you roast it like a regular ham and instead of stock or juice in the pan you use a can of Dr. Pepper? Details!

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