Making your own THANKSGIVING Dinner?

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    Nov 26, 2009 4:21 PM GMT
    I opted not to visit family (sis and bro-in-law) until Christmas, so I am home alone cooking up my own odd Thanksgiving dinner. Since I eat turkey sandwiches all the time, I'm having:

    Baked Chicken Tenderloins
    Mashed Potatoes
    Baked Beans
    Brocolli and veggie mix

    Are you making your own dinner?
  • mynyun

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    Nov 26, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    I actually hope to one day host my own Thanks Giving holiday dinner. It is my 2nd favorite holiday right after Halloween. But alas with my current job working nightshift we get the eve of every holiday off and Days get the actual holiday. So no cooking for me.
    However my sister is. So I'm going down when she is having her dinner and helping her to wrap things up and enjoy time with her. Her menu (so far as I know) consists of Turkey, gravy, Ham, glaze, g.beans, corn, rolls, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, potato salad, g.peas and of course stuffing.
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 26, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    I have the option of doing the same thing, hanging with sis, nieces, and her bf. I'm not sure if I want to deal with it or be in the way of their festivities. It's just one Thanksgiving, and even if I'm alone it will certainly not be the worst.

    Although I love Thanksgiving food, I'm actually hungry for some Subway today, lol.
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    I am!

    Southwest Chili Rubbed Whole Turkey
    Cornbread Stuffing
    Green Chili Roast
    Orange, Cranberry Relish
    Homemade Rolls
    2 pies

    Have a small group later today to feed.
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:11 PM GMT
    I usually cook for my (small) family. The menu this year:

    Turkey, stuffed with walnuts, cranberries, apples in chardonnay, seasoned with parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme.

    Green bean cass.
    Cherry Jello Fluff
    Homemade pumpkin pie (my first, and it actually turned out amazing icon_smile.gif ) with whipped cream and honey topping
    Homemade mashed potatoes
    Sweet Potatoes
    Homemade turkey gravy from turkey drippings (zomg, yummy)
    Pasta salad (tri color spirals, carrots, celery, green pepper, red pepper, cucumber, white onion, seasoned diced tomatos, and italian dressing).
    Rolls

    I was busy in the kitchen for 4 hours yesterday, and I've already sunk an hour in today, but I really enjoy being able to give something like this to my family. Makes up for Christmas lol.
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:14 PM GMT
    I think I'll crack open a can of tuna later. About as good a meal as I'll have today! icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:16 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 saidI think I'll crack open a can of tuna later. About as good a meal as I'll have today! icon_lol.gif



    We can do synchronized tuna eating.... I am hungry every 90 minutes. It´s fucking unbearable.... I have to eat in the night too
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:24 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    Ciarsolo7 saidI think I'll crack open a can of tuna later. About as good a meal as I'll have today! icon_lol.gif



    We can do synchronized tuna eating.... I am hungry every 90 minutes. It´s fucking unbearable.... I have to eat in the night too


    Are you expecting?
  • Menergy_1

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    Nov 26, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    off to a gay men's pot luck at 3 pm today -- no real effort except to prepare a huge pan of cornbread dressing with chipotle chiles, andouille sausage, herbs, red bell peppers, onions, celery etc.

    And take a big container of good turkey gravy for it.

    the host is providing the roast turkey; the guests will all bring loads of appetizers, side dishes, too many desserts and pies, and plenty of eye candy!

    Last year the same pot luck had only about 20 men (I think lots go home to family, travel at this time, etc. so they weren't attending) -- but there were 5 roast turkeys, a roast beef, too many sides and big cauldrons of tortilla soup, green chile stew, beans, etc.

    There's plenty of beverages too, we just have to be careful because of the increased state police/regular police anti-DWI forces out there from now through Chrisstmas.

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day, everyone (including the Canadians who had theirs last month, I guess)!
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:33 PM GMT
    Yes, but not alone, a community effort. About 14 gay guys, mostly couples, the meal items we bring coordinated by our hosts, who are doing the turkeys in their 2 ovens and providing the bar. Since I'm just providing a vegetable dish, in lieu of my partner's more elaborate creations this year, I'm bringing the ingredients and cooking them there, so they'll be fresh & hot for the table.

    The weather looks good, 80 F, so I expect we'll eat outdoors under a couple of canopies near the riverbank. Outdoors is how the original Thanksgiving is always portrayed, not in an indoor dining room, so I don't think we're violating tradition too much in that regard. We're leaving for there in about 45 minutes, just 5 minutes drive. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:47 PM GMT
    kscott6671 said
    Lostboy said
    Ciarsolo7 saidI think I'll crack open a can of tuna later. About as good a meal as I'll have today! icon_lol.gif



    We can do synchronized tuna eating.... I am hungry every 90 minutes. It´s fucking unbearable.... I have to eat in the night too


    Are you expecting?


    We´re both trying to bulk. I am better behaved that Ciarsolo who just told me he couldn´t be bothered to eat any more. I eat about 2500 million grams of protein a day, 7 grams of carbs and - 30grams of fat. Or something like that.
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    kscott6671 said
    Lostboy said
    Ciarsolo7 saidI think I'll crack open a can of tuna later. About as good a meal as I'll have today! icon_lol.gif



    We can do synchronized tuna eating.... I am hungry every 90 minutes. It´s fucking unbearable.... I have to eat in the night too


    Are you expecting?


    We´re both trying to bulk. I am better behaved that Ciarsolo who just told me he couldn´t be bothered to eat any more. I eat about 2500 million grams of protein a day, 7 grams of carbs and - 30grams of fat. Or something like that.


    Hey I eat icon_evil.gif Also you need carbs to bulk. Add in some pasta!
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    Nov 26, 2009 5:56 PM GMT
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  • wellwell

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    Nov 26, 2009 6:00 PM GMT
    ...Yep;
    cooking for 5 . . .

    22lb turkey stuffed w/ Marge's bread-stuffing recipe

    Tomato soup (from my garden; I picked the last of them yesterday, yummm!)

    spaghetti-squash (also from garden)

    Home made sour dough bread (not easy @ this altitude)

    Cranberries, of course

    2 pies: Strawberry/rhubarb w/ macadamia / craisin crust
    pseudo Pumpkin (an accidental cross-pollination from garden- zucchini &spaghetti-squash)

    Happy T'giving, guys; it's my fav. Holiday !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Nov 26, 2009 6:05 PM GMT
    Ciarsolo7 saidWe´re both trying to bulk. I am better behaved that Ciarsolo who just told me he couldn´t be bothered to eat any more. I eat about 2500 million grams of protein a day, 7 grams of carbs and - 30grams of fat. Or something like that.


    Hey I eat icon_evil.gif Also you need carbs to bulk. Add in some pasta!

    Sorry... typo: 7, 000, 000 grams of carbs (though only 3 or 4 sacks of white potatoes as they are not the best types of carb)..

    I know you eat... don´t get all grumpy


    probably low blood sugar from not eating enough sheesh.
  • baldone

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    Nov 26, 2009 6:15 PM GMT
    turkey,dressing,cranberry/orange relish,homemade mashed potatoes,yams,dressing,rolls,
    cooking for son and his girlfriend,daughter and ex may stop by,
    made black rasberry pie,homemade pumkin pie,
    oh also made brocolli/cheese cassorle
    homemade rolls
    doe is still rising
    dinner at 3:30..everyone welcome who does not have a place to go
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    Nov 26, 2009 6:24 PM GMT
    I'm going to try cooking a whole turkey for the first time this Saturday. Going to have a few friends over to help me devour it. icon_cool.gif

    Going to try roasting it with some balsamic butter, shallots, garlic and Tyme

    For Sides:

    Mushrooms stuffed with spicy sausage stuffing
    blanched green beans

    Desert:

    Gingerbread & pumpkin pie trifle


    I'm excited and a little nervous... hahaha....
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    Nov 26, 2009 6:36 PM GMT
    Having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for my neice and her family, I have an 1800's cook stove so do a lot of cooking on it. The kids love it !!! We're having Turkey, traditional stuffing, homegrown real mash potatoes, brown sugared yams, green beens, homegrown corn on the cobb, dinner rolls, Pumpkin pie, and cherry pie with ice cream or cool whip. Serving the candle light dinner at 6:00. I miss my son who is out on the west coast with his family and my daughter who is on the east coast and under the weather. You all have a great day !!!
  • DiverScience

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    Nov 26, 2009 6:40 PM GMT
    I go home to see my parents for t-day every year and we make a full spread.

    Then every year (except this one) I go home and cook myself a whole second spread, so I can have my own leftovers.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Nov 26, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    My friends and I do a potluck Thanksgiving. I was asked to bring desert, even though the only type of baked good I don't know how to make is pie. I made a banana bread last night, and I have pineapple/coconut cookies in the oven at the moment.
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    Nov 26, 2009 7:08 PM GMT
    My Thanksgiving dinner is easy.. just tap the bottle and twist the cap. icon_lol.gif

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  • KepaArg

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    Nov 26, 2009 7:10 PM GMT
    While we don't celebrate Thanksgiving down here, Happy Thanksgiving to those that do! Chau!
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    Nov 26, 2009 7:29 PM GMT
    Well, I made the baked breaded chicken tenderloins and had some baked beans with them. Didn't make the mashed potatoes or veggies, but may do that later. What a mess it was just to make the tenderloins! I have way too much food made up in the fridge now.

    I think I need some ice cream icon_lol.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Nov 26, 2009 7:36 PM GMT
    Lots of us in the same boat it seems!
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    Nov 26, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    im on house aresset got to bbq for all the homies in the area thanksgiving is going to be light weight lame because i cant go to all my frainds houses and get drunk and no turky i cant cook that shit wtf man nothing like driving around the neboorhood going house to house geting wasted with friends and family on thanksgiving lol man next year going to b off the hook