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Old November 23rd, 2009, 09:17 AM
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Default What's on your table and in your heart this Thanksgiving?

Well I have a houseful of peeps coming for Thanksgiving and so my thoughts have turned to food and of course giving thanks! I know our Neighbors to the North have already celebrated Thanksgiving, but I am curious what is/was your Thanksgiving menu favorites, Please share!!!

This year we'll start with:
A veggie tray with dip
Shrimp cocktail
Mazarati cheese fondue with sliced french baguette for dipping

Cheddar, onion, bacon green bean casserole with French's cheddar onion rings.
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Au Gratin potoatoes
Baked Beans
Cucumber salad
Beef House rolls

Main course:
Beef Tenderloin cooked out on the grill

White and dark chocolate mousse
Turtle cheesecake
Pumpkin roll
Pumpkin pie

This year and every year I am so thankful for the love of my family.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 09:39 AM
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This year I'll only have one item that I need to make. We are going to my sister's, in North Dakota, so she'll be the one setting the menu. I know that one item she'll have for an appetizer is "Indian Fry Bread Tacos". I love those.

Beenie: You have one heck of a spread there. I don't think we've ever had that great of a selection at our table.

I used to do an elaborate array of appetizers but I cut that back a number of years ago because no one was hungry when it was time for dinner.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Mike, there is a method to my madness...with all that food, there's bound to be lots of leftovers so I probably won't have to cook again until after Christmas .

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Can't really say B/W exactly what will be on the table this Thanksgiving as we're going to our Niece's.

But when we're the hosts, it's pretty generic and traditional. The day commences with cocktails followed by an enormous shrimp tray, celery stuffed with chived cream cheese and other appetizers before eventually adjourning to the dining room and roast turkey with dressing, mashed (or as they say around here, whipped) potatoes, green bean casserole similar to the way you make it (with cheese), pearl onions in cream sauce, steamed broccoli, green beans, creamed corn, Brussels sprouts with cheese sauce, cranberry relish, dinner rolls and assorted wines.

Dessert consists of the obligatory pumpkin pie, cherry pie, cheese cake (and this year a huge box of every Italian pastry imaginable as Fran's niece is coming from New York), coconut layer cake and my late mother's to die for and unique chocolate torte that is extremely extremely moist (must be because of the 3/4ths of a cup of bourbon that goes into it).

Following dinner comes an assortment of about ten or twelve aperitifs my favorite of which is Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry.

All the dishes are homemade with the exception of the rolls and the pumpkin pie (I personally think it's hard to improve upon Mrs. Smith's original).

I am sure this year's menu at my Niece's will be very similar to the above as Deanna favors our menu.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 10:04 AM
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I just went shopping for the holiday, and oh my..I must be crazy this year...In this house, the only star is a turkey....I need to cut down the sides, or people will not be able to walk So.......

Appetizer..first year ever
Shrimp cocktail

Turkey, stuffed to the nth degree

mashed & sweet potatoes
green bean casserole
brocolli & pearl onion cheese casserole
my famous cole slaw
cranberry sauce

to be determined, I am not making it

A year to be thankful, for sure....a hug and a smooch to all the Cruisemates..enjoy the family time..it's precious

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 02:52 PM
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Default What's on Your Table and in Your Heart this Thanksgiving?

Since we will spend Thanksgiving at my SIL's house, I'm not too sure what will be on the menu, other than Keith will prepare the turkey. This year, he's decided to try Alton Brown's brining recpe. Other than that, the rels usually have a very traditional feast.

I am thankful that we will all be together to spend the holiday.

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Old November 23rd, 2009, 03:43 PM
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Lets see, Turkey, stuffing, cranberry, corn, rolls, sweet potato, mashed potato & gravy. Sweet table we will have pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake, rice crispy treat and cherry pie. In our hearts, that were all here another year healthy and happy surounded by the people who matter most, our family. Being greatful for all that we have when so many have so very little.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:46 PM
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We are pretty traditional as well. We start the day out with breakfast - either cinnamon rolls or a breakfast casserole. Then for dinner -Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, roasted sweet potatoes, green beans with garlic, corn pudding and yeast rolls. Dessert is usually pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake and candy apple pie. Everything is from scratch and made by me! It's my favorite meal of the year.
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 04:49 PM
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This has alway been the one holiday I love to have at my house. This year for the first time in ages, my daugher and her family will be here. So, we have a small nice group, with turkey and all the trimmings, actually going to make stuffing tomorrow and bake on Wed...

I so love the smell of a turkey dinner cooking :-) Doesn't get much better.

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This year I am fixing a turkey breast, with my homemade dressing, gravy,and cranberry sauce.

The boys always got to pick their favorite side dish, so for Josh it will be fried okra, and Joe always wanted my homemade Mac and cheese. I have everything to make it, so will get up on Thursday morning to see if I am able to do it.

We will also have pumpkin pie.

Being thankful this year has been tough. I am thankful that I have a son, and a hubby that will be home soon. I am thankful for all the material things we have. I am thankful that Jim still has a job. I am most thankful that this year is almost over with.

I wish for all of you the very best of holidays.

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going to my friends family for the holidays..people in new orleans cook up alot of great stuff that is non traditional turkey day offerings
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We're going to have an interesting mix of in-laws and potential in-laws to dinner and assorted friends for dessert after their family obligations.
We'll have:
stuffed mushrooms
steamed then chilled broccoli with lemon and garlic
7 layer salad
corn pudding
sweet potatoes
some kind of cranberry dish my sister is making
traditional cranberry log (i.e. straight outta the can!)
homemade rolls and cheese bread
green bean casserole

pumpkin pie
cheese pie
peanut butter pie

So thankful for healthy family.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 09:58 PM
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We have friends n' family coming on Thurs!

Here is the menu:

Beet Carapaccio Salad
Cleam of Bib Lettuce Soup (Sounds weird but tastes great)
Roast turkey with baggette and corn bread stuffing w/ dried cranberries and pecans
Mashed pratties and gravy
Lemon infused baked and smashed yams
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Steamed carrots with butter and dill weed
Pumpkin Roulade
Gingerbread made with plum jelly (another odd sounding but wonderful recipe)
Mandarina (Tangerine) Mousse

lotsa Champagne and Oregon Pinot Noir

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Old November 25th, 2009, 11:57 AM
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Gee, can I come to someone's house?! DH doesn't like turkey and since none of the family will be with us, our menu is pretty dull.

Hamburgers on the grill
potato salad and baked beans
deviled eggs

dessert - probably a pumpkin pie

Thankful for a healthy family, and the love that we share. Also thankful for the wonderful people I've met on Cruise Mates and the "other"site.

I wish u all a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!
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Old November 25th, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Our menu is cut back........

Mashed tators
Homemade gravy
Cranberries.....sticks as Larry calls 'em
Black olives
Green olives
Brussel sprouts
Rolls & butter

And impossible pumkin pie

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