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#3198594 - 11/26/13 10:45 AM Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20893
Loc: Colorado Springs
What do your families make for Thanksgiving, beside turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing?

We do creamed corn, the obligatory Frenches green bean casserole, and this thing called oyster salad, which is like a 100 year old family recipe passed down through our family. It's basically cabbage, diced oysters, diced sour pickles, crumbled crackers (acts like croutons), and a vinegar based dressing. It sounds terrible, but it's one of the best tasting dishes ever and I'll post the recipe if anyone's interested.

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#3198617 - 11/26/13 11:16 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 34244
Loc: New Jersey
usually do Williamsburg sweet potatoes. Not all the marshmallows and sweetness of a typical sweep potato casserole, more heavy on the nutmeg and cinnamon... Delicious.

We have LOTS of cranberry production around here, so we usually make a real, fresh cranberry salad.

Cope's creamed corn is also one of my favorites.

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#3198619 - 11/26/13 11:18 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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Registered: 02/25/13
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Loc: NY
Creamed spinach and creamed onions.

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#3198620 - 11/26/13 11:18 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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Our sides are the standards. My wife likes to bake a ham and I like to find unique ways to cook the turkey. This year I am smoking a large turkey breast stuffed with boudin and wrapped in a bacon weave.
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#3198625 - 11/26/13 11:20 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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Chicken and sausage gumbo, smothered duck, green bean casserole, cabbage, and ham.
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#3198626 - 11/26/13 11:22 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: apwillard1986]
97f150 Offline


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Originally Posted By: apwillard1986
Our sides are the standards. My wife likes to bake a ham and I like to find unique ways to cook the turkey. This year I am smoking a large turkey breast stuffed with boudin and wrapped in a bacon weave.


A friend of mine did the turkey breast in bacon weave to try a few days ago, no boudin though. Excellant stuff.
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#3198633 - 11/26/13 11:30 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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Originally Posted By: Drew99GT
I'll post the recipe if anyone's interested.

I would like to see it grin
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#3198639 - 11/26/13 11:35 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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that green bean casserole has to die!

No venison?
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#3198641 - 11/26/13 11:35 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: apwillard1986]
Drew99GT Offline


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Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: apwillard1986
I like to find unique ways to cook the turkey.


Have you tried this method? LOL It also removes facial hair.


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#3198647 - 11/26/13 11:39 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 2915
Loc: Ohio
Here's a better way to cook the turkey and sides:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niegc7QcilM

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#3198656 - 11/26/13 11:45 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: 2010_FX4]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
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Loc: Colorado Springs
Originally Posted By: 2010_FX4
Originally Posted By: Drew99GT
I'll post the recipe if anyone's interested.

I would like to see it grin


It's from my great grandmother.

Salad:

1 can of oysters
sour pickles diced (you can't use any other kind of pickle)
saltine crackers crumbled
finely shredded cabbage

Add the crackers at the end after the dressing has been added.

The dressing (it's basically homemade sour mayonnaise):

1 egg
2 Tablespoons of vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar

Wisk over slow heat until it turns creamy, and immediately cool. Pour over salad.

Sounds hideous, but it's excellent. We have to triple the recipe because everyone fights over it.

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#3198664 - 11/26/13 11:52 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
satinsilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Drew99GT
sour pickles diced (you can't use any other kind of pickle)
saltine crackers crumbled
finely shredded cabbage


So 2 pickles, 2 saltine crackers and a handful of shredded cabbage I'm guessing???

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#3198668 - 11/26/13 11:55 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
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Loc: Colorado Springs
It's more like 1 diced pickle, a bowl full of cabbage, and maybe 5 crackers crumbled.

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#3198669 - 11/26/13 11:55 AM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Drew99GT]
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Posts: 1932
Loc: MTL, CANADA
You guys are making me hungry!!! Who is inviting me south of the border to join in on a thanksgiving feast!! LOL
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#3198682 - 11/26/13 12:09 PM Re: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu [Re: Rolla07]
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Registered: 02/04/13
Posts: 398
Loc: Louisiana
Obviously Ham. I like to rub my Turkey with Bacon fat before roasting breast side.down for the first half...breast side up the second half. Injected with garlic butter.

Candied sweet potatoes...think creme brulee almost.

Dirty rice.

Crawfish etoufee cornbread stuffing.

Green bean casserole, but with homemade soup and Bacon.

Baked Mac and cheese.

Smothered corn and spicy sausage.

Bacon brownies

Buttercake

Maybe a small gumbo or bisque if its cold.

Terrible cranberry sauce.

French bread.

And maybe deep fried BBQ pork ribs if I have time.




I wish I had some wood ducks....
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