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#1 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 11:21 am

Anyone started to lay out their menu for Thanksgiving yet? We started on ours last night it may change over time. So far this is what it looks like.

 

Appetizers:

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cream Cheese/Veggie Rolls

Pita Chips

Veggie Tray

 

Main Dishes:

Smoked Turkey

Honey Glazed Ham

Mashed Potatoes

Gravy

2 types of Stuffing/Dressing

Green Bean Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Cranberry (Thinking about trying to make our own this year as well as the can shaped stuff) :)

Corn

Rolls

 

Dessert:

Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie

Chess Pie

Butterscotch Pie

Chocolate Pie



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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 12:16 pm

WOW! That is a LOT of food! How many people are you hosting?


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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 1:11 pm

LMAO, can shaped stuff :)


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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 1:33 pm

So far:

 

Deep fried turkey

Dressing

Mashed Potatoes

Green Beans

Mac n cheese

Sweet Potatoes

Cranberry sauce

Turkey gravy

Broccoli casserole

Potato salad(maybe)

Cole slaw(maybe)

Corn salad(maybe)

Deviled eggs

Rolls

 

Dessert:

Banana pudding

Dump cake

Numerous pies

Pineapple upside down cake(maybe)

 

I'm sure more will be added to the list before it's time to cook



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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 5:14 pm

 

Cranberry (Thinking about trying to make our own this year as well as the can shaped stuff) :)

 

 

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Posted Nov 3, 2015 - 7:37 pm

My Thanksgiving menu was written out a month ago because I'm a planner & just so i wouldn't forget an ingredient...lol...but i always make the same thing:

Turkey-roasted
Cornbread Dressing (thinking about making an oyster dressing as well this year)
Baked Mac & cheese
Collard greens
Sweet Tato casserole (2 kinds)
Potatoe salad
Cranberry sauce
Deviled eggs
Hawaiian sweet rolls
Cornbread


Dessert:
Sweet potato pies
Cheesecake pies
Peach cobbler w/ french vanilla ice cream (maybe)

And anything else i might want to add...

Edited by tracy0504, Nov 3, 2015 - 7:41 pm.


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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 5:44 am

Same menu every year although a few things may change this year since we lost my grandmother in July.



Turkey
Ham
Dressing 2 pans, with onion and without onion
Dumplings
Giblet gravy
Mac & Cheese
Mashed potatoes
Hash brown potato casserole
Candied sweet potatoes
Purple hull peas (Frozen from fresh during the summer)
Butter beans (Frozen from fresh as well)
Sweet corn (Also frozen from fresh)
Slaw
Cranberry sauce (the canned stuff)
Deviled eggs
Rolls of some sort

Pecan pie
Pumpkin pie
Chocolate pie
Egg custard pie
Chocolate sheet cake

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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 5:57 am

Well, I guess it will be just me, husband, and sons this year, no daughter or rest of the family. <sad face> So guess I'm cooking for the first time ever. A few things we normally have, like dressing, my guys don't like, so I probably wont bother for just me. So far this is what I've got.

Turkey (no clue how to cook a turkey!)
Mashed potatoes
Noodles cooked in turkey broth
Green beans
White corn
Sweet potatoes
Asparagus (maybe)
Dinner rolls
Pickles, olives, cheese cubes

Desserts
Pumpkin pie
Oreo dirt cake
Sugar cookies

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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 7:43 am

WOW! That is a LOT of food! How many people are you hosting?

Should be about 15-20 people here for dinner. :)



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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 7:50 am

I wish I had people to cook for!



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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 7:55 am

Well, I guess it will be just me, husband, and sons this year, no daughter or rest of the family. <sad face> So guess I'm cooking for the first time ever. A few things we normally have, like dressing, my guys don't like, so I probably wont bother for just me. So far this is what I've got.

Turkey (no clue how to cook a turkey!)
Mashed potatoes
Noodles cooked in turkey broth
Green beans
White corn
Sweet potatoes
Asparagus (maybe)
Dinner rolls
Pickles, olives, cheese cubes

Desserts
Pumpkin pie
Oreo dirt cake
Sugar cookies

Wow I COMPLETELY forgot Pumpkin Pie :)

 

Turkey is fairly easy to make. Preheat your oven to 325. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed, open it up and make sire you get all the giblets and neck and such out of it. I usually rinse it out well then pat it all dry. I usually put a little olive oil on the skin sprinkle with some salt and pepper inside and out. Put it in a shallow roasting pan (if you use the aluminum disposable ones I suggest a cookie sheet under for stability) breast side up. Roast it until the thickest part of the breast is about 165 degrees and the thigh is about 180. Usually about 2/3 rds of the way into cooking I cover it loosely with foil so that the skin doesn't get overdone. I've also seen people put the foil on for the first hour or so then pull it, whichever works for you. The time in the over will depend on the size of the bird. Once you pull it from the oven let it sit for 10-15 minutes for the juices to pull back in then carve it up. :)



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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 7:59 am

I wish I had people to cook for!

This is the first real holiday we will have being back in MI and in our new house. We did a test run for Halloween and it was nice, kids went and played in the basement and had lot's of room to run around and yell lol.



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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 9:48 am

Our menu is the same every year, so that's the easy part! And everyone has a job and makes the same thing. We eat at my house and there are 9 of us. Me, husband, 2 kids, mom, dad, 2 brothers, and a mooching dog.

Turkey (husband)
Stuffing (husband)
Other stuffing (dad)
Gravy (husband)
Other gravy (dad)
Mashed potatoes (me)
Cheesy corn bake (me)
Green bean casserole (mom)
Squash casserole (me)
Sweet potatoes on pineapple rings (me)
Broccoli cheese bake (mom)
Cranberry sauce (the can-shaped kind)
Rolls (Sams Club)
Pumpkin pie (me)
Custard pie (me)
Boston Cream Pie (mom)
Mini cheesecake squares (Sams Club)

My mom found a turkey-shaped butter at Walmart and dropped that off the other day, so even our butter will be festive this year.

Edited by jakesmommy403, Nov 4, 2015 - 11:36 am.


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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 10:58 am

My husband and I usually go to a relatives for thanksgiving dinner, but this year I'm not sure we'll being doing that. On Saturday after all the previous day's shopping I make thanksgiving dinner for my husband and I - turkey breast and gravy in the slow cooker, green bean casserole, mashed potatos, baked sweet potatos, some sort of appetizers, and dessert. I like the idea that someone is making asparagus so I might do that too and chess pie sounds intriguing so I might try that.

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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 4:52 pm

We have the same food every year ever since I was a kid. I try and add to it :)

 

 

Turkey

Stuffing

Cranberry Jelly

Mashed Potatoes

Gravy

Sweet Potatoes

Corn

Green bean Casserole

Pickle Tray

Rolls

 

Pumpkin Pie


Edited by hillbillyswife, Nov 4, 2015 - 4:52 pm.


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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Our menu hasn't changed much since DH and I have been together:

Honey glazed ham

Baked mac n cheese

Candied yams

Stuffing

Fried chicken wings


Cranberry sauce (the canned stuff)

Fresh string beans

Rolls/biscuits (DD12 has a recipe for biscuits that she plans on making)

Deserts:
Homemade sweet potato pie
Banana pudding
Possibly some cookies

Edited by tyreejames, Nov 4, 2015 - 5:00 pm.


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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Gotta order a dinner from Publix I guess.  Same thing as always for us since my mom passed.... Plus Jeff will make his bourbon cranberry sauce.  Probably an extra veggie or two.  Only 5 of us....


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Posted Nov 4, 2015 - 6:50 pm


Turkey is fairly easy to make. Preheat your oven to 325. Make sure the turkey is completely thawed, open it up and make sire you get all the giblets and neck and such out of it. I usually rinse it out well then pat it all dry. I usually put a little olive oil on the skin sprinkle with some salt and pepper inside and out. Put it in a shallow roasting pan (if you use the aluminum disposable ones I suggest a cookie sheet under for stability) breast side up. Roast it until the thickest part of the breast is about 165 degrees and the thigh is about 180. Usually about 2/3 rds of the way into cooking I cover it loosely with foil so that the skin doesn't get overdone. I've also seen people put the foil on for the first hour or so then pull it, whichever works for you. The time in the over will depend on the size of the bird. Once you pull it from the oven let it sit for 10-15 minutes for the juices to pull back in then carve it up. :)

That sounds really good, and nicely explained. 

 

However, I still like Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey the best, especially for novice cooks.  I no longer do a wet brine before hand, though.  I now dry brine first.


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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 7:24 am

That sounds really good, and nicely explained. 

 

However, I still like Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey the best, especially for novice cooks.  I no longer do a wet brine before hand, though.  I now dry brine first.

I really like his methods and recipe's in general, I've just always found wet brining to be scary for novice cooks so I went with the tried and true lol. I normally fry our turkey after injecting it with a homemade injection sauce before it goes in. This year I'm going to try smoking it and see how that comes out. I pray for my guests, one because it's my first time doing a turkey this way, two because I will have to be up looking at ad's all night and waiting for things to go online and I will also be going out to start the turkey REALLY early so I may be cranky. That topped with I will have to watch my Lions get destroyed on TV yet again this season.



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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 7:49 am

It's pretty much the same menu for us every year. I'll be stuck doing all the cooking again this year, at least there will only be three of us (my parents and my self), everyone else is on the other side of the country. Unlike someone else. 15-20 really? Hopefully you won't be the only one cooking.

Menu
Turkey breasts roasted (stopped doing the whole turkey years ago. The animals ended up with all the dark meat, cause no one ate it.)
Brown sugar glazed ham
Stuffing
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Green bean casseroles (first thing we run out of every year, without fail)
Candied yams (way too much sugar and should really be counted as a dessert, but the parents will have nothing else.)
Mashed spiced yams (only for me, so I may not make it. But it's so good!)
Cranberry sauce (the can shaped stuff) ;)
Rolls
Pumpkin pie
Pecan pie

I want to add glazed carrots and spinach artichoke dip to the menu this year but something tells me that won't happen. If I make some brown sugar bacon I might be able to get them to eat a spinach salad.

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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 8:00 am

Our menu is pretty much the same every year as well.  There are generally 30-35 of us crowded in to my aunt's itty bitty house.  She does the turkey & dressing, and everyone else is assigned something else. There's always mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, rolls, deviled eggs, ham (sometimes), candied yams (yuk :)), green beans, all your normal, expected fare.  Then there are various desserts - a few pies, snickers salad, etc.  Someone is assigned pop, someone else is in charge of paper plates & plasticware.  It all works :).



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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 8:53 am

Measts:

Fried Turkey

Fried Chicken

Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham

 

Sides:

Mac & Cheese

Green Beans

Cabbage

Corn

Mashed Potatoes

Hashbrown Casserole

Dressing

Yams

Collard Greens

 

Dessert:

Honey Bun Cake

Apple Pie

Sweet Potatoe Pie

Chocolate Cake

Pound Cake

Coconut Cake

 

This is all that I can think of at the moment.  It will probably be more. :hungry: :hungry: :yay:

 

Then after I eat it will be time to go SHOPPING!!!


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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 11:27 am

Our menu is pretty much the same every year as well.  There are generally 30-35 of us crowded in to my aunt's itty bitty house.  She does the turkey & dressing, and everyone else is assigned something else. There's always mashed potatoes, gravy, salad, rolls, deviled eggs, ham (sometimes), candied yams (yuk :)), green beans, all your normal, expected fare.  Then there are various desserts - a few pies, snickers salad, etc.  Someone is assigned pop, someone else is in charge of paper plates & plasticware.  It all works :).

Sounds like our house growing up. Place was packed top to bottom with family and friends at the holidays. Those were the good days. :)



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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 11:36 am

Measts:

Fried Turkey

Fried Chicken

Brown Sugar Glazed Spiral Ham

 

Sides:

Mac & Cheese

Green Beans

Cabbage

Corn

Mashed Potatoes

Hashbrown Casserole

Dressing

Yams

Collard Greens

 

Dessert:

Honey Bun Cake

Apple Pie

Sweet Potatoe Pie

Chocolate Cake

Pound Cake

Coconut Cake

 

This is all that I can think of at the moment.  It will probably be more. :hungry: :hungry: :yay:

 

Then after I eat it will be time to go SHOPPING!!!

Oh wow you have no idea how much I want some fried chicken, collard greens and sweet potato pie now. :g_thumble



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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 11:37 am

Dinner is real easy at my house

Turkey( cooked like Kanyon described)

mashed potaoes

gravy

carrots, corn, green beans

rolls.

Thats it

Picky eaters in my family, now if i was goin home there would be like 20 of us and menu would be huge. Oh well

 

Oh and out of the 25 pd turkey i buy bout 20 pds goes in the garbage, noone eats dark meat. ik i could buy a breast only but its nt the same.


Edited by Deal Grabber, Nov 5, 2015 - 11:39 am.

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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 11:40 am

Dinner is real easy at my house

Turkey( cooked like Kanyon described)

mashed potaoes

gravy

carrots, corn, green beans

rolls.

Thats it

Picky eaters in my family, now if i was goin home there would be like 20 of us and menu would be huge. Oh well

 

Oh and out of the 25 pd turkey i buy bout 20 pds goes in the garbage, noone eats dark meat. ik i could buy a breast only but its nt the same.

We don't eat the dark meat much either but the whole bird tastes different to me lol. I know it's probably mental but hey I'm just sayin.



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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 1:49 pm

I get hungry every time I read this read.    :thumbsup:



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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 3:55 pm

I get hungry every time I read this read.    :thumbsup:

 

 

IKR, im actually goin to a "friends" giving dinner on Sunday i cant wait to pig out.lol


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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Husband is smoking turkeys and ham

Sides
Mac and cheese
Roasted mushrooms
Collards
Fresh green beans with bacon and goat cheese
Scalloped potatoes
Cornbread dressing
Giblet gravy
Yeast rolls
Cranberry salad
Fried creamed confetti corn with bacon
Some type of autumn salad

Desert
Pumpkin pie
Pecan pie
Ambrosia (I'm the only one who eats it)
Millionaire pie
Cherry pie
Bourbon bread pudding

Sangria sangria sangria

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Posted Nov 5, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Dinner is real easy at my house

Turkey( cooked like Kanyon described)

mashed potaoes

gravy

carrots, corn, green beans

rolls.

Thats it

Picky eaters in my family, now if i was goin home there would be like 20 of us and menu would be huge. Oh well

 

Oh and out of the 25 pd turkey i buy bout 20 pds goes in the garbage, noone eats dark meat. ik i could buy a breast only but its nt the same.

Wish you were closer, most of us prefer the dark meat.....The breast is the last to go and it gets drowned in cranberry sauce to make it moist enough... 


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