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    I know we missed the Canadian Thanksgiving and non Americans don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but everyone cooks a big turkey dinner at one point or another, right? So let's do a food survey with turkey dinner!

    Stuffing; in the turkey or out?
    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? Brine it first? Oven roast? Share!
    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table?
    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table?
    White meat or dark meat?
    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert?
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    I just made a turkey and mashed potatoes and stuffing last weekend and brought some over for my ill parents. Plus, I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to enjoy one next week The only thing missing was green bean hotdish.

    Stuffing; in the turkey or out? Out! and I typically do not like a lot of home made recipes for stuffing, but I gotta say my concoction is good. Nothing too mushy.

    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? Brine it first? Oven roast? Share! Oven roast ( have brined before roasting too.)

    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table? neither

    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table? sometimes both, usually potluck at inlaws and varies on my side. Will be skipping a big get together on my side this year and hoping to not make it on the other side next week. I want a Thanksgiving week baby please!!!!!!!

    White meat or dark meat? both Love white meat turkey sandwiches afterwords. So many things to make with leftovers or the bones like turkey noodle soup.

    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert? I will take all of the above please. Usually pumpkin pie has traditionally been my favorite, but this year I have bene loving strawberry rhubarb. Some of my taste buds have changed this pregnancy!!!
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    I know we missed the Canadian Thanksgiving and non Americans don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but everyone cooks a big turkey dinner at one point or another, right? So let's do a food survey with turkey dinner!

    Stuffing; in the turkey or out? in the turkey

    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? oven roast mostly although I have used look bags to cut down the cooking time

    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table? both are a staple along with brussel sprouts!

    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table? it rotates a lot because we have to travel to see family. I hosted our Thanksgiving supper last month but it meant 8 extra people shacking up in our house!

    White meat or dark meat? white meat

    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert? we always have pumpkin pie on the table after a turkey supper but there is usually a second type of pie and sometimes cookies or chocolates.
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    Stuffing; in the turkey or out?
    OUT for sure. I read that tip a few years ago and have never gone back to stuffing the bird. The bird cooks more evenly therefore it dries out less. Bring on the moist, flavorful bird!
    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? Brine it first? Oven roast? Share!
    I brine it if it's not pre-seasoned. This year, I bought a Butterball that is already brined so I'll just add some herbs and butter under the skin, brush the outer skin with olive oil and oven roast it.
    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table?
    Yes, well, candied yams anyway. And Swiss green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, and homemade rolls.
    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table?
    I try to typically be the guest--LOL! But somehow, I was nominated to make the dinner for my family this year so it will be me, DH, my 3 kids, my brother and his family, and my mom.
    White meat or dark meat?
    White meat. I would like to get some recipes for the leftovers though! I seem to waste too much of the bird!
    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert?
    umm yes, yes, yes, and yes! I love all desserts! I will take whatever I can get. My brother is bringing the dessert this year and he's an excellent cook so I can't wait to see what it will be!
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    Stuffing; in the turkey or out? In
    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? Brine it first? Oven roast? Share! I made a turkey dinner once with one of my best friends when we were 17. Lets just say it's turned me off from doing it again until I absolutely have to. My MIL does it all, we just provide the turkey. My side of the family gets a smaller turkey and prepares it as it's less people at that table.
    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table?
    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table? We're the guests at my in-laws and my family's place. They all love to cook so split the day and do both places.
    White meat or dark meat?
    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert?Pumpkin, Apple and Pecan Pie served with ice cream are regulars at one dinner, some sort of brownies/cookies and pie at the other.
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    Stuffing; in the turkey or out? Out!

    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? Brine it first? Oven roast? Share! Definitely brine overnight and then DH usually smokes it. Yum, it's sooooo good and so tender!

    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table? I live in South Carolina so sweet potatoes should definitely be on our table, but I am not a huge fan so they don't always make it. We do always, always, always have 2 different kinds of cranberry sauce though because DH loves it.

    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table? It depends. The last 2 years we have done it at our house. This year my mother is going to host it in Charlotte, NC so we would need to travel 3 hours away... Not sure if that's such a good idea though considering I am full term now. We will probably just have a low key one at home and put up the tree!

    White meat or dark meat? White for sure! I do not like dark.

    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert? Pumpkin pie of course!
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    Stuffing; in the turkey or out? I've never cooked it in the turkey before but I would give anything a try once. Anytime I've had 'homemade' stuffing it always is yucky too. Give me Stove Top!
    When you roast a big 'ol bird, what's your technique? Brine it first? Oven roast? Share! I brined a turkey last year and then stuffed it with fresh herbs and orange and lemon. And put butter under the skin. OMG, was it moist and tasty. That was the only time I've even cooked a turkey for my family.
    Sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce are usually a staple with turkey dinner. Are those on YOUR table? We have a GIANT family Thanksgiving (30+ people) so everything you can think of is a choice on the table.
    When you cook a giant dinner, like Thanksgiving, who is at your table? Or are you the guest at someone else's table? On my side, cousins, aunts, uncles, everyone! On DH's side, his parents, brother and bro's family. I hate to admit, sometimes I wish to just stay home and make a Thanksgiving dinner for my little family.
    White meat or dark meat? I like white meat best, but for potpie and leftovers recipe both are good.
    Bring out the sweet tooth! Cookies, pie, cake, pumpkin roll? What's for dessert? Pumpkin pie! But I am a pumpkin pie snob. LOL It must be done right.
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