QOTD 11/21

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Heatherbella's picture
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QOTD 11/21

This question is in honour of my US friends who are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. What food does your family serve for Thanksgiving? Do you go traditional or do you have your own special traditions? You might need to share super awesome recipes!!!

CDNs, feel free to answer this one too! We'll just have to think back....wayyyyyy back to our Thanksgiving! LOL

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We go traditional. Turkey, ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes (glazed not casserole) and PUMPKIN PIE!!!!
The only thing different might be a litttle eastern european flair, cabbage of this cabbage dish that my mom and grandma make with bacon, sauerkraut, cabbage, applesauce and onions....it is awesome!!

Oh and we are from Detroit, so it is tradtion for the boys to watch the Lions game! Wink

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Joined: 11/23/06
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I like a good old traditional Thanksgiving meal!

This Thanksgiving was the first year I actually had to make my own meal - my first turkey! We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy - and I did oven roasted broccoli as our veggie. It was just my little family of 5 for Thanksgiving, so I didn't want to make too much! We had chocolate chip pumpkin cake for dessert for a bit of a change - but I DO love a pumpkin pie!

DH is used to having cabbage rolls for Thanksgiving, but I haven't attempted those yet. We are doing Christmas on our own this year too....not sure what I will do for that yet.

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We go to the in laws. Sometimes it's traditional, sometimes it's less traditional (ham and Mac & cheese).

Jon's aunt makes this amazing punch out of pineapple juice, sprite and jello. Depending on the jello you use, the flavor changes completely. We only have it on Tganksgiving and Christmas and the stuff is just unreal. Yum!!!!

I am making a per-meal snack and a dessert. I'm making pumpkin fluff, which I serve with ggraham crackers. I honestly think it's better than pumpkin pie.

I am also making apple crisp. But I just found a new recipe. Instead of the crumble on top of the apples, you use snicker doodle cookies. Sounds amazing.

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We are going to my in laws this year which is a traditional Thanksgiving. When we are at my family it is Cuban style thanksgiving. So we do still have turkey and potatoes but we have rice and beans, plantain chips, and yuca too. Yum!

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Fairly traditional here. I will make a stuffed turkey, steamed green beans (no casserole here), mashed potatoes, and sweet potato biscuits. Oh and pumpkin and pecan pie for dessert! Smile

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This year is very different for me because of bed rest. We are fairly traditional here. at my moms the special thing is pumpkin cookies with a glaze on top that is divine. With my dad (who is usually hunting) the special things are venison and he lets us each pick out our favorite "weir" things we like to eat once in a while mine is chicken liver fried in butter, my one sisters is pickled haring, and another sister's is beets. My in laws special things are cheesy potatoes and snicker salad. I love green bean casserole but no one usually makes it but me, so i guess that is out this year.

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We have traditional thanksgiving meal. We will be going to my great-grandparents this year. Most years we try to do my side and his side (I hate doing that, it is so stressful!)

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My mom and MIL usually go traditional, with a turkey or ham, and all the fixins. I buy a turkey, but it usually doesn't get cooked on the day of.

Heatherbella's picture
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We are fairly traditional here. HAS to be turkey though. We eat ham all year. Gotta be turkey for Thanksgiving.

When we go to MIL's house we always have like 16 veggies (ok, maybe 4-5 but it seems like a lot). Always pumpkin and apple pie because DH likes apple better and MIL loves to feed! DH is the youngest of 4 but one sis is on the street and the other isn't talking to us...so family dinners have gotten smaller. Usually there are about 5-6 kids and a similar number adults.

My side is small now that my brother & family moved away and my mom got divorced (again!!!!) It's just us and my mom, so she normally invites MIL over too. We have dinner for 5 when it's at my mom's. We do standard: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, brussell sprouts, cranberry sauce and some other veggies. Definitely pumpkin pie.

My post this morning inspired me so I'm going to make a mini 'turkey' dinner tomorrow night with chicken and the fixin's! YAY!

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WE usually alternate between my mom's and mil's. however DH's grandparents were sick a few years ago so we missed at my mom's bc we were going there "just in case" so now we are making up going to my moms (bc now my grandmother is not doing well) but this year we are doing BOTH. (FUN! Blum 3 ) we do traditional. turkey and ham at my parents (bc one of the cousins doesnt eat turkey) sweet potatoes (usually a casserole but I love candied ones!) a veggie of some sort, this year its going ot be green beans, and corn chowder? homemade cranberry sauce (though its not as good now bc we leave hte nuts out.. but its still yummy!) and TONS of desserts always a pumpkin pie and a pecan... BUT the other desserts vary. Smile Ill have to snap a picture!

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"PatienceW" wrote:

WE usually alternate between my mom's and mil's. however DH's grandparents were sick a few years ago so we missed at my mom's bc we were going there "just in case" so now we are making up going to my moms (bc now my grandmother is not doing well) but this year we are doing BOTH. (FUN! Blum 3 ) we do traditional. turkey and ham at my parents (bc one of the cousins doesnt eat turkey) sweet potatoes (usually a casserole but I love candied ones!) a veggie of some sort, this year its going ot be green beans, and corn chowder? homemade cranberry sauce (though its not as good now bc we leave hte nuts out.. but its still yummy!) and TONS of desserts always a pumpkin pie and a pecan... BUT the other desserts vary. Smile Ill have to snap a picture!

Yes, a picture!

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"pollo_la" wrote:

Yes, a picture!

Pregnant women NEED food pictures!

Maybe my Friday Picture thread should be Thanksgiving food pics this week! LOL