If you live in the US and celebrate Thanksgiving, how are you celebrating this year? Do you have far to travel? Are you hosting? What will you bring for food? What's your favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving?
If you live in the US and celebrate Thanksgiving, how are you celebrating this year? We're going to do a Turkey Trot in the morning, then we'll go to my Grandmother's for dinner. We generally eat around 3.
Do you have far to travel? No. She lives about 30 minutes away.
Are you hosting? Nope. I think my Grandma would kill me if I ever suggested a location change. They're pretty traditional in the ways holidays are done.
What will you bring for food? The "adult" women take care of it all and have it down. It's prefered that us "kids" do not bring any dinner items. But we can bring along apps or desserts. I made some fudge last night that I'll bring that along.
What's your favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving? My Aunt makes the most amazing mashed potatoes. They are fantastic! She's offered to show my how to make them, but I'm scared that I might find out how many calories they have and I'll feel too guilty to eat them. My Grandmother also makes green chili. It is HOT so I can only eay a spoonfull mixed in my potatos, but the flavor is amazing!
If you live in the US and celebrate Thanksgiving, how are you celebrating this year? We will be going to the in-laws this year. Lots of family, lots of food, lots of wine!
Do you have far to travel? Not far at all. The in-laws live about 20 minutes from us.
Are you hosting? Heavens no!
What will you bring for food? DH is making the turkey and I am making the stuffing and the gravy. I love my mom-a-law dearly but the woman cannot make gravy.
What's your favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving? Pumpkin pie!!!
This year is our year with my family....so I told them all that we are not participating I just wanted to be alone with Justin and Deacon and not worry about getting somewhere at a set time or having to make small talk or linger so we aren't leaving too early, etc. My mom thought it was a good idea so she told my brothers the same thing. Now my mom, me and my granny (mom's mom) all went in together and ordered the entire meal at Kroger (fry's for some of you) and plan to eat at my house. I don't mind my mom and grandparents coming over because they will help set up and clean up and they will occupy Deacon. Very easy year for us!
I love MIL's dressing and cranberry sauce. Even though we get some with the meal I am still making it for us to eat over the weekend.
If you live in the US and celebrate Thanksgiving, how are you celebrating this year?
Do you have far to travel? Are you hosting? What will you bring for food?
We are hosting a stragglers dinner. Two of my girlfriends (and one of their dates) who don't have anyplace to go are coming over. After the kids go down (we eat at 6), we'll all play cards and drink wine. I'm making turkey, gravy, stuffing, roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes in homemade applesauce, green beans, homemade bread and cherry pie. My friends are bringing cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie.
What's your favorite thing to eat at Thanksgiving?
I have an incredible stuffing recipe that has celery root, sausage, cornbread, chestnuts, cranberries, tangerines, mushrooms, onions and other delicious stuff in it. It's especially yummy the next day in an open faced, gravy-smothered sandwich.
Joy- Please send me some stuffing. It sounds awesome! Stuffing would be my favorite part of the meal, but my Grandma's is so soggy it's like someone pre-chewed it. yuck! Good stuffing is gooooood!
We will be going to my sister's house. There will be a relatively small group of us in comparison to our Thanksgiving get togethers growing up. Just my immediate family, an aunt and a couple of cousins. My sister only lives about 25 miles away.
I'm in charge of bringing mac and cheese and pumpkin pie. I've actually never made a pumpkin pie but I didn't have the energy for my apple pie. I'm really hoping I feel good that day so I can enjoy all of my favorite foods. Man, I love Thanksgiving.
I don't think I can pick a favorite food. My mom's dressing is so delicious. She makes it from corn bread but that's about all I can tell you. I really need to watch her so I can learn. I also love my aunt's corn casserole. I only get to eat it maybe once every year or two. Macaroni and cheese is one of my all time favorite foods too. But then there is the pumpkin pie with whip cream... So my nausea isn't so bad today (YAY) and I'm super hungry, can you tell?
Amber, I'll share my recipe, and maybe you can convince them to let you make it next year. It's a TON of work. The chestnuts are super hard to shell, even if you score them before roasting. This year I found roasted, shelled chestnuts for under $15/lb and I snapped them up. It will save me 2 hours. The tangerines are at least another hour of sectioning (you need to get all the pith off), but this is one of the yummiest things I make all year.
Fruit and Chestnut Stuffing
Salt butter 1/2 lb
marjoram, rosemary, thyme 1 teaspoon each, 2.5 tablespoons salt and some ground black pepper
3 medium yellow onions
small bunch parsley
package of herb stuffing
1/2 lb cranberries (recipe also calls for lignonberries - I usually just use the whole bag of cranberries)
1 celery heart (white root)
2 lbs fresh chestnuts
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms
small loaf corn bread
1 lb pork sausage
Bake, shell, and skin the chestnuts. Mix batch of corn bread. Grind stale bread. While chestnuts and corn bread are baking, assemble the vegetables: 3 onions, peeled and finely chopped; the celery heart, peeled, washed, and finely chopped; the mushrooms wiped clean and sliced into hammer shapes, plus a handful of parsley, finely chopped. Separately assemble fruit: 6 tangerines, peeled, sectioned, and pitted; the fresh cranberries, washed, and cut to a uniform size. Put the pound of sausage meet into a saute pan and fry, crumble with a fork, until lightly brown. Drain the excess fat. Add 1/2 lb butter plus the chopped vegetables and saute. Blend in the marjoram, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients except fruit. Coarsely mash the chestnuts with a steel fork or pass them through a grinder and put into a large mixing bowl. Blend in about 2 cups of crumbled corn bread and about 1 cup of the herb stuffing or white bread crumbs, using judgment as to exact amount, remembering the corn bread gives body, the chestnuts weight, and the bread crumbs, lightness. Lightly work entire contents of saute pan into chestnut-bread mixture. Taste and adjust both seasonings and texture. For more body, add more corn bread, for more lightness, more herb stuffing, for more moisture add more melted butter. Use a light touch in mixing. Refrigerate overnight. Separately cover and refrigerate fruit.
Thanksgiving day, mix fruit with stuffing and place in a large casserole dish (it could easily fill two) and bake covered in the oven for 45 minutes or until hot.