What will everyone be cooking/having for Thanksgiving?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
October 30, 2007 12:00am CST
I'm asking because I like making the usual, but I also like to make something unusual, too. Like a friend's Mom made a sweet potato thing with marshmellows and I got some of the leftovers. Unusual, really sweet, but good. Never had that before. So what are your usual and unusual foods for Thanksgiving?
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@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
30 Oct 07
We will be having the usual Thanksgiving foods. Turkey, stuffing,mashed potatoes and gravy,cranberries,corn and pie. I make apple pie and egg nog pie since my husband doesn't like pumpkin pie. I will also be baking a birthday cake this year since our daughters birthday falls on Thanksgiving day this year.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I've only recently heard of eggnog pie. Sounds delicious and wonderfully sinful. Not sure how it tastes like eggnog since eggnog is raw eggs, but probably the spices have a lot to do with it. Your daugher's birthday and Thanksgiving on the same day. Wow! That's different. It must happen every so often. What fun! Take care
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@rosebudh (32)
• United States
30 Oct 07
I usualy fix the normal. And that consists of Turkey, stuffing, mashed tators, cranberry sauce,gravy a veggie tray...carrots, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, olives, pickles. A salad of some sort either mandarin orange or watergate salad. I don't go gung ho over the pies.. I usually just pie a couple different pies since I don't have lots of time. Oh I love sweet tator dish. I never had it before until I went down south to my sisters for Christmas. Now if you ask somebody from the south how and what they fix, it can be totally different to say the least!!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Nov 07
True, very true, I'm hoping to get some Southerners. Canadians already celebrated Thanksgiving last month, so we will probably miss those folks. I love veggie trays. Haven't had watergate salad in ages. Take care
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
30 Oct 07
for thanksgiving i will be having good o'l tom the turkey,stuffin w/sausage,garlic mashed potatoes,brocolli w/cheese,corn,cranberry sauce,i also make scalloped cheese potatoes and really whatever i feel like making.got to have a apple pie homemade and maybe some brownies.ooh wow i am getting so hungry.this sounds so good.pattie
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Yes, this is a delicious topic! Never had sausage stuffing, but I hear it's really good. Garlic mashed potatoes, that's right to my heart, love it! Broccolli with cheese is terrific, too. Corn is good. Cranberry sauce, we'lll have that too. Scalloped cheese potatoes, haven't had that in ages. Sounds wonderful, no wonder you're getting so hungry. Take care
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@marabdl86 (615)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Yeh the usual. I don't know I might see something in the store that might get my attention. Instead of the the traditional pumpkin pie or fruitpie I'm thinking of a blueberry cheesecake. I love the ones from Denny's. But I'm goign to do chicken instead of turkey. and add alot of things inside and outside of it. Should be good.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Nov 07
sounds like it will be very good. We've had other deserts, too. Like minced meat or pecan and they're good. Supersweet and rich, but good. I love cheesecake. I've had mostly raspberry and chocolate, but Blueberry sounds really good. Thank you very much for responding and have a nice day.
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
30 Oct 07
That sweet potato thing was my favorite Thanksgiving treat when I used to go to my Aunt's house for dinner. One year her husband took my dad down in the cellar and gave him some drinks and when they came back upstairs my Aunt handed dad the casserole to carry to the table and teetered back and dropped it down the stairs. Waaaaaaa. No sweet potatoes that year. In fact, I haven't eaten any since that day. It didn't take a lot of drinks to make pop wobbly. Well every day I am thankful that my husband doesn't drink. We don't even keep that stuff in our home. If people want to drink we just go out to a restaurant and they can order all they want. We love turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce and those green beans in the beef gravy and pumpkin pie and all the traditional US "Thanksgiving" foods, but we don't eat them just on Thanksgiving Day, we enjoy them any time of the year. Mmmmm, but now that you have me thinking about it, maybe this is the year I should revive that old sweet potato casserole recipe and see if it was as good as I remembered it to have been.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
30 Oct 07
Thanksgiving dinner - Now we know why they smile so much!!
Same stuff, but in a different way... I loosen the skin of the turkey and put rosemary branches and sliced garlic under it... rub the bird down with olive oil, roast it til its a little dry... makes great sandwiches later! I roast Brussels sprouts with olive oil and butter, garlic, and either pine nuts or pecans... I make the pumpkin pie without a crust... just pour the custard into a buttered dish and bake. This makes everyone VERY happy!
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Wow! That sounds like a really neat way to do turkey. I love brussel sprouts, but I'm the only one. I just use butter for them, but your way sounds very interesting. I'm also the only one that like pumpkin pudding/custard without the crust. GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE. Take care
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
1 Nov 07
At least I know we weren't separated at birth, because you're younger than I am... that is, if you're telling the truth...!!!LOL!!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
2 Nov 07
You're funny, in February, I will be half a century old. Since the accident in August, I feel like I'm the entire century! If I was going to lie, I'd go for 30 years old again. That's the last time I was healthy. Also, vivacious! But it was all down hill from there! I've always felt like there was a twin of me out there. When I worked in a jail as a Correction Officer, one of the inmates looked way too much like me. Luckily our hair was different and I was dying mine, plus I changed my eyebrows and did other things to make my appearance different. But that was scary because if she had figured out what I had figured out, she could knock me out and change clothes with me to escape. Most people didn't see how close we were to the same, but I told my SGts. to make sure it was me they were letting out at night! Take care
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@MGjhaud (20682)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
For sure we will be having the usual ones. During Thanksgiving we prepare foods as if we’re going to have picnic at the yard. My father and brothers just love roasted stuff and all that and my mother love those typical foods during Christmas. Me and my sister loves to prepare the desserts, we just love making things up for desserts hehe…
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Desserts were my favorite to help prepare or prepare when I was young, too. Thank you for responding and take care
@wiccania (3360)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I tend to do the usual. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, corn, the sweet potato casserole with the marshmallows... I've never been a big fan of that green bean casserole that gets so much promotion, but I knew someone who made it with cream of chicken instead of cream of mushroom soup and frozen instead of canned green beans and it made all the difference in the world. I might try something different this year, I don't know yet. I'll probably have to add macaroni and cheese to the assortment of foods that are made for thanksgiving every year since my son won't eat any of the other thanksgiving foods.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
3 Nov 07
I agree with you, something needed to be done with that green bean casserole. Like the sound of that remake. Beats would be unusual for us, but nobody really like beats. If I made Harvard beets maybe, but there is too much sugar in them for one of my brothers. Baked macaroni and cheese is all the rage now. But if you're cooking a turkey, probably no room. Broccoli would also be different for us. My favorite broccoli dishes are Asian ones though. Take care