Thanksgiving Dinner - What was on YOU'RE plate??

@miamilady (4924)
United States
November 23, 2007 8:20am CST
My family makes way too much food on Thanksgiving. We did manage to cut back on appetizers this year, thankfully. But we still make too many side dishes! Here's the problem...there are some folks who won't eat turkey. So, we have turkey and ham. Then, everyone has their Thanksgiving "must have" side dishes. Mine are, mashed potatoes and corn ( I mix them together)and sweet potatos, made with brown sugar. My mother has the same must haves. My sister's "must haves" are green beans and cranberry jelly. We always have some form of bread. My mother always wants salad "just in case somebody wants some". One person at salad. We also have stuffing of course. My problem is the same one that I have when I go to a buffet. I want a taste of EVERYTHING. So, I put a scoop of everything on my plate. By the time I got to the salad, my plate was full. Oh well. Salad is filler food anyways and I didn't need any of that last night. A while after dinner, we have dessert. Usually, apple pie and pumpkin pie are the traditonal must haves. Apple pie, because I like it and pumpkin pie, just because..i don't know..the pilgrims must have had pumpkin pie?? My sis decided to bake an apple/cherry cobbler this year. It was okay. We had that instead of the traditional apple pie. My niece (she's now 20) decided to bring flan ( a hispanic dessert that is very yummy) Her boyfriend (new to our family this year) doesn't eat veggies or potatoes of any kind. He brought a macaronni caserole that his mother makes for him. I'm not sure if she made it for him, or if he made it according to her recipe. So...that's what was on MY plate last night. What was on yours??
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18 responses
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Our meals was about the same, We had the usual turkey and dressing along with the mashed potatoes, gravy and homemade bread. For the sides we had a green salad, the usual green bean casserole along with the sweet potatoes. My granddaughter felt she had to make a mac and cheese casserole for her boyfriend. for dessert we had the pecan pies for my grandson and pumpken for everyone else. My graddaughter works in the bakery of a grocery store and she worked the night before and they had too many desserts so they sent home with her a custartd pie and a special brownies that was decorrated as a cornicopia and a second pumpkin pie.
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@venshida (4837)
• United States
23 Nov 07
We had turkey, ham,mac & cheese,green bean casserole,stuffing,collard greens. We had pecan pie,apple pie and pumpkin pie. We had an awesome time.
• United States
23 Nov 07
Hi Miami!! It was just me and hubby yesterday, we had to take a horse up to Chicago Wednesday night, so we got home really late and then slept late Thursday morning. Too tired to go to the places we had been invited to after cooking and eating. Thankfully everyone understood our tiredness. I cooked a turkey, green bean casserole, yams, homemade mashed potatos, gravy, stuffing, rolls and pecan pie. I had a little bit of everything on my plate! It turned out really good and we got nice and full and went back to sleep! haha I like my mashed potatos and corn mixed together too!! It just tastes so good doesnt it? hehe Bay Lay Gray xx
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
23 Nov 07
everything was on mine plate and i ate it all lol.i made sure that i didn't eat breakfast or lunch.well when it came time to eat at 2 i was starving so i had 2 huge plates of turkey,mashed potatoes,corn,stuffin w/ sausage,brocolli,gravy,roll,a small turkey sandwich i made with pepper and may.then i had 2 huge pieces of home made apple pie with half a container of coolwhip with chocolate ice cream.i was so full that my tummy still hurts today,but boy it was sure worth it and tasted soooooooooooo good.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
23 Nov 07
we had ham at the house but at daughter in laws we had mashed pot. green beans with oniin rings from the can cold veggies that ya dip. A rice mix another girl brought that was good! and as she wont talk English we didnt know we were to bring the turkey lol so no turkey and sent the fellers out to find Chicken but they had just closed but it still ended up ok. Went mostly to talk to son if he called but he didnt get to .
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Nov 07
We had turkey of course and stuffing with mashed potatoes. We had sweet postatoes corn and peas. And of course cranberry with rolls and homemaid coleslaw. For dessert we had pumpkin pie and apple pie also lemon merigon pie. And cant for the cherry pie. Everything was so good. We also had appetizers. before dinner and snacks.
@jsaidmlt (147)
• Malta
24 Nov 07
well, nothing was on my plate since we don't celebrate thanksgiving in malta xD. but you've made me hungry mentioning all that food!
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• United States
24 Nov 07
We used to have real elaborate meals when my mom was alive. She loved to cook for the holidays and even though it was just the 4 or 5 of us at times (my parents, me, my brother and my gramma) she would still cook as if 20 people were coming over, lol. This year I made turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes with extra marshmallows on top as requested by my 5yo, green bean casserole for my dad (can't stand the stuff), broccoli (because it was the veggie I wanted), corn (because it is the only veggie my 7yo will eat lately), crescent rolls and this pasta/asparagus mix (comes in a bag just add water to the pan--real simple). Dessert we had a choice between pumpkin pie (which I made--from a can, of course, lol), pecan pie (bought that one), chocolate pudding pie and apple crisp a la mode. There were only 7 people that ate. Me, my husband, our 4 kids and my dad.
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• United States
24 Nov 07
I went to a friends house for thanksgiving.and she did all the cooking hehe all i had to do was opena can of yams for her:D.lol was awsome!! she is a wonderful cook.. she made a ham a turkey,stuffing,mash potato's,deviled eggs,collard greens,sweet patato's with marsh mellows over top.. for desert she made a pecan pie and a pumpkin pie.. i had a bit of everything she made eccept the pecan pie..(her hubbys fav). it was sooo good ! I will be cooking tomarow:) i will make baked macaronie,cream spinich,sweeto potatos with marsh mellows,stuffing,ham and umm oh i bought an assortment of cheesecake for dessert:)
@raychill (6530)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I had Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and a roll. One more thing than last year (last year I didn't have stuffing). I'm quite picky and my brothers wife cooked the past two years. I don't like half the stuff she makes so I have very little. It's not that uncommon for me not to have much for thanksgiving. I had a slice of pumpkin pie for desert but she didn't make it that well and I didn't eat any more... i came home and fixed myself some pizza.
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@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Well for us, we still had the traditional food, the same as all thanksgivings of past years! I have noticed a trend though, that my sisters throw in and change a little bit, on the food that they cook! For instance, I noticed that they added some whole kernel corn, to the traditional turkey dressing,tasted pretty good! And somebody made a cream cheese/pumpkin pie that was delicious! The bottom of it was lined with cream chesse, and the top layer was pumpkin! I had never seen this before! Hey, I had never heard of mashed potatoes and corn mix before, I gotta try that!
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• United States
23 Nov 07
We had Chinese food this year. Since I don't like turkey and I can't eat ham, we usually order a pizza and watch the football games. But this year we had Chines food. And for dessert, we had apple pie.It was good.
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@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
23 Nov 07
It's just my husband, my son, and me here, so we don't go nearly as all out as I was used to growing up (we always had 20+ people). We had turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, crescent rolls, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. We were going to do corn and completely forgot about it. We still have a lot of leftovers, though! We even got the smallest turkey we could find. My family just isn't big enough to need all that food.
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@ummiter (13)
• China
23 Nov 07
I'm in school,so I eat something as usual...
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
23 Nov 07
Well, I did the cooking this year - for 18, I think. I made the stuff that "I" like and it turned out pretty good for everyone. The only thing that I made that I don't really like is the sweet potatoes because I know my husbands family does like them. My mother-in-law brought the ham and my sister-in-law brought the pies (apple and pumpkin). Other than that, it was all me. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, gravy, corn, broccoli and the cranberry jello-like sauce that holds the can shape really good! I debated on the salad because my husbands family usually has salad - but no one missed it! There was tons left over, and a friend of mine came by later to get some of it. I'm not sure if I'll make soup/stew with the leftover turkey and ham... We'll have to see how quickly it goes!
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@nica269 (1399)
• United States
28 Nov 07
We had lots of food, but we didn't have any appetizers this year. We had Ham, turkey,two kind of stuffing, mashed potato, two kinds of gravy, cranberries, rolls, yams with marshmallow, green bean casserole and of course apple and pumpkin pie. It was a good day. :o)
@azimsay (545)
• India
24 Nov 07
First I say thank to give a dinner.Oh sweets and healthy food in my plate.I like salad and rasogulla are also in my plate waw,so much thanks to you.My mind is blassing you what you want you will get it.
• United States
23 Nov 07
I had my Thanksgiving dinner today. We all love turkey so that was the only meat. Mashed potatoes and gravy, sausage stuffing, butternut squash, carrots, broccoli, homemade bread and that was dinner. For dessert we had chocolate cream pie, sweet potato pie, strawberry chiffon pie, and Banana cream pie and an apple crisp. Foe appetizers we had corn fritters with maple syrup.