Do You Have Just Turkey for Thanksgiving or Turkey and Ham or some other combo?

@ladym33 (11008)
United States
November 18, 2009 9:43am CST
I always serve both Turkey and Ham on Thanksgiving it gives people a choice or more of a variety. My brother in law does not eat pork but my husband prefers ham over Turkey so I make both. If I am having extra people over too I might even make a roast. So are you a Turkey family, a ham family, a combo family or do you like to serve something else all together?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
30 Nov 09
I do a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner. As a matter of fact, my nephew commented on my plate that it was the exact traditional dinner! I make a turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, brocolli, salad and rolls. My mother-in-law brought a ham because she thought we should have one.
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@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
30 Nov 09
That sounds good. I do pretty much all of that too plus the ham, and some cranberry sauce, and then I always make some kind of pasta, but that is the Italian in me coming out.
• United States
24 Nov 09
My brother's family [I spend the holidays with them usually] uses turkey and ham for Thanksgiving, and just ham for Christmas. My sister in law makes both for Thanksgiving because some of the people to visit for dinner don't like turkey. She wants to make everyone happy - I love when she makes the ham because she pours a really good brown-sugar glaze over it. Yum!
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
22 Nov 09
i ALWAYS FIX BOTH TO. mY GRANDSON TOLD ME HE WANTED MEAT LOAF SO GUESS WE'KK BE HAVING TURKEY, HAM & MEAT LOAF. LOL.
• United States
21 Nov 09
I always have Turkey for Thanksgiving and Ham for Christmas. I know a lot of people have a combo of both turkey and ham, but my family has always had turkey for Thanksgiving and Ham for Christmas. For Thanksgiving I also have mashed potatoes and stuffing. I serve baked potatoes for Christmas. Both meals have the green bean casserole and the yam casserole. I always have Pumpkin Pie and fudge for dessert for Thanksgiving. For Christmas I always have cookies and fudge. I might make a pie, but I am not sure yet.
@meemaw (67)
• United States
20 Nov 09
we do both plus alot of other stuff to chickenand dumplngs and a bunch of other sides and plenty of pies
• United States
19 Nov 09
When we still had Thanksgiving at my grandmother's, she would fix a turkey and a ham. She would do this at Christmas as well. It was a little (ok, waaay) overboard to do both, because there were only 5 of us! Now, she has gotten older and no longer cares for having the holidays at her house, and since the rest of my family is sort of scattered and usually arguing, we've kind of let Thanksgiving and Christmas slide the past few years. Last year, we didn't do anything for either one, just called/emailed greetings, and I had a turkey TV dinners. A couple of years ago, though, I fixed a full-out meal, turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, salad, pie, etc... and even though it was just for two people, it was delicious! I may do the same this year, and freeze the leftovers like I did then - Thanksgiving lasts for months that way. :)
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
19 Nov 09
I only fix a turkey for Thanksgiving. I have hosted Thanksgiving at my house for the past 4 years now. All of my family prefers turkey over ham and we only have turkey twice a year once on Thanksgiving and once on Christmas. If someone would like ham I would be happy to fix one though I am not picky. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
• United States
19 Nov 09
Both sometimes, it depends on what the feel is from last Thanksgiving.
• United States
19 Nov 09
I have always just had turkey on Thanksgiving, I think it is just tradition, and we never have had a really big thanksgiving, usually it is just my parents and me and my brothers. If my mom made both, there would be soooo much food leftover . But we have ham on christmas, so it is really only a month to wait until we get to have ham, which isn't very long at all.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
18 Nov 09
We have turkey. For Christmas though, we might do a ham or a turkey plus lasagna. I love both of these holidays! There are so many wonderful things to eat!
@suzzy3 (8362)
18 Nov 09
We don't have thanksgiving just christmas and easter.We normally have beef ,lamb and ham then everyones happy.
• United States
18 Nov 09
Just turkey, though my husband would love ham too. This year we are having more guests than normal, and if that continues in the years to come, we may have to do both just to be sure there is enough.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
18 Nov 09
We stick with turkey for Thanksgiving (Turkey Day!) and save the ham for New Years Day and Easter.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
18 Nov 09
usually just turkey.....I usually serve ham for Christmas....or sometimes I do an Italian meal...my kids love Italian!
• United States
18 Nov 09
I prefer turkey for thanksgiving dinner. Ham for Christmas dinner. But on the other hand, My husband prefers Ham for both. I waqs really looking forward to making a turkey but now i have to change every bit of my plans and make a ham for my husband and since Im not having anyone over, I dont have to worry about making alot. Plus I have to work thanksgiving anyway so no worries there..