What's For Dinner?

United States
November 15, 2017 5:08pm CST
I'm usually here in the morning but today turned out to be a busy day so here I am now. I'm so happy I put a stew in the crockpot this morning so now I don't have to worry about the "what's for dinner" game. The house smells so good and I'm looking forward to having a nice hot bowl of stew. Spur of the moment we decided to go shopping for Thanksgiving. Well not the whole meal but a good portion of it. Would you believe that they don't sell frozen turnips in any of the supermarkets here in my area of Pennsylvania? So our yearly tradition is to go into New Jersey and get not only the turnips but a few other things at the Stop n Shop. We got our turnips which is a big tradition in our family for Thanksgiving. It's the one dish everyone eats including the kids. Lucky for us the weather was sunny and in the 50's (F) so we didn't have to bundle up or deal with bad weather. By the time we got home I was tired and took a nap which lasted longer than I had anticipated. Hope everyone had a good day!!
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@andriaperry (33116)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Nov
I grow turnips but I had no idea they sold them frozen. How do you prepare the turnips?
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• United States
15 Nov
The turnips come in little pieces (all frozen) so I boil them like potatoes and then mash them with butter, salt & pepper (nothing fancy). I'm envious of you growing your own turnips
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@marlina (62252)
• Canada
15 Nov
I don't think that I have seen frozen turnips in stores.
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• United States
15 Nov
They are hard to find where I live but all the supermarkets had them when I lived in New York
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• Lakewood, Colorado
15 Nov
I love turnips and parsnips.
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• United States
16 Nov
I've never really had parsnips but I do love turnips. How are you these days?
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• Lakewood, Colorado
16 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Sweet friend, I am not well thanks for asking xo
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• United States
16 Nov
@TiarasOceanView sorry to hear that my friend
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@Courtlynn (50903)
• United States
16 Nov
Heyyy! Stop & shop is my store! Main grocery store we buy from. Its right out back of our house. We had lasagna tonight.
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• United States
16 Nov
We don't have a Stop n Shop here and I miss it. It was my favorite store to shop in when I lived in NY. I love lasagna!!
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@Courtlynn (50903)
• United States
16 Nov
@Marilynda1225 ahh pooie. Me too! Well, ours anyways.
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@Juliaacv (23240)
• Canada
16 Nov
Your stew sounds like a nice idea. I thought about making a stew the other day and then I made something else. We had turkey clubhouse sandwiches for supper. When is your Thanksgiving?
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• United States
16 Nov
I had some beef cubes in the freezer so I just figured it was easy to throw it all together in the crockpot. Turkey sandwiches sound really good too Our Thanksgiving in next Thursday and we'll be going to my daughters house to celebrate
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@Juliaacv (23240)
• Canada
16 Nov
@Marilynda1225 I thought that it must be getting close since there are so many posts about it. I love Thanksgiving, I wish that we had a holiday to enjoy in November, but our Thanksgiving was last month and now we have to wait until Christmas to have another holiday. But we'll wait, and we'll enjoy!
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@Morleyhunt (16704)
• Canada
16 Nov
I planned ahead. The crockpot was cooking my chili as I ran around taking care of all the financial aspects of buying a house. Closing is Friday....tomorrow we move dad into long term care...so today had to be the day!
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• United States
16 Nov
Wow you really sound busy. Wishing you all good things with your new house. Hope things work out with your dad moving into long term care.
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@Morleyhunt (16704)
• Canada
16 Nov
@Marilynda1225 he's moved...for the moment he is happy....we'll take that for as long as we have it.
@peachpurple (10709)
• Malaysia
16 Nov
turnips are usually sold raw here, dinner was fried fish and veggies but the fish smell stale
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• United States
16 Nov
Sorry your fish smelled stale but did it taste okay?
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@peachpurple (10709)
• Malaysia
17 Nov
@Marilynda1225 a bit raw but still edible, no diarrhea yet.
@Corbin5 (81712)
• United States
16 Nov
So glad you got those turnips!!!! A good day here but a rainy, gray and chilly one.
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• United States
16 Nov
Turnips are our family tradition so it wouldn't feel right if we didn't have them.
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@Corbin5 (81712)
• United States
16 Nov
@Marilynda1225 With us it is broccoli. I love broccoli, but not sure if everyone else loves it as much as I do. Love those traditions.
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@Emmlex1000 (1416)
• Lagos, Nigeria
15 Nov
My day was beautiful
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• United States
15 Nov
Glad you had a good day
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• Lagos, Nigeria
15 Nov
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16 Nov
I didn't see frozen turnips,That is good to taste? I usually cook fresh turnips.
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• United States
16 Nov
The taste isn't any different but it's just so much easier to cook frozen ones than peel a fresh turnip
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@JohnRoberts (41077)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Nov
I am dining on spaghetti this evening.
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• United States
16 Nov
Spaghetti is good any day. I love spaghetti
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@DianneN (59527)
• United States
16 Nov
Mmmmm! Sounds great! We had burgers tonight.
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• United States
16 Nov
I love burgers and we have them at least once a week
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@TRBRocks420 (62269)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Nov
Yum stew sounds pretty good.
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• United States
16 Nov
Haven't had stew in awhile and it turned out really good.
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@sharon6345 (102181)
• United States
16 Nov
I was so tired of that gross dish I am s glad it's not on my table these days. I am sure you will adore it and I am hoping you have a great dinner.
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• United States
16 Nov
I haven't had it in awhile and it did turn out really good.
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@Kandae11 (27082)
15 Nov
Today was sunny and in the 70's (F). - lovely weather - and it will remain in that range unless we get a cold spell coming in from North America.
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• United States
16 Nov
Glad you have lovely weather and can enjoy those pleasant temperatures
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@NJChicaa (29680)
• United States
15 Nov
I don't think I've ever had a turnip in my life. I sometimes buy some kind of frozen chopped greens for my parrot (maybe mustard) that has diced up cubes of turnips in them. I add that into her cooked rice/bean/veggie mixture.
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• United States
16 Nov
Turnips are pretty good but never knew that parrots would eat them
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@Bopsalay (157)
• Phuket, Thailand
16 Nov
Pizza is good choice for dinner
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@snowy22315 (34285)
• United States
16 Nov
No real dinner, but a large Denny's lunch. I only eat turnips in soup..!
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@kobesbuddy (19363)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
I'm glad you're getting everything you need, for Thanksgiving Dinner. Turnips, I love them! Our weather is warmer, also but not in the 50s. Have a great evening! We had chicken meat-pie for supper.
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• United States
16 Nov
Thanksgiving is only a week away so now the focus will be on all the cooking and of course anticipation of eating all that good food.
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@kobesbuddy (19363)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
@Marilynda1225 Yes, it's the one day of the year, we eat dessert when we're not suppose to:)
@LadyDuck (122184)
• Switzerland
16 Nov
I have never seen frozen turnips, there are fresh turnips right now for sale, not something I buy anyway.
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