thanksgiving

@winterose (39897)
Canada
November 15, 2008 12:31pm CST
Okay americans will be having their thanksgiving shortly, and there is always lots of fun and much of the time extended family, what do you serve? is there a dish that appears every year that you just don't really like? do you eat it anyhow so not to displease the hostess or pass it up? for non americans same questions for any feast you have with your extended family
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I love Thanksgivign it is the chance to make all the things we don't get the rest of the year. We always go to my daughter's she has the big dining table, so we can all get a seat. She said if I cook the turkey then she will do the rest, but I think I get the long end of the stick here, cause she makes mashed potatoes/gravy, baked mac and cheese,but my one son expects me to make baked beans, and oyster dressing, and they want pumpkin pie and cake, my husband don't like mashed potatoes so he eats potato salad and he will make that, a southern thing I guess. We will be having: Turkey/oyster dressing Mashed Potatoes/gravy Baked beans Baked macroni and cheese Develed eggs, my things too then desert pumpkin pie and carrot cake Takes all day to fix and 10 minutes to eat. MY daughter said we should all get in the car and go to some place that was cooking like Golden Corral and eat all you want and let them wash the dishes. I'm hoping for snow, I can remember when I was little we went off to granny's house for Thanksgiving and there was always snow on the ground. Hope your Thanksgiving is a nice one.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Ahhhhh, Deviled Eggs my fave snack anytime of the year. I can sit and eat a dozen of them myself. This is also a staple at our holiday meals. Now I am craving them. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@bdugas (3581)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I know I eat most of them before I get them filled.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
gee guys can I come over? Sounds like food to die for.
@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
16 Nov 08
If I don't like it, I don't eat it. Of course, most of the stuff I don't eat are because I'm allergic to them anyway!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
but what has been served that you do not like?
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
16 Nov 08
cranberry sauce, don't like it
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
16 Nov 08
This year we are doing something different, we are going to still have the roast meat but we are going to have it cold with salads and we are packing it all up into a picnic hamper and heading to the zoo for the day and I can't wait as i love going to the zoo and doing with all the family should be a very special day Hope you Thanksgivings is a good one too.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
sounds very interesting but is there anything that you have eaten in the past that you really don't like for thanksgiving, like at a family members house.
@msmell (1378)
• Australia
16 Nov 08
Yeah I don't eat Turkey, yukky stuff that Turkey is!
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
16 Nov 08
We have the traditional turkey, dressing, gravy, ham, potato salad, vegetables, cakes, pies, and more food than we can eat in a month.. I also have many recipes for certain dishes that I have made for many holidays, such as Pea Salad, it is so good, and another one that I love, Dump Cake, both are so easy to make.. Or we would have this if I were going to cook, but it is just the two of us so we will go to a restaurant and have dinner.. We have lost both of our mothers in the last 3 years, and our son married last year and his new wife likes to stay with her family for the holidays, so it is off to the Golden Corral for us.. We have friends who will be going with us this year, so we will not be completely alone.. I usually like almost everything escept for the Green Bean Casserole, I can't stand that one!! I tried it once but I didn't like the way that it looked even though it is a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition, or so the commercials say, but I don't like it.. And the Cranberry Gel that comes out of a can, now that is really gross.. My neighbor cooks for her church and she brought me some Cranberry Salad last year, it was so good, I would love to have some of it again this year, but she has moved and I will have to get her to email me the recipe.. Anyway, I don't like the Green Bean Casserole nor the Cranberry Goo that comes out of the can.. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!!
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
I don;t ever remember eating green bean casserole here every let alone on the holiday, green beans alone for a regular meal yes but never with our traditional turkey dinner.
• United States
15 Nov 08
usualy we have turkey or and Ham ,sweet potaoes, dressing ,and pumplin pie allong with many other things
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
yes but is there anything you do not like that people make at thanksgiving
• United States
16 Nov 08
NO!I am on a see food diet I eat everything I see LOL
• United States
15 Nov 08
Pumpkin pie, in fact pumkin anything and I do not eat it.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
we never eat pumpkin anything here at my family gatherings either.
• United States
16 Nov 08
I dont like pumpkins either. or anything about pumpkins..
@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Growing up my favorite thing to eat was and still is Green Beans. My granny and my mama's side can fix up some yum green beans. However, one of my aunts on my dad's side (who seemed to be the green bean queen every year) couldn't. All she did was take them out of the can, and that's it. No amount of salt made them taste anywhere worth eating. I ate a few of the green beans from her, but never all of them, atleast not that I could remember. I think they wondered why I didn't eat them as my nick name was "green bean" for how much I loved green beans. What they didn't know, was I liked the green beans my granny on my mama's side cooked. Last year was my first year eating Thanksgiving with my fiance's family. A tradition of theirs is hag jawls, and while I had never eaten before, I ate a bit to please his mom (her stepfather cooked them) and I did. My fiance ate some as well, to please his mom. It tasted like fat back sort of, but well, not exactly. It wasn't bad, but was too crunchy. This year, I'll probably eat it again, to please his family.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
I don;t blame you for not wanting those green beans you are better than me because I don't think I would eat the hog jawls.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
15 Nov 08
It wasn't all that bad at all. I know it just sounds like it would be nasty, but at least the pieces I've eaten weren't all that bad. I think the image of it ruins it for people... on any kind of food.
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
16 Nov 08
In years past Thanksgiving was held at my Mom's house or my Grandmother's. I didn't have much input or control over what they served. But, the only thing I really don't like at Thanksgiving is stuffing. I just can't get into the whole soggy bread thing. LOL Sadly, now that I am the oldest female (at 49 thats scary) its now my job to do the whole turkey day. Since I don't do the stuffing I leave that up to another family member to make if they like it. One thing that is tradition to make is a recipe that came from my mother in law (who is now gone too.) Our family calls it "pink stuff." Since I'm sure everyone will want to know what that is, I'm listing it below. 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 small container cool whip 1 cup mini marshmellows 1 can cherry pie filling 1 cup coconut 1/2 cup chopped pecans Its easy to make. You dump it all in a large bowl, stir it up well to mix then chill it for several hours before serving. Its delicious and kids love it. Oh, and I have used the lower sugar or fat free items before when possible and it tastes just as good.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
sounds wonderful
@AmbiePam (51158)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I never eat any dish with sweet potatoes. I just don't like them. I think if someone cooked a dish with them without marshmellows I might think they were better. I think only my grandmother and I like the cranberry sauce. I never see anyone else touch it.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
I love the cranberry sauce, I love it in turkey sandwiches afterward.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
16 Nov 08
well I try to have it at my house. So if they bring something we dont like we still eat some of it as not to hurt a feeling I think . My daughter in law always bring this rice dish now I like it but not sure the rest of the family does!. This year I have invited the neighbors across the street. Adn if they dont have to work that day they will come.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
that is cool hon,
• United States
16 Nov 08
We have our Thanksgiving at my Grandmas house. She always has the same Turkey, Ham, biscuits, noodles, apple and pumpkin pie and other stuff I cant remember at this time. This year I will also be doing a little Thanksgiving dinner at my house. Which I will just have turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuits and pie and also this Thanksgiving we get to have cake for my birthday.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
is there anything that you really don't like to eat at the dinner?
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
16 Nov 08
I always have to make green bean casserole. Everyone complains if anyone but me makes it. I add bacon and make a triple batch and people fight over it lol I hate that red stuff cranberry whatever. It's so gross. My aunt always called it decoration and if anyone ate it she made fun of them, I have carried on her tradition LOL
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
I love the cranberry it makes the turkey less dry and it is wonderful on sandwiches too.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Sometimes theres a green bean salad thingy that I do not like a whole lot. I will eat a little but not a lot. Now as far as fave and usual thing for Turkey Day, my wife and I always get pies from Bakers Square. Mine and my daughters fave is their French Silk chocolate or their Candy Cane Silk poies. Yummy! I also like Rock Cornish Game hens but noone else likes them as much as I do. I cooked them a few times when the children werew small. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
16 Nov 08
sounds absolutely to die for
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Usually I have thanskgiving at my house but if i go out. There are a few things i wont eat. One is cranberry sauce. I never have liked cranberries. Two is sweet potatoes. Dont like them and never will and three is creamed corn. WILL NOT UNDRE ANY CIRCUNSTANCES eat it. I serve the noraml stuff that most people serve. Turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, Som kind of veggie (usually broccolli) rolls and pies for dessert. Thats it. Once in a great while i will make green bean casserole but im not crazy about that either.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
i love the cranberry sauce, we have tortieres, which is hamburger meat pies, turkey, stuffing, mash potatoes, mashed carrots and mashed turnips, peas, gravy, and dessert.
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@Anne18 (11034)
15 Nov 08
Well I would at least try and eat some of it and then fake that I was full and wanting ot save room for the other food that would be following
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
okay that is interesting
• United States
15 Nov 08
Believe it or not, My husband and his mom ( mother-in-law) do not like jelly cranberry sauce. I either have to use real fresh cranberry's or make a cranberry fruit salad to get some type of cranberry dish with my Thanksgiving meal. For me any cranberry's will work as long as they are not too bitter ( even the canned jelly type I don't mind)But sometimes I make a cranberry sauce with the canned cranberry jelly by heating it up on the stove and adding a few tablespoons of orange juice and a teaspoon of lemon juice and mix and melt it together and people can spoon it on their turkey or ham. This goes really well with a Christmas meal as well.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
sounds wonderful, I think I will try it
@Fishmomma (11375)
• United States
26 Nov 08
No special dish this year. I enjoy so many foods that nothing is favored more than another. Happy holidays.