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Anyone thinking about Thanksgiving?

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Haha I know it's kind of early, but I am an avid turkey cooker and would like to hear about how some other people prepare their meals.  If you have seen me in other posts you probably already know that I like to deep-fry turkeys with a nice brine.  But what's your preference?

 

The feeling of fall is just getting me in the mood for this.  Pumpkins, fresh air and cooking outdoors all excite me for the Thanksgiving holiday!

 

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There is an abundance of produce to celebrate from now until Thanksgiving.  I can't wait to go apple picking.  I'm enjoying the fresh and interesting mushrooms that are coming in, the lingering figs, and the colorful carrots especially.  Turkey is not a very interesting bird, must we talk about it for the next 2 months?

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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LOVE Thanksgiving dinner.  Still cooking the same things I had as a kid that are pretty much "mandatory"... not much inovation, though certainly open to new things.  LOVE real cranberry relish, made from fresh... but that can shaped cylinder with the ridges... usually on the table.  Like the stuffing IN the bird... ripped up stale bread, LOTS of onions/celery and butter.  I make pretty awesome sweet potatoes that are like dessert to me... lots of butter, brown sugar and/or maple syrup, serious glug of hot sauce... nephew jokes that I CANNOT come to dinner without them!!

 

Have never had a fried turkey, though would love to try one... eat NOT attempt to FRY!?!  One of best parts of T-Day is the left-overs for sandwiches... ya have to make LOTS of gravy from the brown "gunk" in bottom of roasting pan!

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Believe it or not, I’m not cooking this holiday season

Thanksgiving or Christmas

Hooray!

No one ever help me with either the prepping of the meal or the clean up

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A Hui Hou (until we met), ALOHA!

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I was just informed by my wife that I have a command performance to fix dinner for her family in Phoenix.  Basic roast turkey with traditional sides, they don't like surprises.  But I may whip up a small batch of spicy apple and onion chutney as another choice besides cranberry sauce.  And I'll likely go shopping for a couple of decent knives to send down there, it would be nice to have an edge that doesn't require the butter to be at room temp to slice through it.

 

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post #6 of 7

I feel ya’ mjb!

Last time we went back East for the holidays with my in laws,

I packed my apron and my good chef knife!

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post #7 of 7

Been thinking about how much I want to make. Only cooking for myself this year. Probably do the smallest turkey I can find with stuffing, mashed, gravy, sweet potatoes, a salad.

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