YA READY FOR YOUR TURKEY DINNER?

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i sure am!!!!!

Homosexual II (Homosexual II), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 13:49 (seventeen years ago) link

I AM BRINEING A TURKIS WHEN I GET HOME.

bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 13:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh man, I've been looking forward to my mom's stuffing. Best part of Thanksgiving dinner.

Laura H. (laurah), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 13:52 (seventeen years ago) link

Yay! Dinner, as always for the past few years, with Stripey and her folks. It'll be a grand day out, as it were.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 13:59 (seventeen years ago) link

does anyone rebel at Thanksgiving and cook gammon or duck or something instead of turkey, like some people do at Christmas here?

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 14:00 (seventeen years ago) link

I debated doing something other than turkey this year. im not a big turkey fan. i like everything else best. first thanksgiving at my house this year. turkahontis

bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 14:11 (seventeen years ago) link

no tofurkys pls

Laura H. (laurah), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:08 (seventeen years ago) link

turducken

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I am eating lasagna and peanut butter pie with pullapartgirl and Jeff-PTTL.

n/a (Nick A.), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:11 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah everyone help me out here. my mother in law is making spinach lasagna and I am charged with making side dish (or dishes). I'm thinking about an eggplant / potato gratin. any better suggestions?

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:13 (seventeen years ago) link

most people in the states wouldn't know a gammon if it hit them on the head.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:13 (seventeen years ago) link

"That most dangerous of creatures, a flying sheep."

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:14 (seventeen years ago) link

"You cannot serve both God and Gammon."

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:15 (seventeen years ago) link

All of a sudden I'm thinking of a very meaty communion.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:17 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm roasting a duck this year. A 17-pound turkey is ridiculous for 2 people.

Jaq (Jaq), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:21 (seventeen years ago) link

i'ma eat whatevers put in front of me

strongo hulkington's ghost (dubplatestyle), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't have to cook tomorrow, I just have to bring over some salad. I was looking forward to doing some more cooking, but oh well.

Lars and Jagger (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:27 (seventeen years ago) link

That sounds delicious, Matt.

We're going over to a friend's tomorrow and making sides tonight, garlic mashed potatoes and Maddie's famed cranberry pudding.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:29 (seventeen years ago) link

an eggplant / potato gratin

That sounds good. I'm debating on making greek potatoes - boiled or baked roughly chopped red potato with feta and olives, dressed with lemon and olive oil.

Jaq (Jaq), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:45 (seventeen years ago) link

Apparently I am going to be baking a pumpkin pie on thursday morning. I have been given this responsibility by the clan elder a.k.a. my father. This will be a disaster, surely.

stewart downes (sdownes), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Pumpkin pie is easy, dude! It will be fine.

Lars and Jagger (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:51 (seventeen years ago) link

get a can of filling and a frozen ready-made crust. totally idiot proof.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:54 (seventeen years ago) link

boiled or baked roughly chopped red potato with feta and olives, dressed with lemon and olive oil.

That sounds awesome, I don't know why I've never thought of it before considering that I keep all of those things around the house.

Jordan (Jordan), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:55 (seventeen years ago) link

oh yeah, damn, these are some good ideas, keep 'em coming

original plan was to do a three-pasta medley: thai noodles, marinated pasta salad with balsamic vinegar, and regular garlic tomato sauce. but i was overruled by fate.

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 16:58 (seventeen years ago) link

overfuled by GRATE!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:02 (seventeen years ago) link

this is the first year there will be none of my grandmother's cornbread stuffing or banana pudding. :(

I'm going to my boyfriend's family since without my grandmother my family is doing nothing. Perhaps we can get it together in time for Xmas and I'll give her nana pudding a try.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:54 (seventeen years ago) link

We're renting a house on the Russian River from tomorrow through Sunday... A not-so-savvy buddy is in charge of the turkey, so I'm considering smuggling a cornish game hen in my bag... just in case.

andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 17:56 (seventeen years ago) link

last year i had friends over for enchiladas.

this year i'm working and my loverly roomie has bought a turkey to cook for when i get home at midnight thirty (technically not even thanksgiving anymore). i'm kind of excited.

tres letraj (tehresa), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Wild rice is my favorite food, bar none.

andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:02 (seventeen years ago) link

does anyone rebel at Thanksgiving and cook gammon or duck or something instead of turkey, like some people do at Christmas here?

I go to Tommy's for a chiliburger

Elvis Telecom (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:02 (seventeen years ago) link

turducken

OTM

i wish someone would cook me this sometime.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Are you still vegan, Sourpuss?

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:03 (seventeen years ago) link

My point being, that I believe we, as Americans, should make some effort to (symbolically) recreate the pilgrims' feast. Therefore, I don't approve of deep-fried turkey.

Why don't people respect yams more? Like, treat them respectfully and don't cover them in Kraft marshmallows. Can't they exist on a savory plane instead of sweet?

andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Thursday - Due to gf's grandmother doing poorly, we're not going to the family dinner but going over to roast a chicken. :-)

Friday - Fancy Turkey day turkey dinner at her dad's :-/

Saturday - My family comes over for roast beast dinner.

Three Thanksgiving dinners and only one of them is turkey! Yay! (Last year we fled to Paris and had goose.) By the time Monday rolls around, however, I will be quite fat, I'm sure.

M. White (Miguelito), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:11 (seventeen years ago) link

My point being, that I believe we, as Americans, should make some effort to (symbolically) recreate the pilgrims' feast.

The pilgrims ate venison though, so it's kind of unfeasible.

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Lars and Jagger (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Thanksgiving is, like, so last month.

Huk-L (Huk-L), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Venison sounds great for Thanksgiving.

Andy, I only like savory yams and sweet potatoes, and even then, not much.

M. White (Miguelito), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:14 (seventeen years ago) link

To jaymc:

Yes, I am still vegan, but I cheat when spinach lasagna is involved. (See also: cookies, birthday cake, raw eggs in a blender when I'm training to whoop Apollo Creed's ass, the hearts of my enemies, etc.)

The Obligatory Sourpuss (Begs2Differ), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:15 (seventeen years ago) link

The pilgrims may have indeed had venison, but they DIDN'T have turkey? An indiginous game bird quite prevalent around the Mass. to Virginia area? I thought the whole point of T-giving was to somehow recreate that special day when the settlers and indians weren't at each other's throats? All the food represented are American in origin, even if potatoes are south american.

andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Baked yams slightly mashed with butter = yum! None of that marshmallow/candied business for me.

Jaq (Jaq), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Shit man, I haven't had venison in years.

Allyzay must fight Zolton herself. (allyzay), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Fuck T-day... I'm going to Canada tomorrow.

do knut (donut), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Heavens. ;-)

do knut (donut), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I think depending on where you live vension can be quite feasible. I mean it's highly unlikely you'll ever run into a turkey with your car.

Miss Misery xox (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I bought some venison jerky a short time ago, quite nice.

SO I just went to Trader Joe's and bought (for t-giving): smoked salmon, smoked trout, muenster and gouda, crackers, olives, and six bottles of wine, including a nice French rose. I don't think the miserable pilgrims had access to Trader Joe's.

andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:36 (seventeen years ago) link

I dunno.. I heard something about Trader Joe's, the Freemasons, and the Illuminati

do knut (donut), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:38 (seventeen years ago) link

I think depending on where you live vension can be quite feasible. I mean it's highly unlikely you'll ever run into a turkey with your car.

Yeah, I guess it could be. The only time I've had venison is when my dad used to go bow hunting and would sometimes bag a deer, so I just don't anticipate getting venison anytime soon.

Lars and Jagger (Ex Leon), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:39 (seventeen years ago) link

There is debate, however, if the original pilgrims had less "fizzy" Dr. Joe's soda or not.

do knut (donut), Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Is your dad Ted Nugent?

andy --, Wednesday, 23 November 2005 18:42 (seventeen years ago) link

spent Thanksgiving alone for the first time in my life. for dinner I finished the cauliflower and blue Stilton soup I made last night. p solid, would make again with a less pungent cheese. a solo turkey dinner would have been (more) sad and (more) labor-intensive, probably.

ridingstarbassxd (unregistered), Friday, 27 November 2020 04:03 (one year ago) link

Microwaved myself a Marie Callender’s turkey pot pie for lunch, no complaints whatsoever.


Just had another one

is right unfortunately (silby), Friday, 27 November 2020 04:10 (one year ago) link

We did the annual Tofurky (sorely underrated) with roasted vegetables and a mushroom rosemary gravy, and a (lemon fennel) cranberry sauce for the first time.

Got some pics from a friend who did the entire ridiculous feast for two people (including two pies and a turkey from restaurants, everything else home-made). Can't imagine facing that down.

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 27 November 2020 17:46 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

Just put the turkey in the oven...

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 25 November 2021 18:25 (one year ago) link

we are heading to inlaws this afternoon for prime rib dinner. just got a text from the fam which included this line: “..oven broken, but we have a huge convection oven”

excitement in store lol

whatever happens mr veg is also brinimg a turkey breast for bbqing this weekend so i will be feasting for days either way

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:11 (one year ago) link

With just the two of us to feed I'll be roasting a 10.5 lb turkey for us later today. For me tonight's roast turkey dinner isn't the real treat; it's the turkey and cranberry sandwiches, turkey-rice soup, and turkey enchiladas that will come afterward.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:18 (one year ago) link

had i known the surgery was gonna hang on this long i would not be hosting a dinner
and while i appreciate the heads up from the folks upstairs that they are hosting themselves and "will be playing music louder than usual" the conflicting bass beats do my head in

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:29 (one year ago) link

oh dude that’s rough - hang in there? <3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:41 (one year ago) link

lol, it's all good! my partner is playing entertainer and running back plates of food to my convalescence spot

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 November 2021 21:18 (one year ago) link

Wow, respect for the neighbors holding an afternoon t-day apartment rave.

We're trying a homemade tofurky-style loaf for the first time this year.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 25 November 2021 21:42 (one year ago) link

We wanted a turducken, but vegetarian, so we're having a tofucken.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 25 November 2021 23:42 (one year ago) link

my holiday has been so nurturing and relaxing without family in the picture. just my boyfriend and i. did my morning routine of physical activity. we went for a walk in a wonderfully empty park. and now we're heating up a multiple-course dinner we picked up from a restaurant last night.

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Friday, 26 November 2021 00:54 (one year ago) link

at an extended family thing. honestly could have done without the ukulele rendition of "Ring of Fire"

lukas, Friday, 26 November 2021 01:40 (one year ago) link

oof

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Friday, 26 November 2021 02:01 (one year ago) link

update: that shit was good.

Nedlene Grendel as Basenji Holmo (map), Friday, 26 November 2021 02:02 (one year ago) link

update: prime rib cooked in the inlaws spare convection oven was outstanding

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 26 November 2021 02:21 (one year ago) link

My thanksgiving soundtrack consisted of the nieces tormenting me with Kidz Bop and me tormenting them with Bach harpsichord concertos. Now chilling to 99%-era Meat Beat Manifesto.

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 26 November 2021 02:48 (one year ago) link

Low key barnsgiving in my riding clothes. Steaks, lamb, shrimp, brussels sprouts off the grill plus mashed potatoes, pie.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 26 November 2021 05:00 (one year ago) link

eleven months pass...

sound on

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! pic.twitter.com/6at4sSVCCR

— US Consumer Product Safety Commission (@USCPSC) November 23, 2022

ꙮ (map), Wednesday, 23 November 2022 23:51 (three days ago) link

"Stand by your pan"

nickn, Thursday, 24 November 2022 00:22 (two days ago) link

I love that this thread persists.

(I am ready for my ham and stuffing dinner.)

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Thursday, 24 November 2022 00:42 (two days ago) link

On my way to Jordan to have falafel for T’day dinner.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Thursday, 24 November 2022 00:59 (two days ago) link

This is my first year hosting a dinner that includes children

we’re hosting a group of friends this year. already made the cranberry sauce, tomorrow i’m on turkey duty and also making apple cider from scratch. husband’s making a veggie entree (a wellington with mushroom filling). stoked!

donna rouge, Thursday, 24 November 2022 04:33 (two days ago) link

It will be a sadly shrunken T'Day dinner for my wife and I. We don't have other family to spend it with this year, so it's just us. We're both exhausted and slowly getting over rampaging head colds with extra added chesty coughs. I intend to make a souflé, some baked potatos w/ sour cream, and brussels sprouts. For dessert a pumpkin custard with vanilla ice cream. It's sorta special without getting too complicated.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Thursday, 24 November 2022 04:55 (two days ago) link

the food sounds like it will be lovely. hesling vibes to you both <3

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 05:46 (two days ago) link

just me & mr veg tomorrow, my first diabetic thanksgiving but i’m rolling with it - brined turkey breast, greek horta (steamed greens salad w lemon dressing), roasted root vegetables, and my first attempt at making a sugar-free cheesecake

we will eat well with puhlenty of leftovers

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 05:50 (two days ago) link

At my parents for Thanksgiving and already tested negative twice for COVID due to oncoming cold. Happy happy to everyone. Making kale and radicchio salad with apples, dates, and candied pecans.

The Bankruptcy of the Planet of the Apes (PBKR), Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:02 (two days ago) link

Just three of us today. Our daughter is bringing "Green Bean Something," rolls and deviled eggs. Cornbread dressing and (grated, never mashed) sweet potato casserole are prepped and ready to go in the oven here.

Best to you and your wife, Aimless. Thanks for being a mostly good borad of borads, ILX.

DPRK in Cincinnati (WmC), Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:06 (two days ago) link

it's almost Quorn time

fleeting art that floats! (geoffreyess), Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:10 (two days ago) link

Heading to my cousin's around 6 p.m. He doesn't observe the Thanksgiving traditions: wild boar ragu, cream of mushroom soup, a veggie quiche, mac and cheese. I'm relieved.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:18 (two days ago) link

Big line outside the Boston Market I just passed.

Meet Me in the Z'Ha'Dum (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:29 (two days ago) link

much respect to fast food thanksgiving

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:32 (two days ago) link

Quorn for me too, had to adjust from our usual Tofurkey orb.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 24 November 2022 15:40 (two days ago) link

Best indeed to everyone needing to keep it low key for any reason. A little last prep here before heading off to the usual get-together...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 November 2022 16:54 (two days ago) link

I laughed ...

Me and the grandkids and our annual Thanksgiving screening of Judgement at Nuremberg. pic.twitter.com/AWipXapb4i

— Al Franken (@alfranken) November 24, 2022

عباس کیارستمی (Eric H.), Thursday, 24 November 2022 17:11 (two days ago) link

lmao

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 17:16 (two days ago) link

lol

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 November 2022 17:20 (two days ago) link

Turkey's in the oven. Waiting for my guests. Hungry but want to save room for everything.

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 24 November 2022 18:37 (two days ago) link

Got Bugles. Got aerosol cheese. We’re all set.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 24 November 2022 19:04 (two days ago) link

My guests are on their way. Good thing--the turkey was done even earlier than I expected. Why do I keep taking Joy of Cooking at face value?

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:26 (two days ago) link

it's called the joy of cooking, not the truth of cooking

ciderpress, Thursday, 24 November 2022 20:41 (two days ago) link

the “now how do i keep this thing warm” of cooking

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 24 November 2022 21:06 (two days ago) link

We never travel for Thanksgiving, since it's always been a pain, and instead usually impose on local friends to feed us. This year my mom flew out, though, so we're hosting, just us five, which is weirdly hard to cook for (especially with one vegetarian kid, and one picky kid, back from school, and a wife that doesn't like the festival of beige food that much to begin with). My solution was to order from our local gourmet sausage stand turned catering business, which does an incredible Thanksgiving feast. My wife was worried we'd have too much food, but I promised to eat all the leftovers. And then ... karma! Our good friends were set to go to San Diego for Thanksgiving when their teenage son tested positive for covid, so two of them had to stay behind, and the mom called a couple of days ago asking if we can spare some of our feast, since they literally had nothing prepared, let alone provisions purchased, and it's just the two of them. If ever there were a holiday designed to share food with others, it's this one, and it put all my over-ordering to good use! That and a third pie, an apple cranberry, that was gifted to us at the last minute from another friend. It's a true day of paying it forward.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 24 November 2022 21:22 (two days ago) link

man, three kids for thanksgiving is a different way to experience the holiday. two meltdowns, two of the kids won't eat anything but pie, one won't put down his ipad.

The Brazilian cheese bread did not work out as hoped for.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 24 November 2022 22:18 (two days ago) link

man i am so bad at carving turkey lol. night was otherwise fabulous and full of insane amounts of food (each of our guests brought 2 or 3 dishes). one friend brought a karaoke microphone with her so that was our post-dinner entertainment

donna rouge, Friday, 25 November 2022 19:05 (yesterday) link

I made way too much food for just the two of us but it was really good -- afterwards we busted out the bottle of Laphraoig quarter-cask and put on some Sinatra/Basie at the Sands and a lovely time was had by us

werewolves of laudanum (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 25 November 2022 20:40 (yesterday) link


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