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  1. #51
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    Thanksgiving is today for us, the boyfriend has to work tomorrow (damn all you people who go out for thanksgiving dinner).

    I've finished my portion of the cooking chores, so I'm sitting at the kitchen table while he puts the finishing touches on dinner...keeping it simple/small so we're not overwhelmed with leftovers:

    Bird (brined, roasted)
    Smashed potatoes/parsnips/fennel
    Gravy
    Stuffing w/ dried fruit and chicken liver
    Brussel sprouts w/ caramelized shallots
    Cranberry bacon chutney

    Pecan cranberry tart

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    Fancy-schmancy dinner out. I have to decide what sort of workout to do tomorrow beforehand. No athletic attire is permitted in the place, so I don't know how to bike-commute there........unless I could change in the parking garage.........

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    I bought some pre cooked turkey wings. We may or may not eat them tomorrow.

    We have had for Thanksgiving's passed:

    Goose, Duck, Kosher Hotdogs, chili, roast chicken, etc.

    We never have turkey, except once I made turkey chili.

    My wife isn't a fan of turkey or ham.

    It has been a bone of contention in years past. I like having the "special meal" and she thinks it is stupid. BTW, if I use the term, "special meal" she will be ticked off for the whole day.

    I will likely replace my handle bar and put on some new pedals on two of my bikes. I finally decided to put clipless pedals on my fixed gear bike.

    We will likely have the roast chicken again. I bought one to cook. I might have the turkey wings for lunch.
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    I would not mind going to the cult (or any) vegetarian place for Thanksgiving.

    Irritates me when people call it "Turkey Day." It's hardly a "Turkey Day" anymore than Christmas is a "Tree Day" or Halloween is "Candy Day." Seems a little morbid!!

    Having it here would be preferable cost-wise, but my sister wanted to eat out.

    I opted for OT work on Friday, which sucks but we don't have any big plans. I get to do it from home at least, plus it increases my weekly salary substantially.

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    Cooking has begun, as someone said....got my soup in the bag.

    MIL is coming so we are cooking this year--and still going over to the neighbours with some home-made punkin pie.

    Got a smallish butterflied turkey breast since only MIL and sweetheart will be eating that.

    -celeriac fennel soup (Field of Greens)--simply the best tasting veg soup ever
    -turkey breast; traditional breadcrumb dressing
    -fresh wild salmon for me (I may share)
    -fresh cranberry relish (sugar, walnuts & orange, food processor)
    -Broccoli
    -mashed potatoes
    -punkin pie

    gotta get cracking on my pie crust--I'm moving slow this morning.

    Happy T0Day to all!
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    Thus far:

    The turkey has been in the bath since last night

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    Roasted butternut squash with pearl onions.

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    Roasted haricot vert with shallots and pancetta.

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    Stuffing made with fresh baked breads.

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    More pics to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExChefinMA View Post
    Thus far:

    The turkey has been in the bath since last night

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    Roasted butternut squash with pearl onions.

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    Roasted haricot vert with shallots and pancetta.

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    Stuffing made with fresh baked breads.

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    More pics to follow.

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    Thanksgiving at EEC's.

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    The turkey is on the grill, stuffing in the bird, potatoes will be on the other grill, and she is making cream cheese pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, and sweet potatoes with pecans. I can't wait!
    The pictures above are tortuous right now I am so hungry!
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    I like the idea of Thanksgiving @ lunchtime, at least, when we don't have to cook. Home by 4pm with a relaxed, lazy evening by the fire to digest.

    Didn't go nuts with the food- one serving at the buffet for lunch; three trips for dessert just to taste a little of everything! Smoked and baked salmon, bit of chestnut stuffing, bit of the Mediterranian vegetables, few Brussels sprouts, piece of sweet potato, no bread.

    Other half of the meal was a bunch of samples- pecan pie, pumpkin pie, rice pudding, blondie, petit fours, etc.

    Asked if there was any whipped cream to go with the dessert. "Do you want some? We can get it for you," the chef said. "Mmmm no that's okay, I don't need it," I told him.

    "I didn't ask if you NEED it; I asked if you WANT it." Well, okay then! They brought it over to the table.

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    My contribution to the meal was a crispy potato roast, a cherry clafoutis for dessert, and three bottles of wine. All were well received.
    Move along...nothing to see here.

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    We had roast chicken, rice and vegetables. It was simple and delicious.

    All I did to the chicken was rub salt on it, sprinkle some black pepper and bag it. 2.5 hours later, awesome chicken. The rice was simple too, just salt. The vegetables were frozen that I cooked on the stove (had butter sauce). Everything was hot and tasty.
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    Roast. Turkey gravy and apple chocolate chip cake. For a vegetarian I do a pretty good job with the Turk and gravy

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    The meal:

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    Darn it. Rest of the meal.

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    Oh my! Awesome EEC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rider9 View Post
    Oh my! Awesome EEC!
    Glad you like. Tasted better than it looked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CyreneSong View Post
    ...a cherry clafoutis for dessert...
    Nom, nom!
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    So it's lunch time. I had visions of left over stuffing and turkey smothered in gravy followed by a nap on the couch.
    Her family left this a.m., and she told them to take whatever they wanted, so they took the rest of the turkey and stuffing!
    I was slightly irritated, a Lean Pocket doesn't cut it!
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    Lack of leftovers is lame, that's true. All we've got is a free pumpkin pie from our realtor.

    But there's leftovers from dinner a few nights ago that need to be finished, so it works out.

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    Happy Thanksgiving thread dredge, a touch early. Cooking for 8 people this year, that means 2 turkeys. Not looking forward to it, kind of a humbug year all around. Still making the sweet potato/pecan recipe from someone on here posted a few years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Happy Thanksgiving thread dredge, a touch early. Cooking for 8 people this year, that means 2 turkeys. Not looking forward to it, kind of a humbug year all around. Still making the sweet potato/pecan recipe from someone on here posted a few years ago.
    2 turkeys for 8 people? Seems like a lot of food.
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    I remember this thread.

    Suppose that I'll have to add to it shortly.



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    2 small 12 lb turkeys so there are leftovers for guests and that's still only 4 drumsticks

    Quote Originally Posted by ph0enix View Post
    2 turkeys for 8 people? Seems like a lot of food.
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    Next time, do what I do. Order parts.

    This year:

    1 BRT split breast
    6 thighs
    2 drum sticks
    4 wings (for stock)

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