Thanksgiving recipes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by arabookworm, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are thinking of hosting thanksgiving at our house for the first time this year, and we aren't completely sure what to make, so I thought it would be extremely helpful for me, and probably for others too, if you guys would post about what you are making for thanksgiving this year. I appreciate your help!
     
  2. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2009
    Florida
    I would say [​IMG] first time in 20 years I dont have to do Thanksgiving.But my hubby and daughter whined so much I am gunna do one the day after... [​IMG]
    I do my turkey in aluminum foil GREAT no batsing and cook in no time bin doing it that way in or familay for 40 something years..
    Roasting turkey in aluminum foil:
    8 to 10lbs 450. 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hour
    10 to 12lbs 450. 2 3/4 to 3 hours
    14 to 16lbs 450. 3 to 3 1/4 hours
    18 to 20lbs 450. 3 1/4 to 3 1/2 hours
    22 to 24 lbs 450. 3 1/4 to 3 3/4 hours
    And yes thats 450.degrees this receipe if staight from Betty Crockers New Good and Easy cook book..
    Have always had a perfect turkey..Make a tent with the foil trying not to touch bird with the foil..Juicy and moist everytime...
     
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    I always cook as if we are having a crowd. If we have a crowd wonderful!
    If not, we eat Thanksgiving dinner for a week. [​IMG]

    This year's menu

    Turkey and stuffing
    Mashed potatoes and gravy
    yams
    glazed carrots
    Corn pudding
    broccoli casserole
    cranberry salad
    Rolls and butter
    Cranberry sauce
    Pumpkin Pie and whipped cream
    Sour Cream Cherry pie
    Relish tray
    chips, salsa and dip
    wine, coffee, sparkling cider
     
  4. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    We have a big family get together where everyone brings at least one dish. I always make a very yummy sweet potato casserole (happy to share the recipe if you want it) to go with the:

    turkey
    ham
    dressing (stuffing, that isn't stuffed)
    mashed potatoes
    potato salad
    green bean casserole
    peas
    corn
    collards
    deviled eggs
    and about a dozen or so desserts that everyone else brings.
     
  5. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    well I am all for doing fabulously different things, but the kids would never hear of it, we have the standard menu, I'm allowed to have creative license with that but the basics are required.

    for appetizers:
    black olives
    sweet pickles
    dill pickles
    deviled eggs
    cheese dips

    for dinner:
    Turkey
    stuffing
    mashed potatoes
    candied yams
    salad
    gravy
    rolls
    cranberrry sauce . . . from a can only

    for desert:
    pumpkin pie
    apple pie

    pretty basic, but boy can I get creative with the limits set!

    the best advice I can give you is this; everyone likes to help and bring something - take them up on the offer! when they ask what can they bring, either tell them the menu and let them pick their specialty, or in the place of necessity (bad cook, dirty kitchen, low budget etc . . .) assign; for example my grandmother dearly loves to participate, but age and dementia has made her creativity a little too much for most of us to handle, so I ask her to bring the rolls from our favorite bakery. I could make them, and would love to, but she get's soo into it; calling the bakery to order weeks in advance, making sure whoever is picking her up knows that they have to allot enought time to stop by the bakery . . . it's those things that the holiday is all about . . . college kids are always good for black olives or soda LOL!
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2009
  6. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Quote:My ex-MIL does goes all out with a Mexican menu for Thanksgiving. My oldest son (her grandson) loves it since he has his traditional meal with us.
     
  7. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    yes I would love that tameles and sweet corn pudding . . . the kids would die though.
     
  8. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    LOL I thought about your thread last night . . . here is what i would make should my kids allow it (never going to happen)

    Pheasant in blackberry sauce
    Sweet corn pudding
    portobella and cornbread stuffing
    whole grain mustard and white wine gravy
    roasted baby red potatoes w carrots and parsnips in parsley/garlic butter
    cinnamon apple and cranberry compote
    and for desert pumpkin bread pudding with whiskey butter sauce . . . [​IMG]

    sigh . . .
     
  9. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Turkey, either roasted or smoked on the grill
    Dressing
    deviled eggs
    steamed broccolli with white sauce (like a hollandaise sauce) and crushed Ritz cracker crumbs on top
    rum carrots
    salad - we use several kinds of lettuce and an olive oil & vinegar type dressing
    rolls
    cranberry-orange relish
    dessert--usually mince pie, pecan pie

    for appetizers I like to do spinach and artichoke hearts in phyllo pastry, or else asparagus-ham rollups.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  10. arabookworm

    arabookworm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everyone's plans sound so good! now we just have to hope the new kitchen is in place in time [​IMG] if not it looks like it'll have to wait for next year. [​IMG]
     

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