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Turkey Traditions

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Lil Chickie Mama, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Songster

    Apr 1, 2009
    After scanning the recipes on and off for a few hours (I'm at work) I am so sick of everyone trying to put a twist on "traditional Thanksgiving dinner." Where's the recipes and list of side dishes for the apparently few of us "young kids" who are having their first Thanksgiving at their house and want to recreate an actual traditional meal no twists involved? I know it's early but I like to be prepared. What is part of your non-twisted-traditional thanksgiving dinner? [​IMG]

  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    Green bean casserole with those crispy onion things on top, made with mushroom or cream of celery soup.

    Biscuits or dinner rolls

    LOTS of mashed potatoes, stir in sour cream and butter and some black pepper and a little salt, and make three times as much gravy as you think you are going to need.

    Cranberry sauce. You can just push it out of the can and slice it.

    Peas with little pearl onions in them.


    Potato salad

    deviled eggs

    pumpkin bread

    Pumpkin pie

    Chips and dip

    Cut fresh carrots, celery, cauliflower and broccoli and ranch dressing, oh and Black Olives
  3. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    this is what I fix every single year and have for the past 21 years
    mashed potatoes
    mac & cheese
    green beans
    cornbread dressing
    cranberry sauce
    deviled eggs
    now desert is
    cherry cheese cake
    pumpkin pie
    pumpkin rolls
    sometimes chocolate creme pie or kelime pie or lemon pie for dh
    I also like to do reese's peanut butter pie but it is too rich and alot of this stuff I can't eat anymore.
    my mom always fixes green bean cassirole and holindais sauce for the asparagus
  4. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Songster

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i have been making the standard dinner for over 40 years.. i make cornbread and sausage stuffing for hubby.. regular sage stuffing too for son. canned cranberry sauce for me and cranberry salad for others . no veggies there is too much to eat already. fruit salad.. easy. fruit cocktail, banana, apple, sour cream and mini marshmallows,..cresent rolls, mashed potatoes, yams with marshmallows on them, turkey and gravy of course, a relish tray with pickles, green onions, radishes, celery and carrots. turkey and gravy of course,, and pies.. pumpkin and pecan. if you need recipes just email me i am from so. calif too and we probably eat alot the same way
  5. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

    Apr 23, 2008
    Central Louisiana
    The turkey, of course!
    Cornbread dressing w/giblet gravy
    cranberry & orange relish
    potato salad
    deviled eggs
    brocolli casserole w/white cream sauce & crushed Ritz cracker crumbs on
    rum carrots
    green salad
    Desserts; mincemeat pie, cranberry-raisin pie, pumpkin pie
    & watch the dog show on TV!
  6. Nyrial

    Nyrial Songster

    Aug 4, 2009
    Lake Stevens, WA
    Boneless Ham (mom always did both!)
    Bread Stuffing.. I don't like cornbread..
    Gravy (of course)
    Yams/Sweet Potatoes with lots of brown sugar.. I like to add apples
    Redskin mashed potatoes with lumps [​IMG]
    Green Bean casserole.. extra french fried onions
    Caramelized Carrots
    Dinner Rolls
    Cranberry sauce

    Pumpkin Pie
    Apple Pie
    Pecan Pie

    Pre dinner munchies:
    Relish tray with pickles, olives, vegetables and ranch dip (I use the sour cream with the ranch packet)
    Cheese and cracker tray
    Spinach Dip
    Cheese ball
    Deviled Eggs

    And for breakfast.. grandma's sticky buns, made by my dad [​IMG]
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Stuffing (with sausage and mushrooms)
    Mashed potatos
    Mashed butternut squash (with brown sugar )
    Some kind of veggie casserole..
    Cant forget the cranberries!
    Typical New England dinner..
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009

  8. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    dressing cooked in the bird
    gravey with giblets in it
    a second dressing with oysters
    green bean casserole
    yeast rolls and dinner rolls
    deviled eggs
    mashed potatoes
    sweet potato casserole with marshmallow on top
    cranberry sauce (don't know why, cause nobody in our family ever ate it)
    twice baked acorn squash with spinach, parmesan cheese and bacon mixed in before the second baking

    pumpkin pie
    date pudding
    (both with home made whipped cream)

    this was my mothers traditional meal
  9. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    T-day dinner for 2 with a weekend's worth of leftovers.

    macaroni casserole
    Butter beans
    Chicken and dumplins
    Blackeyed peas
    yeast rolls

    And if anyone eats with us, we add broccoli/cauliflower casserole (I make a mean one but don't eat it, neither does hubby) and roasted white and sweet potatoes.

    ETA......... add gravy to the first list!!!
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2009
  10. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    Brined Turkey with Onion/Apple/Lemon/herbs in the cavity
    Stuffing <on side>
    Mash Potatoes
    Sweet Potatoes
    Roasted Root Vegies
    Salad w/ Dressing
    Homemade Rolls
    Cranberry Sauce/Relish
    Homemade Pumpklin Pie with Whipped Cream
    Ambrosia Salad

    We love veggies at Thanksgiving to go with Mssr. Tom. We must have corn and carrots to go with the mash, and my hubby LOVES peas...so have to have them. Rolls are a must, and the gravy. Ambrosia is a tradition in my family...must have the cool whip/fruit combo and coconut lol

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