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cj9200
11-20-2011, 06:02 AM
Thought I would start a thread on Turkey day. Feel free to post what you are having, what you will be doing and even what you are thankful for. Food porn is encouraged.

Me?

Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year. For years I acted as cook just to make sure it is done right. After last year eating pressed turkey sitting in hospital bed, Thanksgiving will be all the favorites. Caprese salad, turkey, portabella risotto stuffing (in the bird), mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries (still havenít decided how they will be cooked), roasted garlic asparagus and home made rolls. Desert will be either made by the Princess or store bought.

Usually I get a minimum 15 pounder even if it is just us. If we are having friends over, I get the biggest one I can find. Just love turkey leftovers. This yearís is only 13 pounds.

Planning a big weekend. My dive buddy from the UK will be in the states so he is flying down Thursday afternoon. We will eat, probably immediately fall asleep and head to the Keys Friday morning. The Diving Pirate Princess will be with us Friday and drive back to spend the weekend here. We will stay for a few more days of diving and kicking back in the Keys.

What will I give thanks for this year? That DD is doing well in her Senior year (academically, athletically and socially) and I am not eating pressed turkey.

theduck619
11-20-2011, 07:20 AM
We are having our dinner today since we leave for WDW on Friday morning.

Turkey
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Corn casserole
Cranberries
Pecan pie

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:cool1::cool1:

cj9200
11-20-2011, 07:35 AM
We are having our dinner today since we leave for WDW on Friday morning.

Turkey
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Corn casserole
Cranberries
Pecan pie

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:cool1::cool1:

I'll trade you. Weekend in the Keys for WDW? At least can I come over for dinner? I am dying for a turkey fix.

dvczerfs
11-20-2011, 07:37 AM
We are having our dinner today since we leave for WDW on Friday morning.

Turkey
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Sweet potato casserole
Corn casserole
Cranberries
Pecan pie

:thumbsup2:thumbsup2:cool1::cool1:

we go to the in-laws. :rolleyes: just about the same but instead of corn, its green bean cass. mil makes pumpkin pie.pumpkin roll and rice pudding. im not a big turkey fan. it is fun getting together with tammys family. gives tammy and i something to laugh about till christmas dinner.:laughing:

AirGoofy
11-20-2011, 12:57 PM
We are going to MIL for Thanksgiving, but I have to bring Sweet potato Casserole and Bacon Wrapped Beans.

I put this on main thread, but these are great.

Ingredients:
Package Bacon
1 can whole green beans
1 8 oz French Catalina Dressing
Your choice of seasoning

Drain green beans and rinse
Roll 4-5 green beans in strip of bacon and stab with toothpick to hold in place
After all in baking dish, pour dressing overtop
Season
Let sit in fridge overnight

Bake in oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Turn over wraps. Bake another 20-25 minutes.

Bacon should start to crisp on outside. Serve hot. They are terrific

afwdwfan
11-21-2011, 11:15 AM
Thanksgiving... one of my favorite days of the year! :goodvibes

I used to love waking up and watching the parade then going to my Aunt's house and eating until I couldn't move... Then I got married and now we have to wake up and rush from point A, to point B, to point C...:headache: I love her family and I love my family, but holidays suck now.:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

Our plan this year... we'll set the DVR so I can see Rob's son march in the parade, head to DW's aunt's house for lunch, head to my aunt's house for second lunch and then go home and try to sleep.

We'll be loading up the truck and heading south around midnight!

AirGoofy
11-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Thanksgiving... one of my favorite days of the year! :goodvibes

I used to love waking up and watching the parade then going to my Aunt's house and eating until I couldn't move... Then I got married and now we have to wake up and rush from point A, to point B, to point C...:headache: I love her family and I love my family, but holidays suck now.:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

That's what we used to do. When we were married, we drove to everyone's house and ate several meals. Then after we had our children, we cooked the meal and invited everyone to our house. That did not work either. So, now, we go to DW's mom on Thanksgiving and DW's dad on Christmas eve and my parents for Easter, if it does not fall during Spring Break vacation.

If we were to spend more time with relative throughout the year, I wouldn't have an issue spending holidays with them.

Captain_Oblivious
11-21-2011, 12:17 PM
Thanksgiving... one of my favorite days of the year! :goodvibes

I used to love waking up and watching the parade then going to my Aunt's house and eating until I couldn't move... Then I got married and now we have to wake up and rush from point A, to point B, to point C...:headache: I love her family and I love my family, but holidays suck now.:lmao::rotfl2::rotfl:

Sorry about all the rushing around. The one thing you want to do on Thanksgiving is sit in one place and EAT!

We always go to my parents' house in Dover. My in-laws are actually 2 minutes away from them and just come over so we're all in one house. The menu:

Turkey. Lots and lots of turkey. White and dark meat.
Mashed taters
4-cheese Mac-and-cheese (made by my daughter)
Homemade applesauce
Corn
Dinner rolls
Sweet potatoes with marshmallows
Some green stuff I skip over
Pumpkin pie
Apple pie (subs for my birthday cake) :thumbsup2

We'll all go through the buffet line and then sit down and stuff our faces in front of the football game. Then we'll make a second trip through the buffet line. Then we'll fall asleep in a tryptofan-induced coma in front of the football game. Then my kids will wake me up to play football outside.

Then, for the piece-de-resistance, my parents take the kids for an overnight while DW and I head home for 24 hours of peace! :goodvibes

I love Thanksgiving.

Goofy + 3
11-21-2011, 04:24 PM
Great idea for a thread. My family and I will be at my in-laws house with my wife's siblings and their families. Plus there are always some strays that seem to make it to the table on Turkey Day. Let's see...
Turkey
Cranberry stuff from a can
Green bean casserole
Stuffing (not as good as my mom's)
Wine
Mashed taters
Rolls
Wine
Sweet potato casserole with brown sugar, nuts, etc. (Mark- it's like dessert!)
Some broccoli concoction with cheese
Grape leaves (MIL family tradition- grape leaves stuffed with rice and lamb meat. Tasty)
More wine.
Some other stuff I'm forgetting.

Only problems are that my wife's family insists on eating dessert immediately after dinner. I need time to recover! Also, we'll be eating during the early game and that's the one I'm most interested in.

Goofy + 3
11-21-2011, 04:26 PM
Quick question.. Why does tryptophan never knock out the kids? It's always the grown ups that are out cold by 2:00.

AirGoofy
11-21-2011, 05:42 PM
Quick question.. Why does tryptophan never knock out the kids? It's always the grown ups that are out cold by 2:00.

I think it has less to do with the tryptophan, and more to do with the amount of insulin being released into the adult body from all the food we just injested. My dds are usually so excited to play with the other children that they are lucky to get 5 bites of food before they run and play.

DisneyDadC
11-21-2011, 06:24 PM
OK let start with saying I will be staying home and cooking a meal for my family.I started this many yrs ago,my wife was working so I invited the whole family Grandmother, mother-in law,aunts,etc over to surprise her when she got home.We had many people. Since then some have passed away,and many have gone elsewhere.However there is still my family my mother,step father and mother-in-law that still come over.
Now done to the good part. The food !!!

I will do 3 turkeys all about 18-20 pounders. one in the oven and deep fry 2.( yes I said 3 turkeys we love our turkey)
Mashed potatoes is a must
My favorite wild rice casserole
Stuffing stove top and homemade
Sweet potatoes
Green Bean casserole
corn
Cranberry sauce
home made apple sauce
Dinner rolls
salad
Jello salad something or other
pickle olives
5 pumpkin pies!!! we love our pumpkin pie also
Coconut custard pie
apple pie
oh did I say there will only be ten of us but I cook enough to feed 20 or so

theduck619
11-21-2011, 07:03 PM
I'll trade you. Weekend in the Keys for WDW? At least can I come over for dinner? I am dying for a turkey fix.

You are always welcome CJ :thumbsup2

We are going to MIL for Thanksgiving, but I have to bring Sweet potato Casserole and Bacon Wrapped Beans.

I put this on main thread, but these are great.

Ingredients:
Package Bacon
1 can whole green beans
1 8 oz French Catalina Dressing
Your choice of seasoning

Drain green beans and rinse
Roll 4-5 green beans in strip of bacon and stab with toothpick to hold in place
After all in baking dish, pour dressing overtop
Season
Let sit in fridge overnight

Bake in oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Turn over wraps. Bake another 20-25 minutes.

Bacon should start to crisp on outside. Serve hot. They are terrific

Do you put a pecan topping on that beauty of a sweet potato casserole?

AirGoofy
11-21-2011, 08:52 PM
You are always welcome CJ :thumbsup2



Do you put a pecan topping on that beauty of a sweet potato casserole?

Oh Yeah!

theduck619
11-21-2011, 09:28 PM
Oh Yeah!

We only make it twice a year, and I so look forward to those times :banana:

afwdwfan
11-21-2011, 09:43 PM
I found my favorite Thanksgiving treat today! Reese's Peanut Butter Arrowheads! :rotfl2::rotfl:

DisneyFed
11-21-2011, 10:04 PM
I just finished making my Turkey Rub which will be applied tomorrow.

I will be frying turkey's starting Thursday mid morning.

We're headed to my parent's in Charleston then to MIL in Myrtle Beach (yay:headache:).

Same old same old....but no one beats my fried turkey;):lmao:

theduck619
11-21-2011, 10:10 PM
I just finished making my Turkey Rub which will be applied tomorrow.

I will be frying turkey's starting Thursday mid morning.

We're headed to my parent's in Charleston then to MIL in Myrtle Beach (yay:headache:).

Same old same old....but no one beats my fried turkey;):lmao:

What are you rubbing the bird with, seasoning or spicy stuff?

DisneyFed
11-21-2011, 10:39 PM
What are you rubbing the bird with, seasoning or spicy stuff?

Well, I finally settled on a formula after a few years of tinkering with the ingredients...

It's a combination of Salt, Garlic Powder (NOT GARLIC SALT!!), Chili Powder, Black Pepper and Red Pepper.


It's not as spicy as you would think, and--in my opinion--it's pretty darn good.:thumbsup2

No secrets here, just some trial and error, if you want it, PM me.

cj9200
11-22-2011, 06:30 AM
Well, I finally settled on a formula after a few years of tinkering with the ingredients...

It's a combination of Salt, Garlic Powder (NOT GARLIC SALT!!), Chili Powder, Black Pepper and Red Pepper.


It's not as spicy as you would think, and--in my opinion--it's pretty darn good.:thumbsup2

No secrets here, just some trial and error, if you want it, PM me.

Sounds tasty Fed. You need to post proportions. Would love to try it on my beer can chicken.

DisneyDadC
11-22-2011, 09:18 AM
Well, I finally settled on a formula after a few years of tinkering with the ingredients...

It's a combination of Salt, Garlic Powder (NOT GARLIC SALT!!), Chili Powder, Black Pepper and Red Pepper.


It's not as spicy as you would think, and--in my opinion--it's pretty darn good.:thumbsup2

No secrets here, just some trial and error, if you want it, PM me.

I find rubs dont work as well as injecting,especially when frying.I do Cajun aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh a Cajun turkey is awesome even the kids like it.I have also done creole injected that one was really good also.

FreezinRafiki
11-22-2011, 09:52 AM
We don't have many stops for our holidays. My dad died in '92, and we've slowly drifted away from his side of the family. DW's parents are in FL, and both of their families are a 6 hour ride away. We usually see them over the summer instead of driving up there in the winter.
So Thanksgiving is usually at my sister's house - which is still a little over an hour away. She convinced me, her daughter and daughter's boyfriend to do the local Turkey Trot 2 Mile run that morning, so we'll be getting up there very early.
Lunch/Dinner will probably be in the afternoon, after the Packer game. It's always turkey and ... whatever my sister decides to make. She like to experiment in the kitchen, so there is not traditional food other than the turkey. It's usually pretty good, whatever she makes.

prattpak
11-22-2011, 10:42 AM
Deep fried turkey at its best. Wild Rice stuffing with sage sausage (just to get more meat into the menu), sweet potatos, PIE (lots of it) and my wifes homemade rolls.

Thankful for my health, it may not be that good but there are others on this very same forum who's spouses or selves is worse. Im thankful for a job, not the best job but it beats the alternative. Im thankful for a Heavenly Father that leads and guides me. I thnakful that I live my life worthy to have the Holy Ghost with me. But mostly Im thankful for my smokin hot wife and my 4 beautiful children who, even with all my many faults, love and adore me.
Im thankful for a country that I live in where Im able to have a nemesis and not get in trouble for it. Im thankful for Dads that, like me, enjoy the funner things in life (yes I said funner).
Thank you to all my "board" friends I have throughly enjoyed meeting some of you and look forward to meeting more in the up coming years.

scott2997
11-22-2011, 10:55 AM
Deep fried turkey at its best. Wild Rice stuffing with sage sausage (just to get more meat into the menu), sweet potatos, PIE (lots of it) and my wifes homemade rolls.

Thankful for my health, it may not be that good but there are others on this very same forum who's spouses or selves is worse. Im thankful for a job, not the best job but it beats the alternative. Im thankful for a Heavenly Father that leads and guides me. I thnakful that I live my life worthy to have the Holy Ghost with me. But mostly Im thankful for my smokin hot wife and my 4 beautiful children who, even with all my many faults, love and adore me.
Im thankful for a country that I live in where Im able to have a nemesis and not get in trouble for it. Im thankful for Dads that, like me, enjoy the funner things in life (yes I said funner).
Thank you to all my "board" friends I have throughly enjoyed meeting some of you and look forward to meeting more in the up coming years.

Well said Mark.

I couldn't help but laugh when you said you were thankful for your smokin' hot wife. It instantly reminded me of that scene in "Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".

"Dear Lord baby Jesus, we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family. My two sons, Walker, and Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And of course my red hot smokin' wife Carley, who is a stone cold fox..." :thumbsup2

afwdwfan
11-22-2011, 11:01 AM
Well said Mark.

I couldn't help but laugh when you said you were thankful for your smokin' hot wife. It instantly reminded me of that scene in "Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby".

"Dear Lord baby Jesus, we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family. My two sons, Walker, and Texas Ranger, or TR as we call him. And of course my red hot smokin' wife Carley, who is a stone cold fox..." :thumbsup2
That line was actually used by a preacher in a pre-race prayer this summer.
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2011/07/25/pastor-defends-calling-wife-smokin-hot-in-prayer-before-nascar-race/

WDW Obsessed
11-22-2011, 11:57 AM
WOW!! Everyone's menu sounds good!

As for me..... I will be working from thurs-tues, so nothing special ON T-day. Our plan is to cook up a small turkey AND a delmonico roast stuffed with garlic tomorrow! :) The side dishes will be mashed po-tay-toes, corn, carrots, stuffing, cranberry sauce. Then for drinks....only the best wine from a box followed by dessert. The desserts are usually apple pie and scotch....possibly some coffee. Finally when it's all over bed...in order to be ready for a crazy day at the hospital.

Cinderella's Fella
11-22-2011, 02:18 PM
This year we're doing things a little different.

In years pass, no matter who's house we're at, I cook the Turkey. This year we're at DD1's house And she is cooking the Turkey. :scared1: Of coarse she has borrowed my recipe and all my cooking implements to do the job with. :thumbsup2 For the first time in I don't know how long, this year I'm just a guest, and other than help DW with her dishes, I'm not cooking! :yay:

AJRitz
11-22-2011, 02:46 PM
Thanksgiving is my Mom's holiday most years (though now that my in-laws have moved closer to us, I suspect we'll be there sometimes going forward). Mom makes the turkey and a few sides, everybody brings something. My wife's usual contribution is desserts. This year's Thanksgiving is small - there are only 24 of us, since my brother and sister-in-law won't be back yet from work in Hawaii and some of the cousins who usually come are with their fiancees' families this year. We have a couple of important traditions, which I have photos of:

First, Mom roasts the turkey and my uncle carves
http://rittmasterfamily.com/gallery/d/24221-2/DSC_2046.JPG

While my uncle carves, my generation participates in what is know as "The Scavenge." In this photo, my youngest brother is explaining the rules of The Scavenge to a couple of newbies (my sister-in-law and teenage cousin)
http://rittmasterfamily.com/gallery/d/24226-2/DSC_2047.JPG
"The Scavenge" involves snagging small bits of turkey that fall off the bird during the carving process for pre-serving tastes. Key rules:
1) You can't scavenge a piece that is big enough to serve :sad2:
2) You can't grab a piece that is still connected to the bird :sad2:
3) The knife is not going to stop. Pay attention. If you lose a finger, it's your problem. Get it out of there quick, before you befoul any more turkey than necessary. :scared1:

We also have a tradition of taking a family photo on the front steps of my parents' house each Thanksgiving. (There are almost always non-family-member guests who are happy to take the picture, but for this one, I used my new remote control to take the pic). Here's last year's pic:
http://rittmasterfamily.com/gallery/d/30291-2/DSC_7209.JPG

theduck619
11-22-2011, 07:59 PM
Deep fried turkey at its best. Wild Rice stuffing with sage sausage (just to get more meat into the menu), sweet potatos, PIE (lots of it) and my wifes homemade rolls.

Thankful for my health, it may not be that good but there are others on this very same forum who's spouses or selves is worse. Im thankful for a job, not the best job but it beats the alternative. Im thankful for a Heavenly Father that leads and guides me. I thnakful that I live my life worthy to have the Holy Ghost with me. But mostly Im thankful for my smokin hot wife and my 4 beautiful children who, even with all my many faults, love and adore me.
Im thankful for a country that I live in where Im able to have a nemesis and not get in trouble for it. Im thankful for Dads that, like me, enjoy the funner things in life (yes I said funner).
Thank you to all my "board" friends I have throughly enjoyed meeting some of you and look forward to meeting more in the up coming years.

Well said my friend, well said :thumbsup2

Thanksgiving is my Mom's holiday most years (though now that my in-laws have moved closer to us, I suspect we'll be there sometimes going forward). Mom makes the turkey and a few sides, everybody brings something. My wife's usual contribution is desserts. This year's Thanksgiving is small - there are only 24 of us, since my brother and sister-in-law won't be back yet from work in Hawaii and some of the cousins who usually come are with their fiancees' families this year. We have a couple of important traditions, which I have photos of:

First, Mom roasts the turkey and my uncle carves
http://rittmasterfamily.com/gallery/d/24221-2/DSC_2046.JPG

While my uncle carves, my generation participates in what is know as "The Scavenge." In this photo, my youngest brother is explaining the rules of The Scavenge to a couple of newbies (my sister-in-law and teenage cousin)
http://rittmasterfamily.com/gallery/d/24226-2/DSC_2047.JPG
"The Scavenge" involves snagging small bits of turkey that fall off the bird during the carving process for pre-serving tastes. Key rules:
1) You can't scavenge a piece that is big enough to serve :sad2:
2) You can't grab a piece that is still connected to the bird :sad2:
3) The knife is not going to stop. Pay attention. If you lose a finger, it's your problem. Get it out of there quick, before you befoul any more turkey than necessary. :scared1:

We also have a tradition of taking a family photo on the front steps of my parents' house each Thanksgiving. (There are almost always non-family-member guests who are happy to take the picture, but for this one, I used my new remote control to take the pic). Here's last year's pic:
http://rittmasterfamily.com/gallery/d/30291-2/DSC_7209.JPG

A holiday with sharp objects and the possibility of someone being maimed, you sure you are not Sicilian :lmao:

cj9200
11-23-2011, 08:33 AM
Just did a trial run of the rolls. Pretty good. Need to be kept in the oven a couple of minutes more.

jason4024
11-23-2011, 09:15 AM
OK let start with saying I will be staying home and cooking a meal for my family.I started this many yrs ago,my wife was working so I invited the whole family Grandmother, mother-in law,aunts,etc over to surprise her when she got home.We had many people. Since then some have passed away,and many have gone elsewhere.However there is still my family my mother,step father and mother-in-law that still come over.
Now done to the good part. The food !!!

I will do 3 turkeys all about 18-20 pounders. one in the oven and deep fry 2.( yes I said 3 turkeys we love our turkey)
Mashed potatoes is a must
My favorite wild rice casserole
Stuffing stove top and homemade
Sweet potatoes
Green Bean casserole
corn
Cranberry sauce
home made apple sauce
Dinner rolls
salad
Jello salad something or other
pickle olives
5 pumpkin pies!!! we love our pumpkin pie also
Coconut custard pie
apple pie
oh did I say there will only be ten of us but I cook enough to feed 20 or so

You want some extended family to join you this year? We can be there in under an hour!

Now to our dinner. My aunt usually throws a huge dinner but we usually pass, because I always volunteer to work on Thanksgiving(it helps when wanting off on Christmas Day). So we head to the in-laws after I get home.

Meal includes:
Ham (FIL DESPISES TURKEY)
Mashed Potatoes
Corn
Green Beans
Gravy
and the usual deserts

It is only the four of us and my in-laws, so they dont really go all out.

Then on Thanksgiving night, we spent time with my family.

All the leftovers from my aunts house (including great grandmothers AWESOME stuffing)

Followed up by some football watching and some poker being played by the men.

I dont really know what the women do, except for the rounds of shots the bring us occasionally because we are always down in the cellar.

HAPPY TURKEY DAY TO ALL!

prattpak
11-23-2011, 12:37 PM
You want some extended family to join you this year? We can be there in under an hour!

Now to our dinner. My aunt usually throws a huge dinner but we usually pass, because I always volunteer to work on Thanksgiving(it helps when wanting off on Christmas Day). So we head to the in-laws after I get home.

Meal includes:
Ham (FIL DESPISES TURKEY)
Mashed Potatoes
Corn
Green Beans
Gravy
and the usual deserts

It is only the four of us and my in-laws, so they dont really go all out.

Then on Thanksgiving night, we spent time with my family.

All the leftovers from my aunts house (including great grandmothers AWESOME stuffing)

Followed up by some football watching and some poker being played by the men.

I dont really know what the women do, except for the rounds of shots the bring us occasionally because we are always down in the cellar.

HAPPY TURKEY DAY TO ALL!

We went crazy one year and did BBQ Ribs instead of turkey.

jason4024
11-23-2011, 01:09 PM
A thanksgiving treat from some friends of mine at Skirmish USA located in Jim Thorpe, PA

http://www.youtube.com/user/SkirmishUSA#p/a/u/0/YzT_6QOpyQ8

Enjoy!

BigTex71
11-23-2011, 01:27 PM
We will be making the 2.5 hour drive to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. I will be smoking a turkey just before we leave that will be FTC (foil, towel, cooler) for the trip - to keep it above 140 F. It will be my family, my in-laws, and DW's grandmother (Nana).

Here is all we will be having:

- Smoked Turkey
- Cornbread Dressing (I prefer bread stuffing/dressing, but then I would have to make it.)
- Broccoli Rice Casserole
- Mashed 'Taters
- Hot Hominy (spiced up with jalapenos and cheese)
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- Sweet Potato Casserole (with candied pecans and marshmallows on top)
- Green Bean Casserole
- Nana's Homemade Yeast Rolls (to die for!)
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pecan Pie
- Nana's Homemade Coconut Cake

It is a ridiculous amount of food for the 7 of us, but we usually get 3 meals out of it. :laughing:

I brined the turkey last night and now it is air-drying in the fridge until I start smoking it. I use a combination of Hickory and Applewood for the smoke - about 4 hours worth. Then I finish it off in a 350 degree oven. As soon as it is done, I give it a good foil wrap and wrap in towels. Then it goes into the cooler and we start driving to the in-laws' place. they do Thanksgiving lunch around noonish, so that means I will be starting the smoker around 2am, and then put the bird in around 3am. We should be ready to drive out around 8am. Lots of pre-planning to time it right, but it is so worth it! :thumbsup2

jason4024
11-23-2011, 01:33 PM
We will be making the 2.5 hour drive to my in-laws for Thanksgiving. I will be smoking a turkey just before we leave that will be FTC (foil, towel, cooler) for the trip - to keep it above 140 F. It will be my family, my in-laws, and DW's grandmother (Nana).

Here is all we will be having:

- Smoked Turkey
- Cornbread Dressing (I prefer bread stuffing/dressing, but then I would have to make it.)
- Broccoli Rice Casserole
- Mashed 'Taters
- Hot Hominy (spiced up with jalapenos and cheese)
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- Sweet Potato Casserole (with candied pecans and marshmallows on top)
- Green Bean Casserole
- Nana's Homemade Yeast Rolls (to die for!)
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pecan Pie
- Nana's Homemade Coconut Cake

It is a ridiculous amount of food for the 7 of us, but we usually get 3 meals out of it. :laughing:

I brined the turkey last night and now it is air-drying in the fridge until I start smoking it. I use a combination of Hickory and Applewood for the smoke - about 4 hours worth. Then I finish it off in a 350 degree oven. As soon as it is done, I give it a good foil wrap and wrap in towels. Then it goes into the cooler and we start driving to the in-laws' place. they do Thanksgiving lunch around noonish, so that means I will be starting the smoker around 2am, and then put the bird in around 3am. We should be ready to drive out around 8am. Lots of pre-planning to time it right, but it is so worth it! :thumbsup2

Wanna bet some leftovers on our fantasy game? HAHA Sounds tasty! :worship:

alanapapa
11-24-2011, 01:00 AM
Hi guys,
We (DW Caro, both DD's, and myself) will be having:
Turkey Breast with stuffing
Scalloped Corn
Mashed Potatoes with gravy
Rolls
Pecan Pie

Younger DD is celiac so everything is gluten free. We did the whole shindig last year and ended up throwing out a lot of leftovers since there is just the four of us. We are using a different GF stuffing this year, but I add linguica to it for flavor so I hope it turn out okay. I posted a picture of the pie on FB earlier today.

No Black Friday shopping for us, the girls' scout troop marches in the Seattle Macy Parade on Friday morning. I will post a youtube video sometime Friday afternoon.

theduck619
11-24-2011, 04:46 AM
Hi guys,
We (DW Caro, both DD's, and myself) will be having:
Turkey Breast with stuffing
Scalloped Corn
Mashed Potatoes with gravy
Rolls
Pecan Pie

Younger DD is celiac so everything is gluten free. We did the whole shindig last year and ended up throwing out a lot of leftovers since there is just the four of us. We are using a different GF stuffing this year, but I add linguica to it for flavor so I hope it turn out okay. I posted a picture of the pie on FB earlier today.

No Black Friday shopping for us, the girls' scout troop marches in the Seattle Macy Parade on Friday morning. I will post a youtube video sometime Friday afternoon.

Can't wait o see it :thumbsup2

cj9200
11-24-2011, 05:50 AM
Cranberries are done and the risotto is on the stove. The turkey is brined and needs to be rinsed, seasoned and stuffed. Desert is pecan pie which was hand made by my cousin Publix. My friend flies in at 2:30 so we will eat about 6:00. My mouth is already drooling.

DisneyDadC
11-24-2011, 09:09 AM
Cajun Turkey is in the oven !!!!!

jason4024
11-24-2011, 10:13 AM
Cajun Turkey is in the oven !!!!!

What time should we be there?

baseballmickey
11-24-2011, 10:26 AM
about to leave work now to head back to CT and the in-laws. I know there will be turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole,

I honestly just want pigs in a blanket. :rotfl2:

by the way...

Happy Turkey Day, Gang!!

http://family.go.com/images/cms/entertainment/Thanksgiving-Mickey-Disney-photo-260-cp-IMG_5465.jpg

Cinderella's Fella
11-24-2011, 10:32 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Day!

I guess 13 is a unlucky number.

AirGoofy
11-24-2011, 11:42 AM
We are going to MIL for Thanksgiving, but I have to bring Sweet potato Casserole and Bacon Wrapped Beans.

I put this on main thread, but these are great.

Ingredients:
Package Bacon
1 can whole green beans
1 8 oz French Catalina Dressing
Your choice of seasoning

Drain green beans and rinse
Roll 4-5 green beans in strip of bacon and stab with toothpick to hold in place
After all in baking dish, pour dressing overtop
Season
Let sit in fridge overnight

Bake in oven at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Turn over wraps. Bake another 20-25 minutes.

Bacon should start to crisp on outside. Serve hot. They are terrific

Some Pictures.

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad314/AirGoofy/Bacon/bacon1.jpg

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad314/AirGoofy/Bacon/bacon2.jpg

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad314/AirGoofy/Bacon/bacon3.jpg

http://i947.photobucket.com/albums/ad314/AirGoofy/Bacon/bacon4.jpg

I'll try to add a post-cooked picture, but that will not last long.

DisneyDadC
11-24-2011, 12:04 PM
What time should we be there?

eating at 3