15 thoughts on “Thankful

  1. made our bird last night. 4lb fresh turkey. 1/2 in the freezer for another few days. gravee good. cranberry fluff made-recipe at pansypoo’s, just gotta do the potatoes and carrots.
    but the old handy dandy temp/time meat card was wrong. took about 1/2 hour longer to cook.

  2. 30-lb turkey, two types of stuffing,cranberry catsup,mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potato streusel, creamed onions, fruit salad, pumpkin pie and cream cheese pie.
    Most of the food is set to go. Turkey goes into the oven in 2 hours for a 6 pm dinner.

  3. Mom made the majority of goodies (turkey, etc…). I made some yoki, ‘churrascaria’-style (Brazilian) cheese rolls (little poufs of dough and a cheese influence…so yummy!). And, I made my first (evah!) pie. It was the “Apple Galette” recipe from Gourmet mag, so more of a ‘freeform’ than actual pie. But I loved it! I can’t wait to make another.
    I ate just enough.
    Blessings and Peace to all! Thanks to the First Draft Krewe for being here!!!

  4. Green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy, pecan pie, deviled eggs, dressing and I roasted a duck and a chicken. The chicken was a last minute addition because no one, including me, had confidence in my ability to prepare a duck. Both turned out great, so we have even more to be thankful for.
    Stuffed now — may never eat again.

  5. Mirliton and shrimp casserole – onions, Italian bread crumbs, parmesan cheese. mmmmmm… that was my contribution. the rest? Fried turkey, ham, pork roast, sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, spinach madeleine, spinach/pecan/currant salad, artichoke/mushroom something, and 15 desserts, including Lace Cookies…yummmmmmmm

  6. aside from the usual turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and such, mrs. skippy made her famous cranberry/orange relish, which is like eating dessert while you’re eating your main course!
    happy thanksgiving to everyone at first draft!

  7. Smoked garlicky tequila lime-marinated turkey, greenbean casserole, various roasted ‘taters and carrots, stuffing, smoked brisket with barbecue sauce, cranberries and peaches, pecan pie, apple tart, chocolate chip cookies, and million dollar pound cake.
    I’m still recovering…Happy Toikey!

  8. Went low key this year. I had my folks over for a pot-pie from the local turkey farm, sweet potatoes (no marshmallow! (why would you do that!?!?)), corn, squash, and pecan pie.
    And though the menu was stripped down, it was also not even a little stressful, and as such, was the best turkey day in years.

  9. Ah, green bean casserole.
    The boys cooked this year, so we had turkey steaks, mashed potatoes, black-eyed peas, corn, and pie.
    Green bean casserole:
    Thinly slice a big sweet onion (not rings). Reserve 1/3 or so of this. Fry remainder in tablespoon of butter to caramelize.
    Beat 1 egg with 1/3 cup milk, 1/2 cup flour, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1 tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp each garlic powder & cayenne.
    Dip fried onions in this, spread on baking sheet and crisp in 400 degree F oven for 15-20 minutes.
    Make 1 cup white sauce (melt 1/2 stick butter, stir in 1/2 cup flour, season with salt and white pepper, add 1 1/4 cups milk, simmer until thickened).
    Thinly slice 1 cup button mushrooms and 1/2 seeded red bell pepper. Stir into sauce with previously-reserved onions.
    Clean and drain 2 cups green beans (1 15.5 oz can is ok). Stir into sauce. Spread in casserole dish, along with 1/2 the toasted onions.
    Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes. Top with remaining toasted onions and heat through under broiler.
    Makes 4 regular or 2 generous servings.

  10. Green bean casserole, mooncat style
    In ovenproof dish, mix:
    2 cans Bush’s Shellies and Snappies beans, one drained
    1 can condensed cream of potato soup
    About half a can of French fried onion rings
    Bake at 350 F for about 30 min.
    Sprinkle the rest of the onions on top and cook another 10 minutes or so.
    This is way better than the one with cream of mushroom soup, IMHO.

  11. OK better late than never
    Turkey with spicy cornbread stuffing
    Smoked Duck
    Oyster pecan dressing
    Cajun Rice dressing (oh My God)
    Sweet potato/pecan casserole
    Squash casserole
    mashed potatoes
    3 kinds of cranberry dishes (Karen’s cranberry chutney is the best)
    Karen’s amazing brussel sprout casserole (just trust me)
    Pecan pie
    Pumpkin Cheesecake with Egg Nog ice cream
    Carrot Halwah

  12. Late response…my intarwebz readings was down over the time off.
    20 lb turkey, stuffed with onion, celery, rosemary and marjoram. Butter mixed with rosemary, marjoram and garlic stuffed under the skin.
    Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
    Roasted Sweet Potato and Banana Crumb
    Giblet gravy
    Orange Cranberry jelly
    Cornbread stuffing w/ sausage, mushroom and water chestnuts
    Orgasmic Brownies
    Pumpkin Pie (with a thin layer of semisweet chocolate at the bottom. keeps the crust from getting soggy if you pre-cook the pies)

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