Let's talk turkey!

  1. Thanksgiving is just 2 weeks away! What are your plans and what will you be eating and/or serving that day? Don't forget dessert... pie talk is not only permitted here, but encouraged!
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  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    spent 3 hours watching food network thanksgiving specials.

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/et_h...d_9845,00.html

    decided on my menu:

    tyler's
    crunchy roasted rosemary potatoes
    whipped sweet potatoes and bananas with honey

    rachael's:
    orange scented green beans

    elton's:
    alton brown's good eats roast turkey

    paula's:
    pumpkin pie vs
    pumpkin gingerbread trifle

    sage, sausage and apple dressing


    talk with my dad re above...he's decided too much trouble to have me cook at parents home and decided taking kids and grandkids out to dinner.....will have to cook food on we.
  4. by   nursemary9
    HI and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

    Well, I guess DH & I will be cooking for only 3 this year--ourselves and my Mom!!
    We have not yet decided on a Menu--but I do know there will be a small turkey with Giblet dressing; Giblet Gravy, mashed potatos, peas, sweet potatos, cranberry sauce---these will all probably be there, unless I get my way------------------I watched Emeril the other day where he did a Turkey breast stuffed with wild mushroom dressing & it was rolled & roasted; he served this great looking corn and wild rice pudding with it as well as a whiskey-apple dish!! It sounded so good; so far DH is not sold on t he idea!!! He likes only traditional things!!!

    There will definitely be Pumpkin Pie---this will probably be bought, since I'm not a good baker!!!

    I also just printed the recipie for those whipped sweet potatos with bananas & that sounds pretty good!!

    So far that's about it.

    My Mom will stay with us from Thursday thru Monday AM!!

    Have a great HOLIDAY

    Mary Ann
  5. by   suzy253
    Yum. Turkey with cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, biscuits, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, string beans, creamed onions, pumpkin and apple pies. Pretty traditional I guess.
  6. by   RGN1
    Ah Thanksgiving - all I see is a good pay day for UK/foreign nurses!! Hope to trade it off with Xmas when I come to the USA!!

    However, I truly do wish all you US nurses a wonderful Thanksgiving on 27th (? I think that's right) November.
  7. by   DDRN4me
    not sure yet .. i may go from Nashville to Syracuse and spend Thanksgiving with Nana... dh will be in korea, dd#1 not sure , dd# 2 at her fiance's family....just trying to figure out the details!
  8. by   txspadequeenRN
    okie dokie....

    i am going to lawton ok to eat with my in-laws..my mother in law makes the best dressing i have ever put in my mouth and she is making me a bathtub full of it...but before i leave i am making my mothers thanksgiving dinner since she cant physically cook anymore and here is what is on the menu..of course all made from scratch....


    deep fried turkey

    green bean cassarole
    butternut squash soup
    sweet potatoes
    cornbread dressing
    fresh homemade bread
    pecan pie
    cheesecake
    buttermilk pie
  9. by   DutchgirlRN
    Yeah I don't have to cook this year. We've been invited to have Thanksgiving with my daughters in-laws. I hear it's quite a feast! I asked if I could bring anything. No we have it all covered. My daughter says they never have sweet potatoes so I'm bringing a sweet potato casserole. Things have been quiet with my SIL lately. Last week, one day, I went over to watch the baby and he was still at home for just a few minutes. I walked in with my own 2 liter bottle of Coke, he saw it. Didn't say anything
  10. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from nursemary9
    HI and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

    Well, I guess DH & I will be cooking for only 3 this year--ourselves and my Mom!!
    We have not yet decided on a Menu--but I do know there will be a small turkey with Giblet dressing; Giblet Gravy, mashed potatos, peas, sweet potatos, cranberry sauce---these will all probably be there, unless I get my way------------------I watched Emeril the other day where he did a Turkey breast stuffed with wild mushroom dressing & it was rolled & roasted; he served this great looking corn and wild rice pudding with it as well as a whiskey-apple dish!! It sounded so good; so far DH is not sold on t he idea!!! He likes only traditional things!!!

    There will definitely be Pumpkin Pie---this will probably be bought, since I'm not a good baker!!!

    I also just printed the recipie for those whipped sweet potatos with bananas & that sounds pretty good!!

    So far that's about it.

    My Mom will stay with us from Thursday thru Monday AM!!

    Have a great HOLIDAY

    Mary Ann
    I hear ya about dh wanting to stay traditional... a couple of years ago, I made a turkey breast. Ds didn't mention being disappointed that day, but the next year, he said to me, ''are you going to make a whole turkey this year, or are you going to ruin Thanksgiving again?''
  11. by   donsterRN
    I was just reminded yesterday that Thanksgiving was two weeks away, and realized that I hadn't even started preparations! Luckily, we're not gathering here at my house. I'm the oldest of six, and we're all either married or partnered, and four of us have children. We're looking at a total of 18 people (I think!), and we're all bringing an assigned dish to my bro's house since he's centrally located. We're bringing one of the turkeys (Fred makes an awesome cornbread and sausage dressing) and three pies (pumpkin, pecan and apple). I have no idea what anyone else is bringing (I know there's a total of three turkeys), but it's always so good. And three turkeys should provide plenty of leftovers.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    My inlaws will be joining us for THanksgiving from Wisconsin this year and so I will actually have some more people to cook for woohoooo

    They will therefore get to choose from:

    Glazed Baked bone-in ham Or:

    Roasted turkey/stuffed of course, with giblet gravy


    Also will serve:
    Extra stuffing for my kids outside the bird---I make my own sage/sausage stuffing
    homebaked bread (usually clover rolls or baked wheat bread)
    home made cranberry sauce (whole berry)
    bean casserole
    sweet corn
    baked yams

    White wine and spicy apple punch for those who do not drink wine


    For Dessert:
    two kinds of pie: Home made pumpkin ( yes I do strain and keep the insides and cook this for pie) and also cinnamon/apple-cranberry pie (my dh fave)

    whipped cream (yea the real stuff, not coolwhip---my dh prefers this)

    and a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG nap, which is why we eat at about 1-2 pm.

    I bake the breads and pies the day before Thanksgiving, as well as make and chill the cranberry sauce for 24 hours. I also assemble the bean casserole the day before, too. Since I have traditionally worked nightshift, I had it down to where ALL I did the "day of" was the stuffing and turkey. The rest was heated up in time to serve. Gravy is made w/pan drippings and is also very easy.

    Now I aint' Martha Stewart; I only go to all this trouble this time of year. Otherwise, I like boxed cake mixes and stove top stuffing JUST FINE. I am a lazy cook by nature.
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Nov 10, '06
  13. by   VeryPlainJane
    I don't understand the fried turkey...does it taste better? Does it taste like fried chicken? We will be having mostly a Greek meal.. roasted lamb and turkey...the more non Greeks that marry into our family the more American our meals become... But I have to say I like the traditional thanksgiving better...b/c we have Greek food all the time! Sweet potato pie YUMMY!
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    fried turkey is the BOMB. But I want roasted on the holiday itself. My dh can fry a MEAN turkey, however and it's reallly good.

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