Thanksgiving and the day after 2011, Traditional food?


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Will today's holiday food be traditional or nontraditional. For Thanksgiving or your holidays in general? Please share.

Yes holidays always include traditional food
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Usually yes
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Sometimes
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Not really
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Nope
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Thanksgiving and the day after 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Chip » Nov 24th, '11, 02:42

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Today's poll and discussion topic. Will today's holiday food be traditional or nontraditional. For Thanksgiving or your holidays in general? Please share.

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Re: Thanksgiving 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Chip » Nov 24th, '11, 02:51

I included for "holidays in general" for our non American friends!
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Re: Thanksgiving 2011, Traditional food?

Postby AdamMY » Nov 24th, '11, 11:46

The turkey is being prepped for the oven as I write this. The Cranberry relish, pumpkin pie, and stuffing was made yesterday. So yes a very traditional Thanksgiving feast for our family.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Geekgirl » Nov 24th, '11, 13:29

Traditional food, non-traditional prep. This year I'm cooking for two non-insulin dependent diabetics, so we've had to get creative to keep the sugar and carb levels down. :lol: NOT an easy job with a traditional Turkey Dinner.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Herb_Master » Nov 24th, '11, 19:35

Other

I go for something really special, or out of the ordinary.

No Turkey for me this Christmas,

I have just ordered a mixed case of Pigeon, Partridge, Pheasant, Hare, Rabbit, Duck, Mutton and Venison from

The Blackface Meat Company

http://www.blackface.co.uk/index.asp
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Re: Thanksgiving 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Abracadaver! » Nov 25th, '11, 02:33

We do a "traditional" style ThanksgivIng in our house, albeit one that has been completety "veganized." Loads of tasty food, but no animal bits. Aside from the strange vaguely potato-shaped form that is the Tofurky, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Firemoss » Nov 25th, '11, 18:26

Abracadaver! wrote:We do a "traditional" style ThanksgivIng in our house, albeit one that has been completety "veganized." Loads of tasty food, but no animal bits. Aside from the strange vaguely potato-shaped form that is the Tofurky, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference.


We do the same vegan Thanksgiving over here, Abracadaver! :D Tofurky, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sides, sides, and more sides and pumpkin pie and whipped/ice cream.

(Btw, do you know whatever happened to those totally yummy cranberry stuffed dumplings that used to come with the Tofurky Holiday Feast?! Ok, I shouldn't complain, the Amy's chocolate cake it comes with now is moist and scrumptious! But still... I miss those odd balls. :mrgreen: )
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Re: Thanksgiving and the day after 2011, Traditional food?

Postby nrstooge » Nov 26th, '11, 11:32

Went to my sister's house yesterday. It was only 3 of us.. so we had vegetable soup for dinner. We spent most of the day baking and decorating her house for Christmas (yes, already). She is spending today with her hubby's family and they are having a full traditional turkey dinner.
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Re: Thanksgiving and the day after 2011, Traditional food?

Postby debunix » Nov 27th, '11, 15:40

Some traditional food this year, and the always welcome scent of turkey stock, the best part of thanksgiving and promise of future soups for the year. I've been drinking a lot of tea while mostly at home, photoshopping the thousands of images I took on a recent trip. I had only brought along a couple of green oolongs, very nice teas for cold or hot brewing, but I've been enjoying puerh, dan cong, sencha, green teas, and only a bit of green oolong since I returned.

I am thankful for many things, including online tea-friends and the conversation, ideas and information shared here. This morning, I enjoyed some Honyama sencha from Yuuki-cha, and am about to find out how my Honey Orchid Fragrance Dan Cong survived the night after a short initial session. Much more photoshopping to come.....why, oh why, did I take all those pictures??!
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Re: Thanksgiving and the day after 2011, Traditional food?

Postby Chip » Dec 1st, '11, 23:28

A little late to this party ... :oops:

Generally, loosely traditional for Thanksgiving and most other holidays. The foods are more Traditional on Thanksgiving while we seem to purposely be nontraditional food wise on many other holidays which has been pretty fun actually.

The meals are generally a group effort ... or whole family effort which reduces the load on any one family member.

... great teas through the holidays!
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Re: Thanksgiving and the day after 2011, Traditional food?

Postby tropicanahana » Dec 2nd, '11, 04:03

Aww it's really nice reading about all your thanksgiving dinner traditions!

Like Abracadaver and Firemoss, I had a Tofurky at my table this year. I first tried this 3 years ago, and I remember being so dissapointed they couldn't engineer it to look like a turkey haha. I am usually the only one that eats it but surprise~ we had a vegetarian guest! I was so excited about that. I also made Muttar Paneer ( a peas and indian cheese dish), as every year my contribution is always spinach and something exotic, so I put mostly traditional :)
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