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    What Are Ya Cooking up for Turkey Day? Oh, and Recipes...

    I think we had one of these type threads last year, but I'm lazy and there are more (new/exciting) members this year. So, I'll start. I'm having dinner at a very good friend's house at which there will be over 30 people. Everyone brings a dish and I've been asked to bring something green, but not green beans. Thus, I was thinking a sautéed broccoli dish. Any recipes for that?

    What are the rest of you cooking up? I know Mo Phat is going to make my Whiskey-Sour Sweet Potatoes.

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    I will be deep frying my birds. They are so juicy that way. Yumm, fried turkey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludeboy_77 View Post
    I will be deep frying my birds. They are so juicy that way. Yumm, fried turkey.
    +1 only I'm not deep frying anything. Frickin Weight Watchers!

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    This year I feel like some dry (relatively speaking) western style turkey, not the wet Spanish style. I don't have any idea where we're heading out to this year. I guess I'll find out when I come home from work on turkey day.
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    Mary, are you sure when the hostess said "bring something green" she didn't mean cash? Show up with a wad.

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    I'm in charge of my family's T-dinner for 15-17 people. I've already ordered two fresh birds from Bristol Farms. A third (thawed) bird will be sacrificed to make my stock, which will take all day Wednesday.

    One of the fresh birds will be brined in a beer brine, then will be baked with a lemon zest/parsley spread in between the skin and meat. The other will go into a traditional salt/stock brine, and will be baked in the other oven with the traditional apple/chestnut stuffing. (I'm glad mom has multiple ovens!)

    I will have two other stuffing choices: one with apples, spiced bread and walnut; the other with cornbread, chestnuts and a touch of persimmon. My gravy will be handcooked with the excellent stock (it's the stock that make it!). Of course, green beans almondine and baked yams. Mmmmm.

    Mom is in charge of the appetizers and the guests will be bringing dessert and other sides. Hopefully, I won't have to do cleanup as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    ..Everyone brings a dish and I've been asked to bring something green, but not green beans.
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    What are the rest of you cooking up? I know Mo Phat is going to make my Whiskey-Sour Sweet Potatoes.

    You should make collard greens, the good buttery southern way. Or Green Smoothies.

    Now then, explain this Whiskey Sour Sweet Potato thing. Sounds tasty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    I'm in charge of my family's T-dinner for 15-17 people. I've already ordered two fresh birds from Bristol Farms. A third (thawed) bird will be sacrificed to make my stock, which will take all day Wednesday.

    One of the fresh birds will be brined in a beer brine, then will be baked with a lemon zest/parsley spread in between the skin and meat. The other will go into a traditional salt/stock brine, and will be baked in the other oven with the traditional apple/chestnut stuffing. (I'm glad mom has multiple ovens!)

    I will have two other stuffing choices: one with apples, spiced bread and walnut; the other with cornbread, chestnuts and a touch of persimmon. My gravy will be handcooked with the excellent stock (it's the stock that make it!). Of course, green beans almondine and baked yams. Mmmmm.

    Mom is in charge of the appetizers and the guests will be bringing dessert and other sides. Hopefully, I won't have to do cleanup as well.

    What time should I arrive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    You should make collard greens, the good buttery southern way. Or Green Smoothies.

    Now then, explain this Whiskey Sour Sweet Potato thing. Sounds tasty.
    Ooh..didn't think of the collard greens. Unfortunately, I already said broccoli to my friend. I guess I could make green smoothies with broccoli

    Oh, and here is the WSSP recipe - So Cal needs a long thread "What's Up?" type thread!

    Warning, you eat just a little and you may keep going back for more. It's wicked delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Ooh..didn't think of the collard greens. Unfortunately, I already said broccoli to my friend. I guess I could make green smoothies with broccoli

    Oh, and here is the WSSP recipe - So Cal needs a long thread "What's Up?" type thread!

    Warning, you eat just a little and you may keep going back for more. It's wicked delicious.
    OMG, you had me at 1 pound s. potatoes, 1 stick butter

    I'll be trying this soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronjon10 View Post
    OMG, you had me at 1 pound s. potatoes, 1 stick butter

    I'll be trying this soon.
    I can't have any as even a whiff of it would be like 22 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    What time should I arrive?
    Depends. How good are you at deboning?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    Depends. How good are you at deboning?
    I'm so good, I never need to use a hand.

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    We're trying something new this year.

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    I might cook a pumpkin pie, if oven is fixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteCarbonDude View Post

    We're trying something new this year.
    Are you vegetarian? If not, might I suggest you don't do it. I used to be vegetarian and tried Tofurky (granted, a few years back) and it was awful. I mean, dreadful awful.

    Hell, you can drown it with the Whiskey-Sour Sweet Potatoes and it would still taste like crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    Are you vegetarian? If not, might I suggest you don't do it. I used to be vegetarian and tried Tofurky (granted, a few years back) and it was awful. I mean, dreadful awful.

    Hell, you can drown it with the Whiskey-Sour Sweet Potatoes and it would still taste like crap.
    +1. My daughter likes tofurky, I can't even be in the same room with the stuff. It even smells unholy. No offense to the non meat eaters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    I'm in charge of my family's T-dinner for 15-17 people. I've already ordered two fresh birds from Bristol Farms. A third (thawed) bird will be sacrificed to make my stock, which will take all day Wednesday.

    One of the fresh birds will be brined in a beer brine, then will be baked with a lemon zest/parsley spread in between the skin and meat. The other will go into a traditional salt/stock brine, and will be baked in the other oven with the traditional apple/chestnut stuffing. (I'm glad mom has multiple ovens!)

    I will have two other stuffing choices: one with apples, spiced bread and walnut; the other with cornbread, chestnuts and a touch of persimmon. My gravy will be handcooked with the excellent stock (it's the stock that make it!). Of course, green beans almondine and baked yams. Mmmmm.

    Mom is in charge of the appetizers and the guests will be bringing dessert and other sides. Hopefully, I won't have to do cleanup as well.

    Seriously, who do I have to bribe to get on that guest list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziptie View Post
    +1. My daughter likes tofurky, I can't even be in the same room with the stuff. It even smells unholy. No offense to the non meat eaters.
    My little sister is vegetarian, and I often plan and cook the thanksgiving dinner (once a completely veggie one). It's always really good and you won't find a tofurky anywhere near my kitchen.

    I do like tofu pumpkin pie and tofu chocolate cream pie though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck View Post
    My little sister is vegetarian, and I often plan and cook the thanksgiving dinner (once a completely veggie one). It's always really good and you won't find a tofurky anywhere near my kitchen.

    I do like tofu pumpkin pie and tofu chocolate cream pie though.
    Yeah, we have a pretty big vegetarian contingent in our family. I do like tofu, and plenty of other meat alternatives, but there's just something about tofurky...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck View Post
    I do like tofu pumpkin pie and tofu chocolate cream pie though.
    Oh, I have no issues with tofu...its the toFURKEY that is the freak food. It's toFARTY...

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    I like tofu, too (though my mom fears it, and refuses to even try the pie, so I have to make regular ones, too), but in general I don't see the point to trying to fake meat with it when there are so many things you can make that are naturally vegetarian. The exception is at restaurants like Happy Family, where they have a long cultural history of fake meat and do a good job of making it taste good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merider1 View Post
    It's toFARTY...
    Oh, is that why our house smells like dead cats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingduck View Post
    The exception is at restaurants like Happy Family, where they have a long cultural history of fake meat and do a good job of making it taste good.
    My sister-in-law loves that place. Is it really that good? They're always trying to get me to go.

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    It's pretty good but because it's Buddhist (or at least the flavor of buddhist that they are) it's relatively bland for my taste. I prefer the spicy places that use real animal parts.
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