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Old 11-16-2018, 10:26 AM   #1
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Turkey Poll!

So, turkey or no turkey?

We're doing duck this year. We do the traditional sides, but mix up the meat every year. Goose, venison, pulled pork, bulgogi, pizza, etc.

How about you and yours?
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:35 AM   #2
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Traditional Turkey and dressing for us on Thursday. But Turkey sandwiches on Friday/Saturday are the best.
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Fried turkey and two smoked turkey breasts
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Turkey and Ham. Low carb last 6 months so no dressing for me!
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:42 AM   #5
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Turkey and all the trimmings. Kids will be with us this year.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #6
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I voted “dine out, turkey,” since we’ve again been invited to join a few sets of our neighbors who gather across the street each year. This will be our 5th Thanksgiving in our new neighborhood, and they’ve invited us every year except the first.

This will be our 3rd year with them, and each year they’ve roasted one turkey and deep-fried another.
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"Roast Turkey With Garlic and Anchovies" from NY Times.
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Turkey at siblings house. Thanksgiving is a big extended family gathering tradition - more than Christmas now, since the next generation has gotten older.
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Fried turkey and two smoked turkey breasts
We've enjoyed both as well. We enjoy turkey on new years day. The plan this year is to smoke one overnight.

And Car-Guy is spot on. Leftover turkey makes the Best Sandwich Ever.
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Turkey will be served at my nephew's hunting camp along with other offerings. His base camp is an almost 100 year old house in the woods. Neat place.
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Full turkey dinner, plus ham and homemade raviolis.
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We celebrate Thanksgiving at a friends place in Mismaloya. Everyone brings a dish and wine and includes ham.

In October, we celebrated Cdn Thanksgiving at another friends place in Vancouver. We take leftovers for sandwiches.
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I cooked a lot of Thanksgiving dinners during my younger years, but by now at 70 there is NO WAY I am going to cook a turkey just for the two of us. We both think that would be silly. Besides, I don't want to do it, not gonna happen, case closed.

His family usually has an informal get-together and we might drop by to wish everyone a happy holiday, but we never stay for dinner. We have also been invited to Thanksgiving dinner at a friend's house with many of his other friends, which is very kind of him but being a couple of INTJ's, we would just prefer eating lunch at a restaurant on our own like we always do.

Often turkey in a restaurant on Thanksgiving costs a lot, requires reservations, and involves a lot more food than we can or should eat. So, we normally search for a restaurant that is serving something light from their usual menu on Thanksgiving Day. Chinese restaurants are usually very helpful in that respect.

I do NOT want to gain weight over the holidays this year. So I plan to strenuously and actively avoid anything even slightly resembling a feast.
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Every year for the last 10 or so, DW and I say we're going to go out for Thanksgiving or buy a prepared Thanksgiving dinner. And every year we look into it, see the (relatively high) cost for turkey dinner comparable to what we can do ourselves, and stay home. We do the local 5K charity 'Turkey Trot' first thing in the AM, treat ourselves to breakfast out. We usually have cheese and crackers midday, and then start making Thanksgiving dinner (turkey breast, potatoes in some form, a veg, champagne and dessert). A very quiet affair with just the two of us, maybe some football on TV. We've come to enjoy our quiet Thanksgivings together.
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My wife prefers to make the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for the kids and grand kids. We also invite a single friend over so 6 adults and 2 kids. A 15# turkey gives us enough to send some plates home and have enough left over for sandwiches.
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Thanksgiving is our biggest family get together and we celebrate with food, but usually not turkey, which we eat regularly during the year. This year, though, we’re having a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin’s.
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Going to the Hyatt for overnight and eating at their restaurant. Nice little treat.
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I have no idea! I was invited for dinner by my neighbors and I don't know what they usually make for TG. I am guessing turkey. Maybe fried.
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Normally I cook but no kids this year so we are going out. Will see a movie first. A few times we went to a friend’s but there’s chaos with the little kids so don’t want to do that.
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12 turkey thighs baked at home. Our crew are dark meat fans. We did a test run a few nights ago and the new kitchen appliances did ok, so I presume Thanksgiving should go without a hitch.
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