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Old 11-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #21
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Thanksgiving dinner with turkey at DW's nephew's place, about a two-hour drive. We enjoy the company, lots of family present, and the Honeybaked Ham we ordered just arrived today, now safely in the freezer.

I read in a newspaper article about this site for edible insects. Chocolate covered ants have long been a staple, but how about Chirpy Jerky Crickets, salted Manchurian scorpions that glow in the dark, edible diving beetles, Cricket Crunch chocolate bars, whole roasted mealworms, edible locusts, and lots more. DW was saying "No! No! No! No! No! No" but I might order some just to see the reaction.
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We are doing both . We are going out on Thanksgiving with some friends and then I am cooking a turkey on Sunday for just us . I love the smell of turkey cooking and the leftovers .
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Turkey with a couple extra drumsticks and a ham.
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Kids and grandkids will be at our house for thanksgiving dinner. Wifeís brother and his kids are planning to join us as well. Possibility of another niece and her new husband too! Twenty-one pound spatchcocked turkey will be the centerpiece of the meal.
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I've cooked turkey just about every possible way, but realized I've never done it on a rotisserie so that's this year's method. I have a fairly small 14 pound bird that should just fit.

We both love turkey, and even love the leftovers, but in recent years we have often done a prime rib roast instead. It's all good.

For me the treat is DW's pumpkin pie.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:19 PM   #26
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Making Turkey Osso Bucco using a whole turkey and cutting it up into pieces. With any luck, I wonít cut any digits off in the process.
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Traditional turkey and sides at the in-law's house with a couple of friends. Kids and grandkids will gather at our house on Friday for leftovers and maybe spend the night, which would be fun. We're pretty strict low-carb, so Thanksgiving is always a challenge. DS always makes mashed sweet potatoes that are amazing.
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I wasn't sure how to answer if I am dining out at someone else's home. I answered "at home" as opposed to dining out which I took to mean at a restaurant.


For the first time since 2014,my brother is hosting Thanksgiving at his house. My dad, my ladyfriend, and I will be making the drive to his place, about 180 miles away. Some years, he has undertaken the extra work of cooking the turkey a certain way (deep fry, I think) which made it come out really, really good. He knew that was a smash hit because several of the guests, including me, commended him on it but we all gave different reasons as to why each of us liked it so much. That's how he knew had literally cooked up a winner.


I have reminded him of that year's (not 2014) success and hoped he is willing and able to cook the turkey again that way. I don't yet know if that will be the case.


And some time in December, my ladyfriend will cook her turkey I bought it a few days ago) so we can have our own Thanksgiving meal. From 2015 through 2017, she did this on Thanksgiving itself because we didn't go out of town.
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The extended family usually gets together for Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas for a family dinner as my sister's place. Everyone seems to want to do a turkey at these dinners instead of like a roast or something else.
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We are breaking our tradition of making unusual Thanksgiving meals and are going out for a traditional dinner. No fuss, no mess, no leftovers. I'll probably pick up some turkey legs after the holiday and do them in the Instant pot.

I'm seriously thinking of doing a Grandma Opel apple pie(not my grandma) for our enjoyment. It's a fantastic recipe and always turns out great. It calls for a half cup of butter for one pie! I'm thinking the butter is fat, other fats can be substituted. Cannibis based apple pie it is!

I'm interested to see how the flavors blend.
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Full turkey dinner plus a couple racks of pork ribs at home
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I am cooking a turkey, with stuffing, in the old family roaster, then wrapping it up to take to my brother's house. I will carve it over there.
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Family at home eating turkey breast and typical sides. DD is charged with bringing something pumpkin and we get a cherry pie from a local bakery. DW and I are gluten and dairy free and the cherry pie is from a bakery the specializes in GF/DF.

We’re thankful that we live close to our family, so, Thanksgiving is not a big deal where family gets together that hasn’t seen each other all year, but it’s still a nice meal and day to share together.
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Turkey at home. DH cooks the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with lots of sides, including a few from his home country.
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Love turkey. Sometimes it’s just us, sometimes with butterflying friends.

The community has a huge thanksgiving dinner with turkey supplied and folks bring sides. But we really do not enjoy large pot luck type gatherings.
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Family at home eating turkey breast and typical sides. DD is charged with bringing something pumpkin and we get a cherry pie from a local bakery. DW and I are gluten and dairy free and the cherry pie is from a bakery the specializes in GF/DF.

Weíre thankful that we live close to our family, so, Thanksgiving is not a big deal where family gets together that hasnít seen each other all year, but itís still a nice meal and day to share together.
This is a challenge for me as well. No such bakery. I made a GF/DF pumpkin pie last year using coconut milk and a pre-made GF pie crust. Not bad, but I just donít eat much baked stuff anymore.
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Turkey-Yes. But it's all about "The Sides"����
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Every year at Thanksgiving I say to myself, darn that turkey tastes good, why don't we have it more often! I really like turkey.

We are going to a neighbor's... they are cooking a turkey and we and other guests are bringing sides. Should be fun.
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To be honest, I had to google it as I have not celebrated it in 20 years. I do not care for Turkey unless it is in a sandwich with a bit of gravy. We have a sandwich shop here "La Lucha" (famous among tourists) that roasts fresh turkey everyday. Instead of going to a cafe for breakfast with my expat friends, I will suggest we go there fo breakfast.
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