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Since this has proven in the past to be quite an eclectic group when it has come culinary questions I thought I would check and see what everyone is either making or looking forward to consuming on Thursday.

The dunkndollaz family is headed to my aunt's house this year - she does a mean bird - so my only contributions will be Cranberry Salad and Whipped Butternut Squash. Maybe I'll throw in a Sweet Potato Poundcake if I feel like it Wednesday night.



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The standard turkey, potatoes, football, yams, football, salad, football, pumpkin soup, MadDog 20/20, pumpkin pie, football, football, apple pie, etc.





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Thursday, not much since everyone is coming into our house on Friday. On Friday, we're doing the traditional brined turkey with giblet gravy, cranberry-orange relish, chorizo-sweet cornbread stuffing, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin pie, pecan tassies, baked potatoes, cheddar-beer bread, herb bread, football, the Glenlivet, sweet tea, and strawberry-rhubarb crumble with home-made whipped cream.

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I'm surprised that no one in this forum is going for the deep fried turkey......



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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    I'm surprised that no one in this forum is going for the deep fried turkey......


We tried that and weren't all that impressed. I think a good brined turkey with aromatics stuffed in the cavity makes for a much more tasty and juicy bird. JMODO.

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Over here my uncle makes a kick ass turkey which he bastes with lots of whiskey, so juicy and tender..mm...this year it will be stuffed with yucca mofongo which is fried yucca smashed together with lots of garlic and pork rinds...delish. (Mofongo can and is usually done with plantain also) Sides will include rice with chick peas (garbanzos) and longaniza, and of course the usual gravy, cranberries and salads. For dessert Cheese Flan and Cazuela which is sort of a cake made with sweet potato, pumpkin, coconut and cinammon...i don't like it much but its always a hit for those who like it.

I have a question...anybody has tried or is doing the turducken? I saw a special on HGTV I think , then saw Madden carve it with his hand on MNF and i'm curious if its all that good?



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Cheddar beer bread? You mind posting a recipe for that. That's two perfect foods in bread form. I must know.

We're going very traditional at my fiancee's parents' place. Though my beloved is making her apple cranberry and currant pie, rather than the standard apple.
And my dad will probably bring something odd if he shows up. Some macrobiotic organo-cheeseburger. I don't know, he's weird.



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Anyone pulling off a Turducken?



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by dunkndollaz
    I'm surprised that no one in this forum is going for the deep fried turkey......


my cousin in WV does that


    Originally posted by bullitt

    Anyone pulling off a Turducken?



i'll leave that for Madden
we're having the basics

Turkey, stuffing, both cranberry sauses [jelly, whole], gravy, yams, mashed potatos, peas, sliced carrots, 3 types of rolls, and a few other things i'm missing.

my mom always tries to add an asian flavor, and this year she's offering oysters and shrimp, but as usual, her and her side of the family will be only one having those.

i think we're having ham too. there will be 16-20 of us, so there's gonna be alot of food being cooked on friday...



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I don't worry about what's on the menu. All I know is I'm eating like a Viking Thursday!!!



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    Originally posted by evilwaldo
    The standard turkey, potatoes, football, yams, football, salad, football, pumpkin soup, MadDog 20/20, pumpkin pie, football, football, apple pie, etc.




Glad I'm not the only appreciator of MadDog 20/20 on this board!

My family is doing the deep-fried turkey. My dad gets a big ol' needle and injects the bird intermittantly with italian dressing.

Living in Oklahoma, we have lots of wild stuff. Not only will we have a turkey, we'll have venison, quail and pheasant. You can't beat that!




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I honestly envy Americans for the way you celebrate Thanksgiving...up here, it's not really that big a deal.



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I don't know, whatever Mom makes. I hope she just got a honeybaked ham again though. Those things are rockin'.

I tried the deep fried turkey last year, when I was spending Christmas at my sister in law's house in Alabama. It damn near cause me a heart attack too. I agreed to go to their house under the strict condition that we would eat and then leave almost immediately. And I get there, and the turkey is sitting on the table, totally raw. Then they explain that it was only going to take 40 minutes to cook, and I chilled. It was pretty good, I thought.

(edited by Ana Ng on 26.11.02 2220)


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    Originally posted by bash91
    I think a good brined turkey with aromatics stuffed in the cavity makes for a much more tasty and juicy bird. JMODO.

    Tim

To brine or not to brine? It seems like that was all the rage last year in all the cooking magazines. We didn't get around to trying it then. So this year I mentioned it to a couple of people, whose general consensus was that its not worth the trouble if whatcha have is a "fresh" turkey. Comments? And what do we like to use for brine? (One preson said kosher salt & brown sugar, which I didn't think I'd heard before.)
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We are doing the Deep-Fried Turkey... we do it in a peanut oil and it rocks. Sadly, however, I have to forgo the oyster stuffing AGAIN this year because the step-family throws a fit. It is not like we do not have regular stuffing too...

(edited by Pool-Boy on 27.11.02 0030)



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#17 Posted on

    Originally posted by DJ Ran
    Cheddar beer bread? You mind posting a recipe for that. That's two perfect foods in bread form. I must know.


Here you go. This recipe is for a bread maker. I haven't tried this one by hand. Unfortunately, I just packed up most of the basement where I had lots of my cooking stuff in preparation for the impending construction, so I can't easily get to my old recipe.

12oz beer, room temperature. (10oz for the bread, 2oz or the cook to make sure that the beer is still good and can be used in the bread.)
3 cups bread flour
1 tbsp sugar
1-1/2 tsp salt
12 oz grated sharp cheddar cheese
6 tbsp crumbled bacon (optional)
This makes a fairly dense bread that is great for things like roasted garlic with prosciutto or other flavored spreads.


    Originally posted by emma
    To brine or not to brine? It seems like that was all the rage last year in all the cooking magazines. We didn't get around to trying it then. So this year I mentioned it to a couple of people, whose general consensus was that its not worth the trouble if whatcha have is a "fresh" turkey. Comments? And what do we like to use for brine? (One preson said kosher salt & brown sugar, which I didn't think I'd heard before.)


I've been doing it on and off for about 10 years and really think it's worth it, especially since it's not that hard. Kosher salt and brown sugar works fairly well although it makes the bird sweeter than I like. The best brine recipe I've used is a combination of 2 recipes from Alton Brown. I use kosher salt, frozen oj concentrate, canned vegetable stock, crystallized or candied ginger, allspice berries, black peppercorns, light brown sugar, ice, and water. It makes for a very juicy bird with a lot of complex flavor notes that blend really well. We've always had to use frozen turkeys so I don't know if it's worth the minimal effort for a fresh turkey.

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Alright, tim, we're trying the cheddar beer bread this weekend. I will report back my findings.



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Before I start, thank Alton Brown for converting me to Kosher salt. Kosher salt is da shit, baybee.

So -- ours is a usual generic turkey day; turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, biscuits, three breads -- apple cinnamon, blueberry and banana, green bean casserole, acorn squash (which I'm helping to make and I'm going to add some Emeril's Essence to a couple just to see what it adds/detracts), olives, pickles, Jello with fruit, Maalox and most likely a couple of pies for dessert.

I'm hyped for the turkey sandwiches with a lil bit of mayo/dijon on Friday on white. Happy Happy Joy Joy! :)



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Some years ago, I was living on the other side of the country come Thanksgiving time. One of the guys at work invited all the kidless couples over to his house for dinner -- he & his girlfriend were hosting. Turned out to be 10 people all together. Knowing that I'm kind of a foodie, he asked me if I'd mind bringing dessert. No problem -- 10 people means one traditonal, one chocolate & one light fruit. So I brought an apple cranberry pie, a chocolate roulade, & a pumpkin cake thingie. What he didn't bother to tell me was that he also asked one of the other people to *also* bring dessert. She'd been a pastry chef for summer jobs, so she brought pumpkin pie, a chocolate-berry cake thingie, & a lemon tartlette. We were up to our proverbial asses in desserts! (Which, intending no malice, was kind of a good thing, 'cause it turns out that the girlfriend was not exactly a wizard in the kitchen.)

Much champagne was drunk & many desserts were eaten, & a good time was had by all.
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