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16Adams
11-21-2017, 05:33 PM
Turkey. I mean Ill eat it- dark meats fine- I enjoy the various sides- to an extent. All those cheese casserole taste identical to me. One year I smuggled in some plain grits-fixed them- turned around and a relative was in tears. Thought I didn’t like hers overcheesed over salted over everything grits. But the last decade plus Ive harbored a terrible secret. I smuggle beef in a thermos for me. One year a nephew nearly ratted me out, but he didn’t. This year I’m smuggling beef brisket. Back when i used to eat the obligatory pumpkin pie- it took half a container of cool whip to make it palatable. I’m designated driver for a 250 mi 1 day round trip so strongest thing I’ll drink is coffee. I’m kind of off sugar-flour etc.

Why couldn’t the Pilgrims/Indians have eaten fried catfish, hush puppies and onion rings. Or Rib Eyes medium with bacon wrapped asparagus.

May take some pulled pork as well.

To those designated “day before or day after Celebrations” Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Im Grilling a Prime Big arse rib eye.

BillN
11-21-2017, 05:43 PM
I'm a huge fan of turkey done "right" otherwise forget it. I love pumpkin custard and if seasoned/sweetened to enhanced the pumpkin rather than mask it is hard to beat. Good pumpkin custard does not need the crust or the whipped cream. My experience is every traditional Thanksgiving dish can be amazing or just awful.

dadsr4
11-21-2017, 05:52 PM
I'm only there for the dark meat myself. I have a little of all the sides, just to be polite, but if I liked most of that stuff, I'd be making it year round. Onion rings would be great!
When I cook a turkey for just us, my wife eats a little of the white meat, the rest she uses for chili for herself. I'd rather pick the carcass.

Stlsportster
11-21-2017, 06:06 PM
Stuffing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie. That's it. Everything else you can keep.

No sweet potatoes. No cranberries. And no turkey.

BillN
11-21-2017, 06:08 PM
Left over white meat for Enchiladas or Chilaquiles...

Sweet potatoes are my favorite provided they never see water or marshmallows, sweet potatoes like ribs should not be boiled. Cranberries should not come from a can... I guess I am a bit of a Thanksgiving food snob.

robert-r
11-21-2017, 06:24 PM
Bet you would like turkey in mole!

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Mas fino!!!

Bob C Cue
11-21-2017, 06:27 PM
Didn't realize we had so many commies in our midst. :shock:

Thanksgiving dinner is my favorite meal of the year, and I enjoy eating leftovers for most of the weekend. We do not make sweet taters but otherwise like most of the traditional fare: turkey (one in the oven and one in the PBC), stuffing (yes we stuff the bird), mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, canned cranberries, rolls, pumpkin pie and chocolate pie.

When eating leftovers I always have the turkey on Beefsteak Rye bread with mayo.

Getting hungry just thinking about it.

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone. And I was just kidding about the commie thing. Those who don't like what I like for Turkey Day are most likely just socialists!

BillN
11-21-2017, 06:33 PM
Bet you would like turkey in mole!

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Mas fino!!!

Absolutely Robert, love mole and usually make my own however it's an all day process so I will put one breast in the freezer for mole at a later date when I don't want to be fussing in the kitchen after 3 days of Thanksgiving prep.

16Adams
11-21-2017, 06:35 PM
The King of Meats

Stlsportster
11-21-2017, 06:36 PM
The King of Meats

Amen!

Jason TQ
11-21-2017, 06:38 PM
Turkey. I mean Ill eat it- dark meats fine- I enjoy the various sides- to an extent. All those cheese casserole taste identical to me. One year I smuggled in some plain grits-fixed them- turned around and a relative was in tears. Thought I didn稚 like hers overcheesed over salted over everything grits. But the last decade plus Ive harbored a terrible secret. I smuggle beef in a thermos for me. One year a nephew nearly ratted me out, but he didn稚. This year I知 smuggling beef brisket. Back when i used to eat the obligatory pumpkin pie- it took half a container of cool whip to make it palatable. I知 designated driver for a 250 mi 1 day round trip so strongest thing I値l drink is coffee. I知 kind of off sugar-flour etc.

Why couldn稚 the Pilgrims/Indians have eaten fried catfish, hush puppies and onion rings. Or Rib Eyes medium with bacon wrapped asparagus.

May take some pulled pork as well.

To those designated 電ay before or day after Celebrations Happy Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving Day Im Grilling a Prime Big arse rib eye.

Ya while I will eat literally most anything in this world, turkey has gotten mediocre ok for me. This year is just ham. It's kind of like brisket where leftover meat is better than fresh when put in other stuff. But I do enjoy cooking them both. I like the sides, drinking booze and hanging out with crazy and/or sane people :becky::clap2:.

aerotech11
11-21-2017, 06:51 PM
I myself like my traditional thanksgiving dinner my wife always makes my favorite creamed corn casserole and the best stuffing I've ever had. Turkey is always good if done right. I am also a dark meat man and will leave the white meat for the women. We've tried different things for thanksgiving even a Mexican meal but I did not appreciate it. I think it is the tradition that I crave and the traditional foods that go with the occasion. Have a great one all.

IXL
11-21-2017, 06:53 PM
Don't care for turkey? It's like I don't even know who you people are anymore......

robert-r
11-21-2017, 06:55 PM
Absolutely Robert, love mole and usually make my own however it's an all day process so I will put one breast in the freezer for mole at a later date when I don't want to be fussing in the kitchen after 3 days of Thanksgiving prep.

I've only made peanut mole - doesn't take that long. Will be attempting the more difficult ones in the near future.

The Teloloapan mole rojo is some good stuff if you are in a hurry (I'm sure home made is better). Thin it with chicken broth, add some pepitas & voila!

Big George's BBQ
11-21-2017, 07:02 PM
I am like Mickey I like and eat anything I love Thanksgiving with all the trimmings Turkey done right is excellent Dont get me wrong I love everything mentioned in this thread My fav steak is the glorious rib eye

CptKaos
11-21-2017, 07:07 PM
That's a shame, I love it all, especially leftover hot turkey and gravy sandwiches. Unfortunately I am having surgery next Monday and have been on a liquid diet for the last 2.5 weeks, which included the Fall Texas Bash :(. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE

Larry

P.S. yes a reverse seared, thick ribeye just a shade past rare with a baked tater and some good wine is THE KING

BillN
11-21-2017, 07:08 PM
I've only made peanut mole - doesn't take that long. Will be attempting the more difficult ones in the near future.

The Teloloapan mole rojo is some good stuff if you are in a hurry (I'm sure home made is better). Thin it with chicken broth, add some pepitas & voila!

I'll have to look for the Teloloapan mole rojo, thanks for the recommendation.

BillN
11-21-2017, 07:10 PM
That's a shame, I love it all, especially leftover hot turkey and gravy sandwiches. Unfortunately I am having surgery next Monday and have been on a liquid diet for the last 2.5 weeks, which included the Fall Texas Bash :(. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE

Larry

Sorry to hear this Larry, hope all goes well, maybe you can have a belated Thanksgiving.

dadsr4
11-21-2017, 09:00 PM
The King of Meats
"Reduced for quick sale". I agree that that's the only way to buy beef.

16Adams
11-21-2017, 09:16 PM
Getting my survival gear packed.

robert-r
11-21-2017, 09:42 PM
I'll have to look for the Teloloapan mole rojo, thanks for the recommendation.

Check out the Mexican grocery stores/carnecerias. Shouldn't be hard to source.

Hoss
11-21-2017, 10:06 PM
THAT,my friend,is why I am also cooking a standing Rib Roast.😉👍🏻

16Adams
11-21-2017, 10:10 PM
THAT,my friend,is why I am also cooking a standing Rib Roast.😉👍🏻

Hell Yea!!!

grantw
11-21-2017, 10:13 PM
I don稚 mind the turkeys I cook , but my in laws cook it till it痴 saw dust, and if that痴 not enough they hold it in a 200 degree oven


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RacrX
11-21-2017, 10:51 PM
Stuffing, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie. That's it. Everything else you can keep.

No sweet potatoes. No cranberries. And no turkey.


Oh HEWL yes.

McSpazatron
11-22-2017, 01:21 AM
Dark meat guy myself. I love turkey on thanksgiving, but otherwise dont eat it.

Truth be told, it's the mix of dark meat, cranberry sauce and salty stuffing that just does it for me. Perfect combo. Mash it all together with a nice side of potato salad and Im a happy camper. :)

guero_gordo
11-22-2017, 01:53 AM
Got the families to sign off on no turkey two years back, but the b@$+_rds got all nostalgic last year and now we're stuck with it for the foreseeable future.
At least I only have to eat ham once a year.

frognot
11-22-2017, 02:07 AM
Love me some turkey and dressing and giblet gravy (and Thanksgiving and Christmas means my wife makes pecan pies). Leftover smoked turkey on rye with chow chow and Blue Plate mayo is another good thing. Plus a turkey carcass and smoked turkey neck for gumbo is yet another plus.

Did I mention pecan pie for breakfast the next morning?

Shagbark
11-22-2017, 02:55 AM
Gotta have turkey, especially the breast and all the sides (succotash, smashed taters to make a puddle in for the gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and don't forget the stuffing).

Leftovers, yeah! Open face hot turkey sandwich on toast with plenty of gravy.

fedex
11-22-2017, 04:48 AM
Turkey swimming in gravy is the only way I can eat it if it's oven baked. Off the Rotti is a different story.

Nuco59
11-22-2017, 06:15 AM
I do turkey one or 2 days a year- it's good- but not my favorite thing. I'm with Smitty- I cook turkey and the dark meat just sits and gets cold on the platter. Next year I'm voting to go bone-in breast x2 (or 3). No worries on breast at ? degrees while dark is at ? degrees.

The sides? Love them all- repeatedly and with great gusto.

IamMadMan
11-22-2017, 06:25 AM
Full Confession- I知 Not Fond Of.....Turkey. I mean Ill eat it- dark meats fine- I enjoy the various sides- to an extent.

It's odd that you mention this.....

For 40+ years I have known my wife, she always had turkey on her plate. 34 years of marriage and she has always cooked a turkey. Last year we were planing a quiet thanksgiving with no guests. She asked if we could have chicken instead of turkey. When I asked why? she stated, "I don't like turkey". When I asked why didn't she say something sooner, she stated that she felt like she would be the square peg in a round hole. She also said that the kids loved turkey and they always looked forward to the Thanksgiving turkey.

I was saddened, speechless, and dumbfounded that she kept this a secret. Yet at the same time I was also amazed at her strength to endure Thanksgiving turkey without protest so our children could enjoy the spirit and tradition of the Thanksgiving Holiday. It speaks volumes for her motherly nurturing instinct.

When I tell others the story, I find there are others who eat the obligatory turkey and never confess their dislike.

So for this Thanksgiving, we will be serving a capon in lieu of the turkey.

I applaud 16Adams for making his desire for something else over turkey known. Enjoy your smuggled contraband at the meal and I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.

bucko
11-22-2017, 06:28 AM
Can't wait to eat my in laws green bean casserole

16Adams
11-22-2017, 06:41 AM
Can't wait to eat my in laws green bean casserole

Love green beans- fresh with lots of bacon and new potatoes. I even like them fried in a tempura. GB in a cream sauce is a no from me.

AceQue
11-22-2017, 07:25 AM
I absolutely LOVE turkey (maybe my aunt just does a good job of making it), but I definitely prefer the dark over the white meat. Cranberries, meh they're ok as long as they aren't too tart or too sweet. I wish they would let me make the mashed potatoes though because they're usually very dry and you need a lot of gravy just to make them edible. And I was never a fan of pumpkin pie (the traditional kind we're talking here). Give me a pecan, apple or cherry pie any time. Oh and don't even bother with sweet potatoes. I wouldn't touch them with a 10' pole...yuck. Otherwise I hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!!

mrwhale
11-22-2017, 08:22 AM
I am with you, Adams. My In-Laws have been coming for Thanksgiving for the past 8 years.

Last year I protested. We had smoked duck and brisket.

This year however, my lovely bride flashed her baby blues and kindly requested a turkey. I will be smoking a spatchcocked turkey on the kettle for the family. However, I will be eating a bone rib eye medium rare.

Cheers!

mstewart39
11-22-2017, 08:33 AM
Beef is awesome. But loving turkey takes nothing away from beef.
I love turkey cooked correctly. Oven, smoker, fried, whatever. It's all amazing cooked correctly.
I love the "real" sides. I don't love green beans swimming in canned soup. I don't love candied sweet potatoes. But give me some turkey, gravy, oyster stuffing, and mashed potatoes (sweet or regular) and I'm happy as could be.

I love it so much that because we don't do Thanksgiving at our house, we typically hold "Second Thanksgiving" on Saturday so we can still have the leftovers.

16Adams
11-22-2017, 09:21 AM
“I love the "real" sides. I don't love green beans swimming in canned soup. I don't love candied sweet potatoes. But give me some turkey, gravy, oyster stuffing, and mashed potatoes (sweet or regular) and I'm happy as could be.”


^^^^This^^^^

And my music theme Thanksgiving 2017

Big Head Todd and Tom Petty

Bittersweet

DubfromGA
11-22-2017, 10:03 AM
Not a fan of turkey, either.


Will be smoking some swine for pulled pork tomorrow.

IXL
11-22-2017, 01:47 PM
I'm smoking a ham currently, for the feast tomorrow, to be held at one of my SILs. All of my SILS are great cooks and the selection of pies, candies, sides, and the roasted turkey with two kinds dressing and gravy, will be delicious. Even the sweet potato whatever will be pretty good. This is Oklahoma, so there has to be some sweet potato whatever.

PishPosh
11-22-2017, 10:00 PM
I've never had stuffing that I liked.
I do like turkey though, but chicken is better. I'm guessing that the people who don't like turkey don't like it because of the turkey-gamey smell?

cowgirl
11-22-2017, 11:15 PM
Not a turkey fan but I'll smoke one tomorrow for deer hunting house guests.
I also love green beans, but not the green bean casserole that shows up this time of the year, made with canned mushroom soup. :tape: I can't handle it. lol
Made crawfish etouffee and blackened catfish for them tonight. I have a bowl saved back for my breakfast. :-D
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Adams and Brethren!

bryonlr
11-22-2017, 11:45 PM
Just me and my dog. 3 turkey legs, mashed potatoes, can of corn, some oyster dressing, and brown and serve rolls. Happy Thanksgiving :grin:

Badjak
11-23-2017, 02:32 AM
I am not a turkey fan either.
I way prefer chicken!

No thanksgiving here, but I may have to do the traditional turkey and ham for Christmas.
Depends on who shows up...

16Adams
11-23-2017, 05:56 AM
Not a turkey fan but I'll smoke one tomorrow for deer hunting house guests.
I also love green beans, but not the green bean casserole that shows up this time of the year, made with canned mushroom soup. :tape: I can't handle it. lol
Made crawfish etouffee and blackened catfish for them tonight. I have a bowl saved back for my breakfast. :-D
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Adams and Brethren!

Cool-Thanks. Our Wednesday Thanksgiving was near Texola. About 25-30 people at least. I stayed outside by the firepit and the round bale target. Plate was pretty light. I did have a spoonful of the green chile hominy casserole. That white spoonful was jalapeo spinach artichoke dip. Was great on the pepper crusted venison summer sausage. Ages in attendance were 3-88

The Traditional writing of the names on cups occurred. Smiled.

frognot
11-23-2017, 07:25 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to all!


And my music theme Thanksgiving 2017

Big Head Todd and Tom Petty

Bittersweet

Great musical choices. BHTM at Red Rocks is my fave.

Not a turkey fan but I'll smoke one tomorrow for deer hunting house guests.
I also love green beans, but not the green bean casserole that shows up this time of the year, made with canned mushroom soup. :tape: I can't handle it. lol
Made crawfish etouffee and blackened catfish for them tonight. I have a bowl saved back for my breakfast. :-D
Hope you have a great Thanksgiving Adams and Brethren!

Jeanie, your meal wins the TG game.

Haven't hunted in a few years but have an invite to go tomorrow to the place I first hunted at.

LloydQ
11-23-2017, 10:03 AM
An amen to the smoked turkey gumbo. With andouille. Yum!