Thursday, November 15, 2012

Your Turn

With one week until Thanksgiving, I thought this question would be appropriate. Is turkey just for Thanksgiving or do you bring out turkey on Christmas too?

63 comments:

Renoblondee said...

We do Chinese take out, Italian or Mexican for Christmas Dinner!

All about Eve said...

Only in Xmas and Thanksgiving in my house

VIPblonde said...

Though I'm vegan now, we always did turkey at Thanksgiving, and both ham and turkey at Christmas growing up

mygeorgie said...

Twice a year baby!

I actually hate turkey. Totally overrated, but I looooove all the sides that go w/ turkey!

OMAMA is BROKO said...

Thanksgiving dinner is a year round dinner for us. And no one complains.



//but we don't do pig or lamb....and only half will each fish.

Lucas said...

Turkey for only for Thanksgiving. The last couple of years we have had prime rib for Christmas and always ham for Easter.

FSP said...

Ham and lamb for Christmas.

NapAssasin said...

Please, anything but turkey. filet of beef, ham, roast fish. For me it is also a Day Of Sides. And desserts. And wine,lots of wine.

rejectedcarebear said...

Turkey for turkey day. Ham on christmas and easter. Pork on new years day!

Lucas said...

The grammar in the post makes me a contender for 'who is Enty?'. ;) Stupid phone.

MadLyb said...

Tofurkey for us, but just saw this Veggie Turducken recipe on Huffpo that I'm dying to try this year. It's usually a Pasta or a Mexican food buffet and game night at Christmas.

Lucas said...

*that post. I give up.

mygeorgie said...

Ooooh, and the best part about turkey dinner? Piling everything you had for dins onto a fresh kaiser the next day!

But damn, it's a pain in the ass to go to the basement fridge (or the garage) and gather up all the leftovers. I always wait for hubby to bring them in, then say "now that you mention it, i AM hungry" ;) Sucka.

seaward said...

My family does turkey for Thanksgiving, and ham for xmas.
I make a seitan loaf for myself/husband/kid for both holidays, we're the only vegetarians.

Vicki Cupper said...

When I was younger, we did turkey at home and at my grandmother's. Then at Christmas we did turkey at home and ham at her house. Now that I'm vegetarian, I do roasted tofu with this AMAZING marinade from VegWeb (awesome, awesome recipes for people that like food) and let everybody else do turkey.

mngddess said...

Growing up in a Polish family, I could not understand why people ate turkey for Christmas. That's for Thanksgiving! We always had homemade pierogi. Which is AWESOME.

AKM said...

We have turkey on T'Giving and ham on Christmas. I make pork roast, black eyed peas, and cornbread on NYD.

Erin said...

I do turkey on Thanksgiving and either Prime Rib or Beef Wellington on Christmas.

Janet296 said...

Isn't once a year enough? I try to get something a bit different. I don't like eating left over turkey for days.

MISCH said...

I love turkey, but the deli down the block does one everyday and I get my fix there in between

rhinovodka said...

Growing up, my grandmother made Turkey for Thanksgiving & both turkey & sometimes ham for Christmas. I just remember being turkeyed out. Now I just either make baked penne or go out for Chinese.

lisa said...

we used to do both, but Christmas eve is a big Mexican dinner at our house and it got to be too much...expense and time...so now we just do Mexican the night before and cook lots and lots and nibble on it on Christmas day. No formal meal on Christmas day. It's really nice and relaxing now. Wish we'd made that decision 30 years ago!!

urban chaos said...

We typically do turkey on Thanksgiving and then everything (turkey included) for Christmas! and by everything I mean seafood, pasta, oysters, prime rib, turkey..you name it for at least a few dozen and sometimes near 40 plus people.

MadLyb said...

@Lucas - There really should be an an option to edit for the comments section. UGH. I never get it right the first time.

EmEyeKay said...

Turkey for Thanksgiving. We didn't celebrate Christmas growing up so I have no tradition for that (but my ex's family made lamb, which I never ate).

I'm so stoked for Thanksgiving, it's my absolute favorite day of the year!

Haha @Lucas: laughing with you, not at you. Every time I post from my phone, it posts twice. Ya can't win.

iheartjacksparrow said...

Always turkey and stuffing for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's the pies you have to change: pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving, pecan pie for Christmas.

Darkmyst said...

Goose and ham on Christmas.

Happy Chocolatini said...

Turkey for both Thanksgiving and Christmas

Stacey Charter said...

I am allergic to Turkey ...deathly, carry an EPI pen allergic.I can't even be in the same house when it's cooking or get a kiss on the cheek from someone who has eaten it.(one year that happened and i had a lip shaped outlind filled with little blisters on my cheek) This has been ever since my surgery for ovarian cancer - soooo we have Chicken w/ all the trimmings for thanksgiving and prime rib for Christmas.

Roxy said...

We got bored of the usual Turkey dinner years ago, so now we do a special roast for thanksgiving instead. Years past venison, lamb, goose, prime rib...The same for Christmas. This year I am thinking about getting a crispy roast pig from a Filipino place- Lechon I believe it's called. Any Bay Area Filipino CDANers with some suggestions?

mikey said...

When I had 3 turkey loving boys at home I would cook turkey several times a year - better than roasting a chicken - and plenty of leftovers!

Jules_345 said...

We have turkey and ham for thanksgiving and Italian for Christmas

Jamie 2 said...

I live alone, so I nuke some lean cuisine and think of it as having 6000 negative calories.

Del Riser said...

Turkey at Thanksgiving, with all those yummy side dishes. Spiral cut ham at Christmas. We have either one at various times throughout the year depending on how many for dinner.

Jolene Jolene said...

@Lucas--Is your family my family? Haha. We do the same thing. Turkey for Thanksgiving, prime rib for Christmas, ham for Easter.

*karen* said...

We do ham and turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas and ham again at Easter. Lots of pigs die for us.

shelly said...

Sea food gumbo for christmas.

Turkish Taffy said...

My mom always found some good deal on turkey right before Thanksgiving, so she would buy two and put one in the freezer for Christmas. New Year's was always shrimp.

Italian sausage or pizza the night before Thanksgiving.

CarmeliteLady said...

We do Turkey all through the year. We get this great half a turkey, premarinated/seasoned, at Grocery Outlet for 6 bucks or so! Takes an hour to cook and there's always leftovers for at least one more meal. Cooking a whole turkey just is so messy and there's always so much that doesn't get used. Turkey soup anyone?

curlyhairslacker said...

Turkey for Thanksgiving, prime rib or ham for Christmas (depending on which side of the family we are with)
and ham for Easter.

@urbanchaos-I'm joining you this year for Christmas! ;)

supapimp said...

Mmm...roast pork. Dungeness crab for san franciso.

Sugar said...

Veggie turduckan?!?! I'm intrigued!
The Thanksgiving tradition in SF is crab which for a pescaterian like myself, is perfecto!!!

Sandy said...

Turkey is for Thanksgiving, ham is for Christmas. And because half of my family is Latino, we also have eleventy billion tamales.

SusanB said...

Turkey always for Thanksgiving and Christmas (and usually once or twice during the year - we love turkey). On New Year's Day, always pork and sauerkraut for good luck.

@mnggoddes - my mom used to make homemade pirogi - haven't had it since she died :(

Seachica said...

Turkey and prime rib for thanksgiving. Prime rib is for that night, turkey is for leftover sandwiches. I buy a turkey on sale and freeze it for a mid year turkey dinner

bonnie blue-blade said...

vegetarian...

dia papaya said...

There's this place in Portland called Freddie Browns that has roasted turkey every day! It's their thing!

Since I'm a Thanksgiving baby (yes ON the day and my mom never let's me forget how I ruined her meal...) I am a lover of all things Turkey!

Gobble Gobble! And it's on Thangsgiving again this year - so cake, pumpkin pie and turkey. Can anyone say Tums?

Mango said...

Mom always made an enormous turkey for Thanksgiving. We celebrated on Christmas Eve, not Christmas Day, with a buffet with a smaller turkey among all the other delicacies.

jax said...

as a Canadian, we have our Thanksgiving in early October so a Turkey then AND Xmas is usually the norm. But a few years we've done Chinese and I actually prefer it.

Plus makes it easier to eat wheat free.

Lisa B. said...

OMG, I LOVE Tofurkey. I always buy a few and freeze them so I can enjoy them throughout the year.

Before you all roll your eyes, don't knock it till you try it. While mine was cooking last year one of my meat lover friends came in and thought I was baking a turkey!

Mary Ann said...

I fix turkey a couple of times a year. My family likes it and it's not any harder to fix than roast chicken.

I don't always fix it for Thanksgiving or Christmas however.

old ;ady said...

After, my husband died we changed things. So Thanksgiving or whenever Izzy comes over its "Turkey Royal". Turkey in a mushroom sour cream sauce over toast cups.

Christmas is Ham with homemade Potato Salad (my families recipe) homemade Mac & Cheese, veggies and pecan pie.

New Year's is Chinese. It all depends on when Izzy comes over otherwise the Dogs and I will eat sandwiches.

Me said...

no one at my house will eat turkey any other day of the year. (weird). for christmas we have prime rib.

Miz said...

Scottish, so no Thanksgiving for us - turkey is the norm, although silverside beef and chicken is acceptable too.

Only got 4 people this year so I'm doing a turkey crown instead of the whole bird.

AKM said...

TT, we have shrimp on NYE, too. :-)

To the vegans: When I was vegan/vegetarian, I would get Tofurky, too. I think the slices are tres yummy -- still do, now that I eat meat -- and the pepperoni on the new pizzas is great, too. The roast, though? Tastes like absolute ass. And I tried all kinds of glazes and marinades and such. Sorry! I can't imagine how one product is so much ickier than the others? ;-)

deree said...

We eat turkey year round in this house. I will probably make both ham and turkey for thanksgiving this year. Depending on what we decide sounds the best we do ham or prime rib for our holiday /Xmas celebration. We celebrated Yule last year for the first time and had a huge feast.

auntliddy said...

Love turkey, hv it anytime!!

Cee Kay said...

I'm Canadian, so my Thanksgiving and Christmas turkeys are further apart. I'm very grateful for that. L I did a prime rib roaste one year and it was AWESOME, but my husband and mother whined non-stop about no turkey.

Geebz said...

TG: Duck, roasted sweet potatoes, mac & cheese
Xmas: Lamb, green bean casserole, pilaf
NY: Roast chicken, black-eyed peas, cornbread & greens (collard)

Always make a cake & a pie & rolls with each dish except for NY.

Now I'm hungry

E Gee Be said...

Tradtional turkey dinner for thanksgiving, enchiladas, chile verde and chile rellenos at my moms for Christmas, Dungeness crab and pasta for NYE! Yay for crab season!

misspeg86 said...

I wish we had thanksgiving in Australia...

Henriette said...

We eat turkey all the time. We like duck for special occasions.

Lelaina Pierce said...

We usually do it for both, but in the last 10+ years or so we've had Turducken at Christmas after my parents became obsessed with Cajun food.