Friday, November 09, 2018

Your Turn

Has anyone moved away from turkey for Thanksgiving? If so, to what?

49 comments:

Unknown said...

Rack of lamb!

kfitz said...

I do turkey and ham.

JWood26 said...

trump probably won't let anybody from Turkey into the US so idk anyone

Jennifer said...

Yes, but only because my grandmother's turkey tastes like wet dog. I don't know why, but it's always gross...
Moved on to all the other things, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole...



Unknown said...

We always spend Thanksgiving in Europe (Venice or Paris, this year Paris) and so eat WHATEVER WE WANT. I hate turkey and I do not enjoy Thanksgiving as a whole, except as time off from school during a period which is largely untouristed in Europe.

kfitz said...

@unknown. please adopt me.

Lonely Bastard said...

Don't do Thanksgiving but I have always hated Turkey and at Christmas I far prefer a big ham boiled in coca cola to the traditional christmas turkey. Try it its fucken lovely.

Brayson87 said...

I have seen ham make a few appearances at Thanksgiving tables but turkey is the go to.

sandybrook said...

Not yet but if I did I'd go Chinese food like Christmas.

hayden warmington said...

My boyfriend's mom has done Mexican food on Thanksgiving ever since Trump was elected.

Tuesdi said...

Although I really don't like TG, I enjoy the traditional turkey dinner,cooked with a ton of butter and herbs under the skin. I try to get creative with the sides, but still do a version of mashed potatoes, and some sort of stuffing.

Thia said...

I hate turkey too. haha My family done theme nights for Thanksgiving. Last year it was "kabobs of the world". Prior to that, we've had food on the grill, Mexican night (we still talk about the debacle that was supposed to be fried ice cream but too much vodka was consumed and my cousin actually tried to fry scoops of ice cream), a Korean theme, and things like that. We are deciding this weekend what we are doing this year. We actually set up a survey: (1) sushi of the world (this includes crazy ass things like PB and J and I doubt it's going to win); 2. Italian night; 3. tail gate food; 4. surf and turf 4. crab feast

Whitney said...

YUP! Pasta and mashed potatoes and allll the carbs~!

Brayson87 said...

I can't keep track, is Thanksgiving still PC? Weren't the pilgrims giving thanks that they found a dead/abandoned native american settlement that they could take over with help from Squanto, who had himself been kidnapped to Europe and recently returned to the Americas to find everyone he knew dead or gone?

Scandalous Candice said...

No. I have improved my turkey to be exactly what I want. Juicy and brined. I brine mine in orange peels, brown sugar, salt, garlic, peppercorns, apple cider, and rosemary. I brine for 24 hours in a bucket on the porch. And then I roast it with all the herbs, citrus fruits, and garlic. I make a superior gravy with the apple cider drippings and pan seared neck bone and giblets. It's always perfect, moist, no dried out breast meat. And then I make Turkey divan with the leftovers. Honey Glazed Ham for Christmas.

Ophelia said...

My mom isn't American but claims Thanksgiving is her favorite holiday since she loves to cook & it's all about making a huge feast so she wakes up insanely early to start roasting her turkey :)

mercyprosperity said...

Cold, rain, and fighting. The alcoholic parent would be drinking by ten am, and falling over by four. I do not celebrate "Thanksgiving'. Somewhere, there's a wise civilization that looks at us, and wonders... why do we torture ourselves ?

Sd Auntie said...

We had Marie Callenders pre prepared Thanksgiving meal at home and it was good! No tofu turkey for me.

Annamarie Paolinelli said...

Ham, and home made chicken soup.

Elle said...

Yes to Mexican! We do tamales for T-Giving and XMas. Festive!

Glitter said...

I love Thanksgiving and host my family at my house every year. I have turkey and ham...both smoked. I'm already getting ready for it.

Snuggz Bear said...

Hell no- I love my turkey. Doing a bone in turkey breast this year. Can't wait! Recipe in this month's "Bon Appetit"

AlleyKat said...

@mercy, feeling your pain..xmas my dad was always pissed in the pub and mum and I would be fretting at home waiting for the onslaught to come whilst the turkey dinner went cold. Took me years to actually enjoy xmas as an adult.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Being from Florida we do Lobster and Stone Crabs

Anna said...

Love turkey. Fresh cranberries, fresh mash. Yum.

We swing by Maple Lawn Farm for a fresh turkey. Just hubs and me so we get a turkey breast. Usually some stuff for the freezer too-turkey sausage, ground turkey, and sometimes thighs.

Turkey for TG
Rib roast for XMas
Ham for Easter

I like the Venice/Paris idea.

VDOVault said...

Chinese food, Thai or Italian...depends on what I am in the mood for the day before!

pixiegothy said...

Same here @mercy and @alleykat mom would get drunk sad and mean because my stepdad would spend holidays with his wife, when I lived with my grandma same drama. I never had a good xmas, new years eve either, up until 18 years old when I left home. I grow up not caring about these dates, only had some fun with my ex husband family they were wonderful, great holiday parties, too bad my marriage didn't work out.

Aquagirl said...

I had rack of lamb @ a friend’s apt. a few years ago. Best T’giving I ever had (both food wise and company wise.) Plus I didn’t have to travel. Too bad he moved to Argentina.

becksterc said...

Shrimp Etouffe. Turkey is so bourgeoise.

Baby Face said...

Chicken... lol. We like it better than Turkey

J F said...
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J F said...

I think I once went to Bryan Singer's for Thanksgiving.

They only had eggs though... Cuz they only eat them young

J F said...

...and I think they had Wild Turkey and coke

shelley serrano said...

Yes, tequila

Brayson87 said...

@pixie, just clarifying, your mom got sad because your stepdad spent holidays with his wife?

AbbyRock said...

In our family, it's turkey and ham but I don't eat either so now I bake a casserole dish of mac and cheese - from scratch, not Kraft -for my main dish and everyone else has it as a side dish.

sandybrook said...

Turducken anyone? I'm actually considering this shipped from Louisiana for about $70

AbbyRock said...

sandybrook, when my Dad and late Mom hosted the holidays, turducken was always the main course. I cannot stand the aroma of duck so it will not be on my menu unless everyone pitches in and buys me a nose clip.

Mango said...

Last year we deep fried a turkey but I think this year we will do traditional again and bake it. Someone suggested having two, one baked and one fried, but that’s a LOT of leftovers.

A few years ago I celebrated T-Giving at a friend’s house and they made a turducken. I was all intrigued and thought I’d love it, but I found it a bit gross... kind of a Franken-bird. Luckily they made a regular ol’ turkey, too.


RobinTMP said...

Game of Thrones, featuring recipes out of both the official and unofficial cookbooks. (Yes, there is an official cookbook; yes, I own it; yes, some of the recipes are very, very tasty. Even gluten free, my lemon cakes are totally addictive!) One of the hosts is obsessed w/turducken and always ordered one; I don't particularly care for them. Numerous kinds of meat, a number of vegetarian side dishes and at least one vegetarian main dish (seitan pot pie), salads, a hell of a lot of wine, and whatever desserts people make/bring, including the lemon cakes. Very tasty, but I'm actually looking forward to turkey and all the fixings at the home of a different batch of friends, even if I will have to bring my own GF stuffing (because celiac sucks). (No, no one was ever murdered at GoT Thanksgiving, although with that much wine some people may have wished they had been...)

Zeroh Tollrants said...

Turkey is greasy. Always do roast chicken and ham.

TheBPlot said...

Alldecadent sides. No animals. And a B 12 shot for all.

Fourteen said...

Individual Cornish game hens.

Bitchysoisse said...

Most people who don't like turkey have always had badly overcooked turkeys. Best way to cook a turkey is breast-down in a convection oven, perfect every time.

pixiegothy said...

Yep @brayson mom had a kid with him (my half sister) but she was just one of his several mistress, he was already married, it's pathetic, instead of her leaving him, we had to endure drama and sad holidays, she would cry and get drunk. Abusive relationships is a hell of a drug, lol

MichiganMama59 said...

I do the turkey. I cook it the day before and platter it out on Thanksgiving.

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supapimp said...

I buy a Popeyes deep fried cajun turkey. It’s effin dericious. That or dungeons crabs. ��

Cuddlebutt said...

Turkey, honey ham, crawfish fettuccine, rice dressing, pork roast, corn, plain rice, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole with a pecan praline topping. Used to be my favorite family holiday but my family is out of state and my husband's has been marred by manipulation and martyrdom.

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