Monday, November 04, 2019

Your Turn

Do you ever have anything other than turkey for Thanksgiving?

64 comments:

MyDogSmiles said...

I don't think so.

Brayson87 said...

I'm assuming you mean the main course.

Aquagirl said...

Yes, a few years ago I spent it with friends and we had rack of lamb. Best Thanksgiving ever! Interesting crowd, great food, lovely apartment, and no drama.

TeeHee@U said...

It is always Turkey and Honey Baked Ham for main courses here.

PickyTicky said...

Prime Rib roast expensive but sooo good bone in delicious

sandybrook said...

Back in the day and maybe sometime soon I ate chicken because it's smaller, sometimes cheaper but not necessarily.

Brayson87 said...

I'd rather see how many people have had sex on Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿค”

gauloise said...

No one in my family likes turkey so we eat roasted chicken or capon

Aquagirl said...

@Brayson: Does it count if you have sex early in the morning (like 3 or 4) as a continuation of the night before?

Tricia13 said...

ToFurkey. Yeah- I’m
The only one who eats it๐Ÿ˜‚

MDAnderson said...

I hate turkey. Honey glazed ham is a thanksgiving tradition in my family.

cheesegrater15 said...

I tried Torfurky one year and it was way too salty. Last year I made a veg "meatloaf" in a braided puff paatry. Quite tasty.

Vita said...

One year, some family friends invited us to a Thanksgiving buffet at a rather nice restaurant. There were normal Thanksgiving items, as well as Prime Rib and ham. It was all very nice. However,my dad had become so spoiled by my mom's cooking over the years that as soon as we got back to the car, he begged her to make her usual Thanksgiving later that weekend. She was too flattered to say no.

Tricia13 said...

It is salty.That sounds yummy(vegan loaf) Lots of vegan options out there... just it’s like prepping an entire different meal Lol

Susan said...

During my childhood, my family did the full turkey dinner and a whole Italian situation with lasagna and meatballs. It was kind of absurd. Like the thought of all of that food together skeeves me. But my family is ginormous and Italian.

I cook Thanksgiving now, and it's traditional. Although broccoli rabe is one of the sides.

IndieRaga said...

We don't have Thanksgiving here, but would definitely like to celebrate with someone !

AbbyRock said...

Turduken- don't like it but others do
Gumbo - for me because I don't like turkey.

DavidHowesCREBroker said...

In the past, we've gone to local Las Vegas Casino buffets for Thanksgiving.
They will have a whole spread of Turkey, Ham and Prime Rib with all the other assorted side dishes.
And, it's all you can eat and they have never run out of food.
The only problem is usually the long line to get in!

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

Nope. Ever since Herman Munster crashed our Thanksgiving as a child, we always make sure to have at least two turkeys every Thanksgiving, just in case.

cheesegrater15 said...

I'm making it again this year. British veg mags are great!

Super Comic Fun Time! said...

And, don't forget the PUMPKIN PIE!

Aquagirl said...

@Susan: I had one of those Thanksgivings at my friend’s in-laws. First antipasto, then pasta, then a whole turkey dinner, then dessert. It went on for hours and hours and they never got up to take a break or anything. The food just kept coming. I felt so sick afterwards.

Gator said...

I once spent T-Day at a vegetarian's house, & we had lasagna, it was actually very good.

Weekittylass said...

Absolutely not. Sacrilege. I use recipes from Colonial Williamsburg adapted for today.

EyeSee said...

Cornish hen a few times. But usually turkey.

Ann said...

I'm not a big fan of turkey. I always fix ham too. I will eat turkey at dinner but I'm not a fan of turkey leftovers. That way I can have ham whenever they eat turkey leftovers.

MissPeach said...

My family is Italian so before the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes course, we always have a lasagna, meatballs, sausages, etc. course.

Brayson87 said...

@Aqua, I'd say anything in the 24hr period of Thanksgiving day. No need for mid-meal action or in house bathroom breaks for it to count.

Brayson87 said...

Tofurkey, hmm, I'm reminded of a passage by the poet Stephen Lynch:

"I’m tired of hummus
And bulgur wheat
Tofurkey tofuck yourself
I want some meat"

Aquagirl said...

๐Ÿคš

Aquagirl said...

That comment was meant for @ Brayson.

DarylsBigFan said...

I don't acknowledge "Thanksgiving".
(I give thanks every day. Because that's what I choose to do. )
Free your mind...and your life.

Brayson87 said...

๐Ÿคš

Unknown said...

I never eat turkey for thanksgiving. Always did duck or something else. Turkey's great for big families but I grew up in a small family and have an even smaller family now. Not worth buying a giant bird

Moose said...

Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow topping
Oyster Stuffing
Pineapple Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Creamed Corn
Snowflake Rolls
Cranberry sauce
Pumpkin Pie (with Cool Whip, not real whipped cream)
Pecan Pie
Apple Pie

It's been the exact same meal for the 50+ years I've been on the planet, first from my mom, then after she passed, from my sister who graciously took up the Thanksgiving duties.

Shaddup Mimsey said...

Stone crab claws and Lobster and crab stuffing stuffed yellowtail.

Glitter said...

We have a ham in addition to turkey.

Brayson87 said...

Ham is delicious but it doesn't digest as well turkey, feel bad when people serve lobster because you have to be polite but really not a fan.

Pissoff said...

Hot Dogs

Parade said...

Yes, a mountain of Dungeness crabs, every Thanksgiving.

MountainMama said...

Sometimes we get crazy and have ham too, however a big old stuffed turkey always makes an appearance. The sides are the same year after year, I can throw a new one in but the same sides I have served for 32 years still have to be made or my grown children have a melt down.

Houdini said...

Turkey so that the leftovers go into a turkey,dressing,mayonnaise, cranberry jelly sandwich for the next week.

Do Tell said...

I FLOVE Tofurkey.

i haven't eaten meat in 20 years, so I am pretty much all about the side dishes at Thanksgiving, unless there is some seafood.

Thia said...

We never have turkey. We usually do something fun like crabs, kabobs of the world, Korean dishes - whatever strikes our fancy. Occasionally, we will go out.

Flashy Vic said...

Thank fuck we don't do Thanksgiving here. One holiday meal with fucking turkey a year is one meal with fucking turkey too many.I doubt I could stand another.

Cheryl said...

I never serve turkey.
Capon
Honey Baked Ham

Guesser said...

@Houdini,gravy not mayo,please. Have you ever had it with the sweet potatoes on it as well? Heat,please though I love cold dressing/ stuffing.

zerooptions said...

BBQ!!

Weekittylass said...

Damn Mimsey I might commit sacrilege for that. We always do Rappahannock oysters wrapped in bacon and broiled with scrambled, cheesy eggs for breakfast during holidays. Christmas is English. Roast prime rib, potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, peas and carrots and Christmas crackers to pull and paper hats to wear. Southern coconut cake and a Yule log cake to finish. MountainMama I am quite familiar with the adult child meltdown if you break tradition.

JaneEyreApparent said...

If I don't have family or friends to go to, I eat pizza and watch The Godfather part I & II. It's a great way to spend the day

Morninglorri said...

Duck

MountainMama said...

@JaneEyreApparant if you are ever close to ME hit me up if you can take strong female drama. We do have men in the family but they appreciate the food. Once you come to Thanksgiving with us once you tend to stay

GentleBreeze said...

Mmmm, I am salivating with all these delicious food descriptions.
If we don't have turkey, we have ham. Sweet potatoes with marshmallows, green bean casserole, cooked carrots, cranberries. Depending on who's here, a fresh salad and chicken. The old man makes the gravy and stuffing.
We really are blessed.

Mango said...

@ Susan - My family did that too, usually ravioli or baked ziti, in addition to a 25 pound turkey and also a ham, because my sister didn’t like turkey. Dessert was homemade apple pie (from apples we picked upstate) as well as my mother’s to-die-for sweet potato pie. I ate tofurky for years when I was vegetarian and I really liked it, and never had to share... the rest of my family thought it was disgusting ๐Ÿ˜…

Unknown said...

I am deeply offended by the snowflake rolls.
And what the hell is the 3rd one?
Pecan Pie was lovely at my 1st Thanksgiving last year.

Fuchsia said...

I’m a vegetarian and used to experiment with different recipes for tofu loaves. Now I just make Quorn naked cutlets. I defrost them and sautรฉ in a little olive oil and all the traditional thanksgiving herbs. Or I’ll roast them in the oven with the herbs and some aromatics - onion, oranges, and apples.

Valerie said...

I'm like the other Italians here ... we would have turkey but also lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, meatballs, etc.

Stupidpervs said...

Turkey and all the fixings and pecan pie sometimes ham...all the southern comfort foods one would ever think of.

Unknown said...

This past June we did "Summer Thanksgiving" because it is so difficult and expensive to travel during the holidays and also cause my dad lives near the beach and we cant go there in Nov.

He made his famous Pork, black beans, spanish rice and fried plantains. It was awesome. I'll be spending the real Thanksgiving locally with friends with the usual Thanksgiving foods.

Giada said...

Honey Baked Ham, Baked Pork Roast w/Gravy or Fried Turkey
Oyster Dressing
Artichoke Crab Meat Stuffing
Seafood Gumbo
Boiled Shrimp Stuffed Creole Tomatoes
Stuffed Mirlitons
Baked Green Bean Casserole
Italian Wop Salad with Boiled Shrimp
Stuffed Artichokes
Panna Cotta w/Blueberries & Glaze
Bread Pudding w/Rum Sauce

Matt said...

In some Italian families down here in old New Orleans have lasagna. Pretty good.

Unknown said...

Capon...Superman's favourite.

IndigoBlue said...

Wine. Lots of wine.

Michelle said...

Canada goose (which my dad had shot).

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