Event Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Happy Thanksgiving, all you crazy Blazers fanatics!
     
  2. crandc

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    Thankful for Lucia, my new house, all the people who voted for women making our own health care choices, the heroes in Ukraine and for Dame being best face of the Blazers ever. And for all the organic cage free eggs I eat.
     
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    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you forum fans and friends. Hope your day was filled with good times and great food with great people.
    Go Blazers!
     
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    I do but fresh and not canned yams that are candied with sugar.
     
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    Does anyone actually like the food from Thanksgiving?

    I have to admit that I don't. Sure, cranberry sauce can be nice if it's not too sweet, but the rest of it? Not for me
     
  6. crandc

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    I love sweet potatoes but the should not be drowned in sugar. I am roasting mine with a light glaze of real maple syrup.
     
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    Come to my dinner. Turkey isn't dry. Desserts are fab. Rolls fresh baked. Vegetables from garden.
     
  8. andalusian

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    Turkey here wasn't dry here either, I just don't like it, but thanks for the invite :)
     
  9. MickZagger

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    Cage free is the way to be!
     
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    Our contribution (wifes) this year, Bacon Brussels and Mandoline Guyure Potatoes.

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    Man that looks good as hell
     
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    Woke up this morning to some news that we've been hoping for. Thankful for that!!!

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  13. Chris Craig

    Chris Craig (Blazersland) I'm Your Huckleberry Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Congrats
     
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    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    Maybe this a “hot take”, but Thanksgiving food is overrated. Give me prime rib any day over Turkey and ham. Stuffings alright but only if doused with gravy.

    Pumpkin pie? Hard pass. Anything pumpkin flavored is garbage to my taste buds.
     
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    Congrats. I’m working on that lately too. At 36 I hope they can still swim. She’s only 31 though so I guess we have that on our side.
     
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    That looks bomb wit it
     
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    My big Thanksgiving yesterday was a smash. I was worried about two groups of people who don't know one another but things clicked right away. Food and wine help. Improbably, my sister in law is friends with a family who are friends with one of my neighbors. All the food came out well. Turkey really tasty. Surprisingly, with all the talk about whole grains blah blah, the soft white dinner rolls went faster than the bran muffins. The cheesecake was a bit soft for my taste, I like it firmer, but tasted fine. The turtle pie was decadent. Apple pie with homemade ice cream and warm caramel sauce. My cousin David thankfully has turkey carving skills. It's hard to carve while cooking all the last minute things. One year I tried to instruct my sister in law, explaining it was like carving a chicken. She had never carved a chicken. My niece was waving the carving knife wildly around while a friend kept taking pictures. I finally threw all of them out of the kitchen!

    A weird but helpful idea I saw. It's hard for everyone to ladle hot gravy onto their plates, at best messy, sometimes hazardous. The suggestion was put gravy into thermos bottles. They keep it hot and people can pour. I put the turkey gravy in a large thermos and vegan gravy in a small one. No spills.

    Oh yes. Wine. I don't drink wine alone at home, only in some sort of gathering. A few years ago I ordered a big shipment, two dozen bottles, of assorted wines from Naked Wine (they are actually pretty good). Then Covid hit and there were no occasions. The wine sat. When I got my new house and threw a house warming, nearly every guest brought wine. I had a dinner party a few weeks ago for neighbors and both parties brought wine. Last night one of my guests said that since I wasn't asking people to bring food they would bring wine. So I opened two bottles but got one back. I am damn near drowning in wine!

    The turkey did not yield a lot of leftovers. With 9 people, a lot was eaten, but I was afraid a bigger one wouldn't fit my oven. I have two turkey sandwiches, two turkey dinners, the meat for a turkey casserole and will make turkey carcass soup.

    The floor is washed, the stove is scrubbed, all dishes are clean and food wrapped and put away. I have been on my feet cooking for a week and am going to watch Blazers and Law & Order reruns rest of the day. And eat turkey.
     
  20. UncleCliffy'sDaddy

    UncleCliffy'sDaddy Circling the bowl.....

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    I agree with your take on TDay food. We did Korean ginger soy beef skewers, my wife’s amazing potato soufflé, a tossed salad and butter flake dinner rolls from a local bakery. Desert was Marionberry pie with Marionberry ice cream. Best Thanksgiving meal I’ve had in years…..
     

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