Exclusive Thanksgiving 2023

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  1. PDXFonz

    PDXFonz I’m listening

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    As always I am thankful for my family.

    Thankful for all of you knuckleheads, landscapers, and Blazermanics here.

    A tad bit early, but I’m looking forward to having a kitchen this year and have been thinking about what will be for dinner.

    Looks like I’m going to be making German food this year!

    Chicken Schnitzel with a brown mushroom sauce (the kind used for Jägerschnitzel)
    Spätzle (Noodles)
    German Potato Salad
    Cooked Red Cabbage
    Apple Pie

    What are your dinner plans?
    Traditional American Turkey dinner?
    Anyone else doing something different this year?

    Hope you all have a good Thanksgiving day, however you spend it.
     
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  2. PtldPlatypus

    PtldPlatypus Let's go Baby Blazers! Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator

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    Well now I'm planning on having schnitzel, spätzle, and pie. When should I be there? Will (American) football be on?
     
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  3. Chris Craig

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

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    Herb Glazed Roasted Turkey
    Rosemary Turkey Gravy
    Mash potatoes
    Homemade Mac and Cheese
    Green Bean Casserole
    Corn
    Cranberry Sauce
    Corn Bread
    Bread rolls

    Pumpkin Pie
    Cheesecake

    Moscato
    Egg Nog
    Ginger Ale
     
  4. crandc

    crandc Well-Known Member

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    My not favorite cousin is having a small get together Thursday and asked me to bring something chocolate. I am making chocolate mousse cake and coffee ice cream.

    My real dinner is Saturday. There will be 10 guests and me. Breakdown 4 women, 6 men, 1 nonbinary. Three Jews, four Christians, two Buddhists, one Muslim, one spiritual.

    Plus Lashanna. She was born early October so last Thanksgiving she was a just weaned stray kitten, probably hungry. Doubt she got much turkey.

    I am making:

    Green salad with avocado and spiced pumpkin seeds.
    Glazed spiced spatchcock turkey.
    Dressing with apples and cranberries. Dressing is meat, egg free.
    Turkey gravy and vegan gravy.
    Olive oil mashed potatoes.
    Mashed sweet potatoes with coconut milk.
    Air fried green beans.
    Beet salad.
    Corn muffins.
    Sourdough rolls.
    Choice of butter or vegan margarine.
    Cranberry sauce with grand Marnier and brandied cranberries.
    Maple cheesecake
    Frozen chocolate pecan pie.
    Vegan apple crumble.
    Vanilla ice cream or vegan coconut milk ice cream.
    Wine and sparkling cider.
    Tums.

    Making ice cream uses loads of egg yolks so next week making angel cake to use up egg whites.
     
  5. UKRAINEFAN

    UKRAINEFAN Well-Known Member

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    My wife and daughter are Ukrainian and don't seem to consider Thanksgiving to be a holiday. They are also anti-social and turned down a very kind invite last year from my employer.
    I think I will ask her to get me one of those big Costco pumpkin pies today and take it out of my pay. I will celebrate with that pie. That's fucking sad, isn't it....
     
  6. e_blazer

    e_blazer Rip City Fan

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    Sounds like a great party and an even better meal. I’m in awe of the amount of work you put into it.
     
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    Pinwheel1 Well-Known Member

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    Not a big turkey fan. Don't hate it but don't love it. Same with all the side dishes. My wife and I celebrate at a Mastro's every year. I get a steak, she gets the fresh fish and we split the lobster mashed potatoes and a wedge salad. I can't wait
     
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    We’re hosting it this year. I’m going to smoke a prime rib on the traeger. My absolute favorite piece of meat
     
  9. Kano John

    Kano John Start 'em young!

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    I do that for Christmas each year. For Thanksgiving I do ham since the wife doesn't care for turkey.
     
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    Going to meet the future son-in-law's parents (by marriage)

    They're-a-cookin.
    I'm-a-drinkin

    As long as I don't have to do an allottment scan of the folks present/size of tureen when spooning up my gravy, I'm good. Happiness begins and ends right there.
     
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  11. crandc

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    Oi vey, how could I forget? Also making vegan entree. A take on shepherd's pie, lentils and mushrooms topped with butternut squash and baked.
     
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    Mediocre Man Mr. SportsTwo

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    I love Thanksgiving. When people ask me what I want for Christmas, I tell them Thanksgiving.

    We are a pretty traditional Thanksgiving household with

    Turkey
    Stuffing
    Mashed potatoes
    Mac & cheese
    Corn
    Candied yams
    Green bean casserole
    Rolls
    Deviled eggs
    Cranberry sauce
    1000 pies (pumpkin, apple, pecan, etc

    My wife does most of the work. I chip in when I can. In exchange for this we don’t really watch football, but have compromised on another competition.
    So go Winston, the French Bulldog
     
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    First year without kids and grandkids around. However, we are having my wife's 100 year old mother and my brother over.
    Turkey
    Dressing
    Yams
    and who knows what else....
     
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  14. UncleCliffy'sDaddy

    UncleCliffy'sDaddy We're all Bozos on this bus.

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    The kids have their own lives, so it's Chinese food with old friends. Rinse and repeat at Xmas. I can't say I miss all the hype, preparation and stress that leads up to every holiday meal.......
     
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    Phatguysrule Well-Known Member

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    We've gotten to just taking it easy. My wife and daughters make turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, biscuits, green bean casserole

    Then we eat it for the next week or so.
     
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    Head starting to spin. Three guests backed out yesterday. I thought, more manageable size. Then three longshots said they are coming.
     
  17. SlyPokerDog

    SlyPokerDog Woof! Staff Member Administrator

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    I buy an organic free range turkey and pay for it. I can afford premium quality for special occasions.

    The three guests realized dinner is Saturday and not Thursday so can't make it after all. Beat head into wall.
     

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