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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby Murfreesboro » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:39 am

Obviously, people should eat what they enjoy on Thanksgiving, and there are no Thanksgiving police I know of who are going to fine you if you don't like turkey. However, I make a big deal of having only New World foods on my table at Thanksgiving. I've done that ever since a friend of mine (college prof of anthropology) mentioned to me once that, in a traditional Thanksgiving feast, everything on the table comes from the Americas. So tomorrow I'll be having turkey with homemade cornbread stuffing; white and sweet potatoes; green bean casserole (yes, they do come from the Americas, apparently; I had to check on that one), homemade cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie. Usually I buy a Mrs. Smith's frozen pie, but this year, for the first time, I'm making the pumpkin pie from scratch. I have a little pie pumpkin I've been saving back for it.

So when we have Thanksgiving, we are giving thanks not only for our personal blessings, but for our country and for the bounty of this hemisphere, which I think may be what the day was originally intended to do.

Speaking of which, I have to go and get started on the cooking now! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby witchy » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:39 am

well said Murfreesboro, I second that!!
Ohh by the way I will be flying by so save me some of that wonderful
sounding dinner!! Ha Ha Ha :lol:
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby Andybev01 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:59 am

Yes indeed, happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby DemonSlayerMau » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:15 pm

Eh...I guess for me it's tradition to have turkey. Although I knew a guy that would go deer hunting on thanksgiving, and that was part of his tradition.
I suppose you could have venison, lobster, and other birds but we've always had turkey on thanksgiving, and as long as I'm alive, that's what I will have on Thanksgiving.
The side dishes to me don't matter so much as long as Turkey is served.
Lobster could be a side dish, I wouldn't mind that so much.
If someday I'm really poor and can't afford a full fledged turkey, I'll settle for turkey lunch meat. At least it's turkey in some shape way or form.
Maybe I'm just weird. I'm not even a stickler for other traditions. Well, traditionally we have Ham on Easter. Which is kind of why on Christmas I'd like to have something else, but we usually have Turkey or Ham.
On Halloween well...I think Pizza is our traditional Meal for Halloween XP
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby adrian » Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:53 am

happy late thanksgiving everyone :) mine was FULL of great food and family!!
Last night 'twas witching Hallowe'en
Dearest; an apple russet- brown
I pared, and thrice above my crown
Whirled the long skin; they watched in keen;
I flung it far; they laughed and cried me shame
Dearest, there lay the letter of your name!
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby MauEvig » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:45 am

Last year because I had to work thanksgiving, we ended up having thanksgiving dinner early because of my hectic schedule.

I'm kind of laughing as I read this old post. Perhaps to each their own, but I'm sticking with my turkey.

On the actual day of thanksgiving we ended up going to Apple Bees after I got out of work and I got myself some chicken tenders. :lol: But I still had the "traditional" meal and we got a nice little boneless turkey since it's just the two of us.

This year I don't really want to shop or go out on thanksgiving though. It really isn't fair that anyone should have to work on the holidays. I can understand if you're a hospital worker and having to take care of the sick, but that's the only exception I can think of. People should be home with their families. Because I personally had to work though I didn't really feel up to putting together a big dinner.

I know this post is a little old, but since Thanksgiving is coming up now that Halloween's over, I thought I'd bring a little bit of light to it and discuss traditional thanksgiving dinners. For me it's Turkey, but maybe other people have different traditions. As pumpkin man said, some people have different kinds of meat for Thanksgiving, and that's OK. Everyone is different. :) Perhaps the important thing isn't what's served, but the fact that it's being observed and that we are thankful for what we have.

Wow, I guess I changed a lot since I used to post as DemonSlayerMau. lol.

By the way, I like the way you think Murf. Although I rather have the Turkey stuffing by stove top myself. Good stuff. :)
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby Murfreesboro » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:17 am

Looking back on that old post of mine above, I am amazed that I made a pumpkin pie from scratch! I don't even remember doing that, LOL. Maybe it failed and I ended up with Mrs Smith's anyway.
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby MauEvig » Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:08 am

lol well Mrs. Smith's is a good brand, or Sara Lee. I think I just bought a fresh ready made one last year.

Not sure I am going to attempt to make a homemade one. :lol: Maybe out of a can someday, I don't know about using the real pumpkin. The Frozen pies are usually pretty good though. Maybe one day if I ever feel ambitious enough. I don't know.
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Re: Odd Thanksgiving Meals

Postby Murfreesboro » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:18 pm

Back when I lived in the Shenandoah Valley, I used to buy those half-bushels of apples that they would sell by the roadside (Winesaps I think), and I would make apple pies. When cranberries came on the market at the grocery store, I would combine the apples with the cranberries in my pies. They were really good!

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