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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:14 pm

Presented the idea for Prime Rib Thanksgiving to Mrs. Geezer.
She said, "That's nice. Maybe for Christmas.".
"Why?" sez I.
"We're going to my mom's for Thanksgiving."
Dang! It's always turkey there on Thanksgiving.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby Camp Director » Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 pm

Have a pizza delivered when you get there.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 pm

Camp Director wrote:Have a pizza delivered when you get there.


Yes, that would be impressive.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:39 am

And funny as heck :Snork :ImaPoser
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:03 pm

LadyDraco wrote:And funny as heck :Snork :ImaPoser


The in laws and I do not share the same sense of humor.

A remark I use to make about my MIL was that her life's motto is, "Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud". That should give you some idea how the pizza delivery would go over.

Decades of being an "okay" SIL would be down the drain!
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby Condolini » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:59 am

My MIL used to get up at 4 a.m. to start the turkey. A 12 pounder would go in the oven for about 7 hours. She always made a foil sling for the turkey but after the long cook period it would fall apart when you looked at it. FIL never had to carve.
Her gravy was thickened with cornstarch, it would gel as it cooled.
She never used pepper, I had to take my own to dinner. She said pepper accumulates in your stomach during your life, making a bezoar (not her word) that could kill you. For her non-use she ended up with a bowel obstruction.
In order to get some veg into her husband she would put grated carrots in the stuffing, often too many carrots. Sweet stuffing has no business on the holiday table.

She made great desserts so I took over the savory foods and she baked. Her homemade German chocolate cake was to die for. Christmas baking always resulted in enough sweets to last until Easter.

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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:56 pm

Happy Thanksgiving, Condolini.

I remember that pepper thing! Where did people get these ideas from?

My youth was similar. Nobody ever "carved" a turkey. The turkey was more like pulled pork than anything else.

Mrs Geezer is presently in the kitchen doing her pie thing. She makes great pies, But, the kitchen is not a safe place right now.

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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby Condolini » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:00 pm

Happy Turkey Day to the crew!
My pies are made, pumpkin and pecan (with a shot of bourbon.)
Tried a new pumpkin recipe and didn't read it completely before starting. It wanted me to make the custard, cook it on the stove, and then put it in the pie shell and bake it. Hell no! Did it the old fashioned way.

I saw a recipe for a maple pie but I don't want to use almost a pint of maple syrup just for a pie, that would mean I'd only have a cup left for the winter. My favorite syrup producer won't be back to town until April so I have to make my stash last.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby RUSTINPEACE » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:02 am

I usually order an extra large pizza on Thanksgiving eve & Christmas eve. :thumb Because none of my local pizza place's are open on Thanksgiving or Christmas. :eek :patch
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:10 am

Happy Thanksgiving Fellow Campers !
Please enjoy your day with Family & friends.

Thank You CD for this place ... :LadyDraco

I hope everyone has a Bountiful feast ...

I spent yesterday cooking and prepping for today..

Today will be Turkey , candied yams, green bean casserole ,
Pickled beets, mashed taters, gravy, peas and carrots, Crab legs .
chestnut stuffing , Pumpkin pie, coconut custard pie.
Spinach and artichoke dip, stuffed black olives and green olives.
Celery w/cream cheese, and carrots w/ cream cheese .
Deviled eggs...

No other foods will be eaten .. :lol8

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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby Condolini » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:58 am

For four I've got:
Turkey breast
Stuffing
Mashed taters
Green bean casserole
Roasted butternut squash
Gravy
Cranberry orange bread
Pecan pie
Pumpkin pie
Whipped cream

I'm making the stuff at home and taking it to the relatives to heat. It will be easier than making it there because I don't know where the tools are.

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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:57 pm

Good idea cooking it home and then cover dish it :thumb
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby LadyDraco » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:00 pm

RUSTINPEACE wrote:I usually order an extra large pizza on Thanksgiving eve & Christmas eve. :thumb Because none of my local pizza place's are open on Thanksgiving or Christmas. :eek :patch


We have a pizza place that has 22" pizza ...
I have gotten their 18" pizza before ... Not bad
But wow I remember when a 18" pizza was $ 2.50 !
That size I now 13 bucks...
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby Condolini » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:29 pm

Leftovers stowed, dishes washed. I'm beat. Humping all the stuff up and down to the basement garage from the second floor is a good workout after the big supper.

Hope you all got your fill of goodies.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:56 pm

Made it through the inlaw's Thanksgiving. Did the mashed taters, the stove top style stuffing, green bean casserole, candied yams, and a piece of turkey about half the size of a credit card covered in cranberry sauce (to hide the taste). I wonder if that's the reason cranberry sauce is used with turkey (just thinking out loud here).
Left enough room for pie, which was my main objective.
All was good. The cranberry sauce worked fine. :thumb
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:24 pm

Okay, woke up this morning and wondered, "What's for breakfast?".
A fair amount of leftover turkey in fridge.
I think, "I'll make a sammich.".
Lots of mayo, it'll be okay.
Didn't like it.
I'm hopeless.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby LadyDraco » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:07 am

Did you put lots of salt and pepper on it too?
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby GrouchyGeezer » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:14 am

LadyDraco wrote:Did you put lots of salt and pepper on it too?
http://www.advbannedcamp.com/posting.php?mode=edit&f=12&p=15653

Actually, yes.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby Condolini » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:33 pm

I had T-day reruns last night. It was still good but now it's almost gone.

I've been craving some spaghetti with red sauce, bought some hot Italian links today. Guess I'll drag out the crock pot tomorrow.
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Re: Thanksgiving Alternatives

Postby MrKiwi » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:59 pm

I'm still eating chocolate cake from my birthday party last Sat night. Mmmmm....
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