2016 Thanksgiving

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Re: 2016 Thanksgiving

Post by doodles » 21 Nov 2016, 15:47

How to cook a turkey

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 22 Nov 2016, 02:47

MermaidMcclain wrote:This is my first time cooking for Thanksgiving! I am so nervous so finding this thread totally made my day haha. We are hosting "friendsgiving" on Friday and although nervous, I'm also super excited!!!
I hope your friendsgiving goes awesome. I remember making my 1st thanksgiving and it came out better then anticipated. I hope you have help with the cooking and clean up

-- 22 Nov 2016, 02:47 --

Does everyone have help with cooking and cleaning or are you on your own. I am lucky I have help

-- 22 Nov 2016, 02:58 --
doodles wrote:How to cook a turkey
What I did was look up how long it takes for the size bird that I had. I set my turkey in the bottom of my fridge 2-3 day before so it can start to thaw. on day of I preheat oven for 325. I took soft butter with seasoning that I like ( garlic, onion, salt, black pepper) and stuffed it under the skin and rubbed it on top. I don't like stuffing so I don't stuff mine. stick in oven and let it cook for 3-5 hr depending on size. once it comes out let it rest before cutting into. when juices run clear its cooked thru. I like allrecipes and foodnetwork for idea

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Post by Sanjok Rai » 22 Nov 2016, 08:54

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Mcapps789 wrote:My family always does the traditional. However a local tradition,mainly from Southern MD, is stuffed ham and my father makes the best! Since I'm not hosting this year I'll probably be bringing a bottle of merlot and make Savannah cheesecake bars to add to the dessert table ?

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Post by 2124Sunshine » 22 Nov 2016, 10:53

Thanksgiving is here so fast, I am really not ready. My son has come home, he is a freshman at college so I have to cook. :lol: Every year I have found a way out of cooking by going over family and friends house, but anyway my kids have a big meal planned for me too cook. Lets get cooking and enjoy this wonderful time of the Year!!!!! :D

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Post by e-tasana-williams » 22 Nov 2016, 13:22

katiesquilts wrote:
lucymn11 wrote:Sounds like a fun challenge! I've only been to Japan once but I LOVED it. If I'm ever back there during Thanksgiving, I'd probably just give up and stick to traditional Japanese food :P
This is true...but I'm pretty sure I'll be following the Japanese tradition of KFC and cake on Christmas, so I want to do at least ONE holiday right! :lol:
That is hilarious! KFC and cake?!? Sounds like my kind of holiday meal when I was in college and not going home...that one made me laugh! :lol: :lol2: :lol: :lol2: :lol: :lol2:
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Post by Gravy » 24 Nov 2016, 04:54

Turkey here I come!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Post by Fran » 24 Nov 2016, 16:35

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving ... I have to wait another month for turkey :(
:greatweekend:
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Post by Amcdanel86 » 26 Nov 2016, 19:05

Fran wrote:Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving ... I have to wait another month for turkey :(
:greatweekend:
Hope your having a great weekend. Why do you have to wait for turkey?

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What did everyone do with the left overs, if there was any. I have taken mine for lunches at work this weekend

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Post by katiesquilts » 02 Dec 2016, 16:07

Amcdanel86 wrote:What did everyone do with the left overs, if there was any. I have taken mine for lunches at work this weekend
I still have some turkey sitting on my counter... I know it's disgusting, but it's actually so cold here without A/C on that it's just as good as putting it in the fridge!
I also froze some of the smaller pieces that I cut off. Honestly we have so many leftovers, but we're so sick of eating the same thing so we're basically just avoiding them. :lol:

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 03 Dec 2016, 00:00

Its been a week and my left over are finally all gone. katiesquilts that sound like a cold kitchen brrr. when I was younger my mom would use the turkey in chili, I liked it

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Post by Janet L » 03 Dec 2016, 00:05

I cooked a traditional turkey dinner this year for the first time ever! I was surprised how well I did. The only thing that didn't turn out as well were my yams because I don't think I cooked them long enough. But my potato salad was to die for! I really outdid myself on that! The turkey was pretty good, but next year I'm going to do better. I'm going to find a better pan for the purpose and research ways to spice it up. For Christmas we're having ham, so I won't get to practice then. Anyway, continued next year!

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 03 Dec 2016, 00:09

Janet L wrote:I cooked a traditional turkey dinner this year for the first time ever! I was surprised how well I did. The only thing that didn't turn out as well were my yams because I don't think I cooked them long enough. But my potato salad was to die for! I really outdid myself on that! The turkey was pretty good, but next year I'm going to do better. I'm going to find a better pan for the purpose and research ways to spice it up. For Christmas we're having ham, so I won't get to practice then. Anyway, continued next year!

I am looking for a good potato salad recipe for Christmas. what did you put in your that made it a great success

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Post by Janet L » 03 Dec 2016, 21:26

I think it was the kind of potato I used. I forget the names of them, but instead of the normal potato you buy I bought those kind of yellowish skinned ones. They were really good in there. Then I put chopped up boiled eggs, mayonnaise and just enough mustard to give it flavor. You don't want to over do the mustard. Oh, and some dill pickle.

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Post by Amcdanel86 » 04 Dec 2016, 01:16

Thank you, I know which potatos your talking about. I will try that. Thank you

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Post by Celticlady » 04 Dec 2016, 13:05

I didn't cook this year, we went out so no dishes or leftovers. I kind of like the leftovers though! Hope everyone had a great holiday!

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