TofuTheAlmighty: Turkey sucks. No other meat requires so much tinkering to make it vaguely edible. (Admittedly, I've never had a wild turkey or even heritage bird. But I suspect they aren't worth the effort either.)
Rapmaster2000: If you wanted to be traditional you'd be eating venison and oysters. So make this oyster stuffing recipe from Paul Prudhomme Dom Deluise.
doglover: CilantroDial is cheaper and already a liquid you can find in your kitchen.
SteveO_MN: I am going to have a vegan thanksgiving this year. I'm not vegan, but I find real life trolling to be more fun these days.
Hermione_Granger: fark both of them
FloridaWombat: my best friend is from Texas and she forces those damn black eyed peas on me every year.
Hermione_Granger: I sent my daughter off to college a heterosexual carnivore. They're sending me back a lesbian, possibly bisexual vegetarian.Vegetarians are the most annoying people on the farking planet. I want my money back. Her new girlfriend is nice though. They're settling down in Chicago after graduation. fark both of them for not eating turkey though.
Nick Nostril: doglover: CilantroDial is cheaper and already a liquid you can find in your kitchen.Heathen!
OgreMagi: megarian: TofuTheAlmighty: Turkey sucks. No other meat requires so much tinkering to make it vaguely edible. (Admittedly, I've never had a wild turkey or even heritage bird. But I suspect they aren't worth the effort either.)You shut your whore mouth.I'm going to have to agree with Tofu. Turkey is rather tasteless in my opinion. It's all the "fixings" that make a turkey feast worth while. Personally, I prefer prime rib or venison for t-day. And some really good wine, of course.
Robo Beat: 12349876: TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.FWIW, I've never seen whole cranberries available at any other time of the year. The canned cranberry sauce is sometimes available in, say, June, but you have to scrape about a half-inch of dust off of it.
HypnozombieX: I've noticed that these examples of "War on (fill in the tradition)" tend to be other people choosing not to adhere to said tradition. If Costco decides they want to say Holiday instead of Christmas to be more inclusive that's their business. Stop throwing a tantrum just because others are liking what you don't like.
Xythero: Absurd! Ham is not a traditional Thanksgiving dish.
shortymac: The problem with turkey is that it dries out easy, you absolutely must brine it.I recommend Alton Brown's recipe or any brine really.
mark12A: What we really need to do is organize protests at stores open on Thanksgiving. This instance of corporate abuse is almost enough to turn me commie....
OgreMagi: Last year our christmas dinner was a gourmet French meal. It was awesome. My roommate's French girlfriend was staying with us. Unfortunately, they chose to get married and get their own place. My stomach is not happy with that decision.
silvervial: mark12A: What we really need to do is organize protests at stores open on Thanksgiving. This instance of corporate abuse is almost enough to turn me commie....I have never shopped on Black Friday, and I will never shop on Thanksgiving itself. That's my protest. The four-day weekend is about family, not driving ourselves crazy in stores, and we've always felt that way.
aerojockey: Also, if you make gravy (and you're not a wimpy infrahuman who uses those powdered gravy mixes), you are using hard French cooking techniques. Any soup that goes with Thanksgiving is probably made with a mirepoix. There is no shame to adding French side dishes or even main dishes to you feast.But: bird, stuffing, potatoes.I regard sweet potatoes as acceptable break from regular potatoes; duck, goose, or even chicken to be an acceptable substitute for turkey. There is no substituting for stuffing. That includes calling stuffing "dressing" you stupid Minnesotans. Also "with" is preposition, not an adverb, just so you know
gregoropolis: The nerve of this lady. One of the recipes calls for duck fat. Does she just assume I live near the park.
shinji3i: 12349876: TV's Vinnie: Turkey & stuffing only happens once a year. GTF away from me with your meddling, stupid coont!Because whole turkeys and stuffing ingredients disappear from the grocery store from December-October.Whole turkeys that you can deep fry and share with a group of people for one day instead of eating leftover deep fried turkey for two weeks straight do.You got me on the stuffing though.
Inquisitive Inquisitor: The French are integral to the history of our nation. Without them it's conceivable that we would not exist. Whatever recent history they may have, they still deserve our respect and our thanks. I'd be happy to recognize them on Thanksgiving and remember the sacrifices they made so that our nation could be born.
Kit Fister: In other words, if you're bored of turkey and stuffing and whatever, try something different. Its almost as if the food itself has nothing to do with the original meaning of the holiday, and thus eating the same shiat every year might not be as important as trying new things while enjoying family and the bounty of your life.
OgreMagi: An added note. I'm single, live alone, and my family lives 400 miles away. I ended up with no plans for the holiday so it looks like my t-day feast will be whatever fast food restaurant is open. My family wanted me to make the trip down, but the holiday traffic is so bad it would turn the seven hour trip into at least twelve hours. No farking way./the friends I normally spend the holiday with suffered a family death a couple of weeks ago//so all plans were cancelled
OgreMagi: it looks like my t-day feast will be whatever fast food restaurant is open.
danceswithcrows: OgreMagi: it looks like my t-day feast will be whatever fast food restaurant is open.I take the bus to work most days. My bus stop is right next to a Jack-In-The-Box. This fast-food place has had signs up saying "Open Thanksgiving!" for the last 2 weeks. One of my co-workers is in roughly the same spot as you are (no family nearby, all friends out of town) so she was planning on having a turkey TV dinner. I told her that at least some JITBs were open Thanksgiving, and she said something like, "Oh wow. That sounds horrible. I might have to go there."Note that YMMV and all that. I think you could do worse than a JITB Thanksgiving, but that's just me.
limeyfellow: Benjamin Franklin would have to wonder why you are eating the US national bird. What next? Bald Eagle pie?
lewismarktwo: grumpfuff: lewismarktwo: spidermilk: The real problem is when people who only cook twice a year try to cook a 20 lb bird.If the only other thing you can cook is spaghetti then I see how you can hate turkey.^This people. Your mom can't cook worth shiat. Sorry.Or - maybe, just hear me out here, maybe taste is subjective and some people just don't like the same things you like.HOLY shiat WHAT A CONCEPT!So do you like chicken?
alice_600: Kit Fister: In other words, if you're bored of turkey and stuffing and whatever, try something different. Its almost as if the food itself has nothing to do with the original meaning of the holiday, and thus eating the same shiat every year might not be as important as trying new things while enjoying family and the bounty of your life.You have turkey and Stuffing one day every year, How is it you are bored?
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