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3 days ago  
1)  Pot Pies - Those are a use for leftover turkey.
2)  Stuffed Squash - Looks interesting until you see their version is stuffed with quinoa, kale, cranberries and chickpeas.  Why anyone would want quinoa and kale on anything is beyond me.
3)  Stuffing Casserole -  as a side, not an entree it works.  Or maybe another use for leftovers.
4)  Squash Lasagna - Interesting concept.  Will have to give it additional thought.
5)  Ham - sure why not.
6) Mac & Cheese - Not on Thanksgiving
 
3 days ago  
I was just going to grab some turkey breast tenderloins.
 
3 days ago  
Coffee and ramen, gotcha
 
3 days ago  

no1curr: Coffee and ramen, gotcha


Ramen cooked in coffee?

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3 days ago  
We got some little Butterball frozen turkey. It's about the size of a melon. Will feed three fine.
 
3 days ago  
Here's my cheater pot pie. I use store-bought rotisserie chicken, store-bought gravy, and store-bought pie crusts. It requires no cooking (just a little warming up) and is in the oven in a half an hour. Also, everybody loves it. I've had more requests for this at pot lucks than I can count. Enjoy!

Chicken Pot Pie

1/3 cup diced onion
1/3 cup diced carrot
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup diced broccoli
About 2 tablespoons veggie oil

1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 bay leaf

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup Heinz roasted turkey gravy
3/4 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup milk

3 cups diced cooked chicken or turkey
1/2 of 10-ounce package frozen peas

Preheat oven to 425*
Roll pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate

In a large pot, sauté the veggies in veggie oil until the onions are clear
Combine the dry ingredients in small mixing bowl and mix together
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat and stir in dry ingredients
Stir the gravy, broth, and milk into butter mixture
Stirring constantly, bring to boil for 1 minute
Remove from heat, and pour gravy mixture into sautéed veggie mixture
Add chicken and frozen peas

Pour chicken mixture into pastry lined pie plate, add top crust, flute edge
Cut 4 slits in top crust
Bake about 35 minutes, or until golden brown
 
3 days ago  

Notabunny: Here's my cheater pot pie. I use store-bought rotisserie chicken, store-bought gravy, and store-bought pie crusts. It requires no cooking (just a little warming up) and is in the oven in a half an hour. Also, everybody loves it. I've had more requests for this at pot lucks than I can count. Enjoy!

Chicken Pot Pie

1/3 cup diced onion
1/3 cup diced carrot
1/3 cup diced celery
1/3 cup diced broccoli
About 2 tablespoons veggie oil

1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon rosemary
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 bay leaf

1/3 cup butter, melted

1 cup Heinz roasted turkey gravy
3/4 cup chicken broth
2/3 cup milk

3 cups diced cooked chicken or turkey
1/2 of 10-ounce package frozen peas

Preheat oven to 425*
Roll pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate

In a large pot, sauté the veggies in veggie oil until the onions are clear
Combine the dry ingredients in small mixing bowl and mix together
In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat and stir in dry ingredients
Stir the gravy, broth, and milk into butter mixture
Stirring constantly, bring to boil for 1 minute
Remove from heat, and pour gravy mixture into sautéed veggie mixture
Add chicken and frozen peas

Pour chicken mixture into pastry lined pie plate, add top crust, flute edge
Cut 4 slits in top crust
Bake about 35 minutes, or until golden brown


Serving size: 1
 
3 days ago  
I'm going to make beer can chicken because it's just me at my place this year
 
3 days ago  
I'm just making things easy this year...

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3 days ago  
Mom said she wasn't going to do turkey this year. Because we're not doing extended family this year for obvious reasons and it didn't make sense to do a whole turkey for just the 5 of us. Which makes a lot of sense.

Friday she changed her mind and will be doing a turkey after all.
 
3 days ago  
I'm sure my partner's parents will want to do something with us since I doubt they'll go to their usual big TG bash

For once I'm actually okay with it, and might suggest they bring over their grill
 
3 days ago  
As a loss leader that big bird was $0.33/lb the other day.  That's some cheap protein

So we're cooking a 22# bird today for the two of us (MrsRT has to work Thurs).  There will be LOTS of leftovers for soup, stews, casseroles, etc to be made this week/tossed in the freezer.

Being with family/friends with minimal leftovers would certainly be preferred, but the food won't go to waste.
 
3 days ago  
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3 days ago  
Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...
 
3 days ago  
go get farked, subby
 
3 days ago  
This year the wife and I are getting those take-out thanksgiving dinners from a local restaurant. No cooking, no clean-up, and we help out a restaurant that is having a hard time staying in business. win-win.
 
3 days ago  
Stuffed squashes with quinoa, kale, cranberries, and chickpeas, as a main dish, at Thanksgiving.

Better make sure the life insurance policy is paid up, maybe check into one of those pre-paid funeral plans.

Because you may not survive the farking you should give yourself.
 
3 days ago  
Were planning on just the two of us, went to buy just a turkey leg, ended up buying a turkey and all the other stuff and inviting two of the partner's five sons for dinner.
 
3 days ago  
Ham and Mac and cheese are healthier than turkey?
 
3 days ago  

TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...


Same. I order our groceries for pickup and whoever picked our hens went with a very "don't talk to me or my son ever again" aesthetic so someone is getting a freakishly tall bird on Thursday.

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My dad, who died in September, found that meme very funny when applied in daily life and we'd always laugh together when we could use it, so unpacking the grocery order to find an example was like a sweet message from Dad.
 
3 days ago  
Air-fryer ribs and french toast.
 
3 days ago  

TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...


Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?
 
3 days ago  
Eh, I'm going to cook a small bird & the traditional sides. The Dude hasn't been feeling well & he loves my Maple Curry Turkey. It'll be at least a week's worth of leftovers too.
 
3 days ago  

BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?


The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?
 
3 days ago  

Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?


Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough
 
3 days ago  
It's just hubby and I so we're having pork chops.
 
2 days ago  
One Thanksgiving we had both a turkey and a ham. I had both. They were good.
 
2 days ago  

Gubbo: Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?

Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough


I'm guessing you've never used or know of Cutco scissors.
 
2 days ago  

Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?

Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough

I'm guessing you've never used or know of Cutco scissors.


No?
 
2 days ago  
I think I'll see if I can find some duck parts.
 
2 days ago  
I normally roast two chickens on Thanksgiving for my friends and I. One member of our group is a vegetarian, and I also make an entree for him. Last year it was stuffed squash, and there was quinoa in it, but I don't recall what else. It was damn good, though.

Since it's just me this year, I will be having Roast Chicken a la Lazy Bastard: seasoned with salt, pepper, and oil, then roasted on a bed of root vegetables.
 
2 days ago  
Not being american, I don't do Thanksgiving. But I might make this on Thursday just for the sake of it.

https://www.nigella.com/recipes/chick​e​n-in-a-pot-with-lemon-and-orzo

/warning, like all recipes it has a lot of text before you get to the recipe
 
2 days ago  

Gubbo: Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?

Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough

I'm guessing you've never used or know of Cutco scissors.

No?


You can cut anything with Cutco scissors - they are unbelievable - expensive, but worth it.
 
2 days ago  

Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?

Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough

I'm guessing you've never used or know of Cutco scissors.

No?

You can cut anything with Cutco scissors - they are unbelievable - expensive, but worth it.


I was unfamiliar too.  With a name like Cutco, I was thinking more like this.

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2 days ago  

Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?

Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough

I'm guessing you've never used or know of Cutco scissors.

No?

You can cut anything with Cutco scissors - they are unbelievable - expensive, but worth it.


Off to amazon. You weren't kidding about expensive
 
2 days ago  
We're doing a turducken breast.
 
2 days ago  

Recoil Therapy: As a loss leader that big bird was $0.33/lb the other day.  That's some cheap protein


Yeah, radio was talking about $0.38 turkeys. Meanwhile, I had gone to the small overpriced fancy grocery to get the good bread they carry, and checked on turkey breast (I'm veggie, but my wife eats meat; for me Thanksgiving was about all the side dishes even back when I ate meat.)

It was $7.99/lb, or $8.99 boneless, and they only had big hunks of the stuff; you could either get a whole turkey for $3.49/lb or half as much turkey breast, and either way it was $70, so nope :-)  I'll see what I can find elsewhere, if I want to risk COVID, but I suspect we're either going to end up with stuffed pumpkin or a grocery store chicken. Or an oversized cheap turkey that gets chopped up and frozen and the bones turned into soup.
 
2 days ago  
I've been in the moody for a nice, smoked turkey breast. Found a perfect frozen 3-pounder at Walmart to grill and we were set for Thanksgiving, I thought. Then we accidentally drove 60 miles yesterday to buy a big Hutterite colony turkey.
It's still just my husband and me this year. And a lot of turkey.
 
2 days ago  

rosekolodny: I think I'll see if I can find some duck parts.


D'Artagnan.com    Moulard Magret Duck Breast.  A little spendy, but worth it, IMHO.
 
2 days ago  

Gubbo: Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: Gubbo: Porkbelly: BizarreMan: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Depends, does the missus like being spatchcocked?

The bigger question is do you spatchcock the missus with your Cutco scissors?

Mental note, buy proper poultry shears. I think I've pushed my luck spatchcocking chicken with a sharp knife quite long enough

I'm guessing you've never used or know of Cutco scissors.

No?

You can cut anything with Cutco scissors - they are unbelievable - expensive, but worth it.

Off to amazon. You weren't kidding about expensive


Worth it; the vegetable peeler is also the finest I've ever used.  The knives come with a life-time guarantee, if they get dull you send them back and they send you a new one.

Cutco used to be exclusively a surgical tool, etc. company and branched out to cutlery.  The kitchen knife can cut slices of steak to thin you can see through (cut the meet when it's still slightly frozen).
 
2 days ago  

billstewart: Recoil Therapy: As a loss leader that big bird was $0.33/lb the other day.  That's some cheap protein

Yeah, radio was talking about $0.38 turkeys. Meanwhile, I had gone to the small overpriced fancy grocery to get the good bread they carry, and checked on turkey breast (I'm veggie, but my wife eats meat; for me Thanksgiving was about all the side dishes even back when I ate meat.)

It was $7.99/lb, or $8.99 boneless, and they only had big hunks of the stuff; you could either get a whole turkey for $3.49/lb or half as much turkey breast, and either way it was $70, so nope :-)  I'll see what I can find elsewhere, if I want to risk COVID, but I suspect we're either going to end up with stuffed pumpkin or a grocery store chicken. Or an oversized cheap turkey that gets chopped up and frozen and the bones turned into soup.


The turkeys at my grocery store are pretty cheap. I didn't look at the per pound price but just glancing at them they're under a dollar.

My favorite shopping time is just after the holidays when they're unloading everything they've overstocked.
Buy one get two free slabs of ribs, ground beef for $1.99 lb, BOGO on various things like sausages etc.
Hell the grocery store I shop at even had USDA Prime steaks on sale after Memorial day. That was the first time I've ever seen prime at any grocery store around here.

I'm not a big fan of turkey but I may buy one after the holiday when they're further reduced. If I can get a 20lb turkey for $6 I'll grab one and throw it in my chest freezer and figure out what to do with it.

If nothing else I can slice it up and make a shiatload of turkey jerky treats for my dogs.
 
2 days ago  

abhorrent1: billstewart: Recoil Therapy: As a loss leader that big bird was $0.33/lb the other day.  That's some cheap protein

Yeah, radio was talking about $0.38 turkeys. Meanwhile, I had gone to the small overpriced fancy grocery to get the good bread they carry, and checked on turkey breast (I'm veggie, but my wife eats meat; for me Thanksgiving was about all the side dishes even back when I ate meat.)

It was $7.99/lb, or $8.99 boneless, and they only had big hunks of the stuff; you could either get a whole turkey for $3.49/lb or half as much turkey breast, and either way it was $70, so nope :-)  I'll see what I can find elsewhere, if I want to risk COVID, but I suspect we're either going to end up with stuffed pumpkin or a grocery store chicken. Or an oversized cheap turkey that gets chopped up and frozen and the bones turned into soup.

The turkeys at my grocery store are pretty cheap. I didn't look at the per pound price but just glancing at them they're under a dollar.

My favorite shopping time is just after the holidays when they're unloading everything they've overstocked.
Buy one get two free slabs of ribs, ground beef for $1.99 lb, BOGO on various things like sausages etc.
Hell the grocery store I shop at even had USDA Prime steaks on sale after Memorial day. That was the first time I've ever seen prime at any grocery store around here.

I'm not a big fan of turkey but I may buy one after the holiday when they're further reduced. If I can get a 20lb turkey for $6 I'll grab one and throw it in my chest freezer and figure out what to do with it.

If nothing else I can slice it up and make a shiatload of turkey jerky treats for my dogs.


I wish my cats were more into homemade food.  I can toss them bits of chicken and they enjoy it, but if I put a pile of chopped turkey on a plate, it just kind of sits there.
 
2 days ago  

Gough: rosekolodny: I think I'll see if I can find some duck parts.

D'Artagnan.com    Moulard Magret Duck Breast.  A little spendy, but worth it, IMHO.


This was about 13 bucks for 10 oz but hey, it's a holiday; just me and a girlfriend and plenty of side dishes.
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2 days ago  
Not really related, but the ham shown at the bottom below "Passover" made me giggle a bit.

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2 days ago  
I am okay with all those ideas but i have to say that at least inthe places where I have lived as an adult brisket isn't readily available this time of year , that isn't to say you could not get one if you really wanted one but i'd not expect to see onj in supermarkets around where i live.

Hams and turkeys abound and even goose will show up in small quantities early in December but not brisket.  If you want one your gonna have to do extra legwork to make it happen.
 
2 days ago  
Ham for Passover, doesn't sound to kosher.
 
2 days ago  

Dallymo: TelemonianAjax: Cornish hens for us. Faster cook time and the kids love getting their own bird.

They are fantastic spatchcocked and jerk seasoned on the grill. I wonder if I can get the missus on board...

Same. I order our groceries for pickup and whoever picked our hens went with a very "don't talk to me or my son ever again" aesthetic so someone is getting a freakishly tall bird on Thursday.

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My dad, who died in September, found that meme very funny when applied in daily life and we'd always laugh together when we could use it, so unpacking the grocery order to find an example was like a sweet message from Dad.


I do miss picking out my own groceries, meat and produce in particular. Ex: I never buy whole chickens over 5lbs because they don't cook evenly. Our last order had an 8 lb monster chicken. Guess I shouldn't complain though.
 
2 days ago  
I live in a country where turkey is not readily available. Costco carries big 'ol butterballs that won't fit in my teensy oven (people have told my they carry smaller birds but I never manage to find any when I go) and there are a few other specialty meat shops that carry it. This year I paid like $40 for a 7lb bird and I thought that was pretty good.

My husband doesn't care for Thanksgiving food much at all but I am making the bird, potatoes, gravy, and rolls for the two of us. Also ices oatmeal cookies, mini pumpkin cheesecakes and mini pecan pies for us and the neighbors.

Honestly, I just love leftover turkey sandwiches. If turkey breast was available (and not somehow as or more expensive than a whole bird wft) I would just roast that two or three times a year for sammich fixin's. Occasionally my Costco has smoked whole breast but if I wanted a turkey that tastes like ham I'd buy a damn ham.
 
2 days ago  
I spent today making hand-raised pork pies. It  was the first time, and won't be the last.

Pork Pie Recipe
Ingredients - Filling
·        400 g Pork shoulder, finely chopped
·        200 g Pork belly, half minced, half roughly chopped
·        125 g Smoked bacon, cut/ripped into chunks
·        0.25 teaspoon nutmeg
·        0.25 teaspoon mace
·        1 dessert spoon freshly chopped sage
·        1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme
·        0.25 teaspoon salt
·        0.5 teaspoon white pepper
Ingredients - Pastry
·        270 g Strong bread flour
·        90 g Lard
·        120 ml water
·        0.25 teaspoon salt
Ingredients - Finish
·        1 egg, beaten
·        0.5 sachet gelatin
·        150 ml chicken stock
Method - Jelly
·        Take half packet of gelatin
·        Add to chicken stock
·        Simmer until gelatin has dissolved
Method - Pastry and filling
·        Put flour and salt into large bowl
·        Put lard and water in saucepan
·        Gently bring to boil
·        Mix water/lard mix into flour using a wooden spoon
·        When dough is cool enough to handle (still warm), knead until smooth for a minute or two.
·        Take approximately 25% - 30% of the dough and wrap in clingfilm (to make the lid/lids)
·        Roll out the pastry until it is about ¼ inch (6 mm) thick
·        Refrigerate to harden a little
·        Mix meats, spices and herbs.
·        Blitz in food processor.
·        Divide to sizes as required.
·        Place meat in centre of pastry
·        Mould into pie shape (I used the meat moulded to the shape I wanted, then lifted the pastry around that))
·        Roll out lid part
·        Fix to top of pie, crimp and decorate
·        Cut hole(s) in top to allow filling with jelly
·        Glaze pie and lid with egg wash all over (apply liberally)
Method - Cook
·        Pre-heat oven to 190 C (Gas mark 5)
·        Put pie in, bake for 20 minutes
·        Reduce heat to 170 C (Gas mark 3)
·        Bake for a further 60 minutes
·        Remove pie
·        Leave to cool
Method - Jelly
·        Carefully pour jelly into cooked pie using small funnel
·        Leave to cool
·        Refrigerate overnight

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2 days ago  

luckyeddie: I spent today making hand-raised pork pies. It  was the first time, and won't be the last.


I don't believe you.
 
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