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2021-11-02 12:44:10 PM  
White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.
 
2021-11-02 12:46:59 PM  

dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.


Sorry you overcook your turkey.
 
2021-11-02 12:47:56 PM  
To answer the question: anything with sweet potatoes
 
2021-11-02 12:48:14 PM  
Fried shiat and shrimp paste
 
2021-11-02 12:52:20 PM  
green bean casserole.
 
2021-11-02 12:58:18 PM  
Keep the jellybeans and toast, but lose either the popcorn or pretzels.
 
2021-11-02 1:00:02 PM  
Any kind of mac and cheese baked casserole thing, where the top half inch or more of the pasta is crisped to a dried inedible crunch, with a hint of burnt breadcrumbs.
 
2021-11-02 1:00:38 PM  
Yes, I do think we should all eliminate Lifehacker from our lives once and for all.
 
2021-11-02 1:05:58 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Yes, I do think we should all eliminate Lifehacker from our lives once and for all.


We need a "shiatty gossip trolling rag" tab here on Fark.
 
2021-11-02 1:16:37 PM  
Ker_Thwap:We need a "shiatty gossip trolling rag" tab here on Fark.

The Sun is there here.
 
2021-11-02 1:20:43 PM  
Long Pig
 
2021-11-02 1:56:26 PM  

enry: To answer the question: anything with sweet potatoes


Shut your whore mouth. They make a good pie.

Those soggy shiatty Midwestern casserole things.
 
2021-11-02 1:56:38 PM  
Carberry sauce. Yes, even your 'famous' homemade stuff. A delicious savory meal ruined by neon colored gelatinous sour snot.
 
2021-11-02 1:57:18 PM  
Cranberry sauce too.
 
2021-11-02 1:59:44 PM  
I forgo the marshmallow sweet potatoes.  Unfortunately in our family the trend of adding all sorts of unnecessary ingredients to the mashed potatoes crept into the dinner.
 
2021-11-02 2:01:18 PM  
cheap jellied cranberry sauce.
 
2021-11-02 2:03:55 PM  
Headlines where every word is capitalized, just like the linked article where subby copy/pasted it from.
 
2021-11-02 2:06:41 PM  

Paleorific: I forgo the marshmallow sweet potatoes.  Unfortunately in our family the trend of adding all sorts of unnecessary ingredients to the mashed potatoes crept into the dinner.


Came here to say this. Savory sweet potatoes are a thing of beauty, but those nasty damned candied sweet potatoes with marshmallow that every southern Thanksgiving spread seems to have can fark right on off.
 
2021-11-02 2:07:28 PM  
I don't know that it needs to be banned, but if you put oysters in the stuffing then it should be clearly labeled as such.  First time I ate it was a bit of a shock.

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2021-11-02 2:10:26 PM  

dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.


I just think turkey is overrated.

There is not one meal that wouldnt be better with a steak instead.

Or ham.

Turkey sandwiches with lots of mustard are good?
 
2021-11-02 2:11:18 PM  

enry: dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.

Sorry you overcook your turkey.


...and/or don't brine it.
 
2021-11-02 2:11:35 PM  

dv-ous: green bean casserole.


No. I need an excuse to eat the other 1/2 package of crispy onions!
 
2021-11-02 2:12:32 PM  
oyster casserole

"Just don't eat them" doesn't work since the smell turns me green with nausea.
 
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2021-11-02 2:19:26 PM  

BigSquibowski: dv-ous: green bean casserole.

No. I need an excuse to eat the other 1/2 package of crispy onions!


Crush em up and use em to bread chicken

I'm also on team ban green bean casserole
 
2021-11-02 2:20:23 PM  
Um ... per the Turkey Dinner Licensing Authority?

Who gives a fark, eat what you want.

I'm glad my identity doesn't revolve around stupid protests of food other people like to eat.

But yeah, I know, it's Lifehacker, so if you're following their advice, you've already lost.
 
2021-11-02 2:26:06 PM  
Shrimp.
 
2021-11-02 2:31:34 PM  
Eat what you want, I don't care. Just don't stick a fork full of it under my nose and say, "try it JUST ONCE! FOR ME PLEASE?!"

Because if you do that to me, I will throw up right then and there from disgust and extreme anxiety and it will be your fault but I'll be treated like a child for it because you don't have any goddamned manners or respect.
 
2021-11-02 2:35:10 PM  

The Crepes of Wrath: Headlines where every word is capitalized, just like the linked article where subby copy/pasted it from.


i did that once.
don't care,
had a greenlight.
 
2021-11-02 2:36:54 PM  
KFC.
 
2021-11-02 2:48:02 PM  
Turkey... and save the, "You've just never had it cooked right."  Wet-brined, dry-brined, smoked, deep-fried, undercooked, overcooked, cooked upside down, heritage breed,  whatever, it just doesn't matter. When Thanksgiving comes around, I'm usually thankful for two things:  there is only one holiday/year where turkey is the expected main dish, and we're usually invited elsewhere for the dinner.  The latter means no endless leftovers.
 
2021-11-02 2:51:13 PM  

Kitty2.0: Eat what you want, I don't care. Just don't stick a fork full of it under my nose and say, "try it JUST ONCE! FOR ME PLEASE?!"

Because if you do that to me, I will throw up right then and there from disgust and extreme anxiety and it will be your fault but I'll be treated like a child for it because you don't have any goddamned manners or respect.


Aunt Edna spent all morning making that oyster and marshmallow yam stuffing! Once again you ruin Thanksgiving!
 
2021-11-02 2:54:07 PM  

Subtonic: Carberry sauce. Yes, even your 'famous' homemade stuff. A delicious savory meal ruined by neon colored gelatinous sour snot.


IT'S A PALETTE CLEANSER!
 
2021-11-02 2:57:31 PM  

Gough: Turkey... and save the, "You've just never had it cooked right."  Wet-brined, dry-brined, smoked, deep-fried, undercooked, overcooked, cooked upside down, heritage breed,  whatever, it just doesn't matter. When Thanksgiving comes around, I'm usually thankful for two things:  there is only one holiday/year where turkey is the expected main dish, and we're usually invited elsewhere for the dinner.  The latter means no endless leftovers.


Honestly, I don't care for roasts at all.  If I had my way, I'd be having Beef Welllington for Thanksgiving since really good Japanese ingredients cannot be found.
 
2021-11-02 2:59:31 PM  

enry: To answer the question: anything with sweet potatoes


Shut your whore mouth. You just haven't had them cooked well. The key to making a delicious sweet potato casserole is to either put the boiled sweet potatoes through a ricer or use a hand-held mixer to break down the fibers. Add 1/2 cup of OJ for sweetness, add nutmeg and cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves for flavor. Top with marshmallows, bake for 20 minutes at 350 until the marshmallows are golden brown.
 
2021-11-02 3:00:10 PM  
Tofurkey.
 
2021-11-02 3:00:17 PM  

harleyquinnical: Subtonic: Carberry sauce. Yes, even your 'famous' homemade stuff. A delicious savory meal ruined by neon colored gelatinous sour snot.

IT'S A PALETTE CLEANSER!


I make mine from scratch with cognac.
 
2021-11-02 3:00:35 PM  
Grandma's drippy cooter
 
2021-11-02 3:01:55 PM  

BorgiaGinz: harleyquinnical: Subtonic: Carberry sauce. Yes, even your 'famous' homemade stuff. A delicious savory meal ruined by neon colored gelatinous sour snot.

IT'S A PALETTE CLEANSER!

I make mine from scratch with cognac.


I make a relish with cognac and Cointreau
 
2021-11-02 3:17:47 PM  

dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.


not if you brine your bird

/and don't overcook it
 
2021-11-02 3:20:58 PM  
I never had green bean casserole
 
2021-11-02 3:26:27 PM  

harleyquinnical: Honestly, I don't care for roasts at all.  If I had my way, I'd be having Beef Welllington for Thanksgiving since really good Japanese ingredients cannot be found.


YOU? Making something WESTERN?

*le heart attack*
 
2021-11-02 3:26:45 PM  

harleyquinnical: Gough: Turkey... and save the, "You've just never had it cooked right."  Wet-brined, dry-brined, smoked, deep-fried, undercooked, overcooked, cooked upside down, heritage breed,  whatever, it just doesn't matter. When Thanksgiving comes around, I'm usually thankful for two things:  there is only one holiday/year where turkey is the expected main dish, and we're usually invited elsewhere for the dinner.  The latter means no endless leftovers.

Honestly, I don't care for roasts at all.  If I had my way, I'd be having Beef Welllington for Thanksgiving since really good Japanese ingredients cannot be found.



if you cook your Beef Wellington at 400F or higher, you're roasting it
 
2021-11-02 3:28:47 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: I never had green bean casserole


You are not missing out.
 
2021-11-02 3:30:52 PM  

dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.


Not if you brine it.  If you brine it, it's like chewing a wet kitchen sponge.
 
2021-11-02 3:33:56 PM  

petec: dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.

not if you brine your bird

/and don't overcook it


I don't  brine.  But I do loosen  the skin over the breast and put globs of turkey appropriate seasoned butter under it.  Then smooth it around from top of skin to evenly distribute.  Rub any butter left over skin all over turkey.  Never have dry white meat.  And yes, DON'T  OVERCOOK IT.
 
2021-11-02 3:40:54 PM  

enry: dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.

Sorry you overcook your turkey.


Have you treid hanging it over a fire?


The Great Turkey Cook-Off Of 1796
 
2021-11-02 3:46:20 PM  

BorgiaGinz: enry: To answer the question: anything with sweet potatoes

Shut your whore mouth. You just haven't had them cooked well. The key to making a delicious sweet potato casserole is to either put the boiled sweet potatoes through a ricer or use a hand-held mixer to break down the fibers. Add 1/2 cup of OJ for sweetness, add nutmeg and cinnamon and a pinch of ground cloves for flavor. Top with marshmallows, bake for 20 minutes at 350 until the marshmallows are golden brown.


Ugh, I hate the flavor of boiled sweet potatoes. Too fruity. They're much better roasted and mashed.

Sidenote: wtf where is it tradition to have shrimp on Thanksgiving? Is it, like, a side dish like shrimp cocktail, or what?
 
2021-11-02 3:50:51 PM  
Ambrosia "salad."  My aunt makes it every year, this isn't her recipe but apparently the ones including Jell-O are weird because I had to search specifically for it.

It pretty much tastes like whipped cream and canned oranges.  I liked it as a child, but as the years go on it just tastes worse and worse.
 
2021-11-02 3:52:52 PM  

Evil Mackerel: enry: dionysusaur: White meat turkey.  Even sopping wet with gravy, it's like chewing cardboard.

Sorry you overcook your turkey.

Have you treid hanging it over a fire?


The Great Turkey Cook-Off Of 1796


*looks at title*
Is this Townsends?
*click*
Yep
 
2021-11-02 3:54:11 PM  
For the love of god stop putting marshmellows on sweet potatos.They're called "sweet potatoes" for a reason.
 
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