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2012-11-15 09:51:22 PM  
3 votes:
I don't typically have much to contribute but I love these weekly food threads! Thanks for continuing to post them - keep up the good work :)
2012-11-15 09:32:52 PM  
3 votes:


Would you two go threadshiat someplace else?
2012-11-15 10:22:12 PM  
2 votes:

scubamage: Hey folks. My fiance and I are hosting thanksgiving at our place this year, so i get to cook the turkey. She has fallen in love with a recipe involving brining the turkey for 3 days. I've never done this before. Anyone know any pros/cons of brining? Other than adding salt, what exactly does it accomplish?

2012-11-16 06:36:37 AM  
1 vote:
This may sound white trash but my mom buys sliced turkey at the deli, wraps them up in stuffing and pops them in the oven.

That's been our turkey since I first suggested it as a kid. None of us truly like turkey and my mom cooks everything else except that.

/everyone knocks it
//then they try it
2012-11-16 04:35:12 AM  
1 vote:

Pokey.Clyde: Why do you people ruin your stuffing/dressing with crap like oysters and crawfish?

Oysters don't belong in stuffing, but crawfish... mm.
2012-11-16 03:28:51 AM  
1 vote:

Pokey.Clyde: Why do you people ruin your stuffing/dressing with crap like oysters and crawfish?

It's a Southern thing. I chop them so fine they just add a creamy, briny touch. I've never had a complaint, and get a request every year.
2012-11-16 12:38:14 AM  
1 vote:
Cot a cranberry can, but the raw berries are cheap...maybe a can of biscuits, a couple sweet potatoes, a couple white potatoes, some stuffing...I like it all fresh.
2012-11-16 12:25:19 AM  
1 vote:

Purelilac: a can of cranberry sauce

if you buy a bag of cranberries and just heat them in a pot with a little water till they burst and get mushy, you will find out what cranberry sauce is supposed to taste like. Can add some cut up fresh apple chunks near the end of the cooking time.
2012-11-15 11:59:28 PM  
1 vote:

buckler: i gotta see if I can find a way to make a teeny Thanksgiving meal just for myself that still provides me the chance of leftovers. The best bit.

A package of turkey legs, a box of stove- top with add-ins, a baked sweet potato, a can of cranberry sauce, a small tube of popinfresh rolls. You could go nuts and throw a can of cream of mushroom soup into a can of green beans. Throw it all in the oven as needed and eat for days.
2012-11-15 09:31:22 PM  
1 vote:
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Charcoal grill. Yes, really.
2012-11-15 09:17:57 PM  
1 vote:
If you can find them,real Yukon Gold potatos (not the "Golden" ones some places sell) make absolutely the best damned mashed taters.I use just a little butter & milk & put in some roasted garlic (run through the press) & salt of course,everybody loves 'em.
2012-11-15 09:09:09 PM  
1 vote:

UncleStumpy: keep this shiat on tf

/can't wait for my first American thanksgiving! I haven't been this excited in a while!

although I'm more excited to see the fiancé and her in laws. I love them way more than my own family

This is a weekly thread, and you are more than welcome to not read it.
2012-11-15 09:01:00 PM  
1 vote:

Mr.Poops: Best mashed potato recipe ever:

5 Pound bag of potatoes
1 stick Unsalted Butter
1 pint Heavy Cream
1 clove fresh garlic, finely minced
Fresh ground black pepper
Sea Salt

Put your fully peeled potatoes in a large stock pot, fill with water. Put a GENEROUS palm ful of salt in the water. Boil until finished. Melt your butter on a stove pan or in the microwave, whisk in cream. Pour cream mixture over drained potatoes, mash. Add your minced garlic, add pepper or more salt if desired.

Not a bad recipe...but, you need a LOT MORE GARLIC!!!1!:
¼ cup roasted garlic cloves
½ cup milk {reduced fat is fine, but not skim}
½ cup heavy cream or crème fraîche
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Kosher salt
2 pounds potatoes, preferably Idaho or Yukon Gold, peeled and quartered

Purée the garlic, milk and cream in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in butter; cover and keep warm.

Meanwhile, bring a large a 3-quart or larger pan of water to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and the potatoes. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

Arrange a potato ricer over a large heat-proof bowl and press the potatoes through it. If you don't have a potato ricer {go out and get one - it makes super-smooth mashed potatoes!} just mash the potatoes in the bowl using a potato masher or wooden spoon.

Dribble in the hot milk mixture beat until the potatoes are creamy. Taste and add more salt if you think they need it. I find that they almost always need some - start with ½ teaspoon kosher salt or ¼ teaspoon table salt and go from there.

Serve warm, sprinkled with some freshly chopped parsley or chives.
2012-11-15 08:57:47 PM  
1 vote:
as far back as10 years ago, my Pop would cook Paella(still the best dish I've ever tasted)
Momma would make a homemade pizza..We would have every cold cut imaginable sent
to us from back east,peperoni ,salami,cheeses.homemade bread,deviled eggs,and finally
the turkey.Pop makes the best stuffing,and all the fixins.We sound fat..we're not.Its a Sicilian
thing.By the time we got to the turkey....It was like eating a baloney sandwich that you didnt
wanna eat..Plenty of leftovers..We just do turkey and fixins,with plenty of salami,cheese for
the games.

/I like turkey.
// Miss you Momma
2012-11-15 08:54:43 PM  
1 vote:

heidinoele: eaglepuss: There are just 2 of us so the challenge is to find a turkey breast under 6 lbs and isn't enhanced (low sodium diet). We do roasted turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, homemade dinner rolls (Mom's recipe), green beans, can 'o cranberry sauce, pecan pie for me and peach pie for the boyfriend (sometimes a peach cobbler for both of us). This candied sweet potato recipe is super easy and surprisingly tasty. Guess I shouldnt be surprised since it has bourbon in it....
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Candied-Sweet-Potatoes-1 0 2577

If anyone is interested in the rolls recipe, holla and I'll post it.

I want it. I'm always looking for good bread recipes. :)

Here ya go! I do these cresent roll style:

No Knead Dinner Rolls
1 ¾ c. milk (scalded)
1 c. sugar
2 cakes of yeast (crumbled) or 2 pkg. dry yeast
1 c. butter (melted)
6 c. flour, divided in half
4 eggs
½ t. salt
Pour milk over sugar in a large bowl. When lukewarm, dissolve the yeast in it. Stir in 3 cups of flour. Mix well. Cover. Let rise until full of bubbles (45 minutes).
Beat eggs til light and add with salt and butter to yeast mixture. Blend well. Add remaining flour. Mix well. Cover and let rise 1 to 1 ½ hours. Roll batches on floured board and cut into desired shapes. Place on lightly oiled baking sheet. Cover. Let rise 20 - 30 minutes. Bake at 350' or 375' 12 - 15 minutes.
Dough can be refrigerated overnight. After letting dough rise 1 to 1 ½ hours, spread surface of dough with foil and cover tight. Store in refrigerator.
2012-11-15 08:45:49 PM  
1 vote:

eraser8: strapp3r: weber grill duck

Whenever I come home for a holiday, my mom will roast a duck...because I love those delicious farkers! 

/No bird has ever tasted as good as a duck
//And, no bird ever will

I love you. I would turn ghey for you.

/ wild better than domestic.
2012-11-15 08:45:48 PM  
1 vote:
Senator Russell Sweet Potatoes:

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3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla

Mix and place in buttered dish. Bake 15 minutes at 350.

1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans

Spread over sweet potato mixture. bake at 350 for 30 minutes or longer. Serves 6 light eaters. I'd double it.

You can thank me later.
2012-11-15 08:40:17 PM  
1 vote:
If you live in Seattle, you should consider ordering a smoked turkey from Gabriel's Fire. We've been doing this for years now, and it's a real treat. Afterwards, you can make the best stock out of the bones and scraps.

Also, mashed carrots and turnips is an awesome side dish.

Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone!
2012-11-15 08:38:35 PM  
1 vote:
nice long hike with gf in the morning
weber grill duck
wild rice
steamed veggies
go see Lincoln
2012-11-15 08:38:12 PM  
1 vote:
Breasts. Big ones. Little ones. Perky ones. Saggy ones. Pale ones. Nicely browned ones. Covered ones. Exposed ones. With gravy. With Marshmallow creme. With cranberry sauce. With nothing on them.

/Canz has breast thread?
2012-11-15 08:37:51 PM  
1 vote:
Fair warning to the Vegetarians here. EVERYTHING I cook will have some animal product in it.
2012-11-15 08:30:46 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: 1) Publix thanksgiving sub
2) Frosted mug filled with Mich Ultra
3) The latest Will Ferrell movie on the tv

Now I feel bad and almost want to invite you over for TD dinner...but, you're a Farker, so I won't.
2012-11-15 07:57:04 PM  
1 vote:

Purelilac: oyster cornbread stuffing

I'm taking that with me to my friend's dinner. Also taking roasted carrots.

I usually don't bother following a recipe but that is my favorite stuffing.  I make the stuffing in a casserole no inside the bird.  The only thing I stuff into the bird are herbs and root vegetables to keep it moist.
2012-11-15 07:52:13 PM  
1 vote:
I will rank the Thanksgiving foods for me :

1) Stuffing
2) Marshmallow yam thing
3) Pumpkin pie
4) cranberry gloop
5) mashed potatoes
6) gravy
7) turkey
8) whatever bland steamed vegetables they're trying to foist upon you
2012-11-15 07:51:03 PM  
1 vote:
Day after Thanksgiving turkey and bleu cheese sandwiches.
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