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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    As usual, I ended up with the turkey carcas and lots of meat. I made stock yesterday and am planning on doing soup tomorrow.

    I swear, I'm like an evangelist for this recipe: Maple-Roasted Chicken With Sweet Potatoes | Real Simple Recipes
    I made it with leftover turkey and it was fabulous. I cooked the sweet potatoes and onion with some salt, pepper and thyme and a swirl of maple syrup and then added the turkey (and a tiny bit of syrup) after they had almost finished cooking. I use light maple syrup (which really has very little actual maple syrup in it) because it's cheaper and lower in calories.

    I bought a 20lb turkey before TG since they were so cheap. It's currently taking up way too much space in my freezer. I'll cook it probably sometime in December or maybe January and then I'll have even more leftovers!
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    I mixed together all the ingredients last night for turkey vegetable soup and stored it in the crockpot in the refrigerator. As soon as we got up, we took out the crockpot and turned it on low. Soup for supper tonight! I don't cook much now that it's just the two of us, but I do love to make soups. Most of them are "clean out the refrigerator" style - nothing high-class, just good comfort food. And the great thing about being just the two of us is that we don't mind eating the same thing 3 nights in a row, so a big pot of soup is perfect for us.

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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    We have an upright freezer - wow, has it saved me money over the years! I cooked our turkey carcass, made about 8 quarts of turkey soup (with celery, onions, carrots, S&P and a pinch of tarragon) and froze it all in 1 quart containers...that way all we have to do is thaw one or two, heat it, toss in some noodles, and voila! Extra freezer space is so nice
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    It's that time again! Do you love/hate this holiday meal of meals? Stay home? Go to family/friends? Serve in a soup kitchen? This year my chef daughter is coming home and doing all the cooking. I just have to drink wine and wash the dishes.
    My contribution may include my curried cranberry sauce though, because it isn't TG without it for me. What's your deal breaker/must have?
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    This year it is non traditional for us. We are having ribeyes, baked potatoes, salad, garlic bread and probably another veggie plus the desserts. I am burnt out on turkey. We are having friends over this year as daughter is at inlaws.
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    Turkey is the dealbreaker for me. I've been to a few Thanksgiving dinners with other main courses, but although the food was great & I behaved appreciative, grateful & never complained, it just wasn't the same.

    For quite a few years after my son was grown, I cooked the whole big Thanksgiving dinner: (turkey/stuffing/mashed potatoes gravy/sweet potatoes/green bean casserole/appetizers/pumpkin pie & whipped cream) for just him & myself & maybe friends of his without family plans. A lot of work & food, but I didn't want him to miss out.

    This year he & his wife are inviting me.
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by nennie View Post
    This year it is non traditional for us. We are having ribeyes, baked potatoes, salad, garlic bread and probably another veggie plus the desserts. I am burnt out on turkey. We are having friends over this year as daughter is at inlaws.
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    I am having a butterball Turkey breast roast, baked potatoes , yams and veggies, folks are bringing the pumpkin pie. Iam glad this only happens once a year I hate this stuff. Next year I think I will have Ruebens.
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    Just the two of us. My goal is a traditional dinner, or at least one that looks traditional. Hubby was diagnosed diabetic a few weeks ago and I'm exploring potential substitutions. The main one will be mashed cauliflower "potatoes".
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    Re: Let's Talk Turkey-Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I think that's because it's only about family and food ( 2 of my favorite things) Every year I make the same dishes and, when I try to sneak some variation in, I can sense the disappointment. So, it's whole roast turkey with cornbread stuffing (and a huge amount of extra stuffing done on the stovetop), lots and lots of gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry-orange sauce, Parker House rolls with pumpkin and mince pies for dessert. We've had this same meal for so many decades of Thanksgivings, I can almost do it in my sleep.

    We also make a special dinner that day for the furry members of our family. This will be the 2nd Thanksgiving without Carly (RIP, beloved kitty). But her best friend Amos, my granddog, will be here to sup with us. He still turns the house upside looking for her whenever he visits.
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