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John Morris

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

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Hey folks, in our home we have the traditional Thanksgiving meal, same thing every year. We love our menu, but this year we are having half a dozen college friends over of our oldest girl. Her buddies aren't making it back home for Thanksgiving, so they are going to hang their hat at our place.

 

We'd like to offer a nice variety of food. I'd like to know what you all do for your Thanksgiving meal, just to see if anything pops out that is unique and we'd like to try. 

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks!

 

 

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Be original.  Go with hamburgers and brauts, or chicken wings, on the grill, some potato salad, and of course desserts.  

 

Lena and I don't go out, or entertain so we keep it simple.  A small turkey, green bean casserole, stuffing, and some cranberry.  Anything chocolate does the trick for her.  I am not much of a sweets or dessert guy so she gets to eat all of the dessert stuff.

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16 hours ago, HandyDan said:

We hit the local Holiday Inn for a buffet dinner.

This will be a spectacular day when we are able to do this, my wife and I. Till then, our kids have high expectations! :lol:

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12 hours ago, Gene Howe said:

smoke a pork butt or beef brisket. Add Cole slaw, pinto beans and corn bread.

I got a smoker Gene, I could have a turk in the oven, and smoke some meat. I like it.

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10 hours ago, Woodbutcherbynight said:

Go with hamburgers and brauts, or chicken wings, on the grill,

Leaning towards firing up the grill Gunny, between you and Gene you may be on too something, thanks!

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10 hours ago, Danl said:

but having PIE is important

Oh man preaching to the choir you are! You know, I had my first pecan pie a few weeks ago, and I loved it, all these years I never bothered to try pecan pie.

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8 hours ago, FlGatorwood said:

Tofurkey!  :throbbinghead:  Or, chicturkducken!

This is something I have always wanted to do, the turduken, it looks like a challenge but would fun.

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A chiduckey consists of a de-boned turkey breast stuffed into a de-boned half of duck which itself is stuffed into a semi de-boned chicken.

A local butcher makes these and ships anywhere. We have had these several times deep fried, they are great.

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23 hours ago, John Morris said:

You know, I had my first pecan pie a few weeks ago, and I loved it, all these years I never bothered to try pecan pie.

:BugEyeSmiley:

 

There's something just plain wrong about that John!

Now, have you had a sweet potato pie?  Good eating....  a peanut butter pie?  Who needs turkey when those three are on the table?

 

Do any of your expected guests have any special needs?  Vegans, that type of thing?

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Just now, Cal said:

There's something just plain wrong about that John!

I know! I can't believe all this time! :lol:

1 minute ago, Cal said:

Now, have you had a sweet potato pie?  Good eating....  a peanut butter pie?

Yes, on the potato pie, no on the peanut butter pie, and I love peanut butter.

1 minute ago, Cal said:

Do any of your expected guests have any special needs?  Vegans, that type of thing?

Not that we are aware of, at least daughter has not mentioned it to us, we should ask though for sure. Thanks a million for that reminder Cal, appreciate it much.

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20 minutes ago, Roly said:

While it is not pie,  Bailey's Irish Cream poke cake is extremely good. It is always requested at family gatherings. 

Here is a link to the recipe :  https://www.lifeloveandsugar.com/baileys-chocolate-poke-cake/     Not for the kids, but great for us big kids.   Roly

Thank you Roly!!!!

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