Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Exchange!!!

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briansbaker Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 2:23pm
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Hey all CCer's.. It's me Christy... I was wondering if you all wanted to give your Thanksgiving Dinner Menu.. And if someone likes what your making, will you be interested in exchanging recipes??? I would love to see what everyone is making for this big feast.. Well here goes my list
( family members are all bringing one or the other) Remember I have a HUGE family!!!

My Thanksgiving Menu:
2 Fried Turkeys
1 Oven Turkey
Gravy
Corn Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Cornbread Dressing
Macaroni
Hot rolls
Honey Glazed Ham
Broccoli and rice casserole
Tamales ( MY FAVORITE!!!!)
Beans
Mashed Potatoes
Potato Salad
Spanish Rice
Pico De Gallo
Yams ( YUCK!)
Pound Cake
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie
German Chocolate Cake
Cheese Cake
Peach Cobbler
Apple Crisp
Did I miss anything???? icon_biggrin.gif

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bransmom Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 3:54pm
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ok, here is my menu:
Ham
Cornbread Chicken & Dressing
Giblet Gravy
Chicken & Dumplings
Hashbrown Casserole
Sweet Potatoes w/ Marshmallows
Green Beans
Potato Salad
Mac & Cheese
Cranberry Sauce
Sweet Tea
Pink Stuff
Cake Balls
Pumpkin Pie
Chess Pie
Snowball Cake

I still have to get with my sister & my mom about the rest, but this is all I could think of for now. I am hungry

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mbelgard Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 4:09pm
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My MIL has Thanksgiving this year, she alternates with her SILs, but since she has no daughter I get to help. So far the menu is:

Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Gravy
Stuffing
Taco dip
Five cup salad
jello salad
broccoli salad
clam dip
punch (to be decided)
layered desert
cake

Can you tell that the family isn't very big? icon_lol.gif
We are going to finalize the menu this weekend while the guys are hunting. Just what I don't want to do. icon_rolleyes.gif

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mbelgard Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 4:18pm
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Forgot the bangs, I really should make some of those.

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bransmom Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 4:19pm
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We use to alternate, but my MIL passed away and this is our second year without her. My husabnd usually plays poker with his buddies and I do Thanksgiving with my family and bring him a plate back. Our family isn't very big either, so the cooking falls on me, my mother and my sister. We have fun though. We are finalizing our menu this week.

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noreen816 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 4:52pm
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Im not sure of the whole menu...I'm not even sure if im going to my parents or my fiance's sisters house yet but anyway, here is a good tip. Go to meals.com and search for sweet potato souffle...its amazing!!!!

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dydemus Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 5:46pm
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We're taking our camper to an RV park and smokin' the turkey!!! We live far from family, so we're trying to make this unique icon_smile.gif We'll have...

turkey
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes w/marshmallows
rolls
olives
stuffing
green bean casserole
sparkling cider
pumpkin pie
apple pie
celery with cream cheese and olives

Wow - our list is short compared to the rest! But it's just the four of us! And you can only load so much into a camper's refrigerator icon_smile.gif.

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cindy6250 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 8:46pm
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Boo-hoo!!! I am working Thanksgiving and none of my family is here. Bransmom, can I come to your house??? I love that "pink stuff"!!!

P.S.---We do our big dinner at Christmas, in Atlanta...Can't Wait!!

Cindy

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flavacakes Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 8:58pm
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Ours is pretty traditional...
Turkey with stuffing
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes or yams with butter, br. sugar and marshmallows
corn
green bean hotdish
buns
gravy
lefsa
pickles and olives
cranberry sauce
some sort of jello usually pistachio
pumpkin pie
apple pie
real whipped cream
pumpkin bars

I think that's it!

bransmm- what is pink stuff?

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denise2434 Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 9:43pm
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We also do the traditional goodies:


Turkey and dressing
mashed potatoes
gravy
corn on the cob
green beans
mac and cheese
rolls
cranberry sauce
pumpkin pie
chocolate pie
cake
pink stuff too (I sometimes call it jello salad)...if you mean the yummy dish made from cottage cheese, pineapple, cool whip, and cherry jello...I love it!!!

bransmom...I haven't had snowball cake in several years since my grandmother past away. She use to make it all the time. I think I'm going to do one this year. They are soooo good!! thumbs_up.gif

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flavacakes Posted 6 Nov 2006 , 9:48pm
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Thanks Denise! I was wondering what pink stuff was! Maybe I'll try that this year! icon_biggrin.gif

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Ohara Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 1:09am
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Here's our menu...

Turkey-1 fried and 1 baked
Mashed potatos with gravey
scalloped potatos
noodles
broccoli casserole
corn pudding
green bean casserole
stuffing
olives
banana pudding
dinner rolls
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
cheese cake
mississippi mud

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bransmom Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 1:57am
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cindy6250: I will set an extra plate for ya

flavacakes: we use cottage cheese, strawberry jello, crushed pineapple and cool whip....I think that is all

denise2434: that is right, I have called it pink stuff ever since I was a kid,
snowball cake is my fave, my mom always makes it for me, even every year on my birthday

I can't believe that all the kids in our family love the pink stuff because of the cottage cheese......it is awesome

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daltonam Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 2:31am
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i wanta play too!!!! icon_sad.gif

but no menu has been talked about, so as soon as i find out, i'll list it--

*i know what DH will want me to take

mexican cornbread
ham/cheese/pototo casserole
chicken & dressing

he always wants me to bring it ALL

*i'll also want to take

baked mac & cheese
pound cake & peaches (yummy)

they never have a dessert that i like--NEVER


OKAY WHAT'S SOME OF THESE DISHES Y'ALL ARE LISTING

snowball cake?--okay i found this online-sounds yummy
bangs??
lefsa??--found this one too--not sure about it

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mbelgard Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 4:17am
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OKAY WHAT'S SOME OF THESE DISHES Y'ALL ARE LISTING

snowball cake?--okay i found this online-sounds yummy
bangs??
lefsa??--found this one too--not sure about it




Bangs are a kind of fry bread, there are a couple different shapes people use on them. My husband is Native American and they LOVE fry bread here on the reservation. I don't make them often, mostly for holidays, and always for New Years (served with a boiled meatball called a bullet). They also fry bread in a flat round and pile taco fixings on it, it's called an Indian Taco. icon_lol.gif

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dldbrou Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 4:39am
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noreen816, I make Sweet Potato Souffle every year. It's the only way my DH will eat sweet potatoes. Its is sooo easy to make. I do add a lot of pecans. I havn't check out the site you suggested but I'm sure it's just as good.

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dldbrou Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 4:50am
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Hmmm--Fried bread with meat in it. Down here we call that Meat Pies.

I usually cook everything myself except the turkey. My DH has that job.

Fried Turkey
Corn on the Cob
Sweet Potato Souffle
Rice Dressing
Corn Bread Stuffing
Cranberry Salad
Fruit Cocktail w/ bourbon
Cesar Salad
Crescent Rolls
Jello-Pudding Pecan Pie
Apple Pie
Peach Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Wine (lots)
Malox
Nap

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mbelgard Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 4:55am
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Hmmm--Fried bread with meat in it. Down here we call that Meat Pies.




No they don't have meat in it, they are SERVED with meatballs.

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flavacakes Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 5:13am
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OKAY WHAT'S SOME OF THESE DISHES Y'ALL ARE LISTING

snowball cake?--okay i found this online-sounds yummy
bangs??
lefsa??--found this one too--not sure about it



Lefsa is a Norwegian/Scandinavian potato flat bread, kinda looks like a tortilla, that you spread butter then sprinkle sugar on it and roll it up and eat it! It's yummy! Maybe you have to be Norwegian to like it?! icon_lol.gif icon_wink.gif

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dldbrou Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 5:40am
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Okay, no meat in bread. Got it. Still fried bread--We also call this- -Begniets--Cajun fried bread. Has powdered sugar on top. Good with cafe' au lait. I know this is not what you are talking about, I just think it is sort of fun to compare the same types of food fixed with a different culture.

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denise2434 Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 2:03pm
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I can't believe that all the kids in our family love the pink stuff because of the cottage cheese......it is awesome





icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif Me too bransmom! I can show them cottage cheese and they gag, but if I mix it with everything else.....they totally love it!! icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif

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Momof4luvscakes Posted 7 Nov 2006 , 3:48pm
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I love Thanksgiving!! I am doing most of the cooking this year because my MIL just had surgery on her wrist and can not do anything, and my SIL is battling breast cancer and is completely wiped out. Here's what I am going to make:
2-fried turkeys (The best)
mac n cheese (homemade)
mashed potatoes
green beans
black eyed peas
butterbeans
cornbread stuffing
yeast rolls
sweet potatoe souffle
hushpuppies
collard greens
pumpkin gooey butter cake (delicious)
snickers cheesecake
pecan pie
pumpkin pie
coconut cake

I have already started some things, so it won't be so hectic at Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to it. Family gatherings are my favorite. We try to get together once a month to eat together anyway.

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daltonam Posted 8 Nov 2006 , 4:43am
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Bangs are a kind of fry bread, there are a couple different shapes people use on them. My husband is Native American and they LOVE fry bread here on the reservation.




we stayed at a motel on a reservation for a week or two, once or twice we ate a small restaurant there--they had a fried bread served with honey, is this something like it or is this more of a commercialized thing

anyway, it sounds good & so do the lefsa (well i'm still thinking about them icon_biggrin.gif )

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mbelgard Posted 8 Nov 2006 , 4:48am
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Bangs are a kind of fry bread, there are a couple different shapes people use on them. My husband is Native American and they LOVE fry bread here on the reservation.



we stayed at a motel on a reservation for a week or two, once or twice we ate a small restaurant there--they had a fried bread served with honey, is this something like it or is this more of a commercialized thing

anyway, it sounds good & so do the lefsa (well i'm still thinking about them icon_biggrin.gif )




That's probably alot like what they serve here. For meals they are left plain with butter to go on them. Sometimes people will shake them with sugar if it's a snack. And of course toppings like honey and jelly are good with them too.

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thems_my_kids Posted 10 Nov 2006 , 8:41pm
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I'm hosting again this year. I love to cook a big meal like this. Plus with my youngest still needing a nap, I"d much rather be at home!

Our menu for 5 adults and 3 kids:
turkey
mashed potatoes
sweet potato casserole
green bean casserole
macaroni and cheese
homemade rolls (The secret to good rolls is to knead them adn let them rise 2 extra times. Makes them nice and soft.)
some type of pie
and I'm thinking of doing the They'll gobble it up cake I've seen here adn on Wilton.

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butterflyjuju Posted 11 Nov 2006 , 4:03am
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Turkey (oven only cooked in a bag..yummy and moist)
Baked Ham
Chicken and noodles,
cornbread dressing
giblet gravy
mashed potatoes
sweet potatoes with marshmallows
sweet potato souffle
broccoli & cheese casserole
hot rolls
baby carrots and veggie dip
corn
green beans
deviled eggs
cottage cheese
pumpkin pie
fudge
cranberry salad
coconut cream pies
pecan pie
creamy strawberry/banana pudding
cheesecakes
cool whip for topping pies
and whatever other dessert others bring.

Mom is one of 12. 10 are still living so they and spouses, kids, and grandkids show up. We have around 35-40 depending on who shows up. Each family has to bring food and bring your own 2 lt of pop.

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mpitrelli Posted 11 Nov 2006 , 6:04pm
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ok here is mine

Turkey
spiral ham
chinese pork fried rice stuffing
mashed potatos
sweet potatoe cassarole
green bean cassarole
red cabbage
cranberry sauce
gravy
cheesecake
apple pie
french silk pie
strawberry daquires

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flavacakes Posted 11 Nov 2006 , 7:39pm
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Strawberry daquires? Ooh, I want to come to your house!! icon_biggrin.gif

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mommabear Posted 12 Nov 2006 , 12:21am
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Hubby is working, and so is MIL so we dont usually have our dinner until saturday. (friday is for shopping)
anyhow we will have:

turkey
stuffing
homemade rolls (yummy)
broccoli pie
mashed potatoes
peas
cranberry sauce
sweet potatoe casserole (from allrecipes.com) tastes like pumkin pie, kids cant tell the difference and prefer it!

apple pie
pumpkin pie
and a turkey shaped cake (of course, LOL)

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TiffTurtle Posted 12 Nov 2006 , 6:37am
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ok, this sounds like fun...imma have to join in...

here we go...

Turkey ( i wanna fry it butttt...im not doing the bird this year ) icon_sad.gif
brown sugar ham
deer roast
Dressing
mashed taters
green bean bake
candied yams
collards
broccoli salad
yeast rolls ( home made of course )
corn pudding
relish tray
gravy
butter beans
spiced cucumber
baker beans
baked mac n cheese
cranberry salad (very yummy)
pies out the wazoo pumpkin, pecan, choco chess, apple, peanut
cake ( not sure what im making yet )
pink stuff
green stuff ( cool whip, marshmallows, pinapple, pastatio(sp) pudding )
cookies
candy

im sure im forgetting something...

we have got a big family too..

we have 23 family that we feed and then we always take plates to senior adults who dont have family to be with at the holidays. so we feed a bunch !

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