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How Many Here Had A Non-Traditional Thanksgiving Meal?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by unixfish, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. unixfish

    unixfish Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    None of us are very fond of turkey; we eat it, but it is way down the list of meats we like.

    We've made meatloaf, salmon, and steaks in the past. We started going to a buffet in the last 4 years, but decided to avoid crowds this year because, well, you know.

    So, I made:
    • Marinated and grilled steaks
    • Marinated and grilled red and green peppers, purple onion, and mushrooms
    • The kids made home-made mashed potatoes (the wife and I don't eat potatoes)
    • Baby cucumbers with ranch dip
    • The wife and I had gluten free, low carb cookies for desert
    • The kids got a pumpkin pie
    It was a wonderful meal. We were thankful for it.

    I discuss this with my team mates at work; one always tells me "I wish we could have steak for Thanksgiving." I ask him why not? He tells me "Turkey is traditional. You have to have turkey on Thanksgiving!" Well, no, you really don't, but whatever.

    So, how many of you go non-traditional?
     
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    Our pre-cooked turkey showed up Wednesday frozen, so we sent it back and they gave us a refund.

    We ate pork chops with all the rest of the Thanksgiving stuff. Just me and my S.O. It was actually pretty good and I was grateful that we at least had food to eat at this time.
     
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    We had a traditional turkey/stuffing/potatoes dinner, but instead of cooking it we decided instead to buy prepared portions from a local favorite restaurant that ran a turkey dinner takeout special on Wednesday afternoon (they're currently takeout only, and as the bar is closed they are way down on revenue). No cooking, no cleanup, and no refrigerator full of leftovers that we would be sick of within the first three days.
     
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    The frozen turkey breast was barely thawed after 2 1/2 days so I ran to the store and grabbed a ham, brussels sprouts and new potatoes. Still had pumpkin pie and ice cream for deserts. Turkey for Sunday.
    My brother absolutely hates turkey or chicken. He would agree with your choices.
     
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    Spaghetti & meatballs
     
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    Ham, Baked Potato, Green beans, Roll and Apple Cinnamon Crust with Ice Cream here. Also a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. Can you say calorie overload?
     
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    I don't like turkey much. I made beer butt chicken on the barbie. It was fabuloso.
     
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    I bought my frozen turkey Saturday after lunch and put it in the refrigerator. It still had ice chunks in the middle Thursday at 9:00 am but was thawed perfectly for cooking. We had a turkey dinner yesterday about two. I had leftover turkey and dressing about one today. I will eat it through Saturday and then deem it needs to go. I cook a pretty mean turkey.
     
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    Ham
    Fresh asparagus
    Baked potato
    Biscuits
    Cherry cheesecake
     
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    Pig stomach .
     
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  12. Wulf

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    Ham sandwich...snickers bar...mug of strong unsweetened black coffee...we dont do thanksgiving here...roll on Yolfest
    Goose...wild boar...tons of veg...mead..ale...
    boots on doorstep with food in them for Sleipnir...and a cup of mead for Odin
    even if we are denied kinfolk...im still doing it!!!
    raise the Seax or sword to give thanks and carve the meat ,..not make war
    Skol
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    I don't mind turkey, but I am not picky at all. We used to get one of those heat-and-eat dinners from a local grocery years ago - the family would have one serving of turkey, and that would be it - for the season.

    I ended up eating the rest of the bird myself as leftovers, for a week or more, and would still throw some away after it went bad.

    We have not done a turkey in probably 15 years. A breast would be fine, but then again, when I am the only one who eats more than a few bites...
     
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    try haggis...sheeps stomach filled with minced offal and grains
     
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    If it were my choice alone, I would get a pork sirloin, marinade that, and break out the iron skillet. The family likes pork, but they don't love it like I do. And yes - I would marry it! :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    never a fan of turkey...always ends up dry and tough...could resole boots with it at a push...would keep the snow and wet out
     
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    I had to google Sleipnir. Nice post.
     
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    now you are talking...wild boar sirloin...food of the gods themselves
     
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    im a bit puzzled how he doesnt trip over all those legs
    did you google the origins of santa too?
     
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    your threads are great havens for humour...well done
     
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