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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. NoTeleBob

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    Turkey with the usual fixins, but added in asparagus. Does that qualify as "non-traditional"?
     
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  2. Wulf

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    i knew that.
    who put the parking ticket on the ships mast though???
    history fascinates me...so many lessons to learn from it
     
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    The odd thing that I find is that historians, who should act as scientists, are the first ones to throw out and/or ignore anything that doesn't fit their current story. For years they denied the "Vikings" coming to North America. They still ignore "The Westford Knight" and some items from the Viking period in the New England area that don't match up.
     
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  4. Wulf

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    well...they would be out of a job...blinkered fools that they are.
    even South America has tales of Men sailing in dragons with long shining weapons and beards....my ancestors got much further than historians dare to admit...remember they made a reputation denying TRUE history...for years ignoring the everyday and concentrating on royalty and battle dates and little else
    What else is waiting to be discovered?
    for years the Sagas were dismissed as fantasy writings...much original evidence from england to support ANY of it burned by the likes of Henry VIII when he dissolved the monestaries...later the Sagas were found to be based on facts and real people
    History is usually written as a one sided story...needs to change..they regard the passed spoken word as merely folklore of "simple ignorants"
     
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    I mentioned this in another thread.
    My wife is from China so we had Chinese style smoked duck. This is different than Peking duck and quite tasty
     
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    Actually, this is the first Thanksgiving we've had with more trad fixins. In the past one of my daughters volunteered to cook and made a lot of...less than traditional food. Stuff I didn't grow up with anyway. But I didn't mind. All I had to do was ALL the dishes *sigh*

    This year I did the cooking but it was just me and my wife. My other daughter and her family we're/are at home in Maryland, for the first time in 11 years, keeping safe.
    The daughter that did the cooking stayed at her place and cooked for her and her son.

    Nothing traditional about that. Maybe next year...
     
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    We catered in Italian. We cater in most holidays. Especially now, help out the restaurants. Cooking sucks when you want to visit with your guests. Christmas: Chinese.
     
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  9. Wulf

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    SOLD...To The HalfDane frantically waving a Jazzmaster about and jumping up and down like an over excited beserker
    When can i move in???
     
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    I always make a "Wild Game" Thanksgiving dinner.
    Venison, Duck, Goose, sometimes pheasant. Don't care much for turkey.
    I think a wild game dinner would be closer to what was served at the "first" thanksgiving.
     
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  11. Wulf

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    wild game...the best of foods..
    i wonder what the original thanksgiving would have gone down like with turkey burgers (frozen) and beans on toast with a badly made cup of milky tea.
    I think war would ensue...nations have fought over less
     
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    It was just my daughter and I. I might have been alone, but she came home to help out around the house (and drive me) when I sprained by ankle a few weeks ago.

    She'll stay until after Christmas, then evaluate whether to fly home or stay based on public health conditions.

    Neither of us are all that fond of turkey. I think the entire purpose of the turkey dinner is mashed potatoes and gravy. That's lot of work just to get gravy.

    So I grilled pork chops and green beans with garlic. She made a cauliflower dish with cheese sauce. And we split a nice bottle of wine.

    It was a nice day.
     
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    is that offal or awful?
     
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    And I know awful. I grew up in an ethnically Norwegian community where organizations still put on lutefisk dinners. It reminded people my grandparents' age of the old country. But I don't know why anybody ate it. The whole town smelled when somebody was cooking the stuff.
     
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    lutefisk is not something on my wishlist to have inth hus...smell it for miles...rotted fermenting fish...dogfish ray or shark has a unique odour about it..it even repels cats
    i like it....spent much time working in Norway on ships re rigging deck cranes and such...great days...they thought Wulf an odd name for an englishman...runes on hard hat and ancient mjolnir pendant ...they got it...spoiled me rotten...food and ale...and ale isnt cheap there
    Northumbrian-Danish here...mums a Dane...of the "Old Tradition" as were my grandparents on Dads side...english but the "Old Ways" were the ones they believed in..they followed the ancient Anglo Saxon ways...both traditions are so similar...they came from same parts of the world...just a few hundred years apart...5th century AD ...and 8th century AD..Angles from Denmark...."vikings" actually a derogatory term also Denmark...same people and ways ...more or less...time changes everything..not always for the better
     
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    OH! No you didn't! You just smashed another pillar of my core belief system , cad!
    Shame Shame on you !;)
    Lawrence Ferlinghetti got to me in my juvenile delinquent rebel without a clue "Johnny what are you rebelling against ?"
    "wha'dah you got?"period. His words ring out in my head to this day transformed into an outsiders lifestyle.
    a special shout out to Larry for City Lights Bookstore and Publishing for setting me on my way in this oft times so very wicked world with a good heads up and a Pocket Book Series of HOWL in my back pocket and close to the lump of coal that tries to pass for a heart.

    Christ climbed down
    from His bare Tree
    this year and ran away to where
    no fat handshaking stranger
    in a red flannel suit
    and a fake white beard
    went around passing himself off
    as some sort of North Pole saint
    crossing the desert to Bethlehem
    Pennsylvania
    in a Volkswagon sled
    drawn by rollicking Adirondack reindeer
    with German names
    and bearing sacks of Humble Gifts
    from Saks Fifth Avenue
    for everybody’s imagined Christ child

    Christ Climbed down

    Charlie brown augh.jpg
     
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    you had me at mead. Dangerously good stuff.
     
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    i make my own....rocket fuel...mate keeps bees ..i get honey given..favours for favours
    im waiting for a brew to finish.5 gallons (8 pints to our gallon) in a brewbucket with a fermentation lock in lid.ive none left to drink...keep looking at it bubbling away...but it wont brew any faster from my glares of impatience
    Why do the gods torment me so??
    hopefully itl be ready for Yolfest...or i will have to buy some
     
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    Pure hilarity
     
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    Since i only had ham butty the other day...im having a late meal of Pillage
     
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