THANKSGIVING: POLL:

yay! thanksgiving is this month. by far, my favorite meal of the year! 


how does your family celebrate thanksgiving?



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?



what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?



Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make 

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 4:55 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? we used to go to my grandparents house, but since theyve moved, my mom hosts thanksgiving. we eat dinner at her house and will go to DHs parents house for dessert. i cant WAIT to get a house so we can host! but 20+ people wont fit in our appartment, or at our 5 person table haha.



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?
eating the turkey/stuffing/cranberry sauce.. in one bite. haha
 


what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year? i found a crockpot recipe for potato casserole! i usually bring my signature mac n cheese to everything, but this year im trying something new.



Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make
i will post the casserole recipe later! it sounds like a serious pants button-popper ;)

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 4:59 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? we go to my grandparents house every year! and then we go to DJ's aunt and uncles house to celebrate with his side!


what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal? EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING. EVERYTHING.


what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year? I usually make cheesecake for dessert!

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:03 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? Growing up I always had two thanksgivings, one with my moms side of the family and one with dads. Last year we added DH's family into the mix, but this year since we have moved we will be doing thanksgiving with DH's grandmother, who lives a couple hours away from us. This is new!



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?
 I love turkey! But I also love fresh bread, which I usually make =]



what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?
Probably nothing to be honest, we don't really have the kitchen or supplies to make anything this year. We will just enjoy thanksgiving with DH's extended family!



Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make 


oooh I might have to get back to this one! I make some awesome bread, and the best macaroni salad. =]

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:04 am
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please do chelsi!! i am a sucker for macaroni salad :) 

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:13 am
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Okay I'll do it from memory hahah


-7 or 8 "handfulls" of small elbow macaroni


-1 tablespoon of sugar


-1 tablespoon of red wine vinegar


-1 teaspoon of mustard


-a bunch of miracle whip (NOT mayonaise)


-5 or 6 boiled eggs


-1 cucumber


-1 onion (optional)


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while boiling the noodles, mix together the red wine vinegar, sugar, mustard, and 2 or 3 heaping tablespoons of miracle whip in a separate bowl (until it is a consistent texture). Once noodles are cooked, strain and put into a large bowl, and immediately add the sauce mixture to them (It is important to do this while the noodles are still hot!). Then once this is mixed together, cover it, refrigerate, and stir occasionally until it is cold all the way through. Add more miricle whip as needed each time you stir.


Once it has completely cooled, peel and chop the boiled eggs and cucumber (in fairly small pieces) and stir them in as well. The original recipe adds tiny chopped up onion too, and I think its good but my family hates onion so I don't do that. =P 


Voila! I may not be very good at writing down recipes hahah but this is really the best macaroni salad I have ever had. I will seriously sit there and eat it non stop hahah. 


Hopefully that is specific enough - I'm not used to sharing my recipes like that =P

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:29 am
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Kelly you should share with me your "signature mac'n'cheese"!! That already sounds awesome!

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:32 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? Usually we go to my moms for thanksgiving and she makes a big meal, but this year we are going to FI's grandparents.



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal? 
cheesy green bean casserole that my mom makes yumm



what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?
FI wants to bring something but i can't remember what.



Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make 
I've never made anything for Thanksgiving (it's strictly my moms day). I usually end up making the pies though. Which I just follow the recipes on the boxes haha.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 5:33 am
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How does your family celebrate thanksgiving?  We usually invite my mom and step-father to join us for dinner.


What is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?  Spending time with my family, and eating far too many calories, lol.


 



What are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?
  Oh my goodness, what am I not making?! Hmmm, I'm brining our turkey this year before roasting it, gravy, homemade dressing, potatoes au gratin, roast Parmesan green beans, garlic cheddar biscuits, an apple tart, and banana pudding.



Bonus: Share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make: 
Hmmm. I have no idea which recipe to post. Let me think about it.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 6:01 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? I have been cooking Thanksgiving since I was 15 or 16 and my sister and brothers would come over and eat.



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?
I love cooking the meal but my favorite stuffing and cranberry sauce



what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?
I'm cooking a lot of new food this year



Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make


Sweet Potato CasseroleSweet Potato Casserole (my mom recipe and pic from google)



  • 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • Topping:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup flour

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Combine first 6 ingredients. Pour into a buttered 1 1/2 to 2-quart casserole dish. Mix remaining ingredients together and sprinkle over top. Bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, until hot and browned.
Serves 6 to 8.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 6:04 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving?


HUGE dinner at Mom's house, buffet-style--sit down where you can find a seat!  We have never owned a dinner table that fit everyone with their plates AND the main course.  Recently, they have stepped it up and invested in chafing dishes as far as the eye can see.  When you combine the traditional Thanksgiving stuff (turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, stuffing, etc.) and the traditional stuff from my dad's side (broiled fish, steamed rice, various stews, fried chicken) and my mom's side (stuffed fish, crab, desserts) and other random stuff (hors d'oeuvres, roasted ham, some kind of cake from Costco, plus whatever I end up bringing), there's hardly anywhere to set down your drink.


what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?


Kare-kare, a Filipino oxtail stew.  It takes so long to cook that it's only for holidays, with Thanksgiving being the first all the way through Easter.


what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?


Something vegetarian/vegan, like roasted vegetables or quinoa salad.  My sister has dietary limitations because of her health and she can only eat plant-based stuff and sometimes fish.  She will eat a slice of birthday cake from time to time, though.


Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make


This one is easy, but it's a big hit.  I take square sheets of puff pastry and cut them into 16 squares (4 x 4) and fit each square into a mini muffin tray.  I then saute diced shallots stuff them into the "cups" of puff pastry, add a few crumbles of feta, and a tiny dollop of creme fraiche.  Pop in the oven for 10-15 min. at 375 degrees and you have a highly addictive, pop-able hors d'oeuvre that tends to disappear quickly.

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 6:08 am
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omg that sounds soooooooooo good!!!! deffinatly going to try that. i love anything bite-size!!


@chelsi.. here is my signature (cardiac arrest) mac n cheese ;)


this feeds about 6-8 regular people, and 4-6 greedy people haha



1 LB cooked noodles (i use Renzi spirals)
16oz velveeta (yep. thats the cardiac arrest part)
2Tbsp four
2 Tbsp butter
1 3/4 cup milk


cook the pasta, set aside. cut up the velveeta in 1-2 inch cubes, set aside. in a pot, make a roux (sp?) by melting the butter and whisking in the flour. keep it on low-medium heat to be sure not to burn the butter. once butter is melted and flour is stirred in, slowly whisk in the milk (esp if its right out of the fridge.. you dont want to shock the roux) stir that until the milk is evenly warm, then put in the cheese. at this point, turn it up to med-high heat, and continuously stir until all cheese is melted and it becomes a sauce. 


in a baking dish, pour cheese sauce over noodles, top with however little or many bread crumbs/panko you desire. bake for 15-20min at 350, until breadcrumbs are starting to brown on the top and cheese is bubbling. allow to cool up to 5 mintues to let cheese settle. 


and there my friends, are your 20 extra holiday pounds all in one delicious meal! :) 

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 8:05 am
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How does your family celebrate thanksgiving?  For the last 2 years we have been with DH's family. And, In the last 5 years or so, my Mom's family (the only family I really have, my Dad is an only child) has stopped getting together, so we typically just celebrate with my Stepdad's family the Saturday after. However...this year we are having my Mom's family over to our house!! I am SO EXCITED!!! About 6 months ago we bought a new, huge table and that is how I decided we were doing this. We'll have about 15 people.


What is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?  Feeding people!!! I LOVE to cook and I love being able to share joy that way. My favorite food of the day is my Mom's Apple-Sausage Stuffing recipe...YUM!!!


What are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year? EVERYTHING!! We living about 40 minutes from everyone, so I asked them not to bring anything. Our menu is: Bacon & Grits fritters, Spinach Dip, French Onion stuffed mushrooms, Cranberry Chutney, Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese spread, Turkey, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Garlic Smashed Baby Reds, Green Bean Casserole, Apple-Sausage Stuffing, Balsamic Roasted Carrots and Parsnips, Sweet Creamed Corn, Black Bottomed Pumpkin Pie, German Chocolate Cake, Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake, and Cherry Pie



Bonus: Share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make:
This corn is a HIT!! It is SO not even close to healthy though:


48oz Frozen Corn
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons of sugar
8oz of cream cheese

Put the butter and milk in a pot, with the frozen corn. Heat it over medium-high heat, stirring often. Once the corn is thawed, add the sugar and stir. Cube the cream cheese and stir in. Cover the pot, reduce to low heat and let the cream cheese melt. Stir every 7 mins or so until the cream cheese is completely melted. Then try and control yourself and not eat the entire pot! 

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 8:37 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? We get together for all the trimmings; Turkey, mash and gravy - made with turkey juices, cranberry - sliced and jelly, Kings hawaiian sweet rolls, stuffing, yams(sweet potatoes with marshmellows), and fruit salad. DH's family prepares pretty much the same but they usually have peas and corn, no fruit salad no sweet rolls :( or sometimes his Mom will do a traditional English roast dinner. Yorkshire puds are my fav!!!



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?
Spending time with family and the collaboration in the kitchen



what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?
I'm waiting for the email from DH's Aunt to tell me what they need/want us to bring. If they leave it up to me I'll try something new from pinterest!



 

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 9:07 am
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Oh damn I'm a bit jealous Ladies. Would love if we also had Thanksgiving in Germany because I'm so happy to celebrate special days with my family and friends. Hope you all will celebrate a beautiful thanksgiving this year :)

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 9:18 am
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how does your family celebrate thanksgiving? We usually celebrate at a different family member's house every year, but it has been at my aunt and uncle's most often. We cram 40-50 people into the garage and have an amazing meal and amazing memories. Though if we go to DH's family, it will be a small group like usual and also a delicious meal, just not so rowdy. lol.



what is your favorite part of the thanksgiving meal?
Hmm. Dessert.



what are you bringing/making for thanksgiving this year?
I usually do some sort of vegetable. I try to be healthy because everything else is so decadent



Bonus: share 1 thanksgiving recipe that you make:


I do green beans because I love them, but I don't do the casserole. I just sautee them in olive oil and garlic. Garlic salt, seasoned salt, and pepper. Kind of whatever seasoning I feel like. Haha.


 

Posted on November 1, 2012 at 10:25 am

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