Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007

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Michael Hoffman
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Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007

Hey, this is unfair. This should be multiple choice. We always had the same food for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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    Lone Star
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 16:31:38 (permalink)
    Yes, but doesn't it always taste better the first time you have it at Thanksgiving?
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 16:41:04 (permalink)
    Truth to tell, I don't remember. I haven't celebrated either since 1997. But, if memory serves, it tasted just as great the seond time.
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 16:44:08 (permalink)
    May I suggest you consider not repeating Thanksgiving's menu at Christmas? Turkey day is indeed centered around the meal and the gathering of family and friends along with the higher aspirations of the day. Get those extra people into the kitchen and put them to work! Christmas is another day entirely. Let's look for a dinner that's sumptuous while being very easy on the cook. For me, that's steak, baked potato, and one perfect fresh green vegetable--whatever looks best the day you shop for it. Buy prepared hors d'oeuvres and desert. Hot fudge sundaes? You get the idea!

    I looked at that survey first thing, and I'm not going to reply. How could I decide? When asked which was his favorite Christmas, Grampa Walton said "The next one!"
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 16:56:03 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman, shame on you! Did they outlaw Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in Ohio??

    The thing I like about Thanksgiving is that you don't have to put up a tree, lights, buy presents and shop like mad, wrap presents, get bows and ribbon, bake cookies. It's just about the FOOD! And it smells SOOOO good! I think by the time Christmas rolls around everybody is too pooped to smell or appreciate the meal.
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 17:03:59 (permalink)
    You are so right about that Lisa. Thanksgiving is all about the celebration around the food, while Christmas is so many other things.

    Besides, by the time Christmas comes around, I'm tired of cooking.

    Bring on the chili and tamales!
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 17:08:47 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by lleechef

    Michael Hoffman, shame on you! Did they outlaw Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in Ohio??
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    Nothing like that. It's just that since my wife died I don't enjoy the holidays.
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 17:27:43 (permalink)
    I had to go with the 4th of July, That's based on my memories of the way it was celebrated as I grew up. My Father threw the biggest bash of the year. While there were steaks & Polish dogs on the grill, there was also homemade crab soup, steamed crabs & steamed shrimp. The potato salad was German and big pots of corn cooking on the side. The crowd (40 to 50 people) would start to arrive aound 1PM and still be there at 10PM. Forays would be made out to parades & fireworks. This was all engineered by my Dad, he loved this holiday. It somehow seemed appropriate when he passed away on July 6,1992 at the end of a long holiday weekend. I won't get started on the tales of the parties, I could probably fill a book with them, just imagine liquor, heat & men and you'll know what I mean.

    This year the 4th will mean the end of the cicadas, a whole new meaning to independence!
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/18 17:35:57 (permalink)
    Men in heat?
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/19 19:29:22 (permalink)
    Something like that!! It leads to performing strange feats to impress the ladies!!
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/19 22:40:34 (permalink)
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    quote:
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    Michael Hoffman, shame on you! Did they outlaw Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner in Ohio??
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    Nothing like that. It's just that since my wife died I don't enjoy the holidays.


    Sorry to hear about your wife... But please dont ignore the Turkey, Smashed Spuds, Gravey and rest of the trimmings! (Or Ham, or Pheasant, or Rabbit or Elsie the cow....)...
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2004/05/21 17:48:31 (permalink)
    Please consider that one day the holidays will bring more pleasant memories than bad ones. My experience is that time strengthens the good memories. The last gift my late partner gave me is a wonderful artificial Christmas tree. I take great pleasure in still using that tree, and adding to the decorations we bought together. Before my mother died of cancer, she told my dad to remarry soon. I took her advice. I hope you will forge better memories too.
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2007/12/10 12:59:19 (permalink)
    Texas Eating Tour 2008 - I can't vote because I don't know any of these places or items. Maybe I am in the minority.
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    RE: Roadfood Poll--Updated Dec 2007 2007/12/11 06:42:02 (permalink)
    Susan,
    We probaly should start a new thread for your question...but what the heck.
    I voted for the Brisket. In Texas that is often the meat of choice at BBQ places. Pork and Poultry are also served, but it are second and third on the list of choices in many places.

    I noted the 'Prime Rib' option, and while that sounds great, I tried some at last year's get together and found that the Prime Rib was almost mushy, with a lot of un-rendered fat globs on the meat. I did not care for the cut of meat (compared to the Brisket or Beef Rib). Plus it is just not "finger food" in my book!!
    Here is a photo of the brisket (left) and a slice of the Prime Rib (right) BTW that's over $10 invested in the one piece of Prime Rib.

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