Hot!Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table?

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CajunKing
Sirloin
2013/11/20 14:35:26
With the rapid approach of Turkey Day by now there is usually a thread started about your menu for the day or what your plans may be.  Well we are at T - 7 Days and NO SUCH THREAD!!!
 
My plans have been up in the air, i was originally going tobe house sitting in Lebanon, TN until the first of December, but that changed.  Then my dad and his wife were going to Cincy for Turkey Day weekend, well that got changed too.  So I am now planning to go to BIL's house and have a family get together there.
 
My additions to the feast:
 
Dutch Apple Pie
Chocolate Peanut Butter Chess
Key Lime Pie
Watergate Salad
and ????????
 
So what is on your menu or what is your plan for the day???
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 15:01:36
I'm NOT cooking! My sister invited us over for a traditional dinner. I'm not supposed to bring anything, but when she gets back in town this weekend (she's been gone for a month), I'm going to see if that plan has changed any. Might be I end up bringing the salad my grandma used to always make, or maybe something with sweet potatoes. No one in their right mind would ask me to make pie.
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 15:16:45
Tawny port (for the cook to limber up the cooking wrists)
 
Bone-in ham
scalloped corn
sweet potatos
maple/pecan glazed brussel sprouts
homemade rye bread
pumpkin creme brulee
 
There are currently nightly negotiations and verbal arm twisting over the menu, it's not locked down yet.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 15:34:37
My Contribution:

post edited by Foodbme - 2013/11/20 15:36:54
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 15:44:15
Gotta work at 5pm( get the department ready before 8 pm opening) Thanks, Target.
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 15:50:09
Given that we're eating at my parents' house this year, the only thing likely to be on my table is a frozen pizza around 8:00 that night.  Our contributions to the afternoon meal will probably be the green bean casserole and some sort of dessert, both put together by the kids.
 
My wife and daughter both have the 4a-4p Black Friday shift at Kohl's but they really wanted to work 6p-6a on Thanksgiving.
 
And apparently Foodbme has gone vegan.
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2013/11/20 15:57:19
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 16:51:08
Foodbyme............NBC would also love that!
 
One thing that only seems to come out at T-day and Christmas is caramelized onions.done in lots of butter, brown sugar and season salt with a splash of Sherry pepper sauce at the end (or just sherry, or just marsala)
Pancho
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 17:21:59
FriedClamFanatic

Foodbyme............NBC would also love that!

One thing that only seems to come out at T-day and Christmas is caramelized onions.done in lots of butter, brown sugar and season salt with a splash of Sherry pepper sauce at the end (or just sherry, or just marsala)
Wow...that sounds delectable....I could picture some of that thrown on top of some fresh calves liver cooked just though. Do you use Vidalias?
  Anyway, I'm preparing a Broadbent Country Ham from Cadiz, KY. Fresh green beans cooked with side meat and a Vidalia, cheese grits, and my special cornbread. I'll probably make a blueberry pie as it is my wife's favorite. The turkey can wait until Christmas.
Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 17:47:01
Well, I have in-laws coming up, so I have to do the full spread. A 20# spatchcocked turkey, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, gravy, cornbread/sage stuffing, whole cranberry sauce, fresh baked rolls, various pies and maybe my wife will make pea casserole (her families version of green bean casserole). It'll be a busy day for sure, but spatchcocking the turkey saves a good bit of oven time.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 18:36:10
I'm making the traditional dinner for the three of us......my 87-year old mother will be here.  She cooked over 50 Thanksgiving dinners, now it's my turn.  We ordered a fresh turkey which I will stuff with bread stuffing.  There will be mashed potatoes, candied yams, Brussels sprouts, mashed rutabaga, jellied cranberry sauce for MH, whole berry with Mandarin oranges and walnuts for Mom and I, lots of gravy and pumpkin pie.  To drink, probably a Prosecco and unfiltered cider. Can't wait to start cooking!   
post edited by lleechef - 2013/11/20 19:17:32
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 18:49:33
Root-Beer Man 

A 20# spatchcocked turkey, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, gravy, cornbread/sage stuffing

How are you going to stuff a spatchcocked turkey?

Root-Beer Man
Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 19:03:16
I'm not going to stuff it. The "stuffing" (or dressing) will be prepared separate of the turkey, as we've done for decades. I could stuff the neck section, if I wanted to, since that space is still available on the bird, but I don't care for stuffed birds. Too much chance for something to go wrong. 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 19:05:13
Sorry, I should have stuck that on the end of my post.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 20:45:19
Michael Hoffman

Root-Beer Man 

A 20# spatchcocked turkey, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, gravy, cornbread/sage stuffing

How are you going to stuff a spatchcocked turkey?
You stuff it with Spatching!

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/20 20:54:04
Foodbme

Michael Hoffman

Root-Beer Man 

A 20# spatchcocked turkey, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic, gravy, cornbread/sage stuffing

How are you going to stuff a spatchcocked turkey?
You stuff it with Spatching!

Well, that's better than stuffing it with the other half of the word.

BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/21 13:10:00
Foodbme - your turkey is amazing - I know it's edible, but do people really eat from it, or is it just used as a centerpiece?
I'm bringing a crawfish-cornbread dressing and dessert to my brother's who does the turkey and sides at his house ever year.
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/21 17:19:39
Every year for quite some time, my Sister and Brother-in -Law, have a huge feast at their waterfront spread on the Eastern Shore, I am the Symphony Conductor from the jump to the dump. My worker bees do exactly as I say, and love it, as they are late teens early twenties, and love learning to cook the zillion different things everyone brings, so that it all comes out on time, perfectly cooked and mighty tasty!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/21 18:58:10
Tom,
That sounds like fun.  When I was a kid we had the whole family at our house.....grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, there were about 30 of us and it was a blast.  Especially for an only child! 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/21 19:26:42
I gotta tell you Foodbme, that thing is downright scary
Adjudicator
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/21 19:29:11
Home made Turkey Pot Pie w/ puff pastry top; served over red potato mashed 'taters.
Moist fresh cornbread dressing w/ oysters.
Fresh collards w/ smoked ham hocks & sauted onions and Seranno peppers.
Fresh cranberries with orange marmalade, orange juice, and pineapple (cooked).
Corn casserole (Stouffers).  Probably.
Yeast rolls with butter.
Pecan crusted pumpkin pie.
Hot apple cider w/cinnamon and similar spices.
and
BEER
 

 
 
 
 
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/21 22:03:24
I must say i do miss the days when the families werent so divided and scattered, that at least two days a year were spent together.
 
Turkey Day at my mom's and then my house
 
and
 
Christmas Day at our cousin's house with the WHOLE family.
 
occaisionally
 
Easter Day too - but not as often
 
Now - Dad lives in TN, Mom is in a nursing home, my sister and i dont speak, my uncle is an odd duck, the other uncle is dead, the cousins are odd ducks too and scattered.
 
In my mind Turkey Day should be like the Norman Rockwell painting, I miss cooking for 20+
 
SIGHHHHHHHH
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 10:28:42
 Roast Prime Rib and Smashed potatoes......I like this idea....with a 10yr old btl of Cabernet Sauvignon ..... The rest of the menu will fall into place.
 
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lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 10:34:09
Prime rib on Thanksgiving?  Really?  Why don't you stuff a couple of those crazy roosters?!
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 11:14:00
CajunKing

In my mind Turkey Day should be like the Norman Rockwell painting, I miss cooking for 20+
I'll bet there are plenty of charitable organizations that would appreciate your help in the kitchen!  It might not exactly be a Rockwellesque setting but you'd certainly have a lot to keep you busy.  Of course, if you still have family commitments it might not be feasible.
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 11:43:14
lleechef

Prime rib on Thanksgiving?  Really?  Why don't you stuff a couple of those crazy roosters?!


Lisa, as we were processing the Roosters, I tried to watch and see who the nicest Roosters was. I kept the one Rooster who stood over one of the hens and protected her. Needless to say, after all the other Rooster were gone, this Rooster is either overwhelmed with having to service 12 Hens, or he's Gay...............If you don't want me to have Prime Rib, I'll start prepping Li'l Piggy.........
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 11:47:28
NO, NO, NO!  You go ahead and have the prime rib and leave Li'l Piggy alone!!
I think your last rooster is gay.  Sorry.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 11:58:19
There will be nothing on m table. I'm going to my friend's house and having Thanksgiving Dinner with his wife, his 11 month girl (yes my friend is my age and has an 11 month old but that's not too uncommon nowadays) and their family.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 12:01:24
Here's our Norman Rockwell shot. I'm not in it. I was the photographer. We hosted Thanksgiving last year. Our niece in the green shirt and her husband, a former chef and restauranteur, in the yellow will host this year.
 

Laserwolf
Junior Burger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 15:44:38
I'm not a big fan of the type of foods traditionally served at thanksgiving. At my home it's always been Turkey, Giblet & Chicken Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Basic Green Bean Casserole, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Frozen Yeast Rolls, boxed Mash Potatoes, and canned yams covered in mini marshmallows. We also would have pre-frozen Pumpkins and Pecan Pies with Cool Whip Topping.
 
Over the last 2 years I've managed to swap in real mashed potatoes, real Cranberry Sauce, and I've had a few failed attempts at different stuffing recipes. This year, in additional to my previous improvements,  I plan on swapping out the Canned Yams for some sort of Sweet Potato Casserole made from scratch, adding an alternate white gravy (always disliked brown gravys but family loves them), adding some version of Macaroni and Cheese(Maybe a Beer Cheese and Mac), and I'd like to jazz up the made-from-scratch Cranberry Sauce and Mash Potatoes with extra flavor.
 
My big project is trying to jazz up Green Bean Casserole. I'm fiddling with the idea of using crispy Jalapenos in place of the Crispy Onions, and adding in sauteed onions, mushrooms, some sort of cheese with the Cream of Mushroom. I might need to test it before the big day. I'm also going to try my hand at a couple of homemade pies. I'm not a fan of traditional pumpkin because of the texture, so I'm looking for a different way of doing one other than a cheesecake.
 
 
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 16:16:56
Try throwing a few garlic cloves in with the potatoes when you boil them, and using some cream cheese instead of butter when you mash them. I'll never go back to making regular boring mashed potatoes again.
 
As for green bean casserole, I add some bacon. Either dice it and mix it in, or lay 2-3 strips over the top. Usually I do add extra mushrooms as well. Maybe try the cheddar fried onions if your family insists on them?
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 17:03:47
Davydd

Here's our Norman Rockwell shot. I'm not in it. I was the photographer. We hosted Thanksgiving last year. Our niece in the green shirt and her husband, a former chef and restauranteur, in the yellow will host this year.



Great pic Davydd, very N R, you all decimated the Turkey it seems!

CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/22 19:26:11
Laserwolf - Try Pumpkin Chess Pie
 
9 Inch Deep Dish Pie Crust
15 oz can pumpkin
2 cups sugar
3 tsp cornmeal
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream (1/2 & 1/2 works too)
Dash of vanilla
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
 
Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Place crust into your deep dish pie pan
Beat the pumpkin, sugar, butter in large bowl on medium for about 5 minutes
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating after each addition until each is incorporated 
Add remaining ingredients until everything is added and incorporated
Bake in preheated oven for 70 minutes or until center is almost set
 
Serve with whipped cream and enjoy
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/24 17:30:35
My sister is finally home, so we've finalized the menu. Turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, our grandma's salad (required at every holiday), croissants, corn casserole, and pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream. Mom is in charge of pie (but my sister is doing the whipped cream so we don't have to eat Cool Whip), and I'm in charge of corn casserole (purely because I need a picture of the recipe), while my sister's family will be doing the rest.
 
Not only do I not have to really cook, there won't be people in my house...AND this is my good sister who will send up home with enough leftovers for at least two more meals and will save me the turkey carcass so I can make stock.
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/24 19:22:57
Pancho

FriedClamFanatic

Foodbyme............NBC would also love that!

One thing that only seems to come out at T-day and Christmas is caramelized onions.done in lots of butter, brown sugar and season salt with a splash of Sherry pepper sauce at the end (or just sherry, or just marsala)
Wow...that sounds delectable....I could picture some of that thrown on top of some fresh calves liver cooked just though. Do you use Vidalias?
Anyway, I'm preparing a Broadbent Country Ham from Cadiz, KY. Fresh green beans cooked with side meat and a Vidalia, cheese grits, and my special cornbread. I'll probably make a blueberry pie as it is my wife's favorite. The turkey can wait until Christmas.

Nope, Vidalia are way too big........These are the little Pearl ones......I actually prefer the jarred Hanover brand and the slight vinegar snap....but frozen ones work just as well.  Ain't no way I'm peeling all those puppies!
 
And your special cornbread?.....Do tell!
FriedClamFanatic
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/24 19:33:27
Laserwolf

I'm not a big fan of the type of foods traditionally served at thanksgiving. At my home it's always been Turkey, Giblet & Chicken Stuffing, Giblet Gravy, Basic Green Bean Casserole, Canned Cranberry Sauce, Frozen Yeast Rolls, boxed Mash Potatoes, and canned yams covered in mini marshmallows. We also would have pre-frozen Pumpkins and Pecan Pies with Cool Whip Topping.

Over the last 2 years I've managed to swap in real mashed potatoes, real Cranberry Sauce, and I've had a few failed attempts at different stuffing recipes. This year, in additional to my previous improvements,  I plan on swapping out the Canned Yams for some sort of Sweet Potato Casserole made from scratch, adding an alternate white gravy (always disliked brown gravys but family loves them), adding some version of Macaroni and Cheese(Maybe a Beer Cheese and Mac), and I'd like to jazz up the made-from-scratch Cranberry Sauce and Mash Potatoes with extra flavor.

My big project is trying to jazz up Green Bean Casserole. I'm fiddling with the idea of using crispy Jalapenos in place of the Crispy Onions, and adding in sauteed onions, mushrooms, some sort of cheese with the Cream of Mushroom. I might need to test it before the big day. I'm also going to try my hand at a couple of homemade pies. I'm not a fan of traditional pumpkin because of the texture, so I'm looking for a different way of doing one other than a cheesecake.




a very personal suggestion on Green Bean Casserole...........Kiss it goodbye.....I....and it seems most of our table guests at t-day or Christmas......prefer my Green beans.........long full beans, frozen ok.  I sautee strips of red pepper and a little onion.then heat it all in chicken Broth with some thyme added...and top it off with toasted sliced almonds. Easy.....keeps well in a slow-cooker if you are travelling nearby. and leftovers heat and still taste good.
 
just my opinion
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/24 22:07:12
Sounds very good, fcf-I personally cant do green bean casserole anymore.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 11:09:13
I've never had green bean casserole and I'm not starting now!
chefbuba
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 11:47:06
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a Green Bean Casserole display at the supermarket, complete with everything you will need, including the can opener.

Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 11:47:48
Green bean casserole is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century!
 
When we make it we need to buy twice as many fried onions as needed because many get eaten during the assembly process.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 12:14:44
As a kid I never even heard of it.  My mother made Brussels sprouts or fresh green beans on Thanksgiving.  I guess the first time I saw it was at a covered-dish dinner at the church and I know I didn't eat any. 
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 12:28:00
lleechef

As a kid I never even heard of it.  My mother made Brussels sprouts or fresh green beans on Thanksgiving.  I guess the first time I saw it was at a covered-dish dinner at the church and I know I didn't eat any. 

Lisa, Ditto........
 
I used to run the Mission Thanksgiving dinner for 2000 people. People would send in Roast Turkeys, you would not believe how many Turkeys came in 1/2 cooked. The people at the front desk would send them back to the kitchen, I would rip it open and see if they were done before processing them for the meat. I sometimes wonder how people live through the holidays................
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 12:30:06
I never heard of it till I moved to Ohio. From what I've read, pictures I've seen and what I've been told it's pretty nasty stuff. I mean, canned green beans, canned cream of mushroom soup ... .
felix4067
Filet Mignon
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 12:36:54
To each their own. I happen to like it, but I know people who don't. More for me!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 12:39:19
Bill
My first job when I came back to the States was sous chef at Sewickley Country Inn in Sewickley, PA.  We had three seatings in the ballroom and three seatings in the dining room.  The chef made us remove the legs and thighs and bone them out so we could roll it up in one piece, tie and roast and then just slice.  We must have had 25 turkeys.  Talk about a pain in the behind!!!
pnwchef
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 12:58:19
lleechef

Bill
My first job when I came back to the States was sous chef at Sewickley Country Inn in Sewickley, PA.  We had three seatings in the ballroom and three seatings in the dining room.  The chef made us remove the legs and thighs and bone them out so we could roll it up in one piece, tie and roast and then just slice.  We must have had 25 turkeys.  Talk about a pain in the behind!!!

Lisa, I would always tell my Wife, Chefs are a pain in the A-s, she would say, No their not. Then I became a Chef, she said, your right, Chefs are a pain in the A-s........Go figure.....
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 13:23:30
Bill
She's absolutely right!!!  We're royal pains in the arses!  If MH takes one step into the kitchen when I'm cooking I turn into a raving lunatic, shouting at the top of my lungs, "OUT, OUT, OUT, GET OUT OF MY KITCHEN!!" 
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 16:30:26
Laserwolf - here's a twist on a Thanksgiving favorite
 
Mincemeat Pie - open a jar of Borden's Nonesuch mincemeat (original) and pour into a mixing bowl - add 1/2 cup bourbon to the jar and swish around to get all the remaining mincemeat out,  add to the mixing bowl along with 1 cup of chopped pecans.  Stir the mixture and follow the directions for baking on the jar.
 
 
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 18:18:45
One year in Alaska I decided to make my own mincemeat out of venison, suet, etc.  It was a lot of work but worth it.  There was a hefty amount of bourbon in that recipe! 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/25 21:56:32
Anyone Ever do a Capon for the Holidays?
I like them as well as Turkeys.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/26 03:51:17
My father and I LOVED mincemeat pie! I shall make one in his honor this year!Thanks for the added stuff, Belle!
 
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/28 09:36:55
Due to my travel and to accommodate our daughter & boyfriend, we decided to have our Thanksgiving meal on Saturday this year. Turkey preps and entertaining will not interfere with Packers football or planning Black Friday strategies. Thanksgiving is turning out to be a really relaxing day.
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/28 10:33:46
I love mincemeat pie but have been out voted by family in favor of apple and pumpkin. I never get it on Thanksgiving and I never get it at Christmas. So years ago I made a proclamation that I wanted mincemeat pie in lieu of a cake on my birthday right after Christmas and that's when I get it. This year I amended my proclamation and passed on BelleReve's recipe. At least the bourbon.
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/28 13:16:37
For me it's a question of what's NOT on my table. And that is all my stuff that's on our dining room table the other 364 days a year...laptop, stack of bills, mp3 player, laptop/mp3 speaker, various file folders, checkbooks, calculator, portable radio, kindle, beer/soda coasters, and assorted other necessary items.
 
So for the next few days it's all in a couple of boxes in the basement while people come and go. After that the bills need to be paid...
agnesrob
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/11/28 15:06:04
Ken, I feel your pain! I cleared off our dining room table a few weeks ago in an effort to keep it that way until after the holidays. All my family has to do is put one piece of mail on it and I go into a tirade! I always feel like it is planting a seed when something is placed on the dining room table. Mountains just grow from there! One of my goals for this year is to keep it uncluttered!
Davydd
Sirloin
Re:Turkey Day 2013 - What's On Your Table? 2013/12/30 22:18:25
BelleReve

Laserwolf - here's a twist on a Thanksgiving favorite

Mincemeat Pie - open a jar of Borden's Nonesuch mincemeat (original) and pour into a mixing bowl - add 1/2 cup bourbon to the jar and swish around to get all the remaining mincemeat out,  add to the mixing bowl along with 1 cup of chopped pecans.  Stir the mixture and follow the directions for baking on the jar.

Bellereve,
Not Thanksgiving. I gave this recipe to my wife for my annual request of mincemeat pie in lieu of cake for my birthday. No one else in the family is enamored with mince meat pie so I don't get it for Thanksgiving and Christmas since pecan, pumpkin, cherry and apple take precedent and that is more than we can eat. So, it is my standing request. It turned out great.
 
Thanks for giving.

post edited by Davydd - 2013/12/30 22:20:12