Did you have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

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    Did you have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner?

    I am Mr. Iconoclast. If I can do it differently, I will.

    For Thanksgiving, instead of spending days preparing a traditional turkey meal, we decided to have a seafood fare. Shrimp, crab cakes, scallops...all easily prepared within an hour, clean up was simple and we spent more time as a (dysfunctional) family. Hey, it worked.

    So the question I pose is, did you have a traditional Thanksgiving meal or something different like pizza, seafood or the like?
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    Wife and I had a traditional turkey and dressing dinner, compliments of Cracker Barrel. Of course it's just her and I, no family close. Her's in Oklahoma, mine in Indiana. Not hardly worth the hassle and mess to cook for just the 2 of us.

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    Twice, with my family and the GF's family.
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    Yes...always traditional. Got to carve up the rest of a twenty pound turkey, dressing to last half a lifetime with no gravy, and two half pies...one pecan, and one pumpkin. We just got whipped cream today to see us through the pies. The rest I can't tell you about, but I'm almost sure it will last us through the next week. I'm afraid I'll end up making the gravy. After all.........turkey in the fridge never smells or tastes like what was originally intended. Wheat bread, mayo, and a slab of dark meat may see it's demise soon enough.

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    Always Traditional. Though I will always opt for Pecan Pie over Pumpkin.

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    Sure was traditional, then one of my relatives from Chicago wanted to tell me how great our new leader is. I of course let hin know just how wrong he is and then the sulking began, for him.

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    Our daughter cooked for us in her new townhouse. And it was the traditional Thanksgiving feast. She did an awesome job and we're very proud of her.

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    We always have the traditional turkey and all the trimmings.
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    Traditional all the way.
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    Traditional all the way, except for the first time in years I didn't have to do the cooking... Just had to drive home...

    Only one bad part to it... NO LEFTOVERS

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    Went to Cracker Barrel and had their turkey dinner :-l
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    Quote Originally Posted by boscobeans View Post
    Traditional all the way, except for the first time in years I didn't have to do the cooking... Just had to drive home...

    Only one bad part to it... NO LEFTOVERS

    bosco
    We got kind of spoiled with leftovers while living a few hundred miles from any family for several years and having to make our own holiday dinners. Since we moved back, we always do the family meals on the holidays and make another smaller one for ourselves a day or two later so that we can have the leftovers. We had our second "Thanksgiving" today.

    Oh yeah, in answer to the original question. Traditional. Always.
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    Spiral cut ham, dressing, collard greens, mashed potatoes & gravy and cornbread :)
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    This was a big one... lots of people in attendance. 2 hours of nibbling on cheese bites and celery sticks, followed by turkey, london broil, AND ham, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, at least a half dozen veggies, and 6 pies...

    An esophageal orgy... positively obscene...
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    My fiancé and I drove the 8 hours back to my parents house in PA for a traditional meal. Turkey, gravy etc. And I made a sweet potato pie from scratch.

    Also traditional for us is shooting on holidays while the food cooks. We put the turkey in the oven and all of us went out to shoot for a few hours (even my mom shoots). Pictures to come as soon as I get a chance.

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