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Everything is different now. My dad passed away and my mom is living with my sister in a faraway city. So it's just me and the hubs since we won't be traveling until Christmas.

In the past (15 years or so of hosting Thanksgiving), I've gone all out, turkey, ham, everything, the whole traditional meal. Especially pies! I love baking pies.The last Thanksgiving meal with my dad, he insisted I make this cranberry relish recipe. I was pretty skeptical but this is now one of my very favorite recipes. It's so fresh and lovely.

Cranberry Relish Recipe | Simply Recipes

Anyway, this year we're going to have pizza and tiki drinks, and probably a giant hangover to boot
Everything is different now. My dad passed away and my mom is living with my sister in a faraway city. So it's just me and the hubs since we won't be traveling until Christmas.

In the past (15 years or so of hosting Thanksgiving), I've gone all out, turkey, ham, everything, the whole traditional meal. Especially pies! I love baking pies.The last Thanksgiving meal with my dad, he insisted I make this cranberry relish recipe. I was pretty skeptical but this is now one of my very favorite recipes. It's so fresh and lovely.

Cranberry Relish Recipe | Simply Recipes

Anyway, this year we're going to have pizza and tiki drinks, and probably a giant hangover to boot
Originally Posted by guinness
That's the cranberry relish I make at Christmas. It's YUMMY.
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Well this year i will be in Orlando with my inlaws and we will be celebrating there we haven't created a menu yet, but i know i will definitely be making mac answer cheese and pumpkin bread

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No Thanksgiving this year.

I'm tired.
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I'm getting a little tired of green bean casserole. Does anyone have a different vegetable suggestion?
Originally Posted by munchkin

Cauliflower mash?

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I didn't get invited to anyone's house this year, bummer.

So I'll probably do what I did last year: get some turkey parts, sweet potatoes, cauliflower with gravy, greens. Maybe some homemade cranberry sauce.

If I can think of a lower carb dessert than sweet potato, I'll make it.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."

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Thanksgiving is a very big deal in my family. Not everyone can make it for Christmas, so it is the one time that our family is all together. We have ham, turkey, homemade icebox rolls, dressing (as opposed to stuffing), creamed corn, green beans, different vegetable casseroles, giblet gravy, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Some things are made in advance, and several the day of.

*what is wrong with me? I forgot the sweet potatoes
And we do not really decorate. We have a few items to go on the table.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
What are icebox rolls?
I'm getting a little tired of green bean casserole. Does anyone have a different vegetable suggestion?
Originally Posted by munchkin
Hey try broccoli and cauliflower au gratin Im gonna try this one this year http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/e...ipe/index.html
My husband doesn't like turkey. Our kids have other parents' home to go to on the holidays so some years, I don't always do a traditional dinner since the ones who want turkey can get it somewhere else. One year I made 2 lasagnas: one meat one with red sauce and one vegetarian with alfredo sauce. They were a HUGE hit! I actually assembled them the weekend before and froze them and baked them off T-giving morning. My brother and his wife have made the switch from vegetarian to vegan so I have some research to do! I will NOT make vegan pumpkin pie. They will have some other dessert, but I want my regular pumpkin pie!!!

I always do the cooking. My mom doesn't need the stress and it's just easier to do it and ask other family members to bring salad, bread, wine, cre de te, etc.
is there a way to cook collard greens without meat? Cause I'm not trying to buy meat just for collards.

If I knew I would live off of them because they're my favorite things. The one thing I look forward to for the holidays HAHHAAH.
Oooh, Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday!

I'm not American, so I usually float around friends' houses for Thanksgiving. This year, I am going to Chicago to meet the boyfriend's family and spend Thanksgiving with them. Our contribution to the meal will be acorn squash stuffed with kale, cranberries, and goat cheese.
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My mom rarely cooked greens with meat, collard or otherwise.
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We're waiting to get my husbands works schedule to figure it out. Hopefully we'll have an idea soon of what we're doing & what city we'll be in
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Originally Posted by Poodlehead
Ah, it all makes sense now. Goldy is the puppet master!
We're having thanksgiving at my house Im personally making: au gratin broccoli and cauliflower, Homemade Rolls, harvest rice, fresh green beans with shallots, peach cobbler, ambrosia salad, and these yummy looking crock pot almonds that I seen on pinterest, my uncle is also bringing his 4 wheelers so Im excited for that too!
Thanksgiving is a very big deal in my family. Not everyone can make it for Christmas, so it is the one time that our family is all together. We have ham, turkey, homemade icebox rolls, dressing (as opposed to stuffing), creamed corn, green beans, different vegetable casseroles, giblet gravy, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Some things are made in advance, and several the day of.

*what is wrong with me? I forgot the sweet potatoes
And we do not really decorate. We have a few items to go on the table.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
What are icebox rolls?
Originally Posted by tenapaige
They are a simple but delicious yeast roll. Icebox roll is just the recipe name. Some have different variations, and different ways of folding the dough.

(((((Hugs))))) to all who have lost a parent. This will be my first TG without my father. It will be difficult, but still good to be with loved ones.

Murrrcat, my mom rarely used meat in greens as well. I am a green eating machine, and I love them with or without. You can do some red pepper flakes and ... If you need a zing.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

is there a way to cook collard greens without meat? Cause I'm not trying to buy meat just for collards.

If I knew I would live off of them because they're my favorite things. The one thing I look forward to for the holidays HAHHAAH.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
Probably wont have that flavor u want u should by these already cooked turkey tails its sounds gross but its so good and better for u than pork if u live in an area where theres a winco you will find them there
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Thanksgiving is a very big deal in my family. Not everyone can make it for Christmas, so it is the one time that our family is all together. We have ham, turkey, homemade icebox rolls, dressing (as opposed to stuffing), creamed corn, green beans, different vegetable casseroles, giblet gravy, brown gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Some things are made in advance, and several the day of.

*what is wrong with me? I forgot the sweet potatoes
And we do not really decorate. We have a few items to go on the table.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
What are icebox rolls?
Originally Posted by tenapaige
They are a simple but delicious yeast roll. Icebox roll is just the recipe name. Some have different variations, and different ways of folding the dough.

(((((Hugs))))) to all who have lost a parent. This will be my first TG without my father. It will be difficult, but still good to be with loved ones.

Murrrcat, my mom rarely used meat in greens as well. I am a green eating machine, and I love them with or without. You can do some red pepper flakes and ... If you need a zing.
Originally Posted by Fifi.G
Ok cool and sorry for your lost btw :/hope you have a great thanksgiving this year
Oooh, Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday!

I'm not American, so I usually float around friends' houses for Thanksgiving. This year, I am going to Chicago to meet the boyfriend's family and spend Thanksgiving with them. Our contribution to the meal will be acorn squash stuffed with kale, cranberries, and goat cheese.
Originally Posted by divegirl
Funny u say that Im American my bestfriend is Ethiopian since we only live 10 minutes away after im finished with my fam sometimes I go to her house and pig out again lol... Best trait of America "the melting pot"
No Thanksgiving this year.

I'm tired.
Originally Posted by webjockey
You should make a little something lol! But depending on how long youve been making thanksgiving dimner I definitely can understand
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Going to my sister's. I don't look forward to it. My family is stressful. But I have 4 days off after Thanksgiving so I'll be able to de-stress. : )
I will make pumpkin pies as I'm always asked to do, my great aunt's recipe. I'll make one with a regular crust and extra crust cut into turkey shapes to decorate the top. The other one will be a low sugar/low carb one with a nut crust and candied nuts to decorate the top.
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