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Offline LizR

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Re: Thanksgiving 2011
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2011, 10:02:37 AM »
Just used the last of the turkey bits in this recipe, which is a tradition with us after Thanksgiving:
http://tinyurl.com/7kx7gwu

It is a chicken ala king recipe from the New Basics cookbook. Very simple but delicious. I subbed frozen green beans for the peas and left out the mushrooms because I didn't have any. Basically, it is one of those "use up the bits in the crisper" deals.

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Re: Thanksgiving 2011
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2011, 10:10:31 AM »
We went home to Pittsburgh for the holiday. My mother had 17 for dinner, and as usual the spread was fabulous. FG made a green chile casserole to switch things up, and it was a hit. My globe-trotting cousin was in town for the first time in at least three years along with her New Zealand native boyfriend, a natural charmer who already had everyone loving him. Doing the family thing is nice but intense, a little overwhelming for greenhorns, but most importantly loving.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2013
« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2013, 06:41:17 PM »


A small family gathering at our place on Thursday, I hope my turkey will be thawed..



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Re: Thanksgiving 2013
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2013, 10:15:03 AM »
This will be the first Thanksgiving that my wife and I have spent by ourselves in the four years we've been married.  We're looking forward to the peace and quiet and absence of travel for a change.

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Re: Thanksgiving 2011
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2013, 11:48:14 PM »


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving to all of you...


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Offline MadBob

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Re: Thanksgiving 2013
« Reply #20 on: November 28, 2013, 07:00:49 AM »
You as well Mike! 
Hope your Turkey thawed!
Our Turkey has been brining for a couple days in a habanero and serrano chile brine and who knows what else Richard has put in under the skin. You can bet it will be epic. And deep fried.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2013
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2013, 02:17:16 PM »


Our setup and some of our dinner, I didn't take too many people pictures this year but I wish I had...  We had a nice small gathering.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49637895@N00/sets/72157638188410076/

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Re: Thanksgiving 2011
« Reply #22 on: December 01, 2013, 05:11:35 PM »


A great leftover plate of things..     Hey, 'ya can't throw them out..    8)

Pretty dern tasty actually, we had a Fennel and Shiitake mushroom side dish in this one, it was/is a standout, I had not ever put those two flavors together before and it worked for us.    Some smoked black pepper in there a clove of garlic and some salt, that was it.. 

That is an amazing compote recipe, it is not mine to be sure but I let my imagination wander when I make it.  This time it had about 1/4cup of smoked/fresh jalapeno in it.   I knew it but no one else did and I got NO remarks about it, it seems that the sweet backed up the heat enough that folks did not notice and almost all of it was used, and I'm THANKFUL for that.   

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Re: Thanksgiving 2011
« Reply #23 on: December 01, 2013, 05:32:27 PM »
Looks super tasty, Mike. Thanks for sharing.

I had Thanksgiving with my in-laws in Texas. My sister in law cooked, which was fine. She's not a great cook by any stretch, but she takes pride in being able to provide Thanksgiving for all of us, so I eat what I like and thank her for her efforts. When my father in law was still with us, he cooked and it was an amazing mishmash of American and Chinese customs. We'd have potstickers along side the turkey and crispy fried shrimp next to potato salad. They still make many of the same dishes, but not all at once and they just don't have the same flare.
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