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Happy Thanksgiving

scscr Nov 22, 2006 09:01 PM

To all on the board. I moved to Miami a year ago and am thankful for the help that I've received from the board! Thanksgiving ismy favorite holiday. Tomorrows menu is:

17.5 Pound Free Range Turkey, Brined overnight and roasted
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Giblet Gravy
Candied Yams
Cranberry Relish w/ mandarin orange, peppered honey walnuts and grand marnier
Italian Suasage and Mushroom stuffing
Squash Soup w/ congac
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Dinner Salad
Misc. Pies including Pumpkin and Peacan

What's everyone having for dinner?

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    laurie Nov 23, 2006 05:53 PM

    Island Way Grill on Clearwater Beach did my cooking for me this year: classic turkey, giblet gravy, cranberry relish, wasabi mashed potatoes, bourbon glazed yams, brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, Reisling, banana coconut pie. . . .

    1. netmover Nov 23, 2006 03:21 PM

      Saltwater bath in the shimmering south beach sea.

      Drinks, more drinks, maybe a couple more for good measure...followed by football.

      Turkey with all the trimmings and wine lots of wine.

      Viva la Florida...viva chowhound!!!

      Happy T-Day to one and all!

      1. advisor_Girl Nov 23, 2006 01:21 PM

        "Everyone Loves Turkey" is unfolding here this evening...

        AdvisorBoy's parents are driving South with their nasty little Lhasa that bites (his Mom is the Everyone Loves Raymond Mom times ten so let's all bow heads for just a sec and pray for me... amen).

        Thanks Hounds! Happy Turkey to All.


        tiny crabmeat empanadas (currently rolling)
        cocktail shrimp and stone crab claws
        24 of mother in law to be's Underwood deviled eggs in clouds of paprika
        frenched mini Australian lamb chops w/ mojito mint dipping sauce
        vidalia onion pancetta tarts "a la Bob Mervine"
        lots and lots of booze

        11.6 lb mojo brined bacon wrapped fresh turkey
        whole clove roasted garlic mashed potatoes with boursin cheese
        Patty Labelle's truffled mac n cheese (ate some last night and died of sheer bliss)
        mother in law t-b's canned yam, pineapple and mini marshmellow casserole
        andouille, granny apple, craisin cornbread stuffing
        trio of cranberry sauces (can slices, deluxe fresh, and high octane fusion)
        french green beans
        pan gravy
        lots and lots of wine

        pastry leaf garnished brown sugar pumpkin pie (my good)
        crisp pecan tart (a little too crisp I fear - my bad)
        home churned pumpkin pie ice cream over still warm gingerbread
        mother in law t-b's chocolate cream cheese "good housekeeping magazine" no-bake pie
        champagne (and sanka)

        (2 aspirin, lots of water) collapse

        Happy Thanksgiving to All!

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        1. re: advisor_Girl
          Bob Mervine Nov 23, 2006 03:15 PM

          I'm honored -- and in some damn fine company.

          This is my daughter's first Thanksgiving actually cooking the whole kit and caboodle, so other than the Vidalia pies -- I used Inca Sweets and baked without a top crust this time -- and the smoked turkey legs with Dr Pepper barbecue sauce for the grandkids, all I'm bringing is the wine and my appetite.


        2. Andiereid Nov 22, 2006 09:11 PM

          Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

          Smoked Trout Dip with Rosemary Crackers
          Apples and Emmentaler cheese
          with escondido chardonnay

          Butternut Squash and apple soup
          with kuentz bas alsace white

          Greens with maple candied pecans, blue cheese and apple cider vinaigrette

          21 lb. Free Range Turkey, roasted with sage and lots of butter
          my grandmother's dressing
          Bourbon Gravy
          Spinach and artichoke heart casserole
          Roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and garlic
          cranberry relish with black pepper and parsley
          yeast rolls
          with tres picos beaujolaisis

          Pumpkin creme brulee
          Chocolate espresso roll


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