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It's Thanksgiving Eve... What Are you Currently Making For Tomorrow?

fourunder Nov 25, 2009 05:40 PM

It's 9:30 PM for me....I'm making Turkey Stock and Sunday Gravy. How about you?

  1. kubasd Nov 26, 2009 03:05 PM

    Last night i made my pumpkin and apple pies and cranberry sauce. I also peeled and chopped my turnips and potatoes, and then vacuum sealed them so they'd be the same as fresh. I had my turkey in the apple cranberry sage brine by 2:00, so i got to relax mostly at night. I had a pecan pie planned.... until i dropped the full bowl of filling on the floor, and got so disgusted with the pie that i gave up on it. Good thing everyone was too full from the meal to even have dessert :-)

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    1. re: kubasd
      kattyeyes Nov 26, 2009 03:10 PM

      Way to save calories (kidding!)...sorry about your pie! :( That's a bummer.

      1. re: kattyeyes
        kubasd Nov 26, 2009 03:26 PM

        haha yeah, it was my grandmother's recipe so i was especially sad. oh and when it fell is knocked the plate with the pie dough on the ground too. So yeahhhh. But everything else turned great, so it wasn't missed.

    2. iluvcookies Nov 26, 2009 10:29 AM

      Last night I made 2 pies (sweet potato and pecan), sweet potato tzimmes and cranberry sauce. Stuffing and stock were done this morning, turkey is in now, and I will make the veggies and gravy once turkey is done and resting.
      And my guests just went out for another pie... seems that I didn't make pumpkin this year and that was a mistake.

      1. Azizeh Nov 26, 2009 12:14 AM

        All I have done so far is make the cranberry. I was going to do some vegetable chopping, but I got absorbed by how easily a steel wool pad takes off all that kitchen gunk. Then I decided I'd organize my kitchen for efficiency. Why do I have a cotton candy maker, anyway? Now that it's 1am, I'm supposing everything else will just have to wait until morning.

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          mcf Nov 26, 2009 09:14 AM

          Before yesterday, I'd made cranberry sauce and rutabage puree, and dry brined a turkey breast and a 16 lb turkey that have been air drying in the fridge since Tues. Last night finished up with green bean bundles wrapped in bacon, twice baked potatoes, yam and apple casserole, and my daughter made kabocha squash soup. Most years I have more done ahead of time, and I sure wished I'd been more on top of it this year. I made double the usual of most things, since I'm doing a second Thanksgiving dinner this Sat for friends.

          Happy feasting, everyone!

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          givemecarbs Nov 26, 2009 12:08 AM

          Earlier tonight I made cranberry compote and cornbread for the stuffing. Now I can't sleep so that wine sounds like a good idea.

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            Janet Nov 25, 2009 11:00 PM

            We have brined the turkey, made the cranberry/orange salad, and I polished the silver serving pieces. And the wine is flowing,

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              shaebones Nov 25, 2009 10:04 PM

              Made the sweet potato caserole from CI.OMG, sooo good! Still stuffed from sampling. :)

              1. pdxgastro Nov 25, 2009 09:34 PM

                I just made an apple cake. And I cut into it too! Yum yum. It's just the 3 of us. Nobody will mind.

                1. kattyeyes Nov 25, 2009 07:29 PM

                  Finished baking cornbread a couple of hours ago...can't wait to make it into stuffing tomorrow.

                  HA HA HA, fourunder, I didn't know you were Italian till just now. Are you having lasagna tomorrow or just pasta? :) I think I made it to high school before I figured out not everyone's holiday meal started with lasagna, then turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc.

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                  1. re: kattyeyes
                    pdxgastro Nov 25, 2009 09:36 PM

                    At my Italian aunt's house we always started out with tortellini in brodo (tortellini in a clear broth).

                    1. re: kattyeyes
                      fourunder Nov 26, 2009 04:39 AM


                      Lasagna and Rigatoni are the choices.......small pork bracioles, meatballs, sausages and back ribs from the gravy.....a friend is bringing pot cheese from Manhattan.....didn't ask from where.

                      1. re: fourunder
                        kattyeyes Nov 26, 2009 05:46 AM

                        Beautiful! Cent'anni!

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                      GeeBeeEmm Nov 25, 2009 05:59 PM

                      Finished the cranberry sauce, sweet potato pie, coleslaw (with pretty beauty heart radishes). Will work on the requested appetizer - brown sugar bacon wrapped smokies. After that, I'm prepping carrots.

                      1. corneygirl Nov 25, 2009 05:52 PM

                        Just shaped the rolls, and I need to finish the cranberry sauce. Might chop some veg, might just have more wine.

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