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Happy Thanksgiving Fellow Hounds!

southie_chick Nov 25, 2010 06:17 PM

Hope everyone had a good "turkey day". : )
Now, did anyone do an "untraditional" / non-turkey dinner? I was in Orlando visiting the in-laws & had turkey/stuffing, but they did an au gratin potato instead of the "usual" mashed so we had a little bit of a twist ........ that, & I was able to eat outside which I usually can't do this time of year in Boston!

  1. Alcachofa Nov 26, 2010 02:05 PM

    In addition to the regular turkey, we made a tofurkey wrapped in pancetta for the vegetarians in our group. Turned out great!

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    1. re: Alcachofa
      JudyHP Nov 26, 2010 02:19 PM

      Was it vegetarian pancetta????

      1. re: JudyHP
        Alcachofa Nov 27, 2010 08:56 AM

        Well, it's very thinly sliced.

        1. re: Alcachofa
          Food4Thought Nov 27, 2010 09:52 AM

          See, even vegetarians make an exception for bacon (in one form or another) ;)

      2. re: Alcachofa
        bear Nov 26, 2010 02:21 PM

        How else could you eat tofurkey?

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        Pegmeister Dec 1, 2010 08:14 AM

        I was in Aruba enjoying schnitzle and potato gratin with Dutch Gouda cheese! Next year I think I would like to try making a turducken.

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        1. re: Pegmeister
          femmevox Dec 1, 2010 10:43 AM

          I made paparadelle with butternut squash, walnuts and dried cranberries.

        2. Mike5966 Dec 1, 2010 11:36 AM

          Did a regular brined turkey but had gratin dauphinoise instead of regular mashed potatoes, and some buttered chanterelles in addition to the regular items.

          The best part, though, was while cooking the rest of the stuff, I seared the turkey liver and heart in brown butter and had these "medium-rare" with some whole grain mustard, parsley, kosher salt, cornichons, and pickled shallots. DURICIOUS.

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