Thanksgiving favorites - traditional and non-traditional

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We have always had a traditional Thanksgiving with Turkey, smashed potatoes, dressing, corn, etc, etc. Oh and don't forget the ham. Oh and don't forget the SMOKED TURKEY. (Sooo moist, sooo good) It's really great to snack on all day or if it's a big turkey, you can snack on it all week.
Except this year, I could not find a smoked turkey in the stores and had to settle for a smoked turkey breast which will be OK but actually a poor substitute. I'm sure it is a result of covid.
 

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Pretty much any food tastes great and is memorable so long as you are sharing it with those who are special to you.
'Pumpkin Guts' adorn the meal of all of our tribe. When the kids were young home made pumpkin pie way the huge hit of the Holiday except for the crust; which the dog really appreciated. The wife makes an excellent pie crust by the way.
One year she decided why waste the time and effort and began making the pie filling as a casserole without the crust; waste not want not. The youngest came flying in the door one day from school and caught a whiff of the aroma and let out with, "Oh boy, Pumpkin Guts". The dish was christened for all time.

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It was pretty chill.
And your pumpkin ravioli was incredible.
IIRC you made bacon wrapped scallops for an appetizer.

Its not quite that warm this year, at least not warm enough to eat on the patio, but its also not snowing yet and we're lean enough that resorts are not opeing yet.
Bacon wrapped scallops are the ultimate hors d'oeuvres, but I've only had them at weddings i think. That said, when I am at a wedding and the servers come walking through with them during cocktail hour I am sure to set up near the door to the kitchen to ambush them when they come out so i get my share and then some.

Edit to say that i saw Brian Likes Pow posted that they are easy to make, so i will have to try to make them sometime.
 
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Bacon wrapped scallops are the ultimate hors d'oeuvres, but I've only had them at weddings i think. That said, when I am at a wedding and the servers come walking through with them during cocktail hour I am sure to set up near the door to the kitchen to ambush them when they come out so i get my share and then some.

Edit to say that i saw Brian Likes Pow posted that they are easy to make, so i will have to try to make them sometime.
You need to make friends with @Brian Likes Pow

Hey Brian, I just saw that New England is getting some pow. I know you'll like that because.... Brian likes pow!
 
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That looks yummy. I have to avoid pecan pie like the plague because one slice is never enough for me. I could stick my face in that pie and lick the plate clean!

I ended up making individual apple crisp, cherry crisp and cherry pie (cherries from cherry stop in Traverse City, MI)

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We have always had a traditional Thanksgiving with Turkey, smashed potatoes, dressing, corn, etc, etc. Oh and don't forget the ham. Oh and don't forget the SMOKED TURKEY. (Sooo moist, sooo good) It's really great to snack on all day or if it's a big turkey, you can snack on it all week.
Except this year, I could not find a smoked turkey in the stores and had to settle for a smoked turkey breast which will be OK but actually a poor substitute. I'm sure it is a result of covid.
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6 turkey legs, 4 breast tenderloins, 1 brown sugar ham, taters, dressing, mac n cheese, shrimp, deviled eggs, cheese and crackers done, Leftovers for days! Now 4 pies to try. Pass the insulin!
 

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I was in charge of the turkey and pumpkin pie. My daughter made the rest. After dinner we cleaned up, whipped cream, and served pie. At long last! The 3 year old had been clamoring for it since I walked in the door!
 

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As they say in Yakima land ... "Nice Rack". Pistachio encrusted Rack of Lamb.
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Dude you're killing me. I ate turkey today and while I don't dislike turkey I'd go for that every single time. Also its cooked damn near perfect which matters with lamb alot IMO. Too raw and the texture and connective tissue pisses me off and well done anything pisses me off even more. You nailed it and I'm bloated from something I only ate to not seem like a weirdo. Next year I'm eating lamb and if they don't dig then I'm not sharing
 
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Dude you're killing me. I ate turkey today and while I don't dislike turkey I'd go for that every single time. Also its cooked damn near perfect which matters with lamb alot IMO. Too raw and the texture and connective tissue pisses me off and well done anything pisses me off even more. You nailed it and I'm bloated from something I only ate to not seem like a weirdo. Next year I'm eating lamb and if they don't dig then I'm not sharing
You're always welcome to join us for TG day.....just saying.
BTW @Tyler Pugliese is starting too cook a lot more and has requested the pasta books from my library. You have influenced him well.
 

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You're always welcome to join us for TG day.....just saying.
BTW @Tyler Pugliese is starting too cook a lot more and has requested the pasta books from my library. You have influenced him well.
I made this dark rich beet pasta that was pretty damn good. Stuffed with some braised beef and tossed in gorganzola with some extra walnuty pesto. Theres a million directions you can go and its CHEAP to make. Tell him to get an OG stainless steel table pasta crank...
 
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I made this dark rich beet pasta that was pretty damn good. Stuffed with some braised beef and tossed in gorganzola with some extra walnuty pesto. Theres a million directions you can go and its CHEAP to make. Tell him to get an OG stainless steel table pasta crank...
He got one!!
We gave him a Kitchenaid mixer with meat grinder for his house warming gift.
 
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Yes! That's another world of endless possibilities that's also doubles as an economical hobby.
We've been using our meat grinder to make things like chicken lettus wraps with cheap thighs, among other things.
 

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That looks yummy. I have to avoid pecan pie like the plague because one slice is never enough for me. I could stick my face in that pie and lick the plate clean!

I ended up making individual apple crisp, cherry crisp and cherry pie (cherries from cherry stop in Traverse City, MI)

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Also made homemade vanilla ice cream to go with it. It's the best dessert combo ever in my opinion. There is a little bourbon in both the ice cream and the pie. Soooooo goood.

Those pies look great! The world needs more pie.
 
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