Weird Thanksgiving Traditions

In honor of Turkey Day tomorrow I thought our WU community could share weird traditions for the holiday. If you have an out of the ordinary Thanksgiving tradition please tell us about it in comments. As an example I will site this tongue-in-cheek (I hope) article about serving roadkill to save money on the holiday groceries. Whatever you have or do tomorrow, be safe, be happy and know you are loved my WU friends.

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     Posted By: Alex - Wed Nov 24, 2010

i've thought and thought, but i can't think of anything we do that is unusual. but i wanted to have a holiday post, liked the linked article and just knew some of you would have something to share. have a blessed holiday everyone.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/24/10 at 10:38 AM
I'll be thankful if I can get a phone line through to the US tomorrow.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/24/10 at 11:01 AM
we used red skin potatoes with the skin left on for mashed at the resturant i worked for. but i haven't heard of to many people who do that at home kdp.
best of luck getting a line to talk to the family tomorrow expat!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/24/10 at 11:22 AM
Don't forget the bacon pie !!! :cheese:
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/24/10 at 12:09 PM
You might get a REAL MAN to eat Bacon Pie but he'd never submit his stomach to Quiche!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/24/10 at 01:05 PM
I thought quiche lorraine had spinach in it.
a man with a real empty stomach would! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/24/10 at 01:26 PM
i've heard of that sorgho, great addition to our list. 😊
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/24/10 at 03:55 PM
I guess as a thanksgiving variation you could make it as you like using turkey bacon. Sorry KDP .. I was just trying to help "baconize" the holiday tomorrow. We just finished making the apple pie. Now we are starting the mashed potatoes ahead of time using yellow golden, russet, and red pearl.
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 11/24/10 at 03:59 PM
I don't think anyone believes their Turkey Day food rituals are weird, just other peoples'; some might find my family serving sliced Finocchio (Fennel Bulb) as crudités along with bowls of Olives & Marinated Artichokes is weird, or serving Creamed Pearl Onions, Cranberry-Orange Compote, Dressing instead of Stuffing (the only things inside the bird are salt, pepper, & aromatics), Roasted Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts (often roasted, but sometimes boiled) with Cheese Sauce, Sweet Potatoes roasted in an Orange Glaze (no sugary canned stuff with marshmallow), fighting over the "Pope's Nose," having 2 types of gravy (Pan Gravy and Red Wine & Giblet Gravy), King's Hawaiian Rolls, and always having a Mincemeat Pie are different than what others have.
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 11/25/10 at 09:25 AM
Thanksgiving turned out all right. Talked with Mom this AM on the phone and Skyped the rest of the gang back in my home town. All 4 generations were gathered to chow down.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/25/10 at 02:02 PM
freddie that sounds like an interesting menu!
glad you touched base with everyone expat.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/25/10 at 07:59 PM
There were just the two of us for Thanksgiving dinner, so we broke with tradition and had a couple Cornish hens. They were very tasty, but have stubby legs, so lose out on dark meat. The rest of meal was traditional, and all very good. Hope all here had a great holiday. 😊
Posted by done on 11/27/10 at 10:48 PM
we've had cornish hens before, they are quite good.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/27/10 at 11:22 PM
I'll third the Cornish Game Hens! I've never had them for T-Day, but I love them roasted & stuffed with Wild Rice, or cut up the whole bird along the backbone, flatten them out 'til the ribs POP & yank out the keelbone (basically a half-assed butterflying), rub the birds with oil, salt & pepper, then lay them on a bed of stuffing (white bread, cornbread, wild rice, Cous-Cous, Masa, whatever you like) and roast'em 10-15 minutes at 450º, then 25 minutes at 375º or until the legs wiggle nicely & the juice runs clear if you stab the thigh.
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 11/29/10 at 04:46 PM
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