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Thanksgiving where I am
« on: October 13, 2013, 06:38 AM »
Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

With turkey, ham or duck?

With apple or pumpkin pie?

In the dressing or stuffing do you add stuff to it? We enjoy ours made with bread and spices.
But I've heard of potato being added, carrots added and oysters added.

Do you make soup afterwards?

Do you buy a big turkey for leftovers or only a big enough one for the meal?

Just curious....
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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2013, 07:36 AM »
Thanksgiving is one of the big holidays with my family.  We have a huge turkey, big enough for leftovers for days, and eventually turkey soup. The stuffing changes every year, depending on who is hosting the holiday at their house that year.  There are mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, veggies, fresh rolls... Then once we've let the dinner settle, we have a dessert of endless pies: Pumpkin, apple, strawberry rhubarb, cheesecake.

I've been a vegetarian for the past 5 years, so now there's always a meatless pasta dish available for me, too.

Gosh, now I'm hungry!  ;)
 

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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 04:50 PM »
being in New Zealand we don't do thanksgiving

we save all of that food for Christmas

At Christmas  we have      one massive stuffed turkey,   1  large leg of ham,  A couple of roast chooks  and a whole salmon BBQ'd   

we have several salads,  ( a plain lettuce tomatoe and cheese,  also an avacodao, blue cheese pear and rocket salad,    a curried cauliflower salad ,  a coleslaw       all home made)   Roast pototoes, Roasted Kumera, Roast Pumpkin and Roasted Carrots

we have freshly shelled peas  Boiled new pototoes,

we have for dessert      Home made pavlova with whipped cream  and Kiwi fruit and strwberries,  Sherry Triffle,  Home made Christmas pudding with Brandy Butter,    Home made chirstmas cake,   home made cream puffs,   


Remember  here Christmas is in the summer  so we often eat around the pool the laze and swim
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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 05:12 PM »
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Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?

With turkey, ham or duck?

With apple or pumpkin pie?

In the dressing or stuffing do you add stuff to it? We enjoy ours made with bread and spices.
But I've heard of potato being added, carrots added and oysters added.

Do you make soup afterwards?

Do you buy a big turkey for leftovers or only a big enough one for the meal?

Just curious....

Yes I celebrate but next month in the US.

We cook both turkey and ham.

I cook both apple and pumpkin plus whatever strikes my fancy. Chocolate, banana cream, lemon merangue all from scratch.

I add tons to my dressing. Other than the standard onions, celery and spices I've been known to add nuts, cranberries or apples among the ones you listed. YUM!

I usually have enough left over for soup, pot pie and sandwiches. There has to be leftovers! OH, and I use the leftover cranberry sauce as dressing on my sandwich. YUM!

 

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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 08:37 PM »
I have to ask   Because I am curious,   if you go all out at thanksgiving    what do you do for Christmas?     
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 10:52 PM »
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I have to ask   Because I am curious,   if you go all out at thanksgiving    what do you do for Christmas?   
I guess because Who would shy away from such tasty treats, i would not and why celebrate just once ;)
 

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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 03:19 AM »
Then we do even more sweets for Christmas!!
Raspberry pie or cheesecake.
And to start it all off in the morning we have homemade cinnamon rolls.
We recover on Boxing Day,  ^-^
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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 11:32 AM »
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Then we do even more sweets for Christmas!!
Raspberry pie or cheesecake.
And to start it all off in the morning we have homemade cinnamon rolls.
We recover on Boxing Day,  ^-^


Boxing day   we grab leftovers from our fridge  and meet up with friends and thier left overs  and eat  and graon some more  whilst wearing clothes with elasticated waists   (  love left overs)   

I think we need a Thanksgiving Day here,   we have lots to be thankful about   NZ is a pretty wonderful place to live
I am not a complete idiot, some parts are missing    :)
 

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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2013, 03:00 PM »
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I have to ask   Because I am curious,   if you go all out at thanksgiving    what do you do for Christmas?   

Yes, we go all out for Christmas just make everything a little differently. Plus I make candy (divinity! YUMMMMY!) Usually cinnamon rolls and a breakfast fratata, fresh fruit, sweet breads etc... for breakfast then dinner around 5pm vs 1pm for Thanksgiving.  New Years Eve we do a theme, like Chinese, Thai, Italian, French or Mexican. My favorite was Chinese but those egg roll wraps are a pain to make lol. A couple of times we've done seafood since we are on the coast.
 

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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 03:46 PM »
My brother and sister in law lived there for quite awhile. When we were on the phone around Christmas time, they would be having lamb and wishing that it was turkey,  ^-^
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Re: Thanksgiving where I am
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2013, 03:55 PM »
We don't have Thanksgiving in Argentina. We usually eat like pigs on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Also, we eat late here, and there are usually many, many parties that go on until noon or so.

Since it's summer, typically it's round beef, chicken, different kinds of quiches, vitello tonnato, a potato salad with other stuff called Russian salad (I hate it), different types of salads, stuffed eggs and stuffed tomatoes. We don't really have turkey or ham. It's mostly like a buffet froid, with different cheeses, olives, and what we call "jamon crudo", which is a salty ham.
Some families have asado, other people have pizza.

For dessert, it's different kinds of nougat candies, different kinds of panettone (I like the one with chocolate chips), ice creams, and Mantecol, which is awesome!

Then, you have champagne and watch the fireworks, go to a party with friends, and then about 6, 7 am you go to sleep, wake up at noon on Christmas Day with a hungover, curse your family for making so much freaking noise and then you eat leftovers.

That's pretty much a typical Christmas Eve or New Year's Eve for someone my age around here.

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