What's the least traditional item on your thanksgiving menu?

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  1. Sharon in NY

    Sharon in NY Well-Known Member

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    For us, this is easy - the Peking Duck. We always have friends of ours from synagogue to Thanksgiving dinner. She's a vegetarian, and he goes along with it much of the year, but on Thanksgiving, he wants some meat. But he hates turkey. Since he's chinese, he makes and brings a Peking Duck every year to our Thanksgiving feast. We've been doing it for five years now, and if he ever didn't come, we'd have to make one ourselves, we've gotten so used to it :) .

    Other unusual items - the vegetarian main course is middle-eastern style cabbage rolls, stuffed with dried fruit, bulghur, rice and spices, and the chinese broccoli (kailaan) sauteed with oyster-sesame sauce.

    Sharon
     
  2. mpillow

    mpillow Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Its just me and the kids....on purpose...our first Thanksgiving at home...Daddy wanted to hunt... :shrug:

    So I cooked their favorite desserts....no bake cookies, banana bread w/cream cheese, and we will also be making our own ice cream sundaes or banana splits along with the usual pies....( we rarely indulge in such sweetness)

    I'm thinking about letting them have ice cream for breakfast LOL!!! :help:
     

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    Ours has to be the Chocolate and coconut cream pies.
     
  4. MaineFarmMom

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    Bacon wrapped scallops and shrimp cocktail. We usually have them Christmas Eve but not Thanksgiving.
     
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    BIL is supposed to be bringing a 7 layer Mexican dip and I'm making a hot crab dip.
     
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    Ooohh, we just made the coconut cream pie today! I love it!
     
  8. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Peanut butter and dill pickle sandwich.
     
  9. Cheryl in SD

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    uhhhh, well there's, no, hmmmm, I guess, no that's traditional, pumpkin rolls????

    May be time to get a tad more creative?
     
  10. michiganfarmer

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    I think cheese cake is pretty non traditional, and we usually have a couple.
     
  11. MaineFarmMom

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    Taylor has plain cheesecake going into the oven now and my sister has a pumpkin cheesecake already made. It's not traditional for us but it's also not unusual. Every few years someone decides to make one to go with the pumpkin, mincemeat and apple pies.
     
  12. RedTartan

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    Lasagna. My Aunt married a full-blooded Italian. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, along with the traditional fare, we've had a couple of big pans of lasagna. I don't celebrate with them anymore since I have my own family, but I have to have it or I feel like something's missing.

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  13. longshadowfarms

    longshadowfarms Well-Known Member

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    Smoked chicken (also smoked turkey, but the chicken isn't traditional), shrimp for appetizers, broccoli salad, key lime pie (made for another occasion until I discovered that it needed to set overnight, so I stuck it in the freezer and we'll pull it out tomorrow), potatoes will be cut up and baked with oil and seasoning (no mashies), fresh salsa with chips for an appetizer too. Not quite traditional, but not really that off the wall either. Kinda like us ;)
     
  14. caroline00

    caroline00 Well-Known Member

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    well, we didnt get our turkey done in yet....

    he is still walking around the yard... so we are having pork, since we butchered them this week.

    I also am making gingerbread!
     
  15. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    What do you mean Cheescake isn't traditional? Blashphemy I tell you!

    Cheesecake is an absolute must on Thanksgiving, along with shrimp cocktail for appetizers, I'm also doing apple slices with an Ambrosia dip for pre meal snacks.

    Nikki
     
  16. Sharon in NY

    Sharon in NY Well-Known Member

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    You know, even if I was allowed to eat cheesecake after thanksgiving, which I'm not (mixing meat and dairy isn't kosher), I don't think I *could* eat cheesecake after thanksgiving dinner. Where to put it?

    Sounds good, though.

    Sharon
     
  17. mama2littleman

    mama2littleman El Paso

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    Sharon,

    YOu get the religious dispensation. But ... as to where to put it. Didn't anyone tell you, tere is a seperate dessert compartment in your stomach. Always room for cheesecake.

    Nikki
     
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    How about Deviled eggs? and this year, I Am doing jello with mixed fruit. And A Pineapple upside down cake. Made with Honey and Maple syrup.
     
  19. MaineFarmMom

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    I said it's not traditional for us! I could make cheesecake traditional for every day if it wouldn't make my backside widen.
     
  20. mainer

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    I shall be having homemade pizza,in front of the TV