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What are you Americans having for your Thanksgiving meal?

Asked by gravity (3116points) November 25th, 2010

We have the same thing each Thanksgiving and it is fine with me since I like most of the food. Turkey or a chicken, dumplins, dressing, broccoli casserole, asparagus casserole, winter salad, squash casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, rolls, and a chocolate delight for dessert usually. YUM!

What is your favorite part?

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john65pennington's avatar

Can i come to your house for dinner? my Thanksgiving dinner is waiting for me at Cracker Barrel. since, it’s just the two of us, why cook?

Anything you prepare is okay with me. john

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

My aunt is going to do the traditional turkey dinner, but my dad will do something weird like a roast (it’s weird to me). I don’t really care for it – I don’t mind if you do something different for Christmas, but if you don’t do a turkey dinner at Thanksgiving, then I get no turkey dinner, and that’s just wrong. Plus, he’s always trying to do stuff that a) he’s not very good at and b) I don’t care for. Why can’t he just stick to the thousand or so recipes he does do well???

john65pennington's avatar

Lucy, i thought you would be listening to some gut bucket old blues.

tedibear's avatar

Well, if we had gone to my BIL’s house, it would have been turkey breast (probably dried out by my SIL), my MIL’s dressing with apples and pine nuts (which rocks!), mashed potatoes, some kind of green salad, corn or green beans, a jello mold with fruit, rolls (made by me), pumpkin muffins (also me) and Opera cake for dessert (also made by me). There will also be cheese and crackers and nuts out to snack on while we wait for the bird to be carved.

Because my husband is still sick, we’re not going. Therefore, we’re having lemon chicken breasts, salad, corn, rolls and I might try making some kind of stuffing/dressing. And we’ll have some of the dessert that isn’t going with the in-laws.

Fred931's avatar

I don’t have a freaking clue. My grandmother just moved here, and she can really surprise us when it comes to food. Normally, this turns out well.

Kayak8's avatar

Mom’s cornbread sausage stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, an awesome spinach casserole my mom makes, maybe scalloped oysters (not sure and I don’t eat it anyway), actual homemake cranberry relish, and assorted pies.

Curiously, regardless of the assortment of men present at these turkey related events, I am always asked to be the carver. Once someone learns that you actually know how to carve a turkey, your services are in high demand (and most men will willingly give up the knife if they don’t have to do it!)

Coloma's avatar

Turkey, dressing, home made cranberry-apple relish, mashed potatoes, yams, string beans, dinner rolls, Pumpkin and Pecan pie, and a case of champagne!

AmWiser's avatar

Turkey, Ham, Roast Beef, Dressing, Wild Rice, Greens, Crowder Peas, Mac & Cheese, String Beans, Yams, Yam Bake, Rolls, Cranberry Sauce, Cakes, Cheesecake, Sweet Potato Pie, Wine, Punch. Oh dear! I know I’ve forgotten something and it doesn’t matter because there is no way I’m going to even eat half the stuff I’ve named:D.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@john65pennington I’ll get around to it,I’m sure :)

filmfann's avatar

We are having dinner at my step-daughters. My wife went over there on Tuesday morning, and hasn’t come home yet. She has been making 2 turkeys with dressing, green bean cassarole, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, rolls, brownies, apple pie, cherry pie, and if I get my way, crab cakes. Very traditional, unless she surprises us with something.

Seaofclouds's avatar

My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie! I’m going to a friends house for dinner this evening and from what I know so far, we are having turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, rolls, and stuffing. I’m not sure what else will be there.

shego's avatar

I am going to have two thanksgiving meals today.
My father and I have made a turkey, yams, green bean casserole, garlic mashed potatoes, collard greens, cornbread, homemade pecan, pumpkin and apple pies.
And my fiancĂ©e’s family is having a goose. But I don’t totally know what else their having.

Cruiser's avatar

Everything on my plate and a great glass of Chardonnay. My son’s and I will be debuting our rendition of Howlin Wolf today!!

Frankie's avatar

Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, cottage cheese salad, sugar snap peas, winter squash, cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, dinner rolls. For dessert, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cherry pie, and sweet potato pie. And before dinner, we always have a relish tray with a bunch of different kinds of pickles and olives. I love Thanksgiving :)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Rice and beans.

trailsillustrated's avatar

I love love love thanksgiving! I am baking an old fashioned chocolate cake with boiled icing. My sister’s making a turkey. My fave is the mashies and gravy…

Kardamom's avatar

Everybody except me is having turkey, because I’m a vegetarian, but in addition to the turkey we are having roastede vegetables (butternut squash, orange-colored cauliflower, portobello mushrooms and asparagus) apple sauce, stuffing cooked outside the turkey using vegetable broth, mashed potatoes and gravy (I will have butter on mine) green bean casserole from Trader Joe’s (the only thing we didn’t actually make ourselves) and cranberry sauce plus a pumpkin pie and a chocolate pecan pie. Yum!

Winters's avatar

My favorite, air biscuits.

MissAusten's avatar

We had pretty traditional fare. Started with an assortment of cheeses and crackers, plus some hommus and clam dip my sister-in-law made.

Dinner was turkey, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes with bacon and scallions, gravy, roasted veggies, corn, cranberry sauce, and homemade bread.

Dessert was pumpkin pie, apple pie, cupcakes for the kids, chocolates, and coffee. I felt like I wouldn’t be able to eat for a month, but it was all soooooo good!

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