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Did any of you make, or try, any new foods on this Thanksgiving?

Asked by Kardamom (31293points) November 28th, 2019

If so, what did you make, or try, and did you like it? What did the other people who tried the new dishes think?

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YARNLADY's avatar

Yes, I made plum sauce instead of cranberry sauce. Add chopped dried plums with a can of peaches, including juice, diced celery, sugar, to a saucepan and cook until thickened.
I also served green beans with persimmon sauce and cashews. Another change was in addition to mashed potatos, au gratin potatoes with diced bell peppers (red, yellow and orange).

The reason for all the changes is my son’s MIL. She receives two boxes of food from the food bank once a month. She gives me all the food she can’t use. So, persimmons, a giant bag of six bell peppers, a bag of plums, a box of cheese, some green beans, and several cans of condensed milk.
One tradition that didn’t change was the pan stuffing. I added diced onions, celery and apples. Hubby got some Italian Pinot Grigio which was delicious.
MIL also included a bag of pinto beans, so I made a pot of beans Monday to go with the ham I cooked. I also made some cornbread for that meal.

We loved it all and will continue loving it from time to time as I thaw out the left overs that go into the freezer.

JLeslie's avatar

Nope. I went to a friend’s house and everything was very typical and traditional except they had steamed broccoli (overcooked in my opinion) instead of green bean casserole. It wasn’t my first time eating broccoli though. I went to her house two years ago also, and that was the first time I tried canned cranberry jelly straight out of the can. I use the canned jelly as an ingredient to make my cranberry mold, but I never serve it straight out of the can. I didn’t eat it this year, I didn’t like it. I prefer the cranberry for dessert anyway rather than on my dinner plate.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I tried a spinach with pine nuts dish that my niece made. I did like it.
I brought a banana creme pie from a bakery.That was pretty good.

Sagacious's avatar

I only ate what I knew I would like during the meal. I have never eaten a frozen-store-bought pie before. Yesterday I had a slice of key lime pie that was bought from the freezer section and it was quite good. While we were cleaning the kitchen I attempted to get to the package so I could look at the ingredients but the box had been thrown into the garbage. I’ll look at one at the store if I remember.

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