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Do you know anybody who's eating non-traditional food as an entree for Thanksgiving this year?

Asked by jca2 (10809points) 1 month ago

This year is a Thanksgiving like no other in recent history.

Some people I know are veering from traditional turkey for dinner tomorrow, because they say they don’t like it so why have it. I can totally comprehend that mindset, no criticism here.

One of my friends is making king crab legs for their dinner. Someone else is making a lasagna. My daughter asked for ham. I’m not making turkey at all, not that I don’t like it, but it would be too much to have a ham and turkey for just two people. I offered my daughter some choices, turkey, chicken, ham, shrimp, lasagna, or “don’t care.”

I never made a ham before, but this is a spiral sliced one and from what I understand, it just has to be heated. I’m going to make it with pineapple juice. I could use the oven or I could take out the crock pot.

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janbb's avatar

I’ll probably have some of the meat loaf I made today with mashed potatoes.

Another friend posted that she is making crab cakes for their entree.

canidmajor's avatar

We are probably going to dine on hors d’oeuvres and maybe potatoes and definitely pie. If I feel up to it, I might make the 3 rice stuffing for us, it’s just my gaughter and me, so it’s all vegetarian.

JLeslie's avatar

A former jelly told me she is going to prepare steak.

I have been to untraditional Thanksgivings in the past, I think it was last year or the year before we had tacos and salad and scalloped potatoes, because my husband’s family doesn’t really like the Thanksgiving meal that much. It was the kids (young adults) who asked for the change.

I’m having chicken instead of turkey and making pound cake rather than pie, but the rest of the meal will be fairly thanksgiving like.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well my stuffing is a must so I need a bird to put it in. But it’s just the 2 of us so I opted for a baking hen.
Cato likes celery and stuffing.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I miss the kids….but today has been very nice and easy with Rick and me cooking. It’s like a bonding.

ragingloli's avatar

I might be eating Paimon.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

@janbb Another friend posted that she is making crab cakes for their entree.

Oooh. Nice. Excellent. East coastish.

I am doing chicken based on this: Thai Red Curry Chicken. I did a test run a couple of weeks ago. The curry paste I found is spicey, so the jalapeno pepper garnish was too hot. Otherwise I am making it as written.

It has no family or Thanksgiving conations. But 2020 is so goofed up, why not curry.

stanleybmanly's avatar

This year the wife and I are going to roast a duck. It’s been awhile, but I was shocked to find that the ducks have risen in price at Costco from ten bucks last year to $16 currently. The wife wants me to steam the duck ala Julia Child before roasting it—an entirely new deal for me. Meantime, she turned out a sensational bourbon pecan pie this afternoon, which we shall definitely revisit after our salad dinner in an hour or so. I LOVE Thanksgiving.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Roasting a duck with Peking Duck spices in oven for tomorrow. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with mashed Yukon Gold potatoes and turnips mixed together (butter and sour cream)

I’ve had vegetarian lasagna for Thanksgiving that was 37 years ago.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Well crap. I have to get up at 4 in the morning to go to work, so I’ll probably be eating a Crap Donalds Big Breakfast when I get there. Assuming they are even open, when I get home I’ll have a Cajun grilled turkey with all the fixings. Owed the boss a favor so I agreed to go go in tomorrow. Dammit.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Sorry @Nomore_lockout been there and done that !

Holiday work was never fun.

stanleybmanly's avatar

We dodged the salad, and chose hot dogs for our Thanksgiving eve dinner. Pecan pie under a mountain of whipped cream coming up. God’s in His heaven.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@Tropical_Willie Thanks. I’ll be ok I’m just not a morning person. Once I get up and around I’m ok. It’s the getting up at the butt crack of dawn part that I don’t like. Have a good Holiday : )

Love_my_doggie's avatar

I’ll have squash-pumpkin ravioli in a vegan “cream” sauce.

For vegans, just about every meal is non-traditional.

longgone's avatar

We made a small vegetarian lasagna (mushroom-spinach) and a very filling winter salad (roasted pumpkin, arugula, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, apple, pecan, pumpkin seeds).

jca2's avatar

@longgone: That sounds really good. One of the choices I gave my daughter was lasagna. I would make a traditional one.

Costco had a lobster ravioli which I may go back and see if they still have any. Tempting.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@jca2 Do it, they are the Bomb ! Serve with Alfredo sauce.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

We had roasted duck for “T” day.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Baking hen is almost done!

I’m making puzzles on my phone and sending them to my grandkids
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Strauss's avatar

Many years ago, before the kids happened, my wife and I decided to exclude meat from our diet. When Thanksgiving came around that year we decided on a “Tofurkey®” roast. Although the taste and flavor were good, it just wasn’t the same, and it marked the beginning of the end of my vegetarian experiment.

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