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    Thanksgiving FAQ for the whole AW Community

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    Does everyone understand that it's all right to ask questions?
    Here's a question, Hapi. What's your one, absolute, must-have Thanksgiving sidedish?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacAllister View Post
    Here's a question, Hapi. What's your one, absolute, must-have Thanksgiving sidedish?
    Let's begin by classifying the turkey/dressing/cranberry sauce/gravy complex as a single fully-mandated program, and remove it from consideration.

    I'd have to say the highest-priority side dish is white potatoes, either baked in their jackets or mashed, because otherwise where are you going to put the gravy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi View Post
    I'd have to say the highest-priority side dish is white potatoes, either baked in their jackets or mashed, because otherwise where are you going to put the gravy?
    In the eyes of a true Southerner, Ms. Sofi (such as you, as Uncle Jim aptly pointed out to me), it must be argued that potatoes in any form are really nothing more than a Gravy Transportation Medium (GTM). Any GTM that can hold a copius quantity of said gravy thus is a requirement for any Thanskgiving repast.

    In my own misspent youth, when the potatoes were gone I was known to slather two pieces of cornpone with the stuff, let it sit and soak for a minute, and then eat them with a spoon.

    In truly dire circumstances, when even the bread had all disappeared, I'd simply upend the gravy boat into my gaping maw and swallow (eliciting squeals of laughter from my younger brother and screams of dismay from my mom).

    But I digress...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HapiSofi View Post
    Let's begin by classifying the turkey/dressing/cranberry sauce/gravy complex as a single fully-mandated program, and remove it from consideration.

    I'd have to say the highest-priority side dish is white potatoes, either baked in their jackets or mashed, because otherwise where are you going to put the gravy?
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    Yes, but what kind of gravy?

    Milk/cream/mushroom/KFC (my cousins' "secret family recipe")

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    Cornbread stuffing with lots of sage and onions...and gravy. I like giblet/turkey gravy just fine, but not with bits of liver in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mario_c View Post
    STUFFING!
    Here endeth the lesson.

    If cranberry sauce is already mandated, then stuffing it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mario_c View Post
    STUFFING!
    This gets mixed into my taters and gravy, and when I'm done eating that, I spoon up another mountain of taters and gravy, and this time I mix in the corn .

    mmmmmmm!
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    Oh, and LOTS and LOTS of sweet iced tea. . . yummy!
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    Ahhh and cranberries. Cranberry/orange relish, jellied cranberry sauce, whole cranberry sauce, I don't care. I love 'em, cranberries, those distinctive-flavored, festively-colored tart little berries.
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    Yes, but which stuffing? In our house, anything that comes out of a box or a bag is NOT stuffing. Stuffing is 2/3 cornbread, 1/3 white bread with lots of sage, onions and celery. Period.

    None of this Yankee oyster stuffing stuff for us, thank you no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mario_c View Post
    STUFFING!
    Quote Originally Posted by MacAllister View Post
    Cornbread stuffing with lots of sage and onions...and gravy. I like giblet/turkey gravy just fine, but not with bits of liver in it.
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    Here endeth the lesson.

    If cranberry sauce is already mandated, then stuffing it is.
    But you guys (and gals): Hapi has already mandated dressing. Dressing is stuffing!

    I'm going to say buttery rolls (with butter on them).

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    Buttery rolls -- with butter on 'em? You're clearly a woman after my own heart.

    Heh. I was sort of past the original "what's the highest-priority sidedish" original question.

    Mostly I'm just trying not to drool on my keyboard, at this point.
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    Let's begin by classifying the turkey/dressing/cranberry sauce/gravy complex as a single fully-mandated program, and remove it from consideration.
    That's too much. LOL Hapi is serious about her Thanksgiving.

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    Pie. Pick a pie. Any pie. I'm not fond of pumpkin, but I'd just about kill anyone for a great piece of chess pie or mincemeat pie.

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    Thanksgiving at our place always, always starts with gumbo. Crab, oyster, fish sausage, and shrimp. Om nom nom nom. It is the bestest. Pass the saltines, baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty Pryde View Post
    But you guys (and gals): Hapi has already mandated dressing. Dressing is stuffing!
    No, no, no! They must be two distinct dishes.

    That way, we get two...

    Quote Originally Posted by mscelina View Post
    Yes, but which stuffing? In our house, anything that comes out of a box or a bag is NOT stuffing. Stuffing is 2/3 cornbread, 1/3 white bread with lots of sage, onions and celery. Period.



    None of this Yankee oyster stuffing stuff for us, thank you no.
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    Thanksgiving morning starts with either orange sweet rolls or sticky buns, and really good coffee. Which morphs into Irish Coffees, at some point about mid-morning...
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    Stuffing, made from breadcrumbs, with sage and onion and turkey stock.
    Turkey gravy - home made ' with stock made with carrots, onions, celery, roasted turkey bits, left to simmer on back burner.

    Yum

    Plus, roast tatties.

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