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#357890 - 11/02/11 10:16 AM Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes
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I'm lucky enough to celebrate two thanksgivings (Canada and US). The Canadian takes place a bit earlier than the US which I prefer but I like the atmosphere of the American better because of the NFL football. CFL (Canadian football) is NOT real football wink .

Now the real deal is the food. So what do you guys make for thanksgiving and what are your favorite side. Our menus usually consist of.

Fresh Turkey
Gravy
Sausage Stuffing (favorite)
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Beets
Bacon and honey glazed carrots
Creamed pearl onions (favorite)
Green and Yellow Bean Dish (favorite)
Green Salad
Roasted Squash (favorite)
Cranberry Sauce
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie (favorite)


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#357893 - 11/02/11 10:37 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: BlueJays1]
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Do wine and beer count as side dishes?
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#357895 - 11/02/11 10:43 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: pmbuko]
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Aren't they the main course? I guess that depends on family relations! laugh
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#357896 - 11/02/11 10:43 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: pmbuko]
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It seems to me that when Uncle Vern shows up, those are the Main Courses. grin
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#357897 - 11/02/11 10:44 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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#357898 - 11/02/11 10:49 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Main course or apps depending on the person smile. Although on Canadian thanksgiving we have a Canadian specialty called ice wine which is a dessert in and of itself. Usually a Riesling, Vidal or Cab Franc ice wine.
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#357901 - 11/02/11 11:16 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: BlueJays1]
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This year I'm fixing Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots. Everyone else is bringing a side or two.

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#357902 - 11/02/11 11:43 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
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grin
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#357903 - 11/02/11 11:44 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: CatBrat]
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Sounds good. So what are some of your favorite things people bring?

I forgot to mention a killer topping for pies. It works particularly well with Pecan pie but is also great with Apple and Pumpkin. Get a small carton of 35% whipping cream, go to the liquor cabinet and get that bottle of Grand Marnier, the pantry for the vanilla extract (or fresh vanilla pod if you have any) and an electric mixer.

Place the whipping cream in a bowl (I like to have the electric mixer attachments and the bowl cold prior to this). Toss in a shot or two of Grand Marnier, a splash of vanilla extract and whip using an electric mixture until the whipping cream reaches stiff peaks. Have to keep this cold until serving.

Oh and if you are serving hot rolls, a killer way to kick them up is mixing a splash of Canadian Riesling or Vidal ice wine into some room temp butter. To make it fancy grab a pastry bag with attachment and pipe it into a small bowl. Really tasty stuff!
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#357904 - 11/02/11 11:48 AM Re: Favorite Thanksgiving Side Dishes [Re: BlueJays1]
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2 favourite traditions we have:

1 - my mom makes an amazing version of mashed potatoes called potatoes Romanoff. PM me if someone wants the recipe - don't want to bore everyone! Short version - mixture of mashed potatoes rebaked with green onion, cheese and sour cream mixture topped with paprika IIRC. It's been a while!

2 - My mother in law roasts the turkey with sausage wrapped around the top. So the sausage bastes the turkey and gets cooked all at the same time. Everyone fights over the sausage pieces - and the turkey is awesome too!
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