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kibster

Thanksgiving 2019
« on: November 18, 2019, 01:15:12 pm »

I am putting the finishing touches on our Thanksgiving menu with friends.  Anyone have any dishes that are "musts" for their Thanksgivings?
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ricepig

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 02:38:05 pm »

Turkey
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2019, 07:36:42 pm »

Oyster dressing
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The Royal Ham

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2019, 09:04:24 pm »

Oyster dressing
Since I’m the only one of my bunch who likes it, it has been years since I’ve had oyster dressing. Man I sure miss it.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2019, 09:47:43 pm »

Not much was more terrifying than the smoked oyster that perched atop the deviled eggs at my grandmothers when I was a little one.
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 10:34:19 pm »

I have never had oyster dressing before.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 08:13:21 am »

I have never had oyster dressing before.

Nor have I but I'd like to try it but only if I had fresh oysters and those are tough to come up with in nw Arkansas.  Once those things have been shucked they get a nasty taste in a hurry.  I've bought containers of "fresh" oysters from Sam's and my dogs wouldn't even eat them. 
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 08:35:17 am »

Nor have I but I'd like to try it but only if I had fresh oysters and those are tough to come up with in nw Arkansas.  Once those things have been shucked they get a nasty taste in a hurry.  I've bought containers of "fresh" oysters from Sam's and my dogs wouldn't even eat them. 

I love oysters, but I am really picky about them.  My rule of thumb is if I can't see the water, I won't eat them.  Similar to seafood, not a fan of eating seafood in states that don't touch the ocean.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 08:50:13 am »

I love oysters, but I am really picky about them.  My rule of thumb is if I can't see the water, I won't eat them.  Similar to seafood, not a fan of eating seafood in states that don't touch the ocean.


Agree.  My days of eating the raw ones are about over even if I'm on the ocean.  Too many horror stories out there.  We're about ready to order a box of them from Whole Foods and grill them on the egg.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2019, 09:26:38 am »

My must haves:

Fried turkey - has to be freshly fried that morning.

Green bean Casserole

Buffalo Chicken Dip - Homemade 
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2019, 09:32:25 am »

My sister is notorious about having too many different things for Thanksgiving and eventually most are cold when it's time to eat.  My take is the simpler the better.   Turkey and dressing, cranberry sauce, ham, mashed potatoes, a boatload of giblet gravy plus a pecan and pumpkin pie.  Everything comes out hot. 
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2019, 09:40:31 am »

I would like to make a late addition of twice baked potatoes.
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2019, 10:05:24 am »

We are having a friends giving Saturday evening.  Here is the menu

*Smoked Turkey
Spiral Cut honey ham

*Corn Casserole
*Cranberry jalapeno dip (essentially crack)
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes
*Smoked cheesy potatoes with bacon
Dressing

*Yeast Rolls

*Bruleed Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
*Pecan Pie


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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2019, 10:20:00 am »

We are having a friends giving Saturday evening.  Here is the menu

*Smoked Turkey
Spiral Cut honey ham

*Corn Casserole
*Cranberry jalapeno dip (essentially crack)
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes
*Smoked cheesy potatoes with bacon
Dressing

*Yeast Rolls

*Bruleed Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
*Pecan Pie


*Denotes my responsibility

Have someone make some deviled eggs and you're set. 
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2019, 11:23:19 am »

Have someone make some deviled eggs and you're set. 

Confession: I hate deviled eggs.  Wife loves them, but she doesn't cook, so unless she can convince some of our friends to make them, she is out of luck.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2019, 01:48:54 pm »

More info the the cranberry jalapeno dip (crack)
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2019, 01:54:37 pm »

More info the the cranberry jalapeno dip (crack)

Ingredients
12 oz fresh, uncooked cranberries
1/4 cup green onion
1-2 fresh jalapeño peppers
2 Tbsp. cilantro (optional)
3/4 to 1 Cup sugar (according to taste)
1 Tbsp. lemon juce
1/8 tsp. salt
16 oz. cream cheese (whipped)

Instructions
Use hand food chopper to chop cranberries. (It is best to not use a food processor to chop these as the cranberries liquify too much.)
Chop green onion, jalapeño peppers and cilantro.
In a medium-sized bowl, add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro and jalapeños.
Add sugar, lemon juice and salt on top of cranberry mixture and stir gently until blended.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
Take cranberry mixture out of the refrigerator and stir all ingredients together. Strain out all liquid using a collander with small holes.
Whip softened cream cheese with hand mixer until smooth (about 2 minutes) and spread cream cheese over bottom of a pie plate or 9x9 dish.
Pour cranberry mixture atop cream cheese and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Use a spoon to spread over Ritz crackers and enjoy!!
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2019, 03:07:02 pm »

Ingredients
12 oz fresh, uncooked cranberries
1/4 cup green onion
1-2 fresh jalapeño peppers
2 Tbsp. cilantro (optional)
3/4 to 1 Cup sugar (according to taste)
1 Tbsp. lemon juce
1/8 tsp. salt
16 oz. cream cheese (whipped)

Instructions
Use hand food chopper to chop cranberries. (It is best to not use a food processor to chop these as the cranberries liquify too much.)
Chop green onion, jalapeño peppers and cilantro.
In a medium-sized bowl, add chopped cranberries, green onion, cilantro and jalapeños.
Add sugar, lemon juice and salt on top of cranberry mixture and stir gently until blended.
Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator overnight.
Take cranberry mixture out of the refrigerator and stir all ingredients together. Strain out all liquid using a collander with small holes.
Whip softened cream cheese with hand mixer until smooth (about 2 minutes) and spread cream cheese over bottom of a pie plate or 9x9 dish.
Pour cranberry mixture atop cream cheese and keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
Use a spoon to spread over Ritz crackers and enjoy!!

Nice.  Kinda like topping cream cheese with jalapeno jelly.  I like this idea. 
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Hog_Swanson

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2019, 03:17:04 pm »

We are having a friends giving Saturday evening.  Here is the menu

*Smoked Turkey
Spiral Cut honey ham

*Corn Casserole
*Cranberry jalapeno dip (essentially crack)
Green Beans
Sweet Potatoes
*Smoked cheesy potatoes with bacon
Dressing

*Yeast Rolls

*Bruleed Maple Bourbon Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie
*Pecan Pie


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I would like to know more about this.

Edit... I wasn't patient enough to scroll down one more time.  My bad.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2019, 03:49:51 pm by Hog_Swanson »
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2019, 03:26:31 pm »

Nice.  Kinda like topping cream cheese with jalapeno jelly.  I like this idea. 

Yeah, kinda like that.  But something about mixing all these ingredients and letting the flavors meld overnight is magical. 
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ricepig

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2019, 06:33:37 pm »

So, do y’all make green bean bundles, or what? We always seem to have the bundles, was looking for something different.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2019, 09:00:03 am »

So, do y’all make green bean bundles, or what? We always seem to have the bundles, was looking for something different.
I usually have a cousin that brings bundles and mom brings a green bean casserole.  I prefer the casserole because it's easier to eat, but I usually eat both.
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2019, 09:28:05 am »

I usually have a cousin that brings bundles and mom brings a green bean casserole.  I prefer the casserole because it's easier to eat, but I usually eat both.

I think they are doing casserole this weekend, just easier to eat.  But if I remember right, we usually have bundles on the table on Thanksgiving with my wife's family.
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Hog_Swanson

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2019, 11:47:05 am »

This will be the first year I smoke the turkey.  Any tips?  Temps, times, favorite brine's?  Do you inject?  Shooting for a 12 pounder.
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2019, 12:16:59 pm »

This will be the first year I smoke the turkey.  Any tips?  Temps, times, favorite brine's?  Do you inject?  Shooting for a 12 pounder.

Doing a whole bird I assume? And what are you smoking it on?
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The Royal Ham

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2019, 12:21:09 pm »

This will be the first year I smoke the turkey.  Any tips?  Temps, times, favorite brine's?  Do you inject?  Shooting for a 12 pounder.
I keep mine simple. I don't inject but do brine overnight.
Brine:
1 gallon of water
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 or 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 or 2 bay leaves
Black peppercorns.
When its time to smoke a rinse it off with cold water, pat it dry, rub it with olive oil and apply kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Smoke it at 225 with hickory.
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Hog_Swanson

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2019, 12:23:42 pm »

I keep mine simple. I don't inject but do brine overnight.
Brine:
1 gallon of water
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 or 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 or 2 bay leaves
Black peppercorns.
When its time to smoke a rinse it off with cold water, pat it dry, rub it with olive oil and apply kosher salt and cracked black pepper. Smoke it at 225 with hickory.
170 internal temp?
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2019, 12:37:40 pm »

I injected one of mine last year with tony Chacheres cajun injection because I was running late on time and turned out excellent.
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The Royal Ham

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2019, 02:38:50 pm »

170 internal temp?
Yeah I usually pull it around 160 to 165 and let it rest for a little bit.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2019, 03:43:34 pm »

I love oysters, but I am really picky about them.  My rule of thumb is if I can't see the water, I won't eat them.  Similar to seafood, not a fan of eating seafood in states that don't touch the ocean.
Kumis (sp?) and Oly's on sale for 6 bucks a Ib. out here. Pretty sure they are farm raised. Still a lot of live Dungeness crab available.
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bondhue

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2019, 05:43:26 pm »

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/15633/gourmet-sweet-potato-classic/

Best sweet potato dish I've had and everybody loves it.  It is a PITA to make because I think sweet potatoes are hard to mash or stir.  I use half the sugars the recipe calls for.
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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2019, 07:32:19 pm »

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The Royal Ham

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #32 on: December 02, 2019, 09:14:42 am »

This will be the first year I smoke the turkey.  Any tips?  Temps, times, favorite brine's?  Do you inject?  Shooting for a 12 pounder.
How did the turkey turn out?
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Hog_Swanson

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2019, 03:11:16 pm »

How did the turkey turn out?
It was awesome.  Just dripping in juice.  Internal temp of 165 was the trick.
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Hog_Swanson

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2019, 03:13:06 pm »

I used Kosmos turkey brine and dirty bird rub. 

https://kosmosq.com/turkey-brine/
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The Royal Ham

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2019, 05:40:47 pm »

I used Kosmos turkey brine and dirty bird rub. 

https://kosmosq.com/turkey-brine/
Great color on that bird. I’ve yet to use dirty bird but I’ve only heard good things about it.
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Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #36 on: December 10, 2019, 12:34:42 pm »

Wife and I were out of town for Thanksgiving but here's the bird I did the week before for our Friendsgiving. It was great. Brined overnight so the moisture stayed locked in.

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kibster

Re: Thanksgiving 2019
« Reply #37 on: December 10, 2019, 05:23:26 pm »

I used Kosmos turkey brine and dirty bird rub. 

https://kosmosq.com/turkey-brine/

Great looking bird! 

Here is some photos from our Friendsgiving (I did all these dishes)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5QIRIlABGD/?igshid=fdo7bc5nl0th
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