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11-24-03, 11:59 AM
I HATE TURKEY
Yes, I know, it's so terribly un-American that I dislike eating the flesh of this ill-fated fowl even for one day of the year.
There's no PETA agenda behind my boycott of the Butterball - I'm a very avid omnivore, in fact - I just happen not to like the flavor or texture of turkey (even the dark meat is too much like white meat for me, and I've never liked white meat much at all either). About all I can be persuaded to partake of is the skin if it is nice and crispy, and the 'giblets'.
By the way people react, you'd think that for every drumstick I am offered to which I politely say 'no thank you', the PLO gains another 12-year-old suicide bomber, and for every piece of steaming sliced white meat with gravy I've passed on, I might as well be accused of donating some money to @#%$ Osama bin Laden himself.
"Would you eat it in a box, would you eat it with a fox? Would you eat it if you were living, would you eat it on Thanksgiving?" How many years will I have to explain my dislike of turkey to people? If I say I don't like it, it means that I don't like it ... period. It could be Secretary's Day - it wouldn't make me like it any more than I do the day before.
I do know that my mommy loves me though - when I got some milk out of the fridge this morning, I espied a lovely pink Thanksgiving ham snuggling up next to the turkey that everyone else will be eating. "Mmmmmm...ham... *drool*"
And don't forget to watch your local theater listings for "Dp of the Nine Fingers, and the Turnip of Doom!" It is tradition in my family that I get to prepare the giant wax coated Thanksgiving turnip for mashing, and generally I knick myself with the knife at least once any time I'm cooking...
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11-24-03, 12:03 PM
Here, here! Screw that @#%$ bird.
Edit: In the pooper. Edited by: Kaielen at: 11/24/03 12:03 pm
11-24-03, 12:04 PM
I'm personally a crazy fan of dark meat and stuffing for Thanksgiving. I luv mee some stuffinnn....
11-24-03, 12:05 PM
ham all the way....(and I knew there was gonna be an "in the pooper" reference in here somewhere... Skewerz Joo
11-24-03, 01:19 PM
The turkey may be the main course for most, but me, it comes in 4th. Number 1 is stuffing. Number 2 is Mashed Potatoes/sweet potatoes with cooked marshmellows on top. And number 3 is cranberries. And I like to dip my white turkey in my cranberries. It gives it extra flavor and juice. But I'm a whore for stuffing.
11-24-03, 01:25 PM
I've lost all respect for you now Dragonphyre
Turkeyday is the bestest day out of all the days in the year. I mean turkey is like the best, cut it up thick and then put mashed potatoes next to it a mountain of them, and then the gravy like the potatoes erupted and are spewing gravy all over down the potatoes onto the turkey. Then stuffing Ohhh sweet stuffing, Line it up right next to the potatoes, so you got a white hill and a greenish brown hill next to each other with a ground full of meat. Make sure the gravey gets on the stuffing too!
Next You got your breads sweet breads, I like cornbread mmmm, Nice brick size of cornbread coverede in butter sweet butter, and then honey! Not alot but enough to sweeten it up a little. mmmmm uggh /drool back to eating my top ramon.
11-24-03, 01:30 PM
Gonna be a Kentucky Fried Chicken feast for my Thanksgiving. That's as close as I get to turkey I suppose.
If KFC isn't open, I'll make a honey turkey sandwich.
11-24-03, 01:36 PM
I'm curious..do people prefer the processed cranberries (Jello Cranberries) or the berry form? Me, I prefer processed. Berry form usually has some hard stems or something in them which I HATE and it has too much zest. I mean, I love the tang of them, but unprocessed it just overpowers everything else.
Girlfriend is flying into town and we're driving to Tahoe. I'm having ethiopian food for thanksgiving.
11-24-03, 01:57 PM
Quote:I'm having ethiopian food for thanksgiving.
ewwww...don't forget to pack a lunch, then... Skewerz Joo
11-24-03, 02:05 PM
I'd rather have a honey baked ham.
11-24-03, 02:07 PM
I've had Ethiopian cuisine - about 5 years ago- I described it in style and flavor as a cross between French and Middle Eastern. Very good, IMO.
Would MUCH rather have that than turkey.
11-24-03, 02:08 PM
There are advantages to having 40 or so people over for Thanksgiving (My Mom comes from a big family, and they all come together for Turkeyday.) This year we have two turkeys (1 roasted/stuffed, one deep fryed in peanut oil), a good-sized ham, a venison roast, and maybe a pork roast too. I'm not too fond of Turkey either, so I'll have plenty of choices.
This, of course, is all merely a prelude to the real eating on Thanksgiving. Grandma's homemade pies. Mmmmmmm, Piey goodness Jarat Yn'Harla
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11-24-03, 02:19 PM
I do, however, LOVE pumpkin pie and all the sides.
There must be one of you ham lovers somewhere in the history of my mother's family, cause we always have one of each for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Even when it's just a half dozen people. I'm... not fond of the stuff, personally, but pass that dark meat!
I LOVE turkey... unfortuntely due to my surgery I'm not sure if I'll be able to eat it this year. If I can, I'm not cooking and we're either going to the casino, or getting turkey carry-out from Wheatfields, a decent homestyle restaurant here. They have a full turkey dinner with stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and rolls for 7.99, or a duck dinner with the same fixins for 9.99. I may actually go for the duck... for some reason that sounds better than turkey this year.
The casinos have AWESOME Thanksgiving buffets... OMG, nothing like having Prime Rib AND a big slice of turkey for dinner. Unfortunately if we do that, we'll be waiting in line for 2 hours.... but it is worth it.
Looks like I might be having dim sum for Thanksgiving.
11-24-03, 04:34 PM
Surley you don't hate ALL turkeys?
And you can't convince me not to have turkey, turkey with a sausage and almond stuffing, with cranbeary sauce, and mashed potatoes, drenched in gravy /salivate, I can't wait for Thanksgiving. Edited by: Mrens at: 11/24/03 4:36 pm
Turkey breast I can't stand.
Gimme a big smoked turkey leg though and I'm a happy camper.
11-24-03, 07:55 PM
I don't really like very much thanksgiving foods.
I've choked down stuffing on occasion, but just barely, and it was on the verge of making me gag. All pies I hate; can't stand any pie (and I've tried many different types). Sweet potatos with stuff on top? Yuck, did make me gag. Cranberry nasty stuff, I hate as well. Never did, and never will like ham.
Pretty much my thanksgiving dinner is made up of:
Mashed potatos, white turkey (no skin),gravy, and bread rolls.
Sometimes there will be salad, and I'll eat that as well.
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11-24-03, 09:05 PM
You hate PIE!?!?![/pie]
The hell is wrong with you! The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. ~Albert Einstein
11-24-03, 10:40 PM
OMG I forgot about desert, thanksgiving is the only day were the dinner is better then the desert, are close to it.
Pies are good, and if you're like me you take slivers of each pie to form a regular slice of pie to eat. First you get the pumpkin pie with some whip cream, Then your apple and bluberri sometimes. Its all good warm it up a lil bit and then spray on the whip cream, add ice cream and you're in oooy gooey heaven for long time. If you're extra good this year for thanksgiving you sometimes get cheesecake. OMG that can tie dinner just by itself, not to mention if its strawberry cheesecake, Or orginal new york is the bomb. HOLY @#$% Lemon cheesecake is up there too. @#$% I hope i get cheesecake this year. THat would rock.
Thanksgiving is the bestest day ever, if you can't understand it and like all the good food cooked together then the deserts you need to be deported back to england. I'm sure they're not to fond of the day, so you're better off with them. That is all.
11-25-03, 03:57 AM
I'm not a big fan of pie either. Most pies hurt my teeth when I try to eat them.
Apple pie a'la mode is good stuff...but the pain just isn't worth the reward.
11-25-03, 06:24 AM
I'm Israeli so we don't celebrate Thanksgiving here, but my family has relatives in Philly.. Few years back we were on a visit on Thanksgiving day, damn, it's not half-bad =D The turkey itself was pretty good, although I gotta say that chicken tastes awfully alike haha, and we eat a ton of chicken and rice back home. Stuffing was something special though, it was quite good.
11-25-03, 06:34 AM
Anyone that hates pie must be evil. ;)
Thanksgiving is the only time I can get my wife to bake pies. /sniff but then, wham, Pecan, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoe, maybe Strawberry-Rhubarb (or just plain rhubarb), and if I'm really lucky Lemon Meringue (she doesnt think thats a good thanksgiving day pie. pfft) And yeah, I have a big family (40 is a small gathering. ;) )
11-25-03, 07:25 AM
Well, at least we don't have to make my Uncle's favorite Thanksgiving pie this year. He likes "Mince", whatever the heck THAT is - it appears to be heavily spiced apple and raisin, but not quite sure what's in there.
He's having Thanksgiving at his house on the other side of the city, with his wife, 4 grandchildren, daughter, son and their spouses... my brother doesn't understand why they don't come over to our place too - I don't think we have ROOM for 10 MORE people in our apartment - I mean it's a big apartment, but there's only so many places to sit.
My mom has already invited my boyfriend and his dad (not sure if they're coming yet), and we have relatives (another 5) coming up from North Carolina since one is going to be in Macy's parade on Thursday. Then there's me, my brother, my mom and her fiancee... so that's a potential 11.
I don't know how my grandmother used to fit so many people in her tiny little apartment back in the day - we'd have some 30 people (big Polish family) crowded into about 8' x 8' of floor space.
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11-25-03, 07:51 AM
Dragynphyre gets the card table "I can imagine a no more rewarding career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy.'" -- JFK
11-25-03, 07:55 AM
Nah, no card table for me! I'll just take dinner into my room, eat at my desk and be antisocial - maybe play some EQ
Thank Goodness this thread is about TURKEY!
11-25-03, 10:22 AM
I'm making a rib roast for Thanksgiving this year. Last year I had Thai food.
I eat Turkey when I go to my parents house for whatever event, but when I'm in control I avoid Turkey every time.
Well, if you don't care for turkey, what about Turducken? Them's good eatins....
Damn Cao... if I went to a family member's house at any time and they served me Thai food I'd love them forever and ever.
11-25-03, 12:46 PM
gimme the Turducken minus the Tur and you got a deal Meddik
11-25-03, 01:32 PM
It looks like someone threw up on the turkey.
11-25-03, 02:31 PM
Pumpkin pie suxxorz.
As does pecan.
Other pies are good.
Prettier than John Romero.
11-25-03, 03:46 PM
Bear on thanksgiving was the best meal I've ever had. Half a binding, half a brain.
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11-25-03, 06:29 PM
11-25-03, 07:08 PM
Ok, for all you turkey haters that just want to get your turkey dinners done with and go back to your normal 4 days of vegging, I submit to you
Turkey and Gravy Soda
Or just gross yourself out even more
11-26-03, 07:00 AM
Oh, here's a side rant -
NASDAQ refuses to close the market for more than 3 days in a row - so I have to go to work on Friday - albeit a half day.
Could've used the half day today so I can clean the house before tomorrow..
11-28-03, 05:08 AM
Quote:Girlfriend is flying into town and we're driving to Tahoe. I'm having ethiopian food for thanksgiving.
You're gonna eat food donated by other people?
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