Thanksgiving Recipes

This is the first year I will be spending Thanksgiving without my family. Usually, each year we all get together and we all bring one dish and have an all day feast… However, this year, I will be spending it alone with my boyfriend.

Since I’m a novice in the kitchen with entree’s, I thought I would try see what everyone else makes for this awesome holiday (ooh gluttony how I love thee!).

So, post your favorite Thanksgiving recipe. I’ll start.

Each year I make pumpkin cheesecake, and it’s quite good if I do say so myself.

For the crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
5 tablespoons butter – melted
1 tablespoon sugar

For the filling:
24 ounces cream cheese – softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
whipped cream

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Make the crust by combining the graham
cracker crumbs with the melted butter and 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl.
Stir well enough to coat all of the crumbs with the butter, but not so much as
to turn the mixture into paste. Keep it crumbly.

Press the crumbs onto the bottom and about two-thirds of the way up the sides of a springform pan. You don’t want the crust to form all of the way up the back of each slice of cheesecake. Bake the crust for 5 minutes, then set it aside until you are ready to fill it.

In a large mixing bowl combine the cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and
vanilla. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the pumpkin, eggs,
cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.
Pour the filling into the pan. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes. The top will turn a
bit darker at this point. Remove from the oven and allow the cheesecake to cool.
When the cheesecake has come to room temperature, put it into the refrigerator. When the cheesecake has chilled, remove the pan sides and serve with whipped cream.

this is what a novice does?

i’m barely up to roasting a turkey in the oven. massage skin with olive oil and poultry or turkey seasoning. roast in oven following general directions on turkey packaging. tent for a while, then remove to let skin brown/crisp. serve with instant gravy. i usu. add shrooms to the gravy, though.

I said novice with entrees… lol I can make goodies all day and night. lol I learned the IMPORTANT stuff. haha.

Would roasting a turkey that way work with game hens? I dont think he and I are getting a turkey since it’s just the two of us.

dunno, i don’t cook much. i bet you could skip the tenting since it wouldn’t be in there so long.

Banquet turkey dinner for me this year! 2:50 in the microwave, turn 180 degrees (if you dont have turn table) and another 2:50… let stand 5 minutes or you burn your mouth on the “Gravy”

yuck! you should at least buy swansons ‘hungry man’

my heart just broke a little for you. I hope you at least buy yourself a yummy dessert.

This informative article contains curse words:

I’ll have to look at home… it’s blocked from work

**Reason for restriction: Forbidden Category “Pornography” **

Now I’m REALLY interested.

mine just says “tasteless and offensive.”

edit: which is typical of my cooking.

It’s probably offensive to PETA. It’s just a funny article about making a turducken. And, since I find it funny, it probably is tasteless.

No pr0n, though. Unless you consider stuffing poultry into other poultry pornographic. Is it wrong that I do?

Luby’s Cafeteria.

My pedicurist made this last year, although I’m pretty sure there’s a lot easier ways to make it than this. She said she wasn’t all that thrilled with it, although a lot of her guests loved it.

did it taste like feet?

I have a family member who uses the phrase “well f**k a duck” so I can see why it could possibly be pornographic…

I dont think there’s anything wrong if you consider it pornographic… just as long as it doesn’t… you know… turn you on. o.O

I use that phrase!

Are we related?

Are you devestatingly good looking, charming, witting, and highly intelligent?

If so, there’s a good chance you could be a family member!

Had Turducken a couple years ago at Christmas. It was excellent! You can pick it up at the store in the Dallas area. Here is the link.

Hubs made Turducken a couple of times. It was good, but actually I found it just like…overwhelming. Too much going on.
Cajun Turkey Co gets a shoutout on that Black Table article!

isn’t that kind of like… cannabilism on your part? :wink:

On Topic: I know mashed potatoes are easy, but I dont wanna make instant mashed potatoes for my dinner… what’s the best way to make them? I know that my aunt makes really good mashed potatoes with chunks of tator and bits of skin left… but I’m not sure what she does… help?

(i’m really not kidding about being a novice in the kitchen… )