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What do your thanksgiving menus typically look like? I do a turkey and a ham, sweet potato casserole(think Ruths Chris) stuffing, corn maque choux and dirty rice. Sometimes Shrimp mirlton.
For dessert we do pecan pie and apple pie.

what about y’all? Pretty traditional or different?
 

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Frank Davis, who cooked Naturally Nawlins, didn't put chicken livers in his. You know why? Because chicken livers are gross. Stop trying to fancy-up something that doesn't need it.
You just called chicken livers gross and fancy in the same sentence.

And you wouldn't know they were even there if I didn't tell you. And Frank Davis was wrong about a lot of things.
 

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You just called chicken livers gross and fancy in the same sentence.

And you wouldn't know they were even there if I didn't tell you. And Frank Davis was wrong about a lot of things.
I once heard Frank Davis on the radio claim that he didn't know why vegetarians refused to eat fish. His claim was that fish have no feelings and basically were as dumb as vegetables and basically were not alive so vegetarians should have no issue with eating them. He then said that "fish are the rutabaga of the sea."

The man had a keen intellect.
 

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Most often it is basically rice with meat, including chicken livers and ground meat, and spices mixed in. I'm sure there are variations with various kinds of meat, but my mom always used ground beef and chicken livers.
Ohhhh.....It's basically rice dressing. 🤦‍♀️
 

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Thanksgiving is always weird for us - it's my favorite holiday but my wife's family always has the specter of her father's death (he died in a motorcycle accident just before t'giving when she was in HS)
usually i can leverage other family concerns with her melancholy, but i'm pretty sure i'm going to lose this year
but as long as i get the langensteins crawfish dressing i'll be good - we'll probably try something 'interesting'

-- for the people who don't know this for whatever reason - all liver is gross - chicken liver is especially gross
 

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I kick the whole thing off with shrimp cocktail every year. I’ve got a secret sauce for it that I make only on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
 

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I don't like a carb / casserole fest at Thanksgiving. I usually only make one stuffing / dressing. I do fried turkey, sauteed green beans w/ onions and bacon, grilled corn, roasted diced yams w/ honey and cinnamon, homemade cranberry sauce, and then some kind of dressing / stuffing. We've never made oyster dressing in either my or my wife's family, so I'm really thinking of trying it out this year. If not, I'll probably do a traditional turkey stuffing. I haven't made that in a few years. I've been trying to perfect my cornbread dressing the last few, but I can never get it as good as my grandma used to make it. Also got to have pie. Pumpkin is my fav, but not everyone likes it so this year we are doing pecan pie and rum cake.

I save the mac and cheese, shrimp and mirliton casserole, artichoke stuffing (like stuffed artichoke but without stuffing it in an artichoke), and dirty rice for Christmas dinner, which I insist we make the exact same every year.
 
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this year will suck.

i'm used to spending it with my in-laws, even after my wife passed i still do, but my mom and brother are staying with me.

of course, she wants to do thanksgiving, blah blah blah.

my mother-in-law can actually cook and bake. plus, i actually like her and the family.

i doubt that i will have green bean casserole, potatoes-au-gratin, or anything worth tasting.

i love my mom (mother-in-law), my sister (sister-in-law, though there are 2, one a lot more so than the other), and even the special people (@antipop ), way more than my "blood" relatives

2020 blows.
 
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