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    Default Things you don't want on the table....

    First of all, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and hope you all have a safe and happy holiday.

    That being said, assuming you're a guest somewhere this week, i.e. you have no real say on what is or is not being served.........what's the ONE item you absolutely don't wanna see on the table, i.e. something you just have no use for, yet it pops up every damned year?

    OK, naming one is too hard. Let's give you five.

    To get started:

    *That indescribably nasty sweet potato/marshmallow thing. I would rather be
    waterboarded than eat this stuff.
    *Turnips.
    *That funked out jello mold (you know, the light green one with the mandarin
    oranges and other stuff suspended inside it).
    *Three bean salad.
    *Beets in any way shape or form.

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    Watergate Salad... Ugh !!
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    I loves me my sweet potatos w/ marshmellows. I don't come to Thanksgiving if it's not being served.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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    Well being Italian, we always celebrated Thanksgiving with lasagna shaped in the form of a turkey..........That said:

    1- Pea casserole
    2- mushy asparagus
    3- canned cranberry sauce
    4- fruitcake
    5- anything from Aunt Ethel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Tarlin View Post
    *That indescribably nasty sweet potato/marshmallow thing. I would rather be
    waterboarded than eat this stuff.
    I could eat this stuff all day.

    I hate the green bean casserole. The beans are always overcooked into a mush. Then on top of that I love french fried onions, but they are ruined when they get put on the casserole.

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    Canned green beans with chunks of undercooked bacon. Yuck! Just leave out the green beans and serve the bacon.

    Any form of Jello whatsoever. Especially with unidentifiable object suspended in it.

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    I like beets and some sweet potato!

    Things I do not want to see:
    1. That fruit salad jello mold thing.
    2. That goopy fruity marshmallowy thing (ambrosia? Food of the Gods? I think not.)
    3. Tofurky- who the heck thought tofu shaped like a turkey would be good was nuts...
    4. Any fake meat (does not belong in Thanksgiving! )
    5. That's about it!


    Things I do want to see:
    1. Turkey
    2. Bacon
    3. Pecan Pie
    4. Turkey and Bacon
    5. Pecan Pie
    6. Those carrots with maple syrup on 'em (so good)
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    As long as there is mashed potatoes and dressing and gravy, I could care less what else is on the table.

    If I could get thru Thursday without seeing my cousins husband across the table that would be spectacular.
    What? Me worry??

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    The only thing I don't want to see (probably ever again) is Mac and cheese with tuna!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kayak karl View Post
    That is just plain wrong.
    Funny as hell, but wrong.
    How long does it take to cook a bird that big?
    What? Me worry??

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    Minced meat pie, I have no idea what it is nor do I care to eat it.

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    That sweet potato casserole stuff is great! I have never or do I care to see/taste mac-n-cheese w/tuna!!! Thats gross. On their own they are both great but if they are mixed together that is just plain nasty.

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    Over cooked, dry, dry Turkey !!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
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    Why would anyone want to kill and eat that?

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    And I’m starting to wonder about the universe.”
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    Because it taste good!

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    Gee Jack, I consider you to be a thru-hiker, and we all know that a thru-hiker will eat almost anything and everything.

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    My grandmother, god rest her soul, who was an excellent cook, used to make this oyster casserole that never seemed to fit it with all the other wonderfully basic Thanksgiving food. Guess she loved oysters.

    Beets and turnips suck, although turnip greens rock (with peppa sauce).

    Also, and I assume I'm in a minority here, I could do without the cranberry sauce/gel stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedneckRye View Post
    How long does it take to cook a bird that big?
    20 minutes per pound.
    25 if stuffed.
    up over the hills, theres nothing to fear
    theres a pub across the way with whisky and beer
    its a lengthy journey on the way up to the top
    but it ain't so bad if you have a great big bottle o'scotch

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