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Okay folks, it's Thanksgiving 2 weeks from now.
What are you having on your Thanksgiving dinner table?

HAM or TURKEY? or Both?

What side dishes will you be cooking?

Any recipes for a good gravy you wanna share?


  • anybody tried candied yams?
  • i think well be having ham nalang... dont like turkey talaga.... dunno why... as for side dishes... hhmmm.... i dunno pa.... post it pag alam ko na....
  • hi Anne! haven't spoken with you in hella dayz! :(

    anyway, most likely both for us this year. I enjoy turkey but only the dark meat parts such as the leg. Hmmm.. sides, I'm not sure since they vary from year to year. I've recently started liking stuffing but as long as it ain't stuffed in the turkey.. hehe.. how oxymoronic.. man, I'm thinking I want mac&cheese as a side dish ala boston market.. :lol:

    One thing I always make during the Holiday season starting at Thanksgiving dinner is Hot Apple Cider. It's a special mix of my aunt and you heat it up in a crackpot - virgin of course but any individual can spike it up. My family are all non-alcohol drinkers that's why.
  • Turkey's bland, so it really has to be marinated for a long time. Try marinating it in semi diluted patis, peppercorns, bayleaf and then stuffed with an onion, some garlic, tanglad (lemongrass) and banana leaf. It'll taste pretty darn good..
  • that sounds like turkey adobo! :D
  • Jonnnnnn! I thought you've forgotten me! boooohoooo! :sob:
    I actually left a message on your thread last week but no answer.

    Anyway, all you care for in a turkey is dark meat? Me, I love white meat! When I go Jollibee I always order white meat chicken. I love the breast part! But...I gotta have a good gravy! It's all about the gravy you know! Also, I love sweet yams mashed (just like baby food) then topped with marshmallows.

    Stuffing ala Stove Top am not a fan of yet.
  • psssssst! oh dear, it's thanksgivng time again, huh!
    anyway, will you be spending thanksgiving with your family or are you going on a romantic getaway again? :glee:
    have you tried deep-fried turkey? i heard it's good!
    you guys are welcome to come over if you'd like....
    see yah! *muah*
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    It's the only time of the year where I literally go back for 3rds and 4ths without my wife telling me: "You've had a little too much". No frets. I'll save some space (somewhere in my intestinal tract) for pumpkin pie. :glee:
  • Originally posted by mary_poppins
    that sounds like turkey adobo! :D

    Haha. Masarap yan!
  • wilmaflint! :lol: Do I always do that? C'mon now! :lol:

    Yes, I've heard about deep-fried turkey! I heard it's realllllllllllly good! Man, you need a huge pot for deep-frying and gallons of oil!
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Most of the time, when the turkey is fried in a very deep pot, it is dunked in more than 4-5 liters of cooking oil or something. Not a single part of the bird should ever float to ensure a good cooked turkey. However, when the oil boils alongside the pot and goes into the fire, you'll have an instant bonfire. It's either you pull out the fire extinguisher, or some marshmallows. :D
  • :p
    turkey w/
    mashed potatoes
    & etc.
  • Anne, just buy gravy at KFC or at Jollibee! :lol: they both have good ones... you're goin on a Romantic holiday?? Can I go wif?!?!?

    Dunedain, :lol: coz turkey ain't fattening! besides.. after your fourth helping of food, you'll be hella sleepy that you won't have time to get drunk...... :P

    I think I'll try.... pandesal as stuffing?? heheh.. how's dat???
  • Jon! Gravy from KFC or Jollibee? They're aight! I want something better!
    Pandesal for stuffing? :glee: Sure...whatever makes you happy! :)

    (romantic getaway? :lol: am still thinking about it. why, you wanna come? am thinking sleepless in seattle...whattyathink?)
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all...

    Twas the night of Thanksgiving, but I just couldn't sleep
    I tried counting backwards, I tried counting sheep
    The leftovers beckoned - the Dark meat and white
    But I fought the temptation with all of my might.

    Tossing and turning with anticipation
    The thought of a snack became infatuation.
    So I raced to the kitchen, flung open the door
    and Gazed at the fridge, full of goodies galore.

    I gobbled up turkey and buttered potatoes,
    Pickles and carrots, beans and tomatoes.
    I felt myself swelling so plump and so round,
    Til all of a sudden, I rose off the ground.

    I crashed through the ceiling, floating into the sky
    With a mouthful of pudding and a handful of pie.
    But, I managed to yell as I soared past the trees...
    Happy eating to all, pass the cranberries, please.

    May your stuffing be tasty. May your turkey be plump.
    May your potatoes ' n gravy have nary a lump.
    May your yams be delicious. May your pies take the prize.
    May your Thanksgiving dinner stay off of your thighs. :lol:

    (author unknown)
  • Davy's Gravy
    Dave Prep Time: approx. 10
    Minutes. Cook Time: approx. 20 Minutes. Ready in: approx. 30
    Minutes. Makes 4 to 5 servings.
    Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by David C. Cain
    1 pound ground beef
    1 onion, chopped
    1 (10.75 ounce) can fat free condensed cream of mushroom soup
    1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
    1 (8 ounce) can canned mushrooms
    1 tablespoon soy sauce
    2 tablespoons steak sauce
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 tablespoon cider vinegar
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    1 tablespoon white sugar
    1/2 teaspoon curry powder
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 pinch cayenne pepper
    1 pinch dried oregano
    salt to taste
    1 teaspoon cornstarch
    1 cup water

    1 In a large skillet over medium high heat, combine the
    ground beef and the onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until
    the meat is browned and the onion is tender.

    2 In a large pot over high heat, combine the soups,
    mushrooms, soy sauce, steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, curry powder to taste, garlic powder,
    cayenne pepper and oregano and season with salt to taste.

    3 Bring to a slow boil, stirring often to prevent
    burning. When hot, add the meat and onion mixture.

    4 In a separate small bowl, combine the cornstarch and
    water, stirring until cornstarch is dissolved, and add slowly
    to the sauce, stirring well. (Note: This will thicken the
    sauce so only do this if you feel it's necessary.)
  • illuminaillumina PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Originally posted by Bakafool
    Turkey's bland, so it really has to be marinated for a long time. Try marinating it in semi diluted patis, peppercorns, bayleaf and then stuffed with an onion, some garlic, tanglad (lemongrass) and banana leaf. It'll taste pretty darn good..
    My mom makes a meeeeeeeeean turkey, even if she doesn't marinate it for a long time! And she uses just a few ingredients.... It turns out to taste like turkey, instead of garlic and patis or what-have-you. And very juicy. :yum:
  • sobrang complex naman ng gravy recipe mo. i use turkey stock and a little turkey oil from the cooking tray and mix them with baking powder or flour dissolved in water. it's simple but it tastes damn good
  • startrekkerstartrekker PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Will be having turkey and chinese ham.

    Pumpkin pie or sweet potatop pie - KAYA LANG wala akong recipe nito.

    Meron kaya nito frozen sa Rustan's or any other supermarket?
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