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Nov. 14, 2010 4:31 pm 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2010 10:55 pm
Hi Everyone!

It's getting close to turkey day and unfortunately, I am the only one in the house that likes turkey (insert sigh here) . . . So I'm curious about what types of dishes other people create for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's meals so maybe I can poach some of your ideas and make them my own. 

Thanks for any and all input that you can give!
 
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Nov. 14, 2010 8:22 pm
Happy Turkey Giblet Kristen. We are not too fond of turkey so I add a ham to our little soiree. You could cook a goose if you wanted to. I have an oyster stuffing that I only make at TG. Hope you have a Bless week!
 
kylee 
Nov. 14, 2010 8:50 pm
I usually do brisket, ribs, steak or gumbo with traditional sides.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 5:46 am
Hi Kristen, for Thanksgiving we have a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Christmas Eve is a seafood dinner with stuffed lobster tails, shrimp, crab, scallops and a few other things. Christmas we don't have a fancy "sit down" dinner, we have a buffet. Lasagna, sausage & peppers, meatballs, potatoes au gratin, baked beans, potato & macaroni salad, lunch meat tray with rolls, deviled eggs, baked ham, broccoli casserole, kielbasa & sauerkraut, vegetable tray and a few other sides. We have been doing this for years because it's nice to have a variety, and not eating the same things served on Thanksgiving :)
 
Nov. 15, 2010 10:21 am
Hi! For Thanksgiving I usually do ham and the trimmings instead of turkey. For Christmas we have lasagna, peas and garlic bread with cheesecake, brownies and some kind of pie for dessert.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 11:38 am
Thanksgiving is turkey and ham. If I have to do Christmas (depends on my sister's work schedule) if I can afford it this year I'd like to do some kind of roast beef and baked stuff shrimp. NY Eve is appetizers or Chinese or pizza (think party atmosphere), NY Day is no big deal for us, never was.
 
Nov. 15, 2010 7:11 pm
Unfortunately only one of my kids likes turkey, so I only do a breast for him and I. Than I cook a ham for the others and stick to the traditional sides.
 
Nov. 16, 2010 2:26 pm
I have never been a fan of turkey, so I usually roast a large chicken. I think lasagna would be a good option for somethig toally different.
 
Dec. 25, 2010 10:55 pm
Thanks everyone!! We ended up making a New York Strip roast . . . it was delicious!
 
 
 
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I enjoy cooking good and healthy food and really love using the fresh vegetables from our little garden. Cooking is something that our family does together-from the smallest to the tallest.
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