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My Fantasy Thanksgiving Dinner 
 
Nov. 22, 2012 5:23 am 
Updated: Dec. 3, 2012 6:18 am
I've made exactly one Thanksgiving dinner in my life.  My parents are long gone and my siblings all have Thanksgiving with their children and grandchildren.  My kids are away from home and usually are working on Thanksgiving Day.  DH and I make our annual trip about 1 hour away to his uncle and aunt's house to share their dinner.  Although I try to make something to share with them, I'm not having to make the massive feast that most people are today.

So I was thinking about what my fantasy Thanksgiving meal would be.  If I had creative license to make whatever I wanted and would get no complaints from the peanut gallery!  Here's what I've come up with:

Cajun Deep Fried Turkey:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cajun-deep-fried-turkey/Detail.aspx?prop31=1  I've never even tasted deep fried turkey but it sounds wonderful.  I'd be scared to death of the threat of burning down the house.

Cornbread Dressing:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cornbread-and-sausage-stuffing/detail.aspx  When we have had Thanksgiving away from home (which is most years) and I have no leftovers I've been known just to throw this together to get the taste and memory.

Turkey Gravy:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/make-ahead-turkey-gravy/Detail.aspx?prop31=1  Gotta have gravy with the cornbread dressing!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/double-cheesy-au-gratin-potatoes/Detail.aspx?prop31=1  Nothing better than double cheesy potatoes.  I've never been a mashed potato fan.

Glazed Carrots:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-glazed-carrots/Detail.aspx?prop31=1  This recipe with just a little heat, sounds delish!

Salad:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/mandarin-orange-gorgonzola-and-almond-delight/Detail.aspx?prop31=1  I know most people don't feel salad belongs on a Thanksgiving table but I want one on my fantasy table.

Rolls:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/potato-rosemary-rolls/detail.aspx  I love bread in most forms!

Blackberry/Raspberry Cobbler:  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/blackberry-cobbler-ii/Detail.aspx?prop31=1  My version of this recipe is to die for!

I don't know that I could pull this menu off but it sure sounds good!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Comments
Molly 
Nov. 22, 2012 5:49 am
Maridele - your meal sounds delicious. I would love to join you, minus the gravy. I too think a salad belongs on the table and the one you picked sounds delightful. My brother makes a deep fried turkey once in a while, it is very good. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
 
Nov. 22, 2012 6:00 am
Thanks Molly! You too. If I ever get to make this meal, you are invited!
 
Nov. 22, 2012 7:04 am
hi maridele. gal please...you have never had fried turkey and you live in va.? buy that husband a deep fryer some peanut oil and some injectables and let him at it...outside! your menu sounds excellent. i'm one os those that don't think salad should be on a bird-day table. but that being said, ( i would be sneaking bites!)
 
Nov. 22, 2012 7:26 am
Gderr - Happy THanksgiving. Sad but true, never have had fried turkey. And would you believe that he has a turkey fryer! He's a small appliance addict so he's got lots of things he's never used!
 
Paula 
Nov. 22, 2012 8:31 am
That menu does sound good. You should try it on just a regular day :)
 
7thAngel 
Dec. 3, 2012 6:18 am
what is stopping you from making it anyway, Maridele! go for it!I made a "Thanksgiving dinner" in March once because I wanted the extra turkey I got for Thanksgiving out of the freezer. Loved it!
 
 
 
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I'm so glad to have the time to cook and bake again although I've got fewer to cook for now! Luckily DH's work cohorts love my food!
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I have rediscovered my love for cooking and baking now that I have time to do it again. I especially love making breads and rolls but have also tried to expand my horizons with savory items. I am a notorious carb-aholic.
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We always had the tradition of pork and sauerkraut on New Years Day for luck. I always make Monkey Bread on Christmas morning (the kind with butterscotch pudding and frozen rolls). I try to make a nice somewhat fancy dinner for whatever family is available on Christmas Eve before church services.
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My one and only attempt at Thanksgiving dinner for the entire family went well.
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I really have no "tragedies" but I cannot get the hang of homemade biscuits.
 
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