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Thanksgiving 2012 - The results are in . . . (aren't they?)

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Thanksgiving 2012 - The results are in . . . (aren't they?)

KaimukiMan | Dec 7, 2012 05:36 PM

There was a lot of discussion about what we all wanted to eat, what we refuse to eat, what we love and what we hate about that uniquely North American holiday. So how did it go for your group, or just you personally? This isn't supposed to be a rehash of those comments, but updates and new experiences.

My family had two chickens instead of one turkey. They were excellent. The hostess this year is very health conscious, so there was some tweaking to traditional recipes, a few items were not represented (no green bean casserole, no cranberry sauce of any kind) and there were a few additions like a green salad (imagine that, fresh green salad at Thanksgiving) and new for our Thanksgiving, cornbread. No stuffing this year but there was a wild rice casserole. And they kept me away from the oven this year since last year I inadvertently broiled rather than roasted the turkey (beautiful but inedible.)

And miracle of miracles one relative who used to insist that leftovers were the work of the devil and previously would toss anything not eaten by bedtime on Thursday not only left the leftovers alone, but was seen eating a turkey sandwich on Sunday morning.

What were the triumphs and trials at your meal, any big surprises?

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