Thanksgiving Without Turkey

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  1. NewYorkIslander

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    At home sick so we ordered in Middle Eastern...fitting as I have no problem with a Mosque at Ground Zero, but seriously, any Americans here NOT have turkey today? Usually we do, but with some homemade manicotti, miss that today for sure! What non-traditional Thanksgiving food do you eat?
     


  2. ratboycom

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    Didnt have turkey the last few years for TG. Shits expensive as fuck in Japan (Im not paying over $100 for a damn turkey).
     


  3. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    No turkey here this year. Made a pair of soups, a cheese board with five cheeses and four cured meats, etc etc... pumpkin. cranberry, walnut loaf with cinnamon ice cream.
     


  4. SField

    SField Senior member

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    There are so many things more tasty and less cumbersome to make than a fucking Turkey. It's a retarded tradition and it's dying rapidly in some parts of the country.
     


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    There are so many things more tasty and less cumbersome to make than a fucking Turkey. It's a retarded tradition and it's dying rapidly in some parts of the country.

    I agree. We made a New York Roast this year and it is 100x better than a turkey.

    We did, however, have our turkey meal two days ago when we had our company party and we still have left overs from that.
     


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    gamelan Senior member

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    if my folks are cooking, we've never had turkey. it's roast beef for us.

    -Jeff
     


  7. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I skipped the turkey this year for Canadian thanksgiving and went out for Peking duck instead.
     


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    dragonxking Senior member

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    we once substituted turkey with chicken, but we didn't stuff the chicken lol
     


  9. gnatty8

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    I have never liked the taste of turkey, so avoid it like the plague anyway. We had a terrific smoked ham instead.
     


  10. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    I have never liked the taste of turkey, so avoid it like the plague anyway. We had a terrific smoked ham instead.

    The best turkey we ever had was from KFC. That turkey was devoured in 15 minutes.
     


  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    We last did turkey a decade ago. This year was venison, but Thanksgiving was last Saturday.
     


  12. SField

    SField Senior member

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    We last did turkey a decade ago. This year was venison, but Thanksgiving was last Saturday.

    Jealous.

    Went over to a friend's place... she's very... american. Turkey actually wasn't too bad.
     


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    Hello,

    I am a newbie, saw this article and thought I would add my 2 cents in. Wild turkey was eaten at the first Thanksgiving because it was immediately available and would feed a lot of people. That is why turkey is cooked a lot still. Since all kinds of foods are available to us today, anything cooked and eaten with friends and family can be a thanksgiving meal. Some families prefer different traditions than others. I think the holiday is all about being thankful we are still alive and together with friends and family..just as the pilgrims celebrated it.

    I had chicken.
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    i only eat prime rib during the holidays....wayyy better than dry ass turkey
     


  15. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I hate turkey.

    Always dry, and I'm lazy to brine the damned thing prior to cooking.
     


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