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#41 laughedatbytime

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:52 PM

View PostMara, on 25 November 2014 - 03:33 PM, said:

Thanksgiving.  I'm not in danger of overeating on turkey (like it fine but honestly prefer chicken), stuffing (yuck), sweet potatoes (blech), or pumpkin pie (keep it the hell away from me).

But mashed potatoes?  I could eat Chris Christie's old weight in fluffy creamy buttery spuds.  I won't, because then I'd be big as a house and no one else would get any, but I could.

My plate will probably feature a couple of hunks of turkey (dark meat), a dab of cranberry sauce (real, not canned), some garlic green beans, maybe a roll, and a huge heaping mound of mashed potatoes.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:31 AM

View PostMara, on 25 November 2014 - 05:05 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 25 November 2014 - 04:23 PM, said:

Pumpkin cheesecake >>>>> pumpkin pie.

As for the original question, I love all three basic elements of Thanksgiving dinner...turkey (white meat only), stuffing, and mashed potatoes and gravy.   Thanksgiving dinner is the best meal of the year, IMO.

You could make anything into a cheesecake and it'd probably be at least passably good.   To be clear, I like just about every pumpkin dessert EXCEPT the pie.  It's the consistency and mouthfeel.

One of my favorite mashed potato recipes involves the addition of cream cheese, especially good if you're not using a "good" mashing potato (Yukon Golds are best).   It makes the potatoes taste even richer.  It's a good thing mashed potatoes involve a little bit of work otherwise I'd be eating them all the time.
Adding cream cheese is the only way to make amazing mashed potatoes. Lots of salt, lots of butter, tons of cream cheese and a decent amount of heavy whipping cream. Do not be on a diet when eating my mashed taters. They are so thick and rich and buttery.

As for my favorite Thanksgiving Day dinner plate: turkey (white and dark meat - I will fight anyone for a plump and juicy drumstick), cranberry sauce, taters, sausage and apple dressing with fresh homemade bread cubes, and Brussels sprouts. And wine. Lots of white wine. The more family members over, the more wine.


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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:38 AM

Mashed potatoes are great as leftovers too. I'll be making some potato pancakes with this recent batch.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:40 AM

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

Mashed potatoes are great as leftovers too. I'll be making some potato pancakes with this recent batch.

That's a good plan.  Potato pancakes are awesome.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:41 AM

View PostMara, on 26 November 2014 - 09:30 AM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.

I love me some potato salad but am (surprise surprise) picky about it.  No eggs, obviously. My favorite is made with new red potatoes, feta cheese. olives, and basil.  Throw in some bacon crumbles if you're so moved.  It has an olive oil/vinegar dressing and is really good warm.  As far as the creamy ones go, I prefer the mustard style but only want enough of the dressing to coat the potatoes. Also please don't overdo it on the celery.  Hands-down the worst I ever tasted was a potato and pear salad, of all things.  To this day I am not sure if the person who made it wasn't secretly hoping to turn the gathering into a hurl-fest.
I love potatoes but hate that mayo slop. It's gross. The only potato "salad" I like is a warm, roasted potato salad with bacon, onions in a coarse ground/Dijon mustard sauce. Cold potatoes swimming in mayo is just nasty.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:44 AM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 28 November 2014 - 10:40 AM, said:

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

Mashed potatoes are great as leftovers too. I'll be making some potato pancakes with this recent batch.

That's a good plan.  Potato pancakes are awesome.
Do you like them served with sour cream or applesauce or both? I go for both.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:46 AM

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:41 AM, said:

The only potato "salad" I like is a warm, roasted potato salad with bacon, onions in a coarse ground/Dijon mustard sauce.

This sounds really good.  I've never had it like that.  It's always been the slop kind.

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:44 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 28 November 2014 - 10:40 AM, said:

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

Mashed potatoes are great as leftovers too. I'll be making some potato pancakes with this recent batch.

That's a good plan.  Potato pancakes are awesome.
Do you like them served with sour cream or applesauce or both? I go for both.

Either works, but applesauce is excellent!

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 10:56 AM

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 28 November 2014 - 10:46 AM, said:

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:41 AM, said:

The only potato "salad" I like is a warm, roasted potato salad with bacon, onions in a coarse ground/Dijon mustard sauce.

This sounds really good.  I've never had it like that.  It's always been the slop kind.

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:44 AM, said:

View PostCyclonus X-1, on 28 November 2014 - 10:40 AM, said:

View PostJanie, on 28 November 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

Mashed potatoes are great as leftovers too. I'll be making some potato pancakes with this recent batch.

That's a good plan.  Potato pancakes are awesome.
Do you like them served with sour cream or applesauce or both? I go for both.

Either works, but applesauce is excellent!
People are forced to create other potato salad recipes after one bite of the mayo slop kind.

My kids loathe sour cream so they get applesauce. I can't believe my own kids hate sour cream. Ain't right.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:04 AM

One relative made spinach pie and another made lasagna, so I said later for the bird and spuds...

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:33 AM

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.
Even German potato salad? :unsure:

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:54 AM

View PostILSnwdog, on 29 November 2014 - 01:33 AM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.
Even German potato salad? :unsure:

Is that the one without mayo? Then I'd try it.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 12:00 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 27 November 2014 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 02:28 AM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.

And by extension mayonnaise. Some of the nastiest shit ever invented along with ranch dressing.
Why the hell would ANYONE put mayo in potato salad when there's Miracle Whip?

No wonder you guys don't like potato salad.

Miracle Whip?!  This is what's wrong with America!!  ;)

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 12:39 PM

View Postx1yyz, on 29 November 2014 - 12:00 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 27 November 2014 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 02:28 AM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.

And by extension mayonnaise. Some of the nastiest shit ever invented along with ranch dressing.
Why the hell would ANYONE put mayo in potato salad when there's Miracle Whip?

No wonder you guys don't like potato salad.

Miracle Whip?!  This is what's wrong with America!!  ;)

Both are disgusting...

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:04 PM

View PostMara, on 25 November 2014 - 03:33 PM, said:

Thanksgiving.  I'm not in danger of overeating on turkey (like it fine but honestly prefer chicken), stuffing (yuck), sweet potatoes (blech), or pumpkin pie (keep it the hell away from me).

But mashed potatoes?  I could eat Chris Christie's old weight in fluffy creamy buttery spuds.  I won't, because then I'd be big as a house and no one else would get any, but I could.

My plate will probably feature a couple of hunks of turkey (dark meat), a dab of cranberry sauce (real, not canned), some garlic green beans, maybe a roll, and a huge heaping mound of mashed potatoes.

View PostMara, on 25 November 2014 - 03:33 PM, said:

Thanksgiving.  I'm not in danger of overeating on turkey (like it fine but honestly prefer chicken), stuffing (yuck), sweet potatoes (blech), or pumpkin pie (keep it the hell away from me).

But mashed potatoes?  I could eat Chris Christie's old weight in fluffy creamy buttery spuds.  I won't, because then I'd be big as a house and no one else would get any, but I could.

My plate will probably feature a couple of hunks of turkey (dark meat), a dab of cranberry sauce (real, not canned), some garlic green beans, maybe a roll, and a huge heaping mound of mashed potatoes.

The turkey, the stuffing, and the gravy are must haves on T day.  Mashed potatoes could easily be completely left out of this menu.  The stuffing and the sweet potatoes are better anyway.

Edited by John V, 29 November 2014 - 01:05 PM.


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Posted 29 November 2014 - 10:02 PM

A bit late for Thanksgiving, but here's one person's idea of the ideal plate distribution.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 10:34 PM

Either my mom still hasn't copped to the idea that I hate dressing (southern version of stuffing), or she doesn't care (more likely).  She didn't notice that I didn't take any the other night and sent us home with a shitload of it.  Oh well, makes husband happy.  Honestly, hers is okay - it's a sausage stuffing so I really can eat enough to be polite.  But why bother when there is so much other good stuff???

I am quite proud of the husband.  This year he did his part to make up for legions of men who do none of the cooking (except maybe they fry the turkey) and none of the cleanup.  He cleared the table and washed dishes, without being asked.  :D  I dried and Mom put them away; we also used The Good Silver and Grandma took care of that.

We were going to have spaghetti tonight to break the poultry monotony, but husband's bronchitis made a sudden and rather violent reappearance last night and landed us in Advanced Care at 4:30 this morning.  He's OK; he got 4 different meds prescribed but we didn't get out of Advanced Care until 8 am.  I slept until 2, then we had to go back to pick up the prescriptions.  At that point I didn't feel like cooking fuckall.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 01:17 AM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 29 November 2014 - 10:02 PM, said:

A bit late for Thanksgiving, but here's one person's idea of the ideal plate distribution.

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Replace half the stuffing with pumpkin pie and the other half with more turkey and I like that pie graph.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 04:56 AM

View Postx1yyz, on 29 November 2014 - 12:00 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 27 November 2014 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 02:28 AM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.

And by extension mayonnaise. Some of the nastiest shit ever invented along with ranch dressing.
Why the hell would ANYONE put mayo in potato salad when there's Miracle Whip?

No wonder you guys don't like potato salad.

Miracle Whip?!  This is what's wrong with America!!  ;)


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 11:20 AM

View Posttroutman, on 30 November 2014 - 04:56 AM, said:

View Postx1yyz, on 29 November 2014 - 12:00 PM, said:

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 27 November 2014 - 08:47 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 02:28 AM, said:

View PostKenJennings, on 26 November 2014 - 12:21 AM, said:

View PostBowlCity, on 26 November 2014 - 12:05 AM, said:

EDIT: Nevermind, I hate potato salad. Gross.

Oof. You're right. Potato salad is bad.

And by extension mayonnaise. Some of the nastiest shit ever invented along with ranch dressing.
Why the hell would ANYONE put mayo in potato salad when there's Miracle Whip?

No wonder you guys don't like potato salad.

Miracle Whip?!  This is what's wrong with America!!  ;)


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Yeah, you've got to be smoking something to think that Miracle Whip tastes good.  :P




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