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[Thanksgiving] is the best holiday.

XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
edited November 2017 in Social Entropy++
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It's that time of year! Everyone is still suffering a candy hangover from Halloween and the Christmas displays in stores are only a month old! That spells Thanksgiving!

The finest of holidays! Football (go Pack) (but not this year)! Food! Family?! Food! MST3k! Food! Leftovers!

TURKEY VOLUME GUESSING MAN!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1FwyR0LWVg
BEHOLD!

so .... what's everyone doing for Thanksgiving?

I'm going to be hanging out with my girlfriends family and friends and hopefully stuffing my face with lots of food while playing lots of board games!

Look! Pictures of traditional Thanksgiving fare*!

TURKEY! The main course. Eat the best parts slathered in gravy and mashed potatoes. Use the giblets in gravy and the leftovers in soup and sandwiches tomorrow or later that night. Boil the bones for stock. Make sure to place your fruit in an artful location before serving!
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MASHED POTATOES! Lots of cream and butter and salt and pepper and garlic and basically whatever else you want your potatoes to taste like. I usually toss in a sweet potato and a shallot or two for the heck of it!
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Peas and Pearl Onions! also add bacon.
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STUFFING! Stale Bread, honey'd sausage, a bunch of herbs and onion and the like! Feeding a family of 16? Toss it in a garbage bag and shake it up!
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SAGE AND ONION GRAVY! Doctors have been telling us for ages that we should be drinking eight glasses of gravy a day and as americans, we have been slacking! Get to it people, Thanksgiving is a great day to start! you will need a much larger container than the one pictured.
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like this 5 gallon stoneware crock
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FRENCH'S CRISPY ONIONS! At least two containers per person. For general snacking on the couch and also for putting on all of your food. I've never tried making them into a smoothie, but I can't see how it would taste bad.
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EAT
DRINK
BE MERRY
EAT
PLAY SCATTERGORIES AND SUPER SMASH BROTHERS
WATCH MST3k
EAT
TAKE A NAP
DO THE DISHES
EAT

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

*only traditional for the last hundred odd years. this Thanksgiving or any other bears no resemblance to thanksgiving celebrated with native americans and/or pilgrims.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Man there's been no word of a Turkey Day 2017 marathon, huh.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    That's why I just make my own!

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    DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    This year my husband and I convinced my parents to come to our house, so we don't have to travel! Yay!

    Also my family has never had the 'traditional' cranberry sauce. Instead there's usually at least 2 loaves of this on the table:
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    Cranberry Bread. It's so good. My little brother who doesn't even cook (or remember to eat half the time) made sure he had the recipe when he got his own place.

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    Before following any advice, opinions, or thoughts I may have expressed in the above post, be warned: I found Keven Costners "Waterworld" to be a very entertaining film.
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    QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    So in what is becoming tradition, my fiance and are going to my folks for early thanksgiving since her family is larger/harder to schedule with, and my parents don't give a shit what day we are there, so long as we come. So far the menu appears to be: Handmade Chinese steamed dumplings, deep fried brussel sprouts, southern fried yellow squash, apple pie, and sous vide cowboy ribeyes.
    We figured out years ago no one actually liked turkey. I'm not sad about it yet. God bless our impending mess

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    Cranberry bread looks awesome. That's a damn good idea.

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    Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    FRENCH'S CRISPY ONIONS! At least two containers per person. For general snacking on the couch and also for putting on all of your food. I've never tried making them into a smoothie, but I can't see how it would taste bad.
    9jk0uyqw5c4s.jpg

    Warning: Don't actually just eat a can of these by themselves, unless you are somewhere that you can get away with 24 hours of searingly hot, dry, rancid onion farts.

    So I've been told. By a guy I know. Don't worry about it.

    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
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    The BetgirlThe Betgirl I'm Molly! Registered User regular
    I'm so excited for Thanksgiving. It's been weird not being at home for it but also so much nicer to have a holiday with my close friends.

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    ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    My family celebrates Thanksgiving early as a result of my mother working in the service industry and making mad money on actual Thanksgiving.

    I am hosting a Thanksgiving meal for my friends & I the Saturday afterward, so that'll be fun.

    Meanwhile on the actual day of Thanksgiving I'll probably drink a whole fifth of bourbon and watch cartoons.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    Kinda bummed this year.

    My dad, who I usually had thanksgiving lunch at a Brazilian steakhouse moved out of town earlier this year.

    That wouldn't be so bad, but all my friends who I normally would have Orphan Thanksgiving with decided to do a Japan trip together (I couldn't afford it) and they'll be there during Thanksgiving.

    And since I work the next day I can't visit my family and spend it with them.

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    CromartyCromarty Danielle Registered User regular
    I hope we're having Thanksgiving at my aunt's again. For some reason she had ravioli in addition to the usual stuff last year and it was really nice because we don't have pasta very much anymore in this house. Also I have probably eaten enough turkey for one lifetime already.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Making three loaves of regular bread and one loaf of cinnamon spiral bread for family Thanksgiving. Since my sister is determined to get the entire sprawling Jedocson clan together for Thanksgiving, they will be a briefly visible blur as I set them down on the bread table and they are instantly torn apart by the ravening hordes.

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    SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    If your Thanksgiving dinner doesn't include at least one can of Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce, it's not a real Thanksgiving.

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    If your Thanksgiving dinner doesn't include at least one can of Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce, it's not a real Thanksgiving.

    Authenticity is overrated

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    StiltsStilts Registered User regular
    I'll probably end up making my gluten-free banana cream cheesecake again, since that was a huge hit last Thanksgiving

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    If your Thanksgiving dinner doesn't include at least one can of Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce, it's not a real Thanksgiving.

    Authenticity is overrated

    My mom and paternal grandpa are the only two people in my clan who insist on canned cranberry sauce when there is actual cranberry sauce available.

    Then again, those two also insist on a year-old jar of pickled hot dog and baloney chunks, so take that with a grain of violent regurgitation.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    my test batch of beans are hard as rocks after soaking for 10 hours and being boiled for going on 4 hours now

    they smell great though

    also, the bean juice (?) is not syrupy like you usually see, but very runny. I'm not really sure what to do, but I guess I have 10 days to figure it out

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    QuantumTurkQuantumTurk Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    my test batch of beans are hard as rocks after soaking for 10 hours and being boiled for going on 4 hours now

    they smell great though

    also, the bean juice (?) is not syrupy like you usually see, but very runny. I'm not really sure what to do, but I guess I have 10 days to figure it out

    If your beans are old, nothing will save them, I have learned from experience.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I missed last Thanksgiving because I was too sick!

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    If your beans are old, nothing will save them.

    Putting this in my reserve of "quotes that sound like wise proverbs but don't actually have a deeper meaning" for fucking with youths when I'm old.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Xaquin wrote: »
    my test batch of beans are hard as rocks after soaking for 10 hours and being boiled for going on 4 hours now

    they smell great though

    also, the bean juice (?) is not syrupy like you usually see, but very runny. I'm not really sure what to do, but I guess I have 10 days to figure it out

    If your beans are old, nothing will save them, I have learned from experience.

    They're regular dried beans from the store

    the expiration is nowhere near according to the bag

    edit:

    now that I'm approaching hour 6, the beans are softening and beginning to look like baked beans. The bean juice (or whatever) is starting to go down, but it still isn't thick. I think next time I'll add more of everything except beans. It tastes great, but it isn't rich or savory like I want

    edit 2:

    the beans are appropriately soft and syrupy. for the official batch, I will add more sugar by 25% or so. all in all, a success! no clue how I'm going to clean this pot though ....

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    Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    my test batch of beans are hard as rocks after soaking for 10 hours and being boiled for going on 4 hours now

    they smell great though

    also, the bean juice (?) is not syrupy like you usually see, but very runny. I'm not really sure what to do, but I guess I have 10 days to figure it out

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    FRENCH'S CRISPY ONIONS! At least two containers per person. For general snacking on the couch and also for putting on all of your food. I've never tried making them into a smoothie, but I can't see how it would taste bad.
    9jk0uyqw5c4s.jpg

    Warning: Don't actually just eat a can of these by themselves, unless you are somewhere that you can get away with 24 hours of searingly hot, dry, rancid onion farts.

    So I've been told. By a guy I know. Don't worry about it.

    Can confirm from personal experience.

    I will gladly eat another can by myself.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    GG, as if I didn't already love you because of your av/sig combo

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    DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    Sorce wrote: »
    If your Thanksgiving dinner doesn't include at least one can of Ocean Spray jellied cranberry sauce, it's not a real Thanksgiving.

    Nope, sorry. Much like a Highlander, the cranberry bread has slain the cranberry goo shaped like a tin can and stolen all of its power.

    Before following any advice, opinions, or thoughts I may have expressed in the above post, be warned: I found Keven Costners "Waterworld" to be a very entertaining film.
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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    these beans are delicious

    super easy to make aside from babysitting the water level

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    My family does both the canned cranberry jelly, because tradition, and real cranberry sauce, because it's far more delicious.

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    TonkkaTonkka Some one in the club tonight Has stolen my ideas.Registered User regular
    I love Thanksgiving.

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    Obligatory "this thread is a month late" post

    It was kinda fun to have two Thanksgivings last year, though

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    DecomposeyDecomposey Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Look, bringing up Canada's Thanksgiving is basically challenging us to a Canada vs USA gluttony contest.

    And y'all ain't got nuthin on this.

    Decomposey on
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    KetBraKetBra Dressed Ridiculously Registered User regular
    Decomposey wrote: »
    Look, bringing up Canada's Thanksgiving is basically challenging us to a Canada vs USA gluttony contest.

    And y'all ain't got nuthin on this.

    Apparently you've never seen an Ukrainian-Canadian Thanksgiving

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    OmnipotentBagelOmnipotentBagel floof Registered User regular
    Okay I was gonna come here to excitedly inform everyone the official 2017 Turkey Day marathon is on, but this is more important:

    Fuck the dumb American-Canadian Thanksgiving feud. Americans trying to act like their anything is hot shit is just embarrassing and everyone knows two Thanksgivings are better than one anyway. There are way too many Canadians out there that I love and respect for me to talk shit about their holidays. I spend Canadian Thanksgiving appreciating all my Canadian friends and American Thanksgiving appreciating everyone because more excuses to tell the people who matter to me how important they are, the better.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    All that really matters is MST3k and French's Crunchy Onions anyway

    I put all that other stuff in the OP for padding

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    Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    edited November 2017
    Madican wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    FRENCH'S CRISPY ONIONS! At least two containers per person. For general snacking on the couch and also for putting on all of your food. I've never tried making them into a smoothie, but I can't see how it would taste bad.
    9jk0uyqw5c4s.jpg

    Warning: Don't actually just eat a can of these by themselves, unless you are somewhere that you can get away with 24 hours of searingly hot, dry, rancid onion farts.

    So I've been told. By a guy I know. Don't worry about it.

    Can confirm from personal experience.

    I will gladly eat another can by myself.

    Mm-mmmm. Farts so dry they'll make you wish there was chapstick for your b-hole.

    Desert Leviathan on
    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
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    LasbrookLasbrook It takes a lot to make a stew When it comes to me and youRegistered User regular
    Work Thanksgiving went well. People seemed to like my Baked Pineapple but I've got some real impostor syndrome going so i can't tell if it's genuine.

    Still no plans for actual thanksgiving.

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    FRENCH'S CRISPY ONIONS! At least two containers per person. For general snacking on the couch and also for putting on all of your food. I've never tried making them into a smoothie, but I can't see how it would taste bad.
    9jk0uyqw5c4s.jpg

    Warning: Don't actually just eat a can of these by themselves, unless you are somewhere that you can get away with 24 hours of searingly hot, dry, rancid onion farts.

    So I've been told. By a guy I know. Don't worry about it.

    Can confirm from personal experience.

    I will gladly eat another can by myself.

    Mm-mmmm. Farts so dry they'll make you wish there was chapstick for your b-hole.

    Silent I there sit
    Whispering wind through the trees
    Quietly I leave

    Nothing left behind
    Save for the scent of Funyuns
    I was not eating

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I feel like thanksgiving has lost its point now that I eat like the fattest pig every day of the week.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
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    sarukunsarukun RIESLING OCEANRegistered User regular
    I had mashed potatoes and gravy last weekend so basically I’m good for another year.

    Last year I nearly killed myself cooking for like, 20 some-odd people.

    Not this year.

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