Tofu Furkys, Turdunkins, etc? Do you enjoy "Turkey Alternatives" or "Unique" Turkey "styles"?

Bignuf Bignuf
Please share with the EF family the winners, and flops, in the creative "turkey" (or non turkey), Thanksgiving feast, you have tried.
11/27/2013
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Taylor Taylor
My family makes a turkey, but I switched to a vegetarian diet at the beginning of the year so I won't eat any of it but am bringing a few veggie side items because my parents insist on bacon on EVERYTHING.

I tried a tofurky "sausage" last week and I thought it was so gross I couldn't eat it (which is really saying something from me!) so I'm hesitant to try any other tofurky items, so I think it'll just be side dishes for me this year.
11/27/2013
Ansley Ansley
I find tofurkey and other meat-shaped vegetarian items to be somewhat of a an oxymoron, that being said I've never had the want or desire to become a vegetarian and haven't tried any of those products. Some may be good, some may not but I'll never know the difference.

Turduckins are a masterpiece of all things gone crazy in a low country kitchen and the site of one being served is the most amazing thing I've ever seen. When I first heard about them, I didn't go the extra step to think they had the bones removed but duh there's no other way to get one inside the other without doing so. It's the brain child of someone who really, really loves meat. I think the piece de resistance would be if it had a bacon weave on the outside. Sadly, I've never actually had the pleasure but I'm sure it's wonderful.

One year, we decided that we didn't want to do the big turkey thing, you know the 10-pounders. So we got a breast "roast" -- worst thing I think I've ever had in my life. Try it and it tasted not off...just not like turkey. We will never do that again.

We had the traditional spread this year: turkey, rolls, sweet potato casserole w/ marshmallows, cranberry sauce, deviled eggs, stuffing, lima beans and gravy to drizzle over it all. We're going to have plenty for days.

I can't recall anything that was super creative or out of the ordinary ever being served at Thanksgiving, we're all way too stuck in our ways for that. The most unique thing I've ever seen was a tradition of my dad's. Every year he carved roses out of radishes and turkeys out of apples. He would go to the farmer's market and pick out the brightest red apples, a couple of yellow apples and then some that were just ever so slightly orange. One of my fondest memories.
11/29/2013
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by Ansley
I find tofurkey and other meat-shaped vegetarian items to be somewhat of a an oxymoron, that being said I've never had the want or desire to become a vegetarian and haven't tried any of those products. Some may be good, some may not but ... More
Turduckens and Turdunkins are two different things.
11/30/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
I find that when you try to make something taste like something else it never goes well. Tofurkey is just plain nasty tasting. There are so many great vegetarian items out there why eat something like that?
11/30/2013
Slutty Girl Problems Slutty Girl Problems
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Please share with the EF family the winners, and flops, in the creative "turkey" (or non turkey), Thanksgiving feast, you have tried.
Yikes! That sounds like a very non-tasty disaster!
12/01/2013
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by dv8
Turduckens and Turdunkins are two different things.
So they are...I can't imagine someone being silly enough to actually serve a turdunkin...what a waste of a good bird (imo).
12/01/2013
Taylor Taylor
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Originally posted by dv8
Turduckens and Turdunkins are two different things.
What is the difference? I don't think I know what those are
12/01/2013
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by Taylor
What is the difference? I don't think I know what those are
Search engines are your friends. A turducken is a chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a turkey. A turdunkin is a turkey brined in Dunkin' Donuts coolattas.
12/02/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by Ansley
I find tofurkey and other meat-shaped vegetarian items to be somewhat of a an oxymoron, that being said I've never had the want or desire to become a vegetarian and haven't tried any of those products. Some may be good, some may not but ... More
Too funny you say that. It was just me and hubby last year and I did just the "breast" thing too. It was even ButterBall brand. I figured "why not"?

However, while it was moist, we both looked at each other with the "what IS this" look? Whatever it tasted like, it sure didn't taste like Turkey. Also the "mouth feel" was just more "rubbery", even though it was "cooked" right.

I won't be doing that again!
12/05/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by dv8
Turduckens and Turdunkins are two different things.
A Turducken is a Turkey, with a duck inside (and isn't there a chicken in there somewhere)? A Turdukin, I am not sure about. However a TURDUNKIN I think is a Turkey with a Dunkin Doughnut inside!!!! Hey, don't laugh. They do deep fry doughnuts, you know!!!! Then again, a Turdwinki....a fried turkey with Twinkies inside???? The possibilities are endless.
12/05/2013
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