Do you have a Traditional Meal on Thanksgiving?

Do you have a Traditional Meal on Thanksgiving?

mpfm mpfm
We are very traditional. Turkey, mashed taters, stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, and pumpkin pie.

Pretty much carb heaven. How about you?
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Devy Devy
Usually we go out to a buffet because no one here likes to cook lol
Chilipepper Chilipepper
My family has developed it's own traditions of which foods to serve. Every year I always get asked about XYZ foods that I've made before and if I'll make them again.

However, I'd sometimes like to add something new or try a different recipe for the same dish. I always get veto'ed, so I guess we're more traditional than most. Wait, dessert has always been an experiment as nobody really likes traditional pumpkin pie, but I am having success with graham cracker tarts and cream cheese pumpkin pie filling for the past couple of years.

And God forbid I forget to make my from-scratch mashers ... ! The family has threatened to riot if I make the mashers from a box.
AndroAngel AndroAngel
Right now the meals are pretty traditional. Once my lover and I get a place of our own, I'm going to insist on going more gourmet.
Ansley Ansley
Yeah, we're pretty traditional. I can't seem to get them to stop serving that damn Honey Baked ham, though.

Turkey, turkey neck and giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, turnip greens, green bean casserole that no ever seems to get right, brown n serve rolls, pecan pie and sweet potato pie. And we have dressing instead of stuffing. (The only difference is that dressing has egg and celery chunks and is wet instead of dry.)
We've done traditional, but we've also tried non-traditional things depending on who was going to be able to be in town and what they wanted. We've had chicken instead of turkey (if no die-hard turkey fans were going to be in attendance). We've also had homemade Chinese dishes. One year chili beans and homemade tacos were even on the menu.

Personally, I can be happy without the turkey and dressing or the cranberry sauce, but I at least want to see mashed potatoes and some form of sweet potatoes on the table.
Ghost Ghost
Being vegetarians, no.
married with children married with children
depends on the year. Some years we do the whole turkey thing, other years we go a different route.
WetJenn WetJenn
Originally posted by mpfm
We are very traditional. Turkey, mashed taters, stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, and pumpkin pie.

Pretty much carb heaven. How about you?
We do have a traditional meal here, but always tries to bring in a new side dish that we haven't tried before.
eeep eeep
For our thanksgiving meal the side-dishes vary depending on whose house it is held at on that particular year. The only staple items are turkey, ham (I don't like poultry so we be sure to have both), pumpkin pie, and cranberries. Though my favorite is when we have a wild rice, broccoli, and cheese hotdish that my mom makes (when enough of us bug her about it).
Angelica Angelica
Pretty much. I try to include some native american food as well.
LaSchwartz LaSchwartz
the basics Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, yams, creamed corn, greenbean casarol, rolls and last but not least pie and wine
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Yep, we're pretty traditional
Vanille Vanille
Yep! We're pretty traditional, right on down to the jellied cranberry sauce. nom nom!
SugarLips SugarLips
We are pretty traditional in my family now but when we first moved to this country (to the US from England in 1985) we had now clue what Thanksgiving was or what the traditions were. We had steak for our first Thanksgiving dinner but then my parent caught on after that!
cocomo cocomo
yep turkey every year !
Kaltir Kaltir
We have the traditional things, but also try to throw in new and random ideas
Bigkc Bigkc
Not normally the day of, but in the next few days, that day my family is usually busy with visiting with friends and traveling around
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