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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:26 pm 
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So, for those who partake, what's everybody doing for Thanksgiving?

We're breaking tradition and going to a relative's house, about 2-1/2 hours away by car.

As for food, I'm bringing:

Stuffing/Dressing
Gravy
Red cabbage & apples
Pumpkin streusel torte
Sangria
Beer/cider

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 7:30 pm 
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This year is Thanksgiving at my MIL's. It's a "bring a dish to pass" occasion. I asked what was needed. My MIL thought it was me that brought mac and cheese last year. We weren't there last year, but I do bring it for Xmas usually. I bought all the ingredients to find out someone else is bringing it. Not wanting to let them go to waste, I'm bringing cauliflower cheese dish.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:43 pm 
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^^^ I'd prefer the cauliflower dish!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:03 pm 
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A bit late for this topic, isn’t it? As far as I’m concerned, Thanksgiving was over a month ago!


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Just curious - is Thanksgiving bigger than Christmas in the States?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 7:22 am 
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^^^ I would say the day of, they're equal.

The Christmas season, however, far, far eclipses Thanksgiving. There is no "Thanksgiving season," it's just a single day of togetherness, food, and football.

Christmas officially starts as soon as the turkey is put away later today, and with that much time between now and 25-Dec, it allows for a lot of holiday madness that you just don't get with Thanksgiving.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:28 pm 
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I know that Thanksgiving weekend is the busiest travel period of the year in the US, bigger than Xmas. I guess it's compressed time frame again - everyone having to get in and out in four days.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:44 pm 
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People really liked cauliflower cheese dish, so I'll share it here. It's cheesy, gooey, and fatty. I minced 3 cloves of garlic. Then cut up a bit of onion. I cut up a large head of cauliflower, and mixed it with the garlic and onion with in salt/pepper, and olive oil. I roasted it in the oven at 400F for 40 minutes stirring it every so often. Then I made a cheese sauce starting with a basic white sauce and added sharp cheddar cheese. I added too much sauce and probably should've done less. I mixed it in the cauliflower once it was roasted, put a little cheddar and mozzarella cheese on top and baked it 30 minutes at 350F. It turned out pretty good and was a nice alternative to mac and cheese if you're doing the low carb thing (except for the flour in the white sauce, so maybe not).


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^^That sounds really good, DirtDog. I think I have a similar recipe that uses both cauliflower and broccoli, I'll have to make it again soon.

I'd also have to steam the broccoli and cauliflower...husband loves cruciferous vegetables (except kale), but he only likes them steamed, not roasted. He'll eat other roasted veggies, but not cruciferous ones. Go figure. I don't think of him as being particularly picky, but he's weird sometimes.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:38 am 
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^^^That's so odd. To each their own. I'm finding that I like cruciferous vegetables roasted over steaming. It tends to decrease the how shall I say...farty taste to them. It's like a dish of farts when I steam them.


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