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Thanksgiving Question: Who's considering NOT eating turkey?

Sunday, November 18, 2012

This year we seem to have fallen off the radar screen, no Thanksgiving dinner engagements. That's OK in many ways since I'm working hard on maintaining my elimination diet, and the rest of the family is working on various diet goals (no dairy, low carb, etc). SO ... looks like we're on our own, masters of our own destiny. Which may ,not include turkey. Organic turkey is pretty expensive and the rest of the family is not that crazy about it anyhow.

Interesting to consider how this opens up the playing field, so to speak... beef? Sausage? Chicken? Fun veggies?

My Question to the rest of you: is anyone else thinking of something beyond/besides turkey for your Thanksgiving feast? What are you planning on, and why? emoticon
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    And the decision has been made for the non-turkey Thanksgiving dinner: London Broil! Don't know exactly about the veggies; I know there will be a homemade pumpkin pie for dessert. Can't wait!

    Thanks to everyone who shared and here's wishing a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to all. emoticon
    1768 days ago
  • KANOE10
    We are having asian pear lamb! No turkey.
    1769 days ago
    I am making Cornish hens for each of us cause they are so darn cute and require way less cooking time and space in the oven.
    1770 days ago
    I'm cooking a turkey because I love to serve my family what they love at the holidays, but **sssshhhhhh** .... I'm especially excited to have venison from my brother this year, which starts marinating today for the grill on Thursday. I'll be having That!

    I also typically make only my favorite veggies, and an awesome corn pudding that I only make time for this time of year. Thankful I can.

    Any way you slice it, have a lovely holiday!
    1770 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 2:10:28 PM
    I gave up turkey twenty years ago. Yet,
    there is always plenty to eat on our
    Thanksgiving table. I like the Quorn roast
    basted in herbs and butter. It very low in
    calories. The Field Roast Celebration Roast is
    also very good.

    It is nice to have a slaughter-free Thanksgiving.
    The emoticon turkeys think so. too!
    1770 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 10:36:39 AM
    Wild rice pilaf, roasted veggies, and salad. I'm vegan already though so it's an easy answer for me, no turkey. :D
    1770 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    We have had dinner out the last five years (that's another story in itself). That said, I have broken with tradition and order something different every year. Last year it was an incredible salmon, another year a perfectly done roast beef; this year who knows? I decide when we get to the restaurant. I do miss my turkey leftovers, but they always lead to overeating so they are better off left for another time.
    1770 days ago
    I love to stuff winter squash at this time of year. There are so many pretty ones to choose from! :)

    (And of course, Tofurky is a fun option. It's super easy to prepare too. Although the box gives an option for a long Turkey-like process, all that is actually necessary is heating. This can be done quickly by cutting the thawed[!!] tofurky into thick slices and heating them in the microwave or oven, covered to keep moisture in. If you don't slice it first, it takes quite a lot of time to heat through, hence my shortcut. ;) )
    1771 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 2:25:55 AM
    We always have too much leftover so this year we're just getting a chicken! (Free-range so it tastes better.) We've tried tofurky, too. I like it but no one else in my family wants it again :-P
    1771 days ago
    Why would you give up Turkey? Once per ounce chicken is higher in calories, as is pork, beef and sausage. Unless you wanted to go with white fish, Turkey is the lower choice. Unless of course you are comparing prices of organic products and that comes in to play . . .
    1771 days ago
    You traitor! emoticon emoticon
    1771 days ago
    Nope. I am cooking a turkey. I only cook it once a year and I love having turkey sandwiches for the leftovers.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    1771 days ago
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