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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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HISTORYRUNNER 11/21/2012 9:59PM

    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

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KANOE10 11/20/2012 9:59AM

    We are having asian pear lamb! No turkey.

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MYLADY4 11/19/2012 2:20PM

    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.

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KAREN_NY 11/19/2012 2:09PM

    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!

Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 2:10:28 PM

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ROSEWAND 11/19/2012 10:34AM

    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!

Comment edited on: 11/19/2012 10:36:39 AM

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SARASMILING 11/19/2012 6:30AM

    Wild rice pilaf, roasted veggies, and salad. I'm vegan already though so it's an easy answer for me, no turkey. :D

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MAGGIE101857 11/19/2012 6:26AM

    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.

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    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. ;) )

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PASTAFARIAN 11/18/2012 11:43PM

    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

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DOUGLYE 11/18/2012 11:26PM

  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 . . .

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HOUNDLOVER1 11/18/2012 11:06PM

    You traitor! emoticon emoticon

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LALMEIDA 11/18/2012 11:02PM

  Nope. I am cooking a turkey. I only cook it once a year and I love having turkey sandwiches for the leftovers.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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