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What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?

Asked at Dillons, 1015 West 23rd St. on November 14, 2011

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“Green bean casserole. My mom makes a giant dish.”

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“Stuffing.”

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“I like green bean casserole best.”

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JJE007 2 years, 4 months ago

This year it wad the blood n andouille sausage dressin, along wit som p'tata salad an de turkey "oysters".

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Gandalf 2 years, 5 months ago

I think thanksgiving should be renamed to honor wimmen (they still have to cook tho)!

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riverdrifter 2 years, 5 months ago

Oyster stuffing. Don't get it very often.

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kernal 2 years, 5 months ago

Stuffing with giblet gravy. I could do the whole meal with just that and a bit of cranberry relish.

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xyz 2 years, 5 months ago

Everyone's comments have left me starving. I think I can almost smell roasting turkey over the internets! My family starts the festivities and eating this weekend--2 birthdays in 2 days and then 3 days to digest before turkey day. Can't wait to get on the plane Thursday and head to sunny CA.

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bevy 2 years, 5 months ago

On behalf of the "wimmen" of my generation, I cry Foul! And, FOWL! I can roast a turkey, bake a pie (with crust from scratch,) and whip up every side dish named above. Except the bourbon. Ewww. The 20-25 people who come to my house on Thanksgiving Day - also wimmen of my generation - will bring a load of succulent side dishes upon which we will feast. The only thing the microwave will be used for is re-heating the leftovers.

Oh, and the answer to the question: PIE! (Except coconut. Yuck) Pumpkin, apple, cherry, pecan....mmmm

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 5 months ago

Best dish is the turkey and stuffing sandwich on white with Miracle Whip the next day.

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LadyJ 2 years, 5 months ago

Thinking of seeing if hubby will agree to turkey and ribs instead of turkey and ham since we have an abundance of ribs in the freezer. Saw him looking at some of those turduckens on the internet though.

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pace 2 years, 5 months ago

I love some of the left over dishes. Turkey and vegetable soup, home made stock, hm egg noodles, on mashed potatoes. Cranberry and turkey sandwiches. Standing in front of the refrigerator, late at night, opening little containers. My dear one waiting behind me, for his turn, he leaves a fork in the refrigerator, a left over bad habit from his bachelor days. Kind discussions about how we should share the last piece of pie.

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SOS 2 years, 5 months ago

You, sir, are the epitome of eloquence. Have you considered creating your art with the covers over your head and lighter in hand. It's a blast.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

prospector, I must strenuously disagree with your statement.

Dressing is either: A. Something that covers something. i.e. bandages or salad dressing. B. Something that comes out of fowl or game. i.e. giblets and entrails.

But maybe it is like whether you drink from a bubbler or water fountain, or sit on a couch or a davenport.

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Gandalf 2 years, 5 months ago

Gotta agree with roed on cookin skills! The microwave has ruined the wimmen! Now my mom could cook up a tasty storm. Man I miss her!!

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prospector 2 years, 5 months ago

What do you eat, dressing or stuffing?

Dressing, the kind you stuff in the bird.

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somedude20 2 years, 5 months ago

Heck, I get an apple pie and go all American Pie on its crust!

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labmonkey 2 years, 5 months ago

I usually have to work most holidays, and I sincerely miss Thanksgiving the most. Stuffing with sausage gravy is probably my favorite side.

On an unrelated note... two food OTS's in a row and not a word from H_lector? I am disappointed.

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FlintlockRifle 2 years, 5 months ago

Tomorrows turkey and gravy, just keeps getting ""gooder""

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Yes, I get tired of it all. In fact for Christmas dinner we have given up on the usual fare and have gone with lasagna or steaks." CWGOKU

For Christmas my mom cooks up tenerloin with an awesome port mushroom sauce. The in-laws have a variety of soups and appetizers. Not a turkey to be seen.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Green beans, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and pickled okra all from the garden. And all blessed by Jesus."

This is so false I wonder if you are lying when you said you read the bible. Brussel sprouts are clearly the debil's vegetable. It says so in Revelations 21:14 - 16, " And lo, the fourhorsemen reigned bolts of lightning and brussel sprouts. Squash, too."

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CWGOKU 2 years, 5 months ago

Bourbon

Yes, I get tired of it all. In fact for Christmas dinner we have given up on the usual fare and have gone with lasagna or steaks.

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My_Life 2 years, 5 months ago

Green beans, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and pickled okra all from the garden. And all blessed by Jesus.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

So, I'll go out on a limb here, TOB is not a big squash fan.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Squash: A day ahead: halve, seed, and section a couple of acorn or butternut squashes or one big hubbard. Boil or bake sections until fork tender. Cool. Peel off skin and puree squash in food processor until creamy smooth. " PY

I just threw up.

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g_rock 2 years, 5 months ago

The cornbread casserole. I want an entire plate of just that.

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Pywacket 2 years, 5 months ago

Two of my favorite dishes are these:

Cranberry relish: Into the food processor: a bag of cranberries & a couple of cored granny smith apples, skins left on; pulse until roughly chopped. Add sugar to taste (I like it on the tart side); drain a can of mandarin oranges and fold in. Chill and serve.

Of course, fresh orange or tangerine sections are great, too, but using the canned ones is one of very few time-savers I don't mind taking. With the deep red berry skins, green apple skins, and bright flecks of orange, this adds some needed color to a T-Day table dominated by bland-colored turkey, gravy, stuffing, and taters. And it's so easy and good.

Squash: A day ahead: halve, seed, and section a couple of acorn or butternut squashes or one big hubbard. Boil or bake sections until fork tender. Cool. Peel off skin and puree squash in food processor until creamy smooth.

T-Day: Mix in butter, nutmeg, brown sugar, salt, and real maple syrup to taste. Place squash in greased casserole dish. Make a topping of broken pecans, brown sugar, butter, a smidge of flour, and more maple syrup. Bake until hot and topping is crusty. If space is limited in the oven, you can microwave this, then put it in the oven for 10 min or so--just long enough to crisp up the topping--after you take the turkey out to rest.

I always salt my squash portion a little--the salty-sweet combination is what makes this so good--along with the subtle maple & nutmeg flavors.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Oh, and rum. Cookies. Rum cookies. Or rum and cookies. Okay, just rum. Forget the cookies.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 5 months ago

Mrs52 makes this great salad of orange jello, tapioca, vanilla pudding, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple & cool whip, all mixed together & chilled in the fridge. Lotsa flavor & fills the gaps around the turkey & taters in my tummy quite nicely.

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autie 2 years, 5 months ago

I would much rather be in the lap of Kansas luxury like the world reknown Mule Creek Lodge. The fine dining and world class accomodations are fantastic. I gave it three stars and a knife and a fork. However, certain familial types would most certainly bark if one was to abandon them on such an august holiday. At least we ain't doing all that nonsense at my house. I should probably sneak away Friday to the marshes.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 5 months ago

"Do you ever just get tired of it all?" RI

I do. Thanksgiving food is highly overrated. Especially if I don't get to the dark meat. I do enjoy the gravy.

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Mary Darst 2 years, 5 months ago

Roe..we hopefully will get to shoot a little bluerock this year. Going to our daughters boyfriends house . Last time there, his boys got out the bows and arrows and the guns. fun,fun,fun.

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trinity 2 years, 5 months ago

I get tired of green bean casserole-blech. Got to say sweet taters tops my list of faves! Oh and stuffing. Oh and fluffy white rolls....

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 5 months ago

Do you ever just get tired of it all?

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newmommiebrazil 2 years, 5 months ago

my daughter makes this amazing side dish. she takes yukon gold potatoes and roasts them with the skin on then she purees asian green beans, bacon, mushrooms and olive oil and puts that on the potatoes then finishes them off with a little bit of roasted garlic and balsamic vinegar.

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grammaddy 2 years, 5 months ago

Gotta be my daughter-in-law's corn casserole. Her Mama raised her right!!

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Back in the sixties when all the Grandmas were still alive Thanksgiving was the day all the cooking skills were practiced to the extreme. Hams and turkeys, mashed potatoes and yams, turkey dressing, green beans, corn and fried okra. "Fisheye" tapioca pudding, meringue pies in chocolate, lemon and banana. Apple, cherry, blueberry and rhubarb pies. We would eat until we were miserable, the an hour or so later would drift back into the kitchen for a piece of pumpkin pie to top it all off. All while being told there was no reason why we men couldn't get a little dishwater on our hands. These days I go easy on the eating. Leftovers for the next ten days is now the rule.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

The wife always makes two dishes of turkey dressing. One "normal" which is the best I've ever tasted, the other has oysters in it. Those who like it rave about it. I think it tastes like stagnant pond mud . . .

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RoeDapple 2 years, 5 months ago

Bluerock. The son-in-laws and I plan to have a few hundred around 2PM Thanksgiving day.

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Pitt_Mackeson 2 years, 5 months ago

this could be the first Thanksgiving that isn't a home cooked meal...... though I did find out that Hibachi Grill on Iowa St. is open on Thanksgiving day. This may just be the best Thanksgiving ever.

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Gandalf 2 years, 5 months ago

Mashed taters with turkey gravy. YuM!

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Odeo 2 years, 5 months ago

I have gotten away from the Turkey dinner stuff. BTW - A Turkey is not an easy bird to cook if you think about it.

I will wait for Sharis to go on break for my Thanksgiving and Pie. She is a great cook... Just watch out for the peppers...OUCH!

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Bill Lee 2 years, 5 months ago

Iike 'em all. My ex-wife's dressing is my favorite, though.

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Benjamin Roberts 2 years, 5 months ago

First. Homemade stuffing, with mushrooms, giblets, and sausage.

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