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Thanksgiving - whatcha cookin?

I'm feeling uninspired for this year's Turkey Day.  I'll certainly smoke a turkey on the LBGE, but what else is everyone eating for Thanksgiving?   Roasted veggies?   Rhubarb pie?   Popcorn, Toast and Jelly Beans like Snoopy?

 

 

 

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  • We always go up to my parents house so no egging for me.

    Damascus, VA.  Friendliest town on the Appalachian Trail.

    LBGE Aug 2012, SBGE Feb 2014

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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,681
    I am cooking the turkey on the Egg - Wife and family will handle the rest if they want anything else.

    I would like to cook some bread on the Egg as well just dont know for 1.) How? 2.) when (I only have a LBGE and the bird will be spatchcocked direct at 350-400. 

    May throw on a CI Chocolate chip cookie for desert.



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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,428
    Here's a great bread thread: http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/comment/1411013

    I did a trial run in the oven, and it was excellent. Will try it on the egg next time.

    What about making the bread on the egg  early in the day, the getting the turkey done afterwards.

    Of course, you could also use this as an excuse to get the second egg :D

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • I've been looking for inspiration since this will be the first Thanksgiving with the LBGE.  Leaning towards a brined turkey breast.
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." 
    -Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    Peachtree Corners, GA
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  • Thanksgiving is usually the only time I make a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. I may do a brined breast for sandwiches once or twice a year but that's about it. The woman unit always makes homemade cranberries and sausage dressing with gravy (stuffing) I handle the mashed taters, sweet taters, sweet corn and maybe a green veggie. Makes for a very filling meal with lots of leftovers. This'll be my first turkey cook on an Egg, which I'm looking forward to.
    Cherry Hill, NJ
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  • We'll be in New Zealand for Thanksgiving this year, so maybe some New Zealand lamb! 
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 989

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • LBC DawgLBC Dawg Posts: 111
    Mickey said:
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    How does the spatchcocked turkey turn out? i've done chickens but never a turkey. might try something new this yr.
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  • We'll be in New Zealand for Thanksgiving this year, so maybe some New Zealand lamb! 
    Yea.....rub it in!!!  Color me jealous.  Can't wait to read the write-up.  Have a blast.
    "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees." 
    -Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    Peachtree Corners, GA
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
    edited November 2013
    We'll be in New Zealand for Thanksgiving this year, so maybe some New Zealand lamb! 
    La T Da................. Nice to be you, just glad I get to follow your travels (I lead a very simple life).
    =))
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,408
    Going to my sisters.  Committed to Pulled Pork (done Wednesday and reheated there), and a Brisket (will have to overnight it and hopefully time it right) that I'll FTC.  I'll use her gasser for the pig candy, and if there's time, some Apple Pies baked inside an apple.
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  • CP92CP92 Posts: 186
    Haven't had a real vacation since 2008 and while it's only a few days, we're heading to Charlottesville, VA and a place called Prospect Hill for the T-Day and the weekend.  Supposedly the restaurant is pretty good and putting on a traditional spread.  Still pissed at Congress and derailing our plans to got to NOLA for that weekend, but we'll take VA.
    Chris
    LBGE
    Laurel, MD
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,232
    I'll smoke a free range, fresh turkey.
    My wife's dressing and giblet gravy.
    SIL makes the squash casserole.
    Mama C's sweet potatoes.
    Smoked turnip greens.
    I'll make deviled eggs.
    Might smoke a small ham.
    Jake makes the buttermilk and pecan pies.

    On a side note... The only stuffing will be our pie-holes. I would take a bath in my wife's dressing and gravy.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,428
    @henapple - that sounds like a wonderful spread. What time should we plan to be there? I'll just get the squash casserole recipe at dinnertime. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,232
    We eat Thursday around 2. Bloody Marys in the cave while I "tend the egg".
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • henapple said:
    I'll smoke a free range, fresh turkey. My wife's dressing and giblet gravy. SIL makes the squash casserole. Mama C's sweet potatoes. Smoked turnip greens. I'll make deviled eggs. Might smoke a small ham. Jake makes the buttermilk and pecan pies. On a side note... The only stuffing will be our pie-holes. I would take a bath in my wife's dressing and gravy.
    Dressing and gravy together?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • GK59GK59 Posts: 484
    I love smoked acorn squash. Basic butter and brown sugar. Heck I may make one this weekend!

    Smitty's Kid's BBQ

    Bay City,MI

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  • AquacopAquacop Posts: 466
    First Thanksgiving with the egg, I'm in charge of the bird. Family wants it whole, any suggestions - would love some advice.

    Cheers Mark
    LBGE 2013 Located in Savannah, Georgia
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  • robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,681
    LBC dawg. Spathcock turkey is amazing. Juiciest turkey we ever made

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,941
    edited November 2013
    Aquacop said:
    First Thanksgiving with the egg, I'm in charge of the bird. Family wants it whole, any suggestions - would love some advice.

    Cheers Mark

    The Mad Max method produces amazing turkey. I don't use his gravy method cause I always make a dark stock and make a demi glace. Icing the breasts is the greatest idea.

    Also, angle your roasting pan towards the back so that one leg is close to the back toward the back and change the angle halfway so the other leg is closest to the back.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,232


    henapple said:

    I'll smoke a free range, fresh turkey.
    My wife's dressing and giblet gravy.
    SIL makes the squash casserole.
    Mama C's sweet potatoes.
    Smoked turnip greens.
    I'll make deviled eggs.
    Might smoke a small ham.
    Jake makes the buttermilk and pecan pies.

    On a side note... The only stuffing will be our pie-holes. I would take a bath in my wife's dressing and gravy.

    Dressing and gravy together?


    Dude, it's a southern thing. Come on down, we'll drink, eat, watch football, drink, eat, drink, etc....

    In the south, gravy and something fried at every meal.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • Football? You have footie down there?

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 1,097
    I went to an Eggfest a couple of years ago and the BGE rep was cooking a turkey. He put a 15lb bird on frozen rock solid at 350 degrees and 5 hrs later he pulled out an amazing bird - incredibly moist with crispy skin. I've done it a couple of times that way and had good results. The hard part is getting the giblets out after a couple of hours as they are still somewhat frozen in there. 

    I think this year I'll try spatchcock turkey. I never discovered spatchcock chicken until I found this forum a few months ago. 
    L x2, M, S, and Mini. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
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  • I've done a frozen bird too. As you say, getting the bag out was the toughest part.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • @ Littlesteven &minniemoh my question is how do you season a frozen Turkey ?
    2 Large Eggs and a Mini 2 Pit Bulls and a Pork shoulder or butt nearby and 100% SICILIAN
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  • I added the external seasoning after it was on for a while. Put some stuff in the cavity when the bag came out

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,807
    edited November 2013
    @ Littlesteven &minniemoh my question is how do you season a frozen Turkey ?

    I found the answer when doing frozen wings. As they start to thaw.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,428
    @henapple - for that spread I'd be sorely tempted to ditch the fam in MI and head on over. After a few Bloody Mary's its every man for himself!

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,232

    I've done a frozen bird too. As you say, getting the bag out was the toughest part.

    Damn you Canadians are kinky...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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