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Alternate Thanksgiving Ideas

fonchikfonchik Posts: 92
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
My family has decided that this year we are going to stray from the traditional turkey (sorry Max) and have something/s we normally do not have on a regular basis.[p]I am looking for some suggestions for the main meal as well as something for a snack in the evening, [p]TIA[p]-- fonchik

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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    fonchik,
    Rib roast. -RP

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  • fonchik,

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  • Prime Rib
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  • AZRP,
    Good idea but that is the standard for Christmas Dinner.

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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,768
    fonchik,[p] Goose for Christmas.
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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    fonchik,
    ABT's for snack and pizza HAHA!! no really i would do salmon really inexpensive and realativily easy to find dont ask for recepi Bcause i dont have one but ABT's are a must
    happy eggin
    tb

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • fonchik,
    My sister makes a meat loaf shaped like a turkey and then puts turkey wings and legs on it. So, you have both turkey and meat loaf for them what doesn't like turkey.[p]Doug

    The Naked Whiz
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  • djm5x9djm5x9 Posts: 1,342
    fonchik:[p]Alternatively, we always used to have a seafood feast . . . Shrimp, oysters, crab, clams, crab cakes, gumbo, etc. Some good eating if it is planned right!

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    <p />fonchik,[p]surf-n-turf baby![p]if that isn't something to give thanks for, i don't know what is![p]
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  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    That is what I was kind of leaning towards.
    Ribeye and some crab legs.
    How did you cook the crab legs? Egg or the indoor gasser?

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  • Celtic Wolf,
    That would be my choice but that meal is a very traditional Swedish meal to stay with the long standing family tradition.

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    <p />fonchik,
    these babys were precooked in dutch harbor alaska and flown direct to me (or down the road at least!)[p]on the egg to heat... 400 for 10-15[p]garlic butter is a must![p]go with the filets, woman! it's thanksgiving!
    heheh

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  • BENTE,
    Pizza was what I was thinking for an evening snack.
    ABTs will be saved for friends who will enjoy them more then the family.[p]--fonchik

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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,768
    fonchik,[p] Well considering that the Original Thanksgiving was a feast party prepared by the Native American living in MA. You could have a variety of wild game.
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  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Where did you order the legs from?[p]I will consider filets for dinner but, the family doesn't alway appreciate the good stuff. I have hard time spending $$ when they won't the know the difference between the really good stuff and the moderately good stuff.[p]-fonchik

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    <p />of course you could go with a frogmore stew of sorts.......[p]but for me, that's more of a summer gig!
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  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,768
    Rick's Tropical Delight,[p] OK where did you get these and can we get them from there too?
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  • fonchik,
    hahaha!
    i got those incredible red king crab legs down at the upscale grocery in town...[p]they's not cheap... over $25 a pound!

    [ul][li]where i got the huge red king crab legs[/ul]
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  • fonchik,[p]Cornish game hens would be a good sub. Lemon pound cake for dessert, pizza in the evening. Just my thoughts. AZ
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  • Rick's Tropical Delight,
    The seafood place I shop ( Anchorage Ak. )had those on sale last week for $9.99 lb. ................Awsome.
    The seafood is great here, but it's also 10 degrees below zero right now. Good thing I love wintertime.[p]Keith

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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
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    <p />fonchik,
    ok ok i have that same famly!! i have been using "mamma mary's" thin crust. already made here is a pic of my last one i dont know how to post two photo's at once i tried and it failed but hold on i'm on it!!};~)>

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
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    <p />fonchik,
    the sauce i use is "Dei Fratelli presto pizza sauce" it is way better than everything i have tried so far here is a pic of the can!!
    happy eggin
    tb

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

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  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Pork Puller,
    Life is a trade. You pay less for good seafood we pay less for other things I suspect. That said Alaska would be my kind of place. I doubt I could get the wife to go for it though.[p]

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  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    Now that is different.....details man.

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  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    fonchik,
    Last year we had pulled pork for Christmas day. I suggested prime rib...the wife wanted pulled pork.[p]Thanksgiving is about family time so really it is whatever makes folks happy as far as I'm concerned. [p]Mr Toads pork loin would be a good one. YB did a mean standing rib roast in Atlanta (didn't get any this year but it sure was great last year).

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  • dhuffjr,
    sure![p]the original frogmore stew has soft shell crabs in it, but it's hard to get them up here fresh so i use clams instead and renamed it lakehouse stew.[p]1 batch of lakehouse stew:
    1 # sweet italian sausage
    3 # new potatoes
    1 large onion
    1 bell pepper
    1 celery heart
    2 T old bay seafood seasoning
    salt
    pepper
    36" polish sausage (cut into 1.5" lengths)
    6 ears corn, halved
    50 little neck clams
    3 # fresh shrimp[p]all boiled up nice and fancy in the turkey fryer:
    boil 7 minutes sausage and potatoes covered with water and beer;
    add onion, bell pepper, celery, old bay, salt & pepper and boil 10 minutes;
    add polish sausage and boil 10 minutes;
    add corn and boil 10 minutes;
    add clams and shrimp and boil for 3 minutes;
    remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
    drain & serve with cocktail sauce and real butter.

    that supposedly feeds 6, but those would be 6 very hungry people!

    that's two batches in the photo on the other post...
    we made it all last july 4th prior to firing off 8", 4", and 3" mortars, professional fireworks in kentucky... huge fun![p]enjoy!
    <img src=http://my.erinet.com/~pnsonr/aargh.gif>;

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  • Pork Puller,
    holy crab, mon!
    that's incredible! are ya sick of eatin em yet?![p]how much is a fresh bowman & landes free range turkey in alaska? i pick mine up this afternoon and i plan on getting some photos of the herd frolicking in the sunshine and exercising to the hearts content! (it'll probably be raining though)

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  • mikeb6109mikeb6109 Posts: 2,067
    Rick's Tropical Delight,
    hey that looks great never seen that? was it all cooked at the same time in the same pan?would love to get more info on your dish.
    thanks mike

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  • Lawn RangerLawn Ranger Posts: 5,466
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    <p />fonchik,
    These are pics of the same cut of meat on two separate occasions. It's a 3" cut of top prime sirloin....trussed up tight...and rubbed overnight in QBabes Coffee Encrusting Rub. That's some yummy stuff.[p]The sear was with some south of the border mesquite lump that had a tendency to spark just a bit. I then followed max's suggestion to finish like Prime Rib. It was great! It's a relatively quick cook. I did it for Christmas instead of turkey.[p]Mike[p]Mike [p]
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  • RhumAndJerkRhumAndJerk Posts: 1,506
    fonchik,
    The Great Pumpkin is exactly what you are looking for.
    RhumAndJerk

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