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Thanksgiving, What was your favorite dish?

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Thanksgiving, What was your favorite dish? What are you going to repeat next year?

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on December 13, 2012
at 03:20 PM

my best friend is the same! she craves cranberry sauce every year for thanksgiving and eats bowls of it on its own.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 29, 2011
at 08:49 PM

Oh hello analogous - my word of the week now. I can help you with the pie joy y'know.. a new year a new pie friend. PS: HOW did MFT go? Details! This is a big deal.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:39 PM

However, THXVG2011 = My First Turkey™

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on November 28, 2011
at 09:38 PM

OH I GET IT, HYPERBOLE. (i was like, how does that fit in the car?? ha.) ---- Sigh. I quit making pies-from-scratch b/c of the heartbreak i still harbor regarding my tumultuous LTR w/ gluten. I mean, it's soo over.. and I'm not looking for analogous relationships. Too many hard feelings, y'know? NO PIE JOY FOR ME THIS YEAR

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 28, 2011
at 03:09 AM

G! It was real pie so it weighed a ton and had minimal ingredients, all natural, nothing creepy and fake. I was being enthusiastically over the top in my pie joy ;)

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 28, 2011
at 03:04 AM

Mer! Yum, I really like cranberry relish - one of my faves. I think I'm going to try your genius recipe..

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on November 27, 2011
at 09:52 PM

wait, what? 111lbs of pie??? 5 ingredients?? i'm so confused.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

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on November 27, 2011
at 07:17 PM

My favorite was this fresh cranberry sauce made with ginger and oranges and a little bit of black pepper. Best of all it was raw - so easy peasy! Some genius gave me this recipe.

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on November 26, 2011
at 11:14 PM

@Eric...yup, as I said, it was delish! Not expensive, easy to make and yum! Fits all my criteria! :)

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on November 26, 2011
at 09:02 PM

It was SO awesome! :)

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on November 26, 2011
at 05:03 PM

Thanks JuBa! The answers that comw back are amazing...

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 26, 2011
at 03:02 PM

As always, thanks for the food questions! Kind of opens everyone's Paleo refrigerator doors if you get me :)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 26, 2011
at 06:09 AM

Very Cool BHC!!!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 26, 2011
at 06:08 AM

The pie sounds awesome! And the oysters! Very Cool!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 26, 2011
at 06:07 AM

Sounds like an awesome Turkey Jules!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 26, 2011
at 06:06 AM

That is awesome Dragonfly!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 25, 2011
at 07:01 AM

Thank You Mem!!

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 25, 2011
at 07:01 AM

Sounds Great Mem! Hard to go wrong with Bacon in the mix. :-)

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on November 25, 2011
at 06:48 AM

+1 -fun, sharing question. We are sorely in need of some fun questions here, sometimes....

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Cbb1134f8e93067d1271c97bb2e15ef6

on November 25, 2011
at 06:47 AM

Yummy, fresh, rutabagas are one of my favorite veggies, though I limit them carefully as they are a medium starch veggie. We got some wonderful fresh ones, peeled and large-cubed them, and then put bacon in with them in a sort of semi-boil/steam prep method of cooking. When fresh, they cook up to a gorgeous yellow and have a delicate sweetness to them, and the bacon adds a yummy additional flavor. Add butter and it is exquisite! You can mash them like potatoes too, but I like mine in chunks.

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on November 26, 2011
at 11:14 PM

@Eric...yup, as I said, it was delish! Not expensive, easy to make and yum! Fits all my criteria! :)

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on November 25, 2011
at 07:01 AM

Sounds Great Mem! Hard to go wrong with Bacon in the mix. :-)

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 25, 2011
at 03:50 PM

Well.. pumpkin pie. Always the pumpkin pie. This year it was made on a little farm in New Hampshire and driven down, the weight somewhere around 111lbs, and was nothing but delicious. Hello! :) The pumpkin was harvested there, pie baked in the farm kitchen, and was comprised of 5 ingredients. Perfection.

I will admit, tho, this year it was a toss up between the pietastic treat and oysters that were roasted inside the bird.

Can't decide..

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 26, 2011
at 06:08 AM

The pie sounds awesome! And the oysters! Very Cool!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on November 27, 2011
at 07:17 PM

My favorite was this fresh cranberry sauce made with ginger and oranges and a little bit of black pepper. Best of all it was raw - so easy peasy! Some genius gave me this recipe.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 28, 2011
at 03:09 AM

G! It was real pie so it weighed a ton and had minimal ingredients, all natural, nothing creepy and fake. I was being enthusiastically over the top in my pie joy ;)

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on November 27, 2011
at 09:52 PM

wait, what? 111lbs of pie??? 5 ingredients?? i'm so confused.

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on November 28, 2011
at 09:39 PM

However, THXVG2011 = My First Turkey™

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 28, 2011
at 03:04 AM

Mer! Yum, I really like cranberry relish - one of my faves. I think I'm going to try your genius recipe..

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on November 28, 2011
at 09:38 PM

OH I GET IT, HYPERBOLE. (i was like, how does that fit in the car?? ha.) ---- Sigh. I quit making pies-from-scratch b/c of the heartbreak i still harbor regarding my tumultuous LTR w/ gluten. I mean, it's soo over.. and I'm not looking for analogous relationships. Too many hard feelings, y'know? NO PIE JOY FOR ME THIS YEAR

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on November 29, 2011
at 08:49 PM

Oh hello analogous - my word of the week now. I can help you with the pie joy y'know.. a new year a new pie friend. PS: HOW did MFT go? Details! This is a big deal.

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 25, 2011
at 03:46 PM

My fave was our local Jersey Buff turkey! My dad cooked it for 7 hours- the skin was crispy, the bird was falling apart & it gave off a lot of fat! I took all the bones to make broth. I'm also a HUGE gravy fiend; I put that ish on everything.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 26, 2011
at 06:07 AM

Sounds like an awesome Turkey Jules!

24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on November 26, 2011
at 09:02 PM

It was SO awesome! :)

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D72e9d21977363ea1850fa00555f151a

on November 27, 2011
at 08:29 PM

Spent Thanksgiving writing a thesis paper so I made a crock pot dinner for myself. Bought 2 free range turkey legs, organic acorn squash and some onions.

Cut up the squash into bite size pieces and put that at the bottom of the crock pot with some onions. Sprinkled some cinnamon, salt and pepper. Topped that with turkey legs that I marinated for 12 hours in cumin seed and garlic mixture. Poured a tiny bit of water and apple cider vinegar over the top.

Set on high for 2 hours, low for 3 hours.

It tasted awesome! The drippings from the turkey made the acorn squash taste delicious. The turkey legs were perfectly fatty.

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on November 25, 2011
at 02:57 PM

Locally-raised heritage turkey legs! (including the thigh)

This year we chose to stay home and my chef husband & I didn't want to roast a whole turkey for the two of us.

They were moist, but not full of water & deliciously gamey.

I felt very Primal, grasping the drumstick, while gnawing on the meat...juices dripping...

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 26, 2011
at 06:06 AM

That is awesome Dragonfly!

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15e684f6f716f88c99f641098a6e06ca

(922)

on November 28, 2011
at 04:45 AM

I wasn't super into the Thanksgiving food this year which was probably a good thing as I didn't go for my usual 2-3 plates of food.

The best paleo (or at least primal) dish on the dinner table: someone made brussels sprouts with cream and bacon. Really nice side option and one I'll try and incorporate into future thanksgivings and probably future regular meals too.

Our host made a delicious chicken soup as a first course - it did have tortellini in it and I did indulge. I also had two way more flagrant cheats I'd like to mention here and I consider both of them worth it. One was my first ever glass of Coquito (a puerto rican drink with rum, eggnog, coca-cola, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc) and the capper was a large piece of peanut butter cup cheesecake. Both were homemade by other guests and especially having run a 5k thanksgiving morning and having started hill sprints this week - I REGRET NOTHING!

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Df37dee1b45f564770863d8a74016cbe

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on November 27, 2011
at 07:48 PM

Home grown roasted turnips topped with buttery sauteed chanterelles (gathered from the forest and my garden). Yummy!

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on November 25, 2011
at 03:52 PM

My favorite thing was the taste of our turkey after using my free range homemade chicken broth in the bottom of my roaster pan and stuffing my free-range turkey with grass fed butter under the skin. It's so nice not to have to use other stock and powders now that I know how to make bone broth. Tastes much better.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on November 26, 2011
at 06:09 AM

Very Cool BHC!!!

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9a5e2da94ad63ea3186dfa494e16a8d1

on December 13, 2012
at 02:49 AM

Might sound funny but I think my favorite thing was the cranberry sauce. I have a great recipe for bourbon / orange cranberry sauce (also includes shallots and black pepper), and it was just fantastic. This time of year I feel low in vitamin C so it was probably satisfying that craving too. I ate it on top of everything, and even had a few spoonfuls straight.

It made me realize that I really like cranberries and wonder why I only have them like this once a year, I think I will start making this on the regular. Have a package of cranberries sitting on the counter for this right now in fact.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on December 13, 2012
at 03:20 PM

my best friend is the same! she craves cranberry sauce every year for thanksgiving and eats bowls of it on its own.

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on December 13, 2012
at 12:22 AM

i just made some sauteed salmon and zucchini. a usual dinner dish. was too sick for thanksgiving this year.

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on December 12, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Resurrecting to share my CRACK dish of the year: sweetpotatoes with maple-bourbon sauce.

Yowza I ate so much of this I actually started getting the classic SAD post-meal nappiness!

http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/2012/11/sweet-potatoes-with-bourbon-and-maple

FYI, we made this with the pale/whitish/yellow sweet potatoes instead of orange and I think that worked well because they are not as sweet, and the syrup is very potent.

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724ba4f39f7bbea7f74b45c0a79615f2

on November 28, 2011
at 02:41 PM

Eat the Whole Animal Sweet Potato Pie.

Basically, it's sweet potato pie (sugar free, etc.) but instead of using megadoses of "paleo" alterna-flour for the crust, I used mostly the roasted sweet potato skins (blended up in a food processor) and butter/coconut oil (plus a dash of almond flour).

The result was not crusty really, but it was definitely very yummy, held the pie together, and added some very cool texture without the concentrated dose of nut/coconut you usually get with the faux-flours.

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