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Did you have too much food at your Thanksgiving Table?

Category: Thanksgiving leftovers... | Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:16 pm

I had quite a menu for our Thanksgiving Day noon meal.This was for 11 people at our table, 5 of which are children. OK, 2 of the grandchildren are big boys that play football and they love to eat... I think that is why I cook so much.

Turkey,stuffing, potatoes, sweet potato casserole (this one was a new one I had to try) corn,cranberries, a 3 bean dish,rolls, strawberry jello and my daughter brought the green bean casserole and my daughter in law brought a 7-layer salad. 2 pumpkin pies and an apple pie with a apple crisp topping. The reason we have so many veggetables is because we have too many dislikes. Of course then I end up with so -----------many leftovers.

The turkey was a 20 pounder, I usually buy a 22 pound one but the store where I purchased it did not have a larger size. 38 cents a pound I thought was a great deal...What did you pay this year?

I made the turkey in a cooking bag again,the meat is always juicy. I decided not to put the stuffing inside the bird this time and in stead I stuffed it with some delicious apples that I cut up. One of the main reason I love using a cooking bag is that it cuts the cooking time down quite a lot..

I had purchased a small food processor and I cut all the vegetables up in it for the stuffing and to use part of it in the gravy. I am one that loves to try new things in the kitchen and every year it is a new stuffing recipe. Maybe one year I will find one I truly like. Any ideas would be appreciated...As stated above we had the sweet potato casserole and it had a brown sugar and pecan topping..everyone thought it was great.

How many leftovers did you have? I had one whole pie, so I cut it up and froze it to take out when we need a dessert. I always make too much stuffing so that we will be eating for a few days, I froze 3 bags of turkey and left out enough for supper tonight. I basically froze a lot of the other food that was left too. A quick entre when we are in a hurry...

One of the reasons I didn't send leftovers home with anyone was because they had another Thanksgiving meal to go to that day... For supper or our 5 pm meal we were not hungry so we just ate some jello...I could not eat anymore...

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving....

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Wrennie wrote on Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:33 pm:

Wow thats alot of food.
My BF gets a turkey as a bonus from where he works. 18 - 20 lbs. There are just the two of us so theres a ton of leftover meat. We will be cutting and vaccum sealing a bunch of it today to have later.


Sherry8 wrote on Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:59 pm:

Don't you just love those vaccum sealing machines? I have had one for years and I love it. I have one that can seal canning jars too. I use it for sealing or keeping peanuts fresh, peanut brittle,any type of snack that you don't eat up that fast.

I wish I would of had more meat leftover but maybe at Christmas time we can have another one. I love to seal them and take out small packages of turkey for pot pies and sandwhiches.


eileen wrote on Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:15 pm:

Well I can definatly say that I don't eat too much at thanksgiving as we don't celebrate it here in Scotland!! LOL In fact my husband is away on business and my thanksgiving meal will probably be a bowl of chicken soup as I'm too lazy to cook just for myself.


glendann wrote on Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:44 pm:

I baked a large turkey,and a ham,dressing & giblet gravy,Mashed potatoes,Green bean casserole,sweet pea salad, rolls ,iced tea, sweet potatoe pie ,pumpkin pie and two pineapple dream pies.I have lots of left overs and some I have frozen.


CritterPainter wrote on Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:10 pm:

My local store was running a special, spend a certain amount and get a free 15 lb. turkey, and since I had a list going already I just didn't go to the store until I'd reached free-turkey level. We did make alot, since the whole family gets into it. But it just means I get to play with leftover for a week. Have already boiled the carcass for tonights soup-and-leftover-rolls.


kuntrygal wrote on Sun Nov 25, 2007 3:57 am:

We had smoked turkey, dressing and giblet gravy, sweet potato casserole, corn casserole, green bean casserole, asparagas casserole, rolls, tea, pecan pie, pumpkin cheese cake, cranberry sauce. We had plenty of leftovers that I sent home with DS & DIL. DD and I ate left overs till we were sick of them. The experts say to only eat the left overs for 3 days max (of course unless you freeze them).

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