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Offline Shelby2

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What are you making for Thanksgiving?
« on: November 20, 2017, 09:54:04 PM »
Making any new recipes or sticking to the old favorites?

I'm thinking of making this kale salad https://cookieandkate.com/2012/debs-kale-salad-with-apple-cranberries-and-pecans/

One of my family's favorite dessert recipes is a mocha chiffon pie, something like this http://susan-susancancook.blogspot.com/2011/11/mocha-chiffon-pie.html

Offline dssjh

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Re: What are you making for Thanksgiving?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 10:16:15 AM »
i'm sticking with my traditional ingredients,  but switching up preparations on a couple things.

the one i'm a little nervous about is doing a dry brine for the turkey, instead of the wet one. two different friends with serious cooking pedigrees insisted it would be a lot tastier and better skin crisp, so.....

and brussel sprouts, one of my fave, as a gratin this year - since the other stuff on the table is a little less rich than some feasts.
https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1018363-brussels-sprouts-gratin

Offline wallaby

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Re: What are you making for Thanksgiving?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 10:41:09 AM »
I've heard dry brining is the way to go! I also used to wet brine, but this year I'm dispensing with the whole turkey entirely in favor of braising a pork shoulder, so that I can cook it the day before. fingers crossed.
Cheesy hasselback potato gratin (by Kenji Lopez if there are food lab readers out there...also in the nytimes) is also happening!


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Re: What are you making for Thanksgiving? 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 01:05:12 PM »
I've heard dry brining is the way to go! I also used to wet brine, but this year I'm dispensing with the whole turkey entirely in favor of braising a pork shoulder, so that I can cook it the day before. fingers crossed.

I haven't decided on turkey or pork shoulder this year for Thanksgiving, so I'm curious how this turned out. The general consensus among my guests is to have pork, so I'm looking for ideas to change things up a bit. I've never cooked pork the day before, but that sounds like a great time saver!

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Re: What are you making for Thanksgiving? 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2018, 01:05:12 PM »