OT: Thanksgiving sides v.2020

It's never too early to talk Thanksgiving food. Can't believe we're already into November. What's cooking in your house this year for Turkey Day? Also, follow up question other than football what are you watching on the tube?

Vidles:
-Sausage braid for breakfast
-Homemade cornbread dressing with sage sausage
-Sweet potato casserole with pecan crumble topping (just say no to marshmallows)
-Deviled Eggs
-Bourbon bread pudding with caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert

Always have to watch two of my top 5 all time movies:

-Planes, Trains and Automobiles
-Scent of a Woman

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Normal Thanksgiving food:
Mashed potatoes
Corn
String beans
Butter beans
Mac & Cheese
Dressing
Gravy
Deviled Eggs
Snickers Salad
Cranberry Salad
Rolls

Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Apple Cake
Brownies
Sometimes Caramel Cake or Spice Cake

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Don't y'all dare start talking about putting cheese on pineapple soufflรฉ

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

Mmmmm, pineapple cheese casserole. Somewhere French is having a panic attack.

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Time to get my

MAC AND CHEESE IS OVERRATED AND NOT A REAL SOUTHERN SIDE

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Take you fancy European food served at the tables of the rich during antebellum times and get out of here. Give me real southern sides or even Midwest from my wife's side any day.

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Southern sides like....collared greens?

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Yes. Don't hate the real south.

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I will 100% accept collard greens as a side for any meal.

BONUS EDIT: I got to have some greens for lunch, super happy!

This. But I've been surprised at the amount of times people mess up greens. It's one of my favorites sides especially with a good brisket.

As far as chains, Mission BBQ has great collard greens.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I'll check this out I LOVE collards. Good collards just melt in the mouth

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Slimy rabbit food? No thanks.

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Clicked on this thread to comment "friendly reminder that no matter how vehemently you disagree with Fireman about anything else, he will never be as wrong about it as he is about mac n cheese"

But I see you've already reminded everyone

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Seconded, unless its strictly for the kids table. Then, its OK.

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Sorry it doesn't belong at a holiday meal anywhere.

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Who hurt you as a child? Like seriously it's one thing not to like it, but to actively try and convince people they shouldn't put it on the dinner table around the holidays....it's mac and cheese man. Never harmed anybody (except French?)

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

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It's more of an adult thing. Seeing restaurants adding it to their menus as an adult food item, watching people make it for sit down none potluck meals, people shoving in on my meat and three plate covering any good food in cheap noodle and cheese taste.

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When you say "cheap noodle and cheese taste" all I can assume is that you only eat boxed macaroni and cheese or legitimately have just never had the good stuff before. Our Adam makes a mean Smoked Mac and cheese I would be proud to have on any Holiday table, and no part of it tastes cheap. Just in moderation. Its one of those sides that you take a little bit of or face the consequences of being full too fast.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

This this this. Cheap mac n cheese is just that, itll get you a full belly in a cheap pinch which early in life it was life essence for me but in older age now I make my own and making custom sauces and either baking it or smoking it makes all the difference. Hell even throw in some chicken and broccoli and you have an awesome entre for dinner. If you like to get scientific mix the cheese blends to get funky, personally I've gone more gouda and monterey jack these days like 1/3 gouda and 2/3 monterey and pepper jack to add some spice. Also some panko bread crumbs on top always help it out.

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Baked chopped brisket Mac n Cheese with breadcrumb topping and homemade bbq sauce drizzled over it. Money when you use good cheeses.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I only make Mac n Cheese a few times a year because of the $$$ I spend on the cheese. Pro tip, add a little bit of shredded asiago for just a bite of something different. And do NOT use the cracker barrel brand cheeses. WAY too much oil when making the sauce.

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I prefer to shred my own cheese, as pre shredded just doesn't work as well. But there is only one way to shred .... the shredder shredder!

I've heard the spurtle does a fantastic job shredding cheese though

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Its glorious.

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

my favorite variant is honey chipotle mac n cheese: https://www.thekeyplay.com/comment/781535#comment-781535

i made brisket mac and cheese a few years ago and it was INCREDIBLE. another favorite variant uses mostly mozzarella cheese but also incorporates diced chicken and vodka sauce and it's chef's kiss

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

The Smoked Mac and Cheese is a joint effort... I actually make it, he just puts it on the smoker :-)

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Well whenever it comes from it is damn good.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Maybe we'll make you some for your birthday or something.

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

Virginia has spoken and Mac n Cheese is the most popular side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.

LOL @ the states voting for rolls. I wouldn't consider rolls a side but it's still better than a side salad.

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Deviled eggs! Gravy!! Who came up with this list?

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I love me some deviled eggs, but not a side, they are the first course.

I love gravybut it's a side dish to a side dish. A subside dish.

And deviled eggs are life. Only 2 eggs in the morning but I'll eat two dozen deviled eggs in a sitting.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

I grew up eating leftover sausage gravy as a side dish. It was lunches during the summer. As a leftover, I was thicker and could be eaten with a fork, straight off the plate.

It can totally be a side dish.

Sausage gravy is not brown gravy.

And if you eat spoonfuls if ketchup it doesn't make it a side dish.

Also to be clear I love all types of gravy.

ESPN. The coverage is excellent, you'd be surprised at how much you can pick up.

Major LOL at Maine. Side salad for thanksgiving? GTFO of here with your health-consciousness.

Several thoughts.

Anyone else surprised to see all of the places listing mashed potatoes and that Idaho is not one of them?
Props to Iowa for corn.
Kansas, you creamed the corn. Ugh. As Father M. on MASH said when the cook creamed the corn, 'you ninny!'
Kind of surprised rolls and crescent rolls and biscuits are not combined into 1 category.
See I'm in the minority, but I actually like salad/rabbit food - along with ribs and kielbasa and ...

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1) No, mac and cheese is not a thanksgiving side.
2) Ha look at louisiana and alabama misspell stuffing.
3) New hampshire knows about ocean spray whole berry cranberry sauce
4) Love how hawaii, wyoming, and arkansas don't need an actual side, they just drink gravy
5) Oklahoma, west virginia, missouri, south dakota, utah, and oregon favor some sort of unseasoned nonstuffing bread, what a bunch of losers. Maybe neighboring states arkansas and wyoming are exporting their gravy for half of these fools.
6) Oh FFS indiana, deviled eggs?!

Every card carrying Southerner knows it's only stuffing when it's inside the turkey, otherwise it's dressing.

"We'll bring out the moonshine, start tellin' lies, and callin up the women..." Harry Hogge, Days of Thunder

I'd much rather get my cheese fix through pimento cheese than Mac & cheese

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This time of year, I love to make cranberry-orange rolls.

(not my photo, mine look much messier than this)

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I can taste this picture.

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I forgot to add we always have the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv.

This years parade will seem a bit different but at least it's not canceled.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Hunt in the morning then grab a bunch of beers and sneak off somewhere in the house and watch football all day. A tradition unlike any other.

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damn, I'm all about that bacon-chocolate shot glass...I love that idea

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Must haves:
Mashed potatoes - the most important side, they hold everything else together when trying to get all the flavors in your mouth at once.
Turkey - kind if blasphemy being a Hokie but a great way to give the finger to Ben Franklin by eating his choice for national bird.
Rolls - Sister Schubert is the way to go unless you make your own.
Gravy - why make a turkey and not use it for gravy
Bourbon - if drinking then Blantons is the way to go.

Standard stuff:
Stuffing - home made
Cranberry sauce - i think this is just for color, i dont know how eats it.
Vegetable - this one is tough, corn is not a vegetable, peas seem to happen often. Green bean casrole is a huge no. Snow pea pods would be great if you can get fresh ones.

Pie:
Pecan - Pure sugar and nuts, great if you're eating sugar
Nutmeg pie - why waste the calories? Just sniff the nutmeg, get the contact high and be happy.
Apple Pie - a little late in the season for apples, but not terrible so acceptable, again if eating sugar.
Egg Nog pie - Kick off the Christmas season right!

Cranberry sauce is a condiment for the day after. Grilled sourdough, with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce and mayo. Put it in a panini press. The best sandwich ever.

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This!!!^^^^^

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Can also be worked into a day after casserole/bake that involves the green beans, mashed potatoes, turkey, dressing, gravy, corn, etc and served with the cranberry sauce as a condiment.

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You lost me at Mayo.

Well, by all means skip the mayo. But don't @ me bro when you're coughing up a dry sammich.

Seriously tho, something about the mayo just ties it all together so well. I got to stop talking about it because it's bed time and I'm getting hungry thinking about it.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

have you considered using gravy instead

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

I just want to vent because I'm going to my sister's for thxgiving this year and she is making vegan only food. She sent me a photo of a "vegan pot roast" and part of me died inside.

Luckily I'm doing a friendsgiving the week before so I can get my fill.

My thoughts and prayers. Vegan only Thanksgiving sounds like a bad nightmare. I'd be rolling in like Frank Costanza.

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Tell her you have a temperature and need to isolate. No reason to submit to that abomination.

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Order a meat lovers pizza to be delivered.

Several years ago I was surprised mid meal with a vegan Thanksgiving. My middle brother cooked everything that year, but didn't tell anyone he made it all vegan (except for the turkey). As we start eating things are tasting good, but off. My youngest bro and I made contact a few times so I knew it wasn't just me. About halfway through the meal, my 90 something grandfather says, "Who decided to let Chris cook this year? These mashed potatoes taste like caulk!" We all died laughing and that is when Chris shared that it was all vegan. My mom ended up cooking some of our favorite sides the normal way the next day so we would all stop grumbling! Can anyone guess who did not cook Thanksgiving dinner the next year?

At least you got a turkey.

That's one way of getting out of cooking Thanksgiving for the foreseeable future as well...

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The Extended Chumps Family Thanksgiving is off as we have some compromised/high risk family members

Not yet sure how my brother, my parents, and I will proceed but it will be low-key and lovely

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

We have developed an unusual Thanksgiving food tradition. I cook the wife and daughter's favorite Indian food that I know how to make - kofta in yogurt. It is Indian spiced meatballs (ground beef, finely minced onion, coriander, ginger,, salt, egg, and bread crumbs) that you cook in oil and serve with yogurt on top. I love them on naan bread and the ladies have it with basmati rice.

If I'm feeling ambitious, I'll make my favorite Indian food that I make, balti mixed vegetables, also on naan. But more often I'll just do something like frozen mixed vegetables or just say forget the vegies.

And who cooks Indian? The 50% Indian wife? The 25% Indian daughter? No, it is the 1 white guy in the house!

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Sorry, forgot to mention what we watch. Often have the Macy's Day Parade on and will watch A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving later on. Often some other lesser Peanut's specials like You're Not Elected Charlie Brown or The Mayflower Voyagers from the This is America, Charlie Brown series. Of course, whatever college football is on.

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Dude if you do a good gobi manchuri id marry you too

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Green beans topped with crispy stuff
Mac n cheese always
Fruit salad with marshmallows (sour cream and fruit salad mix stuff with small.marshmallows for the win)
Stuffing always

Get anything cranberry to the trash

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Well, we're Goan and my wife is of the Midwest. So we get the usuals, plus pulao and solpotel. This is my wife's first time with making solpotel, so we'll see how it goes.

Generic Solpotel:
https://www.hildastouchofspice.com/2015/12/goan-pork-sorpotel.html

If my mom is around, we add in a chicken or beef curry to go along with dinner, and bebinca, which is a dessert, but circumstances...

We enjoy pecan pie and pineapple upside down cake. It's some sort of Ohio thing my wife has blessed me with.

Always throw in Home Alone on Thanksgiving. I'm now 34, and 1 and 2 still slaps every single time.

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Wife found out she has celiac disorder a couple weeks ago. I've got to retool some recipes for her, namely gravy and green bean casserole. I did find a great gluten free brownie recipes that uses almond flour and avocado to make insanely fudgey brownies.

Celiac is a bitch, but it could be worse. King Arthur and Bob's Red Mill have good 1 for 1 wheat flour replacements. Corn starch for gravy. And you can find quite a few good dessert recipes. My wife adapted a cinnamon bun recipe that's so good she sells batches to friends with gluten issues around the holidays.

Want to know what ruins thanksgiving? Wife has alpha gal (vegan diet+ fish and poultry). I have Celiac (no wheat/barley, as you know) and am in the middle of a keto diet because my wife is convinced I have candida (no sugars/starches). Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free. I'm gonna have a plate full of meat and vegetables watching other people eat mashed potatoes and desserts I'm not allowed to touch. Kill me now.

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Give me all the Corn Pudding.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

Pickled Deviled Eggs. They'll change your life.

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You got me. How do you make them?

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Pickle eggs for at least a week ideally two, then treat like normal deviled eggs. An absolute southern treasure. Even better when you pickle them with beet juice in the brine, they come out a beautiful pink color.

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OK, sounds good. Love me some pickled eggs. Best I've ever had were in a bar in Salem Oregon, but right behind them was the eggs from a now gone convenience on the east side of Afton Mt. near the top. The lady pickled them in those big jars that Penrose Sausages used to come in, with the juice, of course. Unbelievably delicious, like breakfast in a capsule, little pepper and better than jerky with beer.
Anyway, love deviled eggs as well, so I'm gonna try them.

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Let us know how it goes. I grew up in Waynesboro so I know the place on Afton you're referencing

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I lived in Afton from 77-86, so it's been a while for me. The old lady that ran the store had a couple of, I believe, French bulldogs that always sat in a chair beside her behind the counter. She always let me pet them, but while I met them dozens of times, they always growled at me anyway. If the eggs were too freshly placed in the big jar, she'd warn me off and I'd come again in a couple of days. Three days seemed about the minimum for the best ones, but they also didn't usually last much longer than that, they were so popular. I don't care for the sausages, but if I run across a jug of them I'm going to buy them and discard the meat and pickle me some eggs for deviling. Beet juice makes OK eggs, but don't hold a candle to the ones she sold.

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And they'll change everyone's life around you...best way to clear out a room.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

I want to try making them with a smoker this year as well but anytime a deviled egg is available it's a go to

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We are taking our direct family to the Outer Banks for Thanksgiving week this year. (Getting married while down there as well.) Given the restrictions and family members, we're going to just pick up a prepared feast from a restaurant down there. I'm sure they'll have the standard turkey, ham, taters, stuffing, green beans, pies, and I'll add in the Elijah Craig as needed throughout the day while watching Bond movies and NOT having to actually cook on that Thursday.

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Congratulations!

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Congrats. And probably a good wise move to limit things. I always thought huge blow out weddings were pretty dumb. I mean if you are older and established in life and you have the money, that is one thing. I still wouldn't recommend it, but hey, it is not my money. But young people who are just starting out and who blow $20,000 or $30,000 on the the wedding day, not even including the ring or the honeymoon, and who then end up starting their life together with financial stresses and living in a studio apartment for years just boggles my mind.

Heck, my wife and I were in our mid 30s when we met and both of us had good jobs. We had a nice cozy wedding with less than 40 people total, and that included the 2 of us and the priest. Was great.

Part that really kills me is people spending $10,000 or more on a dress that will be worn once. And if you are like me, you are going to want to get her out of it as soon as you can!

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Full disclosure, this isn't either of our first run at it. And we already had a soon-to-be one year old together. My oldest lives in Florida and is coming up for the week, and all 4 of our parents are aging, gracefully, but aging. So we just decided to do something while all of us are together. I never understood the mid 5 figure weddings. Put it in a house, and have everyone bring their own bourbon bottle. That to me is a party!!!!!

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Yeah I kind of figured that you were probably older and that this may have been a second marriage. The experience can certainly make one wiser about what is important. It is not a $10,000 ring, $15,000 dress, and open bar. We were older when we met but, thankfully, it was our first (and only) marriage. Now if I had been dumb enough to marry the first person I was engaged to ...

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no joke. I remember my boss at my first job telling me he spent upwards of $60k between the ring, wedding, and honeymoon. He was divorced within 3 years and pays alimony.

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His first wife would not happen to be a tall, pretty, former Chinese model from Wuhan would it? Where I would have been if I had not called things off in time.

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ha. never met her. I did meet his girlfriend. This was 13 years ago and he'd been dating her for almost 15 at that point. They finally got hitched a couple years back. He was, understandably, a little hesitant to pull the trigger again. They are still together so far.

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This thread has made me sad because we don't get to have Thanksgating in Lot 18 this year.

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I know normally I come in here with some outrageous food take, but I want to take a moment to tell a story.

Thanksgiving was one of my least favorite holidays growing up, because Thanksgiving week was time to spend in the woods during deer season with my dad. Each year, we took the camper up to Craig County and stayed next to a home/old filling station right where 311 splits to head up Potts Mountain. I would go up with my dad on Saturday, and we would hunt opening day on Monday. Then, he would drive me back to Abingdon that evening, and then come get me when school let out on Wednesday. We would then hunt Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, then come back for doe day.

My aunts on my mom's side of the family moved to Roanoke and Thaxton two years after I started going with Dad, so we had Thanksgiving at their house. That meant leaving the woods, and having Thanksgiving dinner prepared by a "proper Brit"- my aunt married a very stuffy English national. I hated being out of the woods- the food wasn't to my taste. I enjoyed seeing my cousins and watching the annual Lions game, but the meal was no good. Outside of the dark meat turkey, I rarely ate much.

The highlight of the year was the next night. My uncle Tracy, who stayed in the old garage on a cot next to a wood stove, would always make dinner the night after Thanksgiving. He would break out the cast iron and fry pork chops and fried potatoes in the skillet. He would also make green beans, corn, and we would have my aunt Vicky's apple sauce cake as desert. We would talk about stuff sitting around the wood stove and eat that dinner. I cherish those memories.

So, my favorite Thanksgiving sides will always be fried potatoes.

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English cuisine, blech.

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Families, memories, traditions and good stories....that's what makes the holiday season so great.

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

When goofing around on other sites this week, I found the perfect TKP dessert!!! PIECAKEN!!! The sweet version of Turducken...Pie inside of a cake. Everybody can be happy!!

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It's a TKP Festivus miracle. Everyone is happy. Except #teamCookie

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

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You could totally throw some cookies in there too. Snickerdoodles would go well with apple/spice. Chocolate chip or chocolate cookies would work with the chocolatey desserts. Or use cookies to make the pie crust. Then throw some ice cream on top and everybody wins!

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Poking my head in there to say that one will be featured at Chumps family Thanksgiving today. Funny enough, when using the search function to find this comment, I found three other threads from 2015-16 about the piecaken

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

How was the piecaken? What flavors were involved?

2 time Longwood grad married to a Hokie.

I'm going to attempt to make egg nog ice cream this year. I figure it'll be a two month long perfection process, and some will be a thanksgiving side/dessert.
Using Duchess Egg Nog as my base. SWVA people know the goodness of that stuff.

My wife just made cookies and cream ice cream using our kitchen aid ice cream bowl for the first time. I may never buy ice cream again.

Where's the beef?

Duchess for the win!

We're switching it up a little this year and foregoing the traditional stuffing for a leek and artichoke bread pudding. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/leek...

Also going with smashed potatoes instead of mashed potatoes. https://barefootcontessa.com/recipes/parmesan-chive-smashed-potatoes

Green beans with pancetta will round out the meal.

If you didn't notice, my wife is an ina garten fan.

Snack lunch consisting of baked brie, and a veggie and charcuterie/olive tray.

Where's the beef?

Wow that bread pudding looks AWESOME

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Im pretty excited.

Where's the beef?

Turkey
Ham
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Mac and cheese
Roasted Brussels sprouts
Dressing with sage sausage
Cranberry sauce (homemade not the canned bs)
Deviled eggs
Rolls
Pumpkin pie
Chocolate Pecan Bourbon pie
Bourbon
Beer

If you think Mac and cheese doesn't deserve a spot on the Thanksgiving table you can GTFO. Same for Cranberry sauce and Deviled eggs. Those seem to be the top three controversial items in the thread and I won't have Thanksgiving without any one of them.

Enjoy the feast yall!!

I'm just glad your homemade cranberry sauce tastes worse than our canned BS.

@hokie_rd

It doesn't. But to each his own. I'm just not a fan of the canned jelly stuff...

Canned BS FTW!

Fyi everyone the piecaken was a hit! Really good, but the cinnamon buttercream was incredibly sweet and there's a lot of it. But it's the perfect taste for a cold weather dessert

We each had a slice, divvied up leftovers between the 4 of us, and then still had about half a cake leftover that went in the freezer til Christmas

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