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Cranberry-satsuma relish

The 2012 Thanksgiving issue of Bon Appétit had a cranberry-orange-mint relish recipe that looked pretty good, except that my wife can’t stand mint. So I left out the mint, substituted satsumas for the oranges, and used star thistle honey instead of sugar. … Continue reading

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New gravy recipe?

SimplyRecipes has a giblet gravy recipe that looks interesting. I haven’t used mirepoix in my Thanksgiving gravy before, but that certainly sounds like a worthy addition!

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Poppy seed rolls

Poppy seed rolls are one of our family’s favorite Thanksgiving traditions. These are mashed potato rolls with poppy seed filling. We’ve found that this dough is very sensitive to cold, so we bump the thermostat up to about 75° F … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Eve! Things to do today: Make stuffing Get mac-n-cheese ready for the oven Make pie crust(s) dough Hard-boil the eggs for deviled eggs Make another pumpkin roll (Barb thought the first one would disappear too quickly) And finish cleaning … Continue reading

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Two days until Thanksgiving, time to start preparing our feast! Today (Tuesday) is when we: De-bone the turkey (which has been defrosting in the frig since Saturday) Make turkey stock with the bones Make the cranberry sauce Mix up the … Continue reading

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Getting ready for Thanksgiving 2009

It’s just about time for my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! My daughter thought I was going extreme geek last year when I wrote up our notes from Thanksgiving 2008, but a few weeks ago when we started planning … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving pictures

I only took a few pictures of our Thanksgiving feast. Fortunately, my cousins brought their cameras and didn’t hesitate to use them (and share)! I’ve included a few crowd shots from Greg and Cal. They also allowed me to add … Continue reading

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Cider baked ham

Barb made this fantastic ham for our Thanksgiving dinner. The mustard is very subtle and makes a nice change of taste! 1 ready-to-eat ham, 14-16 lbs, with bone lots of whole cloves ¼ c apricot preserves 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2008-recap

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year–lots of family and friends, good food and drink, and great company! But as usual with such an ambitious project, there was room for improvement. Here’s what worked well, and how we can do … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been four long years since we hosted Thanksgiving dinner for our extended family. This is the first time we’ve been able to do so since we moved up to Sacramento, and we’re pulling out all the stops … Continue reading

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