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Big Poppa
11-17-2010, 08:27 PM
Im doing a spatchcock on the one star, two panned turkeys on the Two Star, One turkey on the Hasty bake rotisserie...Going to make two kinds of cranberry sauce...and two stuffings.....

SisInLaw
11-17-2010, 08:42 PM
Let's have your best cranberry sauce recipe, Poppa. Also I'm looking for a really good vegetable casserole dish.

TentHunter
11-17-2010, 09:43 PM
Sounds like you'll have a houseful & quite a feast BP.

Normally my younger brother, who's an exective chef, my mom, my wife & I share the cooking for our extended family (mom, brothers, sister, spouses, niece/nephew). But this year my bro can't devote the time needed, the wife has to work the evening before, so I get to do the majority of the cooking.

Spatchcocking a turkey (maybe two), two stuffings (one is a cornbread & sausage stuffing), homemade cran-apple-orange sauce, mashed taters, either twice baked sweet taters or a mashed sweet tater casserole, green beans with smoked bacon, homemade stock & gravy. Most of this will be done on the smoker.

I enjoy cooking, so I'm really looking forward to it... especially spatchcocking & smoking the turkey(s).

Big Poppa
11-17-2010, 11:02 PM
really try the smoked and diced jalapenos...here was a another little secret....I put shelled pistachios in it too......I like to throw curveballs with the stuffing..one year I snuck cashews in one.

Actually this year is disappointingly small...But I am going to pretend that it is big and wow you guys with leftover recipes

squirtthecat
11-18-2010, 05:58 AM
I'm taking a turkey 'boulder', some pulled pork and probably a smoked ham up to my Mom & Dad's for Thanksgiving. (maybe some brisket if we have any left over after this weekend)

Cooking it all this weekend and will vacuum seal.

Candy Sue
11-18-2010, 07:52 AM
I only cook desserts, SIL does the rest. Sugar-free Pumpkin Pie is required and I'll do another that the folks that don't eat pumpkin pie will want. Probably chocolate chunk cookies.

CarterQ
11-18-2010, 08:56 AM
My wifes side of the family is at our house this year so we have the whole thing to cook. Doing Turkey on the MAK (first time so I'm a little nervous here), orange brandy cranberry sauce, a traditional stuffing, mashed taters and gravy, Linguica and green beans (for the portuguese side), some sort of salad, candied yams (which my wife and I absolutely hate! so finding a good recipe will be interesting!), and then a pumpkin pie and a cherry pie. Lot of work but we love having everyone over and cooking the feast.

squirtthecat
11-18-2010, 08:57 AM
Linguica and green beans (for the portuguese side)

That sounds interesting... Care to share?

Red
11-18-2010, 09:32 AM
Ah my favorite holiday of the year is upon us. I really do love cooking a Thanksgiving feast... After the spatchcock turkey Big Poppa cooked for the BPS team at the Lancaster competition I think that is the only way to go (I bet I can get the competition mak out of the building without anyone noticing...). Mrs. Red is still pulling for my usual pomegranate brined rotisserie turkey (cooked on an upright drum), so I just might have to do two. My other specialties on the Thanksgiving table will be bacon wrapped fresh green beans, homemade cranberry sauce, sausage dressing, Mrs. Red's amazing twice baked potatoes, and for desert I think I just might try one of the pumpkin bread puddings I have been hearing so much about. If that fails we will have some of the amazing apple and pumpkin pies cooked by Dan, I think I usually polish off one of his apple pies by myself every year.

CarterQ
11-18-2010, 10:32 AM
That sounds interesting... Care to share?

Sure! Started a new thread with the recipe

SmokinMAK
11-18-2010, 10:37 AM
Unfortunately, none. Going to the Mother-in-law's house for Turkey day, and she does it all.

But I will smoke a turkey when I get back. Gotta have some leftovers!!

LTS
11-18-2010, 11:52 AM
a little , need to smoke a fresh bone in ham and also some almonds for snacks

LTS

Pete
11-18-2010, 01:08 PM
I'm doing a dance of joy because Thanksgiving isn't at my place - traveling to father-in-law's place in southern CT.

Edit to add: It's probably a good thing for my relatives that I'm not cooking - might wind up having lion on the plate instead of turkey!

BigBountyBBQ
11-18-2010, 01:58 PM
I'll be putting a little spin on our Tgiving this year. I'll be smoking a couple of fatties, I'm planning to use ground turkey (with a litte pork mixed in) a wild rice stuffing with a bourbon cranberry sauce...should be good

Deb
11-18-2010, 04:36 PM
I do all the cooking and keep it fairly traditional but it's all homemade. I'll be doing a spatchcocked turkey with possibly a cider glaze. Stuffing is done with homemade stuffing bread - it has some cornmeal, sesame seeds & poultry seasoning in it -, onions, celery & dried cranberries. Three breads - butter dipped rolls, a wheat roll with cranberries & pecans and cornbread. Two cranberry sauces - I have already done cran-blueberry and I think the other will be cran-pear. Not sure on desserts - I do have to do a requested chocolate cream pie, maybe a pumpkin swirl cheesecake and at least one other. There's more but I'm away and don't have my spreadsheet with me.

TentHunter
11-18-2010, 06:52 PM
Deb, I'm gonna have to stop reading your posts... I'm getting dehydrated from all the salivating & drooling!

Deb
11-18-2010, 07:54 PM
Deb, I'm gonna have to stop reading your posts... I'm getting dehydrated from all the salivating & drooling!

I'll start updating the thanksgiving thread that I started a couple weeks ago this weekend

TentHunter
11-18-2010, 08:04 PM
I'll start updating the thanksgiving thread that I started a couple weeks ago this weekend

I'll be sure to drink plenty of water so I can keep reading! :)

rbaggett
11-20-2010, 12:11 PM
Sorry Sterling only one smoker in PB where I will spatchcock a 16 pounder . Can you take care of this. Michelle said no more. I doing another 16 pounder on my new "Big Easy" no oil infra-red.

Big Poppa
11-20-2010, 01:21 PM
You bought the big easy/ hahahah

CarterQ
11-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Sorry Sterling only one smoker in PB where I will spatchcock a 16 pounder . Can you take care of this. Michelle said no more. I doing another 16 pounder on my new "Big Easy" no oil infra-red.

Curious how that turns out, saw those the other day and wondered how a no oil deep fryer worked!

Big Poppa
11-20-2010, 11:25 PM
I am waiting for a review also

Deb
11-21-2010, 04:23 AM
I have one of those sitting in the basement (the older fryer one, not the new smoker model). There are alot of people that love them. It didn't click for me - I have used my Traeger more this week than I have used the Big Easy in a couple of years

KimG SOW
11-22-2010, 11:36 AM
Curious how that turns out, saw those the other day and wondered how a no oil deep fryer worked!

We did a turkey in a 'Big Easy' a few years ago. Turned out pretty good. Skin was a little dark because of the seasoning, but tasted really good. We still like the more traditional fryer best.

KimG SOW
11-22-2010, 11:40 AM
We will only be doing a side or two. Going to my Aunt and Uncle's house, they do all the main stuff. We are going to do our own Thanksgiving dinner on Friday, but we are thinking of going the seafood route. Grill some King Crab Legs and Lobster Tail.

I'll also be making some of my Grandma's Cinnamon Rolls.

MAK DADDY
11-22-2010, 04:46 PM
We are smoking 2 turkeys and 2 (pre cooked) hams, we only have 10 people coming but our boy's (MAK) can eat! Plus we can send leftovers home with them :) I am going to cook the Yams on the grill this year as well, and with any luck my B IN LAW will give me some of his homemade hot buttered rum batter!

SmokinMAK
11-22-2010, 05:10 PM
homemade hot buttered rum batter!

Whoa! Got MY attention!! ;)

MAK DADDY
11-22-2010, 05:33 PM
LOL, I will try to weasel the recipe from him and post it :)

rbaggett
11-24-2010, 02:25 PM
I'll report back. Same brining for two turkeys. Tomorrow, one will be cooked on the Memphis Pro spatchcock and the other in the Big Easy.