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bobtomay
11-25-2010, 09:14 AM
They're already out of the oven and cool enough to slice. :Evil:



If I could get away with it without having my hand sliced off that is. :Angry:

schweb
11-25-2010, 09:15 AM
Best thing ever.

Kevriano
11-25-2010, 09:22 AM
You lot are weird.

Never had it, never fancied it. That's just so American!

schweb
11-25-2010, 09:23 AM
You lot are weird.

Never had it, never fancied it. That's just so American!

Given what you all eat over there, not a lot of room to call us weird. ;)

Kevriano
11-25-2010, 09:29 AM
EXAMPLE! At least we don't eat Frogs Legs, Snails etc, or Sauerkraut.

schweb
11-25-2010, 09:32 AM
How about jellied eel, mint sauce, and Liver?

cwa107
11-25-2010, 09:43 AM
They're already out of the oven and cool enough to slice. :Evil:



If I could get away with it without having my hand sliced off that is. :Angry:

I'm the cook around here, but Mrs. Smith makes our pumpkin pies :)

Seriously though, I was boiling the giblets and turkey neck last night to make stock for gravy and the aroma was killing me. I wanted to stick the bird in the oven last night ;)

cwa107
11-25-2010, 09:46 AM
EXAMPLE! At least we don't eat Frogs Legs, Snails etc, or Sauerkraut.

Can't say that I've ever had opportunity to eat frogs legs or snails. Sauerkraut I've had occasionally on hot dogs, or with pork.

Seriously, those are the things you cite as "American food"? I can think of many other things more typical.

bobtomay
11-25-2010, 09:50 AM
No Mrs Smith's here. But, the kids coming up is the only time I get home made any more.

iWhat
11-25-2010, 10:05 AM
They're already out of the oven and cool enough to slice. :Evil:



If I could get away with it without having my hand sliced off that is. :Angry:

That sounds amazing. I've ever had pumpkin pie, fresh out of the oven. I can't imagine how nice that would taste. It's surprising how good pumpkin foods taste, my favorite is pumpkin ice cream and cookies.

Kevriano
11-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Can't say that I've ever had opportunity to eat frogs legs or snails. Sauerkraut I've had occasionally on hot dogs, or with pork.

Seriously, those are the things you cite as "American food"? I can think of many other things more typical.

Oh no, you misunderstood (or I wasn't really clear for fear of being xenophobic), but other countries eat weirder stuff than us Brits.
American food is waffles for breakfast with maple syrup, burgers and grits (whatever they are!)

BTW, Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and our other American members.

Oh yeah, and liver is disgusting, as is mint sauce.

bobtomay
11-25-2010, 10:40 AM
Agreed sourcrout is disgusting - if that's American, I need a new country - I know that ain't how you spell it, but it's so disgusting, I never really cared to learn how.

cwa107
11-25-2010, 10:43 AM
Agreed sourcrout is disgusting - if that's American, I need a new country - I know that ain't how you spell it, but it's so disgusting, I never really cared to learn how.

Yeah, it's definitely an acquired taste. Can't say that it's ever been on my top ten, but having lived in "PA Dutch Country" for the better part of my life, it's unavoidable. There's actually a tradition in these parts of eating pork and sauerkraut on New Years Day for good luck. Diners run specials on it and we're usually are invited to our friends' houses for it. I'm guessing it has something to do with the Germanic influence on the area.

RNDdave
11-25-2010, 10:46 AM
How about jellied eel, mint sauce, and Liver?

LOL - agreed, some strange food choices over here (although I do like a bit of mint sauce...

Re the Pumpkin pie, I want to try it, but I also don't... My mum tried to make some pumpkin dish when I was younger and it was awful!!!

Now I can't believe how many people like it if it tasted so bad, so I'm guessing she plain got it wrong :Angry-Tongue:

osxx
11-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Being American born and bred Pumpkin Pie when done right is very tasty especially with
real whip cream on top don't knock it until you tried it. I tried liver once never again and
as for frog legs not happening.

iWhat
11-25-2010, 11:09 AM
You lot are weird.

Never had it, never fancied it. That's just so American!

I could see, how you wouldn't consider trying it. But that's like judging Cheese Cake by its name. One wouldn't really think of something good tasting coming from a pumpkin, but it's completely the opposite.


The pie consists of a pumpkin-based custard, ranging in color from orange to brown, baked in a single pie shell, rarely with a top crust. The pie is generally flavored with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

dtravis7
11-25-2010, 11:20 AM
The only place I have seen Frog legs around here is at a Chinese/Japanese restaurant here. I tried them once but they don't really do anything for me. My Nieces say they taste like Chicken but to me not really.

Pumpkin Pie I love. When I was a kid my mom made her homemade pies every thanksgiving and Christmas. I also really love Lemon Meringue pie but it's been many years since anyone I know has made one.

Sourcrout I don't mind sometimes. I would not eat a Snail if you gave me a 64GB Ipad, Mac Pro and top MBP! :D

Bob, don't steal any of your wives pie! If she chops off your hand we will loose you as a moderator here! :D Grin

bobtomay
11-25-2010, 11:21 AM
Being American born and bred Pumpkin Pie when done right is very tasty especially with
real whip cream on top don't knock it until you tried it. ...

And we even get the real whipped cream too. No Cool Whip today. "Uhmm, yummy."

and a sweet potato casserole with brown sugar and pecans.


Thinking I might need to get the kids to come up and visit more often.

Kevriano
11-25-2010, 11:38 AM
I also really love Lemon Meringue pie but it's been many years since anyone I know has made one.



My absolute favorite dessert, and my mum still makes a mean Lemon Meringue any time we go there for dinner. It's essential, and I generally eat at least half of it.

cwa107
11-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Ladies and gentlemen... the bird is in the oven.... I repeat, THE BIRD IS IN THE OVEN!

I can almost taste it. Can't wait for the heavenly aroma to fill the house. Just got it all stuffed and brushed down with oil and seasoned. I love Thanksgiving.

dtravis7
11-25-2010, 11:50 AM
Bob and CWA, Stop it! :D Grin. Both of you are making me hungry!!!

Chris H.
11-25-2010, 11:52 AM
Normally I make homemade pumpkin pie from a can of Libby's pumpkin filling and frozen pie crust. I season up the filling with cinnamon and brown sugar The topping is real whipped cream and caramel syrup. So goooooood. Lemon Meringue pie is more of a Midwest/Southern summer dessert if you ask me. Pumpkin and Apple pie is more of a fall thing.

What is typically considered "American" at best:

Burgers, hot dogs…and a few other things.

I think there are weirder things outside of this country…yes, the UK included. C'mon- fish for breakfast? I'll stick to my maple syrup from Vermont, blueberry waffles made from scratch and a side of bacon and eggs. That's a good (though somewhat unhealthy) breakfast for ya.

CrimsonRequiem
11-25-2010, 12:11 PM
They're already out of the oven and cool enough to slice. :Evil:



If I could get away with it without having my hand sliced off that is. :Angry:

Somehow this needs to be made visual, like with pics. :P

Not the hand slicing part. >_<"

Kevriano
11-25-2010, 12:22 PM
C'mon- fish for breakfast?

I'm not sure anyone here still has Kippers for breakfast, maybe up north where some people are still stuck in the 70's.

bobtomay
11-25-2010, 12:23 PM
Somehow this needs to be made visual, like with pics. :P

Not the hand slicing part. >_<"

Ask and you shall receive.


http://img.skitch.com/20101125-bhjhurba1en21g6wdr36gndstj.png

cwa107
11-25-2010, 12:55 PM
Now, those do look pretty darned good. Mrs. Smith doesn't make 'em like that! :D

baggss
11-25-2010, 12:57 PM
For the past 15 years I've been making between 15 and 75 Pumpkin pies on Thanksgiving week and giving them away to friends, neighbors and whoever. My peak was 75 a few years back but this year I only made 16, 2 of them stayed home with my family. I cook real pumpkins but have never gotten around to making my own pie crusts.

Happy Turkey Day!

vansmith
11-25-2010, 01:12 PM
I would not eat a Snail if you gave me a 64GB Ipad, Mac Pro and top MBP! :DEscargot is great! Then again, I love all food which is why reading this thread was a terrible choice.

According to Google Maps, I can get to the border in about an hour and 12 minutes. Surely someone in northern New York is willing to share now that you have this image of delicious food in my head.

bobtomay
11-25-2010, 01:17 PM
Turkey's out of the oven!!!!

Another hour and food!!!!!!

Chef_eam
11-25-2010, 01:51 PM
Escargot is great! Then again, I love all food which is why reading this thread was a terrible choice.



I'm right there with you, except I will pas on the liver and pumpkin pie...and probably the sweet potatoes. I guess it is a good thing that I do like most foods since it is what I do for a living.

Now bring on the frog legs with a side of sauerkraut and escargot.

cwa107
11-25-2010, 02:06 PM
Escargot is great! Then again, I love all food which is why reading this thread was a terrible choice.

According to Google Maps, I can get to the border in about an hour and 12 minutes. Surely someone in northern New York is willing to share now that you have this image of delicious food in my head.

Van, if you can catch a plane here by 3:30ET, you're welcome at my table.

RavingMac
11-25-2010, 03:38 PM
In a first for us we are actually done eating and the table cleared off--pumpkin pie will come later when things settle and make room.
I do the turkey outside on the Weber Kettle, but this year we had rain projected to start around 11:00 and continue throughout the day so I got the turkey on the grill at 8:00 am (noon is when I usually start it cooking).

osxx
11-25-2010, 05:17 PM
Here in Houston, Flying Saucer Pie set a record according to our news channel and people
waited in lines for hours. I almost believe there is no such thing as bad pie and I think I have tasted them all but some do remain higher on the list.

Chris H.
11-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Mom's the head honcho of the household, and she doesn't like turkey (she doesn't like white meat). So we have ham for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Usually Dad puts butter, brown sugar and pineapple on the ham to garnish it. This year it's the same, but with fresh cranberries as a flavoring garnish since for some reason, everybody (but me) puts a slice of cranberry sauce on their ham slices. We'll see how it goes since this is the first time.

So…now the ham is in the oven for the next two hours. Sweet potatoes will be prepared soon, as will the broccoli and potato casserole dish that Mom is famous for making. Would've made pumpkin pie as I described earlier but parents didn't do it this year so we have store-bought pies.

Usually for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Fourth of July and sometime during the fall I give my neighbors treats. Thanksgiving it is pumpkin pie, Christmas it's a basket of cookies and brownies and other delectable things (they in return give us something similar), Easter it's sweet potato pie, Fourth of July it's cookies or cupcakes, and during the fall it's something different. One year it was a bag of apples, another year it was a bag of Hatch, NM green and red chile, another year it was apple pie.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

CrimsonRequiem
11-25-2010, 06:29 PM
Ask and you shall receive.


http://img.skitch.com/20101125-bhjhurba1en21g6wdr36gndstj.png

Looks delicious. Too bad I didn't have time to make any pumpkin pie from scratch myself. Had to settle for Costco Pumpkin pie...which are huge and it was decent. We also had Raspberry Cheesecake Pumpkin pie, which was also store bought.

Sorry no pics. It was gone before I even had the chance to get my camera.

Chris H.
11-25-2010, 06:31 PM
We also had Raspberry Cheesecake Pumpkin pie, which was also store bought.


To be completely honest, I've never heard of this. How was it?

CrimsonRequiem
11-25-2010, 06:42 PM
To be completely honest, I've never heard of this. How was it?

The cheesecake itself was pumpkin flavored or had pumpkin in it, as the cake was an orange brownish color. The consistency was a bit too crumbly for cheesecake. It was topped with raspberries, and had whip creme pipped on the edges.

I thought it was good, I just didn't like the consistency of it since it didn't really feel like a cheese cake nor was it pumpkin pie. >_>"