Non-traditional Thanksgiving menu Ideas
Replies: 30 - Last Post: Sep 26, 2012 12:40 PM Last Post By: VinnyD
Sep 24, 2012 11:32 AM
Non-traditional Thanksgiving menu IdeasCanadian Thanks giving is coming up and I'm looking for non-traditional menu ideas. It'll be a pot luck and I will be providing the main. We usually do Turkey but would like to cook something different. Ham is out and so is curry (did curry chrismas last year).
Any ideas please? Thanks
Sep 24, 2012 2:53 PM
Easy to make in large amounts
Sep 24, 2012 4:18 PM
Sep 24, 2012 5:50 PM
3Will someone else bring turkey if you don't? And if not, will the other guests feel short-changed if there is no turkey? Thanksgiving is all about the side-dishes, for me, but I insist on at least 1 slice of turkey.
If you haven't recently read through the Serious Thanksgiving thread, spend some time reviewing it. Lots of ideas for all aspects of the festive meal.
Sep 24, 2012 8:41 PM
4Thanks. Everyone is bit meh about Turkey. We did Turkey last year as well. Lamb is an option. Any other ideas? ;)
Sep 25, 2012 7:32 AM
Sep 25, 2012 9:29 AM
6An old thread Reinventing Thanksgiving Docbrown suggests haggis.
Will you be cooking the main dish on site or bringing it already cooked? That does make a difference--trying to haul a big beef roast and keep it warm is not exactly easy.
In my family, in addition to the turkey, we always had ravioli. Lasagna is also traditional with many Italian-American families.
Sep 25, 2012 9:35 AM
7Last Thanksgiving my MIL wanted to do something different with the Turkey. I don't remember what but it was something rather fru fru and fancy. We rejected her idea. We like the traditional turkey dinner and look forward to it. I'm even making it this year since we won't be with my in-laws.
There's no way in God's green creation I would even contemplate the possibility of having haggis for Thanksgiving dinner.
You could slow cook a roast in a crock pot if you have to take it with you (with carrots and potatoes of course). Problem solved.
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