I know I'm late, but have enjoyed reading through this thread very, very much! We had been very busy and were going into busy, so we took the turkey we were given and put it in the freezer, and then we enjoyed a very simple and quiet Thanksgiving. It was perfection! We watched the parade and ate a meal of crisp meat burritos, corn pudding, and a no-bake pumpkin pie.
Patty - the recipe uses the sweeter red/pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented and laid in a graham cracker crust. Then you make a batch of strawberry Jell-O tm and pour it over and chill in the fridge.
Irene - I "Red Cook" the turkey breast (I have a 13 lb breast this year): Put the meat in a large stock pot. Fill to cover by an inch with half soy sauce and half water. Add one whole Star Anise. Remove the meat; bring the liquid to a hard boil. Add the meat, bring the liquid back to a hard boil. Put a lid on, turn the fire off, and walk away for two hours. All the heat in that liquid cooks th meat and carries that wonderful flavor all the way to the bone! Doesn't not taste like soy sauce or licorice -- just tastes fabulous!. Moist and juicy.
I have friends on the Big Island, and learned how to cook Imu Style when I visited there for a month, a few years back.
updated by @ken-hulme: 11/24/16 07:54:55AM
My husband, Tomasi, will be putting our Turkey and sweet potatoes in the Ground...... Tongan/ Hawaiian style. He'll have our grandson to help and others too. Turkey is moist fall off the bones. Yes, our oven will be free to do pies and such fun stuff as that. I loved reading of all your ways of celebrating Gratitude. We all will play music as well!!! aloha, irene
Different places have different traditions for Thanksgiving This year I'm cooking for 13 friends and family at Lady Sally's house. Here's what I'm making. About half the items today, the rest tomorrow:
- Red Cooked Turkey Breast
- Sangria Simmered Ham
- Vegetarian Pot Pie
- Cinnamon Yams
- Mashed Potatoes
- Green Bean Casserole
- Sage and Mushroom Dressing
- Indian Corn Pudding
- Molded Fresh Cranberry Sauce
- Strawberry-Grapefruit Pie
- Cinnamon Stewed Apple Pie