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Well I'll be a monkey's uncle. I am SCARFING down some Thanksgiving victuals, all made by ocn from scratch, and everything turned out great... shocker!

Here's what I'm eating as I type:

Butterball whole turkey breast: rubbed with margarine (I Can't Believe It Ain't Butter w/Olive Oil version), fresh ground pepper and poultry seasoning.

Apple and Wild Rice dressing: two loaves of french bread, ripped up into bitesize chunks & soaked in chopped onion, celery hearts, Red Delicious apple, sage, poultry seasoning, powdered buttermilk, wild rice (cooked in a separate pan ahead of time), chicken broth and plenty of margarine (all sauteed together until the veggies are soft), baked.

Baked Corn: two cans niblets, an egg, milk, powdered buttermilk, whole wheat flour, corn meal, baking powder, chopped green pepper, sugar and topped with pats of margarine.

Orange-Walnut Sweet Potatoes: sweet potatoes cut bite-size and boiled in chicken broth, then put into a pan with margarine, raw sugar, orange juice, chopped walnuts and a dash each of cinnamon and powdered ginger until it starts to carmelize.

Whole Cranberry Sauce (only thing I made by someone's recipe) : one bag cranberries, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, boiled down, topped with grated orange rind and chilled.

Gravy: roasting pan drippings, boiled with water and flour to thicken.

I'm proud of myself, I did it w/no help and now I've got some tasty leftovers for the next month or so. :AH-HA:

How about you guys, what're y'all havin' to eat today?:)

Edited by ocnblu
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In North Carolina with my family and we ate...Pizza.

Our big meal is tomorrow so my sister and her family can join us.

Had a nice glass of wine or two with dinner and I am just now relaxing and getting ready to watch the Texas/Texas A and M game with my father.


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Well, I just finished up one of the most relaxing, most enjoyable Thanksgivings I've ever had. I had just a few friends over for dinner. It was great. I made everything; cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, sweet potato cassarole, mashed potatoes, gravy and southern style green beans. I even made bread for the first time in my life and it all actually came out really well. The only thing I didn't make (I bought it) was the pumpking pie because I ran out of time. I'm almost amazed it all came out so well and I actually made it. The best part was that it was so relaxing. There was no family drama and very little stress. Everybody knew I was doing some stuff for the first time and they were all very supportive. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, but when we all get together it can be crazy. This was so much better. I hope everyone had as nice a time as I did.

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