I am going to smoke a turkey this year for Thanksgiving. Uh. 'Smoke' like a brisket, not 'smoke' like a cigarette. Any advice? [more inside]
Turkeys. Which festival consumes the most? [more inside]
Celebrating Thanksgiving by myself for the first time. Tips on making it meaningful and memorable? [more inside]
What can I make using a can of jellied cranberry sauce that not only doesn't involve a turkey, but doesn't involve an oven or (most) cheese? [more inside]
How can I handle my feelings for my parents during this holiday season? [more inside]
I have a week vacation for Thanksgiving. Usually I take off for a road-trip, but last year - British Columbia - I found for the first time the thrill of the open road being overtaken by a sense of loneliness and (somewhat) isolation. I'm single and have travelled a lot on my own, but now I kinda don't wanna, but I would like to have an experience with my week off. And it's been a pretty tough year (right?) and I could use a break. How do single people navigate this? [more inside]
I'm looking for a good restaurant near Rochester NY where we can go for Thanksgiving dinner. I can't see us cooking for hours when there's only going to be four of us this year. My wife is going to want to eat a traditional turkey dinner, although I wouldn't mind eating a steak if I can get one.
My girlfriend and I are looking to spend a few days in a cabin on a lake with a chance of snow (but not a blizzard!). We were thinking Lake Tahoe, but adding up the expenses puts it out of our price range. Any suggestions for how to have a peaceful vacation on the cheap?
Give me your best cranberry salsa recipe! [more inside]
I'm in Australia. I have two friends from Canada with whom I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving. What special treats can I get them? One is from Vancouver and the other Quebec.
Should I go to Mobile, AL for thanksgiving? (more inside) [more inside]
New Orleans Thanksgiving for out of towners? Restaurant recommendations needed! [more inside]
Where can we find a fresh turkey in Massachusetts before Sunday? [more inside]
Chapel Hill / Durham NC, we feasted in the early afternoon, can we get a light dinner somewhere around here? [more inside]
Is everyone in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade lip-syncing? [more inside]
Turkey brining fiasco - Is my turkey that has been sitting in cold tap water for the past 18 hours still good to cook? [more inside]
I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I need recommendations on where I can buy a heritage turkey tomorrow in NYC, hopefully Brooklyn. I would prefer it be kosher, and thus, brined and hopefully raised humanely, but it is not a requirement. Will Wednesday be too late to find this specific thing?
I'm making Thanksgiving dinner with my American friend for her German host family. We want to share a little of our American "Thanksgiving culture" with them. My family in Maine always gets Indian carryout. What to do? [more inside]
dinner drive: we're driving on Thanksgiving Day — with our three year old boy. We'll need to stop. And run. And climb. And jump. And throw things. It's easier if the weather is pleasant but what if it's not…and everything is closed. Suggestions for this route through mid-south Ohio or across the middle. [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a bar around Miami that will show the Grey Cup this Sunday? And what are some ways to experience S. Florida Thanksgiving? [more inside]
Non-alcoholic travel-friendly Thanksgiving gift ideas? [more inside]
I would like to make my boyfriend's longstanding dream of sushi-thanksgiving happen in Sarasota, FL. [more inside]
Thanksgiving dishes that don't use the oven? [more inside]
This is the first Thanksgiving we're having since my mom passed away 4 months ago, and I'm not looking forward to it. My sister has invited my little family (me, hubby, and 3yr old) to her in-laws house, but I'm not comfortable with their family. I want to start a tradition at our home, cook something small but special, and do something so I'm not thinking about her all day and how much my heart is broken. [more inside]
Where in the San Francisco Bay Area can I be of service on Thanksgiving Day? [more inside]
How do I make my new-ish boyfriend feel at home with my family Thanksgiving weekend? [more inside]
I'm nervous about spending Thanksgiving weekend with my boyfriend's Midwestern family out-of-state in Indiana. They're flying both of us out for Thursday-Sunday, and I want to be sure to make a good impression. Advice? [more inside]
Where do we eat Thanksgiving dinner out, traditional style, under $30 per person in Portland, Oregon; family of 4 adults. Bonus points for live music of any kind, and/or great ambiance/view. We're familiar with Portland, and would love to use public transport rather than drive...we'll be staying in Rose Garden district, walking distance to light rail.
Where can I buy a cooked turducken for Thanksgiving in Los Angeles? [more inside]
Ultimate Thanksgiving music set: Help me find as many food-referential jazz, blues, jump-blues, swing, and generally dance-y songs as possible. [more inside]
Advice for moving to a new place, 1 hr. from the old place, with 2 cats, and leaving town 4 days later for Thanksgiving holiday. [more inside]
Oven management strategies for thanksgiving? I am hosting thanksgiving at my house this year, and need help planning the best strategy for making a large roast meal with insufficient oven space. [more inside]
Need advice on somewhere to go on the Thanksgiving weekend in the greater New York area. [more inside]
Where can I take my visiting parents and sister for a nice Thanksgiving meal in New York City? [more inside]
Last Thanksgiving, the sight of the raw turkey brining in the fridge tipped my wife from being somewhat "icked out" out by some meat (specifically, uncooked and bone-in cooked) over to being a (lacto, semi-ovo) vegetarian. She is uncomfortable with having turkey in the house at all this year -- but to me a Thanksgiving without a turkey seems hardly a Thanksgiving at all. What to do? [more inside]
How much weight could a healthy adult gain in one indulgent weekend of overeating?
A friend of mine says that schools are starting to use the label Fall Feast Day instead of Thanksgiving. Is that true? And if so, what was wrong with Thanksgiving?
Mom left me bogged down with more than a quart of cranberry leftovers after Thanksgiving. I would relish recipes for exciting things to do with it. [more inside]
[first time holiday dinner filter] It's my first holiday FEAST. And I must impress FUTURE INLAWS. Give me your tried-and-true "omfg where on EARTH did you get this recipe" holiday recipes - traditional is okay, but I'd prefer the off-kilter. [more inside]
When is the typical Thanksgiving day feast eaten? [more inside]
where can i buy food thanksgiving night in the Northern Virginia area -- fast food, restaurant, grocery store, anywhere? [more inside]
So I know you aren't supposed to brine a butterball turkey, but I've already bought the turkey and all the brining stuff, what's the worst that can happen? [more inside]
I am wondering if anyone has restaurant recommendations for Thanksgiving in San Francisco. I'm not really interested in a traditional meal: I'm mostly wondering if there are any good Chinese or Indian joints that will be open, or places that will be serving their regular menu. [more inside]
Suggestions for a Thanksgiving breakfast. [more inside]
Potential food born illness in baked appetizer - what should I do? [more inside]
Where can I get a pecan pie at the last minute in lower Manhattan or Park Slope, Brooklyn (or anywhere on the R) after 3:30pm today? [more inside]
Tried and true vegetarian side dish recipes for Thanksgiving please! We will be hosting omnivores, vegetarians, and all-but-beef-eaters for Thanksgiving. I'm looking for things that have the greatest potential for enjoyment by all. Since Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I don't have time to try out the recipe. Also, I don't want random vegetarian side dishes--it must be Thanksgiving/fall themed. [more inside]