How can I best approximate a real Thanksgiving turkey— with chicken, a gas burner, and toaster oven? What other kinds of traditional fare can I make, given the limited ingredients available where I live? Help me have a real Thanksgiving far from home! [more inside]
Kinda excited at the prospect of my first Thanksgiving alone. Where can a twentysomething girl go, or do, for Thanksgiving - both day and night? I'm in the Los Angeles/Pasadena area. Previous similar question, and I've taken all answers to heart. But mine has a twist: I can't stay in. [more inside]
3 Brits in NYC, no plans for thanksgiving and wondering what all the fuss is about! What cool stuff can we do this weekend? [more inside]
Years ago, I went to my aunt's house, and she made this really fun Jello mold that was red and had bits of food-processed cranberries, walnuts, celery, and pineapple bits. It was soooo delicious! Since then I've tried to replicate it a few times, all to no avail. Each time, the Jello doesn't set and it comes out like basically a cranberry sauce that tasted like whatever Jello flavor I use. Can anyone point me to a good recipe AND include some tips for success? Many thanks in advance!!
Have you ever used an electric roaster oven to cook a large turkey? [more inside]
I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving. I have zero idea what I'm doing. Advice, s'il vous plait! [more inside]
My unplanned-pregnant soon-to-be-single-mother friend was unexpectedly invited to Thanksgiving dinner with the, err, donor and his parents. She is freaking out, convincing herself that it will be terrible, etc. Suggestions? [more inside]
Santa Barbara Thanksgiving Dinner Location [more inside]
What should I do (by myself, possibly with two dogs) for Thanksgiving within a couple hundred miles of Houston, TX?
What should I do (by myself, possibly with two dogs) for Thanksgiving within a couple hundred miles of Houston, TX? [more inside]
What are some good alternatives to turkey for a thanksgiving main dish? [more inside]
My significant other will be abroad for Thanksgiving & our anniversary. What recipes can I make to celebrate belated Thanksgiviversary for two? [more inside]
Help me think of something delicious to bring to a Thanksgiving potluck. [more inside]
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]