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        11-02-2012, 12:04 AM
    I love cooking for the holidays. My best friend and I used to collaborate and then we'd invite a bunch of folks from the nearby Air Force Base who had no place to go to come eat. We usually had from 75 to 100 people over and we had a blast! We cooked turkey, goose, duck, all kinds of different stuffings, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes & marshmellows, cakes, pies, rolls....OH and home made Cranberry Sauce! YUUUMMMM!!! Not that canned stuff for us!
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        11-02-2012, 12:19 AM
    Wow that's an amazing thing to do Pat. Thank you for having done that.
        11-02-2012, 12:44 AM
    I'm with both. Personally, I like trying new stuff and if there is a way that you prepare food that is different from how we in the US would normally eat it, I would be excited to try it. That's me though, and lots like to stick to the norm :) But yeah, maybe do some of the traditional favorites her way and others your way. For the record, I'm quite fond of sweet potatoe casserole, covered in marshmallows....mmmm. It is better if you make it from scratch. Just dumping a can and adding marshmallows is cheating and not near as tasty.
        11-02-2012, 12:54 AM
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    Our family has certain traditional dishes that we cook for the holidays, but we also try to have one new dish so that it isn't the same ol' thing every time.
        11-02-2012, 03:38 PM
    Old and new, soft and crisp, add some british recipes. Your MIL is lucky to have you!

    One thing we always have at Thanksgiving is Waldorf salad with apples and celery and raisins.
        11-02-2012, 03:45 PM
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    Wow that's an amazing thing to do Pat. Thank you for having done that.
    Alex, there's no thanks needed, I loved doing it and if I still lived near a base, I'd probably still be doing it. We had a lot of fun and met a bunch of interesting kids, learned a lot about various parts of the country that we'd never visited. It was a JOY and I actually miss doing it.
        11-02-2012, 06:58 PM
    I can understand that Pat, I can totally imagine it would have been a lot of fun. Hot guys are pretty easy company too.

    Going to start a recipe thread to get some ideas.
        11-02-2012, 09:02 PM
    Originally Posted by AlexS    
    I can understand that Pat, I can totally imagine it would have been a lot of fun. Hot guys are pretty easy company too.

    Going to start a recipe thread to get some ideas.
    LOL, well, we WERE single!
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        11-04-2012, 07:38 PM
    I agree with everyone who says do a few of both. It's a family holiday, a time for being thankful for what you have... so make the focus on the family. Try to include everyone's special favorites!

    As a specific answer to your question, there's no one traditional way to cook vegetables although I believe the green bean casserole is traditionally made with canned green beans and therefore soggy. She probably overcooks them because that's the way it's always been done in her family. Her mother may have cooked them that way, or her husband preferred it and she learned to.

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