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 Post subject: What most American's Do Not Want on their Thanksgiving Plate
PostPosted: Nov Thu 25, 2021 2:59 pm 
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HUH...interesting...

"So what do Americans wish weren’t on their Thanksgiving plates?
According to the results from the surveys, these are among the
worst Thanksgiving dishes according to Americans (the percentage
that follows each dish represents the percentage of people
surveyed who believe it to be true):

Candied yams: 27%
Green bean casserole: 25%
Cranberry sauce: 24%
Sweet potato casserole: 21%
Stuffing: 12%
Salad: 12%
Mashed potatoes: 8%
Dinner rolls: 7%
Along with the findings — candied yams, green bean casserole,
and cranberry sauce aren’t exactly the fan-favorites we thought
— Instacart revealed several other interesting preferences when
it comes to Turkey Day feasting."

"First, based on the Instacart/Harris Poll surveys, 93% of Americans
eat turkey on Thanksgiving, with nearly half of them (44%)
preferring white meat, with a quarter of Americans preferring an
equal mix of white meat and dark meat, 20% preferring dark meat,
and 11% not having a preference."

What are Your preferences?

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I prefer the white meat. But I don't like it cooked to death and dry. Growing up, we didn't have ham at the same time. But as I got older and was sharing Thanksgiving with my former wife's family and others as well, ham became a rather important part. Also, some insist on sauerkraut with turkey. Again, whilst our family did like sauerkraut, it was not part of the Thanksgiving dinner!

My dad always liked sweet potatoes. I can take them or leave them. Then, my mom started doing the sweet potatoes in a baking dish, topped with marshmallows. Again, take or leave for me.

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12% don't want stuffing?
As far as I'm concerned, stuffing is the main course!
What is the point of cooking a turkey (or chicken) if you don't stuff it? You can buy a bag of parts and cook them, in that case.


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Turkey is not real high on the list for me, but we are roasting one this year for the first time in quite a while.
Dark meat is my preference, so some meat off the thighs is what I go after.

No real problem with the other items on the list.
Thinking about it, if you take any meal menu at random and ask people what they dislike, you are going to see folks that have preferences and dislikes.

I don't think there is such a thing as a meal that is universally liked by all.

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I actually like turkey a lot. I look for turkey drumsticks in the grocery store and bake them with Morton Season All. And I agree, stuffing is a main part. My dad usually fixed the turkey. But we never put stuffing inside of the turkey. He used a pan and breadcrumbs that he had broken up and left out to dry. He would pour the turkey juice over the stuffing with sage of course and then bake it in the oven. Later, we used the boxed stuff. Why? Easier, and not that bad.

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Turkey is not real high on the list for me, ...

I don't think there is such a thing as a meal that is universally liked by all.
I agree, Paul.

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12% don't want stuffing?
As far as I'm concerned, stuffing is the main course!
What is the point of cooking a turkey (or chicken) if you don't stuff it? You can buy a bag of parts and cook them, in that case.

Agree, good stuffing is one of my favorites.

I read a story recently that claimed that if you stuff a bird, that the temperature required to completely cook the stuffing at the middle of the bird to a safe temperature will be enough to overcook the rest of the turkey.

Hence all the recommendations to cook the stuffing separately.

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I prefer white meat so long as it isn't dry. Yams, sweet potatoes, and stuffing, all look great, on somebody else's plate. The rest is all fair game. :mrgreen:

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processhead wrote:
SkyKing wrote:
12% don't want stuffing?
As far as I'm concerned, stuffing is the main course!
What is the point of cooking a turkey (or chicken) if you don't stuff it? You can buy a bag of parts and cook them, in that case.

Agree, good stuffing is one of my favorites.

I read a story recently that claimed that if you stuff a bird, that the temperature required to completely cook the stuffing at the middle of the bird to a safe temperature will be enough to overcook the rest of the turkey.

Hence all the recommendations to cook the stuffing separately.

That has been my understanding as well, Paul. I have noticed that the temperature for meat to be considered done has come way down from when I was a kid.

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..Green bean casserole: 25%..
It depends on how they are cooked. My preference it with small bacon pieces, and maybe some flour.

Rima and me are by ourselves this year , so are roasting a duck, more than enough for two people.

I'm going to yoga this morning, and maybe for a few miles of walking later today - 19 more pounds I want to lose :wink: .


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Why no question about Brussel sprouts, any time I have had them they are boiled, and taste like sulfur? I already celebrated Thanksgiving, in October, had ham, for Christmas dinner we are having turkey.


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Arran wrote:
Why no question about Brussel sprouts, any time I have had them they are boiled, and taste like sulfur? I already celebrated Thanksgiving, in October, had ham, for Christmas dinner we are having turkey.


Most people who hate brussel sprouts have never tasted properly prepared brussel sprouts. They should be roasted, never boiled, with some garlic and maybe some crumbled pancetta. Done right, they're fantastic.

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Arran wrote:
Why no question about Brussel sprouts, any time I have had them they are boiled, and taste like sulfur? I already celebrated Thanksgiving, in October, had ham, for Christmas dinner we are having turkey.


Most people who hate brussel sprouts have never tasted properly prepared brussel sprouts. They should be roasted, never boiled, with some garlic and maybe some crumbled pancetta. Done right, they're fantastic.


^^^^^^This.
Some bacon ends or salt pork in the roaster helps too.

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jmsent wrote:
Arran wrote:
Why no question about Brussel sprouts, any time I have had them they are boiled, and taste like sulfur? I already celebrated Thanksgiving, in October, had ham, for Christmas dinner we are having turkey.


Most people who hate brussel sprouts have never tasted properly prepared brussel sprouts. They should be roasted, never boiled, with some garlic and maybe some crumbled pancetta. Done right, they're fantastic.


Brussel sprouts? Oh yeah. They're OK boiled, and served with butter and plenty of pepper. Then again, we like boiled cabbage . . .

Our favorite way to make the sprouts is to cut in half lengthwise, and saute in bacon grease with onion and maybe some sweet Italian peppers. Lightly caramelized, they're wonderful. (I bought a tub of bacon grease at walmart - - who'd a thunk it. The quality is excellent, and there's no burned bits, and it's a lot cheaper than bacon itself. Good for fried eggs or many other things. A little dab will do ya.)

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Glad to see I'm not the only one who hates yams!

I love homemade stuffing, especially my wife's grandmother's recipe. I've never cared for the pre-packaged stuffing out of a box.

I've also never cared for green bean casserole. I prefer my string beans cooked with smoked neck bones and some tiny slivers of onion.

This might sound strange, but one Thanksgiving tradition of mine is chicken livers. Rolled in a flour and cornmeal mixture with some black and white pepper, browned in a skillet, then put in a glass dish to bake for about 15-20 minutes.

With other vegetables, it depends on how they're made. I'm usually up for trying almost anything , but my sister-in-law made collard greens last Thanksgiving and used way too much vinegar. To the point that your eyes watered if you got within 6 feet of them. And she was wondering why nobody touched them....

Unfortunately, there's no Thanksgiving for us this year. My father-in-law is in ICU after having two emergency surgeries in the past week and it's back and forth to the hospital right now for the whole family.

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People don't want empty plates, they want something to eat.

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Any turkey meat that is moist works, but I prefer dark meat.
Potatoes in almost any shape or form, but with turkey I prefer mashed, buried under gravy made form the turkey drippings.
Almost any vegetable, but brussel sprouts or broccoli or green/yellow beans are my favourite.
Some people call it stuffing. we call it either stuffing or dressing, but it is a must and covered in gravy also works.
Cranberries, but as a jam, not a jelly. There must be berries in the mix somewhere and preferably from fresh berries.
Gravy ... mmmm, mmm ! It has to be made from the turkey drippings.
Not a big fan of bread, but fresh white bread or buns are good.
Fresh built Apple, Pumpkin or Rhubarb pies with either ice cream or whipped cream and a cup of perked or properly dripped coffee for dessert, and if the coffee has some cream whiskey in it ... all the better !!


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Hello Everyone,
Happy thanksgiving and why not can yams I like them !!

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After growing up on the farm and raising 10,000 turkeys each year, I will eat turkey only if nothing else is available.


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Bill Harris wrote:
After growing up on the farm and raising 10,000 turkeys each year, I will eat turkey only if nothing else is available.

Hahahaha ...... which is why it took me years to start liking corn again, and why my wife would rather NOT eat potatoes. Me, because we raised and sold sweet corn at a roadside market, and my wife because they were really, really poor and ate mostly potatoes because they were cheap.


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