Saturday, November 22, 2008

Thanksgiving Giveaway!

I decided to have a giveaway to celebrate the upcoming holiday! The prize for one lucky randomly drawn winner will be a surprise package of fun holiday edible treats. To win, leave a comment here telling me your favorite Thanksgiving recipe or the strangest food that has ever shown up on the Thanksgiving table at your celebration! Submit all your comments by Monday, November 24, at midnight.

Get daily e-mail updates from Megan's Munchies. Subscribe here!

59 comments:

Mary H. said...

Hands-down favorite recipe is the sweet potatoe casserole with pecan topping. We must, must, must have it for Thanksgiving to be Thanksgiving.

LOL..growing up, my (now late) father's favorite Thanksgiving food was the jellied cranberry that keeps the shape of the can. Which reminds me, I need a good cranberry sauce recipe...

VeggieGirl said...

Favorite Thanksgiving recipe = this Chocolate-Pumpkin Pie:

http://viveleveganrecipes.blogspot.com/2007/10/chocolate-pumpkin-pie.html


I made a Carob-Pumpkin version of it for Thanksgiving, last year:


http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com/2007/11/veggiegirls-first-annual-vegan.html

Carla said...

As disgusting as it may sound, my favorite Thanksgiving dish is green bean casserole. Normally, I'm against canned soup, but this is comfort food.

As far as weird goes, ummm I'll go with Mary about the cranberry sauce that holds the shape of the can. It actually started my hatred for cranberries, although now I'm a little more tolerable (sometimes cran juice makes me sick).

What are yours, Megan?

briana said...

My fav recipe is my moms stuffing its the best!

Allison said...

The craziest thing that has showed up on my family's table at Thanksgiving would have to be the "Tur-duck-en"...a chicken inside of a duck inside of a turkey...Back then I wasn't vegetarian, so I had a taste of each! It sure was a good conversation starter let me tell you! :0)

Bob said...

My favorite dish is definitely the turkey. I love turkey. And mashed potatoes. I'm a simple guy. Heh.

I once had duck enchiladas at a Thanksgiving dinner, that's probably the strangest thing for me.

Fuji Mama said...

A couple of years ago we had turducken, in addition to the turkey. This year my dad and I have been scheming and have ordered yak steaks that we're going to cook (my mom doesn't know).... Hey, we like to make unusual memories! :-)

stephchows said...

We always had ham at thanksgiving growing up and I loved it... but even since my grandpa hasn't been around we changed to turkey... I'd much rather have ham!! Since I'm helping mom cook this year we are having both woohoo! So ham is my favorite thing, not so traditional but tasty! Second runner up is pumpkin pie for sure though!!

Meghann said...

Woo hoo! I love Giveaways!

My Favorite recipe is a secret one! My mom's top secret Cheese Ball is to die for!

Reeni said...

My favorite recipe is a Broccoli-Velveeta cheese-Ritz cracker casserole. Definitely not for those watching their weight. I only indulge in it once a year.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Hmmm... I think it's gotta be chocolate bourbon pecan pie from How it all Vegan!

meghanN said...

My favorite thanksgiving dish is chocolate cream pie!!! Homemade graham cracker pie crust with cool, creamy chocolatey filling and fresh whipped cream with chocolate shavings! YUM

Rebekah said...

My favorite thing is stuffing and my sister's broccoli casserole. I love it!!!
I don't know how strange it is, but one year my brother roasted a whole hog on a cooker in his back yard for Thanksgiving. It may be strange to some but growing up in NC, it probably wasn't that strange! Butit was sssooooo good!!!

MrsKish said...

My husband makes the best "drunk punch." It has no alcohol, just pure sugar. :)

Megan said...

Oooh, another giveaway!

My favorite holiday dish is my mother-in-laws noodle pudding. It could send you into cardiac arrest but we only make it once a year.

Laura said...

My favorite thanksgiving day food is this sweet potato casserole my mom makes. It has apple pie filling in it and its ridiculously delicious!

glidingcalm said...

My family keeps Thanksgiving SIMPLE. Baked/roasted acorn squash, sweet potatoes (mashed), and pearl onions are on my top favorite list.

A couple times I convinced my fam to take us out for some Indian food on Turkey Day, and forget about the work of cooking. Those were some of my most tasty Thanksgivings in my experience.

We've had sushi and different types of Asian food brought over for guests at some thanksgivings also...which I guess is less traditional!!

Megan said...

My favorite is sweet potato souffle. I make it every year which reminds me, I better dig out my recipe.
Fun giveaway!

Mistress of Cakes said...

I haven't had a strange dish at Thanksgiving yet but I have had terrible tasting. (all at my mother's house by the way)

Favorite recipe is this years fancy (pain in the rear) dessert.
It doesn't have a name but here is what it has:
Its a cake that I made for my husbands work....Pistachio Swiss Broyage soaked in Kirsh topped with White Chocolate Pistachio Mousse and Morello Cherries Topped with Chocolate Pistachio Mouse and then a Chocolate Ganache glaze with white chocolate disks and pistachio...and finally a pistachio crust. It was heavenly...worth the pain. Now if you want to make your life easy you can buy it for Wegmans. My husband saw it in the catalog and plopped it on my laugh and said "Make this." with his eyes glowing.

Caitlin (see bride run) said...

my favorite thanksgiving dish is pecan pie!!

thanks for the giveaway!

*Kimmie* said...

Cheesy Ritz Broccoli Casserole - so easy, but such a staple at our house for the holidays.

misstiffie said...

I love my mom's turkey, it's different from the American tradition since my mom puts a Chinese spin on it (stuffing it with scallions, ginger, etc...) All I go for is turkey and chunky cranberry sauce :]

I guess I see a lot of strange things on Thanksgiving since it's always mainly chinese food/sidedishes... other than the foods I make (I always make my sweet potatos w/ marshmallows!!)

BlueSkyWorld said...

i LOVE mixing pumpkin and swt potatoes instead of mashed potatoes for thanksgiving!
YUM =)

thank you for thanksgiving giveaway! you're so nice =]

oatmeal said...

I don't think I've ever been served anything weird on Thanskgiving--but favorite recipe has got to be pumpkin pie!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I know it might sound incredibly boring, but it has to be either Pumpkin Pie or the recipe which will be featured on my blog next week ;-P!

Cheers,

Rosa

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

Favorite recipe is obviously pumpkin pie! (I bet you knew my answer already) ^_^

so nice of you Meg to offer a surprise thanksgiving giveaway...^_^

ttfn300 said...

hmm, favorite?? mom's pumpkin chiffon pie, mashed potatoes (no gravy though!!)...

wierd? i dunno, it's been pretty traditional!

Stephanie said...

plain and simple..yams!!

MollyBeees said...

My favorite 'dish' is the day after Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce sandwiches!

The strangest thing at our Tday table are Fiddleheads. I'm from Northern Maine and we harvest these edible fronds of the ostrich fern from the riverbanks in the spring, freeze them and enjoy them all year. I LOVE them!

tony vincent said...

...nothing like mince (meat) pie... raisins and spices w/ a rich buttery crust?! -crazy good.

Misty said...

My favorite is my family's cranberry relish & cauliflower with cheese sauce. My dad always smoked a turkey which was great, but it was the week after when mom made the turkey gumbo that it got REALLY good!

HangryPants said...

Count me in! I love your contests!

Heather

The Peanut Butter Boy said...

Favorite Thanksgiving recipe is my moms sweet potato (yam) casserole. She skins, boils and purees sweet potatoes (yams) and whips them with a little butter, milk and brown sugar. Then she whips in the secret ingredient, a can of chopped pineapple. Then, she spreads them into a casserole dish, tops with a layer of large marshmallows and broils until the marshmallows are browned on top. Best. dish. ever.

Joanna said...

well, isn't this exciting!! i wish i knew the recipe for this pie i had, but my mom ordered an apple pie after we saw it on the food network. it's from the blue owl bakery and it was huge!! it's called the levee high caramel pecan apple pie. it was the best dish i have EVER had at thanksgiving.

http://www.theblueowl.com/menu.html

it's about half way down the page on the right in the "pies" category. you can't miss it.

carolinebee said...

I have tons of dishes on my list- but a funny one that showed up was a pear-glazed nut-blue cheese salad that my mom and I made last year, except my mom bought the SPICY nut mix from TJ's, instead of SWEET GLAZE!! Needless to say, everyone got an extra kick in their sweet salad :D

cookienurse said...

My favorite recipe is the lumpia my mom makes. We could have it anytime of the year, but for some reason, it tastes extra special on Thanksgiving.
The strangest thing I've seen is a lemon jello/cool whip/walnut dessert with cheddar cheese in it. It was odd looking but very tasty!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Stephanie said...

My favorite is my mom's oven-smoked turkey - marinated in a liquid-smoke brine for 15 hours, then baked at 200 for 15 hours. It always comes out extremely tender, moist, and flavorful. We just had some yesterday, and I absolutely love it!

Close second is the mashed potatoes, with gravy made from giblets and turkey pan drippings.

Lisa said...

Stuffing is my favorite part of the traditional meal. Never remember seeing anything weird on Thanksgiving.

Laura said...

My favorite is definitely turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn all mixed together! Thanks for the opportunity.

Lori said...

It's already been mentioned, but definitely sweet potato casserole.

My family always had those yams with marshmellows on top. They were always so unappetizing to me. Finally about 5 years ago I just started making the casserole myself and everyone else loves it too. I like it with a little rum added in.

LeslieVeg said...

HI there, well its not strange to Me, but some of us, (me and my daughters are vegetarians) so I always make some type of vegetarian foods. The Tofurkey did NOT go over well! hahah Now the favorite is a Quorn Roast... easy to make and tastes very much like I remember turkey tasting (its been 19 years since I have eaten meat.)

erin_3188 said...

My favorite thanksgiving recipe is my dad's mashed potatoes and gravy. He makes them perfectly. My mom has tried to recreate his recipe numerous times but hers is never as good!

priscilla said...

my favorite would have to be the cranberry slices, i LOVE those!

Susan said...

My favorite recipe would have to be my Moms traditional family pork stuffing.It was my Grandfathers...I have tried to make it and its just never the same! Youm everyone loves it....

Laurie said...

Thanks for the holiday giveaway, Meg! My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is Eastham turnips, tossed with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper and then roasted in the oven.

For some reason this is the most popular recipe every year. My sister-in-law just emailed me to ask for the recipe.

Sharon said...

My favorite recipe for Thanksgiving would be.... potatoes drizzled with gravy. Ah, I am a sucker for carbohydrates!

Anonymous said...

My mom's stuffing kicks ass- bread crumbs, bread, sausage bits, bitter, spices, etc. Every year my sister and I fight over who gets more of it at dinner. Seriously, we carefully monitor how much each other spoons into the plate and if we try to quickly spoon a little more, it evolves into a shouting match. My mom has had to HIDE it from us after she makes it, b/c we will scour the kitchen to eat morsels. Also, how many of your fans can say this... my friend called from AUSTRIA on Thanksgiving to ask for my mom's recipe b/c she loves it so much.

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I mean butter, not bitter!

Jennifer

natalie said...

I love my mom's popovers. We only eat them on TG and they are to die for! Sadly, I'll be missing them this year as I'll be with my new husband's family!

Maria said...

My dad's potato rolls are the BEST EVER!!! I also love my salad with a maple mustard dressing. YUM!

Hillary said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Congrats on all the awards! :)

My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is these pumpkin pie tarts.

Adam said...

Hahha nice comic... soooo true :)

Weirdest food? Well that gelatinous cranberry sauce from the can that won't come out is kinda a food... maybe, just maybe

lauren said...

I think my favorite thanksgiving recipe is pecan pie!!!! such an amazing treat!

Daisy said...

My favorite thanksgiving recipe is traidtional stuffing. so squishy...so yummy.

The weirdest thing that prob came on our thanksgiving table is a whole pig with an apple in the mouth. kind of gross...

NatNibbles said...

My favorite Thanksgiving recipe is my aunt's Sweet Potato Casserole. It's topped with lots of brown sugar, coconut, and pecans. It's delicious!

Katie said...

My mom and I make pecan sticky buns every Thanksgiving morning. The tradition is wonderful, and we watch the Macy's Day Parade while they bake!

Happy Thanksgiving!

just me said...

one year my uncle brought out Natto (Fermented soy beans) to eat on his rice w/ his turkey...omg so gross...and natto stinks like you would not believe!

but my fav recipe is def my mom's applesauce cake...actually, the recipe is by her mom, but she makes it of course!

Anonymous said...

ugg classic mini ugg shoe sale uggs for 50 http://www.ukgetboots.co.uk [url=http://www.bootssecher.co.uk][img]http://www.bootssecher.co.uk/images/ugg-boots.jpg alt="cheap ugg" title="ugg boots cheap"[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.bootssecher.co.uk/#k1c52i31l][b]ugg boots cheap[/b][/url]
[url=http://www.vtallboots.org.uk/#z4z51l34i][b]ugg boots[/b][/url]
[url=http://www.fdidboots.co.uk/#c5o87m45n][b]ugg boots[/b][/url]

Anonymous said...

[b][url=http://www.yantaihengda.com/bbs/boke.asp?hmjfwh7452.showtopic.29556.html]handbag sales[/url][/b] the supreme a merchant account set aside for manufacturers and influence their transactions coupled with improve their cash. money by giving a cost effective method for people to get repayments right now from their clients. there may be less risk of bills due to a low credit score risks merely reimbursements during products and services typically grabbed at the point of sale that results.


[b][url=http://www.xjj-394.com/thread-127839-1-1.html]outlet handbags[/url][/b] for any of music addicts, this skill screen 's a nutritious pleasurable surprise for the complete family members members. located while using protagonist, Billy Elliot, and even scored by a popular-are a blast world famous, sir Elton bob, involving Broadway output got 15 Tony honour nomfound inations 2009. The play is truly humorous as well as helpful for everyone to live most of the dreams. Billy Eliot is performed by just 50 archetypes, regarding tiny, insurance policy coverage three power forceful perform then transfer through performance concurrently. All this makes for a meal the actual eyes additionally, the ears.


[b][url=http://www.jiehunw.cn/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=144041]birkin handbags[/url][/b] work created in various impliesIt is true there presently exist law regulatory purpose of a good many in. associated with limitations differ from one assert to another location, So when you read the names payday loan lenders review cope on their own resources, it is best to understand on what circumstances those provions lengthen. so that, payday loan lenders boston could possibly work the quite a few consideration when it comes to sarasota lots of states or accomplish. some top promises need codes because of the prices of interest, the few regarding the quality of financial products one client would like the next. in a way, In several of the suggests payday advances is not given, since these places end up with uttermost costs decided, so this greatest is way too low for short term loans. in this manner it's actually ineffective for you to search for work created Vermont or to the west va : physical exercises don't work with these promises. other than this fact, you will discover levels which banned the assistance to among n't any teletrack direct mortgage providers rrn any way. regarding contradictions obtain seemed in courts in a lot of claims. But the questions together with matters normally are available with reference to police officers for many of these loan, and as well,as well as the intended for any protection from objective.. on regarding, The usa hold upcoming possible ways to associated with payday cash advance credit bizz far conviniant in american native indians tribes conform to the reccommended state protocols, in addition most often many people continues to be don't have thing and after that power to enforce the acquiescence. at this point a in order to requirement submission doesn't necessarily develop real, towards the incapabilthingsy to implement.