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Old 10-31-2009, 12:57 PM
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Homemade or Canned?

Do you prefer the following items being homemade or from a can? Any preference in flavors? Feel free to share any recipes. Maybe some of us who use canned items of the below will try to make your homemade recipe .


Stuffing-
Cranberries-
Yams-
Cornbread-
Gravy-
Pumpkin Pie-


Fresh or Frozen Turkey?
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Stuffing- I love stove top!!
Cranberries- canned solid (don't like the stuff with the seeds)
Yams- never cooked yams
Cornbread- no one in my house likes this but me, so I don't make it
Gravy- both, I make homemade and used jar
Pumpkin Pie- canned, but i make my own crust and mix the can up myself


Fresh or Frozen Turkey? frozen
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Stuffing- Use Stovetop but add extra ingredients (onions, sausage)
Cranberries- Can Jellied....not the whole with the seeds
Yams- I PREFER fresh...but use Can to save time
Cornbread-Dont make cornbread
Gravy-Pan dripping....never used can, jar or instant
Pumpkin Pie- we dont like pumpkin pie...homemade sweet potato pie from a neighbor )



Fresh or Frozen Turkey? Doesnt matter...usually frozen
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Stuffing- we don't use stuffing, we make cornbread dressing
Cranberries- canned
Yams- canned (sweet potato balls)
Cornbread- homemade buttermilk cornbread
Gravy- homemade (my mom makes the BEST gravy ever!!)
Pumpkin Pie- we don't eat pumpkin pie but have homemade from scratch Egg Custard Pie


Fresh or Frozen Turkey? we generally buy frozen.
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Well any other time throughout the year all of those can come from a box or can but on Thanksgiving all of this has to be homemade. But with the turkey the only time I eat it is Thanksgiving or Christmas.
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EVERYTHING homemade...EXCEPT the cranberry sauce...that can be canned. For Thanksgiving, everything HAS to be homemade...or else, in my family, it's not considered Thanksgiving!
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I can only answer to one that must be canned....The cranberry sauce - jellied! I don't know why but I think it's the best cranberry sauce. I have tried to get fancy and make some type of cranberry relish and it's just not the same. I have to have the cheap ol can stuff!!!

The rest of it is usually homemade. Occasionally we buy pints of side dishes from a cafeteria here that has good food.
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Stuffing- I love stove top but for the holidays we make homemade

Cranberries- Can because only my mom eats them

Yams- We usually used canned fro the holidays but fix fresh all the time for dinner

Cornbread- Box Mix

Gravy- Jar

Pumpkin Pie- It depends who decides to bring it for the holidays. I make homemade and everyone else buys frozen. We like both.

Fresh or Frozen Turkey- Frozen
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Stuffing-homemade
Cranberries-canned (jelled)
yams-don't like them at all
cornbread-doesn't matter
gravy-doesn't matter
pumpkin pie-doesn't matter
turkey-frozen
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Stuffing- Stove top ... any homemade kind I've ever had was really mushy and had a gross texture, lol. Maybe I should try making it homemade myself this year??
Cranberries- Canned! I really don't like the chunky stuff lol
Yams- Homemade
Cornbread- We don't have cornbread but always have fresh homemade rolls
Gravy- Homemade! I used to not care about the difference but since I've been making my own gravy from pan drippings with any meat I make, I will never go back to jar!
Pumpkin Pie- Def homemade!!!
Fresh or Frozen Turkey? Doesn't matter
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