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Flamenco or Marriachi (live) with dinner on Long Island

I believe they have salsa dancing one night per week, too.

about 5 hours ago
mcf in New York State (exc. NYC)

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

My husband always lets the game play at least 30 minutes before he starts watching his DVR recording, sans commercials. He just makes sure not to hear any radio, news or to look online where he might see the result. No slipups or ruined suspense in a decade or more.

about 5 hours ago
mcf in Not About Food

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

No one has ever expected to go home with leftovers, but my ex SIL brought back my containers from the previous year when she was delighted to learn it was our tradition and joked about a refill.

This is a Good Thing, not drudgery nor obligatory.

ETA: We didn't host this year, but made twice baked potatoes and glazed sweet potato/apple dish, which is a huge favorite. I brought a big pan of each for the table and separate aluminum catering pans for extras to be handed out. Love giving the people what they want, and they never have those any other time.

about 6 hours ago
mcf in Not About Food

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

As I said, I make extras, a lot of leftovers, a whole separate turkey. We don't end up with nothing.

It makes us happy to do it, it makes those we love happy and honestly, how you would feel is never likely to figure into my calculations. :-)

about 6 hours ago
mcf in Not About Food
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Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

VCR? :-)

1 day ago
mcf in Not About Food

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

Exactly. And I make all the sides for take home, too, because even those who can cook often don't, due to the pace of their lives and honestly, it's as easy to make a big side as a smaller one. It makes me feel good to send each home with all their favorites, including stuff they don't eat any time but Thanksgiving each year.

Discussions about taking food home during Thanksgiving dinner

That's what I do, though I provide containers, one guest brought them back the next year for refills! One deep fried turkey right before dinner gets carved and served, one I roast in the a.m. gets cut up for take home for each of four households. I go heavy on all the sides, too.

Nov 26, 2014
mcf in Not About Food
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Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

Why not address those individuals about that ahead of time, if they've offended you in the past? Maybe a private word about it will suffice. Unless all your guests lack social graces as a rule, I mean.

Nov 26, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

I guess I don't think that one spouse is responsible for behavior of the other. She may make suggestions, but she cannot (nor should she) control his actions, which are his alone. If she stays at the table, converses and is a model guest, that's not a credit to him, either.

I'd rather witness someone leaving to watch football than a spouse scolding her partner at a holiday gathering, too.

Nov 26, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

I think that unless this is a group of folks who you've known to behave in such an ill mannered way as to keep a cell phone on the table or in use during meals or conversations, why presume they need enforcement practices at the door?

Nov 26, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

No congenital Giants fan would find that the least bit odd, either.
:-)

Nov 26, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

His boorishness *might* be a reflection on his parents and his upbringing, but his wife gets none of the blame. It's on him, he's of age.

Nov 25, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

No one in our family ever brings a phone to the table or would think of using one there.

Nov 25, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

He never misses a moment nor does he know the results before watching. Neither did his father, who ended up in the ER following a Giants loss in the last seconds of a game decades ago.

I'm not going to argue with someone who doesn't know jack about Giants football fanatics who bled blue from early childhood to almost middle aged waiting for a winning season, about passion. :-)

Nov 25, 2014
mcf in Not About Food

Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

Because smart phones at the dinner table are such better manners? I'd rather he get up and leave!

Nov 24, 2014
mcf in Not About Food
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Football during Thanksgiving dinner - am I a snob?

I would probably let it go, I don't have to live with him. But there is no more passionate football viewer than my husband and his family. Not one has ever left the table during Thanksgiving dinner to check on a game in decades of eating it together.

These days, it's DVRed and paused during dinner.

You've said yes, so you now have to let it do and let him watch. But you didn't have to, and you don't have to next time.

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Aren't we all...?

Odds probably better in the Adult Toy store.

Nov 22, 2014
mcf in Site Talk
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Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

But, but... those *dimples*! Serously, unfair advantage!

Nov 22, 2014
mcf in Site Talk
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Poutine on Long Island

Or we just don't like food that comes out of a kitchen looking partially predigested, then vomited out. ;-)

Nov 20, 2014
mcf in New York State (exc. NYC)
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Anyone here follow the Eat Right For Your Blood Type diet?

I only know because they put it on my baby's bassoinette on the meternity ward. A+.

Nov 20, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

Hi From Marssy, Chowhound CM

Welcome! I admire the energy radiating from your photo and your introductory post.

Store bought gluten free gravy

When I've gotten less than fabulous gravy (what used to be a really good store made gravy with no punch from my natural grocery) that was too bland and starchy, I just added fresh herbs, some drippings from my turkey or good stock I'd made from giblets, which I minced up and added. And fgbp.

Nov 19, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

Produce impressionists

Cute!

Nov 16, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News

Help: Butternut Squash Lasagna - add protein?

I guess the OPs idea of adequate protein differs from yours, though.

Nov 16, 2014
mcf in Home Cooking

Help: Butternut Squash Lasagna - add protein?

I always add browned sausage to the cheese mixture, along with a couple of eggs.

Nov 16, 2014
mcf in Home Cooking

ISO Low Carb Pie Crusts (commercially available)

I don't, but in a pinch, you could use just a couple of filo layers, maybe, cut to size? One sheet, folded in half? http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calo...

I just use a crust on occasion and leave mine on the plate, have used very thin filo layers in the past for spinach pie.

Nov 16, 2014
mcf in Special Diets

Baked lemon ricotta ???

Like a very rustic, nonni's kitchen crustless ricotta cake. It's very lemony, which I love and very sweet, which I don't love.

If you just look at the ingredients on the label, you won't have any difficulty figuring it out in your own kitchen.

Nov 15, 2014
mcf in Home Cooking

Baked lemon ricotta ???

Yes, I had it and while it was way too sweet for me, it was a Very Good Idea. Probably a cinch to make at home, too.

Nov 15, 2014
mcf in Home Cooking

Thanksgiving Special -- How artists would plate Thanksgiving

These are great... though I think I may be fine with not knowing of Cindy Sherman before this... Thanks!

Nov 14, 2014
mcf in Food Media & News
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Thanksgiving day snacks, many dietary retrictions

Cucumber rounds with creme fraiche or sour cream with smoked salmon and fresh dill is very pretty and probably welcome by everyone. There are some brands of purely rice crackers and crisps, too: Orgran and Lundberg at two brands in most HFSs and also amazon.com has them.

Little cocktail meatballs with rice crumbs and a mustard dipping sauce might work, though a big heavy for T day apps. Crudite with dip should work for all, too, if you can use a vegan mayo for it.

Nov 14, 2014
mcf in Special Diets