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Started by ReverendBlueJeans on Nov 24, 2021 9:52:18 PM
Say, what are you Euros doing for Thanksgiving, huh?

Let us know how the world's favorite holiday is celebrated with you guys.

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Tomnoddy - 24 Nov 2021 22:13:19 (#1 of 39)

I used to have a group leader who loved Thanksgiving, and held parties with pumpkin in every dish. We had pumpkin pie contests.

He'd spent several years in the US as a postdoc.

He never served up turkey, though, preferring red meat served in giant pumpkins.

FrankieTeardrop - 24 Nov 2021 22:16:42 (#2 of 39)

An American friend asked this of me just a couple of days ago. I said we give thanks that all the puritan oddballs fucked off

kvelertak - 24 Nov 2021 22:16:47 (#3 of 39)

We celebrate it with a meal, my better half's from there. Some years vegan TexMex for example, this year vegan shepherd's pie.

kvelertak - 24 Nov 2021 22:17:22 (#4 of 39)

Pumpkin pie rocks.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Nov 2021 22:38:58 (#5 of 39)

I have never had pumpkin pie. The concept does not excite me. Make the case.

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2021 22:47:23 (#6 of 39)

Cinnamon and nutmeg flavoured gel, in a shortcrust pastry case.

Substrate with which to support piled mountain ranges of whipped cream.

An edible metaphor for the States of America, United.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Nov 2021 22:48:22 (#7 of 39)

I'm weakening.

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2021 22:48:43 (#8 of 39)

Good Man - Keep it up!

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2021 22:51:34 (#9 of 39)

Though, in the spirit of full disclosure, I baked a pumpkin pie today.

Verdigris - 24 Nov 2021 22:52:16 (#10 of 39)

It's fucking minging.

<begging your pardon, Your Reverence>

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2021 22:54:26 (#11 of 39)

It's Grate!

Begins to suspect Verdigris is a Godless Commie ...

ZimAgain - 24 Nov 2021 22:56:07 (#12 of 39)

Pumpkin -> instant boak

Verdigris - 24 Nov 2021 22:59:39 (#13 of 39)

I love a good butternut squash soup because it has adult ingredients in it; garlic, ginger, butter.

No self-respecting, ie. British, person should countenance putting a slurry of pumpkin and high fructose corn syrup anywhere near their mouth.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Nov 2021 23:01:22 (#14 of 39)

I use butternut squash a lot. It replaces swede in my haggis platter, for example, and I do a mean chicken 'n' b-squash soup.

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2021 23:02:10 (#15 of 39)

There's no high fructose corn syrup in a proper pumpkin pie.

Roasted pumpkin flesh, eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt.

ReverendBlueJeans - 24 Nov 2021 23:03:19 (#16 of 39)

Eggs? Cream? Sugar? Cinnamon?

Mmmmmmmm.....

Verdigris - 24 Nov 2021 23:06:25 (#17 of 39)

There's no high fructose corn syrup in a proper pumpkin pie.



There's hfcs in all American excuses for food. We've only been saved from being turned into diabetic behemoths by EU regulations.

carterbrandon - 24 Nov 2021 23:08:25 (#18 of 39)

It's even in their Vicks version of Night Nurse.

upgoerfive - 24 Nov 2021 23:11:37 (#19 of 39)

You do realise that pumpkin pie predates the invention of HFCS by some considerable decades?

Just because there is a shit cheapo version of the dish available, it doesn't mean that is the standard by which you should judge it.

TheFLUFFIESTKittenEvah - 25 Nov 2021 00:12:44 (#20 of 39)

Pumpkin pie tastes like soap to me. And yes, I can draw on actual experience here.

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