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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner for Two? Five Alternatives to Turkey

Posted By on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 3:36 PM

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click to enlarge A rib-eye steak, the true American meal. - IMAGE VIA
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A Really F---ing Expensive Steak

Benjamin Franklin thought the turkey should be the national symbol, but we're unashamedly a nation of beef eaters, so why not celebrate by indulging in a big, beautifully marbled rib eye (or whichever cut you prefer) (unless it's filet mignon because then you're just getting ripped off). If you don't mind the cold, go ahead and grill it outside. If you stay inside, remember: sear on a very, very hot pan, finish in the oven and let it rest.

Pork Roast

Simple, elegant, with the added bonus of being pork. Seriously, though, because a pork roast doesn't have to be well done, you don't have to spend the afternoon anxious that dinner will be overcooked instead of anxious that the Cowboys won't cover relazed in the arms of your love.

click to enlarge Tacos. 'Nuff said. - IMAGE VIA
Tacos

Granted, platters tacos and their assorted fixings might not fit your aesthetic ideal of the Thanksgiving table, but your holiday dinner should leave you full and, crucially, happy. And who doesn't love tacos? I'll tell you who doesn't love tacos -- all of my so called friends and family who have stopped inviting me to Thanksgiving dinner because instead of the yams or pumpkin pie or traditional BS they asked me to bring, I suprised them with the finest carne asada and carnitas tacos this side of the Rio Grande. Happy Thanksgiving, you ungrateful jerks.

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