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Thanksgiving Recipe Traditions That Shouldn't Be Allowed To Be Real

It's never too late to add some really weird Thanksgiving recipes to your dinner! 

I know what most of you are thinking, "what the actual f*?" Don't you worry because you are definitely not alone! And here you probably thought your grandma's raisin addition to your cranberry sauce was already too much. 

Be thankful for what you have. 

Twitter user @mekosoff started a huge thread, filled with users sharing their weirdest Thanksgiving recipes and it's quite crazy to know these recipes even exist and even crazier that people out there are making them! 

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    Text - maya kosoff i cannot wait to hear about the recipes you're all excited to make for thanksgiving but i am also here to hear about the weird inexplicable retro family recipes that end up on your thanksgiving table per tradition or nostalgia or whatever. @mekosoff 1d t733 6,732 938 maya kosoff @mekosoff ours is a wild creation called seafoam salad. i thought this was a normal thing every family made and served for thanksgiving next to the turkey and the stuffing until i was 18. Sea Soam Sala
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    Food - HOMODEMON @jaymesPRS Replying to @mekosoff Boyfriend made this for my family's Thanksgiving last year. It's a bologna cake with ranch cream cheese icing. It was pretty good. 10:11 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for Android
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    Text - Michel @michelmcbride Replying to @mekosoff Oh my god it's almost the "coca-cola salad" which I made and was a disaster. How is jello and cream cheese a thing! COCA-COLA SALAD 1 package orange jello 1 small package cream cheese 1 large Coca-Cola (10 oz.) 2 cup nuts Let cheese come to room temperature. Dust jello into cream cheese. Heat Coca-Cola to boiling point and pour over mixture. Mix, add nuts and put in mold. Leave out for 1-2 hours before putting in refrigerator. Salad separates in
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    Dish - Echimo Pie @Echo9M Replying to @mekosoff Umm. Suet Pudding. It's worse than it sounds. X Tefal Visit Steamed Suet Pudding 2 hr, 50 min Yield: Number of People7 Ingredients 175g self raising flour Pinch of salt 75g shredded beef or vegetable suet 50g caster sugar 1 medium size ega. beaten
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    Text - Clown Shoes (me) @ClownShoesPpl HAPPY F Replying to @mekosoff My stepdad is from the Midwest (where, it seems, all these recipes come from) and he introduced my family to oyster dressing. Make several layers of: Ritz crackers Raw oysters Chunks of margarine Pour heavy cream or half & half over top Bake It's as amazing as it sounds 10:46 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPhone
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    Tire - MAGIC TOMATO SOUP CAKE 2 tbs butter or marg. 1 c sugar 1 tsp ea. clove, cinnamon, nutmeg 1 can (10 oz) tomato soup 2 c sifted cake flour tsp salt 1 tsp soda Cream butter, sugar well. Sift flour; measure; resift 3 times with spices, salt. Alternately add dry ingredients with soup-soda mixture. Pour into greased loaf pan. (Size important; about 814x 4%x 2. Bake (50 to 60 mins. 350° oven). And await praises. THE CREAMY CHOCOLATE FROSTING- 1 (3 oz) pkg. cream cheese, 3 tbs milk, 3 c sifted co
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    Text - My grandmother, who had zero cooking skills, used to make this every holiday. While I miss her presence at the table, I'm definitely happy we don't have to pretend to enjoy this abomination anymore MAGIC TOMATO SOUP CAKE 1 c sugar 1 tsp ea. clove, cinnamon, nutmeg 1 can (10 oz) tomato soup 2 c sifted cake flour tsp salt 1 tsp soda 2 tbs butter or marg. Cream butter, sugar well. Sift flour; measure; resift 3 times with spices, salt. Alternately add dry ingredients with soup-soda mixture. P
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    Text - bliccy @bliccy Replying to @mekosoff Block of cream cheese on a plate. Top with a jar of cocktail sauce and a healthy portion of bay shrimp. Dip with Ritz. I just eat the shrimp and cocktail sauce with a water cracker. 8:06 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPhone
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    Food - Cam @Camowit Replying to @mekosoff What's with all of these "salads" dn My grandmother always makes "grape salad"
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    Kitchen appliance - Casey @caseyns Replying to @mekosoff In recent years my aunts decided that since everyone likes snacking on chips and cheese that they'd get an actual nacho cheese dispenser.... it will sit alongside the traditional spread 6:45 nacho cheese dispenser a cheese sauce Amazon.com Visit KegWorks Hot Fudge or Nacho Cheese Topping Dispenser with Pum... (1) 5 Images may be subject to copyright. Learn More Related images
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    Text - Sheila Scarborough @SheilaS Replying to @SheilaS and @mekosoff Here is a copy of the recipe she used, clipped out of a newspaper or magazine. Wish I knew what year: As Late as 1872, a Neo York Gity Theatre Audienee Paid Admission in Eggs and Vegetables to See the Play "Her Sorrow. SEA FOAM SALAD AN UNUSUAL TREAT FOR THE BRIDGE GAME EAT one cup pear juice. Pour on one package lime gelatin. While hot pour into two packages cream cheese, which have been mashed with two tablespoons cream," wr
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    Text - Pam @raubritterrose Replying to @raubritterrose and @mekosoff ..then I found this Vegetable Jello concoction which never made it to the kids table! My gag reflexes in full force! VEGETABLE SALAD 1 small pkg. lemon jello 2 c. boiling water 3 Tbsp. vinegar 3 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt 2 Tbsp. chopped onion 1 c. chopped cabbage 2 c. chopped carrots /2 c. chopped celery Mix jello and water. Let cool; add the rest of ingredients. Let set and serve 10:19 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPhone
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    Food - Marie Chestnut @mobunny Replying to @mekosoff That awful lime green jello "salad" with crushed pineapple, cottage cheese and walnuts... every single year. None of us kids ever ate it.
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    Text - Pugmother CCALM AND @Pugmothersue HAVE PUG Replying to @mekosoff Served at a family potluck, give you "Snicker Salad": Chop up some apples Chop up some Snicker bars Mix, in a large bowl, with Cool Whip Keep refrigerated until ready to serve Suprisingly tasty but don't let the kiddies OD on it! 11:43 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPad
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    Text - Vicki Ringer @vickiringer Replying to @mekosoff You sent me down memory lane so l grabbed my grandmother's recipe box which has its own congealed salad slot. Jello really was the savior of Southern cooks, right along with cream of mushroom soup. This recipe on top made me gag: Jellied Cabbage Salad. Nannie's handwriting SALAD Here's uhat's cookinCRagE SHELSEL Sau GeLarin L:ME CHEESE CREAM Recipe fiom the hitchen of oyee CRUSHED Pin EappLE DRAINE CHo PPED CHOPPEO ¢ELERY 1-602. PeeKA9E LIME
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    Text - Pam @raubritterrose Replying to @mekosoff was looking for this recipe in the family cookbook, considered the VEGETABLE side dish and still served for generations (and yes that would be a box of frozen broccoli) then. .. GREEN RICE 3 c. oil 2 c. cooked rice 1 medium onion, chopped 1 c. milk 1 (10 oz.) pkg. broccoli 1 lb. American cheese, shredded Garlic salt to taste 2 eggs, slightly beaten Mix all together and bake at 325° for 1 hour. 10:18 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPhone
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    Text - CynicalTherapist @CynicalTherapi1 Replying to @mekosoff The only thing l got when my Norwegian grandmother died was her allergies and her satanic cookbook. In that everything is from hell in it THE JOY OF COOKING JOY LOOKING A Compilation of Raliable Recipes with an Ooousional Culinary Chal Jena SKombauer By IRMA S. ROMBAUER Place on top of the cone: A maraschino cherry Decorate the sides of the cone with: Diamond-shaped pieces of green pepper Serve the salad with: French dressing Add to
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    Text - Yeetmeat @ViciousVRod Replying to @BelleAndBanjo and @mekosoff I think a lot of people here are talking about watergate salad! It uses coolwhip and not cream cheese, and pistachio jello pudding instead of lime jello. Nuts, pineapple, pineapple juice, marshmallows and a cherry on top are the other ingredients. We called it green fluff! 9:40 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for Android
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    Text - Velvet Hydrangea @VelvetHydran... .1d Replying to @mekosoff and @70s_party Ours was "barf salad:" lemon lime jello, crushed pineapple, cottage cheese, & mayo or sour cream. Maybe both. Thankfully, we haven't had it in years. t252 1,066 89 Gina Stark @SuuperG 1d I'm literally sitting here in public laughing out loud, shoulders heaving, at the fact that you call a family dish "barf salad" Reminds me of a sort of caramel creation our mom made in a saucepan that we affectionately called "bleg
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    Food - I'm Betty Blackwell @mjprestarri Replying to @mekosoff This reminds me of the Pear "salad" my mom used to make growing up. We never had a cherry on top but it was served on a bed of lettuce (iceberg obviously) Pеаr Salad A Southern Tradition
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    Text - Isaac Butler OCT @parabasis Replying to @mekosoff and @labuzamovies My dad always made this thing called a Pea Timbale which is like a steamed puréed pea soufflé until we prevailed him to-and I cannot emphasize upon this enough-stop. 6:58 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPad
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    Salad - Kisha Taylor @tarkishat Replying to @mekosoff Apple salad. My Mom made it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's pretty good though. Apples, celery, raisins, Mayo and walnuts or pecans 12:00
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    Text - Nick D @ndimichino Replying to @mekosoff Sweet potato casserole c.1965 /large can bs So2 Sueet Patahs / C Sugar 2.beaten e9 / Shck multed buter /c. milk th teas nutmeg /½ feas Salt 1s teas Cinnamon Drain sweet pota fars mash uih fork. hix in the remaining ingredients t in 12 quart tasserale dish Cover Bale H00 for 30 min Topping: 34 c.crushed con akes 3l4 stck of butter c brown sugar Spaad to pping nuate 10 Unceveradi 7:02 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPhone
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    Text - Kay McGuire, sentient void @benafflecksmoke Replying to @mekosoff In our house it's am unholy creation called "Cinnamon Salad", and it's only has three ingredients: red hots, red jello, applesauce. My grandmother used to make this as a cranberry sauce alternative 7:43 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for iPhone
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    Text - Allyson @allycami Replying to @mekosoff Ours is Paradise Salad...an all time favorite...it can of course be made in a jello mold or delightfully free form... .Cushiy's CEuahA c non jclle IC. Lottige chaae latuee leevee lamallan hoalns Jelle ing .iy Witer-Allerwthe th ig Ht Whig Peniegy lo Ceraina)Lt Tnne on let ve
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    Text - Мусah @daisycupcake811 Replying to @mekosoff My grandma makes "Rabbit salad" for holidays. Its Orange jello with shredded carrots and crushed pineapple mixed into it. Theres also a mayonaise marshmallow dressing you can add on top of it. She makes a giant bowl of it and only my grandpa eats it 9:35 AM 11/23/19 Twitter for Android
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    Food - 3rdGeneration GermanAMERICAN @Rev_Dr_Robert Replying to @mekosoff This has nothing on @jakatak4's Party Cheese Salad: Lemon Jello, crushed pineapple, walnuts, cream cheese, Cool Whip, green bell peppers pimentos, and shredded American cheese. Looks like some sort of ungodly frittata.
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