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Poll: Happy Hanksgiving, A Celebration of Tom Hanks

Hanksgiving is an event celebrated the fourth Thursday of each November since 2009. Often, it is confused with another holiday that falls on the same day, but Hanksgiving has its own traditions and menu. A typical celebration includes a Tom Hanks-inspired feast, the company of friends and family and binge watching Tom Hanks movie and TV series titles all day long.

Which combination of a Tom Hanks-inspired menu dish/drink and Tom Hanks movie/TV series would you most like to have a helping of this Hanksgiving holiday?

Celebrate Hanksgiving with these: Serious Eats Hanksgiving Recipes or Vulture Hanksgiving Recipes. A special thanks to yrnej, and for their suggestions.

Discuss the topic here.

Make Your Choice

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    Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Cravin' Private Fryin

    An oversized fried turkey, nicknamed "Private Fryin" with juicy tender turkey meat, a delicious crispy skin and plenty of leftovers saved for later.

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    Forrest Gump (1994)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Forrest Pump-kin Pie

    Pumpkin, cream cheese, and bourbon filling pie sprinkled with Black Forest cake crumbs.

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    Catch Me If You Can (2002)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Catch Me If You Cran-berries

    Cranberries sautéed with sugar, orange, ginger and cinnamon.

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    The Green Mile (1999)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: The Bean Pile

    A three bean (green, wax, kidney) salad served in the shape of a tasty tower.

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    Band of Brothers (2001)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Brandy of Brothers

    A mixed cocktail of Christian Brothers apple brandy, apple cider, bourbon and seltzer.

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    Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Glazing Mr. Shanks

    Braised pork shanks covered in a pineapple, orange and brown sugar glaze.

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    Toy Story 2 (1999)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: A Soy Story Too

    A vegan, gluten-free delight sculpted entirely out of tofu, herbs, assorted fruits and vegetables.

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    Cast Away (2000)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Cast Iron Way Chili

    A 3-way, 4-way or 5-way chili prepared in a cast iron skillet.

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    Apollo 13 (1995)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Apollo Thirtahini

    A butternut squash and chickpea salad mixed with tahini.

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    The Terminal (2004)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: The Corn-minal

    A covered basket of warm gluten-free, low fat, low calorie and low sugar cornbread muffins.

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    Big (1988)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Pig

    A traditional slow, day long, pit roasted porker with a fire-roasted apple in its mouth.

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    Bridge of Spies (2015)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Frigid of Pies

    A frozen french vanilla ice cream filled pie mixed with chopped pecans, chopped peanut butter cups, chopped Butterfinger candy bars and a caramel sauce topping.

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    Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Sweetness in Se-Apple

    An apple cider cream pie topped with cinnamon-sprinkled baked Washington state grown apple slices.


    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Beetless in Seattle

    A traditional beet salad with a mix of Washington state grown chopped Honeycrisp, Red Delicious and Jonagold apples substituted for the beets.

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    Turner & Hooch (1989)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Turnips & Hooch

    Maple syrup-infused turnips mixed with white whiskey.

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    Inferno (2016)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Inferno Pasta (so hot, you'll need to sign a medical waiver to partake)

    Fettuccine pasta spiced with red bell peppers, cilantro, Habanero peppers, cracked black pepper and balanced with an onion, banana, pineapple juice, orange juice, lime juice, Parmesan cheese and butter sauce.

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    Captain Phillips (2013)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Country Captain Phillips

    A mild stew fusion dish inspired by a rural American in the Indian Ocean, made with blackened chicken pieces, Phillips blackened seasoning, curry powder, onions, almonds, golden raisins and zante currants served over a bed of rice.

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    Road to Perdition (2002)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Mode to Perfection Salad

    A multiple salad option that includes Ambrosia Fruit Salad, Cobb Salad, Apple Slaw, Lobster Salad, and a fifth option of your choosing to provide everyone's ideal salad entree.

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    You've Got Mail (1998)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: You've Got Kale

    Kale cooked collard greens style.

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    A League of Their Own (1992)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: A Leek of Their Own

    A leek-filled sausage and spice stuffing served in individually portion sized dishes.

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    Punchline (1988)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Punch Lime

    A punch made with ginger ale, lime sherbet, pineapple juice and garnished with lemon slices, lime slices and Maraschino cherries. (add lime vodka for alcoholic version)

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    The Post (2017)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: The Roast

    A platter assortment of carved roast meats: lamb, pork, pot and rump.

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    The Ladykillers (2004)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Ladyfinger Chillers

    Miniature-sized assorted flavored ice cream sandwiches made with ladyfinger biscuits.

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    Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Cauli Wilson's War

    A traditional Cauliflower Gratin dish served with conflicting Afghan and Russian spices.

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    That Thing You Do! (1996)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: That Stuff-ing You Do

    Bread stuffing, pork sausage, dried cranberries and none of your attitude, Jimmy.

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    The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Bonfire of the Cranberries

    A roasted cranberry chutney with apples, raisins, apricots and orange/lemon zest.

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    The Circle (2017)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: The Circle

    A taco-based 15" crescent ring comprised of seasoned ground beef, cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and salsa stuffed inside a baked Pillsbury crescent dinner roll circle.

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    Philadelphia (1993)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Philadelphia Cheese Cake

    A traditional cheese cake made with Kraft Philadelphia brand cream cheese.

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    Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Dough versus the Volcano

    Volcano-shaped baked Alaska encased within a flaky dough crust, served aflame with melting ice cream and meringue dripping down the sides from the summit.

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    The Polar Express (2004)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Roller Express

    A covered basket of quick-rising warm bread dinner rolls.

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    The Da Vinci Code (2006)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: The Da Vinci Pasta Lode

    Penne pasta made with sliced chicken breast, button mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and onions cooked in a Madeira wine and garlic butter sauce.

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    From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: From the Hearth to the Loon

    A fire-roasted loon (duck) serve with a bitter orange and white wine sauce.

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    Splash (1983)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Spl-Hash

    A russet potato hash and a splash of hot sauce mixed with bacon, yellow onion, red bell pepper, baby spinach and spiced with chopped garlic, kosher salt and black pepper.

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    Bosom Buddies (1980)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Bosom Spuddies

    Moose Bosom, Maine, USA grown potatoes served mashed-style prepared while wearing clothing of the opposite sex.

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    The 'Burbs (1989)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: The 'Herbs

    A tasty assortment of separated herbs. The perfect accompaniment to any other dish based on the individual diner's taste.

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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

    Hanksgiving Menu Item: Mr. Rogers' Banana Day Back to Childhood

    A before or after dinner snack to magically transport you back to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood with a treat you haven't had since you were a child, a cheese slice wrapped banana.

    *added 08 October 2019

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