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Old 11-20-2006, 11:56 PM   #1
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Who ISN'T cooking for Thanksgiving?

I'm not...everyone else has planned it, so they have control. Next year...THANKSGIVING DOMINATION WILL BE MINE!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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Old 11-21-2006, 12:02 AM   #2
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We always cook, one way or another. Even when we go to someone's home for dinner, we cook a small turkey, large chicken or Cornish hens to have for us. We may not prepare the whole "nine yards," but always a bird of some kind. There's something wonderful about the tastes and smells of Thanksgiving we can't resist. For example, when we cook a turkey here, picking it for a couple of days after is a sublime treat. Just my two cents worth.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:42 AM   #3
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Quote:
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I'm not...everyone else has planned it, so they have control. Next year...THANKSGIVING DOMINATION WILL BE MINE!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
LOL - why do you think I have Thanksgiving at MY house - it's because of FRIDAY!!!!!! Not really but I do enjoy left-overs! I have actually relinquished the desserts to someone else and the sweet potato casserole (but they have to use my recipe)

Make sure you start early and gain that control for next year!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:53 AM   #4
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One thing's for sure, dh isn't cooking.
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:10 AM   #5
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It isn't at my house this year, so I think of myself aws "not cooking." However, I am making the gravy, and I am making and taking a Sweet Potato Pie, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and a warm salad of Red Cabbage, Bacon and Feta.... so well, maybe I AM cooking, just not the whole feast.

and the week following, I'll be making Baked Chicken and Dressing (already know I shall miss "mine" on Thursday).
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:15 AM   #6
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I've had every holiday for the last-almost-3 years so I am happy to say I am not cooking - however - I am preparing chocolate peanut butter bon bons, peanut brittle, cranberry pineapple sauce, vegetable casserole, and a new appetizer that includes french bread with a cheese, spanish olive and mayo (or sour cream) spread. I am planning on enjoying this holiday, I got Christmas - but I like to cook so it will be fun!
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Old 11-21-2006, 01:51 AM   #7
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My dd is doing everything except a couple of pies. I'm certainly glad as we go to the farm early the next day to do my mom's birthday party.
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:06 AM   #8
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Well, DH and I will be in the old capital of Kazakhstan for Thanksgiving--no, Borat is not invited-ha, ha, ha!! He is not too well liked at the moment and probably would be arrested if he did come. We did have an international feast day at the international school where I volunteer teach on Saturday and had food from all over the world and the children got up and said what they were thankful for. It was really nice and brought tears to your eyes. We will go to our favorite Thai restaurant in Almaty and do the turkey and all the trimmings at Christmas when we go back to the states. Good compromise and I don't have to cook dyed green turkey.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:47 AM   #9
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Mrs. Big Dog and I are both making something for Thanksgiving. With her family, we kind of do a pot luck meal with everybody bringing something. Wherever it is hosted, they do the turkey. This year her folks are hosting, so DW is making 7 layer Jello salad and I am making roasted acron squash.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:33 PM   #10
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Not a thing this year! And I must say I'm looking forward to it.
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