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Old 11-14-2010, 07:25 PM   #11
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Good idea. I remember when a vegetarian friend of ours came for a few Thanksgiving dinners, my mom always cooked the things we usually ate, but she added things that he liked.

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When I first moved away, I was invited to co-worker's homes for Thanksgiving, it was nice, but it wasn't the same. I figure that if I can put something familiar on the table for my guests that they will feel more at "home". The different dishes usually become part of the conversation and we all reminisce about holidays growing up.

If the guest likes to cook, then I let them make the dish and bring it.
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:43 PM   #12
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Kids often feel like an afterthought at Thanksgiving. If there is a separate kids table you might take pains to decorate it just for them. Also individual dishes such as little pumkin pies are always a hit. If you really wanted to go the extra mile for the little crumb snatchers you could do individual rock cornish game hens. Just a thought.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:18 PM   #13
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what a sweet idea for the kids. the current crop of great grandchildren are to young to sit at a table alone. but will certainly keep it in mind. gotta have a dish of olives , for putting on the fingers, of course.
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what a sweet idea for the kids. the current crop of great grandchildren are to young to sit at a table alone. but will certainly keep it in mind. gotta have a dish of olives , for putting on the fingers, of course.
Do kids do that?
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Do kids do that?
mine did as did all their cousins. my grandchildren did it. and my four year old great granddaughter does it. seems to be a family tradition.
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mine did as did all their cousins. my grandchildren did it. and my four year old great granddaughter does it. seems to be a family tradition.
We all did, too. We would try to find the biggest ones so Dad could play!
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Do kids do that?
I remember the good old days when I used to do that. Wow, how time flies. How long ago was that, anyway? Oh yeah, last year.

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I remember the good old days when I used to do that. Wow, how time flies. How long ago was that, anyway? Oh yeah, last year.

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Yeah, last year!
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:05 AM   #20
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i'm 6 feet tall, roughly 230 pounds, and i still have to sit on the little fold up chairs at the kids table. that's what you get when you're the last of 6 kids.

the good part, though, is getting to teach all of the nieces and nephews, ranging in age from 6 to 28, how to steal uncle dickie's pumpkin pie, or tease aunt claire until she gets upset, or otherwise play with their food to make things fun.

i think i'll have to introduce the finger olives this year.

back on topic: we have the traditional meal every year, so the only thing that ends up being special is who gets the honour of saying grace, and what everyone adds on to the end of the standard prayer, followed by my dad.

btw, ours is "bless us oh lord for these thy gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through christ our lord, amen... and may god bless you and keep you, may he let his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, and may he look upon you kindly and give you peace"

then, everyone so inclined gets to add what they are thankful for, with my dad wrapping things up.

amen.
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