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Old 10-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #1
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Since Dc is very busy on Thanksgiving I though it would be a good time to start planning. Whats everyone doing? Any questions? A good time to ask.


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Old 10-05-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Well now....I would like to add some more interesting items to what passes for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Mrs Hoot generally balks at that idea.
I would like to include:
Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish (From NPR's The Splendid Table)
Pistachio and sage dressing
Avocado Pie

These would be nice (IMHO) with a roast turkey, mashed taters, butterbeans, baked sweet potatoes, homemade rolls, and iced tea.
I reckon we will see what I can talk her into.

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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It'll just the the two of us this year, which means I won't go too crazy. We're hosting a family Christmas at our house this year and I'm saving my efforts for that.

Instead of a turkey I think I'll just roast a large chicken in the manner of a turkey and add sides Glenn prefers. It doesn't really matter to me. It's all good!!
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:10 PM   #4
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We normally have my two daughters, SIL and grandson for dinner. Assuming that won't change, I plan our traditional meal. Nothing different planned yet. I really haven't given it any thought. It's too early for me.
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Old 10-05-2013, 01:19 PM   #5
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I anticipate my cousin will invite us and DH's brother again this year. They live about 4 hours away.
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:55 PM   #6
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I haven't even bought my Halloween candy yet!
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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I will go to who ever invites me first. Probably Poo's house. I doubt if my daughter will want to cook.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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Ours is next week, here in Canuckistan......I'm not sure and never really know until a couple of days before. It depends on what my siblings are doing. I will leave it open to see if any of them want to try and get together at my mother's house. We try not to plan too much or she goes overboard and cooks to much and we don't want her to go out of her way. So, we plan something and bring food. If not, then I plan one here, at home. Then, we invite whoever or whatever that has no place else to go at the time.
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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It's always just the two of us but we do a full blown traditional turkey dinner. We love the leftovers and have, on occasion, - eaten "leftovers" (a turkey sandwich) before the actual turkey dinner. It's hard to decide sometimes what we want more !
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:45 PM   #10
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Every year I think about doing something different and then the grocery stores start the turkey wars and I always end up buying a cheap turkey.

The hardest part for me is cutting back on all of the traditional foods I grew up with to create a miniature feast.

It will probably be turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed turnip, cabbage salad, cranberries, pickles, ripe olives and pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

Did I mention PIE, I love pie!

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