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Old 09-07-2015, 03:40 PM   #11
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Wow, princess....23 years since your last big Thanksgiving get together! This will definitely be an extra joyous occasion, with close family present and being in your new home.

I was just thinking about Thanksgiving yesterday! For the past 15 years we've had T dinner at my house, but my youngest daughter and her hubby just bought their first new home and it's only a mile from me. We haven't set any plans yet, but I'm pretty sure they'll want to host dinner at their home this year.

I'm pretty sure we'll do the usual dishes that everyone has to have - roast turkey and dressing, gravy, mashed russets, baked sweet potatoes with a little OJ and brown sugar, fresh green beans with almonds and pearl onions, salad, rolls, and some kind of pie. I love homemade cranberry sauce, but no one else does so I'll probably just make a small amount for me again. We always share in the cooking duties.

Dawg....I would bring my own fat laden gravy, too! LOL
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:56 PM   #12
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PF, your oven looks fairly clean. I'd give it a try. As long as it works, chances are it will be fine.
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Old 09-07-2015, 04:36 PM   #13
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Well, if you don't get around to it...just follow the Greeley Highway north till you hit Lingle, I can come up with the extra.
Lingle looks to be about the same size as Fleming CO on Google Maps - but it appears that you have two schools, while Fleming School is K-12 in one building. Lingle looks to be about 3 hours away from us routing through Sidney and Scotsbluff. That almost makes us neighbors.

One way or another, we will definitely be doing Thanksgiving with my wife's father who is 92 years young tomorrow. It will either be here at our home or at her brother's house about 2 miles from us. I do thank you for the warm invitation though.
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:19 PM   #14
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Oh me, Oh my! Thanksgiving is fast approaching...Family, all coming to MY house. This is the first Thanksgiving celebration with family in the last 23 years...Traditional Dinner, Mom elected me to host the meal...I hope I can do it up right.
1) I know we'll eat! Details, for us, are down the road.
2) 23 years is forever in dog years. It's been at least 10 for us, and I'm entertaining the idea of spending Thanksgiving with the kids rather than Christmas this year.
3) You WILL do it right. 20 or so will be a piece of cake after running craft service for scads of firemen and support services back in MT. Hopefully you will not be hosting them this year, what with your fireplace and all.

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If we end up going to my beloved cousin's again, I am bringing my own gravy. Last year's gluten-free, vegan, organic, gravy-free meal was, um, well, words fail me...
If I were you, I'd bring my own entire MEAL!
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:29 PM   #15
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If we end up going to my beloved cousin's again, I am bringing my own gravy. Last year's gluten-free, vegan, organic, gravy-free meal was, um, well, words fail me.

You will do great, PF! I know there will be plenty of gravy!
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If I were you, I'd bring my own entire MEAL!
Yeah... vegan and Thanksgiving don't belong in the same sentence.... not in my house anyway.


(I do understand that some people have medical reasons for dietary restrictions, but beyond that I just don't get vegan )
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:38 PM   #16
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Thanksgiving 2015 - Planning Time

I fear if I go to my cousin's this year, I go alone. DH did not like the food at all.

I usually bring the dressing/stuffing, which I make to my own personal specifications, with bread. It is neither gluten-free nor vegan. Last year's lack of gravy was a complete and utter travesty. There were a couple of turkeys that were edible, one was even smoked. Other than that, the menu mainly consisted of various Brussels sprouts dishes and sweet potatoes. Two of my most despised dishes.

I also brought a big plate of deer sausage, cheese, and crackers. Guess what completely disappeared first?
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:39 PM   #17
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Gotta get DW up to speed first, then we'll figure out Thanksgiving, especially since we have so much to be thankful for. This one will be more poignant than in the past.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North.
Absolutely Chief. She may be on a special diet, but I bet a broth of turkey will be on her approved list. With the love and special care she is getting, she will enjoy the holiday even more.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:00 PM   #18
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Thank you for your vote of confidence, LyndaLou. Funny...I got rid of my large serving platter a few years ago as I was never going to cook a whole Turkey again.

I'm hoping I can get my new stove before Thanksgiving rolls around. I may have to try out the oven on this old thing and see how it handles roasting.
A couple that we are good friends with have a stove about that age, it doesn't even look like it should work, it too is a drop in. They manage to create some wonderful things with that oven!
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:10 PM   #19
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Since we are talking Thanksgiving, I just posted a recipe in the Poultry forum for the Wild Mushroom Stuffing that I make about every other year for the holiday. It's always been a hit, so if you like mushrooms, it might be worth a try. It's a good one to take when you need a dish to take to someone else's house for the holiday.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:27 PM   #20
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I'm going to Utah to visit #2 son.
He's talking a buffet at what used to
be The Canyon's. That works for me.
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