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What are your plans?
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~Lenore    Posted 11-21-2003 at 08:46:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am trying to start a non controversial thread this time.

Are you going away?
Are you staying home?
Is family coming over to your house?
What's on the menu?
Are you excited about it;
or are you dreading it?

I am going to my daughter's house for dinner.
She lives about 25 miles away so it is a short trip there and back.
I will make my "famous" potato salad, tiny English peas with onions and Pineapple caserole.
Everyone brings a dish or two
and we all gather for a feast and football games.

BrSpiritus    Posted 11-22-2003 at 07:16:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Having a turkey dinner on Monday and on Thanksgiving going over a friends house. I'm bringing the deviled eggs, have a special recipie that has never been beaten.

earlschieb    Posted 11-21-2003 at 20:48:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I am leaving Indianer, going to southern Ohiyer for Thanksgiving, and then on down to Kantukee and Tennasee for the rest of tha weekend, otherwise known as a road trip/mini vaction again. Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving weekend!!

KellyGa    Posted 11-21-2003 at 19:42:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, my younger sister and her husband have just bought a new home, and they want to host Thanksgiving for both sides of the family, so I am going to bring potato salad and maybe deviled eggs, and Mama is bringing the pies.

It will be a nice change, I usually do Thanksgiving or Christmas, but this year Mama is taking care of Christmas, so I am relieved and relaxed for the holidays.

Doc    Posted 11-21-2003 at 19:11:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Unfortunately, I'm working.

Kentucky Gal    Posted 11-21-2003 at 18:40:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The kids are probably not going to be here for the usual big meal this year...everyone is grown up. My mother is in San Francisco and my brother has a new family. My husband and I will cook anyway: turkey, dressing, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes, rolls, cranberry (whole and jellied) sauce, pecan pies, french coconut pies, sweet tea and pickles and the such. Hopefully the kids will drop in sometime that weekend and help us eat leftovers. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! God Bless You All.

Redneck    Posted 11-21-2003 at 18:26:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I am going to smoke turkey breast,cranberry salad,green beans,fresh rolls,develed eggs,tater salad,and most likely sweet tater pie.Coarse there is always someone trying new vittles out on everyone,never can tell what there might be.

Sarah    Posted 11-21-2003 at 17:51:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you going away? No, Not Us.
Are you staying home?Yes.
Is family coming over to your house? Aunt
What's on the menu?:
Turkey, green beans, turkey gravey, mc cheese, biscuits, deviled eggs, yams, potato salad,sweet potato pie and pumpkin pie (of course, cool whip topping) Iced Tea.
Are you excited about it; :
Yes I am, I cant wait!

Maggie/TX    Posted 11-21-2003 at 16:23:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
We'll have Thanksgiving at our house, as usual, only a day late. Marie gets a 4 day leave from Thursday through Sunday, but will be on the bus getting here most of Thursday and we'll go pick her up in Beaumont. Unfortunately, I don't think my in-laws can come this year, as MIL is having a tough time with her second round of chemo and FIL is not in great shape to drive for 6 hours each way, as he's too stubborn to get his cataracts fixed and getting a touch of Alzheimers. I guess it'll be just the 4 of us.

I'll cook turkey and cornbread dressing seperate, according to my Mom's recipe and using her homemade cornbread recipe and, of course, giblet gravy. Also green bean casserole (my son LOVES that stuff) and sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mass quantities of brown & serve rolls (my daughter is crazy about rolls.) Oh, and a big favorite with all of us is deviled eggs! Not sure what all for dessert yet, except pumpkin pie, probably an Apricot Nectar cake and maybe a chocolate meringue pie.

Taylor Lambert    Posted 11-21-2003 at 16:02:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well my family is going to my uncles house, Ill probably stay home and pull out my own fingernils to avoid all the kids and my cousins Im sorry it said plans for ThanksGiving not the drutherers for ThanksGiving. I guess it would me nice to see my cousins but my cousins tend to dump there kids on them and let them run around with my aunt screaming you behave now, that goes on about the whole time were there. Then my other aunt and uncle that drive 40 mph every where they go want to follow us there and back. So I figure Ill take my truck and a bottle of aspirin. Since the trip has been in the plannings Ive been rushing to find a reason not to go. I guess the real challenge it gonna be my aunt and uncle that want to follow us. I may get them to ride with mom and dad and then me and brother will take my truck or his car. Really id rather just work in the shop like I do th rest of the holidays.

~Lenore    Posted 11-21-2003 at 18:57:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taylor, you need to go. Take those little cousins outside and let them burn off steam. Then you can wear them out and when they go back in they will be pooped.

It is a shame when parents dont supervise their children and let them ruin everyone elses day. I have a tendancy to put on my "teacher" persona and correct them myself. The parents dont always appreciate it, but if they did it, I would not have to.

marlowe    Posted 11-21-2003 at 15:38:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

raytasch    Posted 11-21-2003 at 15:35:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Will go to the nursing home and have dinner with the MIL. Not very exciting but this will probably be her last.

Redneck    Posted 11-21-2003 at 18:12:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bless you friend!

dig    Posted 11-21-2003 at 15:32:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
The local Lutheran and Methodist churches take turns having a dinner for those that have no where else to go. It's the Lutheran's turn this year. Since there's just my wife and I left we go to that. There's good food, good company, and no foolsbrawl.

Randy    Posted 11-21-2003 at 14:35:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was going to a friends, then the MIL called and said come over. Maybe both and then sponge a dessert at the place where I'm a caretaker, always tons of food there.

sven    Posted 11-21-2003 at 11:45:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heading for my sisters place, about 80 miles away, but first we have to drive about 40 miles in the opposite direction to pick up mom and dad. Dad would drive if we would let him, but I would rather go get them. I am thankful I still have them. So I guess you could say I am looking forward to Thanksgiving day, but sort of dreading the trip.

SusanMo    Posted 11-21-2003 at 11:06:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i was hoping the weather would cooperate a little better than what it appears its going to. having dinner at my house for 30+ have a 19 pound ham the turkey we raised this spring and shes a whopper not sure what she weighs yet doing that two days before. the usual mashed tators sweet tators gravy dressing cranberrysauce baked corn greenbeans dumplings homemade rolls broccoliricecheese casserole and whatever anyone else brings plus all the pies and cakes. i just hope it decides to warm up a little by then so i can shove everyone and the cigarette smoke outside(no offence) lol. hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! will let you know what butterball turns out to weigh we are having a contest a dollar a guess and whoever gets the weight or the closest gets the jackpot. tomtom sureee is gonna be mad at us lolol

Paula    Posted 11-21-2003 at 09:35:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm going to experiment in the kitchen. I wanted to try
something different, specifically something medieval or
renaissance. You know, like stuffing my cornish hen
with wild rice, eel and mushrooms or something. So I
bought a cookbook called "Shakespeare's Kitchen:
Renaissance recipes for the contemporary cook" and
am either going to do the sage cornish hen or the
almond duck breast. The pheasant looked good but I
don't know that I could put hands on one soon enough.
The capon was also appealing but then I'd be eating
capon for days.


Les    Posted 11-21-2003 at 09:32:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Going to cousin's house. All cousins on my father's side (12 of us) and children and grandchildren, spouses, etc. Not all will be there but there will be in the neighborhood of 70 or 80 if this year is typical.

Wisereader    Posted 11-21-2003 at 09:22:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mmmmm, where do I begin? All are congregating at my brother's home. Of course the main course is the bird packed with homemade giblet stuffing (personally I consider this a waste of the giblets), the famous onion green bean cassarole, candied yams, mashed potatoes and tons of gravy, and then to top it all off, mom's famous selection of fresh baked pies - Douch apple, pumpkin, or mincemeat (or all three).
A lot to be thankful for, this year and every year! A great family, a great country, and the gift of faith and ever present hope!

Kentucky Gal    Posted 11-21-2003 at 18:43:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Amen to the ever present hope! That's all we truly have, isn't it? Enjoy your family this year.

Brian-2N    Posted 11-21-2003 at 09:07:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Normally I have it at my house, but the wife and I are schlepping down to our daugthers house in Taxachusetts. A bit closer for everyone. Most of the family will be there.
I'm still doing the cooking. I have a 30lb. fresh turkey on order and will pick it up this Sunday. I'll make my world famous bread stuffing and Ginger will make her world famous meat stuffing. I'll make about a gallon of my to-die-for gravy (am I vain or what?). Mashed potatoes, peas and squash will fill out the menu, with apple, pumpkin and choclate cream pies for dessert.
I love cooking big meals for the family-Thanksgiving, Easter and Christmas. My wife and I love this holiday as there is only the meal and family, and no rush or presents (not that I dislike Christmas, mind you).

Whaddya Mean?    Posted 11-21-2003 at 09:05:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Whose thanksgiving?...
Certainly not the people that we...


Sorry...Couldn't resist...

Salmoneye, Ain't I A Stinker

~Lenore    Posted 11-21-2003 at 10:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes you are! ;-)

I have gotten plum hungry reading the replies.
Besides my contribution of potato salad, peas and pineapple casserole....
My daughter and her hubby will do the turkey and dressing, rolls, chocolate pie.
My son and DIL will bring the corn casserole and green bean casserole.
In laws will bring sweet potaoes, broccoli and rice, banana pudding, cheese cake, and who knows what else will show up.
Probably about 25-30 folks give or take a few.
I am looking forward to Thanksgiving.
Lots to be thankful for.

Christmas will be at my place.
Even though I love it I am sort of dreading it too.
We sort of repeat Thanksgiving,
we just relocate the meeting place.
One nice thing when we all get together,
we all have a great time and everyone gets along well.

Has anyone mentioned...    Posted 11-21-2003 at 11:11:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Banana/Date salad yet?

All that goes in are a couple sliced up bananas, a package of dates broken up ......and mayonaise...

Sounds gross...

Looks worse...

Tastes like heaven...

Would not be Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter without it...My oldest cousin and I fight over the stuff...I usually let her win ;-)


~Lenore    Posted 11-21-2003 at 11:38:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I may have to try that on my crowd.
It sure sounds easy!
I love easy. ;-)

Ron/PA    Posted 11-21-2003 at 08:53:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well I ain't goin to Massashovit. and I may or may not shave for the day (GRIN) We'll stay home, have the traditional dinner, and then sit and groan in pain for over eating.
Driving for a living, I don't travel on holiday weekends, plus I really like just being home for thanksgiving and christmas.
Hope you have a great time,

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