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post #1 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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Thanksgiving 2019

Now that Halloween is over, it's time. Thinking this year have one big tread that covers everything from recipes, parades and specials, plans, memories, questions, etc. this ABSOLUTELY includes other countries. In fact waiting to hear all about it.

Somewhere along the way I will post my easy turkey brine for those interested in maybe trying this year.

Also making its annual appearance southern dressing.

And also what you are thankful for. An easy place to start is this group.

For those experiencing loss, separation, or alone this time of year- first of all this is your place . Share as much as you want or just enjoy participating.

I've said before- these aren't " my" threads. I just make the heading and kick it off. Take it anywhere and everywhere.
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post #2 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 12:27 PM
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I have no idea what we're doing for Thanksgiving this year. We usually host, but my parents are in the process of moving 5 hours away, my brother is hosting a big one with his wife's extended family but I'm not sure they make enough wine for us to tolerate that (they're great people, but there are a lot of them and they take over everything, and we're introverts, so it doesn't sound fun at all). This is the first time in 16 years we don't have at least one dog, so we should probably go travel and spend the holiday with my husband's family for once, but his parents are divorced and remarried, so if we do one, we also have to do the other, and that's a whole 'nuther bucket of stress.

I just want to go to the mountains and hibernate and watch it snow while I sit in the hot tub and drink wine, but that probably isn't going to happen!

So, yeah.... up in the air still.
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This year I will probably do some cooking for my mom to take to family. It will probably just be me and Remington this year. I am thinking since the grill will be free I will do him some chicken thighs. He loves those.
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post #4 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 12:35 PM
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I am in Canada so we had our Thanksgiving last month. My daughter roasted a delicious turkey with all the trimmings and homemade pumpkin pie. It is a tradition since she got married that we celebrate at her house with her husband's parents.

We have so much to be thankful for. My husband getting a second chance at life with a lung transplant, over 2 years and he's doing great. My son-in-law stepmother with terminal cancer, however, she is doing great and there has been no spread in the last 6 months. And of course my two adorable granddaughters, love them to the Moon and back!

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post #5 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 01:23 PM
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Glad you didn't go right to Christmas! LOL. Like wait, I need my Thanksgiving plate first hahaha.

Same as always this year, going to Thanksgiving at my cousins/aunt & uncle's house. It's always a good time. :) Sooo excited for the, my aunt always hooks me up with some lovely red wine! Yum!

It's one of my favorite holidays, & who doesn't love endless amounts of food?!

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post #6 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 01:31 PM
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We moved to Montana a year ago on Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for! So much has changed since we have moved here! We lost our dog of 6 years due to cancer, but we gained rescue pony Squishy, and Paint mare Bella who I have booked a breeding for Spring 2020 which I could not be any more excited for!

As far as plans, since my family pretty much lives on the Eastern coastline, no visitors this year, and my husband's family never comes to visit no matter how close or how far we itll be a nice holiday for the 5 of us! We're kinda strange, we're not huge turkey eaters so pretty much focus on ham, and all the normal side dishes. We also always put our Christmas tree up Thanksgiving Day so thats always a blast for us and the kids!
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post #7 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 01:33 PM
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Going to my in-laws again for Thanksgiving. They don't celebrate Christmas, so we go to my parents for Christmas and them for Thanksgiving. Makes divi-ing up holidays easy! My parents usually come to the in-laws' place for Thanksgiving now, since it's just the two of them.

My in-laws do Thanksgiving as an actual early dinner (like 6:00) which I still haven't gotten used to. Growing up it was a very late lunch, and then you sat around all day letting it digest. In-laws also have tater tots, which is still weird to me, but they are tasty so no complaints. My mother-in-law makes a lot of her German recipes, so we get two kinds of cabbage, sometimes beets, feldsalat with dill dressing if we can find the feldsalat or hers actually grew this year (Feldsalat I think is the same as lamb's lettuce, and it likes the weather to be really cold before it will germinate). My dad brings a really good stuffing that he makes. We bring chocolate pecan pie, although we get it from Whole Foods and every year for the last five year there are fewer and fewer pecans and more and more "goop." We got pies from another local place last year (in addition to the Whole Foods pies), and everyone seemed to like them, but the crust was terrible to me -- mealy instead of flaky.

We take the train up there most every year because traffic on the highway between the two cities is just unbearable. It was seven years ago now that we thought we'd beat traffic by leaving really late at night on Saturday (like 11:00). We got stuck in a traffic jam in the literal middle of nowhere (just cornfields for miles and miles) at 2:00 in the morning. Apparently we weren't the only ones with that idea. I said "never again" to driving. The train is slow, but with the traffic the way it is now, it is still sometimes faster. And there is no stress.

ETA: so much to be thankful for that I can't even begin. It would take forever to write it all down.
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post #8 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting a food treat before thanksgiving. My dad had a bunch of gift cards around. Most bits and pieces. The grocery store where he went gave gas points on your loyalty card. It was at entertaining for him and I guess overall he did save some.

There was a handful of cards to Longhorn. On the 17th they are bringing back for the holidays the filet with crab cake, crab meat and some sauce I really like.

Also found some to Lowes- hello Christmas tree and whatever else for it.
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At the price they put turkey on sale for, Remington might get upgraded.
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post #10 of 97 Old 11-03-2019, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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I will keep an eye out for times for Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
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