A little Thanksgiving Fluff, anyone?

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A little Thanksgiving Fluff, anyone?
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 10:45am

Do you host a TG meal?


If you don't host, how far do you travel to the host home?


What's one menu item, that you just have to have, TG wouldn't be the same without it?

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 10:58am

We always host. And we have a number of fun side dish traditions. One is that we always make rutabagas in honor of my Irish grandmother, who had to have rutabagas. It used to be that nobody liked them at all. Thing is, over time, both my husband and I have have learned rather to like them.

We have Susan Stanberg's cranberry sauce, which looks and sound awful but is really good.

And in the early afternoon, the kids in the neighborhood get together at the elementary school at the end of the street to play football. It's become quite the tradition, and last year a lot of kids who don't live in the neighborhood but who go to the church across the street from the school ended up joining them. There were about thirty kids.

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:03am

Do you host a TG meal?

No, I do Christmas dinner for my family and the in-laws. We decided this year instead of going to MIL's and then to my parents' house, we are going to start alternating. This year is MIL's turn.

If you don't host, how far do you travel to the host home?

It's a 25 minute-ish drive.

What's one menu item, that you just have to have, TG wouldn't be the same without it? (Lets go for sides, or maybe something unique)

Hmm. I really like my mom's broccoli puff, but I'm not going to have any this year. I also like my mom's cranberry jello relish stuff, which again I'm not going to have.

Do you have the traditional turkey and stuffing, or have you created your own tradition? (what is it?)

Traditional turkey and stuffing. For a couple of years, we had chicken instead of turkey, because my grandpap liked it better.

Any TG traditons outside of stuffing yourself, lol?

Not really.

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:04am

Thanksgiving day, we go to mil's home.

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:16am
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:23am
I do not host. Once I cooked a T-day meal, but that was about 15 years ago. Where we live now, we are guests every year at an American outfit that host a T-day meal for the members and we can walk there. It is usually really nice. If there is no pumpkin pie, it is not really Thanksgiving.

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:27am
Amendment: Sweet potato pie is a completely acceptable alternative to pumpkin pie. Especially if it is topped with pecans.

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:29am
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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 11:41am

Do you host a TG meal?

--I host my family (about 15).

If you don't host, how far do you travel to the host home?

-- na

What's one menu item, that you just have to have, TG wouldn't be the same without it? (Lets go for sides, or maybe something unique)

-- creamed pearl onions (my family) greenbean with onion crunchy things on top (dh family). Both are pretty disgusting, but it tradition!

Do you have the traditional turkey and stuffing, or have you created your own tradition? (what is it?)

-- Turkey and stuffing

Any TG traditons outside of stuffing yourself, lol?

-- The usual, go to hs football in the am, nfl football on tv in pm, watch the grinch in the evening to gear up for the Christmas season.

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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 12:08pm

Yea, Tday fluff!


<<Do you host a TG meal?>>


Nope.


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Depends, this year we are in town, so about 20 minutes away.


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Mon, 11-23-2009 - 12:15pm

We'll be traveling 2 hours to MA to visit Steve's family. I'm bringing roasted sweet potatoes and an artichoke and spinach dip with chips.

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