Have you bought your turkey?

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Have you bought your turkey?
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Wed, 11-14-2012 - 11:14am
http://www.cnbc.com/id/49750895?__source=yahoo%7Cblackthursday%7C&par=yahoo >>>>>>>>Are you having turkey for Thanksgiving? How big a bird do you get? Are you eating at your home or traveling for Thanksgiving. Looks like our drought this summer has caused the prices to increase. I ordered a turkey from a local Amish family that they will deliver next Wednesday. The bird will end up being somewhere between 10 -12lbs. We will have 6 for dinner. I pulled the 2 am to 11am shift for Black Friday. I work 5am to 3pm on the Wed. So I hope to get everything started the night before. When does your college students get home? My boys will be here late Wednesday night then they will leave Friday for the big football game on Saturday.
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Thu, 11-15-2012 - 9:31pm

No, I haven't bought it yet. I haven't even looked into ordering one or anything. Neither kid will be home for the holiday and the other extended family members are busy elsewhere so we talked to dh's parents and decided to skip the feast this year, not worth it for just 4 people and a long drive for them (in their 80s). I do plan to make the basic meal though, just on a small scale. I decided that we should do something completely different in lieu of the feast. As of now our idea is to have it on Wednesday night and Thursday morning make turkey and cranberry sandwiches to take for lunch while hiking in the local mountains. The weather is supposed to be good so I think our plan will work.

I don't know yet what either kid will be doing. Ds and his gf have lots of couple friends so they will probably join people for dinner. Dd's friends seem to be more footloose, and possibly none of them have an oven large enough to fit a turkey. Dd still doesn't have gas in her apt so she can't use her oven even if she wanted to. 

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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 9:25am

I have bought NOTHING for Thanksgiving. I'm ending one of my busiest weeks at work, so I haven't even thought about it until I read this. Ooops! I really need to get the turkey this weekend so it will have time to defrost if frozen. It is only going to be 3 of us (4 if we can coordinate the time of our meal with dd's bf's family meal. I told him he wasn't allowed to not go to his Mom's house in order to come to ours) DD23 is traveling a couple of hours away to go to her boyfriend's extended family gathering. First time she has met alot of the relatives. It's also her first time not being with us on a holiday. Guess it's a sign of growing up! She and I are both off next week so we are going to meet on Monday for a day of shopping and lunch.

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Fri, 11-16-2012 - 1:52pm
Well, no turkey for this vegetarian family :) My nephews are going to Orlando to play soccer Thanksgiving morning, so we're getting together with my dad and his wife and my sister and her family on Wed. Thursday we plan on baking cookies and watching games. Friday downtown to see the lights, and Saturday decorate the tree before dd goes back to college.
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Sat, 11-17-2012 - 7:14pm
Hi Theresa, As a meat eater, vegetables are yes only sides... Though I probably look forward to the onion soup and stuffed acorn squash more than the turkey! What signature dishes do you make for your family that they look for in Thanksgiving?