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11/27/13 12:48 P

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We have Thanksgiving at my sister's house. It used to be about 15 or 20 people but various reasons, we were down to four this year. Then last night my BIL was admitted to the hospital with congestive heart failure so it will be a VERY small holiday for us. Normally, we cook a turkey and all the usual trimmings but this year we had ordered from a local grocer and just planned to cook a couple of extra vegetables.



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11/24/13 10:40 A

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John & I will be having dinner at a local restaurant, DeWolf Tavern, which should be interesting since they always add an Indian touch/spice to their dishes.

I will also prepare stuffing, butternut squash with apples, carrots & turnips, and sweet potatoes to have as leftovers.

At work we celebrate Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday at lunch, so I am brining butternut squash with apples. Hope they like them.

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11/24/13 9:02 A

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After my 29 years of my hosting Thanksgiving dinner, my great-nephew is taking over. I'm looking forward to showing up and just visiting. He bought a house earlier this year -- a larger one that should better accommodate our growing family.

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and vegetable sides are our basics, and I'm sure that will continue.

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11/24/13 6:41 A

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Driving to my DIL's mom's home where there will be TONS of people. I have great memories of Thanksgivings from childhood-waking to the smell of turkey already in the oven. This is the first Thanksgiving that both of my parents are deceased. :'(

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11/23/13 11:03 P

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For the first time, my 40 year old daughter really wants to host Thanksgiving. I'll make the turkey and stuffing, and other family members will contribute favorite side dishes, but she will coordinate and put it all together. Like most families, we'll have way too much food, but will distribute leftovers all around and the kids have incredible appetites.

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11/23/13 5:50 P

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My daughter has taken over Thanksgiving for me. This year we have 12 adults and 3 children. My daughter has turned into a gourmet cook. She will cook the turkey, gravy, rolls, cranberry sauce and homemade pumpkin maple pie(2). I will cook my usual cornbread dressing--a very Southern recipe. The children will make Waldorf salad. Others will helping out. GTG. I need to keep on working on burning off 10,000 calories before Thursday. emoticon

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11/23/13 5:19 P

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We will be hosting a family get together the Saturday after Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving Day, hubby and I will be joining my mom for dinner at her assisted living place.

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11/23/13 2:28 P

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It's my turn to host, so I will be brining the turkey, a la my secret boyfriend, Alton Brown. Roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls...the normal stuff. We'll have 16 people so we're also doing a ham.

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11/23/13 11:59 A

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We are not sure of our plans, they keep changing. More than likely it will be just my husband, my two sons and me. I will be probably just do a turkey breast. I usually make sweet potato casserole, green beans, cornbread dressing, hot fruit casserole and rolls. For dessert a family tradition is always boiled custard. I will probably make some sort of pie.

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11/23/13 11:10 A

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We always have a bunch- My husband's sister had 9 kids, several of them and their families, including grown kids and their families come over. My kids and their families are coming from TX and FL. We always have turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes n gravy, and my grandma's special cranberry/orange relish. Others bring the sides- green beans with onion topping, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, pies, spinach dip, etc. sometimes we use my grandma's electric roaster for the turkey so that the oven is ready to warm up other things, because some people travel up to 4 hours. Some people hang around long enough to eat two full meals, and we usually send home leftovers with lots of them. I love all the hoopla and visiting with family we usually see only twice a year.

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11/23/13 10:29 A

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What are your Thanksgiving plans this year? Will you be cooking a turkey if it is at your home? What are some of the side dishes your family enjoys? Do you have a special recipe you make every year? Bonus: How do you cook your turkey, oven, roaster, friend, etc? emoticon


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