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guruwan2b
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1. The grazing has begun. At work we have "junk-n-stuff" where everyone brings snacks and we eat all day long. Oh, yeah.

2. Alice's Restaurant. 'nuff said.

3. 4 days off work.

guru "oh yeah, time with the family and world peace..." wan2b

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1. I only need to cook one thing and bring it to the big get-together.

2. There are always babies at the big get-together. I love holding babies! [Smile]

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It's the one annual big family/friend celebration I throw each year. My Thanksgiving day table averages 30-40 people. I love having everyone together, and I love making the meal, especially the last 10 minutes when a dozen people are in the kitchen all working together.

Beach...and I love a cold turkey sandwich later that day...life!

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guruwan2b
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Cold leftover turkey sandwiches.... yummy....

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Stuffing. God how I love stuffing.

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Favorite thing about Thanksgiving?? Food of course! [Big Grin]

Can you say, "Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!!!"

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Leftovers, while high, layered in a cup. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry. Repeat.

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Remark, can you ask your woman to shoot me over a PM when she gets a chance? [Wink]

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guruwan2b
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quote:
Originally posted by Ana Ng:
Leftovers, while high , layered in a cup.

So you smoke your turkey???

Almost forgot these pies... The company that makes them is just down the road...

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Since I have Christmas with my Dad's family, we do a small Christmas on the Saturday after Thanksgiving with my Mom's family... I love it. We do Thanksgiving, and the next day we put up the tree, and it's like the start of the holiday season. [Smile]

My guys in my family (somewhere between 3 and 5 of them), and my Grammy, go into the living room and watch the local high school football game. Sometimes I go in, too, since my Grammy has lived in the town so long that she knows all the families. She'll happily inform us about the players: "The quarterback? His dad's in jail. And number 42 over there? His mom's an alcoholic." She doesn't mean it with any malice, but she just has no tact at all. It's hysterical.

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guru, somebody told me that the same company makes Braum's pecan pies. Do you know if that's true? I love Braum's because I don't like maple flavor in pecan pies. Do those pies have maple flavor? It's silly, but Braum's considers pecan pies to be seasonal. Go figure.
ETA: I checked the ingredients list and saw no maple flavoring listed. Yay!
I do like maple, just not in pecan pie. Weird, huh?

Yep, the best part of the turkey is a cold turkey sandwich, just as the best part of a meatloaf is a cold meatloaf sandwich. Hmmm. We stop smoking "cold turkey." Wonder why we don't stop bad habits "cold meatloaf."

Gone are the days of huge gatherings in my family, Beach. I miss that a lot but don't miss all the cooking, mess and cleaning up afterwards. These days, I only have to make the dressing, gravy and mac&cheese. Yay!

Football? Well, of course!

I would say playing with the grandchildren, but that's not just a holiday thingy. [Smile]

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I don't know if Field's supplies Braums or not. I'll see if I can find out. I thought Braums made all their own stuff.
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ETA: They don't come right out and say so but:

Q. Do you make all the products sold in Braum's stores?

A. We make the majority of the items sold in our stores, however, some of our items are custom made for us to our specifications and with our recipes.

I guess it is possible. I may have to do a little research. Buy one from Braums and compare it to the one I bought from Fields.
I wouldn't do this for just anyone, you know?

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Thanks, guru. Your devotion to research is indeed heartening. And to think, you're doing it just for me! Squeeeee!

I think all it says on the Braum's label is "distributed by." Maybe that indicates they don't make them. (?) I've only seen one Braum's pecan pie box and just remembered that. I don't buy them because we'd just eat it all in one day, and my son usually has already thrown the box away when we go to his house.

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Having my grandfather come over to my house (if he's not staying here) at 10 am so we can start watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ever since I've been little, we've done that. When I was really little, and my family was the only one that had kids, my grandparents would spend Thanksgiving here (also because we always had dinner at our house). I would wake Grandpa up at 8 am, and we'd go downstairs together, and start watching it all, while Mom made breakfast with Grandma. I don't remember what my dad or my brother did.

...It's making me a little upset that everyone sees that my grandmother is slipping...

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My mom's stuffing, made according to the Betty Crocker late 1950's edition cookbook.

Pumpkin Pie. It tastes better on Thanksgiving Day than any other time.

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My favorite part of Thanksgiving is obviously the food. My parents make a Thanksgiving meal that is to die for. Unfortunately, this year a) we're going to my in-laws, so I'll have to miss my parents meal, and b) I have to work at midnight, so I can't really enjoy the day that much. Oh well.

Oh yeah, and cinnamon rolls for breakfast. That tradition is definitely one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving, too.

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1. Curling up in blankets on the couch with hot chocolate watching the Macy's parade.

2. Pumpkin pie.

3. The smell of wood stoves in the crisp autumn air.

4. Watching those same old holiday specials I've seen every year for ages.

5. Pumpkin pie.

6. Did I mention pumpkin pie?

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quote:
Originally posted by Mickey is a Moorish Idol:
Having my grandfather come over to my house (if he's not staying here) at 10 am so we can start watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Ever since I've been little, we've done that. When I was really little, and my family was the only one that had kids, my grandparents would spend Thanksgiving here (also because we always had dinner at our house). I would wake Grandpa up at 8 am, and we'd go downstairs together, and start watching it all, while Mom made breakfast with Grandma. I don't remember what my dad or my brother did.

...It's making me a little upset that everyone sees that my grandmother is slipping...

Ooh, you reminded me about the Macy's parade... wonder if it's on right now, and if so, what channel...

We never end up doing Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving, because my mom always works, so Thanksgiving isn't until Saturday, for us. Hurrah!

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Seeing my family. Even those I don't like so much.

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HOMEMADE mashed potatoes, not out of a box. I'll mash them myself if you want.

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Stuffing
Gravy (only time of year I eat it)
pie
pie
the relish tray
eating a giant meal with friends and/or family

Hot. Turkey. Sandwiches.
mmmmmmmmmmm

Stuffing.
Pie.

Is it dinner time yet?

Bee

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Being able to please a whole group of folks with my mad cooking skillz.
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Having my very first Thanksgiving with my new family. I can't thik of anything better than that.

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Actually, my favorite thing about today (or really any holiday for that matter) is working and getting the holiday pay.
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Family family family family family. They're all so great, and I just love getting to spend the time with them.

All, that is, except my father's brother's wife's brother's wife, who is a bit of a pill. But she wasn't there today, so all is well. [Big Grin]

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My mom's fruit salad and stuffing. Not at the same time though.

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I wonder if this is the right thread to ask a question? Well I'm going to anyway [Razz] . Do most people end up with an extra long week-end or do most people go back to work on Friday? In Canada we have our Thanksgiving on a Monday which gives many people a long week-end. I've often wondered why Americans picked Thursday for their Thanksgiving.

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quote:
Originally posted by Christie:
I wonder if this is the right thread to ask a question? Well I'm going to anyway [Razz] . Do most people end up with an extra long week-end or do most people go back to work on Friday? In Canada we have our Thanksgiving on a Monday which gives many people a long week-end. I've often wondered why Americans picked Thursday for their Thanksgiving.

Most of us get Friday off as well, unless we work in retail, of course. I usually take advantage of the long weekend to start dragging out my Christmas decorations.

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guru, did you do your research, yet? My daughter-in-law told me that Braum's no longer considers pecan pies to be seasonal and you can buy them year-round.

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quote:
Originally posted by Christie:
I wonder if this is the right thread to ask a question? Well I'm going to anyway [Razz] . Do most people end up with an extra long week-end or do most people go back to work on Friday? In Canada we have our Thanksgiving on a Monday which gives many people a long week-end. I've often wondered why Americans picked Thursday for their Thanksgiving.

Outside of retail, offices are slow after the holiday yet the Friday is not a paid holiday. Some offices let everyone take turns taking the Friday off, and with some it's by seniority. I worked this Friday at the bank, but I swearah, next year I'm getting it off. Why three days off when you can have four? [Smile]

I'm not sure why Thursday, but why not might be the answer. It's only been recently that our holidays are scheduled on Mondays. Thank goodness we call Independence Day fourth of July. I don't think that one will be messed with anytime soon. I sure hope they don't move Thanksgiving to a Monday. I like it the way it is.

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is eating a wonderful meal of all our traditional foods, with my family. Either that, or watching my son and my bil scarf down the pecan pie. I love my baking being appreciated.

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I got to see my parents, my brother's family (including the wee nephew) and all the relatives on my mom's side. And my grandparents sent two big sticks of deer sausage back to school with me. *salivates*

It was a good Thanksgiving.

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