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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:04 PM
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Who has Thanksgiving plans they care to share?
As for me, we are going to San Francisco to see my brother and his family. We have had a hard couple of years here, lost my mom, my sister-in-law, my dad this August and several very good friends, so we are looking forward to getting away. Anybody else?
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:08 PM
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1. Sorry for your losses.
It sounds like you need a getaway.
As for us, we'll be hosting my fundie stepson and his fundie bride who looooove Bush and Iraq. Maybe I'll have some enlistment papers ready and see if they want to spend Christmas in Fallujah...
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:10 PM
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2. I hear Fallujah is nice this time of year.
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bluedeminredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:53 PM
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7. Warm.
All those explosives, donchaknow...
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:11 PM
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3. I am going to hide
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piece sine Donating Member (931 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:11 PM
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4. free-range goose
stuffed with tangerines, prunes and chestnuts, glazed with a cognac reduction after roasting; served with a turnip gratin with lots of melted gruyere, along with sauteed red cabbage and apples spiked with star anise. Serve a new, refreshing Mersault with that and a blueberry tarts for dessert.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:15 PM
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5. Wow, I think I would rather come to your house!!
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Cuban_Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:25 PM
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6. Gonna do the whole turkey thging here!
It's kinda up in the air who all is coming, but we expect a sizeable crowd.

:)
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 12:55 PM
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8. Everyone I'm dining with is a very liberal Democrat.
.......Except for 2, who nobody wants to sit next to x(
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:08 PM
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10. My entire family is solely comprised of Liberal Democrats
...Thank God! I can't imagine having a repug in the family, don't know how I would take it.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:12 PM
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12. So is mine.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:12 PM by NYC Liberal
I don't see either one of the 'Pukes that often.

To give you an idea of just HOW right-wing they are...one of them has stated that Fox is too LIBERAL!
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hangemhigh Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:05 PM
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9. Decorating the Christmas Trees! nt
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xpunkisneatx Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:10 PM
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11. work...
Unfortunatly, i work in a hospital and they never close...so I will be spending Thanksgiving with patients who like to shit themselves and puke and die and blah.
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:24 PM
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16. They need you
You are a good person for helping them when you really want to be home.

At least you should get some serious pay for the day.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:15 PM
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13. My mom is coming up.
Edited on Sun Nov-14-04 01:17 PM by fudge stripe cookays
Which should be interesting, since it's the first visit she's made since "The Rift." We got in a huge fight last year and she removed me from the will after I told her I wanted every financial tie between us severed.

My mom has severe control issues, but is now a Democrat. So we won't be arguing about politics, just everything else. I'm looking forward to the visit about as much as brain surgery. With the exception of an antiquing expedition to McKinney, which is always fun, and the holiday cooking, which I always love, my teeth will be on edge all weekend.

On the menu:
Warm Goat Cheese Toasts w/Rosemary, Walnuts, and Honey
Herb Salad with Persimmons & Hazelnuts
Roast Turkey with Prosciutto-Hazelnut Crust
Double Sausage Stuffing
Popovers with Sage Butter
Green Bean Casserole
Cranberry Orange Relish
Twice Baked Potatoes w/Goat Cheese & Chives
Cranberry Orange cheesecake w/Chocolate Crust

Can you tell I've been scouring my old Bon Apetits?

FSC
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:16 PM
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14. A Feast Fit for Kings
Turkey
Ham
Garlic Mashed potatos
Baked sweet potatos
garlic green beans
sausage stuffing
corn bread
gravy

Bavarian cream pie for dessert

Then we shall roll into the living room and collapse.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:17 PM
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15. Stop! You're making me hungry already!
:9
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Mizmoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:28 PM
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17. I love to cook
but I'm not that fancy about it. No chutney or endive or anything odd. Plain old yankee home cookin for me. If I put a scallion or porcino mushroom in the broth, I must have been feeling exotic.
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NYC Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:22 PM
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19. Sounds good to me.
I eat anything. Or at least I'll try anything.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:40 PM
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23. What? No football?
...as kids we always played after dinner, so the grownups could sit around and talk. Now we are sitting around talking while our kids play. Wonder which little girl will be the football this year?
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 01:36 PM
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18. I'm sorry for your losses.
I hope you'll have a good trip and a nice stay with your brother.

We plan to just be us - my husband and I and our three kids - for Thanksgiving. I was very ill with an advanced kidney infection last Thanksgiving, so we're hoping for a quiet but pleasant holiday this year. I plan on doing the traditional dinner - turkey, stuffing, potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, lefse, veggies, pie - the whole nine yards.

Our families are back in Minnesota.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:38 PM
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21. Hope you are feeling better this year.
And thank you for your kind thoughts. I had taken over hosting Thanksgiving when my mom passed, but since we are in VA and it seems as though my brother, his wife, and their three have to travel here all the time, we thought we would give them a chance to have a holiday at home. We are so looking forward to it. My husband's side of the family doesn't have any grandchildren, so my brothers' children are the only ones my kids have. We are trying to keep the ties close.
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kitchen girl Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:28 PM
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20. We are going to Cleveland...
to visit my husband's family. It's the tradition. FIL is 90, MIL is 82, so every holiday with them is special because we don't know if there will be another one. We'll be having turkey, the worst stuffing ever put on a plate (MIL is a wonderful cook, but she just cannot do stuffing), sweet potatoes, one of my SIL's amazing cheesecakes. And probably no veggies. These people don't eat veggies. Drives me crazy. One time I asked about veggies, and MIL put some pickles on a plate and put them on the table... After spending a couple days with his parents, my husband and I come home and binge on broccoli. :D

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your friends and family members. I hope happier times are ahead for you.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:39 PM
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22. Thank you for your kind words
...have a wonderful, safe trip.
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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 02:44 PM
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24. Going to NJ to be with family
My grandmother, aunt, uncle, and bunch of my cousins all live on the same block in Bergenfield, NJ. I'm going down by Grayhound and crashing there for five days. Since I'm the oldest of the kids, that means shopping and being showered with affection and best off all- HOME COOKED MEALS!!
I've forgotten what a home cooked meal tastes like :)
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-14-04 09:47 PM
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25. Family dinner hosted by my husband's nephew
Probably about 17 adult people and three small people.
My husband's two nephews live practically next door to each other so we have the use of two stoves to warm things up etc.

The nephews will cajun fry the turkey and everybody else will bring something.

I am taking squash casserole, fresh asparagus and maybe a dessert of some kind or maybe home made rolls

We usually have a ton of food.

Mashed potatoes
green beans
squash cass
asparagus
sweet potatoes
stuffing
mexican stuffed peppers (made by my niece in law who is from Mexico)
salad of some kind
deviled eggs
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
or some other dessert thing

some years I make hot rolls to bake at dinner, and probably will do that instead of dessert, as we often have too many desserts.

they always want to tear through dinner so they can watch the Cowboys game from the kickoff. The one year I hosted I had dinner @ 7 pm to get away from that and we all sat down together at the same tables.
(I put my three dining tables end to end)

It will be fun and loud and I may kidnap the kids and take them to a movie.
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