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Old 11-14-2010, 02:27 PM
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Default What're you doing for Thanksgiving?

This obviously only applies to Americans(that is, unless Thanksgiving is celebrated in other countries too without my knowledge).

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Do you spend time with family, friends, or both? If you're traveling, how far is it and for how long are you staying at you destination?

And finally: Turkey or Ham?
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:09 PM
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I will be flying to Maryland to visit my son and his family in New Market.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:19 PM
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I will be doing absolutly nothing for thanks giving, inless someone wants to give me something, then i will give my thanks.

We do not cerbrate Thanks Giving here in England.

By the way, why do, you Yanks cerbrate TG. Is it Religious, or do you just like saying Thank You. LOL.

I do appologise for being ignorant.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:25 PM
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It was a celebration by the original settlers giving thanks for making it through a successful planting season among others. Try Google
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:27 PM
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Woz, for the background....OK back during the primordial stages of what is America, early settlers had a big dinner to celebrate harvest, having food to get through the winter, things are pretty cool. Expect lots of praying. As it turns out, so did the Native Americans. Different religions, thankful for having food-a-plenty. So the pretty picture is that the Native Americans and settlers shared a peaceful dinner. True history isn't quite so, but there in effect is the origin of Thanksgiving. Basically it all centers around fall harvest I think.

I will be part of the cooking crew for 3 dinners. It's a big to-do every year. The first is at my Aunt Bonnie's. My Dad and I always handle the turkey and a couple other things. Each branch of the family has their own assignment. Then we truck off to my Aunt Mary's...same deal, different assignments. Then we truck it back home, where my Mom's side of the family all comes for dinner. We handle most of it, and my Mom's sisters bring their famous TG dishes. Dad and I start cooking the morning before. This year we're brining our turkeys. One will be smoked, and the other deep fried. It shall be awesome. I usually fast for a couple days to compensate all the food. TG is my fave holiday of all.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:37 PM
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:43 PM
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I won't be celebrating thanksgiving, as i'm not american, but I will be eating turkey sandwiches & watching american football.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:54 PM
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different countries do have Thanksgivings of their own. Canadian Thanksgiving was in October...for similar reasons.
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:53 PM
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Doing the usual family turkey thing.
Good times.
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Old 11-15-2010, 12:35 AM
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:04 AM
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For some reason my British wife has really taken to the whole Thanksgiving thing. Myself, I don't give a damn about it. But she does the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy and, to my great astonishment, she once even brought home some really cheesy pilgrim salt and pepper shakers and a gravy server thing that looks like a turkey. The gravy pours out the the turkey's beak. We only use those once a year.

She thinks it a real hoot, very kitsch and all, but I just think it's weird.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:08 AM
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Not celebrated here either.....but I just may have a turkey sandwich and tip my hat to my Yankee mates, on the day.

To all my drumming bretheran, Stateside........Have a good 'un!!
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:46 AM
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a gravy server thing that looks like a turkey. The gravy pours out the the turkey's beak. We only use those once a year.
This sounds insane. British people have a similar love of turkey as it is our default christmas bird. with stuffing, etc. Actually saying that I can't wait for turkey day.
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Old 11-15-2010, 02:20 AM
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This sounds insane. British people have a similar love of turkey as it is our default christmas bird. with stuffing, etc. Actually saying that I can't wait for turkey day.
Yes, I've had many Christmas dinners in England. I dig the "crackers" but I refuse to wear the paper hat.

And what's the deal with brussel sprouts? Those things are just nasty.

Anyway, my wife finds American traditions to be quite amusing . She has a very ironic take on Thanksgiving. Myself, I don't get it at all.
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:14 AM
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I'm making a trip to Minnesota and Illinois...from Nebraska. Lots of driving planned.

Interesting bit of trivia about Thanksgiving... It wasn't an official holiday until President Lincoln made it one in 1863. (I used to be a huge 'Lincoln nerd' when I was a kid.)

http://showcase.netins.net/web/creat...hes/thanks.htm
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:27 AM
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Tandoori Turkey in Greenwich, CT.

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Old 11-15-2010, 04:39 AM
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Yes, I've had many Christmas dinners in England. I dig the "crackers" but I refuse to wear the paper hat.

And what's the deal with brussel sprouts? Those things are just nasty.

Anyway, my wife finds American traditions to be quite amusing . She has a very ironic take on Thanksgiving. Myself, I don't get it at all.
Ahh the good old christmas cracker paper hat. My grandparents seemed to have made it some tradition that every christmas we had to wear those, my granddad would always steal the gold one as if it made him the king of the table... erghh. The worst thing are the "toys" you get, the jokes are cool though.

As for brussel sprouts, I'm honestly not sure. The first rule of brussel sprouts are that they are only ever to be consumed at Christmas. Personally I hate them. I love the "pigs in blankets though" (sausage wrapped in bacon), those are awesome.

I would like to go to a thanksgiving celebration one day in America, it looks fun, I think I just need to find a nice american girl. One that owns a house overlooking Malibu Beach would be a good start.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:22 AM
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Silly Americans, Thanksgiving happened last month!

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Tandoori Turkey
That sounds ab-so-lute-ly delicious....
Typically, about 11-13 are gathered at my brother-in-laws house (only 1 block away) for Thanksgiving. He deep fries 2 turkeys. My wife and I, we cook up our own bird, to supply the gravy. You get no gravy with deep fried. A plus, our house smells great all day, and we get a whole lotta leftover bird, for later sandwich making. We already cooked up one bird, this last week, just to "get with the season", so to speak.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:39 AM
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[indent]That sounds ab-so-lute-ly delicious...]
Gimme flavor!!!!!

Give it a try, Harry..

1) rub the bird with vegge oil ( the usual )
2) get some Tandoori masala from you local desi store
3) mix with either yogurt or lemon juice, ( depending on your taste ) and apply.
4) marinade for 24 hours
5) roast, basting with butter
6) stuff with whatever you want but be sure to use rice as well.
7) Mint Chutney, and Cranberry Sauce will complete the story.

You will thank me, bud.


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Old 11-15-2010, 07:56 AM
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Give it a try, Harry..


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Thank you, Abe ...... this is gonna go down, maybe this week.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:10 AM
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Thank you, Abe ...... this is gonna go down, maybe this week.
great, leme know how you liked it. You could test drive this with a biggish oven stuffer, if you prefer too.


Sorry for the lil off-topic detour, OP


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Gimme flavor!!!!!

Give it a try, Harry..

1) rub the bird with vegge oil ( the usual )
2) get some Tandoori masala from you local desi store
3) mix with either yogurt or lemon juice, ( depending on your taste ) and apply.
4) marinade for 24 hours
5) roast, basting with butter
6) stuff with whatever you want but be sure to use rice as well.
7) Mint Chutney, and Cranberry Sauce will complete the story.

You will thank me, bud.


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This sounds so amazing. I think I am going to have the normal Thanksgiving dinner. We are hosting it at my place this year because I bought some new furniture and everybody is excited to see it. It took me awhile to get everything right, but I am really excited about the outcome and I am looking forward to showing it all off! But maybe I can suggest making this rather than the "traditional" turkey we normally eat?

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Good times planned for Thanksgiving. Driving to South Dakota to see the in-laws and do some hunting. Hope everyone here has a good one!
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I'm going home to Cleveland to have some turkey and give thanks with the family. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:41 AM
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For some reason my British wife has really taken to the whole Thanksgiving thing. Myself, I don't give a damn about it. But she does the turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy and, to my great astonishment, she once even brought home some really cheesy pilgrim salt and pepper shakers and a gravy server thing that looks like a turkey. The gravy pours out the the turkey's beak. We only use those once a year.

She thinks it a real hoot, very kitsch and all, but I just think it's weird.
Sounds like a keeper to me.

I totally get it.

I'm a bigtime Holiday Nerd (you can probably tell from all my Avatars).

Just wait for December. Its gonna get way out of hand!.
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Old 11-16-2010, 12:58 AM
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Oddly enough, ever since I've been working for Disney, I've never had the Holidays off. I'm always at work since we're a big vacation destination. It's been this way for the last 20 years.
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Oddly enough, ever since I've been working for Disney, I've never had the Holidays off. I'm always at work since we're a big vacation destination. It's been this way for the last 20 years.
That sounds like a very sad way to spend the holidays, Bo.

I'm sorry you have to work.
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That sounds like a very sad way to spend the holidays, Bo.

I'm sorry you have to work.
Why? For decades I worked on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, whatever, that's how it goes. Holidays came and went without notice. There's nothing the least bit sad about working.

I'm sorry for the musicians who aren't working.
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I'm ok with it. It's all part of entertainment. No worries.
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holidays usually pay the most money, especially new years eve.
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I'm gonna start thanksgiving this year here in Germany with my wife and some of our close friends. We're going to define it as a celebration of our friendship over food, and do it like a classic American-style TG [turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, etc]. I'm looking forward to it, and so are they.
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