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We're hosting the Thanksgiving meal at our place this year. There'll be 10 adults feasting on a 23 lb. turkey and all the trimmings. We're eating late, about 17:30. I'd rather sit down around 14:00 or so, but that didn't accommodate all the guests.

This will be only the second year my bride prepared the Thanksgiving meal for our extended family. She did a great job last year and I don't expect this year will be any different. I always enjoyed the meal when hosted at my in-laws, but I kind of liked having it at my home. Of course, other than fetching the extra table leafs and spare chairs, I don't really do too much.

My bride spent the day yesterday in preparation. We have a couple pies on the stove-top and I saw some squash being cut and stripped which joined a refrigerator full of food. The turkey was in the kitchen sink thawing, but it's not there now and I have no idea where it went; in my shop maybe? I kept my distance from the kitchen and ate a couple corn-dogs for dinner, because I didn't dare say or do anything that would make me the target of any frustrations that might be present.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!
 

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We normally go to my wife's sister's house. Their son has some health issues so this year we aren't getting together. The boys and I are going to work on the shop. Mother says she's whipping something together for dinner.
 

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... The boys and I are going to work on the shop. Mother says she's whipping something together for dinner.
That's a good day! I'd trade you if I could.
 

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That's a good day! I'd trade you if I could.
You could come help. :lol:

We'll feed ya, steak sandwiches on the grill for lunch.:bigthumb:
 

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We're hosting the Thanksgiving meal at our place this year. There'll be 10 adults feasting on a 23 lb. turkey and all the trimmings. We're eating late, about 17:30. I'd rather sit down around 14:00 or so, but that didn't accommodate all the guests.

This will be only the second year my bride prepared the Thanksgiving meal for our extended family. She did a great job last year and I don't expect this year will be any different. I always enjoyed the meal when hosted at my in-laws, but I kind of liked having it at my home. Of course, other than fetching the extra table leafs and spare chairs, I don't really do too much.

My bride spent the day yesterday in preparation. We have a couple pies on the stove-top and I saw some squash being cut and stripped which joined a refrigerator full of food. The turkey was in the kitchen sink thawing, but it's not there now and I have no idea where it went; in my shop maybe? I kept my distance from the kitchen and ate a couple corn-dogs for dinner, because I didn't dare say or do anything that would make me the target of any frustrations that might be present.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!
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Hosting , we have done so probably 16 out of the last 20 years.

Turkey, ham, gravy, home made noodles, mash potatoes, home grown green beans, home grown corn, rolls, and sure I'm missing at least 6 -10 items for main course.
Deserts wife spent most of the day making 8 homemade pumpkin , 3 chocolate ,2 lemon and 2 coconut pies ,, and not sure what others will bring.

Younger brother and his wife, in-laws, daughter and her family , and nephew and his family for a total of 14 and who knows may be more, door is always open.
 

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We are hosting, the mother-in-law is coming, she's only 95, only has to come across the road. Also my daughter and her family will be here. Wife has been getting things ready since yesterday so I stay out of her way as she can get uptight at times when things don't go according to plan. Haha!
 

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We are hosting, the mother-in-law is coming, she's only 95, only has to come across the road. Also my daughter and her family will be here. Wife has been getting things ready since yesterday so I stay out of her way as she can get uptight at times when things don't go according to plan. Haha!





Same here, I'm heading for the basement to work on a wall shelf , yesterday spent the majority of the day in basement.
 

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no big meal here today. just a small turkey breast and some stuffing balls bathed in gravy along with a few mashed taters.

the oldest son's wife tripped somehow in her living room, twisted her big toe backwards, and broke it --i think on tuesday.

so their staying home today-i think--they might be going to her Mothers house for supper--maybe:dunno:they don't tell me much do they:laugh:

youngest boy and his wife and new grand daughter usually go to her home for lunch-dinner--then stop here for supper on way home:dunno:don't know if that might happen or not--see they don't tell me much-see.:lol::laugh:

now in the old days of this being butchering day---jeez--big family then on both of parents side--step pap usually butchered 12 pigs back then. where my moms day did maybe 4--still was a long day there too. till the lard was done, along with the pond-hoss-probably did not spell that right:banghead:

us kids had the job of cutting up fat from the pigs into smaller pieces for the rendering process. some one always needed a band aid--usually one of the girls, then they wouldn't help no longer. never thought about it, till i was older--that i think she planned that back then:nunu::laugh:

forgot the last thing to be done after the lard, was stuffing the sausage into big round links--it was quite the honor to make the longest one. i always claimed it was how u cranked the stuffer-so the casing didn't tear.:laugh: some yrs we had a deer to mix in with the sausage, now that sure made it taste good:fed:

my grand mothers and aunts still made a large meal of turkey, ham,, and well all the trimmings to go along with the meal, pies, aw boy a lot of food that day. course butchering back then was hard work, so u had to eat good that day.

we haven't butchered here since way back in 83--a long time ago. killed a few beef, but clearly not the same as doing hogs.

everyone have a great day---and enjoy ur family.:bigthumb:
 

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Hosting our son and a golden doodle......got to watch him (dog) he will eat anything he can Get at:nunu:
Happy Thanksgiving Day to all.....
 

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This year we are doing neither. My MIL always does the Sunday before and we usually go to my parents today but my father and two of my sisters have colds this year. I think my wife is trying to set me up to take her shopping :banghead::banghead: the only good that can come out of that we HAVE to go to Utica/New Hartford, may be perfect timing for desert with Oxpath. :thumbup1gif: :lol:

But seriously, I preparing a ham that has already been smoked for just Louise and Emma, Miranda is at her mother's house, and of course Dallas and Dixie will probably enjoy some good viddles too.

Happy Thanksgiving too all .
 

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Hosting, we have the largest dining room of all in the family. We will have about 30 peeps here.

On the menu

20lb Turkey, deep fried
14lb Brisket, smoking on the BGE now
19lb Ham

Plus all the other stuff!

I hope everyone has a blessed day.
 

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Going to grandma’s of my Son in Law’s. Something we started doing this few years ago somehow, and she has a fit now if we don’t come. Then come back and go to cousin up the road for desert.
 

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...may be perfect timing for desert with Oxpath. :thumbup1gif: :lol:
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Good luck shopping today. That's torture!
 

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Going to my sisters. She and her son are both recovering from ACL surgery. Sons second surgery in 15 months. My mom and other sister do all the cooking however. We used to alternate holidays between my wife’s side of the family and mine but just got to complicated. Better food at my sisters my wife and kids say. We are bringing green bean casserole and a pumpkin pie.

My wife and I might go out shopping later since we are looking at something specific for each of our kids. I absolutely loathe shopping, but if we can save some bucks it would be nice.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!


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You could come help. :lol:

We'll feed ya, steak sandwiches on the grill for lunch.:bigthumb:
There is a dedicated thread (albeit nearly departed) for this topic!:laugh:

Hosting dinner for 16!
 

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No family left outside of my brother who isn't around these parts on a regular basis, so the missis and I just stay home, do our thing and have a nice turkey dinner later on in the day. Our pond is frozen solid so for all those young whippersnappers out there who say, BS about Lydia Marie Child's over the river and thru the wood,, this year it's true.. snow and all.... Tomorrow,, Sandwiches!
 
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