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Old 11-18-2012, 06:56 AM   #1
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Traditions at Thanksgiving

Do you have any family traditions at Thanksgiving? Ham or Turkey? Favorite dishes?

I would love to hear what everyone does for Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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We always have turkey but my personal tradition is that I have to have cranberry bread with cream cheese for breakfast.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:20 AM   #3
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Early morning run in Central Park. The West Drive is behind the Macy's parade, so you get to see all the balloons without the crowds.

Then, Thanksgiving dinner with either my family or my in-laws, depending on what year it is.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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This year the stars have lined up and we're spending Thanksgiving at Disneyland!

Hmmm.....Plaza Inn fried chicken instead of turkey???
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:30 AM   #5
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Turkey...no other meats. I know some families do a ham or additional meats but we never did growing up so I never even realized that might be an option Honestly, as long as I have mashed potatoes and pie, I am good to go!

Hope you are planning a great celebration, Kathy.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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We do the traditional turkey, but also have ham for my son who doesn't like turkey!
64 varities of starches as side dishes it seems. mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, bread, etc., etc. And at least one side that could pass as a real vegetable.
Whole and jellied cranberry sauce.
And pie!!!

We are hosting again this year. My parents, my sister, my son and his girlfriend, and my aunt and uncle whose home is still a wreck from Sandy. John's family is all in Ohio or western PA, so we don't usually see them at Thanksgiving.

Oh... And football! I almost forgot - football will be on all day.
My husband hates football, so this is generally not his favorite holiday. He is waiting for the day we can spend Thanksgiving on a Disney cruise ship!
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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Disney world. And we eat wherever our ADR is. This yr is wcc at wl
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:38 AM   #8
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My Momma still makes me a little ham . My favorite dessert of all time is Pumpkin Pie Crunch. It has pumpkin pie filling on the bottom with yellow cake mix, pecans and butter on the top. I don't even care for pumpkin normally, but this is my favorite dessert! Now I'm starving, lol.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:48 AM   #9
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Waaaay before it was trendy we fried turkeys here in cajun country, and so its still our tradition, along with shrimp and merliton dressing.
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:24 AM   #10
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My mom's family all gathers at our house (her brother and his family) and we have the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato souffle, veggies, and biscuts. We have to have the biscuts because my cousins daughter will eat her turkey on top of the biscuts.

We then watch the Macy's parade. The guys watch football and the gals all sit around the table and look at the ads for Black Friday to see where we want to go shopping.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #11
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We don't live near our families, so we host a party for all our friends who also live far from their families. What started out as a handful of (mostly) guys has grown over the years as people got married & has kids -- now we're up to 35 people. Thank heavens for potluck! I make turkey, stuffing & cranberry sauce, and just enjoy the surprises of what everyone else brings.
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