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Old 11-11-2012, 02:35 PM
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I love Thanksgiving, one of my favorite days. We are having a full house this year. All the kids and their SO's, my dad and my sister in law whom I haven't seen in a year and miss her so much and the best of all is my new grand daughter will be here too. My husband does a lot of the cooking and the kids do all the clean up. All I do is cook the Turkey. Love having the whole family in the house at the same time.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:40 PM
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You don't....like....what? What don't you like? The food? The being thankful? The celebrating? The family and friends?

I think I'm going with my immediate family to my Aunt's house. It will just be us. I don't really have anyone to celebrate with otherwise, but I still wish we could be here with the dogs and full sized kitchen.
The food, most of all. I don't like Turkey or stuffing or cranberries or green beans or mashed potatoes. I eat bread and if I'm lucky, salad (though the last few years there hasn't been any salad). I've started eating before I go so that I am not hungry all night! I asked to host it this year so that I could cook things that I actually liked, but I was turned down (it doesn't make sense to ask everyone to travel to us--instead we're the only ones who have to travel to go up north).

The family thing is fine, but we get together enough with the East coast side that it's not a big deal. We have family meals at least once a month for a birthday or holiday or celebration of some kind. Thanksgiving meal is no different, except that the food stinks! And since it's only a 4 day weekend, it's not enough time to go out to visit my family in California, so that's never an option. (Even if I wanted to go for a super short trip, tickets would cost $800...)

And thankfulness is great--I just could do without the holiday
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:41 PM
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It will just be me, Jeremy and the kids. Maybe my stepmom.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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I LoOoOve Thanksgiving food.

You could make a dish you do like and bring it?
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Oh and we have a 15 lb turkey just for us.
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The actual Thanksgiving Day celebration is a little up in the air right now. We were planning on going to my in-law's place in Rehobeth Beach, but we don't know if they are able to host now (following Sandy). They are down there this week assessing damage and doing cleanup.

If that falls through, I may end up hosting this year, which gives me an excuse to use my smoker again

But this coming weekend (the 17th) my church is doing a Thanksgiving Dinner "1970's style" (the theme is the 70's, so bell bottoms, disco, etc.). I'm baking for that and if I can get the day off of work on Friday, probably butchering turkeys (deboning and such) for cooking on Saturday.
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I LoOoOve Thanksgiving food.

You could make a dish you do like and bring it?
Yeah, one year I brought a potato and asked to microwave it so I could have a baked potato, and my MIL looked so offended! I probably should just volunteer to bring a salad, but it's easier and less offensive to the host/ess to just eat a PB&J in the car on the way there, and pick at enough food to make it look like I ate something.

I'm really not a super picky eater, but somehow Thanksgiving combines all my least favorite foods into one meal. The only way they could make it worse is to replace the Turkey with fish, lol.

I do enjoy pumpkin and apple pie, however
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Yeah, one year I brought a potato and asked to microwave it so I could have a baked potato, and my MIL looked so offended! I probably should just volunteer to bring a salad, but it's easier and less offensive to the host/ess to just eat a PB&J in the car on the way there, and pick at enough food to make it look like I ate something.

I'm really not a super picky eater, but somehow Thanksgiving combines all my least favorite foods into one meal. The only way they could make it worse is to replace the Turkey with fish, lol.

I do enjoy pumpkin and apple pie, however
If it's a constant and known thing in your family that you don't like turkey, it's not unreasonable for them to prepare something they know you'll like. I do that all the time with some of the cousins. It's just being a good host.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:16 PM
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If it's a constant and known thing in your family that you don't like turkey, it's not unreasonable for them to prepare something they know you'll like. I do that all the time with some of the cousins. It's just being a good host.
Maybe so, but I'm not going to go telling my husband's aunt and uncle that I want them to throw a chicken breast in the oven with the turkey! I would feel really rude asking for that. If they offered, I'd be thrilled...but I won't demand it. Easier to just eat ahead of time--last year was the first time I did it, and I enjoyed the holiday way more than prior years!
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Jin isn't home for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. Not a huge Thanksgiving person here, though. No family or close friends on my side or DH's side. I'm not cooking a ton of food for hours on end so it can get eaten by two people in 10 minutes and leave me with a shitload of dishes. Not worth it. Not to mention, I don't like turkey. Love ham. Jin doesn't like ham. Loves turkey.

So I make my Drunk Ham for me. Just a regular ham, cover it in about a third to half a bottle of SoCo and let it slow cook it's way to mouth-watering amazing.

Then I make Jin's turkey, seasoned as is typical. Rosemary, butter, poultry seasoning, etc...

I might make an Apple Crisp and then whatever other one or two dishes Jin wants. And that's it.
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