Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-hasnt-changed-muchI hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Stay safe and warm, everyone.

We have a lot to be thankful for! Family, friends, freedom, food, our health and happiness. Oh, and of course there’s football.

We’ll have a pretty traditional Thanksgiving dinner: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, broccoli casserole and pumpkin pie. Yum.

What’s your Thanksgiving like?

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13 Responses to Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. Richard, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Barbara.

    We’ll have our usual dinner for just the two of us. Turkey, stuffing (the key to my happiness), gravy, roasted potatoes and sweet potatoes, cranberry & pineapple Jello mold, and sugar-free chocolate pudding pie for dessert. (Neither of us likes pumpkin.)

  3. Have a good one. Lana and I don’t really do anything special. We’ve planned a nice long walk at the nature preserve.

  4. Jerry House says:

    Have a great day, Richard. Time to give Barbara and you a taste bud workout! Of course, any leftovers (fat chance of that!) can be sent to me in Southern Maryland!

    It will be a quiet day for us — Kitty, myself, and our niece. My oldest and her kids are in Massachusetts and will having dinner with my brother and his family. My brother has very firm ideas about holidays: the pie-to-person ratio can be no smaller than 1:1. My youngest and her family are with his folks today, which is why I said it will be a quiet day — the Kangaroo (her two-year-old) likes to show off his words as loud and as often as possible. As for our meal, it’ll be the usual…turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, rolls, squash, and the proper pie-to-person ratio.

  5. Richard says:

    Prashant, thank you. Have a great day, maybe it would be a good one to sneak out to that used book store.

  6. Richard says:

    Jeff, thanks. The Thanksgiving meal is so loaded with carbs, that’s the biggest problem for me. While Barbara will be having stuffing and mashed potatoes and rolls, I will have small serving of stuffing only plus the turkey, gravy and veggie. I don’t care that much for pumpkin pie either, but Barbara loves it, so I have a slice today, and she’ll have to eat – or toss – the rest.

  7. Richard says:

    Charles, that sounds great, just what we should be doing instead of veging and watching football. It’s in the mid 40s and windy here, but still, a walk would be nice.

  8. Richard says:

    Jerry, thanks for the kind wishes. A quiet day is always good. We do have leftovers, we cook a 12-14 lb. turkey, and have stuffing and mashed potatoes (which only Barbara eats) and casserole, and that’s much more than two of us will eat, but leftover turkey is a good ting, as I love turkey sandwiches and we have a turkey enchilada recipe we want to try. That’s a major carb-loaded meal, and then all that pie! Wow.

  9. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving! We’re having the usual turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, jello fruit salad, and sweet potatoes. For dessert, six pies: apple, pecan, lemon, pumpkin, chocolate cream, and banana cream! Yummy!

  10. Evan Lewis says:

    Happy (American) football to you.

  11. Cap'n Bob says:

    For that turkey sandwich, I recommend turkey, stuffing, and jellied cranberry sauce on bread with mustard and mayonnaise. Yum yum.

  12. Richard says:

    Bob, we didn’t have cranberry this year, we really cut back. Also, I saved the leftover stuffing for Barbara, so as good as your sandwich sounds, it was turkey, mayo, pickle chips and lettuce for me.

  13. We had our very first Thanksgiving where Mary and I hosted it, instead of going to her larger family gathering. It was just us, my parents, and my daughter and her husband. Was a very nice day. We did the whole traditional meal, watched football, watched a movie, and ate all day. Friday we spent the day relaxing, Saturday we went south a couple of hours to visit her parents and then ended the evening watching Elf. Today we have church and are watching football, reading, and spending some time catching up online. It has been so relaxing, and makes me look even more forward to the two weeks off we are taking over Christmas.

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