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Monday, November 17, 2008

Thanksgiving Traditions

Every family and generation has their set of traditions and after each marriage they get combined/changed and etc.

Here is ours currently:

An afternoon meal of Turkey, Bread Dressing, Mashed Potato's, Gravy, Green Bean Casserole, Home Made Cranberries, Fresh baked rolls, Pie...but no pumpkin

Some that have come and gone......Evening meal, sliced baked apples, pumpkin pie with whipped cream and crushed peanut brittle, and clams in the dressing




How about yours???




Click on the turkey for some fun trivia...see what you know

14 comments:

JeanMac said...

Pie with crushed peanut brittle? I haven't lived yet - sounds so good.
Basically our meal is the same - long as there is lots of food and family.

Chatty Crone said...

We're going to visit my son and his wife in Cincinnati - bringing my daughter and my grandson with us.

bigbikerbob said...

Here in the UK we don't usually celebrate thanks giving but Turkey is a tradional Christmas dinner. It is usually served with Roast potatoes,Boiled Potatoes, usually three vegeatables from,Brussel Sprouts,carrots,Cabbage,Peas,Beans,Swede, Roasted Onions,Roast Parsnips,with Stuffing and Yorkshire Puddings and a good Gravy.

Changes in the wind said...

Hmmmmmm bigbikerbob....would love to come to dinner! Especially to try Swede Roasted Onions......

Shammickite said...

Canadian Thanksgiving has already come and gone in October, but our food traditions are much the same as yours. My OlderSon is the King of Pumpkin Pies... he makes one for me and also one for his MIL every year.

Kacey said...

My Thanksgiving was always turkey, cornbread dressing (Dad was from the south), mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, corn, cranberries, strawberry Jello mold, relish tray, homemade yeast rolls, orange-nut bread, pumpkin and chocolate pies. Now, we live in Ohio for six months and Florida for six months. Our family is in Ohio, so we do Thanksgiving with friends....I'm not sure what all we will have, but I know I'll do the pies. Darn!
I played your turkey game...only got twelve right and most of them were guesses.
I enjoyed you blog and will have to mark it to return.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Well that was fun...ummm sorta..
I got some tricky questions right and missed what does a turkey hen say etc. Score? Ok, scored 14.
Oyster dressing is a must at my house plus one other as my family is divided..some love it more than anything else on the table and some really hate it.

Lady Di Tn said...

Monica
A turkey breast as no one likes the dark meat. Gravy, white rice, cornbread dressing, green peas, cranberry sauce and rolls. Any room left for Fudge cake and ice cream. Maybe later. BTW sometimes mashed sweet potatoes with marshmellows. Peace

Ming the Merciless said...

When I was in college, I used to spend Thanksgiving Day volunteering in the soup kitchen.

One of my tasks was used to de-bone the 10+ roast turkeys we get (donated) from the grocery store. After de-boning those turkeys, I would smell of turkey for days. No amount of soap and shower would get rid of that smell.

Now, I won't eat turkey except those deli turkey meat (which aren't really turkey, I think). :-)

Ming the Merciless said...

Oh, in the South, we used to have pecan pies for Thanksgiving.

When I moved up to NYC 10 years, I made pecan pies for everyone during the first couple of years.

Now, it's NY style cheese cake for Thanksgiving. :-)

Granny Annie said...

Our tradition is to wait until the last minute and see if we're heading to children's homes or if they are heading to ours. I'm completely happy either way.

Changes in the wind said...

Thanks to all of you for shraing...I so enjoyed hearing of your different traditions and Ming...what an awesome story to share, that is truly giving, just sorry that you now don't like turkey:( Pecan pie...mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Dorothy said...

Same as yours except pumpkin and apple pie...

Dorothy from grammology
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Grammie said...

I grew up smelling the onions and celery being sauteed early on Thanksgiving morning at home....and, even now, as a 60 yr. old grandmother, I still call home every year and ask my mom if the house smells yet! : )