Join Early Retirement Today
View Poll Results: What are your Thanksgiving Meal Plans? Multiple options - select all that apply
planning a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings 45 46.39%
planning a special meal but not turkey 7 7.22%
we're gonna have a regular meal like any other 3 3.09%
we'll be staying at home and cooking 16 16.49%
we're home but with take-out or store bought 3 3.09%
we're visiting someone else 24 24.74%
no cooking here - we're going to a restaurant 8 8.25%
will be home alone or with the same family as any other day 7 7.22%
this will be a get together with extended family, friends, other guests 32 32.99%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Thanksgiving Meal Plans
Old 11-15-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,446
Thanksgiving Meal Plans

Iím curious about peopleís Thanksgiving plans. We are having a group of family and friends over for a turkey feast with an abundance of deliciously well prepared food and a large variety of fermented, brewed and distilled beverages. And desserts. About half the group will spend the night.
__________________

__________________
MichaelB is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-15-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
obgyn65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: midwestern city
Posts: 4,061
hello MichaelB. This is my plan : Dominick's - Holiday Dinners

Easy and painless.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
Iím curious about peopleís Thanksgiving plans. We are having a group of family and friends over for a turkey feast with an abundance of deliciously well prepared food and a large variety of fermented, brewed and distilled beverages. And desserts. About half the group will spend the night.
__________________

__________________
Very conservative with investments. Not ER'd yet, 48 years old. Please do not take anything I write or imply as legal, financial or medical advice directed to you. Contact your own financial advisor, healthcare provider, or attorney for financial, medical and legal advice.
obgyn65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #3
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 255
We are having a full Thanksgiving meal for lunch on my side of the family (about 25 people), and then having another full Thanksgiving meal for dinner on DW's side of the family (about 10 people). I am still in negotiations with DW regarding her handling all the driving (about 60 miles round trip total) so that I can partake of these fermented, brewed and distilled libations you mentioned.
__________________
SunsetSail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:02 PM   #4
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I'm headed east to join my "new family".

I offered to help cook, but was gently refused. So I will be half of the cleanup crew, the 2nd offer that was readily accepted.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:13 PM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,033
We are heading to Philadelphia to meet with my daughter , son in law & grandson to do some sightseeing . I am not sure where we will eat but I am sure we 'll figure it out . We have been doing this halfway thing for a few years usually we go to Washington,DC but this year we opted for Philadelphia. My younger sister lives there so maybe we'll be spending Thanksgiving in a Convent .
__________________
Moemg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 11,043
This year we will have a small, casual gathering at home for Thanksgiving. Ham with the usual fixins and some alcoholic beverages to keep warm. A few good Netflix movies and some Wii games for entertainment. That's about it.
__________________
FIREd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:44 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
Khan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Pine Island, Florida
Posts: 6,868
Send a message via AIM to Khan
Regular meal.

If the neighbors have T'day dinner at their house they'll bring over a plate of their traditional turkey plus dinner.
__________________
"Knowin' no one nowhere's gonna miss us when we're gone..."
Khan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 06:55 PM   #8
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,001
We're visiting the in laws. They don't really eat turkey, so we're doing traditional turkey and fixings the day after on our own. Can't complain, nothing like having chinese style duck, chicken, some seafood dishes and a ham for Thanksgiving.
__________________
Dimsumkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 07:03 PM   #9
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 8,618
Going home to Mom's. We don't have to do a thing except eat and watch football. BIL will carve the turkey.
__________________
LOL! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 07:25 PM   #10
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,617
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
Iím curious about peopleís Thanksgiving plans.
We're enjoying our first empty-nester Thanksgiving!

The menu has been the subject of some debate. We normally eat Costco pizza & frozen yogurts every Friday, but we're not goin' near that place on Black Friday. So perhaps we should do pizza on Thanksgiving, but I'll have to make sure we order before they close.

Or we could just go out for Thai food.

I suppose I could cook a turkey, but we still have leftover turkey in the freezer from August...
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 07:28 PM   #11
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 58
Turkey meatballs. More expensive than a whole turkey or ground turkey, but only have to buy one or two pounds and cooking and cleanup is near zero. Along with green bean casserole (which is just microwaved green beans), squash, potatoes, stuffing and pie. Don't expect any company, but you're all invited

Voted traditional turkey meal because it's the same thing I had last year
__________________
TomG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 07:37 PM   #12
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Purron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,584
Going out for Thanksgiving at a fancy-shmancy hotel here in the DC area. Our extended Vietnamese family is joining us. Should be fun. They're really cool people and their English is just so-so making the entire experience even more interesting. Of course I should emphasize they speak English much better than DH and I speak Vietnamese.
__________________
I purr therefore I am.
Purron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 07:46 PM   #13
Administrator
Gumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,143
Traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and 17 family members at the MIL's in New Jersey. The young wife is the principal chef; her sisters assist with side dishes. My job is to buy the wine, keep my nephews amused and out of the way before dinner, and wash dishes afterwards.
__________________
Living an analog life in the Digital Age.
Gumby is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 08:23 PM   #14
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,877
We will be joining Frank's extended family + friends down at the family's fishing camp in St. Bernard parish, about 45 minutes south of New Orleans. Probably about 30 people. Most will be there all weekend, but we will probably leave after dinner.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-15-2010, 09:05 PM   #15
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,349
About 12 at our house with 3 new additions- nephew's new bride, niece's new baby, and SIL's new puppy.

Dw handles does a conventional turkey and fixings, since my MIL didn't consider my deep fried turkeys as part of a true traditional thanksgiving
__________________
Ronstar is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 05:28 AM   #16
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA suburbs
Posts: 1,769
I am driving to my 93-year-old aunt's on the other side of Pittsburgh Thanksgiving morning. We are roasting a capon and will have a sweet potato casserole, a green salad and sorbet for dessert. Oh, and martinis as starters. This aunt first turned me on to the pleasures of the occasional martini when I was visiting her years ago with my young son (husband was in Saudi Arabia at the time, in the Army). Auntie mixes them and they are lethal! I plan to stay overnight, drive home on Friday.
__________________
WhoDaresWins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 06:56 AM   #17
Moderator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Rocky Inlets
Posts: 24,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nords View Post
I suppose I could cook a turkey, but we still have leftover turkey in the freezer from August...
__________________
MichaelB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 07:11 AM   #18
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
grasshopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,670
Our canyon is having a potluck for 50+ folks. We are a fairly isolated community, where neighbors are our extended family. Me and Ms Grasshopper are vegans at home, but make exceptions for eating with friends. Living in the middle of cattle country, makes going to others for dinner a challenge.
__________________
grasshopper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #19
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Beef is a vegetable!
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2010, 09:09 AM   #20
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,531
We accepted the invitation to go to DW's nephew's wife's parent's place. Done that before and have a good time.

I make the mashed potatoes from scratch and bring that in a giant Tupperware bowl.
__________________

__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you accomplish your evening meal? cashflo2u2 Life after FIRE 71 12-05-2009 11:56 AM
Unhappy Meal wabmester Health and Early Retirement 21 01-31-2007 12:37 PM
Quick Meal Ideas Daneboy Other topics 47 06-26-2006 07:49 PM
Last Meal Eagle43 Other topics 19 12-05-2005 07:39 AM
Thanksgiving plans?? sgeeeee Other topics 4 11-25-2004 02:44 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.