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Old 11-17-2018, 10:22 PM   #61
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After we lost our grandparents 50 years ago, we began going to my brother in law's parents' home in Franklin, Tennessee for Thanksgiving.

Oma sailed into New York Harbor Thanksgiving Day, 80 years ago on the last U.S. ship to leave Hamburg prior to WWII. To this day, she cries when she sees the Statue of Liberty. They were fed turkey upon their arrival at Ellis Island, and at the time she had never even heard of a turkey.

Oma is now 95 years old, and no longer cooking for holidays. I remember the year she got her convection stove and forgot to cut on the oven to cook the turkey. Otherwise, she always cooked for Thanksgiving German style.

My sister and brother in law will be with Oma this Thursday, however the rest of the family is on their own. This may be her last Thanksgiving, but they already have a cake coming with the Statue of Liberty on it.

My parents have been gone 10 and 12 years. It's now up to us to make our own holiday traditions, but things still just aren't the same in our retired holidays.
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Old 11-18-2018, 06:59 AM   #62
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The family has become smaller and there is just the 2 of us at home. However, our daughter and her family (4) plus MIL are only an hour away so I am taking them all out for a Thanksgiving dinner/buffet. It is so much easier than shopping, cooking, and washing dishes. Then when dinner is over we can leave to go our own ways and do our own things.

I will also buy a turkey breast to cook along with stuffing/dressing and cranberry sauce just so I can have turkey sandwiches on multigrain bread with lots of mayo the next few days. That is my favorite part of the holiday.

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Just took a prime rib out of the freezer for my son and I. Never been a big fan of turkey, nor the traditional sides. Same with my son. We usually do steaks or crab legs. This year I came into a nice prime rib, big enough for next-day leftovers. Mushrooms, some kind of veggie, some kind of potatoes, some kind of bread/rolls along with it.
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Old 11-20-2018, 06:25 AM   #64
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smoked wild Nebraska turkey, corn and oysters, dressing, dinner rolls and pecan pie.
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Old 11-20-2018, 10:07 AM   #65
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My favorite side is the sausage stuffing I make - decadent and delicious! We are also having potatoes (hash brown casserole this year), green bean casserole, rolls, and a salted caramel pecan pie. We decided to buy the pie this year, and tasted a slice from the local pie shop. It was amazing! Looking forward to the meal!
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We are doing both. We are going out on Thanksgiving with some friends and then I am cooking a turkey on Sunday for just us . I love the smell of turkey cooking and the leftovers.
Precisely what we're doing!
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Turkey for us. I learned how to spatchcock (aka butterfly) last year, and it was life altering. Takes less space and time in the oven, and the dark meat and white meat are done at the same time, so no stringy white meat.
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