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Happy Early Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all of my friends here on WDW for Grownups! I am thankful for, among other things, y'all! And this spot where I can come and chat with nice people about something we all love mickey

We'll be having a quiet celebration at home, just DH, the kiddoes, and my mom and me. What are your plans? How big will your gathering be? What's the menu? I'm being uber traditional:

Cider brined turkey
mashed potatoes
white sweet potato casserole
whole cranberry compote
brussels sprouts with pomegranate mollasses (wish me luck - I LOATHE Brussells sprouts)
dressing
gravy
Mom's pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream

Tell us about your plans!

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We are going to my in-laws..I hear she's making Cornish Game Hen instead of Turkey..so I will just smile and eat all the sides.

I am bringing this Cheesey Corn Casserole that I found on Pinterest.

http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Cheesy-Corn-Casserole

I hope it doesn't taste like crap because I've never made it before.

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Ha, I love you, Bella Girl. We are gonna have super good fun when we finally meet! Your dish sounds delish! I mean it's cheese. How could it be wrong???

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Game Hens are delish Bella!

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We're having an intimate dinner...just my husband, son, and me. That's the way I like it best. Since it's only the 3 of us, we're having only what we really love...comfort food...no veggies this Thanksgiving! Turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. We're cheating a little with the canned cranberry sauce and RediWhip for the top of the pumpkin pie just to take any possible hassle away. Easy and breezy!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I'm going to a friends house. I just have to show up with an appetite and a bottle of wine.

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Happy Turkey Day everyone!
We just got to Fort Myers where my parents live in the winter (they're PA snowbirds). We're going to my aunt and uncle's in Cape Coral tomorrow for the day and we'll be here in Ft Myers til Friday night. Then home to Tampa so we can meet some friends from high school at Disney on Sat.
We have the traditional Thanksgiving menu: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, homemade cranberry sauce, snowflake rolls, and of course several types of yummy pies.
We'll be swimming and golfing (that's for all you northerners) when we're not cooking or eating!
And yes, we'll all be together, including the crumudgeon dh!

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Just an ordinary day at work for me. Hope you guys all have a magica!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all
We are cooking at our house. The boys and their families as well as my mother and brother will be joining us.
We will be having turkey, ham, mashed and sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, stuffing, cranberry sauce, coleslaw, and rolls. For dessert it will be apple pie.

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Julie wrote:
We'll be swimming and golfing (that's for all you northerners) when we're not cooking or eating!

Yah! Go ahead and rub it in Tongue But seriously everybody have a great Holiday, JeffC, mrhub, scrappy, subvet, LizzyB, Bella,
and ALL the others who make up the BEST Disney board on the internet. bighug

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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Joe and I will keep it low-key here in Charlotte. Just ourselves, but we got a 12-pound turkey. awesome

Then the usual - stuffing, mashed potatoes, homemade rolls, and something pumpkin-y for dessert.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We're just having the people in our house for Thanksgiving. Plus my son went to Indiana today, so we'll be one down. I'm ordering a Turkey & Sides from Famous Daves, so clean up will be a breeze! I bought a bottle of Rosa Regale to go with the BBQ Turkey. Nom nom nom!!!

I'll also be working tomorrow because I feel so behind today. Oh well! At least I can work on the couch in my jammies and have flexible hours!

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Bella wrote:
We are going to my in-laws..I hear she's making Cornish Game Hen instead of Turkey..so I will just smile and eat all the sides.

Bella, I'm with you...Thanksgiving means Turkey not chicken (like my DH's parents made last year)or cornish game hen (although they are yummy). This year, we're hosting at our house with a 20lb turkey, mashed potatos, sweet potatos, greenbean casserole, corn, rolls, apple and pumpkin pie! Oh and deviled eggs which are a holiday staple in my family. Should be fun and extremely exhausting. This is my first ever attempt at a making a turkey, so please wish me luck!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

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I will be working and making that triple time Smile

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Jess wrote:
I will be working and making that triple time Smile

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Well... I started our my Turkey day with my band getting ready for a Christmas song we will be playing next month. So that was really nice. Then went to my parents for lunch. Turkey, mash potatoes, homemade gravy, cream corn, all sorts of good stuff. But my son got sick, the rest of our plans for today kinda got crushed. But thats all good. Getting caught back up on my Impact Wrestling... lol

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Kris1971 wrote:
Bella wrote:
We are going to my in-laws..I hear she's making Cornish Game Hen instead of Turkey..so I will just smile and eat all the sides.

Bella, I'm with you...Thanksgiving means Turkey.........

I agree..luckily she must have changed her mind last minute because she made Fried Turkey and it was delicious!!! So was the Cheesy Corn..yum.

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Sounds like everyone had a fantastic day! Tony, we've got to get you over here for a Thanksgiving meal one of these days. It's pretty great times Smile

Our meal came off without a hitch! Everything was delish - except for those brussel sprouts. I've had them exactly one time in my life that they were good - and they were smothered in brie at the time awesome

Here are a couple of pics of our cheese tray (Mimolette, St. Andre, Fig spread), plus one of the table, and our little feast.

Bella- yay for turkey! I once threw a FIT because my grandmother skipped the turkey at Christmas and made a pork roast!

Kris- how did it turn out? Details!

Vette- ah, that warmed my heart! I hope y'all had a great day, too!

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Yes I'm slow, hope everone had a great Turkey Day!

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I hope y'all's was great, too Mr. Hub! Apple pie sounds delish!

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Lizzy_B wrote:
Sounds like everyone had a fantastic day! Tony, we've got to get you over here for a Thanksgiving meal one of these days. It's pretty great times Smile

Sounds good to me Smile
Our big turkey dinner is at Christmas, so I don't feel like I'm missing out, just having to wait a bit longer. There should be 10 of us round the table this year

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PS - I swear the turkey wasn't burned...just looks a little dark in the pic Smile

Tony wrote:
Lizzy_B wrote:
Sounds like everyone had a fantastic day! Tony, we've got to get you over here for a Thanksgiving meal one of these days. It's pretty great times Smile

Sounds good to me Smile
Our big turkey dinner is at Christmas, so I don't feel like I'm missing out, just having to wait a bit longer. There should be 10 of us round the table this year

Tony - as usual, I'm about to ask a cultural education question Smile What sides do y'all do? For instance, I know that cranberries are kind of a US thing. So do you do the stuffing/sweet potatoes/cranberries/pumpkin pie thing? Or something different?

We always had turkey again at dinner growing up, but Hubs' family likes to change things up, so we've done standing rib roast, duck, pork roast, and ham over the years as well.

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Hope everyone had an AWESOME thanksgiving!!!!! We went to my grandmothers Wednesday. We have christmas there at thanksgiving because my aunt/uncle, cousins and their hubby's and kids can only come up at thanksgiving... then yesterday had lunch at my sisters and then dinner at the in-laws... I am STILL full!!!!!

Hope you hade a great day! I'm thankful I found this site and for all of you and your wonderful advice =)

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Lizzy, Our usual Christmas Day lunch is roast turkey with stuffing , cooked nice and slowly overnight so the meat just falls off the bone (stuffing cooked inside the bird), roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding, mini sausages, at least 3 vegetables one of which is always sprouts and Gravy. Cranberry sauce is often had with turkey but I'm not too keen myself.
Pumpkin pie isn't very common here, I've never tried it.
Traditionally, desert is Christmas pudding with cream, but none of our lot like it much, so we'll have a gateaux or cheesecake instead. Then out comes the cheese board or coffee and mints.

After this lot comes the turkey induced coma infront of the Queen's speach on TV.

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