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Thread: What is your favorite part of the 4 day Thanksgiving Weekend?

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    We always have Thanksgiving dinner at hubby's sister's house -- hurray!! -- I bring a dish to share. She loves to cook and is good at it!! And when I get enough of the screaming kids and quarrelsome adults, we go home :D Lest you think I'm not a grateful guest, I'm on dishwasher duty just about the whole time we're there! If she can cook, I can clean up for her!! :D :D


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    WEll, for one getting my sewing machine back on the dining room table. :D hopefully dh will get a deer this year, and I will make potpies to freeze with the left overs for those nights I don't feel like cooking.

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    Knowing that God has blessed me with another year with my DH along with true friends who help when we need it.

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    Pumpkin Pie! It is the only time I get it. I should make myself one but I never have. My mom and my daughter both make them. Love it!

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    4 day weekend????? I'll be working a 7 day stretch! Wed thru Tue. Then I have 3 days off. So we are not doing any traditional Thanksgiving this year food or activities. In fact I normally put up the Christmas tree on T-Day, but this year ---- I just finished putting it up a bit early. House is also already decorated for Christmas. Now I'm going to go quilt and sew more gifts.

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    My favorite part of Thanksgiving, is hanging out with my cousins. Especially after Thanksgiving is over heating up the rest of the leftovers the rest of the week and laying around! :D :D

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    We used to go to a Christmas Parade on Saturday evening when my kids were young...it would get chilly and we always stopped at the same restaurant for hot chocolate and the salad plate sized cinnamon rolls dripping with icing LMBO I had forgot about that until you mentioned going into SanFrancisco, Esqmommy.....


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    Eating.

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    Friday we are decorating the office- I'm borrowing my niece and the children of my employees are coming. We are making gingerbread houses and decorating.

    I'm bringing stuff from home to decorate. My house is too far from the road to see so I'm bringing it here so everyone can see.

    I'm excited- my kids and I always decorated the day after Thanksgiving but they are basically gone so I almost have to rent kids (so I bribed them with a pizza lunch too, OK). I always did crafts with my kids so making these houses will be blast. And no kits- I'm baking the gingerbread slabs tomorrow night.

    Sat. is a fund raiser for Youth Group so I need to make some stuff for their bake sale. Then just relax for the rest of the week end. I'm sure I'll quilt some along the way.

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    Jim does all the work. He actually looks forward to it. Every year he tells me "You watch the parade and I'll do it all". But the best part is that he makes the most wonderful stuffing in the WORLD.

    When I was a kid I remember my mother making the pies from scratch. I remember the anticipation, and smelling the bird cooking for hours. We even have special plates and a platter with a turkey in a barnyard scene on them. We don't the big groups anymore. It is just Jim and me, but I love it just the same. AND I am proud to say that it all started in Massachusetts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    Hitting the after Thanksgiving sales starting at 4am.

    Billy

    Billy, you are a man that a woman's heart desires........

    You quilt and you like to shop !!!!!!!

    Happy Black Friday............

    maryjane

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    This year is something different....We are taking the family out to dinner.....
    BUT.........I went and bought a turkey breast, stuffing and cranberry sauce......

    What would Friday be without the turkey, stuffing & cranberry sandwich?

    A bit of shopping will take a few hours of the weekend along with having granddaughter spending the entire weekend with us..that's the pleasure of it all.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all.......and oh yes, be sure to get a little quilting in while relaxing.

    MaryJane

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    This year is a little different for us. DH's mom is in a nursing home & we had a big dinner there with her for her birthday last week. Older DD isn't coming home (Philadelphia shcools are in session Weds.). DH, younger DD & I will be going to my mother's. Mom doesn't like "traditional." We are having roast pork. So I'll have to get a small turkey, or turkey breast for us to have another day.

    We often decorate for Christmas the day afer Thanksgiving, but not this year! I'm going to do Bonnie Hunt's (quiltville.com) Friday! And Saturday, our guild has a "sew-in" day. So lots of sewing this year. Except for an annual retreat, I don't know when I've ever spent that much time sewing!

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    Monday when they go back to school and work.. ok ok.. it means CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS can legally go up in my house. I would get shot if I tried it one day earlier. But Friday.. its Fair game!

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    I love decorating the house for Christmas. My kids are just getting old enough to help/get excited for Christmas so it will be lots of fun this year. We put the tree up Friday night after they go to bed and then decorate on Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Besides getting together with family for an awesome meal and reflecting on our many blessings....

    My favorite part is lazily heating up leftovers all weekend long :wink: :wink: and doing absolutely nothing but what I consider fun and relaxing 8) 8) 8)
    DITTO :)

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    My favorite part of the 4 day weekend is that I get to go to my daughter's and she does all the work (although I do help a 'little' bit *giggles*). And then there's always all the fabulous sales on Friday. And then there's know'n I can sleep in if my body would let me lol And then there's get'n ahead on customer quilts. But being w/my daughter is the best part :)
    Oh & I 4got!!!!! Put'n up the xmas decos!!!!!

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    I've already got a cake made, cornbread is done for dressing, pumpkin pie is in oven, and everything set up to make the banana pudding on the table. I've got my groove on! yeah! 8)
    After some replying on here and making the pudding, I am in the fun part of a quilted project.
    Will slice and dice veggies later for the cornbread and the turkey that is thawing. Will make my tea in the morning, while turkey is roasting, then mash the potatoes, corn, gravy and greens will be in the crock pots.
    Hubby will help me set up the big table and chairs and put out the dishes. Then shower and wait for all my kidlins and grandbabies to arrive. With camera close by, hugs and kisses all around, unwrapping the foods they bring, and blessings for our food, we will dig in! 8)
    Then after some visiting and a quick wrap up, to keep until supper...LOL...that's a joke...on Thanksgiving we eat all afternoon :mrgreen: Rubbing our tummies, belching to make more room, and pigging out :lol: (ain't that a pretty picture!)
    After all the sharing old memories and laughing till we either are dependent or holding our sides, kids will drift off to other relatives homes and hubby will climb in to his recliner and snooze.
    Then I will do some sewing and maybe check board to see if anyone is on...dreaming about Christmas. All the while thanking the good Lord for my many, many blessings. :D Happy Thanksgiving to all! :wink:

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    Being away from family, we travel up to Northern Wisconsin for 4 days with friends. 7 of us. We will have traditional on Friday when we are all there. My husband loves baking pies so today he is making pies that we will deliver this afternoon to friends and we leave tomorrow am. (with 3 pies for Up North). I make 2 different salads - everyone makes something. My kids are all on the West Coast (CA and WA) and do separate things with friends. Tiffany came from Alaska to spend it with her BFF and Cousin and step brother. Gabby and Steven are hosting a pot luck. Tom is married to a Korean sweetie and they are more a Korean family than traditional. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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    Tell me something, please........describing your dinner and about the potatoes, gravy and veggies in crock pots......what's the recipe for the potatoes and the gravy. Sounded quite interesting......
    anything to make things easier.......

    of course, this year, we are going out.
    .........no prep, no cooking, no serving and no clean-up.

    We are thankful for all things........MaryJane

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    LORETTA

    Please, send along a picture of that tree when you have it completed for this year.

    We all would love to see it.

    mj

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    Loretta - I would love to see a picture of it too!!

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