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Thread: What are your plans for Thanksgiving 2011?

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    What are your plans for Thanksgiving 2011?

    We will be staying home

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    I host dinner for 15, sister and her family and my daughter and her family. We have a brand new baby girl this year to hug and to hold. Can't wait. She was born mid Sept and her name is Bella.

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    I have my family descending upon my abode. My parents, older brother, his wife 2 pre-schoolers and MIL, My middle brother, wife and 2 daughters, youngest brother, wife and 2 daughters, middle daughter her DH and my grand son, my oldest daughter and her DH, my youngest daughter and her DH. Um..... 26 people. Wow!! that should be interesting. Fortunately two of my daughters live here in town so they will each have family members staying with them and all our bedrooms will be filled. Dinner will be here. Hmmmm..... we may need 2 turkeys!!!

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    Go to my parents for lunch then to Mils for supper.EAT way to much,come home and get ready for Black Friday

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    This year we, DH and DS, will be taking our first road trip from Long Island to Rochester, NY. It will be interesting as we've never driven up there we have only ever flown. I'm not sure what it will be like with a 3 year old in the car seat for 6-8 hours. I'm predicting quite a few stops.

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    I'm working. Hopefully I'll be scheduled to get off by 6 & one of my DDs will decide to cook. Otherwise I get a turkey TV dinner & a can of turkey dog food for Casper (he normally only gets dry food :D ). This has been the routine for years. I don't mind working because customers are generally in a good mood.

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    dinner for 7 at my house

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    Well we'll be home. No one has invited my tribe since we went over 5 children. (We are at 14 now) Can't say I blame them. I am not sure what we are cooking but I think it will be mash potatoes, corn, buns, turkey, boiled yams, fresh made cranberries, about a pie a person, green bean casserole, Martinelli apple cider and canned olives.

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    Bake pumpkin and apple pies. Eat lots of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pies :-). Oh, and get to bed early so I can shop the next day!

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    I'm going to be home alone, sewing, watching T.V., eating junk food, drinking beer, and napping.

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    I really haven't given it any thought. I don't think I will do much. My son is suppose to go back to ID. mid month to be with his wife and daughter. My other son will I suppose spend time with his girlfriends family. I really don't know. I guess I should think about it.

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    Going to my brother and sister-in-law's home. They live about 75 miles away. Should be about 12 of us. I'm working on a quilt for them but I'm not sure it will be ready by then.

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    Travel to Oregon!

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    annthreecata,

    re: Thanksgiving....Sounds like a plan and it is one I like!

    Quilter69

    (I have to do something else but I really like your idea.)

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    since i have to work this year- after work hubby and i will be going out to dinner- Daughter and granddaughter's will be joining us- son in law just left (being deployed) so the girls are not all that excited to fix a dinner- so we will all enjoy the afternoon/evening together at a resturant....i will still cook some- the bad thing about going out is eating too much for dessert- and no left overs---so i'm going to make us some left overs and pie of course :)-will probably make a pie for the girls to take home with them too.

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    Same old thing, cook, eat, visit, eat ................wish I was going somewhere.

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    We have it at my house. My DIL's parents join us and bring the turkey and dressing my SIL's mother brings the ham and his sister brings the pies. So it's 3 families and I don't have much to cook! We have a good time.

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    Not sure...generally hubby and kids and I go out for dinner and a movie on Thanksgiving day and then I host for our extended families on Sat.

    Things have a way of changing when kids get married. I am guessing son and daughter-in-law will go to her family inh Ohio on T'giving day. Not sure what newlywed daughter and son-in-law will do...guessing go to his family that day. And youngest daughter (a Purdue senior) may plan to spend that day with her boyfriend of over a year. Imagine hubby and I will still go out to dinner, though. I will still be having about 30+ guests on Sat.

    We always put the tree up on the evening of Thanksgiving...I do think we will still do that. Very hard to believe we are talking about Thanksgiving...time sure does fly!

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    I'll probably be home by myself, with Stouffer's turkey microwave dinner. They are pretty good, actually. Try to work on a quilt. Not a bad day, except it's so much like every other day. But I pray more on days like this, and it goes much better, so I am not complaining.

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    I don't know if DH will come here or I will go there but we'll have a veggie kind of dinner and I hope some pumpkin pie.

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    having family over!!!!

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    Flying on Thanksgiving day to WA State where the grandchildren are. We discovered last year that flights are much cheaper and the airports are much less crowded. So we will have our feast on Friday. No one seems to mind. I make the turkey, mashed potatoes and apple cobbler. Daughter in law and her sister take care of the rest. then hubby makes gumbo with the leftover turkey carcass and some of the turkey. We always make an extra turkey breast for sandwiches and a special casserole my daughter in law makes.

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    Hosting my daughter, my nephew, his wife and two kids, my son, my husband, and the girl I hope is going to be my daughter in law!

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    My AF son, who is stationed in Hawaii, but deployed in the Middle East for the last 7 mos, will be home for Thanksgiving. I will hopefully be able to eat the regular diet, meaning I cannot chew for at least 3 weeks due to jaw surgery.
    I also usually have an orphan holiday... Anyone who does not have a place to go can come here in addition to what remains of my family.
    Happy Day!
    Susan

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    Same as always. I have two DDs and one son in law and one grandchild. SIL has no parents so we have all holidays at my house. DDs stay the night and we go to Black Friday! We've gone to Black Friday for years. We have a blast.

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