Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thanksgiving Is Almost Upon Us

I think it will be around 30 people again give or take a few. If there are less it is probably because someone choked on a turkey bone. My feet hurt already and my mind is swirling with all I still have to do. I love this time of year.

I think.

I love tradition. I always make home made noodles like my grandmother and my mother made as well as it is a must to watch The Wizard of Oz. I grew up watching this every year and I own the dvd. It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it.

What are you doing for the big day? Do you cook at home? Do you go to grandma's house? Do you have any traditional things you do? Inquiring minds want to know.

15 comments:

The W.O.W. factor said...

Unfortunately…since the kids grew up and moved out and on with their lives….like several states away..no close family, no traditions, Cowboy has always had to work so I’d still do all the fixin’s and we’d eat and eat and eat for weeks! (can’t cook a SMALL turkey ya know…that would just be wrong!)
He won’t be working this year…so maybe I’ll start a new tradition…Egghead, set 2 more places…we’re heading your way! :)

tipper said...

We do cook at home-and my parents usually come-but this year we are going to Deer Camp. Should be exciting!

the7msn said...

Out here, neighbors = family, so we spend holidays together. We'll probably take a nice trail ride in the morning, if the weather permits and it usually does. Then I'll head over there with my assignments (green vegetable and rolls) for dinner. I don't envy the work you've got ahead of you with 30 guests. Hope you can find time to kick back and enjoy it...and let somebody else do the dishes.

Mental P Mama said...

I am running the Turkey Trot race, going to my son's football game, and going to brother-in-law's house. I will make an entire meal for home however. We LOVE leftovers!

Putz said...

wizard of oz, what do you do while all the football games are on...watch wizard of ox, what a strange custom,,,do you come from a far away land where the custom of thanksgiving is DIFFERENT???????

becca watson said...

This is my first year to host thanksgiving. I can't wait! Of course it will be just my husband, sister and I.. but its a start..

Shauna said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Good luck with the planning, sounds like a lovely time together.

We're celebrating early with my side of the family at Otter Crest at my Gram's condo this year, it's new to all of us. I can't wait. And actual Thanksgiving Day we spend at my Ma In Law's. We always go around the room after prayer and say what we are thankful for. I love it every year.

And I heart dark turkey meat, turkey skin and green bean cassarole.

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Happy Thanksgiving Day! Another time of the year to spend with the entire family. God Bless!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I'm taking this year off and letting someone else do the cooking!
And I'm gonna enjoy every second of it!!

DesertHen said...

I have been the one to cook our Thanksgiving meal for the last few years and then my folks come out and join us. Mom offered to cook this year since I started back to work this week. I will still do pies and a few sides, but she will do the rest. I think I'm going to miss all the cooking though. No other family will be joining us, just my folks, the kids and us. My siblings both live in another state and have other plans.

frugalmom said...

Cooking here at home...always a turkey and lots of fixins, including homemade noodles and deviled eggs. Pumpkin pies are a must and chocolate cake. Fresh whipped cream.

The kids always makes special place mats for each person. Then each person gets to take theirs home.

Junebug said...

We are having some of the family over for Thanksgiving. Possibly 18 people. I will cook the main courses such as the turkey and dressing. Others will bring a few casseroles such as my mom makes sweet potatoe casserole and my sister-in-law makes broccoli cheese casserole.

noble pig said...

Honestly my T-day changes every year...this year we will be away from home at our apartment in oregon...not sure what i will cook up!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Planning to coop up a turkey and all the fixins for our family, go for a trail ride with my neighbor if the weather's nice. Maybe even go for a hike in the mountains, too.
We also like to feed wild animals on Thanksgiving, too. We'll be feeding a colony of Prairie Dogs this year.

Happy Thanksgiving....

Mmmm. homemade noodles.
Share the recipe??

~Lisa
New Mexico

Linda Reeder said...

We're going to my sister's house. She and her husband just bought a house and are have been moving in this week. Tonight they will sleep there for the first time. She will probably go to work next week. And she WANTS to host the family for Thanksgiving dinner!