HAPPY THANKSGIVING

I hope you and yours have a VERY wonderful, safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
Now because it is Thanksgiving and everyone is sooooooooooooooooo busy this time of year I invite all my readers that want to participate to consider themselves tagged! Be sure and leave me a message so I can come read your answers!  I did this a couple of years ago and we had a lot of fun with it!

Now on to the FUN!!

1. Which do you like better: hosting Thanksgiving at your home, or going elsewhere?

Years ago I somehow ended up hosting for my family and that became tradition. I think I prefer it, but we have had many wonderful Thanksgivings elsewhere. Last year was at my sis-in-laws and 2 years before that at her DIL’s and while were both wonderful, they were much different from having had it here.

2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen turkey? Organic? Free-range?

Depends on what is available in the small town neck of the woods. I don’t care whether it is frozen or fresh per se, but do want a free range one.

3. Do you make stuffing or dressing? What kind?
Absolutely make it from scratch! It’s an Oatnut Sourdough Herb Stuffing.

4. Sweet potato pie or Pumpkin pie?
Neither, it’s Pumpkin Cheesecake here.

5. Are leftovers a blessing or a curse?
Definitely a blessing. We love the leftovers for easy meals the following week and MUST HAVE turkey sandwiches.

6. What side dishes are a must-have in your family?
Oatnut Sourdough Herb Stuffing, Apricot Carrot Casserole and Baked Pineapple.

7. What do you wish you had that might make Thanksgiving easier?
A double wall oven would be easier on my back.

8. If/when you go to someone else’s house for the holiday, do you usually bring a dish? If so, what is it? My Apricot Carrot Casserole because it is so different and blends well with whatever their menu is.

9. What do you wish one of your guests would bring to your house?
Smiles, appetites and positive attitudes.

10. What do you wish one of your guests would NOT bring to your house?
Bad attitudes coupled with deep seated arguments over politics and/or religion.

11. Do you stick with a particular menu from year to year, or do you mix it up?

While I do try to mix-it up now and then, a lynch mob quickly forms if I don’t keep it pretty close to what it has always been. For Christmas I have been able to mix it up better as it is also our youngest son’s birthday. He gets to pick the basic meat and then everyone else gets to pick a favorite to go with it and that has become our tradition since.

12. Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday in your home?

It is a beautiful melding of both. We celebrate the pilgrimage with the influence God has always had on it.

13. Share one Thanksgiving tradition.
The Thanksgiving traditions in my family seemed to dwindle as the kids grew older and then the extended families and alternate get togethers grew. We do have a traditional meal with the same traditional recipes we have always used though.

14. Share one Thanksgiving memory.

As for disaster, it seems that in my parent’s house it always happened on Thanksgiving and usually involved the garbage disposal backing up and creating a HUGE mess. One year in particular it was really bad! So bad we couldn’t even have people over. My grandparents only lived a few blocks away. Long story short, grandpa brought their red Chevy station wagon over to our house with and old quilt spread out in the back and the adults loaded all the food there. My uncle and I rode in the back to keep all the bowls and pans from tilting over. While grandpa had been at our house, grandma had set the table at their house. All the food was unloaded from the station wagon and the preparation continued in grandma’s kitchen. It was one of the more memorable Thanksgivings I can remember.

15. Name five things you’re thankful for.

  1. My Faith and love of God
  2. The love of family and friends
  3. A roof over our heads
  4. Food on the table and Dirty Dishes
  5. Babies & Puppies
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  • 1. Which do you like better: hosting Thanksgiving at your home, or going elsewhere?
    I’ve never been to someone else’s home for Thanksgiving. I would imagine it easier than hosting at my home.

    2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen turkey? Organic? Free-range?
    Usually just frozen.

    3. Do you make stuffing or dressing? What kind?
    Make homemade but basic stuffing, have tried others but that’s what the guys like best.

    4. Sweet potato pie or Pumpkin pie?
    Pumpkin pie.

    5. Are leftovers a blessing or a curse?
    Definitely a blessing!! Even though we had our traditional dinner a week early, we have all voted to make another turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and dinner rolls on Sunday just to have those yummy sandwiches!

    6. What side dishes are a must-have in your family?
    Cranberry Sauce, rolls, stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, squash casserole, mashed potatoes, and gravy – all have to be homemade of course.

    7. What do you wish you had that might make Thanksgiving easier?
    A personal chef, LOL!

    8. If/when you go to someone else’s house for the holiday, do you usually bring a dish?
    I suppose I would if it ever happened, I’d offer anyway, and bring wine and a homemade dessert either way.

    9. What do you wish one of your guests would bring to your house?
    In the past when I’ve hosted for a crowd I would do it all myself but if I ever do again I will make a ham, turkey and the rolls and have everyone else bring the rest!

    10. What do you wish one of your guests would NOT bring to your house?
    Ditto what you said!

    11. Do you stick with a particular menu from year to year, or do you mix it up?
    Always the same.

    12. Is Thanksgiving a religious or secular holiday in your home?
    Both here too.

    13. Share one Thanksgiving tradition.
    Just the meal.

    14. Share one Thanksgiving memory.
    Unfortunately the one that stands out the most was last year. We were on the road Thanksgiving day traveling to Miami for my mother’s funeral 🙁

    15. Name five things you’re thankful for.
    1.My Family
    2.My Friends (real life and blogging buddies)
    3.My Pets
    4.Having all the basic necessities
    5.Life in general and all it brings

  • Forgot to add the most important thing – HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 🙂

  • Happy Thanksgiving!
    1. Hosting…
    2. Frozen…
    3. Stuffing, from the box…
    4. Pumpkin Pie, hubby made three…
    5. Love Leftovers…
    6. Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Creamed Corn, Yams, Rolls, Salad, Cranberry Sauce/Apples and Beets… just realized we forgot the beets, oh well I’m the only one that likes them…
    7. Not working retail…
    8. Cranberry Sauce with apples
    9. Themselves…
    10. Hmmmmm…
    11. Same thing every year…
    12. Religious…
    13. Macy’s Day Parade and all the Thanksgiving Eats…
    14. The Blue Thanksgiving when hubby attempted to make ambrosia to bring as a dish to a relatives house and he added blueberries which made for a very blue dish…
    15. Hubby being cancer free, my job, our three boys, our home and our pets… 🙂