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    We're having wife's sisters, our children and grands, daughter's in laws, an extra dog, and SIL is bringing a contract worker from work.
    I got a large (23 lb) turkey, and extra giblets, from a local farmer, people are brining side dishes, I'll make lobster cakes for veggie daughter.
    Out of the group, seven are Mayflower descendants.
    And watch the Macy's Parade, and listen to Alice's Restaurant.

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    Also to Her sister’s. The Trumpster BIL won’t be there (yay!), and the other sister is unmarried, so just me and the three sisters. I might have to take a good book.

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    doing a smaller turkey and incomplete fixings tomorrow.

    the big to-do will be saturday, the centerpiece a "dry aged" rib roast of my own production.

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    Just the kids, grandkids, outlaws & a couple of friends, but looking forward to it.

    WNCS (The Point) plays Alice's Restaurant at noon. Either 104.7 or 95.7 in Thetford..

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Having a small mob tomorrow. First time in a few years, due to COVID concerns. Three of the longtime regulars got prior invites, but hopefully they'll be back next year. Still... we're cooking a 16# turkey and an 11# ham. I'll make stuffing & gravy as well as the bird. Ham is Son1's dept. but we'll coordinate. Various others bringing other fixings. All I asked for was mashed taters to soak up my gravy. All hippie organic stuff. The ham from a small outfit whose owner I know from boating. We'll be seating 9.
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    17 here for turkey. But I’m dreaming about tasting Lee’s Roast Beast.

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    That roast does sound good.

    Three extra family members (Parents) for Turkey and all the sides.

    Going to watch the Lions.

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    Going downstate to suburban Detroit in the morning to dine with my friend’s family, most of whom I’ve known since I was a kid. I’ll be coming back home tomorrow night.

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    Well, we WERE going over to our son’s place, but he just called to report 1 child with diarrhea and another vomited in the car.

    We might go out for Chinese.
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    I'll just say that I'm looking forward to Friday.
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    We are going to drive 'half way' and meet the daughter and son-in-law at a restaurant for an early afternoon meal - each one orders what they want, we catch up on what's going on, then all head to respective houses




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    Going to a friend's house. Hoping to score the carcass.
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    We will have a simple Thanksgiving. Kalevala will fix the turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and cranberries. I’ll bake a Finnish Rutabaga casserole and a Grasshopper pie for dessert. Just the two of us as one daughter is a crew member on a research vessel on the Atlantic, the other daughter lives in DR. Will be relaxing and watching a football game or two.
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    We have a very small turkey and parents coming over tonight. I hope they not gonna stay too long and I can have a little more time for myself in the evening. I am excited to play couple of games with the 카지노사이트 and drink a beer or two in a quiet. That was a very long and stressful week and I really need some rest afterwards. Can imagine that the whole December is going to be the same.
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    I finished re-installing the electric motor on my fantail launch yesterday. Today I will pull the batteries, pull the boat out of my shop and put it to bed in the boat shed for the winter.
    Shop clean-up will follow.
    Wife and I will probably go for a nice walk this afternoon.
    Just the two of us for dinner.
    No turkey for the first time in our 42-year marriage. We both love Shepherd's Pie, so we are making it with ground turkey to keep with the season.
    Going to visit our son next week-end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    I finished re-installing the electric motor on my fantail launch yesterday. Today I will pull the batteries, pull the boat out of my shop and put it to bed in the boat shed for the winter.
    Shop clean-up will follow.
    Wife and I will probably go for a nice walk this afternoon.
    Just the two of us for dinner.
    No turkey for the first time in our 42-year marriage. We both love Shepherd's Pie, so we are making it with ground turkey to keep with the season.
    Going to visit our son next week-end.

    making room for next boat build?
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    Returned home 20 minutes ago from a 3.5 mile walk with Buddy. Just will be relaxing at home today and watch last nights Cavaliers vs. Trailblazers bb game and then football. My brother will soon begin smoking an 8 lb. turkey breast. We’ll also have homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, cranberry sauce and cranberry nut bread along with corn and peas.
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    Sounds like the way to do it, Rich.

    We're hosting - kids, grandkids; turkey and all the traditional sides. Pies; might even have a slice, myself. Sit, drink coffee, catch up.

    Our built-in fridge is giving up the ghost. As it turns out - that size (48") is near impossible to get right now - order it, get it next year. So likely putting a small fridge to keep the space and the peace, transitional. Good times. Should make the TG logistics more interesting.
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    My kids are with my ex today. Im heading to my sisters, about an hour away. My mom, my brother and my sisters family and in-laws will be in attendance. Probably 15 or 16 in all.

    There’s turkey and seafood.


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    Raw oysters have become a tradition at my folk's, but I can't get there this year.

    I've been jonesing for some oysters on the half shell and I only now realized why?
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    Going to my niece's house for the family get together for the first time since 2019. One daughter with us. The other in Portland for Thanksgiving with her boyfriend. I bake sourdough rolls yesterday and will make the traditional batch of my grandmother's soft rolls this AM. My brother brings the desert.

    When I was a boy there were three generations older than me. My great grand aunts were alive, born in the 1870s. Now we're the oldest generation with two new generations below us. Only two grandkids and likely not a lot more on the horizon. The kids don't seem to reproduce at the same rate my generation did.

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    We had it yesterday with our middle daughter, her husband and their two children. (He works today.) We each named things we were thankful for. My wife's first mention was for our boat and summer cruises. That comment was good enough for me to last the whole year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobcat View Post
    Going to my niece's house for the family get together for the first time since 2019. One daughter with us. The other in Portland for Thanksgiving with her boyfriend. I bake sourdough rolls yesterday and will make the traditional batch of my grandmother's soft rolls this AM. My brother brings the desert.

    When I was a boy there were three generations older than me. My great grand aunts were alive, born in the 1870s. Now we're the oldest generation with two new generations below us. Only two grandkids and likely not a lot more on the horizon. The kids don't seem to reproduce at the same rate my generation did.

    Great to be back with family
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    I smoked the turkeys yesterday. Kids are running around getting chairs. Kids and family friend made two pies. Babies are asleep, hopefully. Soninlaw’s shop getting cleaned up for meal. He’s got a bunch of squared off oak timbers for house addition. Two families coming over. It’s a perfect temp, 62F.

    Maybe we’ll get a swarm of grackles , it’s weather like this they appeared last time.

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    Went to houston last weekend. So I got a pass to spend several days at the place. Making space and knocking out projects.

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    My brother does the turkey boiled in oil thing - it's really good!
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    Surprises.

    1. Last I heard, we were getting a fresh turkey. Turned out they'd run out, so the shopping crew got frozen, and I didn't get the memo, so I didn't get it thawed. Time to get creative.

    2. No one felt like baking pies, so they bought a pie. I assumed it was pumpkin. Which is ok by me, but not any great joy. I just discovered that it's pecan... which I LOVE!!!
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    We are having my daughter Tess and her boyfriend Jake over, and anyone of our staff or friends are always invited to stop by.
    This is the one day where Renee does all the cooking and I'm her just her sou chef / dishwasher

    She is doing a brined ( 30 hrs ) turkey breast, mashed potatoes, stuffing, roasted root vegetables, fresh cranberry sauce. For dessert Pecan chocolate pie, peach pie & Beard Papas cream puffs

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    Cooking for 10 - 8 active duty sailors. 23lbs Bird is prepped to go in oven. Will be pulling out all the stops.

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    Ted, thats a nice looking Mirepoix
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    Got home from work about an hour ago so still sorting my day. This one of my least disliked Hallmark Holidays (Xmas tops the list, has for years) but we'll be going to see some friends (a semi-retired caterer Stephanie can put out a really good spread) for dinner. Our contribution is my usual Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish ( https://www.npr.org/2006/11/23/41760...-relish-recipe ) and Shari has decided to make Lil' Smokies in Crescent Roll Blankets. Not sure what Richard Warren, my Mayflower ancestor would make of this, but here we are.

    Probably continue pecking away at my current boatshop remodel. Need to open up some room before bringing Marianita home next month for a serious going-over. Stupid holiday limits my ability to run to the hardware store so I'm hoping to not run short of something critical.
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    lovely arrangement, ted.

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    My Wife and Her daughter and the two grandkids, now sixteen and eleven, are off this morning to participate in an annual T-day tradition in Sacramento. The Run to Feed the Hungry. Entry fees and the sales of T-shirts and other fun stuff pay for meals that are rounded up and distributed by local foodbanks and a team of volunteers. The run has been held every year, but the pandemic, for thirty years, and participation has grown to over thirty thousand entrants. It's not about a race and most people just walk, though there are some serious runners in the event. Meanwhile, I get to stay home and make the punkin pie, baking this very moment.


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    I will tell you what I am NOT doing: going to my former mother in laws to deal with her idiot husband and his loutish sons and thuggish grandsons...
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