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Happy Thanksgiving!

chico2
November 27th, 2008, 08:23 AM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OUR US FRIENDS !http://bestsmileys.com/thanksgiving/2.gif

krdahmer
November 27th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Happy Thanksgiving! Now share that turkey with the furries!!! ;)

ancientgirl
November 27th, 2008, 10:45 AM
Yay! Thanks guys! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone too.

I'll be having my Tofurkey pre-packaged meal tonight, and last week I got the gang some Merricks Thanksgiving feast cans.:laughing:

My planning was terrible. I spend the week thinking I wouldn't have any money to guy anything, and when I realized my mistake it was yesterday and I was not going to make those crazy lines.

I'll plan a better meal for all of us for Christmas Eve.

BenMax
November 27th, 2008, 11:44 AM
Oh yes - Happy Thanksgiving to our cousins across the boarder! (That's why it is so quiet in our office..)

aslan
November 27th, 2008, 11:56 AM
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to our U.S buddies. mmmmm turkey or in ag's case tofurkey.

Chris21711
November 27th, 2008, 11:59 AM
happy thanksgiving neighbours 44711

Mat&Murph
November 27th, 2008, 12:18 PM
Happy Thanksgiving!!!!! Have lots of turkey

Love4himies
November 27th, 2008, 12:29 PM
Happy thanksgiving usa!

DougG
November 27th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Happy Thanksgiving neighbours!

Couldn't resist posting this - worth a chuckle or two. :)


Dear Friend,

I know that you were eager to accept our family’s invitation to Thanksgiving dinner when you found out that the famous Martha Stewart would be joining us. However, due to scheduling conflicts beyond her control, Ms. Stewart finds that she is unable to grace our table this year. With that in mind, there will be a few minor changes regarding the meal and décor, as outlined below. Please be aware of them, and adjust your appetite and dress appropriately. Thank you.

1) Our driveway will not be lined with homemade, paper bag luminaries.. After several trial runs and two visits from the fire department, it was decided that, no matter how cleverly done, rows of flaming lunch sacks do not have the desired welcoming effect.

2) Once inside, please note that the entry space will not be decorated with swags of Indian corn and fall foliage. Instead, I’ve gotten our daughter involved in decorating by having her track in colorful autumn leaves from he front yard. The mud was her idea.

3) The dining table will not be covered with expensive linens, fancy china, or crystal goblets. If possible, we will use dishes that match and everyone will get a fork. Since this is Thanksgiving, we will refrain from using the paper Cinderella dinner plates, the leftover Halloween napkins, and my famous Garfield cup collection.

4) Our centerpiece will not be a tower of fresh fruit and flowers. Instead we will be proudly displaying a hedgehog-like decoration hand-crafted from the finest construction paper and macaroni. The artist assures me it is a turkey, albeit one without wings, legs, or a beak.

5) We will be dining somewhat later than planned. However, our daughter will entertain you while you wait. I’m sure she will be happy to share every choice comment her mother made regarding Thanksgiving, pilgrims, stuffing choices, the turkey hotline, and, especially, her husband. Please remember that most of these comments were mad at 7:00AM upon discovering that said husband had only remembered to pull the turkey from the freezer at 6:00AM, and that the thing was still hard enough to cut diamonds.

6) As an accompaniment to our daughter’s recital of these events, I will play a recording of Native American tribal drumming. Curiously, the tribal drumming sounds a great deal like a frozen turkey in a clothes dryer, but that only enhances the holiday appropriateness. If our daughter should mention that we don’t own a recording of Native American tribal drumming, ignore her. She’s only eight; what does she know?

7) A dainty silver bell will not be rung to announce the start of our feast. We have chosen to keep our traditional method of assembling when the smoke alarm goes off.

8) There will be no formal seating arrangement. When the smoke alarm sounds, please gather around the table and sit where you like. In the spirit of harmony, we will ask all the children to sit at a separate table. In a separate room. Next door. And I would like to take this opportunity to remind our younger diners that “passing the rolls” is neither a football play nor an excuse to bean your cousin in the head with bread.

9) The turkey will not be carved at the table. I know you have seen the Norman Rockwell image of one person carving a turkey in front of a crowd of appreciative onlookers. Such a scene may occur somewhere in America , but it won’t be happening at our dinner table. For safety reasons, the turkey will be carved in the kitchen at a private ceremony. I stress “private”, meaning “Do not, under any circumstances, enter the kitchen to laugh at me. Do not send small, unsuspecting children, or older, helpful grandparents into the kitchen to check on my progress. I have a very large, very sharp knife. The turkey is unarmed. It stands to reason that I will eventually win the battle. When I do, we will eat..”

10) For the duration of the meal, we will refer to the giblet gravy by its lesser-known name: Kraft Cheese Sauce. If a young diner questions you regarding the origins or makeup of the Kraft Cheese Sauce, smile kindly and say that you know the answer, but it’s a secret that can’t be revealed to them until they are 18.

11) Instead of offering a choice among 12 different scrumptious desserts, we will be serving the traditional pumpkin pie, garnished with whipped cream and small fingerprints. You still have a choice: take it or leave it.

That concludes our list of alterations. Again, I apologize that Martha will not be joining us this year. Come to think of it, she probably won’t come next year, either. And for that, I am indeed thankful.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

.

rainbow
November 27th, 2008, 03:02 PM
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to our special neighbours !!!

want4rain
November 27th, 2008, 04:03 PM
oops! if a Mod wants to delete my post.... :o

whats on the menu for everyone today???

-ashley

ancientgirl
November 27th, 2008, 05:06 PM
I bought a Tofurkey packaged meal.

Tofu w/wild rice & mushroom stuffing
Cranberry/apple potato dumplings
Gravy

I also bought a dairy free pumpkin pie and I'm making brown rice.

For the gang: Merrick Thanksgiving dinner:D

14+kitties
November 27th, 2008, 05:18 PM
Happy Thanksgiving U.S. folks!!! Hope your holiday is a great one!!!

How many are going shopping tomorrow? I know there are quite a few people from my area planning on invading the border towns. :rolleyes:

Oh, and DougG ... Love that!!! :thumbs up !

marko
November 27th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Yes happy Thanksgiving to all our American Friends :grouphug:

ancientgirl
November 27th, 2008, 06:04 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I just had my dinner and let me just say, I soooooooo did not miss turkey. My vegan Thanksgiving was delicious!

14+, I won't be shopping tomorrow. I have very little disposable money this year.:sad: The only real gifts I'll be getting is some gift cards for my nieces and nephew, $15 each, a small something for my dad, brother and dad's wife and of course some toys and treats to stuff the gangs stockings. I wish I had more but I'm hoping next year will be better.

14+kitties
November 27th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Thanks for the well wishes everyone. I just had my dinner and let me just say, I soooooooo did not miss turkey. My vegan Thanksgiving was delicious!

14+, I won't be shopping tomorrow. I have very little disposable money this year.:sad: The only real gifts I'll be getting is some gift cards for my nieces and nephew, $15 each, a small something for my dad, brother and dad's wife and of course some toys and treats to stuff the gangs stockings. I wish I had more but I'm hoping next year will be better.

Glad your dinner was good. I haven't tried tofu yet. Maybe one day I will.

As for no disposable money.... join the crowd hon. My daughter has told me no gifts this year. I won't listen of course but she tries. I know it's tough sometimes but perseverance. We will get through it. :thumbs up

kashtin's kin
November 27th, 2008, 06:31 PM
Perhaps most everything is now over...except for the discreet-or not?!-burps?? However you marked T'giving, hope all had a good day. Now, just under a month till Christmas :eek:! And remember, it's not about $$-think family/friends/critters :grouphug: -so don't sweat the present thing.

ancientgirl
November 27th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Yes, Christmas in less than a month!

Luckily, everyone in my family and my friends all aren't into material things.

One of the things I'm looking forward to the most is Christmas morning and giving each of the gang their stockings.:D

hazelrunpack
November 27th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the holiday wishes! All I can say is "Oy! My stomach!" No room even to burp.... :o

I saved some turkey for the Pack, and then madame hazel promptly forgot to give it to them :rolleyes:...so they'll have a little surprise with their breakfast tomorrow to be thankful for. :D

DougG, I'm still giggling over the turkey in the clothes dryer! :laughing:

I won't be shopping tomorrow, either, Chris. There will be people out there, ya know! Scary people... :eek: Crowds of them... :yell:

Too harrowing for hazel's blood. She won't be going shopping again till early January :o

Frenchy
November 27th, 2008, 10:33 PM
Happy thanksgiving to our U.S. friends :thumbs up

Now why couldn't I get the day off , I live so close from the U.S. border :cry:

I hope you all enjoyed your dinners :cloud9:

Karin
November 27th, 2008, 11:30 PM
I'm hungry!

I worked 11 1/2 hours today, just got home . My brother was going to stop by my work on his way back from my mom's in Orlando and bring me left overs (I love left overs!) He called, he is staying over but will be here early in the am....crap, I may love left overs but I work nights and love my sleep too.
No worries...I had Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday and Mothers Day all in one yesterday when my son surprised me. It doesn't get any better than that folks.
Plus getting the extra hours help when my time has already been cut.
Being thankful has many different perspectives.

want4rain
November 28th, 2008, 12:35 PM
so MY menu today is turkey, stuffing (from scratch), mashed taters, spaghetti squash, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, fruit salad, scratch yeast rolls (unless i mess them up, then they are frozen!), scratch cranberry sauce.... and if im feeling ambitious ill make pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies. oh and my mom is bringing some of her mega ultra super good peanut butter fudge!!!

add a few glasses of wine, some egg nog from one of our local farms.... what a thanksgiving indeed!! i love me some good food!!!

-ash

Karin
November 28th, 2008, 11:47 PM
so MY menu today is turkey, stuffing (from scratch), mashed taters, spaghetti squash, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, fruit salad, scratch yeast rolls (unless i mess them up, then they are frozen!), scratch cranberry sauce.... and if im feeling ambitious ill make pumpkin pie and pumpkin cookies. oh and my mom is bringing some of her mega ultra super good peanut butter fudge!!!

add a few glasses of wine, some egg nog from one of our local farms.... what a thanksgiving indeed!! i love me some good food!!!

-ash

I could be there by dawns early light....*hint* LOL! Sounds like a wonderful feast!

want4rain
November 29th, 2008, 08:56 AM
i ate too much.

joeysmama
November 29th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Thank you everyone !! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Ancient Girl, I used to eat a vegan roast on Thanksgiving and a vegan lasagna on Christmas, but this year I had the turkey--it did NOT agree with me at all. I think I need to go back to my vegan ways. The rest of the family was fine with it. I don't get it. I haven't been vegan for awhile so it's not as though it was a shock to my system.

Did anyone brave the crowds yesterday?? Shopping on the day after Thanksgiving is the LAST thing in the world I would want to do. Those people are crazy and a worker was trampled and killed at a Wal Mart !!:eek:

ancientgirl
November 29th, 2008, 06:00 PM
I was very surprised how good it was JM. I saw another brand that makes a "turkey" roast and "chicken" as well, but they are soyless, so I'm curious.

I didn't go shopping since this year I have very little disposable income. Even if I did though, I have never and will never do the Black Friday thing. I think it's ridiculous how people go nuts like they do. It's scary.

For the last about 6 or 7 years, about the time I got my first computer, I have done as much shopping as I can online.

I'd even heard some people got into a shooting at Toys R Us of all places.:eek: