Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Silver Thanksgiving

From Sunday Stealing

The Silver Thanksgiving Questions


This is a turkey butt.
1. How many Thanksgivings do you attend?

A. Generally just one, although there have been years where my husband and I have had a mini-Thanksgiving and then attended a big feast at my in-laws, due to work schedules (my husband is a firefighter and my brother-in-law is a police investigator).

2. Where do you attend Thanksgiving(s)?

A. This year it was at my house. In the past, I have attended Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law's house, my parents' house, and my grandmother's house.

3. What is your favorite dish?

A. I like good stuffing with gravy on it.

4. What is your least favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

A. Anything with coconut in it.

5. What, if any, are your Thanksgiving traditions?

A. They are changing as we age. I think the main tradition is we eat at 6 p.m.

6. Name your FAV thing about Thanksgiving.

A. I don't really have one. To be honest, I'd just as soon skip the holiday.

Run turkeys, run!
7. Do you make anything for Thanksgiving? If yes, share what and why.

A. This year I cooked the turkey, made candied yams, stuffing, cooked kale, rolls, and baked a pie. In past years I have mostly been responsible for the turkey, but this year I did everything.

8. Out of everything you eat at Thanksgiving, what can YOU cook the best?

A. All of it.

9. What do you drink with your Thanksgiving feast?

A. Water. I only drink water. Although I confess around 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, I would not have turned down a big drink of liquor.

10. Has there ever been a feud during your Thanksgiving?

A. When I was young, my parents fought every holiday.

11. Do you have appetizers before your Thanksgiving meal?

A. No.

12. How many people attend your Thanksgiving(s)? If yes, who?

A. This year there was only three of us: me, my husband, and my mother-in-law. In years past, we have had large gatherings with me, my husband, my MIL and FIL, my SIL and her husband, her two boys. At my parents house, prior to 2000 when my mother died, we had my husband and me, my parents, my brother, my SIL and their three kids.

13. Have you ever missed a Thanksgiving?

A. No.

14. What kind of pie/cake/dessert do you eat for dessert?

A. This year we had apple pie.

15. Do you ever play games at Thanksgiving?

A. No.

16. Name 3 things you are thankful for.

A. Blue Skies, music, and tomorrows.

17. Is there anyone who has normally attended Thanksgiving, that will not be there this year? Who?

A. My nephews were absent this year.

18. Name the funniest person at your Thanksgiving this year and tell us more.

A. Usually that was one of the boys.

19. Which person eats the MOST?

A. I don't keep track.

20. Which person eats the LEAST?

A. I don't keep track, sorry.

21. Do any animals attend Thanksgiving dinner?

A. Just the dead turkey on the platter.

22. If so, do they get Thanksgiving scraps?

A. No.

23. Who carves the turkey?

A. I do.

24. Have you ever had to make Thanksgiving all on YOUR OWN?

A. I did this year, yes.

25. Do you get along with the people you have thanksgiving with?

A. I try.

26. Is your Thanksgiving formal, or do you just do whatever?

A. We are winging it, so to speak, as circumstances change. It is what happens as children and parents age.

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5 comments:

  1. "Just the dead turkey on the platter." LOL!! I like the pic of the turkey butt.

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  2. We had a low-key Thanksgiving, too, just me and my parents. No big fussy feast but a delicious meal.

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  3. I'm glad when Thanksgiving is over, more and more. I still like getting together at Christmas, though.

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  4. We made a 20 hour round trip for Thanksgiving with my husband's siblings. Nice, but tiring!

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  5. I had to laugh over your comment about not turning down a big drink at 5:00 on Thanksgiving. It made me think of the year I had my husband's entire family here (at the time that was around 30 people!). My niece was here early to help and when we heard the first car doors slam in the driveway she piped up with..."The family's here. Where's the alcohol?" She and I still laugh about it. Holidays can be stressful, for sure.

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