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    Default Is anyone else excited for Turkey Day already?

    I know, it's not even November yet. But Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of all, and I'm already recipe-surfing and thinking about our day. It's generally just hubby, the kids and I, maybe my Dad or brother some years, but it's always low-key and casual. We eat too much, watch a special family movie or two, and sneak in a walk around the neighborhood if weather and time allow.

    I like it more than Christmas! All the slow-down family togetherness without the huge price tag. Anyone else really excited about it this year?

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    Yes! I love to cook, so making Thanksgiving dinner is my fav!

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    Not super excited, because it involves driving about four hours and working the next day, but I did buy T-Day cards yesterday. I like the holiday, but wish there was a polite way to bow out of the family dinner. It would really hurt my sister's feelings, though. She works ALL day on it, and puts up a fabulous spread, so I guess I can suck it up and drive up there every year. (They do the same for me on Christmas.)
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    I've been thinking about it, but it's still a little early. Like other years, I'm thinking maybe this year I'll just make a small dinner, a boneless breast and some vegetables and gravy. I even *bought* a pie. But probably at the last minute I'll be on Pinterest looking at recipes and I'll whip up more food than we can eat in a week.
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    It's just DH and I. I'll be working that day until 3:30, and we usually go to a nearby local restaurant that has a traditional turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. It's like $15 a person or something, and includes pumpkin pie. I don't even like turkey, so I think I'll just have them give me extra mashed potatoes instead. They are always really nice about subbing things, and they do have the best mashed potatoes.

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    I'm with you on the turkey, seattleLMP. I am not 100% vegan, but I'm pretty close. Also, around Nov/Dec, turkey goes on sale, so I buy it in quantity to feed my dogs. I get tired of the smell of it cooking! I am a "stuffing" person, but a good dish of mashed potatoes *is* nice.
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    Kinda sorta.

    I just cooked a fourteen-pound turkey today, so turkey will most likely not be on our menu. I do however have three really tasty-looking steaks in the freezer that would love to be cooked on the Cobb. There will not be more than four of us, so three big steaks would be more than enough. They would look a lot like this, and those were dang good steaks!


    I'd most likely do simple sides, coleslaw, baked potatoes, maybe the traditional green bean casserole, some kind of light dessert.

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    Spirit Deer, those look amazing. I love a good steak.

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    We already had our Thanksgiving feast and it was wonderful but instead of freezing the leftovers we decided to eat through them all for the entire week or so after. I'm so over turkey right now LOL IF DH & I end up going to visit my IL's - I'm going to suggest salmon or steak

    I will still, however browse and pin things via Pinterest for 'later' whenever that is.

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    I actually am excited about Thanksgiving this year, because I ordered a fresh turkey for the very first time. We were hoping family could come over, but they've made other plans. I reserved a very large bird, so we're going to have lots of leftovers!

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    I am very excited about thanksgiving Our "new" dining table will be ready for it debut! DH does all the cooking that day and he is an amazing cook I just get to clean and make the place look pretty! We will be having our boys, my mom and dad, and a couple of other people who don't have anywhere to be. I definitely plan on freezing the leftovers and making some turkey pot pies for later.

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    I'm excited for the sales to keep working on my stockpile... does that count? And my niece is excited for Black Friday (I can take it or leave it depending on whether they have something really worthwhile.)

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    Black Friday? Nah. I actually forgot about that. We don't do much shopping anyway and have already bought gifts for my mom, who is the only person we buy for. We don't buy each other much and when we do, we don't wait for a certain date. We might be more interested in Cyber Monday though.

    I'm hoping we don't have a lot of snow between now and then.

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    I love Thanksgiving! The kids and I were just talking about the food on the way to school

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    Yes, I am really excited. There will be
    at least 3 of us and possibly 6.

    Either way it will a full spread of turkey
    and all the trimmings. I LOVE turkey and
    it is the only time of year we have it.

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