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    Question How much of the cooking do you do for Thanksgiving?

    We go to both of our parents' houses.... my parents' for lunch, his mom's  for supper.

    For my parents' lunch, I'm in charge of appetizers this year.  I'll be making biscuit puffs and this broccoli/cheese dip that my sister requested I bring.

    For his mom's house, we don't know yet.  She usually won't let anyone bring anything- Thanksgiving is her big holiday of the year-- but this year she's undergoing chemo, so probably won't be up to cooking.   But, she's not ready to admit that yet, so, I really don't know what I'll be bringing there.

    What about you?  Do you cook the whole dinner?

     

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    In the past I would do all of it but now I ask others to bring side dishes.

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    All of it. My mom usually brings a dessert and maybe rolls. I don't mind though. I start preparing the day before and try to get as many things done ahead of time as I can. Plus I get to do things my way

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    I am cooking the turkey and all the sides. We are having 12 people for dinner. My daughter-in-law's mom is bringing homemade pies, my mom is bring the rolls and bread. My daughter-in law is bring cookies. I will probably make a homemade pound cake with caramel icing. I Can't wait, I am hungry already!!

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    We are going to the inlaws on Thanksgiving Day. I am in charge of appetizers. There will be 8 adults & 8 children, I'm bringing:
    cheese, crackers, & pepperoni
    fruit dip, apples, & graham crackers
    veggie dip & veggies

    My side of the family is having our Thanksgiving dinner on the Sunday afte T-day because my 2 sisters have to work & we will be at the in laws. There will be 10 or 11 adults & 9 children. For that I am making:
    baked ham
    dinner rolls
    jello salad
    ham dip & crackers

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    DH and I both would get in the kitchen in the past and work together to fix everything, but last year and this year we are going to my mom's. We don't have to bring anything, but I will anyway.

    Not sure what I will bring besides drinks and rolls.

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    Dinner is at my house and it is potluck. I am doing the fried turkey, taters, gravy, rolls, olives and pumpkin pie. I also do have to cook what my dad is bringing, but he bought the ingredients. So I will also be fixing the stuffing and cranberries.

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    We had Thanksgiving dinner here today--- I did it all, except my sister brought noodles and cranberry sauce.

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    This year all I'm doing is providing the turkey (my SIL wanted to cook it on her own) and baking brownies. I'm getting off easy

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    It's just us four, so I do all the cooking. Gabe carves and helps clean up and put away leftovers. He helps with the mashing of the squash and potatoes and helps set the table.

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    My parents have passed away but I still get together with my family and we all bring something. My contribution is 1 Turkey breast, relish trays, sweet potato casseroles and 2 apple pies.

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    I am having it this year it's just going to be me,my dh,our 3 boys,my mil and fil and one of my dh's cousins his mom passed away this year I wanted him to be with family.
    I wanted to give mil a break this year so I'm doing it all

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    We are spending Thanksgiving with our neighbors across the street. I am in charge of kid friendly food - mac and cheese - some cupcakes. DH is making pumpkin pies.

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    I'm LUCKY this year -- just bringing dessert to MIL's.

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    A tradition my father started --- he cooked Thanksgiving dinner. So now DH cooks most of the meal. I contribute desserts and a few other things, but he does most of it.

    And this year its just us four so its really a no-hassle meal.

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