Wednesday, November 5, 2008

PLANNING MY THANKSGIVING DINNER

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Good afternoon every one; What a wonderful day it is too. We are having our Indian Summer this week, and I am so loving it.  I am having a very slow day today,not sure why, I have so much to do now. Planning our family Thanksgiving Family Dinner, cleaning up my garage to make more room for every one. I love have our garage connected to our house, that way we can use it for lots more room. It is a large one too, and it heats well with a heater if we need to. I have some large rugs out there also to keep the tootsies warm.  And it is a great spot for the kiddies to run and play in.

I am trying to think of  a different way to fix my turkey this year, so if any one has some great ways please let me know. I love to try new ways to fix and old favorite. I would love to have some new dinner ware too, I will have to do some looking around. This year I am going sort of  fancy casual. I am getting kind of tired of the paper plates and such, I do have a nice dishwasher and two daughters who can do some washing,,,  oh and my son  and son in laws... lol  

So how are you all doing your Thanksgiving this year, I would love to know.  I  try to keep to a traditional Thanksgiving, with everyone saying what they are most thankful for. Maybe this year I will have them all write it down and put it in a large bowl and take one out and read them one at a time. That sounds pretty good.

I have the TV off so every one can talk and visit play games or what ever.  I grew up that way, not TV  ha ha   So if any one loves the football games  sorry,, not here.  On my hubbys side they are big  fishing and hunting people, so deer hunting it the the big thing with them.  Hubby does not hunt any more, yea  but he does fish,   Oh before I forget; on Friday I will show what I am giving away in honor of my 100 post. So stop by and check it out...   I hope every one has a wonderful day today. I thank you all for your very sweet comments on my grand babies..  Please stop by any time, I so love the company and comments....

God Bless;

Hugs;

Alaura

8 comments:

Susie Q said...

I love Thanksgiving! I have a few things olanned for dinner...Mom is doing the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. I am going to do 3 veggie dishes.
Grace and Dan LOVE everything traditional. It is always such a sweet day...

Love,
Sue

belladella said...

Thanksgiving equals lots of food and lots of football at our house. I can't wait. I don't have any great turkey recipe. I rub mine in olive oil, dash it with salt and pepper and stuff it with onions- tons of onions. It's delish.

Smilingsal said...

One of the things my husband is thankful for is that he gets to watch football; we only turn it off to eat.

As for turkey: the best is Butterball and follow directions. 'nuff said.

justabeachkat said...

I used to have Thanksgiving at my house for my whole family. Lots of work, but so special. Since we moved away from most of our family, now we travel back home. I bring a few dishes and a dessert.

Sigh! I miss having it at home.

Hugs!
Kat

Lori said...

I love any reason to eat and talk! Our turkey is butterball too! I will be back to see if anyone has any helpful hints. Happy Planning!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

We have a traditional Thanksgiving here. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green beans, cranberries, peas, pumpkin and pecan pie....

trash talk said...

My sister does the turkey so I'm no help there(I don't want to be up all night basting). I think Butterball's website has some great ideas. We have the same menu every year and get clobbered if we try to change it. Here at my house, we don't do stuffing-I make cornbread dressing and it's something everybody looks forward to. It's always fun and I do enjoy it. Have a great day. Debbie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Alaura! Sounds like your idea of having everyone say or write what they are thankful for is a wonderful idea.

DH is the turkey baker in our family so I can't help you there!! But we always have mashed potatoes, broccoli & rice casserole, & green bean casserole.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
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