Just Wishing Everyone Here A Great and Happy Thanksgiving

Tippy on my Thanksgiving Studio Set up - Image of Tippy on my Thanksgiving Photo SetUP
@pyewacket (44036)
United States
November 26, 2008 8:57pm CST
I just wanted to wish all my friends here at MyLot who do celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow a Fantastic Thanksgiving Some of my older friends might remember my Thanksgiving "disaster" of last year..LOL...A friend of mine had given me frozen Duck Breasts, and I didn't want them to go to waste..Now you have to understand, I never had Duck before and really wasn't too keen on it, but like I said didn't want it to go to waste. Now I do happen to be a very good cook if I may say so myself and gloat a bit. So I did find a fantastic recipe for it, knocked myself out and prepared it...and...blagh. I just didn't care for that gamey taste. Well at least I can safely say I've had duck, but never again. This year I'm more traditional...I just finished making some Cream of Celery Soup as an appetizer for tomorrow. Then tomorrow will be preparing my sausage/celery/raisin/apple stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes, the "bird"---chicken. Since it's only going to be me, it seemed silly to get a whole turkey, and the turkey breasts were too expensive to get, so opted for a roaster chicken instead. I'll also have my homemade biscuits (you won't see Pillsbury in this home..LOL), homemade cranberry sauce (won't see canned here), and my pumpkin pie. While everything is cooking I do plan to get some more work done...doing the end of the month crunch to get as many articles/reviews written so can have money for Christmas..I WANT THAT TREE...LOL So what are your plans? Big family hootenanny shindig? Simple fair? Nothing? Are you going to be here at MyLot? What's on your menu for the big dinner feast? The inquiring mind wants to know. I just started this interest too..that's one of my studio photos I took years ago as the interest photo..was surprised there was no "Celebrating Thanksgiving" interests here...also have a photo here of one of my former kitties Tippy who was "helping out" with my Thanksgiving Studio photo I did then HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOLKS!!! Don't stuff yourselves too much...heehee
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thank you so very much and I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving yourself. Our daughter and grandson will be leaving early in the morning headed down here so it will be those two, our son, my husband and myself. We will have turkey, cornbread dressing, yams, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and giblet gravy oh and pies and cookies.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Sounds like a nice cozy, family get together...hope you enjoy your dinner tomorrow..sounds great..
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I can't wait for tomorrow! bring out the fat pants! hehe I plan on getting till i drop... oh boy will next week be fun! working off all that fat lol mhm i plan on going for a jog tomorrow morning so i won't feel so guilty later on when i'm stuffing my face. lol My brother, his wife and two kids are coming over and my cousin joey is over over. then my other cousin and her husband are stopping by for dessert.. As for the FOOOOD!!! We are having Turkey, ham, green beans,collard greens, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry stuff, bread rolls, some other kind of bread rolls.. and i think that is it lol and for dessert were having.... chocolate pie, pumpkin' pie, with cool whip and cheese cake. i can't wait to get me some of all of it too! happy thanksgiving!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
LOL--I couldn't resist..I decided to take a small helping of pumpkin pie tonight..uh, to make sure it tasted all right...LOL Wow it sounds like you're going to have a regular army in for tomorrow. Nah, I never stuff myself too much anymore..don't like that groggy, zombie feeling afterwards..Mmmmm..cheesecake..I love cheesecake...can you send some over..??
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Hope you have a great day tomorrow yourself
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thank you fwidman...Are you going to wear special shoes for tomorrow? Heehee
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@fwidman (11515)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Dancing turkey - Just a cute dancing turkey
Nope, I'll probably still be in my slippers and my pajamas all day long
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Love that dancing turkey...heehee
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27 Nov 08
Hi pye, The picture is so beautiful, you are very talented and your Tippy was so cute on it, my two cats is the same colouring as Tippy. Well I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving day and enjoy whatever you are doing, as you know we don't celebrate it here, I wonder 'why not' don't understand that, still its Christmas that I'm getting ready for. I wish you HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU. Bright Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I'm kind of surprised that other countries don't set aside some kind of Thanksgiving Day...a day to give thanks and be grateful for one's blessings in life. I would think that would be a universal kind of thing, don't you?
28 Nov 08
Hi pye, I agree, this country don't seem to do much, we have bank holidays easter and Christmas, we don't even have holiday for Halloween. I do my own thanksgiving by offering up a pray and do my usual thing, you know what I mean. Bright Blessings. Tamara
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yes, I do know what you mean
• United States
27 Nov 08
I am having my Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday. My daughter and her boyfriend are going to his family's for Thursday. I will be fixing a real turkey, with sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, peas, carrots and broccoli, gravy and home made bread. Dessert will be apple pie, french chocolate cream pie or banana cream pie. I have a small group here, about 7 of us for dinner. Small but cozy. which is all good. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
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• United States
27 Nov 08
Small but cozy is the best way to go! Your menu sounds delicious! But what's up with no pumpkin or pecan pies????
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Mmm...seven isn't exactly that small..LOL. I never had a big family...it was just my grandmother, mother and me, now just me. Oh...can have some of that French Chocolate Cream Pie..hope your dinner was a great one..sounds great!
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• United States
27 Nov 08
HI PYE! HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU TOO! [i][/i][u][/u] Sounds like you've got a great spread there tomorrow!! ENJOY!! We will be having the traditional Turkey , Gravy, home made dressing (stuffing), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, Greenbeans, Fresh rolls, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, Apple pie, & Cheesecake too and God knows what else?? Too much food I know that, & then we get to do it all again on Sunday for the rest of the Knot heads er ( idiot family) that can't be here tomorrow; Stuffed to the gills we will all be, I plan on taking that Turkey coma nap that always follows after dinner tomorrow (G)! so I'm telling everyone now HAPPY THANKSGIVING! [i][/i][u][/u] Don't call me, I'll call you, I'll be in that turkey Coma nap tomorrow afternoon...GOBBLE GOBBLE!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Wow sounds like you're having a real fine feast there yourself. Going to give any of the turkey to your furbabies? My two kitties keep eying the fridge...they know special FOOD is in there....LOL
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• United States
27 Nov 08
Hi Honey! Oh yeah, my furbabies always get special treats!! (G)! I swear Animals know when its special times are coming! Even before we start to cook or prepare the foods you know? My Chow hounds and my other Furbabies at the farm too will get special treats tomorrow!! Even the abandoned cats I am still feeding daily here will be getting some of the turkey and other scraps from tomorrow, gotta spread the food around;
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
27 Nov 08
That sounds like an awesome Thanksgiving. Mine won't be as good. This is the first Thanksgiving I have ever spent alone (well I have the cats so I guess I am not totally alone). I usually spend Thanksgiving with the in-laws but since my husband walked out 2 weeks ago, I won't be doing that. And with the condition of my car and the distance between me and any friends or family that I have, well I just can't get there. And well I am not feeling very celebratory anyways. I might get out to Denny's or somewhere for some turkey or not--haven't decided yet. But the football game will be on and I am planning to watch it. I am however, thankful for my friends (mylot friend included) and family even though I won't be with them and I will think of them tomorrow. May you all have a happy Thanksgiving tomorrow and be thankful for the important people (or furbabies) in your life.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I'm sorry to hear your Thanksgiving won't be as festive. I hope your furbabies will cheer you up and keep you company..I know mine will. I think they know something is up since they keep looking in the direction of the fridge...like they are willing the food to fall out or something
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
27 Nov 08
lol. Kitties can be very perceptive. My have been very supportive and perhaps if I go out, I'll bring them back some turkey leftovers.
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• United States
28 Nov 08
Thanksgiving Cornucopia - I thought this was pretty, for Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, pye, and to everyone here at Mylot!!! It's just our family, 3. Can't make it to VA where most of my family is, or to NJ where his family is. Turkey, collards and turnips, whipped sweet potatoes with raisins and topped with marshmallows, just plain old Stove Top stuffing and pumpkin bread. Have to keep it simple as I am just not able to pull too much together. That's a great picture of Tippy and the Thanksgiving set up. All of your cat pictures are great (well all your pics of any kind)! How you get your cats to stay where they are I'll never know. I have a couple of good pics, but most of the time my animals MOVE CONSTANTLY whenever I get out the camera.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
I think the secret of having great cat photos was due to the fact that my cats were all "hams"--they loved being photographed and would always help their "mom" while I did my studio shots...LOL
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Thank you. I wish the same for you also. I hope you really enjoy your day. Try not to eat too much turkey and all of the fixings LOL. Just kidding.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
LOL--I'm so full now it's not funny. Hope your Thanksgiving turned out to be a good one for you
• United States
27 Nov 08
Happy Thanksgiving to you Pye! It's just going to be me and hubby and we're catsitting my friend's 2 cats while she's visiting her son for a few days. On the menu is Ham, fresh mashed taters, green beans for me brussel sprouts for hubby and chocolate cheesecake and pumpkin pie for dessert. My mom and stepdad are coming over Friday for a visit. Haven't seen them in about 4 months so it will be great to see them. Your meal sounds great! Nothing like making everything from scratch, it always tastes so much better that way. When I make a holiday meal I try making everything from scratch too. Some things I have to skip because I just can't stay on my feet long enough to make them. The desserts are coming precooked this year! I'm afraid the mashed taters are going to do me in.. Don't stuff yourselves too much.. I ain't makin' no promises! Have a great day sweety!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Well I did manage to stuff myself..LOL. What did me in was that stuffing I made..no wonder they call it stuffing! Wow..chocolate cheesecake...I've never heard of that kind before..sounds real yummy
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 08
As you know we do not have it in the UK but of course I will wish you and everyone a very happy Thanksgiving to and I hope that you all have a lovely Day today
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Thank you gabs..I did have a very good day, and now I'm so stuffed ....LOL. So are my kitties who are now sleeping it off with full chubby bellies full of treats I gave them
• United States
27 Nov 08
I've made stuffing like that before (sans raisins) it was awesome :) just the immediate family and the furkids.. i think they may have detected the turkey scent,they've been parked in the kitchen today looking for something.. We're just having turkey w/herb stuffing,biscuits,peas,cranberry,yams (ma likes them),mashed potatoes and some pies (pumpkin). i need to send bro out for olives though,i forgot them. and hopefully 3 cat night won't be singing for their supper the whole time it's cooking
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Well my two kitties literally were signing for their supper...wouldn't stop meowing when the meal was ready to eat...and they usually don't do that..LOL. They are now sleeping it off with fat chubby full bellys
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@GardenGerty (99347)
• United States
27 Nov 08
I will be off the next two days. Out of town with family. We are leaving in about thirty minutes. Taking the grandkids and going to Oklahoma. I have baked all day. My daughter is not coming for Thanksgiving as they will come down at Christmas time. My son and his wife had things they had to do but the grandkids asked if they could come with, well of course they can. My brother will do the meat, ham and turkey for sure, sometimes beef as well. All of us just bring stuff, mostly non specific, but I do have a niece who always brings broccoli rice and cheese. My sister in law wants a certain roll recipe, certain yams, certain dressing. I always make the cooked whole berry cranberry sauce. I also made quick breads and muffins for breakfast or whenever. Baked four pies and gave one to my son. Mashed ten pounds of potatoes (hate instant). Have a wonderful day, Pye.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Goodness ten pounds of potatoes for mashed? That's sure a lot. I hate instant mashed potatoes also..have a weird almost chemical taste I can detect. Sounds like you're going to have fun though with family members and hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.
@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
27 Nov 08
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, everything your making sounds so yummy, enjoy!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Heehee..it was good, even my two kitties got to have some treats as they are so deprived (yeah, sure...LOL)
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
27 Nov 08
We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia ... and we probably should. Yours sounds excellent and delicious! Don't blame you about the duck - I've had it once too, when a friend of my husband caught some and gave us one. It was gamey, greasy and disgusting - not much meat on it at all! Not an experience I'd care to repeat. Your homemade cranberry sauce reminded me of a movie I saw recently called 'Pieces of April', where the girl prepared a Thanksgiving dinner for her estranged family. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, Pye!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
27 Nov 08
It's kind of strange that a lot of countries don't have some kind of day like a Thanksgiving one..kind of a nice way to set aside a day and give thanks for one's blessings in life
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• United States
27 Nov 08
If we had known each other better last year, we probably would have traded that free turkey from the supermarket for those pieces of duck. Again, another free turkey this year that my father came down with. Oh - you are right about not eating too much. Especially for those doing a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, like they say, you are what you eat. Hmmmm ... speaking of birds, I wonder what turkey egg is like ...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
You're right...I've never seen turkey eggs for sale...duck eggs yeah, but not turkey
• United States
29 Nov 08
Chicken eggs, duck eggs, pigeon eggs, & I've even had canned hard-boiled quail eggs. I believe that I heard about goose eggs for sale also, but never turkey eggs. How long has it been since we sat down & enjoyed a fresh pterodactyl egg together? It sure feels like ages.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I widh you didnt have to eat alone. You have an open invite to my home on any holiday, anytime youre in my neck of the woods. Your menu sounds delicious. I am very, very picky. I stick to what I know I like. I am having Two Turkeys. One is 18 pounds. The other is 25 pounds. I have been cooking them since yesterday at around 9 pm. I am also having mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnip, squash, cranberry sauce, gravy, and pearl onions. YUMMY!!!!I am having 10 people for dinner. My desserts consist of banana bread, coconut cake, cheesecake, pudding pie, and brownies. I am EXHAUSTED!!!! Remember if you get around my area please come. I wish you really could. Have a safe and Happy day. Happy Eating. dloveli
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Oh my! All those desserts! Sounds heavenly! And thanks ever for the invite. I actually have spent my holidays for the past two years alone ever since my mother passed away and really don't mind it. My family was always a small one...just my grandmother, mother and me. But then I have my two kitties to keep me company...LOL
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@dloveli (4369)
• United States
28 Nov 08
You are very welcome for the invite. Consider it an open one too. I am glad you have pets. I truly believe they are better than most people. There love is unconditional. Have a good day. Your in my thoughts. dl
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@lilybug (21148)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Happy Turkey Day! We just got done eating dinner a little bit ago and I am letting my food settle before I got in for some desert. I made some pumpkin pie and some apple pie for desert. Dinner turned out good. Way too much food, but there will be plenty of leftovers.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Leftovers are always great to have...I'll be having another Thanksgiving dinner tonight (Friday)--hey don't want all that food to go to waste..LOL
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Hope your Thanksgiving is going wonderful Pye, we are having a beautiful meal here and everything is so nice. I have been thinking of you all and hoping you are all having a wonderful day!We are having two meals today, one at dads and now our evening Turkey meal here at home.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Nov 08
Yes I did have a great Thanksgiving..nice, peaceful and stuffed myself to the gills with all the food I made.
@bunnybon7 (36504)
• Holiday, Florida
27 Nov 08
yummy wish i could be there with you girl. you sound a lot like me. when i was alone with just my furbabies, i did all that for us to. now im finally moved again, 3rd time in 2 yrs in with my son and his fiance made all kinds of good stuff. so, im just sitting back enjoying. but do wish i was with someone a little more like-minded. Happy Thanksgiving to you to friend
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