Thanksgiving Traditions

United States
November 19, 2006 8:35pm CST
What are your Thanksgiving traditions? What type of food do you eat? Turkey? What else? What side dishes? Do you have family over or do you go to someone elses house? Do you go out to eat for Thanksgiving? Do you volunteer at a soup kitchen? I think it'll be neat to see what others do.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
20 Nov 06
In our family, we take turns hosting the Thanksgiving meal, but everyone brings food. Last year we went up to a cousin's house and this year we're going down to an aunt and uncle's house. It works out well, since we have a big family. You only have to host it about every 10-12 years. That sure works for me. We eat all the traditional foods and way too much of them. We usually have at least 4-5 different desserts and then go for a walk if the weather is nice. It's supposed to be in the mid-70s this year (after a few days of being rather cool for South Florida).
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@FlaKNMB (831)
• United States
20 Nov 06
Rather cool? I'm in the middle of the state and I'm downright frigid!
• United States
22 Nov 06
That is awesome, Claudia! I'm in South Florida too, the last couple of days have been so beautiful!
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
22 Nov 06
Our Thanksgiving tradition is that we have a Tablecloth that we use permanent markers on and at the end of the meal, everyone there signs there name where they sat and draws a picture. We have Turkey and corn bread dressing, Hot Hominey Casserole, Green Been Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, and the other side dishes vary from year to year. We always have Pumpkin pies and pecan pies along with various other desserts. We always have it at my mom's house.
• United States
22 Nov 06
That is really cool! I have never heard of anyone doing that at home. That is so cool!
• United States
22 Nov 06
Where do you get the Tablecloth?
@carmat (2850)
• Canada
26 Nov 06
We usually go away to visit our families for Thanksgiving but this year we stayed home. We didn't even have the traditional dinners. I think we cooked boneless chicken and all the veggies to go with it. Can you believe this I was so caught up with the kids and their sports I didn't get to the grocery store before it closed and we ended up not having desert. We'll make up for it next year. But we were thankful we had each other.
• United States
27 Nov 06
Wow, you must be really busy! Maybe you should do it this weekend or something, I see no reason why you can't make it whenever you want :)
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I always prepare Thanksgiving dinner, but sometimes we visit other family members homes for dessert and coffee afterward. We eat the traditional dinner like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, and pumpkin pie but my sister-in-law makes deep-fried turkey and Puerto Rican side dishes like Arroz Con Gondules.
• United States
22 Nov 06
ooooo that sounds really good! I have never had a deep fried turkey.
@krizz420 (4388)
• Canada
20 Nov 06
We try to get all the family together and do the turkey, crannberries, stuffing thing and some drinks
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• United States
22 Nov 06
Sounds yummy.
• United States
20 Nov 06
I just love eating turkey then watching the parade. i HAVE to have cranbarries.
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• United States
20 Nov 06
How do you have those cranberries of yours? :) Do you like the canned stuff or homemade?
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