Thanksgiving Day was a real winner

@BelleStarr (32032)
Portland, Connecticut
November 23, 2017 7:11pm CST
Hi everyone, Happy Thanksgiving Day for all my fellow Americans out there. I hope that all of you had a wonderful day, I know we did. We went to my son Steve's house. He made the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. I made roasted vegetables, creamed onions, baked sweet potatoes, whipped cream and a pumpkin pie. My daughter brought salad and quinoa, and two pies. My son's mother-in-law brought mashed turnip and squash and a pumpkin trifle. My other son was told to just show up with his wife and that is what he did lol. We didn't have all our grandkids here, 4 were missing and we especially missed our great-grandson Daniel but his mom got married this summer and he was with his mom and dad at his dad's family. After lunch, we sat around and chatted for several hours. This year we are not going away this weekend, our daughter will have the cottage all to herself. I want to get some work done at home and get the house decorated and the Christmas cards written. Now I am falling asleep watching the latest Hallmark movie. I hope everyone had a great day, we sure did.
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov
Glad you had such a great day. I'm about to start on my Christmas cards soon - any day now!
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
lol Yes well good intentions and all that lol we will see if I get mine done. lol
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@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 Nov
@BelleStarr I'll let you know when I finish mine! One of us might be able to feel smug for a while.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
@JudyEv I wrote 8 today I am feeling pretty good. lol
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@sallypup (21922)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
Wow on all that food. I miss those Hallmark movies. I've had a good day. I'm not hungry but cherry pie is calling my name anyway!
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
Yes there was a lot of food but no one over ate and there was plenty of healthy choices.
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@sallypup (21922)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Nov
@BelleStarr Yum. I'm sure you all had fun being together.
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@RasmaSandra (13458)
• Riga, Latvia
24 Nov
@sallypup you can watch all the Hallmark movies you want on YouTube
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@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
It sounds like you had a great day with a lot of food. We had a very quiet normal working day.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
Yes there was lots of food but the most important thing was the family and that made for a very nice day.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
Anna how is your mother doing? I just read your post, I am so sorry about her stroke.
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@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
@BelleStarr It's wonderful to spend the holidays with the family.
@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
24 Nov
That sounds like a fun gathering, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Never heard of creamed onions.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
They are a recipe of my mom's. Small white onions boiled and then placed in a bechamel sauce, quite delicious.
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@jaboUK (50691)
• United Kingdom
25 Nov
@BelleStarr I might try that someday, thanks.
@just4him (92029)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I'm glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. Your dinner sounds wonderful with all those yummy sounding dishes everyone brought.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
The food really was exceptionally good, I didn't overeat however in spite of the temptation.
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@just4him (92029)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Nov
@BelleStarr That's a good thing. I'm glad it was exceptional.
@shubhu3 (13571)
• New Delhi, India
24 Nov
Sounds like you had an amazing day. Nice.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
Thank you yes it was a rather amazing day.
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@shubhu3 (13571)
• New Delhi, India
25 Nov
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@RasmaSandra (13458)
• Riga, Latvia
24 Nov
Sounds like you had a great time and lots to be thankful for. I sure miss this holiday so it is nice to read how others celebrated.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
Is there any chance you will return to the states? What is keeping you in Latvia these days?
@RasmaSandra (13458)
• Riga, Latvia
25 Nov
@BelleStarr of course I want to return to my homeland but I have a house and furnishings to sell first. Then I don't know my destination in the states. I am from NYC but no one is waiting for me there and things are expensive. I can go anywhere but I will have to have a place to live and find a job. Won't be easy but I am returning.
@rebelann (32331)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Nov
All that food made me hungry again and I'm still full ..... yeah I know, go figure, right?
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@rebelann (32331)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Nov
It's always nice when there are a few left overs @BelleStarr I think today I'll have egg soup again, it's been a while since I've made one and I know Ally loves when she gets to have an made that way.
@Juliaacv (23246)
• Canada
24 Nov
It sounds like you had a really nice visit with everyone, and a great meal. I just love turkey with potatoes and gravy. Only another month and we'll be having it for Christmas-not a long wait.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
I do prime rib on Christmas so Thanksgiving is the only time of year when we eat turkey.
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@MALUSE (32825)
• Denmark
24 Nov
The potatoes look good! I love potatoes. Are there also Brussels sprouts?
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
Yes those are Brussels Sprouts done with prosciutto and balsamic vinegar/
@snowy22315 (34270)
• United States
24 Nov
It sounds like a good one!
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
It was a very good one. I love family get-togethers where everyone gets along and the kids have a good time.
• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Nov
I am so glad you had a good day! =)
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.
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24 Nov
Which do you like best thanks giving or new year?
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
I like Christmas the best but Thanksgiving is second. New Years is way down the line.
@Tampa_girl7 (21651)
• United States
24 Nov
Glad your Thanksgiving was nice.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
Thank you, I love these family holidays.
@TRBRocks420 (62235)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Nov
Glad to hear it was a happy Thanksgiving.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
Thank you and I hope you also had a wonderful Turkey Day. The Vikings Lions game was quite a good one.
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@AmbiePam (46169)
• United States
24 Nov
How do you make creamed onions? It all sounds wonderful.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
You use small white onions, I use fresh but you can buy them frozen and then make a basic bechamel sauce and combine the two. They are quite delicious.
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@andriaperry (33143)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Nov
I am glad you all had a wonderful time.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
Thank you and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too.
@acelawrites (10750)
• Philippines
24 Nov
Happy Thanksgiving Day! Sure you are so busy and happy with your family . Enjoy!
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
Thank you and yes it was a wonderful day.
@cahaya1983 (9632)
• Malaysia
24 Nov
Sounds like a lovely gathering. Hope you get all the work done for the holidays soon.
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
24 Nov
I am going to try to be very productive this weekend, I guess we will see.
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@prashu228 (22899)
• India
24 Nov
Seems you had a great day with family.. that's what matters. Good night to you
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@BelleStarr (32032)
• Portland, Connecticut
25 Nov
Yes I did and good morning to you.