Do You Cook The Thanksgiving Meal?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
November 6, 2007 4:11am CST
Are you the one that cooks the entire meal for Thanksgiving? For how many people? What's your best dish?
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Hi gtargirl I use to cook the whole meal for my whole family. But then my cousin decieded she wanted to do it. So I said sure go for it!LOL Now its on her and after a couple of years of her cooking now she doesnt want to do it.heheheheh Oh well!
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I guess she didn't know what she was in for. So does it all fall back on you now?
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
6 Nov 07
no!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I usuallly do but if I cook this year Will have to carry it over there to the others house and I cook enough for who ever comes by if not gone we get left overs lol
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
You just keep on trucking don't you, Lakota? Strong woman you are. I guess even if everyone shows up it seems like we always have left-overs for weeks to come, well maybe for days to come. Stay healthy and have tons of fun this Thanksgiving. Lord knows you deserve it!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
7 Nov 07
yu only way to go . and I will have fun as much as i can just wished son that is in Iraq could be with us again this yer but he will next year and years to come. hugs
@brimia (6585)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I've made a couple of dishes to bring to Thanksgiving but I've never made the entire meal myself. I would definitely be overwhelmed. I like to make broccoli casserole and apple crisp.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Mmm, apple crisp. Don't think I've heard of that one. Anything with apples would fill the room with a wonderful auroma. Oh, I'm feelin' it. Turkey Day is right around the corner.
@peavey (16912)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I nearly always cook Thanksgiving dinner, but not for many people. Just my kids - son, daughter in law and my daughter plus a friend or two most years. Turkey is my best dish! Most people fuss too much over them. All you have to do is roast it slowly and pretty much ignore it until it's done.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Cooking for family. Sounds like a fine holiday dinner to me. Add a few football games and all is well.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
6 Nov 07
If I was the person cooking the Thanksgiving meal, nobody would show up to eat! My cooking skills are limited. This year I am ordering a fully cooked turkey from a local grocery store. Our daughter is being married the day after Thanksgiving and I won't have the time to do anything. We have the rehearsal dinner, Thanksgiving and the wedding. Three days in a row will keep us on our toes. This year there will be about 20 of us and most of the people I don't know. That would be a terrible experience to feed them a turkey that I cooked! I'd be the laugh of the town...lol My best dish, from years ago, would be a sweet potato casserole I make. Oh, it's so yummy.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Hey CarolB, I remember you telling us about your daughter getting married after Thanksgiving. Wow! That sounds like a fun package deal. I guess you'll always have good memories and that husband of hers should never forget his anniversary. lol. I'd love to hear how you make that sweet potato pie. Get some rest, my friend, it's about to get real crazy over there. It's a good crazy of course.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
6 Nov 07
It's a sweet potato casserole and is it ever good. If you want me to I will pm you with the information. Know we can't post recipes here.
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Now that's a funny story. I could see family bringing pizza to the meal if I was cooking. I admit it's not my best talent.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I make the whole meal myself and enjoy doing it..My best dish is my favorite pumpkin pie recipe that I have made for the last 6 years and one that everyone looks forward to..
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Ah, it's great to be famous for something. How many do you actually cook for?
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• United States
6 Nov 07
The largest I have cooked for is 12 and one of the people, my son-in-law can eat for like 2-3 men, big eater..:)
@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Nope. i'm still one of the "kids" so I don't cook anything. I can cook though and my forte is Desserts. Last year I came up with the apple pumpkin tart thing. It's yummy. At work we have thanksgiving things and I'm bringing in Pumpkin Mousse and Deviled eggs for mine. Yumtastic.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
OH yeah, I miss those deserts. No one in my family does those good old home made pie thingys. We have to settle for Marie Calendar's, which isn't too bad. Not like home made though. Have fun, my friend, bet you're a hit at work.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Yeah. I was a Culinary Arts major so I'm pretty Savvy in the kitchen and my work always loves when I bring in food. So I'm usually a hit!
• United States
6 Nov 07
Everyone pitches in and helps cook on Thanksgiving. I let everyone pick a dish they would like to have and then they are mainly responsible for cooking that dish. I don't have a best dish but my husband and I make homemade from scratch stuffing every year - it's soooo good! It's my favorite!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Smart thinking there. Makes it less hectic to have everyone bring something. Homemade stuffing from scratch hey? Care to share? :)
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I am in charge of making spinach dip. I was requested to do that a few years ago. There are only about 10 of us for Thanksgiving. My mom makes a turkey and rolls, and the rest of use pick something to make. Last year I made stuffing, spinach dip, shrimp dip, and pumpkin pie.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Always a good plan to have everyone contribute to this party. I'm thinking we could publish our own MyLot Thanksgiving cook book. These all sound too wonderful to pass up. Have a great Thanksgiving Lilybug.
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Fortunately at 33 years old I still fall under the catagory of "kids" so I don't have to cook the bulk of the Thanksgiving meal. I just get to enjoy! I really don't like cooking, so it works for me to help with the clean up instead. Last year my dad and I made homemade stuffing together, though, and that was fun. This year and last year there are only 6 to cook for. It's been nice having a smaller "crowd".
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Ah yes, I like to be spoiled like that too. Come and eat the best food of the year or something like that, sit back and watch a few football games and catch up with family. Nice. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
6 Nov 07
well grandma makes most of it but i always make home made apple pies and a big dish of lasangna to take with us.there should be about 17 people which is a nice crowd.pattie
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Yikes, 17 people for Pattie and around 20 for lj. You guys are pretty darn amazing. And you entertain all of them at your house? Who gets clean up duty? LJ, I've never heard of those vegetable recipes--oh do share. That would be wonderful. :) Have a most Happy Turkey Day.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Yes,I cook the Thanksgiving meal. This year it will just be for the three of us. My oldest daughter just moved to Denver,Colorado last month and wont be able to be here this year. Our son is in Michigan. He will have Thanksgiving with his grandparents.
@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
6 Nov 07
A quiet and peaceful Thanksgiving then? It's all good, I say.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I love to cook and have been cooking up a storm in general for about thirty years. Up until recently our family was very small..just my grandmother, mother and myself, but I still would "do the works" as far as cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. My grandmother passed away in 1986, and my mother only last year, so last year was my first Thanksgiving alone, but I still cooked up a traditional dinner, including the turkey, apple/sausage/raisin stuffing, mashed butternut squash and the Sweet Potato Pie...I figured if anything my two kitties would at least love the turkey..uh, they did :)
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
7 Nov 07
I usually cook the meal and this year will be no exception only we are cooking for a Church Thanksgiving sponsered Potluck for people with no where to go. 28 people plan to attend including my family.
• United States
6 Nov 07
Yes I do. I just in the last few years started making thanksgiving dinner at home. Before I had kids my dad cooked and I ate there. Now that I have the kids and my hunny I cook dinner. I like to envite my dad, mom and brother over for dinner. My dad is getting older and dosent need to cook a big dinner. Its nice to spend time with the family as well. I make Turkey, Stuffing, Home made Mashed Potatos and gravey, green bean casserole, Rolls, Corn, and Pumpkin Pie. Yummy. I cant wait for it this year. Im ready for a Turkey dinner!
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
6 Nov 07
yeah i do. i do it to help my mom when she has to work on the holiday
@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
6 Nov 07
I don't cook the entire mean for thanksgiving because it is not my obligation to do that. Well my sisters cook the entire meal for thanksgiving and make sure sure all things are put in place. Thanks
@angelface23 (2497)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I usually don't cook for Thanksgiving but this year my hubby wants us to have our own dinner as opposed to going to my grandmas house. I am not a good cook at all (I burn french fries) but I am going to try this year. My hubby will have to help me. We have a tiny kitchen so it will be very busy that day.