A Different Kind of Thanksgiving
By Jim Bauer
November 24, 2022 9:22am CST
It always seems, for us, we never have a holiday on the actual holiday. Mostly it is because of my sister's schedule which has forever grated me. She knows about my complaint, so don't think she will be mad at me if she finds her way to this post. Our Thanksgiving will be on Saturday. But not without a little bit of a change in plans on my end. The wifey and I have to take the camper into Camping World for winterization and other services. It should not take that long—hopefully we just mainly drop it off. But it will hamper the day just a little bit for us. Nonetheless, tonight for dinner I will make pork and kraut in the crockpot with potatoes and carrots. A far cry from the usual turkey, but we will have enough of that on Saturday. Besides, I am not a huge fan of turkey anyway. Usually, this time of year, I tend to get an extra turkey just because they are so darn cheap. But this year so far none of the turkey prices have impressed me enough to spring for one. So, looks like this will be a single turkey year. By the way, to everyone here, have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
15 people like this
• Gainesville, Florida
I only enjoy turkey if I can smoke it or deep-fry it. But I didn't have the option to do either this year. Which worked out okay in the end, because I was on my deathbed with the flu and ended up eating one slice of stale bread on Thanksgiving day. I was too sick to even get out of bed.
• United States
We had prime rib, fig cheese bread, brussels sprouts with bacon, scalloped potatoes, pumpkin pie, sugarfree chocolate pie on pecan crust, and cranberry crumble bars. Far cry from everyone's traditional feast. We like turkey sandwiches but not fond of turkey otherwise so most my family makes something different. The blessings are still there. Turkey doesn't make thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is not for everyone on the site. It is only an American holiday. It wouldn't make sense if the Europeans, Africans, Asians and South Americans celebrated what began as an autumn harvest festival organized by the English colonists of Plymouth (known also as the Pilgrims) who settled in New England in 1620.
• East Tawas, Michigan
Your dinner sounds so delicious, tradition means nothing to me:) I've had so much dry turkey throughout the years, I'd relish having pork and kraut with potatoes&carrots! And the date for holidays, who decides which day is right? We celebrate any time we please
• United States
Turkey, for us, is just the tradition but never the highlight. I guess it's nice they're cheap and the stuff you can make with the leftovers is better than the original plate of the stuff...but I can't begrudge those who genuinely love turkey. If they could make a chicken the size of a turkey I'd prefer that.