Americans only: Do you "prime your tummies" for Thanksgiving dinner?

@TheHorse (165980)
Walnut Creek, California
November 24, 2022 3:55pm CST
Have you ever been a) too full to eat or b) so hungry that you can't fully appreciate a large dinner? I am heading out to my friend's house to help him cook and work on some projects around his house. I "primed" my tummy just now with some sourdough bread, butter, cream cheese, and lox. (And some red onion.) Hopefully I will have just the right amount of hunger when the turkey and trimmings emerge. Do you "prime yourself" for big dinners? Inquiring minds want to know.
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@DaddyEvil (102949)
• United States
24 Nov
I'm usually too busy cooking to worry about eating until the food is all done. Then I eat. I hope you have a good time with your friends.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Have you ever nibbled while cooking?
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
You are too extraordinarily "NORMAL" DE...sigh. Evil Grin
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
@TheHorse Cooking is the best way for me to add a few extra pounds wherever they are not necessary. I am constantly munching.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
24 Nov
Yes I get "prime" when I am going to enjoy a huge dinner.
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
I knew one person who ate before a huge dinner because she was afraid she would be too hungry and find the food too appetizing ...and would be considered greedy glutton if she helped herself too much.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
As in prime rib?
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
@vandana7 I have to limit my eating too much food since I do not to be considered a greedy person myself.
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@LadyDuck (416426)
• Switzerland
25 Nov
I usually eat very little if I know that I have to join a party for a big meal. Most of the time I only get small servings also at large meals gatherings.
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@LadyDuck (416426)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
@TheHorse I do not feel well if I overeat, I did a few times when I was young, no more now.
@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
I tend not to "overeat" either.
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@wolfgirl569 (64937)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Nov
I have been too full to eat more Never thought of it as priming my stomach. Just ate lunch like normal before eating dinner later
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
Yes...I can relate to being too full to eat more. I have that situation around 8 pm each day.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Nov
@vandana7 I can't eat like I used to. My parents used to say I had a "hollow leg."
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
It seems that Thanksgiving dinners are sometimes a bit early, like 5 PM or so. Maybe 6 PM. Anyway, my strategy worked today.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
No, and I really suffered when I ate too much! Never again! I hope you enjoyed dinner with your friends.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
We had a good time. And f course I brought home some leftovers.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
26 Nov
@LindaOHio I still have some.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
26 Nov
@TheHorse Leftovers are the best!!!
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@LouAvul (2246)
24 Nov
lol no
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
He is funny....
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Oh oh.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
@vandana7 I have made it home from Thanksgiving dinner. I must attend to either: a) the beautiful French poet and musician girl beckoning to me, wearing only one of my Brooks Brothers shirts, or b) the two star Sudoku I started last night but fell asleep before I could complete it.
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
What is priming tummy...and lox? How does it what you ate prime it? You talk in an alien language...actually you are an alien.
@LeaPea2417 (35088)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
For big celebration meals, I will only eat a light breakfast before eating a lot later.
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Yeppers. I pretty much grazed yesterday morning and was "just hungry enough" when dinner time came.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
25 Nov
We started T-day with a breakfast of sausage, egg, and cheese tart, sausage cheese balls, and pumpkin muffins. During the day we nibbled on chips and dip or salsa. Our big dinner started around 4pm.
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@DWDavis (20696)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
26 Nov
@TheHorse This was our 35th Thanksgiving together, so we've had lots of practice.
@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
Sound like good planning.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
You know, I don't even remember such dinners anymore. I think one of the last ones was at Christmas back in Latvia and since them no more,
@JudyEv (293682)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
I'd probably cut down a little if I knew a big meal was coming up.
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@vandana7 (92639)
• India
25 Nov
Isn't that a tad dangerous.....kinda...big meal may not turn out to be as tasty as I want it to be...
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@JudyEv (293682)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
@vandana7 Cutting down on the meal before a big meal? I'd take a chance.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
24 Nov
Before we ate a turkey dinner(all the trimmings), I ate an orange/cranberry muffin with about three cups of coffee(milk). It tied me over until the meal was ready. The darn turkey wasn't fully cooked! So, Jay cut some white meat off for me and dark meat off one thigh (his favorite) and the remainder of the bird went back into the oven for another hour. Thank heavens, everything else was ready to eat:) We had a nice meal together!
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@TheHorse (165980)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
And I assume there will be leftovers for the net few days.
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@kobesbuddy (156417)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
@TheHorse If you saw the inside of our refrigerator, you'd laugh! We're feeding guests today.