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Re: Thanksgiving 2017
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2017, 05:22:55 PM »
Honestly, up in the air this year, plan-wise. The last two years, we've spent Thanksgiving with friends. We bring the turkey (holy heck, can my husband smoke a bird) and a cornbread, and everyone else brings sides and desserts. The host lost his wife just over two years ago, so this is something we originally started to support him. However, my husband's stepmother has been battling Stage 2 breast cancer, and we may need to alter our usual plans to support her and my FIL. The problem has been letting my husband handle talking with his father has been an exercise in non-communication (nothing dramatic, just forgetfulness). I'm not as close with my step-MIL as I used to be due to her previous behavior, but I will do whatever makes people happy.


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Re: Thanksgiving 2017
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2017, 08:07:49 PM »
For 15 years, we served DHís extended family Thanksgiving dinner, so as people died and others were married and born we had between 35 and 40. Even in 2015, when I was barely out of the hospital and nursing home, we served smoked turkey sandwiches on paper plates, and everyone came! Last year was normal. But now we have moved 3 hours away so have only invited 16 for this year. Thatís kids, grandkids, a new husband  and a new SO.  DGS#2 is home from college! I am also depending on the invited to bring everything but the turkey and potatoes. Iím excited to see what they bring.

Instead of a beautiful basement with bar, pool table, and lots of seating for football tv and lots of light from the patio door, theyíll have an unfinished whitewashed basement and my tiny tv I watch while using my exercise bike.

Iím a terrible cook. People come to be together and the nice service and decorations from so many years that makes them feel like Thanksgiving. It will all work out. But tradition and family is what itís all about for us.


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Re: Thanksgiving 2017
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2017, 10:17:43 PM »
Instead of spending Thanksgiving with family this year (my closest relatives are 3 hours away, my bio-mom is 3 time zones away), I stayed in Seattle and celebrated with my best friend, whose birthday was on Thanksgiving.

On the menu for us, at a Chinese place, were:

Egg rolls
Honey walnut prawns (for the birthday lady :) )
Braised mushrooms and baby bok choy (for me)
Vegetable fried rice
Tea and fortune cookies
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Re: Thanksgiving 2017
« Reply #33 on: December 18, 2017, 10:46:26 AM »
Friendsgiving!  Nice. 
Double MIL now; not yet a Grandma.  Owner of Lard Butt Noelle, kitteh extraordinaire!