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by weezie13 on November 22, 2003 06:22 AM
What's for Thanksgiving???

Just curious!

I am a strict traditionalist, [Embarrassed]
basic turkey, gravey, mashed potatoes,
sweet potatoes, corn, peas, rolls,
cranberry sauce, green & black olives,
stuffing and acorn squash.........
That's about it, Nothing fancy,
lots' of kids that turn their noses up
(did I say how old those kids were?)

But, I love hearing about recipes, and
what people do for ideas for other people.

Thanks for sharing!!!
[thumb] [kissies]
Weezie

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by Bill on November 22, 2003 07:20 AM
Oh oh....... Strict traditionalist huh?
It's just Shaun and I so I'm fixin a goose, stuffing, loaded baked potatoes, stir fried veggies and prawns, croissants, and punkin pie with whipped cream. It may not be traditional, but <burp> it'll be good!
[Smile]

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by Jillie on November 22, 2003 02:45 PM
Same here, with the traditionalist thing:
Turkey
Stuffing
Home-made cranberry sauce
Macaroni & cheese
Scalloped corn
Sweet 'taters
Rolls
Mashed potatoes
Gravy
Stuffed celery, olives, pickles, green onions
Ambrosia fruit salad
Punkin' pie

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by loz on November 22, 2003 06:28 PM
Traditional here too....

Turkey
Ham
Roasted Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Carrots
Corn
Brussels Sprouts
Green Beans
Stuffing
Cranberry Sauce
Rolls
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake....yummy

Can't wait.....we always have it at moms....after I eat I'm ready for a nap and some football!!!
by PeppermintLily45 on November 22, 2003 06:41 PM
Laura,
My hub and I was talking about pumpkin cheesecake this morning. I have never tried it before....Is it good?

Tam [wayey]

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by loz on November 22, 2003 06:44 PM
Tam my mom just made a test one the other day and it was delicious....there are many different recipes for them out there....I love any kind of cheescake, anything that has cream cheese in it is my friend....lol Anyway, I thought it was great! [thumb] [wayey] [gabby]
by Jillie on November 22, 2003 07:10 PM
[flower]
Mouth watering, here.

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by Jillie on November 22, 2003 07:23 PM
Whoops! forgot to list "Grandma's Smothered Green Beanz" on my menu! Here's the recipe:

1 lb fresh greean beans, snapped into 2" pieces.
6 bacon strips, fried until crunchy, broken into small pieces. Reserve grease.
1 onion, diced.
2 large tomatoes, chopped.
salt
pepper

Sautee onions in bacon grease until transparent.
Add grean beans. Stir & toss until mixed.

Add tomatoes on top. Don't stir. Cover. Lower heat & simmer for 15-20 mins until the liquid from tomatoes has bubbled for awhile & the beans are soft..

Add bacon, cover & simmer for 10 more minutes.
Add salt & pepper to taste.

High-cholesterol comfort food!!!!

(Compliments of JC2's late grandma, Belle)

Note: I also use this recipe for yellow crook-neck squash and zuccini. Yumski! [grin]

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by weezie13 on November 22, 2003 07:29 PM
Loz,
You'd better be postin' that recipe!!!
Oh, good gravy that sound so good!!
My brother usually brings an assortment,
but those things cost about $12/15.00bucks to buy.

I have made one cream cheese thing in my life and it's called, turtle cream cheese...I'll see if I can find that recipe...

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by weezie13 on November 22, 2003 07:30 PM
Jillie,
That recipe sounds good with the squash..
I might try that one next year I grow those.
Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Jillie on November 22, 2003 07:34 PM
Yeah, Weez,
It's one of those even-better-the-next-day things. I always make more than we're going to eat for that meal. [Smile]

When I use squash, I melt chedder cheese over the top before serving.

BAM!

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by weezie13 on November 22, 2003 07:41 PM
Jillie,
I posted something of that nature, sort of,
with the bacon and canned tomatoes, slum gullun
Not sure how to have spelled it in the first place.
But it's a dish my dad had...
My recipes are never exact science, but more like in the ball park somewheres'.
Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Jillie on November 22, 2003 07:44 PM
Ah, ha!
Now I know the origins!

Thx!

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by weezie13 on November 22, 2003 08:33 PM
Jillie,
My father said it came from his boyscout trips??
It's done two different ways, I always thought
he made the name up, but Bill said he'd heard of
it too, so, [dunno] but it was a reasonably quick meal to make, mother always had that on the days she'd go grocery shopping cause it was quick to make. I personally never liked it, don't like cooked tomatoes tooooo~toooooo much>>?? I do in soups, mine, home grown, one or two. I liked the bacon, and I'd pull that out with some juice..
Weezie

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Jiffymouse on November 22, 2003 10:02 PM
weird work schedules here, so we will have breakfast of:
either pancakes or french toast with:
bacon
homemade strawberry syrup
cool whip
cane syrup
maybe home made blue berry syrup

then for the afternoon/evening we will have:
turkey
gravy
bread/sausage dressing
oyster cornbread dressing
corn
mashed potatoes
candied sweet potatoes
green beans or lima beans
pumpkin pie
pecan pie
carrot cake
chocolate pecan pie
rolls or biscuits
bread machine bread.

if we were having the traditional thing, we would also have ham, plain bread dressing, plain cornbread dressing, green peas, cranberry sauce, and what ever else "dropped in".

this year, no visitors, work schedules are making it feel weird.
by PeppermintLily45 on November 22, 2003 10:31 PM
OMG I am so hungry after reading this topic [Smile]

Tam [wayey]

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by loz on November 23, 2003 06:00 AM
Soon Tam, soon....lol I am counting down til the big Turkey Day Feast!!!!! I go prepared....I wear my comfy elastic waisted pants.... [Razz] Gotta have room for expansion.... [Wink]
by Jillie on November 23, 2003 04:04 PM
Hey, do you think there's a market for a holiday food clothing line, for cooks and diner's alike?
The promo could go like this:

"Now available in colors that grace your holiday table; Gravy Beige, Cranberry Stain, Turkey Grease and our special favorite, Pumpkin Pie Smear. All garments constructed with our patented triple-expansion hidden waistband. Order yours in time for the holidays!"

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by Jillie on November 25, 2003 03:39 PM
Got my free turkey last night. If you spend $75.00 at Ralph's, the turkey of your choice is subtracted from your bill. Hooo, ha! With the VON's grocery strike going on, there aren't many markets that can keep stocked for the increased business, so food shopping is getting tricky, here. I will not cross a picket line (even if I don't agree, I don't mess with their process), so I searched for a non-striking market that had a parking space. Whew, THAT chore is behind me. [Smile]

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by weezie13 on November 25, 2003 03:51 PM
I donated my free turkey from Tops Markets...
Get one free Tops Turkey or a % off a name
brand turkey.... Or 10% off your grocery
bill if you have 250 points for shopping there.

My husband gets a fresh turkey from his
work every Thanksgiving!!!! So, I figured
someone gives us a beautiful turkey,
I could donate the one I earned..
I would hope someone would do that for me,
and my family if I was in hard times......
Hey, if everyone donated at least one item,
those pantries would be filled....

Especially in the holiday seasons........

Weezie

What the heck is the strike thing???

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Jillie on November 25, 2003 04:02 PM
The gorcery workers don't want to have to contribute to their medical coverage. Jeeze, with the rising costs of med insurance, it's my personal opinion that it's kinda worth it to contribute to the company's costs to keep workers and their families insured.
'course, I'm speaking from the position of being currently UN-insured. [tears]

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by gardengal on November 25, 2003 06:14 PM
This strike thing is out of control. Now the warehouse workers are in on it too starting today. They aren't even negotiating!! [Mad] It started with just the checkers, bag people, butchers, and other members of this one union. It was the big three grocery stores out here, Ralphs (Kroegers), Albertsons, and Vons. After the fires they stopped picketing at Ralphs, although the people didn't go back to work, they just moved their forces to the other two stores. I tried not crossing any picket lines but its hard when the only other stores around don't double coupons and don't have the stuff you buy. Even when Ralphs went to not having picket lines they still didn't have everything and you really have to check the dates on any dairy, meat, eggs. Now Ralphs is getting better but if you shop at the other two stores you have to deal with the people picketing and now they are going to start running out of food with no one delivering any.

All because they don't want to pay any part of their medical. Before it was all paid by the company, now they would have to pay a $5 a month for a single, or $15 a month for a family, $10 co-pays and the coverage would be 80/20 for most large things. The big part that they are striking for is that they are going to limit their choices of doctors/ groups and hospital coverage went to only 50%. Plus they want to cap wages for checkers. And I'm sure there are other details they are mad about too, but that's the main part. I understand that they want things to stay the same but at least negotiate and talk about it. Its been months now... [Frown] And the people picketing are getting paid strike pay, but that's only $300 a week if they picket a full 40 hours. Then after taxes and everything... those people aren't going to have a very Merry Christmas if this doesn't stop soon. All because the union won't talk to the stores.

Sorry this is so long but it justs gets me so [Mad] and [tears] .

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by weezie13 on November 25, 2003 11:43 PM
People are a gimmme, gimme society now,
"I do all this work for you, you need to
pay me more, I'm so irreplaceable."
As a former restaurant worker, it was so
hard to find someone that didn't think
they were doing YOU the favor of showing
up to work.....
I was trained, if your place of business didnt'
make money, I didn't have a job to come to
tomorrow, I worked for the owner.....I do expect
to be paid a reasonable wage for my imput into
a business, but understand that I CAN"T get paid $100,000.00 an hour....the worth that I think I am. [Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]
We are very grateful that we do get paid insurance, very good one at that, but hubbies job is VERY demanding and NOT many people stay at his work.... so, the owners compensate, with little goodies, does the trick for us!!!
(The owners' nice to boot!!!)

Lot's of goodies at Christmas time,
a picinic in the summer, etc. etc.
can't complain toooooooooo much in that area.

Weezie

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by weezie13 on November 25, 2003 11:52 PM
With out knowing too much of the story
for me,
I personally think unions were awesome
in the early days, and then some......

But in some instances, it's gone a bit
too far, where the other people in the beginning ran the workers into the ground, the unions,
are now doing that to the businesses.

There's got to be some happy medium...
If the businesses don't make some kind of money,
they don't stay in business....

I've heard a joke, something about union workers, they can't pick up a pail of paint, if they are a steel worker, they have to wait for the painter to move it, could be days, etc. I'm sure it's not that outta whack, but ya wonder why alot of things cost so much for us to make and alot of business are going out of state/country to do the same job...

Weezie

I do worry about the people who don't have anything at all, for what ever the reason,
I just hope everyone puts themselves in the
other guys shoes.....a nice hot meal, means
alot to some....
Oh, I am getting hungry just thinking about all
that gravey and mashed potatoes and rolls, and peas and ................
could you imagine living in a card board box in
weather like this...????

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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