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Does anyone here have any interestingly different Thxgvg traditions? I knew this one household where there would be no watching football games unless everyone ate on paper plates and helped clear, carry out trash, or stow leftovers. The gran and ma were both avid football fans, and a ‘who would do list’ for least favorite chores and least favorite times was featured for the losers of a progressive football pool.
My fave didn’t become a tradition, tho I wanted it to: we had the basic turkey as a meat with a regular meal the weekend before and the day itself we had the trad. fixings, sides with turkey dishes six different ways! I liked that a lot better.
Nothing to do with Thanksgiving but this last week i shot a scene for a film with Nic effing Cage!
Cool! Did you get to meet him?
Our family always made cookies at Thanks and candy at Christmas. I know that’s not different but…One Thanks we had an excess of citrus and we stuffed the turkey with that- it turned out pretty good, it was different, but it didn’t become a tradition.
I guess my family is either different or traditional, but not both at the same time!
Is his hair really a bird?
That hair/bird is hilarious!
Thanksgiving tradition in my family is to wait until the absolute last minute to make any dinner plans. Gee… why are holidays so stressful?
@barbario: Neat. Nicholas Cage is so hit or miss with me. “Valley Girl” remains one of my all-time favorite movies.
@Jeff: Hope you’re relaxing by the pool. I can’t wait for our Thanksgiving break.
@DiCicatriz: That’s just creepy.
yeah he was really quiet and didnt say much. as far as nic cages movies go hes been in some all time classics and some turds. i like his cheese-ball action movies best. season of the witch is like a d&d game from start to finish. cage and ron perlman vs witches during the crusades? yes please. cage rolls 20’s the whole time and his hit points must me outrageous.
the film i have a small but important role in is called Joe. its sleazy, gritty “Southern” (think Western). my character engages in sexual relations with a lady of the night whilst nic cages character voyeurs us.
Once our stove went out on Thanksgiving and we had to cook steak on the grill!
You know, that doesn’t sound so bad, Punkjay! XD
For a long time my family spread Thanksgiving out over the week. A day with mom, a day with dad, a day with mom’s family, a day with dad’s family. Now that I’m married the Thanksgiving rundown is as follows:
1. Early morning Mexican food breakfast at my Dad’s (Gout won’t let Dad eat turkey, so we have fajitas and breakfast tacos. It’s awesome.)
2. Lunch with Father-in-Law’s family (Average American Thanksgiving food. Wolf it down in time for step 3.)
3. Mad dash to Dallas to get into town in time for dinner with Mother-in-Law’s family, who flies/drives in from all over the Northern Hemisphere.
4. Relax the weekend away.
5. Mad dash back to Houston on Sunday to get into town in time for Italian dinner with my Mom (because she loves me and her Italian is my favorite).
6. Go home. Pass out. Repeat next year…
Canadian Thanksgiving was about 6 weeks ago (so we must have invented it!) A coworker and I cook a meal for the students who can’t get home for the weekend.
Well we don’t do Football in my house, but I do try to do the Parades, I missed then for several years due to TV problems and lack of cable, we watch dvds a lot.
Bre starts cooking the day before, we almost always have a roommate or two, he take in a lot of people who need a place to stay, most roommates stay about a year or two before moving on.
We used to have a friend visit, being Native American heritage she didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but she would come eat with us, then she broke up with her boyfriend and moved across town, so we dont see her much now.
Now we do have a non-traditional tradition with one friend, we call it FAKESgiving. it’s NEVER on Thanksgiving since he is always visiting his relatives. And what makes Fakesgiving fake other than it not being on Thanksgiving? It can’t be made from scratch.
we have had asquare microwavable turkey roast, instant potatoes, store bought pea salad, canned cranberry sauce (my favorite anyway), heat and serve rolls (also my faves) and usually a bought dessert.
One year we did turkey pot pies and twinkies or some sort of junk food desert
or course one year we did a fake fakesgiving and did a meal from scratch
turkey breast roast
green bean cassarole
bread pudding from left over restraint cinnimin roles which was to die for … particularly since we are diabetic LOL
We usually watch a Disney movie at his house afterwards
Wait, are steps 1,2 and 3 all in the same day? Man, your stomach must be the size of a house…
Yah, Just Joe, most people couldn’t do that and be ‘just’ themselves. They’d be themselves and their belly. Me? I’m irritated to report I’ve had to spend most of my life’s earnings on food. Not being able to keep weight on is a good way to stay poor.
Pretty normal around the Spidercow barn, but I gotta quote (well, probably paraphrase) Jon Stewart at this point:
“We have a very traditional Thanksgiving, like our pilgrim forebears- invite the neighbors over, have a nice dinner, and then kill them and take their land.”
no thanksgiving ones but on christmas my family has a weird tradition of putting weird canned foods in eachothers stockings… One that I started due to my love of Vienna Sausages. Judge me not. Maybe I should serve those on thanksgiving. My wife loves them too!