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cubrocker
11-23-2009, 08:04 PM
i just got back from a monday night friends-style thanksgiving

im stuffed full of turkey and stuffing

and i had too much wine

and i thought i would start a thread about thanksgiving and what you are doing, and the most part... what are you most excited for?

we all already know men have some kind of yearly craving for stuffing similar to women and their monthly need for chocolate.

oh and sorry to JClemy and MissingPerson and the other non-americans who are missing out this Thursday on the only American holiday i still enjoy (besides halloween)

and tomorrow im heading over to san diego and spending it with a guy i like- and i will eat more stuffing--- and i will poop and drink all i want.... its so lovely and gluttonous

so get on with it then....

PlayaDelWes
11-23-2009, 08:11 PM
Heading up to Seattle Wednesday night. Thanksgiving with the in-laws in Toledo, WA and then norwegian cookie baking on Friday.

Friday night - Sun night in Seattle; staying in Belltown.

cubrocker
11-23-2009, 08:15 PM
i love seattle

and belltown is nice- pretty pricey as far as i know

i love a place in that area called Cyclops Cafe- was good brunch and enjoyable afternoon drinking too. the bartender was really cool and i stayed all day.

PlayaDelWes
11-23-2009, 08:19 PM
I've been to Cyclops Cafe. We have friends who have an apt in Belltown. Just need to manage 2 days with the in-laws first.

San Diego will be fun. That's where my family is. You'll have a good time down there with the rest of the Zonies.

cubrocker
11-23-2009, 08:20 PM
this whole "zonie" thing is new to me but i discovered i was one the last time i was there about a month ago... funny you mentioned it

JewFace
11-23-2009, 09:01 PM
I'm going up to SF to spend Thanksgiving with my brother and all the other Islamic, socialist anti-Americans in the Bay Area. I don't understand this pre-Thursday gluttony, though. I like to pack it all in on Thursday.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone. :)

bmack86
11-23-2009, 09:04 PM
I'm heading over to Livermore, near San Francisco, to have dinner with my mom's side of the family. I've not seen some of them for about 10 years, so it should be interesting.

Devin the Dude
11-23-2009, 09:05 PM
i am going to visit my Spanish family in Los Angeles. Ughh! So Boring. :/

but the day after thanksgiving i have the house to myself for a week. :D

lowfront
11-23-2009, 09:09 PM
Waking up going to bikram yoga. Then going to grandmothers house all morning. Then doing dinner at girlfriends parents house(where I live)

And then working 5-11PM

Gonna be nice day

Pixiessp
11-23-2009, 09:25 PM
Working 6:30 to 3. Then heading to my hometown(Fillmore) and eating. After that it's home to sleep and prepare for Black Friday.

GrossMagic
11-23-2009, 09:41 PM
sooooooooo chill.

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biggfoot17
11-23-2009, 09:52 PM
I'm not drinking cause my mormon relatives are coming over. It will still be fun, in a sugary-wholesome sort of way

MarkO
11-23-2009, 09:58 PM
Spending the day at home with my girls. I work all day Weds and all day Fri and I haven't had wind of anything worth hitting the stores for at 6am on the way to work.

JustSteve
11-23-2009, 10:03 PM
doing the northern california thing, too. get out of the hospital tomorrow morning and head to the house for a few hours until my lady gets done with work. then it's in the car around 7pm and on the road to danville to visit her sister/brother in law/their kids. friday is the tree lighting in the city and then back home sometime saturday.

cool story, all of which took place before we met. my g'friend's mom had a daughter at 13 years of age. back in those days it was common for parents to force their kids to give up the baby, so up for adoption she went. fade to 35 or so years later and my girlfriend and her 2 other sisters decided it was time to search for their long lost sis. they hired a private detective who was able to track her down, even though birth records were misplaced and names were screwed up on them. turns out they lived within miles of each other for years when they were kids, with the 2 oldest sisters(the adopted one and the next in line) even attending the same sunday school classes for quite awhile. really crazy shit, eh?! anyways, a huge family reunion happened shortly after she was found and it has been amazing ever since. this whole story needs to be turned into a movie. to hear my girlfriend tell the story would make even randy cry...

Geno_g
11-23-2009, 10:40 PM
Going to Oakley, it's near brentwood up by the sacramento river delta, having deep fried turkey mmm....

cubrocker
11-24-2009, 12:38 AM
Going to Oakley, it's near brentwood up by the sacramento river delta, having deep fried turkey mmm....

i keep hearing about the fried turkey (i have lots of restaurant friends)

sonofhal
11-24-2009, 12:57 AM
I don't do anything, being British. The only downside of this is the lack of Black Friday in the UK.

Cpt. Funkaho
11-24-2009, 12:57 AM
On Thanksgiving, I'll be flying to Indonesia to film a mini-documentary. I probably won't be back on the board before I leave, so have a safe and happy holiday, all.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 05:42 AM
Waking up ass-early, sitting at the airport, flying to LA, driving to the OC to get my brother, driving home, eating Taco Bell, and bemoaning the lesions that will have formed on my ass from sitting ALL DAY.

Friday will be good though. Cooking, will have the big dinner when my mom gets home from work, then my parents are getting a pony keg and I'm having friends over to tap that shit.

MissingPerson
11-24-2009, 05:44 AM
Happy Thursday, Statesiders.

CuervoPH
11-24-2009, 05:57 AM
Chinese buffet or Taco Bell, and then football. Heading down to SC to visit family during first part of December. Will do family-type holiday stuff then.

ficklecycle
11-24-2009, 05:58 AM
The girl I've been seeing for a few weeks family isn't doing anything, so I invited her to spend the holiday with my family & I. She's going to come over early, we're going to bake a pie, make more food, and enjoy dinner with my folks.

rskapcat
11-24-2009, 06:23 AM
My parents live less than a mile away from us, so there won't be much travel required. We'll probably eat around 3 or 4 with the parents and a few relatives driving in from Houston, then hopefully meet my friend Joey back at our house for our annual tradition: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles.

Monklish
11-24-2009, 06:24 AM
Handing out infected blankets.

ficklecycle
11-24-2009, 06:41 AM
Oh and I'm also volunteering at Gobble Gobble Give.

mountmccabe
11-24-2009, 06:45 AM
All my immediate family and their respective spouses will be in town and we will be converging on my parents' house. I will be making two pies, at least. Maybe some pumpkin bread, too?

Thanksgiving will be lots of eating and watching the Detroit Lions. Oh, also it will be Christmas. I don't know if we're doing that Friday morning or if it's going to be crammed into Thursday.

chairmenmeow47
11-24-2009, 07:06 AM
Waking up going to bikram yoga.

i will be thankful that i am NOT doing bikram yoga. you're hardcore!!!

wednesday night i'm staying at my parents, we'll probably watch a movie or go to a movie and eat. i will then hang out with my friend gordon. the rest of the weekend i will spend working on my hallucinogens presentation for my addiction class and will probably see fantastic mr. fox with micah.

locachica73
11-24-2009, 07:12 AM
I am going to my brothers and his girlfriends house, she is apparently cooking the entire meal and all I have to do is bring booze. They are inviting all the lost souls from the bar who have no family to spend holidays with so I am guessing it will be a drunken night of poker and football watching.

Monklish
11-24-2009, 07:20 AM
Disguising infected blankets as secret santa gifts and mailing them out to all of you.

Young blood
11-24-2009, 07:53 AM
I going to do some totally awesome shit, that involves BASSgiving, cooking for 18 people, Broncos vs Giants, tailgating drunkiness, lots of skiing/riding, chocolate mushrooms, booze.. lots of it, and movies.

sames44
11-24-2009, 08:01 AM
Disneyland on Thursday (in spite of all the warnings), cooking turkey on Friday.

obzen
11-24-2009, 08:08 AM
Choking that turkey out.

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Disneyland on Thursday (in spite of all the warnings), cooking turkey on Friday.
lolz

Let us know how crowded it was, s ames.

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 08:14 AM
I don't do anything, being British. The only downside of this is the lack of Black Friday in the UK.
CHAPTERHOUSE.

sames44
11-24-2009, 08:19 AM
lolz

Let us know how crowded it was, s ames.

ugh, hopefully it will be still be the happiest place on earth - if not, we'll go again superbowl sunday. does anyone know if they are doing the free day on your birthday again next year? I should prolly ask in the other thread.

SFChrissy
11-24-2009, 08:38 AM
My little one is dying for me to bake pumpkin pie which I never do...that's grama's thing...so weds I'm taking on the duty and we are gonna get our pumpkin pie bake on!!! Thursday AM, I'll wake at the crack of dawn to make my stuffing which is a long laborous task which includes the use of one of these...
http://www.valdyas.org/~irina/blog/graphics/tsjech.jpg

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 08:43 AM
I'm going to my sister's, and she is cooking everything. I felt lazy ahead of time, so instead of baking my own pies, I'm just ordering them from Village Inn. I hope they have my pies ready Thursday.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 08:49 AM
I am in charge of biscuits and maple bacon cupcakes. My parents are also making me cook oxtails at some point over the weekend. Small price to pay for a pony keg, though.

locachica73
11-24-2009, 08:51 AM
maple bacon cupcakes? I don't know if I am intrigued or disgusted.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 09:15 AM
Why would you be disgusted? Have you ever had maple syrup run off your pancake or whatever onto your bacon/sausage? It's delicious. Sweet + salty = yum.

locachica73
11-24-2009, 09:16 AM
good point, i do like that, although I am not a fan of pancakes but I do like maple bacon or maple syrup on my bacon sometimes. OK now I am intrigued. Not sure how it would all taste in a cupcake but still sounds like something I would try.

cubrocker
11-24-2009, 09:20 AM
i want a maple bacon cupcake!!

http://www.royalbaconsociety.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/bacon-cupcake.jpg

HowToDisappear
11-24-2009, 09:21 AM
Already did Thanksgiving on Sun the 15th when cousins who now live in France were in town. Turkey, stuffing, pies, the works.

Thanksgiving will be golf in the morning, work(blehhh) in the evening. Rest of the weekend will be awesome --- hop on the bike, ride to hotel/spa in Desert Hot Springs, soak in the mineral pools, hike in Joshua Tree.

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 09:26 AM
It sounds gross to me, but I hope your family likes it, Corinna. Maybe I'll make black raspberry bars for my co-workers to eat Friday, those of us who are unfortunately working.

BlackSwan
11-24-2009, 09:34 AM
Not going back east and being with my family! WIN!

mountmccabe
11-24-2009, 09:45 AM
http://www.valdyas.org/~irina/blog/graphics/tsjech.jpg

We used something like that to make (raw) cranberry sauce. Cranberries and sliced apples and pears and pineapple. I kinda wish I stole more of it than I did.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 09:46 AM
It sounds gross to me, but I hope your family likes it, Corinna. Maybe I'll make black raspberry bars for my co-workers to eat Friday, those of us who are unfortunately working.

My family requested it. I wanted to make a cake or something.

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Well then they darn well better like it! heh.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 09:51 AM
I mean I think maple bacon cupcakes would be delicious. But it's just like...after eating all that food? More meat? I wanted to make an orange cake or something a bit lighter.

Pixiessp
11-24-2009, 10:15 AM
I don't have to cook at all. I'm sure if I did someone would die. I have very little patience for cooking. It looks like fun on the tube. I just know at some point I will get frustrated or lose interested and skip a step.

I'm bringing the refreshments. :)

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 10:24 AM
My mom likes to do champagne on Thanksgiving, which means I am going to have a very interesting night. Champagne and beer in large quantities + tons of food = hope my stomach is feeling capable.

captncrzy
11-24-2009, 10:35 AM
Be sure to wear your Thanksgiving pants!

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 10:36 AM
I might skip pants entirely.

Shredder
11-24-2009, 10:40 AM
Getting drunk

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 10:53 AM
Ohh, I didn't think about the tight pants issue. Thanks, capn. I need to go through my wardrobe to find a casual dress.

Gribbz
11-24-2009, 11:00 AM
Crown Royal, fried turkey for a change, football.

faxman75
11-24-2009, 11:17 AM
We used something like that to make (raw) cranberry sauce. Cranberries and sliced apples and pears and pineapple. I kinda wish I stole more of it than I did.

That looks like a sausage maker. Grandpa being born in Italy and all would make pasta and home made sausage all the time. I have used both machines a regular basis growing up, brings back memories. Good ones. :)


http://www.sz-wholesale.com/uploadFiles/Pasta%20Maker_393.jpg


As for me, i'm currently sitting in the Atlanta Airport waiting for fly to Dublin. Thanksgiving night will be celebrated in Glasgow, UK watching Rodrigo y Gabriela!

RageAgainstTheAoki
11-24-2009, 12:05 PM
Thanksgiving w/ the 'rents.

I'm charged with making dessert and the stuffing. I'd love any unique (though not out there) recipes you all might have. Last year I did Cranberry Walnut Stuffing and Persimmon White Chocolate Bread Pudding.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving everyone!

locachica73
11-24-2009, 12:22 PM
My sister makes a sausage cornbread pecan stuffing every year and everyone loves it. Even the kids which is weird because most kids aren't big fans of stuffing. This looks a lot like her recipe but I am pretty sure she gets hers out of her betty crocker cookbook.

Ingredients
1 (16-ounce) package ground pork sausage
1 large onion, chopped
2 large celery ribs, chopped
Basic Cornbread, crumbled
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup dry sherry or chicken broth
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Preparation
Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Remove sausage, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Drain sausage on paper towels.

Sauté onion and celery in hot drippings over medium-high heat until tender. Remove vegetables with a slotted spoon.

Combine sausage, vegetables, cornbread, and remaining ingredients in a large bowl, stirring gently until moistened. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bake, covered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

justinaqui
11-24-2009, 12:30 PM
That sounds pretty good. I might give that a try. I'm going to add some spice though (maybe hot sausage?) and probably dump the celery for some red pepper.

locachica73
11-24-2009, 12:33 PM
I think my sister does the italian sausage if I remember right. It ads a little flavor without too much heat but I am a wimp with spice so she does that more for me.

Young blood
11-24-2009, 12:40 PM
26-Year-Old To See Every Asshole He Ever Went To High School With On Night Before Thanksgiving

NEW YORK—For the fifth straight year, Jordan McCabe will return home for the holidays and spend the night before Thanksgiving running into every smug and unlikable asshole he ever went to high school with, the 26-year-old reported Monday.

The trip back home, scheduled for later this week, will reportedly bring McCabe face-to-face with an endless string of pricks from his past, each of whom he will have to engage in awkward conversation, and generally pretend to be happy about seeing again.

"They're all going to be there," said McCabe, purchasing an Amtrak train ticket for Rochester, NY. "Every last one of them, just as shitty and conceited and phony as ever."

"I can't believe I'm going to see all those assholes again," McCabe continued.

Though he will initially intend to stay at home with his parents, grandparents, and other relatives, McCabe told reporters that after spending approximately five hours in their company, he will grow antsy, borrow his father's car, and drive to nearby Marleybone Pub. There, McCabe expects to bump into at least five insufferable assholes in the first three minutes.

"Guaranteed Ricky Cook will be there," said McCabe, adding that there isn't much else to do in his hometown. "And probably Vanessa Torres, and that dickhead Michael Schmidt. Yeah, Schimdt will definitely be there. Probably be hammered, too."

At Marleybone, McCabe will be required to partake in a number of unpleasant activities, including making small talk with several assholes who used to openly mock him during high school, and reminiscing about the "good old days" of which he was never a part. While the consumption of alcohol will initially make the evening more tolerable, McCabe is ultimately expected to leave the bar after realizing he has just as little in common with all these assholes as he did when he was 15.

"Katie Reynolds will probably come up and give me a big hug like we're the best of friends, even though she never once talked to me during school, and pretty much acted like I was invisible the whole time," McCabe said. "Boy, I can't wait to hug that bitch again."

After leaving Marleybone, the 26-year-old predicts he will patronize Bud Murphy's Tavern, a favorite haunt for locals, where an even greater number of assholes are expected to congregate in even higher densities.

Assholes such as Craig Horble, Kyle Davis, Vinny Iagosa, Brittany Pipitone, Justin Smigowski, Nick Casey, and Nick's asshole brother, Dennis.

According to McCabe, all the assholes in attendance will look the same except for being 10 to 20 pounds heavier, and possibly sporting a new beard or goatee. However, that same old shit-eating grin will still be on all their faces, McCabe reported.

If previous years are any indication, assholes who live in the area will not be the only ones out the night before Thanksgiving. Like McCabe, who since graduation has moved to New York, many Marshall High School alumni are expected to return from their new homes all across the country.

"I bet Bill Harding is going to show up and talk about his big lawyer job in San Francisco," McCabe said. "I can see it now: 'You know, hours are a real bitch. Money's good, though.' I've known that guy since fifth grade. He's always been an asshole."

Early reports indicate that the mingling of assholes will likely trigger a fight between the hours of 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., with a scuffle expected moments after two giant assholes argue over who rushed for more touchdowns during senior year. McCabe said that he usually tries to avoid any involvement in these fights, but nonetheless anticipates an elbow to his forehead or at the very least a spilled drink on his pants.

"[Wayne] Maldonado just loves to run his mouth, especially when it comes to talking shit about people's girlfriends," McCabe continued. "He used to be kind of scary when we were all in school, but the guy is almost 30 now. I feel kind of bad for him."

Though he remains anxious about the inevitable fracas, McCabe explained that those experiences are usually counterbalanced with more pleasurable events, such as finding out which assholes now have kids.

"I heard Marissa Feely got knocked up this year," he said. "What is that? The third time?"

The 26-year-old is not the only one dreading the upcoming week. Several Marshall High School alumni have expressed similar misgivings about running into former classmates on the night before Thanksgiving.

"I can't believe McCabe is coming back," said local resident Ricky Cook. "That guy's such a fuckin' asshole."

menikmati
11-24-2009, 12:51 PM
Probably watching TV. With football, Survivor, and the McCartney concert...it's a packed day.

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 12:53 PM
There's a McCartney concert on TV Thurs? (I don't watch TV)

menikmati
11-24-2009, 12:57 PM
Yeah, footage from one of his concerts in New York over the summer.

SFChrissy
11-24-2009, 01:06 PM
That looks like a sausage maker. Grandpa being born in Italy and all would make pasta and home made sausage all the time. I have used both machines a regular basis growing up, brings back memories. Good ones. :)


http://www.sz-wholesale.com/uploadFiles/Pasta%20Maker_393.jpg


As for me, i'm currently sitting in the Atlanta Airport waiting for fly to Dublin. Thanksgiving night will be celebrated in Glasgow, UK watching Rodrigo y Gabriela!

It's actually a manual meat grinder/food processor...

amyzzz
11-24-2009, 01:11 PM
Yeah, footage from one of his concerts in New York over the summer.
On what network?

CuervoPH
11-24-2009, 01:17 PM
There's a McCartney concert on TV Thurs? (I don't watch TV)

This would be cool to see. I do know that KEXP is replaying a Pixies show from earlier this month where they do the entire Doolittle album. I am planning on listening to that while I eat.

menikmati
11-24-2009, 01:20 PM
On what network?

ABC

GoreFen
11-24-2009, 01:20 PM
I'll be watching Knocked Up over and over again until I puke up turkey.

BlackSwan
11-24-2009, 01:42 PM
ABC

Sweet.

menikmati
11-24-2009, 01:43 PM
I don't know what time it comes on (probably 9pm), but there is some Beyonce crap airing before it...so don't tune in too early.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 01:53 PM
What's wrong with Beyonce?

DruggyFestivalGuy
11-24-2009, 01:54 PM
Probably gonna be doing some baking.
















































Right?

menikmati
11-24-2009, 01:55 PM
What's wrong with Beyonce?

The music?

Young blood
11-24-2009, 02:02 PM
I wish I could get animated gifs on coffee mugs. I would be the talk of the office. <3 me some beyonce.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc61/DamnGirl_album/beyoncesingleladies.gif

CalmerThanYou
11-24-2009, 02:10 PM
After the last 4 weeks in my sig below, i am happy to report i am doing nothing but eating, napping, and most likely some boozing.

bobert
11-24-2009, 02:16 PM
Disguising infected blankets as secret santa gifts and mailing them out to all of you.

Thanks Randy, way to spread the holiday cheer. Here's the address where you can send my infected blanket.

100 Constitution Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
ATTN: BOBERT

I will be drinking all day this Thanksgiving. Just like last year.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 02:26 PM
The music?

You're so judgy sometimes.

canexplain
11-24-2009, 02:26 PM
I am in charge of biscuits and maple bacon cupcakes. My parents are also making me cook oxtails at some point over the weekend. Small price to pay for a pony keg, though.

MP in some parts of the states waffles, maple topping and chicken are a tasty but odd combination. It sort of reminds me of your recipe. T day is also Tygerladys birthday so we will double celebrate. Cr****

Still-ill
11-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Looks like I'll be drinking Thanksgiving dinner alone this year.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 03:08 PM
Ron I'm not MissingPerson. FYI.

justinaqui
11-24-2009, 03:08 PM
There's a place in Portland that does maple glazed doughnuts with bacon. I only know about it from an aquaintance from there though, so don't ask for details.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 03:10 PM
It's Voodoo Doughnuts, I've had one, and the maple glaze is WAY too sweet and the doughnut itself is underwhelming. They just lay a couple strips of bacon across the top of a regular (mediocre) maple bar.

Not that it wasn't fun to be there, but sayin'.

CalmerThanYou
11-24-2009, 03:16 PM
I saw that place on No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain....they should bring the JagerShot or Nyquil Donuts back.

Also, Portland looks weird. as. fuck.

JorgeC
11-24-2009, 03:18 PM
ugh, i'm driving to and from vegas on Thursday cuz i gotta work on Friday. boooooo. Luckily work will be so dead i'll be able to cut out early and do some shopping.

miscorrections
11-24-2009, 03:18 PM
There's a bar by me that does Jager milkshakes. How disgusting is that?

CalmerThanYou
11-24-2009, 03:39 PM
That's really foul MP.









: /

canexplain
11-24-2009, 04:54 PM
Ron I'm not MissingPerson. FYI.

Sorry I was in a hurry at work. cr*****

MissingPerson
11-25-2009, 02:48 AM
Or... is she?

Young blood
11-25-2009, 06:10 AM
I woke up craving a maple bacon cupcake.

bleep
11-25-2009, 06:16 AM
my brother is flying in today! the holidays will be a mix of eating, bickering, and watching TV shows and movies, all in copious amounts.

brittany
11-26-2009, 12:00 AM
I woke up craving a maple bacon cupcake.

That sounds disgusting lol.

I'm gonna have a mix of friends and family over and this will actually be the first thanksgiving I've ever spent with my dad.

I have to cook 3 different dressings to make everyone happy: traditional, oyster, and vegetarian. :rolleyes

PassiveTheory
11-26-2009, 12:03 AM
Gonna cook some chicken and veggies, enjoy a few football games, and mostly enjoy the solitude.

sonofhal
11-26-2009, 04:27 AM
I don't do anything, being British. The only downside of this is the lack of Black Friday in the UK.

Ok, I lied. Going for a big Thanksgiving meal at The Diner off Carnaby Street and then on to the Chapterhouse/Ulrich Schnauss show.

CuervoPH
11-26-2009, 04:52 AM
I lied as well. Roomate's plans with family fell through so we're cooking up some Cornish hens, stuffing, and veggies. The football watching part remains the same though.

justinaqui
11-26-2009, 07:23 AM
My sister makes a sausage cornbread pecan stuffing every year and everyone loves it. Even the kids which is weird because most kids aren't big fans of stuffing.

Alright, its in the oven (with my modifications). Wish me luck :)

SDsoldier7
11-26-2009, 07:30 AM
Paying tributes to my buddy Chris Columbus. Dude is seriously a hero. Seriously.

rskapcat
11-26-2009, 07:33 AM
To those of you whose cell #s I don't have, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

captncrzy
11-26-2009, 08:09 AM
I woke up craving a maple bacon cupcake.

voodoo donuts nomnomnomnom

fiyahhh!
11-26-2009, 08:47 AM
Taking my gf and her little brothers to a matinee of the Fantastic Mr. Fox and then over to my parent's house for a delicious feast. My mom got the recipe for Ruth's Chris' sweet potato casserole... is that suppossed to be good? I've never been to that restaurant.

TomAz
11-26-2009, 10:10 AM
So far, cooking. Fortunately one of the recipes called for a cup of Alsatian Reisling, so I had to open a bottle, which is now empty.

http://www.thewanderingpalate.com/mhw/Maison-Trimbach-Riesling-2005.jpg

After cooking, I will do some eating and then some napping and some football-watching.

TomAz
11-26-2009, 10:10 AM
Also, happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Devin the Dude
11-26-2009, 10:14 AM
happy PLURsday everyone.

BROKENDOLL
11-26-2009, 02:30 PM
In the 4 years that Pete and I have been cohabitating, I've always had to work on Thanksgiving and would end up bringing home "leftovers" of all the turkey day stuff for our dinner... Now, I've had 8 months to think about Thanksgiving, and for well over a month, I've walked past countless turkey day displays without a second thought...Last night we looked at each other like, "WTF?" We hadn't ever really had a chance to start a tradition for this holiday together...

We woke up this morning and looked at each other and at almost the same moment said, "How about the top of the tram for our dinner together?" Thus, a New Thanksgiving Tradition is born...:pulse I Love You and Am So Thankful to Have You, Pete...:pulse

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone from the Top of the Tram in Coachella!!!
From Brokendoll and Suffacated
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/Half-foldCard4thanksgiving.jpg

mountmccabe
11-26-2009, 05:02 PM
I did not lie. I baked the apple praline pie yesterday night and the pumpkin pie this morning. Then there was watching the Lions lose and then there was turkey and homemade raw cranberry sauce without citrus and cornbread stuffing and green bean casserole and Okinawan Sweet Potato soup and I don't know all what. It was quite wonderful.

rskapcat
11-26-2009, 05:31 PM
I ate 2 pounds of pie today. I will begin to atone for my food sins tomorrow. Tonight...lethargy.

unknown
11-26-2009, 05:45 PM
Gained at least 10 pounds today. Pumpkin cheesecake is just too good.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
11-26-2009, 06:00 PM
i've gained nothing today. I haven't even had dinner yet but I'm at work. so no big dinner for me anyways.

stuporfly
11-26-2009, 07:12 PM
I'm actually in Rancho Mirage for the first time since Coachella visiting my father. I drove out to the Polo Grounds yesterday afternoon, though I'm not really sure what I expected to see.

rage patton
11-26-2009, 07:22 PM
I woke up craving a maple bacon cupcake.

This means you are Canadian.

canexplain
11-26-2009, 07:23 PM
Yea Broncos it's about time again. 26-6 ....cr****

JewFace
11-26-2009, 11:07 PM
My Spicy 'n Sweet Andouille Sausage Cornbread Stuffing:
Big hit. Everyone loved it.

My Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cake:
Think I just gave everyone diabetes because there isn't a crumb left.

The tryptophan and champagne took hold as my brother and I chilled on his couch watching the Paul McCartney concert from NY. So happy to be with family if only for a couple of days. Treasured Coachella '09 memories flooded back watching Macca in NY. I hope I get to see that man in concert one last time. Also, did I spot a certain NY based board member and his daughter on the broadcast? Hope you're all having a lovely (or tolerable) time with your family and friends. Cheers!

boarderwoozel3
11-26-2009, 11:36 PM
At the moment I'm helping my mother clean up the aftermath of a 15 person Thanksgiving extravaganza. I too was watching MaCartney. It was fantastic to bond over mutual admiration and enjoyment of The Beatles. Brought back some wonderful memories as well. I feel very fortunate to have seen him perform, and from such a close proximity.

Earlier this evening I was was listening to Talking Heads live in Rome 1980 while peeling potatoes for the feast. Listening to Psycho Killer, my father started to reminisce about his ski bum days in the 70s when he listened to Talking Heads quite a bit. I never knew he was into the Heads. Trippy to think I saw David Byrne performing TH songs this past June.

Got to love the holidays.
Cheers, everyone.

Gribbz
11-26-2009, 11:36 PM
Bah, I missed the McCartney showing tonight. I even told the rest of my family to watch it. Oh well. Youtube is my friend.

amyzzz
11-27-2009, 05:36 AM
I forgot to watch mcCartney. I'm really upset over that. Ugh.

bleep
11-27-2009, 05:47 AM
pie for breakfast. yeahhhh.

amyzzz
11-27-2009, 05:52 AM
I had 3 slices of pie yesterday. Having at least one more today.

CuervoPH
11-27-2009, 06:25 AM
I will be breaking down the rest of the poultry and heating it up in gravy for open-faced sandwiches later. Leftovers are something I'm always thankful for.

invisiblerobots
11-27-2009, 06:45 AM
Ok, I lied. Going for a big Thanksgiving meal at The Diner off Carnaby Street and then on to the Chapterhouse/Ulrich Schnauss show.

Gah! You lucky limey bastard.

amyzzz
11-27-2009, 06:47 AM
Disneyland on Thursday (in spite of all the warnings), cooking turkey on Friday.
How crowded was it? I am genuinely curious.

MarkO
11-27-2009, 06:50 AM
I forgot to watch mcCartney. I'm really upset over that. Ugh.

Me too. Dammit. I sat down to watch Night at the Museum and missed most of that too as my daughter wasn't ready to go sleepies so I was taking care of her.

sames44
11-27-2009, 06:54 AM
it wasn't as bad as I expected - the longest line we waited in was 20 minutes, everything else was 0-10 minute wait. we didn't have to wait at all for pirates or haunted mansion (nightmare before christmas style, I love christmas @ disneyland). we didn't do the "big" rides, but I saw the wait times for splash mountain (50 mins) and matterhorn (20 mins). the last time I'd been was about 6 years ago in december and it was a lot more crowded.
today I'm supposed to be cooking thanksgiving dinner, but my turkey still isn't defrosted - it's been in the fridge since sunday, WTF???

amyzzz
11-27-2009, 06:59 AM
You didn't do the FastPass thing? You can go a on perhaps 2 "big" rides without waiting if you use your FastPass privilege.

sames44
11-27-2009, 07:03 AM
didn't need fastpass - it was my daughter's first disneyland trip, so we only did little kid rides. which is still very awesome, but someday I need to see what's been done to space mountain.

algunz
11-27-2009, 12:21 PM
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee218/alessandragunz/DSCN1974-1.jpg

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It was such a nice day! Happy Thanksgiving!

BROKENDOLL
11-27-2009, 03:32 PM
Well, considering our lack of pre-planning for yesterday, the last minute descision to go upon the tram was perfect for Our Thanksgiving... They snap a pic of you upon arriving at the top, so I thought I'd share. Funny thing is, we didn't get there 'til after dark, so when we got the pic I was a little suprised at the view behind us...LOL Anyway...Hope everyone had a safe and bird filled holiday!
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/scan0108.jpg
Here's the actual view we had while enjoying our dinner...
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w18/1BROKENDOLL/PB260009-1.jpg

malcolmjamalawesome
11-27-2009, 04:03 PM
What am I doing this Thanksgiving? Apparently nonstop shitting.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
11-27-2009, 04:03 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.

RageAgainstTheAoki
11-27-2009, 10:32 PM
My Spicy 'n Sweet Andouille Sausage Cornbread Stuffing:
Big hit. Everyone loved it.

My Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Cake:
Think I just gave everyone diabetes because there isn't a crumb left.




Woah. I made that same stuffing. Well, don't know if we had the same recipe. Probably not since I like to adjust recipes I find. But it was a wonderful combination with the sweetness of the cornbread and spiciness of the sausage. I also made some killer roast potatoes (soft and fluffy on the inside and browned and extra crispy on the outside).

Chocolate and hazelnut is a combo made in heaven. I made a most unusual dessert inspired by someone's post from earlier. I made Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes. They were incredibly decadent. Basically, heart disease and diabetes with one cupcake. Pics coming shortly.

Ardentbiscuit
11-29-2009, 06:29 AM
Best Thanksgiving ever..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccj2BH25c0I

locachica73
11-30-2009, 08:44 AM
Alright, its in the oven (with my modifications). Wish me luck :)

I hope it turned out well for you. :)

We had thanksgiving over at my brothers house with his new girlfriend and just my kids and I. It turned out really nice, shockingly. My kids were on really good behavior, thank goodness.

I was in charge of mashing potatoes and making gravy, both turned out great if I do say so myself. I have to laugh a little at all the women who don't want other people in their kitchen and feel like they have to wrestle you if you try to cook anything. For the record, anyone can come into my place and cook any fucking time they want.

My kids friend who spends way more time at my house than his own apparently told his mom that we weren't doing anything for the holiday and weren't even going to have a turkey, which was kind of my initial plan, so they felt horrible and decided to buy an entire pre-cooked meal and have it sent to my house. So I woke up early on Friday and re-heated my turkey, cut off all the white meat for sandwiches and boiled the carcass along with my brothers turkey carcass and made the biggest pot of turkey noodle soup you can imagine. It turned out great and I can now feed the entire neighborhood.

amyzzz
11-30-2009, 08:53 AM
I'm so glad it turned out well for you, loca. You seemed so upset that your sister wasn't doing it this year.

My sister cooked us Thanksgiving dinner Thursday, and then Jacob's sister (and her husband and mother-in-law) cooked Thanksgiving dinner for us Saturday. The fire department made an appearance to the latter party, but all turned out well and delicious, and the turkey was saved!

locachica73
11-30-2009, 09:02 AM
Yeah, I am still pretty bummed about my sister, she is going to be gone again for Christmas I think and is moving early next year back to Oregon (a place I can go the rest of my life without returning to). But I have a lot of good friends so I guess it is time to start my own traditions. Although none of them will involve cooking at my house since my kitchen is the size of a bathroom.

justinaqui
11-30-2009, 09:08 AM
I hope it turned out well for you. :)


It was nice. I just had some more for lunch.