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Old Yesterday, 06:31 AM
Location: Texas
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My brother cooks something (usually the turkey), we cook something (usually mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, rolls, sweet potatoes), my parents make apps and dessert and get booze, and we eat at my parents' home.

Sometimes guests come.

Eat all day...watch movies and football and play cards.
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 AM
Location: Houston, TX
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There's two of us and two Great Danes. We usually get a few things from HEB, bring them home, eat a little bit, and the rest goes to the dogs. It's too much work to make a meal with only four participants.
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Old Yesterday, 07:41 AM
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Our church has a big Thanksgiving dinner for everyone the Sunday preceding Thanksgiving. The turkeys are roasted and served by The United Methodist Men's group, and I think they provide the mashed potatoes and gravy, if desired. The rest is a traditional potluck; neighborhood homeless are also welcome; there are not too many -- but this is newer issue.

Our plans for Thanksgiving Day are uncertain right now; depends on what our daughter and son-in-law are doing that day. We do not have a big extended family nearby.

But we will be thankful for our many blessings. My brother and I are direct Mayflower descendants on our paternal side, so I like to look at the historical and also contemporary reasons/celebrations of the holiday.

**Off topic a bit....we recently re-subscribed to our local paper, the AZ Republic, just for Sunday and Wednesday, and found out that for the first time, this year, they will be charging extra [$$] if you want to receive the big Wed paper with all the Thanksgiving day advertisements. I decided to get it, not that I buy much, but like to check out the sales. This is probably a national trend with the big newspapers, so others may see this increase also.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 AM
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Doing our traditional meat: dinner will be at grand daughters and I will probably bring either an appetizer or salad. That is still up in the air.
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Old Yesterday, 08:03 AM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I will be home alone and eat whatever I like, probably to include shrimp and ice cream.
My kind of girl!

I won't be home for Thanksgiving, but I might adopt that menu where I will be.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 AM
Location: Bloomington IN
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We will have a traditional Thanksgiving meal at my parents' house. 23 of us will be there. All my mother has to prepare is the turkey(s), stuffing and gravy. The rest of us will bring the sides, drinks, desserts, and appetizers. Thus far I've seen salad, pies(me), drinks, mashed potatoes, rolls, fresh green beans, and cauliflower in the messages. Seem to be missing cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. A few people haven't made decisions yet.
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Old Yesterday, 09:19 AM
Location: Central IL
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I'm likely to be cooking for just my sister and I - a very non-traditional meal of a childhood favorite that we otherwise never eat. So nostalgic, but not in the typical holiday way.
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 AM
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Location: Western Colorado
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I'm not, although I would prefer to put a brisket on the smoker. Going to relatives to eat.
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Old Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Location: Northern Maine
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I will likely make a mince pie with lattice crust, woven like a basket the way my mother did. I will likely take it to a church and have Thanksgiving dinner with others who would otherwise be alone. Hanniford's runs out of Thanksgiving related food. Last year they ran out of dried currants and NONE SUCH mincemeat. I bought mine yesterday. At Christmas they ran out of fruit cakes. A friend from city-data hand delivered some and introduced me to Claxton fruit cakes from the Carolinas. Best I have ever had.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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We will be VIPs at the Dallas Cowboys game thanks to Mr. Jerry Jones!!

No cooking at all!
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