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Old 10-30-2018, 08:49 PM
 
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I think I might go to to a restaurant or get a frozen turkey dinner.
We started going to a nice restaurant with family. It's great, because everyone can order what they like and none of us are turned into servers and cooks for the evening.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:05 PM
 
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We've done the huge extended family holidays, restaurants, and our share of hosting. I miss the first, but the family is spread across the country now.

Not sure of the plans this year, it will depend on whether or not our son and his gf intend to join us or go to her family's dinner. We won't make a turkey for 2, but we have some nice steaks in the freezer.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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We used to do the traditional Thanksgiving thing, and got tired of it. Finally we decided to do what we want to do vs what society/family expects.

So, our family tradition the past few years has been to eat out at an Indian restaurant! It's perfect for us, a special treat with special meaning, and something to legitimately look forward to.
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Old 10-30-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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We're going to my brother-in-law's house for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. I know the food will be great. However, big family, small house...
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Old Yesterday, 04:06 AM
 
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We are heading to my son's on the West Coast. (We live on the East Coast.) I don't want to cook in someone else's kitchen, my son does not want to go to a restaurant. So I found a Gourmet food place that has pre cooked Thanksgiving dinner. Pretty happy with my choices.
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most of my family is local. My mom or aunt will probably do a turkey. There's an off-chance my grandmother will if she feels like it.

I see all the family I'm close to about every week anyway. I don't want to burn the PTO for the holiday, so I'll probably just work Thanksgiving Day and leave around 4:30.
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Old Yesterday, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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For about twelve years now we have been hosting a formal five course dinner for my in laws. I told my husband I just dont want to this year. I actually enjoy all the cooking but I hate everything else. I especially hate running down his family to get a head count. They are hard to pin down and it frazzles me.

We have had a couple of invites to different parts of my family but we have declined. What I wanted to do was go to a historic, open since 1790, inn not far from us for dinner. Unfortunately it's already booked solid. I am going to try to find another kind of New England type old historic inn or tavern. Maybe we will head out to The Berkshires or Southern Vermont for the day.
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Dinner will be at my SIL home.
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I will be home alone and eat whatever I like, probably to include shrimp and ice cream.
But not shrimp ice cream, right?
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Last year we tried the going out to eat thing because different people had problematic work schedules so we just drove down to Austin and met up with some of our adult kids and their dates or friends. We went to one of those Brazilian meat meat meat restaurants, which was PACKED.

We said afterwards "Never again," but it was just because strangely enough, we missed the hoopla of a big family get together at someone's house - apparently we missed the stress of that too - ha!

So this year we are having a big to do at our house with ten people (at least). But once again, I'm TRYING to cut back on the largeness of the whole thing. I mean, I love setting a beautiful table, but I'm really trying not to go full bore or however you say it on the food. There's no point in having leftovers for days and we're going out of town with family the following Saturday.

So I am trying trying trying to limit the scope. Like - not ham AND turkey, come on, just turkey. A Greenberg smoked turkey too. Not 8 side dishes - just dressing, a fruit salad of some sort, cranberry sauce, and the ubiquitous corn dish and green bean casserole. I think I may actually buy the pecan and pumpkin pies, but I do have to make a buttermilk pie. It's ridiculous. Even as I type this I know I am going to go overboard again.
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