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Old 11-22-2009, 07:54 AM
Location: Minnysoda
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some levity from me for a change! Lets hear some Holiday horror stories. I'll go first:

I inadvertently grabbed the breast milk when I was ordered to fetch the cream! (I blame it on the before dinner drinks) Almost died when my old Dad complained about the "Darn flavored cream" "Where's my half and half" I think my brother ratted me out as we haven't been asked to host T day since.... Hmmmm I think I came out ahead

Have a great, safe and sane Holiday!!!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:14 AM
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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Didn't read that the turkey had bags in it when I cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner. Only took one bag out of the turkey. Found the other two bags once the turkey was cooked.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:23 AM
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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My aunt once served pheasant with the buckshot still in it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:26 PM
Location: Morristown, TN
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My husband's stepmother called the grocery store raisin' Cain on Thanksgiving morning. Seems they'd cheated her and stolen two of her turkey's legs. It only had two in the package! :0)
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:40 PM
Location: Texas
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My MIL is an amazing woman and I love her very much...that being said:

Last year I was finally able to help in the kitchen with my MIL, SIL and my MIL's mother.

I LOVE to cook and should have known better to try and get in on the action.

My MIL "let" me cook the fixins' that came with the Tofurkey Feast (she was only supposed to by the Tofurky and not the boxed "feast" but I did not have the heart...)

Anyway, the feast fixins' are boil in a bag/frozen then heat items! That is NOT cooking, haha.

So I defrosted the pre-made mushroom gravy and threw some cranberry/potato dumplings in boiling water. Whatever.

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Old 11-24-2009, 07:44 AM
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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One year my brother in law turned off the oven early in the turkey cooking process - delayed dinner for hours.

Last year my father had emergency surgery the day before Thanksgiving. I normally cook the dinner for my husbands side of the family so everyone was scrambling to try to get the meal together. The turkey came out of the oven and my husband started to carve. He was saying 'There is no white meat!!!'. I looked at the bird, and my well meaning neice had cooked it upside down. All in all, it tasted fine, but was interesting to carve!
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:02 AM
Location: Asheville
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Christmas eve 1982 I was in 11th grade, I told my Mom I had to work, but instead I went to a keg party and got really smashed, I arrived home late like 12:30 to find the place dark and locked, and then it occurred to me, they're at midnight mass. So I walked the 1/2 mile to the church, stumbled up and down the Isle's until my brother dragged me into there pew, 10 seconds later, I started sprinting toward the back door, but i didn't make it. I threw up in Midnight Mass.

26 years later it still gets brought up every Christmas.
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