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Old 10-11-2017, 12:18 PM
 
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Our church usually has a Thanksgiving potluck on the Sunday before Thanksgiving Day, and we always attend that. One thing I usually do is some reading about the first Thanksgiving, as my ancestors were present at that event. This years event is still up in the air - we may possibly go to a married daughter's home, but we do not stay too long, as her husband is a working graduate student and will be working [telecommuting] that day.

Or, possibly may have a new oven by then, and may roast a small turkey and stay home! Not sure yet!
Were they Indians or immigrants?
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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Going by myself to go visit my elderly Mother in Arizona
She is so excited that I am coming for Thanksgiving.....it's so cute
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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NYgal1542, here you go, THIS is an interesting response. It makes me feel better already that we are going to be by ourselves.

I got a kick out of this one. Thanks for the giggle.

I have done turkey breasts in my crockpot....... I use those bags you put inside the pot which makes the cleanup so easy and fast. And the turkey?? Wow, delicious, tender, meat just falls off the bones.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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It was just the two of us one year and we joined friends at a casino and had lunch there. I was shocked how many people were there on Thanksgiving.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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I don't have kids, and my siblings are far away, so I do the same as when I was young and too cool to go home for turkeyday; we get together with friends and make a potluck feast.
I always get asked to make pecan pie!

and then, if it isn't at our house, we cook a turkey on our own, on another day. Just for the leftovers.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:03 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Our 4 kids also have plans, they're coming over to our house.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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DW and I generally go to the local Old Country Buffet, where a lot of other seniors do Thanksgiving. She is up to cook, but, with just 2 of us, I can't see making the mess to make a turkey. In the past we have roasted a turkey breast, that works OK, but still too much leftover turkey.

If you like ham, a tip: Harrington's of Vermont has really excellent hams (and smoked turkey breast, smoked chickens, etc.) that you can order, the hams anyway are ready to eat, the "spiral sliced" hams are boneless and almost no waste. These are not cheap, but you do get what you pay for.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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We both love turkey and Thanksgiving/Christmas is the only time of year they are cheap. We always do a whole Thanksgiving even if it's just the 2 of us. We plan the menu and do the cooking together. Sometimes we invite people over if we know they have no plans and my SO's cousin will come over if he doesn't have a better offer. Nothing is fancy but we do have all the food.

And we love the leftovers too. After dinner we package them up and freeze. Some years we do 3 or 4 turkeys while they are cheap. I always make turkey soup the day after Thanksgiving. The bones all go in the pot while we work on the leftovers and by the next morning, the stock is done. We freeze a lot of soup too!

We live in Las Vegas so we eat out a lot but at Thanksgiving the lines are awful. So cooking the big meal is a nice change of pace for us.
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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Both our kids have plans. Wondering what we should do for us both. If you are going to be just the 2 of you do you have plans?
We're not retired, but we don't live near family and don't have children. Some years we rent a cabin in the mountains for a week vacation. Other years, we go to Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving dinner.....no big meal to be made! We each get to eat things we enjoy. No mountain of leftovers. No dishes!
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in America
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You are assuming that most posters here are half of a couple. Many would say there are 2 of you so what is the problem.

Go out to eat as I am sure you do many times throughout the year.
Going out to eat on a holiday isn't the same as every other day of the year. Depending on where you live, many places are closed. Where I live, there's literally only 3 restaurants open and you need to make reservations well in advance for Thanksgiving. If we travel an hour or so, we have dozens of options. Thanksgiving is a breeze compared to Christmas! I'd love to go out to eat for Christmas, but haven't found anywhere open.
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