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View Poll Results: Do you send Thanksgiving dinner leftovers home with your guests?
Yes 20 42.55%
No 6 12.77%
Sometimes 8 17.02%
Depends on how much is leftover 13 27.66%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-23-2014, 09:02 AM
 
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i will have containers for family to borrow,,,and ask them to "take what they want to home"
immediately after dinner - so you aren't handling the stuff 3 times
and

this eliminates,,,who gets what and geez, my dog would like a plate too - depending on who is leaving first

and

it is house rules, that who-ever wants to take a plate/leftovers home are going to help clean up and do the dishes
but not the cooks,,,the meal cookers- get to relax after the meal- they cooked it..
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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No.
Once I'm done frisking everyone to make sure they're not waltzing off with my silverware they are sent home empty handed.
Hah!
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Southern MN
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How 'bout passing them to the homeless?
They're the ones who took the silver.

One year I had some fresh-out-of-jail halfway house folks over. They cleaned me out of leftovers and as they were leaving announced they were on the way to the Salvation Army for Thanksgiving dinner #3.

Turned me into a damned conservative.
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Not like leftovers? Is that possible?
Yes it is! I do not like leftovers.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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I do not host, but I would pass on leftovers if I did. How much leftover food can one person eat, anyway?

My mom always does. But I've been to other family members who absolutely do not, even when they have a ton of stuff left over. I'd never seen anything like it - every last piece got packed away in their fridge and cupboards. Wish I had known that in advance because it took me months to get a cake pan back, as I was expecting them to take what they wanted and give me the pan back before I left. Now I know, if I ever go there again I am not making as much and everything will be on disposable plates.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:57 AM
 
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I do not host, but I would pass on leftovers if I did. How much leftover food can one person eat, anyway?

My mom always does. But I've been to other family members who absolutely do not, even when they have a ton of stuff left over. I'd never seen anything like it - every last piece got packed away in their fridge and cupboards. Wish I had known that in advance because it took me months to get a cake pan back, as I was expecting them to take what they wanted and give me the pan back before I left. Now I know, if I ever go there again I am not making as much and everything will be on disposable plates.
At the very least, the physical dishware (if not disposable) should go back to the person that brought it.

We tend to wash it quickly and fill it with the leftovers to take home.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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One thing they do in my son's in law's family is, he fries the turkey for dinner, and several others bring a turkey to fry and take home. It seems sensible to cook more than one turkey in the hot oil.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:04 AM
 
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We always bring home leftovers. They're one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. We take our own containers, and if we need more, we borrow some and they come get them next time they visit,
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Sure, my family shares leftovers.

My most disappointing Thanksgiving was the one year that we ate away from home. Not having any leftovers for the next few days was a bummer. We have never done it again.

The restaurant did not even cook its own turkeys. They just had sliced deli style meat.
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I always send left overs home with our guests after any party. This year I will make a plate for our friend who will be with his wife in the hospital. We are so close to the hospital but he won't come and eat with us. We have another friend working the night shift in our town and I will text him and give him a plate for later at work or at home. John brought a big bird home. There should be enough for everyone and turkey soup the next day.
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