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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, 07:10 PM
 
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If I pay for and cook the whole meal, I keep the leftovers. If people bring stuff and contribute, leftovers get shared. Makes sense to me.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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This is Hawaii. It is culturally required that guests take home a food plate. Doesn't matter what the event is, there's always food given to take home. Although, generally, folks also always bring food, too, even if it isn't requested. There's always plenty of food and plenty of leftovers.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: DFW
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This is Hawaii. It is culturally required that guests take home a food plate. Doesn't matter what the event is, there's always food given to take home. Although, generally, folks also always bring food, too, even if it isn't requested. There's always plenty of food and plenty of leftovers.
Covered Paper plate? Tupperware?
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Corona the I.E.
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When we cook we always do, leftovers past 1 day, get old.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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If I pay for and cook the whole meal, I keep the leftovers. If people bring stuff and contribute, leftovers get shared. Makes sense to me.
Gives a whole new meaning to hospitality and the spirit of giving.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:35 PM
 
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This is Hawaii. It is culturally required that guests take home a food plate. Doesn't matter what the event is, there's always food given to take home. Although, generally, folks also always bring food, too, even if it isn't requested. There's always plenty of food and plenty of leftovers.
We are going to a holiday party the in two weeks....though it's not requested...it's just polite! I am trying to figure out what to bring as 'finger food'.....we already have a bomber of the host's fave beer and a bottle of the hostess's fave wine as a gift.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:03 AM
 
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My adult kids, yes. Not so much other people unless there's more leftovers than we would eat. I love leftovers the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas!

One year we had brother/sister-in-law over and sister-in-law asked if she could take some turkey home. I said yes and she proceeded to get a gallon-sized Ziplock bag and take MOST of the turkey. This is the same person who, when we had a newborn baby and someone had given us a big container of Desitin or some other diaper rash cream, asked if she could have some of it (as in put in a container and take it home) for her baby.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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My adult kids, yes. Not so much other people unless there's more leftovers than we would eat. I love leftovers the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas!

One year we had brother/sister-in-law over and sister-in-law asked if she could take some turkey home. I said yes and she proceeded to get a gallon-sized Ziplock bag and take MOST of the turkey. This is the same person who, when we had a newborn baby and someone had given us a big container of Desitin or some other diaper rash cream, asked if she could have some of it (as in put in a container and take it home) for her baby.
Reminds me of my dad's family. They would come over for a holiday and bring their own Tupperware. They know my mom will give leftovers because it's always a given but that's just nervy on their part and tacky.
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