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Old 10-05-2009, 07:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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This is the year. I am standing my ground.
I hereby refuse to host/cook/clean/pay/tolerate/shop/accomodate...anyone for Thanksgiving Dinner this year.
I'm done.

Any suggestions for a good Thanksgiving Dinner restaurant in Central/South Jersey that is kid-friendly?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:46 PM
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Location: the west side of "paradise"
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Is Larson's Turkey Farm in Chester still around? If so, that'd be my vote. But I haven't been in Jersey since 1999.
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Succasunna
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They were bought out earlier in the decade and the restaurant has changed hands 2 or three times since then.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:34 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Smile Oh to tell them all

I'm just waiting to tell my relatives (in-laws/out-laws/freeloaders) that my doors will be locked on Thanksgiving Day !!!

Bwhaaaaaaaaaaa
{{rubbing hands together with a very wicked laugh}}
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Why not just call one of them up and ask what you should bring to THIER house? Store bought pumpkin or store bought apple pie?
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:53 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Lightbulb A nice card ?

I like the way you think Icibiu, but I am considering, perhaps, a gentle Thanksgiving/Happy Fall Hallmark card.

One that read...."Wishing you all the joys of the autumn season. I hope you find some other place to stuff your face this year"
hmmmm... ok maybe not.

Any other suggestions on how to "word" this message? Calling all English Professors. I like to joke around but I seriously need a proper, respectful way to get the message to these people. After all...{cough} they are f a m i l y.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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Boston Market makes a Thanksgiving dinner that is quite good. You can order it online under their Catering option.

You pick it up the day before, and then reheat it in your own dishes on the holiday.

I know it's Boston Market, but honestly, it's very good. So I hear
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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In my family hosting the holidays rotate and everyone brings something and the host gets to decide what others bring so that its not all fluff stuff the guest brings... for instance if I'm hosting I might make the turkey and a salad or two and some one else will bring the ham, Baked Macaronni and so on... and there is always more than enough food and before they leave they do help with the clean up of course its not perfect but its helpful... Maybe that help to get up some new ground rules where its at your house or not.
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:49 AM
 
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Start calling restaurants now.. and you may get a place.. there are some good ones in Ridgewood and in River Edge (RIver Palm terrace maybe??).


We love hosting our family at our home for thanksgiving dinner. It's a great time with family and friends. The work that goes into it is definitely worth it. I think doing it at a restaurant kinda takes away from the spirit of the evening. But everyone is different. Enjoy your holidays.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank has an awesome buffet--fancy, tons of different foods, a dessert room, totally over the top. Call now, they're probably already booked.
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