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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;4113603;
    Be at the airport at 2 pm sharp. Paul will be on it and you guys are entrusted with the 6 kegs of Miller High Life he is escorting to the wedding. Veej, I'm trusting you to keep them out of the beer. The jet will get you right before it picks up Unk.

    There will also be a full bar with top shelf liquor along with cavier, sushi, and every other expensive food item we can think of.
    Gut, the jet will be picking you up the day before, so that you can also attend the fancy smancy rehearsal dinner.
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    Tomorrow we are NOT pigging out. We are just happy to all be together. It is about family and friends and being thankful and I have much to be thankful for at the moment.

    Including my FORT family!
    Happy Thanksgiving FoRT Friends!!!

    MRD, I'll be glad to attempt to guard the beer, but Paul might already have gotten into it!!!

    We do the every-other-year thing between my family and mr. veejer's. This year it is with mine, which means just my mom, as my siblings are far flung and my dad passed away 16 years ago today. (The 25th was actually the day after Thanksgiving that year, so I think of it more as him dying "the day after Thanksgiving", than the actual date. Miss you, Dad.) However, I found out that my MIL & FIL's plans with friends had fallen through, so invited them.

    mr. veejer has been out of work for 18 months, and after over 20 years as a stay at home mom, I got a part time job last February. So we are very Thankful for the food sales this time of year.

    We are having turkey, stuffing (outside the bird), gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, tomato pudding, fresh cranberry sauce, cran-raspberry mousse (between a jello and dessert), rolls, black bottom pie and chocolate mousse pie.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    We are not pigging out here either. I was not going to do anything but I was shopping and decided to have a small 6 1/2 pound turkey breast "fly " into my cart and got a few sweet potatoes, veggies, stuff for a salad etc., and have my folks and my Uncle for a small dinner.


    My Brother and SIL will not be here since my SIL is working but they will be coming over Saturday for crock pot italian beef sandwiches and Dean Martins mothers Pasta Fagioli.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends here at FORT. May you have a warm and wonderful day with friends and family.

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    Thank You!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I think that we let so much pressure be put on us to have "the perfect holiday" and of course, it's the Norman Rockwell version we think we should have.
    I think that whatever it is we do, whereever it is we go or don't go, what we eat, who we're with, all that should matter is that you are doing what YOU and your family want and not worry about how it's "supposed" to be.
    I used to get really upset that we went from having 30 to having 4. I cooked for 3 days. Now I buy the dinner from the store and reheat. The last few years, I've actually gotten to watch the Macy's parade and spend nice quality time with my family and not end up exhausted, with a hurting back from standing in the kitchen.

    While those large Thanksgivings were a lot of fun. I'm at a point in my life where the quiet ones are just fine with me.

    Have a great Thanksgiving guys, whereever you are and whatever you do.
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    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
    It's been a difficult year financially, with some other stuff, but overall, I'm thankful that there's more for which to be thankful than not.

    It's gonna be just Mr. Ellen and I today, quiet and kickin' back. It's the first year in awhile that I don't have any clients from France for EFL training -- so no "newbies"! We have an open invite to some of our single friends to drop in if they feel like it, so we'll see.

    We got a small-ish turkey from the same local butcher we went to last year -- yummy! We have veggies (brussels sprouts, potatoes, I forget what else) from the farmers' market, hubby's making his usual cornbread dressing but with chestnuts this time. What else? Oh yeah -- I made pumpkin pie last night, and for the first time, the crust is nicely browned on the bottom (it's always turned out kind of gummy, but I remember seeing a tip on a cooking show to pop the pan with the crust in the freezer before filling it, and it worked!). And cranberries cooked with orange juice and Jack Daniels. We'll have lots of leftovers...
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;4114442;
    I think that we let so much pressure be put on us to have "the perfect holiday" and of course, it's the Norman Rockwell version we think we should have.
    I think that whatever it is we do, whereever it is we go or don't go, what we eat, who we're with, all that should matter is that you are doing what YOU and your family want and not worry about how it's "supposed" to be.I used to get really upset that we went from having 30 to having 4. I cooked for 3 days. Now I buy the dinner from the store and reheat. The last few years, I've actually gotten to watch the Macy's parade and spend nice quality time with my family and not end up exhausted, with a hurting back from standing in the kitchen.

    While those large Thanksgivings were a lot of fun. I'm at a point in my life where the quiet ones are just fine with me.

    Have a great Thanksgiving guys, whereever you are and whatever you do.
    This is exactly why I am having chili!! People will drop by when they do, and they will be welcomed. They can get turkey at any old place, but not chili!!
    Turkey....ho hum......It's like I said about the chili powder....why does every store carry the exact same things.....boring ....I'm just makeing sure that every house does not carry the same thing for dinner! It's also cool and rainy here, so chili fits right in.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We are having a small Thanksgiving here, too. Just three of us and an 11 pound turkey - it is cute! An apple pie, potatoes and some kale avocado salad. Very casual and relaxing with everyone doing the cooking.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    This year I am thankful that I won't be cooking for Thanksgiving. I spend Christmas each year with my family and most of the other holidays with my husband's since he comes from a large family. I host Father's Day every year, Christmas every other year, and sometimes Easter. So I am thankful to be a guest this year. The pumpkin bread and apple pie are done and I am getting ready to make the alfredo sauce for the tortellini, to bring to my sister's house.
    Wishing all of you a most Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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