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Happy Thanksgiving All Y’all!

What is everyone thankful for today? What is y’all’s dinner setup for tonight?

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  1. suspended
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    Thankful to have two healthy, emotionally intelligent sons and a loving wife. Also, thankful to be healthy and living in an incredibly beautiful non-polluted rural area with so much wildlife (and...

    Thankful to have two healthy, emotionally intelligent sons and a loving wife. Also, thankful to be healthy and living in an incredibly beautiful non-polluted rural area with so much wildlife (and mountains to climb).

    We don't do the traditional meal anymore. It just became a pain in the ass. However, we are all hanging out at the front yard fire pit making s'mores.

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  2. krg
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    I’m really thankful for landing into a great job after Covid unemployment benefits ran out. Holy shit am I lucky! Glad they took a chance on me 🥲.

    I’m really thankful for landing into a great job after Covid unemployment benefits ran out. Holy shit am I lucky! Glad they took a chance on me 🥲.

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  3. hamstergeddon
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    We had a really awful 24hr flu run through everyone in the house the past few days. Fortunately the kids symptoms were pretty mild, but my wife and I's were just awful. I can't remember ever being...

    We had a really awful 24hr flu run through everyone in the house the past few days. Fortunately the kids symptoms were pretty mild, but my wife and I's were just awful. I can't remember ever being so sick in my life. Then we found out my father-in-law is in the hospital with Pneumonia. Kind of a disaster of a Thanksgiving.

    But all the same we woke up and watched the Macy's parade with the kids. They're finally old enough to recognize some of the big balloons and enjoy it with us. So I mean I guess I can't complain too much. I'm thankful for my kids and my wife.

    6 votes
  4. soks_n_sandals
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    We celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend so we spent the day exploring the Smithsonians and soaking up sunshine on the national mall. It was refreshing to do an unconventional (to us) activity on...

    We celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend so we spent the day exploring the Smithsonians and soaking up sunshine on the national mall. It was refreshing to do an unconventional (to us) activity on Thanksgiving day.

    4 votes
  5. patience_limited
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    I'm deeply thankful the spouse and I were able to occupy the kitchen at the same time, and harmoniously plan and cook a multi-dish meal. It doesn't sound like a big deal. However, two moderately...

    I'm deeply thankful the spouse and I were able to occupy the kitchen at the same time, and harmoniously plan and cook a multi-dish meal. It doesn't sound like a big deal. However, two moderately skilled and extravagantly opinionated cooks can easily spoil the broth... and still this year's version was a success on all counts. [It's only taken 25+ years to get here, let this be a lesson to us all.].

    It's another COVID-19 Thanksgiving - we're incredibly thankful for the concatenated genius it's taken to get some protection. The work isn't done yet, and may never be as long as the virus continues to mutate. So we're engaging in a two-person celebration that we've survived another very intense year, and have the great fortune to live in a beautiful, bountiful place. Instead of cooking for 10 people, we made a stupid amount of food that we'll freeze and eat over the course of the winter. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, kale with shiitakes, acorn squash, mashed potatoes, wild rice with cranberries and pecans. With a couple of side glasses of local Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. (And incidentally, green tomato pasta sauce made and frozen; green tomato/apple chutney canned; and hot green pepper relish fermenting... The garden is now done, except for more kale.)

    I'm also thankful that I will soon cease to be one of those "essential" workers with on-call shifts who have to keep the world running 24/7/365. I'm going back to building the systems those poor suckers have to maintain. Everyone who has a maintenance, caregiving, retail, logistics, or other service job deserves every measure of understanding, forbearance, and gratitude we can possibly express.

    4 votes
  6. vord
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    Had family over for first post-lockdown Thanksgiving. It was a great time and nice being around loved ones. All cooking credit to wife and guests: Soue vide turkey Roasted turkey for backup and...

    Had family over for first post-lockdown Thanksgiving. It was a great time and nice being around loved ones.

    All cooking credit to wife and guests:

    • Soue vide turkey
    • Roasted turkey for backup and leftovers.
    • Green bean casserole (homemade cream of mushroom and fresh green beans)
    • Roasted carrots
    • Two different stuffings
    • Three cranberry sauces (one from each family sect and the traditional jelly-in-can)
    • Mashed potatoes made a week ago, frozen and microwaved.
    • Cherry pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie

    The blueberry pie was a bit liquidy due to lack of cornstarch. Still good, but is now blended with ice cream to make Pieshake. Add three shots of rum for good measure.

    Did dinner at 1 PM, then pie at 3 PM, leftovers at 6 PM. Plus leftovers tomorrow.

    Edit: Added pie to pancakes. That was possibly the tastiest thing I've ever ate.

    3 votes