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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Just a quick "enjoy the day/long weekend" - and a thank-you to everyone for being involved with the site! (I will be checking in as I am able in betwen gorging and sleeping.)

    -Eric


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric
    Just a quick "enjoy the day/long weekend" - and a thank-you to everyone for being involved with the site! (I will be checking in as I am able in betwen gorging and sleeping.)

    -Eric

    Thank you, as you are one of the people that I am thankful for. :P Our family tradition is to take 2 oz of water in a glass at each person's setting and 5 kernals of corn laid on an empty plate. The table is totally set, but no food is on the table, except what I mentioned. In stead of a prayer, each person, one at a time picks up a kernel of corn and tells the family something they are thankful for. No one is allow to repeat a blessing. We do this for two reasons; one is to remind ourselves how mearger the first year had been and how they had rationed their food to endure, and how thankful they were that the Indians had given them the corn. The other reason is to remind ourselves how blessed we are in our time.

    This year instead of dining at home, we will all go over to the Red Rock Casino International Buffet, it is about two miles from where we live. The casino is new, looks extravagant and the meals are cheap. ;D

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Check out Pumpkin Pie






    http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcar...ode=GM26534313

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Check out Pumpkin Pie






    http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcar...ode=GM26534313
    That was great. We all have many things to be thankful for. Thank you for the nice sentiment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Rose
    Wow! You got 12 questions right. Your feathered friends would be proud!

    There were two others that I should have gotten right, but I chose my second guess, the others I didn't have a clue. :

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    I got 12 right, also.

    I just wish they'd cover the Macy's Parade as a parade, rather than a 3-hour entertainment advertisement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblanche
    I got 12 right, also.

    I just wish they'd cover the Macy's Parade as a parade, rather than a 3-hour entertainment advertisement.
    We went to the Red Rock Casino Buffet. Well, I had a wonderful time. At the buffet I dined shrimp cocktail, and mussels, oh yes, and sushi. Then I set out to get pumpkin soup - delicious. Next on my menu was waldorf salad, and fresh melon mixture. Roll, beef roll and butter. Then, I headed out for the main course =- Thanksgiving traditional of course, Turkey breast, cornbread/apple dressing, whole cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy. Mmmm

    We don't drink alcohol - you know, the Mormon thing, so we passed on the Chmpagne, but they let us have all the sodas that we could drink. ;D I knew that I would be too full for desert so I had baked a pumpkin pie for later.

    We then went to the casino floor. Paul promptly lost $15.00, but I won $11.50 and off we trekked home to watch video and nap. What a glorious day!

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    "Thanksgiving traditional of course, Turkey breast, cornbread/apple dressing, whole cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy."

    Yuk! Tommy cannot stand turkey breast. We both cannot stand anything cranberry. Tommy likes sweet potatoes, but I have to leave the house when he's cooking them (or yams) as just the smell of them cooking makes me wanna puke. I cannot stand turkey dressing, but he can, as long as there is no turkey breast. But he can tolerate dark meat turkey.

    But I am glad you had a happy Turkey Day. Tonight, Tom had King Crab Legs and I had baked Oxtail. You can have the turkeys and all the junk that comes with them.

    When Tom's parents were both well, we would spend Turkey Day with them, but would have duck instead of turkey. Not many Chinese like Turkey. That's why you cannot find turkey chow mein.

    Last night on Turkey Day, Tommy, me and the doggies had dinner alone for the first time in many years. But Tom & I never had turkey on Turkey Day since the day we met.

    -Don-



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    Odd how people have such strong reactions to some very traditional foods. Dottie had a Thanksgiving dinner at work, and there were several people who had a similar reaction to the sweet potatoes. Personally, Dottie and I like them. We had guests over yesterday, and none of them were much for pumpkin pie (and by the way, Gail, I make a mean pumpkin soup). We're not much on the turkey white meat, either. Too dry.

    And just mention mince pie!!! (By the way, I have a great recipe for it that is based on green tomatoes.)

    And I like fruitcake OK, but Dottie has a recipe called "Eggless, milkless, butterless cake" that is sort of a spice cake, to which she adds fruits and it makes a great cake, in my opinion. But we don't age it six months, either.

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    I will eat an entire mincemeat pie soltero!

    Turkey s great - if it is cooked properly - and that is by nomeans a common skill. Dealing with a big bird (and temperature variation in the bird during cooking, etc.) is no easy thing. Same with Goose.

    Right now I feel ' jus' like a hog" - and need to go for a run or something to atone for my sins yesterday....

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    " We're not much on the turkey white meat, either. Too dry."

    That's what Tommy says. He says white meat (turkey or chicken) makes him gag. But dark meat is fine. Here in the USA, there is more demand for white meat than dark. In Asia, it's the opposite.

    But to me, chicken is chicken and turkey is turkey. I cannot even tell if it's white or dark meat without looking at it.

    "And I like fruitcake"

    We cannot eat fruitcake. For us to do so would be cannibalism. ;D

    -Don-

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom
    We cannot eat fruitcake. For us to do so would be cannibalism.
    Ow! Ouch! Wow! God will get you for that(g).



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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom
    "Thanksgiving traditional of course, Turkey breast, cornbread/apple dressing, whole cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy."

    Yuk! Tommy cannot stand turkey breast. We both cannot stand anything cranberry. Tommy likes sweet potatoes, but I have to leave the house when he's cooking them (or yams) as just the smell of them cooking makes me wanna puke. I cannot stand turkey dressing, but he can, as long as there is no turkey breast. But he can tolerate dark meat turkey.

    But I am glad you had a happy Turkey Day. Tonight, Tom had King Crab Legs and I had baked Oxtail. You can have the turkeys and all the junk that comes with them.

    When Tom's parents were both well, we would spend Turkey Day with them, but would have duck instead of turkey. Not many Chinese like Turkey. That's why you cannot find turkey chow mein.

    Last night on Turkey Day, Tommy, me and the doggies had dinner alone for the first time in many years. But Tom & I never had turkey on Turkey Day since the day we met.

    -Don-


    Paul would have fit in with you guys better than me. LOL He chose prime rib and BarBQ, potato salad. Something that I couldn't identify - looked like scrambled eggs, but he said it wasn't, but I can't remember if he told me what it was. Ha! Hanging on to every word. (snicker) He topped his meal off with lemon meringue pie.

    We are so different. I served myself in courses, going back each time, getting a clean plate. I love the choices. Eye Candy! Paul piles his plate up disgustingly high, all the food on top of each other, messing up the individual flavors, which he doesn't seem to savor, like I do. However, he blesses it and then proceeds to inform me that "it is all going to the same place." :-\

    Speaking of Eye Candy - we both enjoy People-watching. He seems to see more interesting women than I do. But then I'm very, very critical - I ruin his day by pointing out too fat, too skinny, boob jobs, poor style selections for their shapes - etc. We did see one set that was interesting - thin, but not too so, boob jobs, low-riders, another fraction of an inch we could have seen through their legs. LOL I told him that they were probably lesbians - indential twin lesbians, who knows Who knows, but he declared jokingly (Shakespeare wrote, "More truth is spoken in jest.") that I had spoiled the day for him. My tactics work better than jealousy. This way he can openly look all he wants, and I can point out their flaws. We all have them, you know.

    As for guys, there doesn't seem to be too many interesting ones anymore. Maybe that is part of growing old. Two stand out in my mind - One must have been 7' tall and weighed 500 lbs. I love big men. He was not gobby fat, just very, very big. And then, there was the most luscious man - many in his 30s, possibly 40s - we got into each other's way - and there was eye contract, we both smiled and went on our way. I think he might and been an American Indian. I kidded Paul, "My Daddy, will let me have more babies - so I'll just take him home to raise." But then, he would have wanted to take the twins home. ;D

    Yes, we had a fun, fun day with lots of smiles and laughter. We went home, very thankful that we had each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonTom
    " We're not much on the turkey white meat, either. Too dry."

    That's what Tommy says. He says white meat (turkey or chicken) makes him gag. But dark meat is fine. Here in the USA, there is more demand for white meat than dark. In Asia, it's the opposite.

    But to me, chicken is chicken and turkey is turkey. I cannot even tell if it's white or dark meat without looking at it.

    "And I like fruitcake"

    We cannot eat fruitcake. For us to do so would be cannibalism. ;D

    -Don-
    Paul likes fruit cake and mincemeat pie, and I don't like either.

    If I cook the turkey - it is dry and flavorless - yuk! But the turkey yesterday at the Red Rock Casino Buffet was succulent - it actually melted in my mouth. The taste was great too. The stuffing was almost perfect - but for some reason there were no nuts in anything - not in the dressing or cranberry sauce, nor the Waldorf salad. Neither were there grapes in the fruit bowl. Very strange for a holiday.

    While I love sweet potatoes fixed every which way to Sunday, and the buffet sweet potatoes were tasty, they were not the best I've had. Mash pototoes are strange these days - in my day of cooking, we make great attempts to whip them up into incredible fluffy puffs of delicacy. Then Instant potatoes came on the market - and some of them were good. Restaurants wanted its customers to know that they used real potatoes and not instant - so they started serving them the way the worse of the cooks in my time did - with some skin, and lumpy.

    One of the things I like about the buffet on holidays is that it reminds me of my childhood - I'm a Navy Brat you know, and they would always put out great feasts on the holidays.

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    How 'bout some dee-licious Turducken?

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    Our family tradition is to take 2 oz of water in a glass at each person's setting and 5 kernals of corn laid on an empty plate. The table is totally set, but no food is on the table, except what I mentioned. In stead of a prayer, each person, one at a time picks up a kernel of corn and tells the family something they are thankful for. No one is allow to repeat a blessing. We do this for two reasons; one is to remind ourselves how mearger the first year had been and how they had rationed their food to endure, and how thankful they were that the Indians had given them the corn. The other reason is to remind ourselves how blessed we are in our time.

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    I think that is a splendid idea.

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    Gail,

    Restaurants wanted its customers to know that they used real potatoes and not instant

    I like the taste of the cheap instant potatoes a lot more than real potatoes. Tommy, like most Chinese, eat little potatoes but a lot of rice, so I get stuck with tons of rice too. The few times we don't eat out, Tommy does all the cooking. He won't eat my cooking!

    I'm a Navy Brat you know, and they would always put out great feasts on the holidays.

    Even in the jungles of Vietnam, on Xmas Day and on Turkey Day they would try to bring Turkey and other stuff out to us, flown in by choppers. However, many people discovered after eating nothing but C-rations for many months, they would get sick if they ate anything else, unless perhaps if it were only a very small amount. Seems going direct to C-rations from real food is never a problem. But the other way often is.

    I still remember that December 25 in 1969 quite well. We were in a drier area and it must have been 100 degrees F. on that Xmas. And we were all dreaming of a white Xmas back in the world!

    BTW, ever had a MRE? I tried a few of those about ten years ago, when it was still possible for civilians to buy them. They were a BIG improvement over C-rations and were good for shorter hiking trips (still too heavy if many have to be carried for a long trip, when compared to the freeze dried stuff).

    BTW, IMO, the best meals we ever had in Vietnam were the LRRP meals. But we didn't get those often.

    -Don-

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    Gail,
    Several years ago on the way back from Quartzsite, AZ in our RV, we (includes Tommy, me & the doggies) stayed overnight at the Silverton RV Park in Las Vegas. We had one of the best Barbecues we ever had at the restaurant in the Silverton, right across from the RV park. However, about a year and a half ago, we tried going back there and they no longer had the barbecue and they jacked up all the prices. Seems the Las Vegas casino restaurants didn't have the great deals that they had in the recent past. However, the Chinese food was as good as ever when we checked that out.

    We don't recall the Red Rock, but that sounds like in belongs near our home in Reno. Red Rock Road is one of the longer roads in extreme NW Reno.
    -Don-

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    A basic rule of thumb is to eat and gamble in two different places. Places with cheap food are almost always making it up on the slots and tables. That casino in Silverton, by the way, burned down some years ago, and has never really recovered since then.

    If anyone is interested, I will post the recipes for mincemeat and cake that I mentioned.

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