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Fri Nov 27, 2020, 03:30 PM

Something I noticed yesterday

The holiday was just my wife and myself instead of the large family gathering at her brotherís. We had the traditional meal which we fixed for ourselves and it was a nice relaxing day, it was enjoyable preparing, cooking and the food tasted much better.

Thanksgiving with the family is nice, but a quiet one at home wasnít bad at all.

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Sherman A1 Nov 2020 OP
hlthe2b Nov 2020 #1
happybird Nov 2020 #2
sagesnow Nov 2020 #3
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #4
csziggy Nov 2020 #15
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #17
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #18
csziggy Nov 2020 #19
Wellstone ruled Nov 2020 #20
csziggy Nov 2020 #22
beemer27 Nov 2020 #5
bucolic_frolic Nov 2020 #6
CaptainTruth Nov 2020 #7
Tikki Nov 2020 #8
yellowdogintexas Nov 2020 #9
mac2766 Nov 2020 #10
Turbineguy Nov 2020 #11
Bayard Nov 2020 #12
Aussie105 Nov 2020 #13
smirkymonkey Nov 2020 #14
Aristus Nov 2020 #16
Wounded Bear Nov 2020 #21

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 03:32 PM

1. While I did have some turkey, I did not have the usual side dishes or desserts...

So, no "overstuffing" this year--- either me or the turkey.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 03:35 PM

2. We had a nice quiet day, also

We even tried a few new sides instead of the ones we have every year.
The meal was wonderful, one of the best I can remember.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 03:37 PM

3. I heartily agree with you, Sherman A1

We also quietly celebrated with no preparation anxiety, entertainment anxiety nor clean up anxiety.
Wishing you Sweet Peace and Happy Satiety!
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 04:25 PM

4. Have to say,

 

like many,the Tranquility was something to behold. Oh btw,yes,we made enough food for the usual six to seven people. Old habits die hard,but,leftovers kind of rule. Won't be cooking till next week.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 01:14 AM

15. We cooked a lot of food yesterday (and some on Wednesday), too

Today we packaged it all up - ten half pound bags of turkey meat, froze eight; enough dressing for eight servings, along with gravy. Six containers of turkey broth. Spoonbread does not freeze well so that and the chocolate pecan pie are still in the refrigerator along with another meal of turkey and dressing with gravy.

Even years that we go to family for T-Day, I try to get a turkey to cook so we have turkey for months. At Christmas I get a spiral sliced ham and do the same thing - split it up, freeze bags, and have ham for months. Owning a big freezer can pay off with planning.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 11:40 AM

17. Did the same with the left over Ham

 

Yams and Veggies. Ham cubes for Scalloped Potatoes,Sliced Ham for Sammies and Soup,Ham bone and loose ends for Pea Soup.

Freezer Bags are a wonderful invention as well as freezers.
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Response to csziggy (Reply #15)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 11:45 AM

18. BTW,have a safe weekend.

 

Each passing weekend means we are closer to the day the world is rid of Trump. January 20,2021 we as a Nation can flush the Orange Turd and start the cleansing of and repairing our Nations House.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 12:48 PM

19. Yeah! No more Dolt45! Wooo-Hoooo!



We're spending the weekend unpacking books. Last year about this time we were packing up books (and other stuff) in preparation for an addition. Since they had to rip the roof off one end of the house we emptied the rooms below that area. It took up about two months to pack everything up.

Since they have been finished, we're unpacking slowly, trying to sort out everything and get stuff in order. We're also trying to reduce, but that is not happening. This morning we unpacked our selection of Ace Doubles and part of our large paperback collection. Most of our non-fiction is on the shelves - but we're starting to run out of shelf space and may have to reallocate where the non-fiction goes.

Everything we don't want to keep goes back to the storage unit. My BIL will see what he thinks will sell on eBay and everything else gets donated or dumped. While we're not reducing much, it's nice to go through everything, but very tiring. Today we only have five more boxes to empty.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 01:41 PM

20. Oh boy,da books.

 

Got six or seven boxes of Paperbacks going to Good Will. Spouse still has a good fifteen or so more boxes on the shelves she is not ready to part with. The usual ratio is,buy three and box one for thee.
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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:30 PM

22. Yes, my name is csziggy and I am addicted to books

Real books, not those ebooks. I have a very hard time getting rid of books and so does my husband. We both have books we've owned for over fifty years. The pages may be falling out, but we still love them.

Then there is my husband's Tolkein collection. Not only does he have various editions of The Lord of the Rings from the 1960s, he's got the Ace version that was not authorized, two copies of Bored of the Rings, and everything written by J.R.R. Tolkein - and by his son about Tolkein's writings, and now everything written be other people about Tolkein. A whole bunch of new stuff was just published and that was an early Christmas present for my husband. And he reads ALL of it.

When we were in Oxford last year the Bodleian Library had an exhibition, Talking Maps, which included some of Tolkein's maps. My husband had an in depth discussion with the lady who was giving the tour. She was surprised at how much he knew about Tolkein. Total fanboy at 67!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 04:37 PM

5. Same Here

My wife and I had an excellent meal (not turkey) with some tasty sides that we both like. It was eaten at home when we wanted to eat, at the pace we wanted to eat, and in a comfortable atmosphere with no other people to worry about or distract us. After that, we watched some TV shows and had a wonderful time. We should have been celebrating Thanksgiving this way for years.
Perhaps this sad episode in our history will teach some of us to do things in different and better ways. We have no intention of turning into hermits but are not bothered a lot by spending time at home with each other.
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 04:53 PM

6. sounds like a peaceful review

we're all due for them. i'm sleeping better. the dark worry is retreating.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 05:05 PM

7. I agree. It was just my wife & I. We cooked & enjoyed it all.


No hassle, no fuss.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 05:06 PM

8. Same here..I wore my lounging outfit all day. Did dishes at my leisure and..

spent time reading DU.

The hubby watched football and watched the CBS All Access preview..

Tikki

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 05:38 PM

9. we ate our meal in the evening instead of mid day.

which was so much nicer. Just us and the cats, very nice. I would have loved going to Arizona to have Thanksgiving with our daughter and her family but not this year.

Usually the family has a big meal together at 1:00 so we can wolf down the food and watch the Cowboys game. When our daughter was young we took off for the movies where we usually saw the holiday Disney release. The only time I hosted it, we had dinner at 7 pm and I arranged our tables so we all ate together instead of scattered all over the house. I have 2 rectangular tables which I placed end to end and a square one at the very end.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 05:52 PM

10. We had a nice weekend as well, just the 2 of us.

Stayed at home and we cooked a small meal for just the 2 of us. I finished working on a project and we ate and watched television together. Very relaxing and enjoyable.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 06:04 PM

11. Same here.

And when it was over, we cleaned up the kitchen together.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 06:23 PM

12. We did dinner

Just the two of us, with some sumptuous sides. Mr. Bayard grilled marinated chicken outside with potatoes and peppers. I made boxed stuffing, corn pudding, fried cinnamon apples, deviled eggs, green beans, and a sweet potato pie.

Just enough leftovers for tonight.

We both retired last month, and between that and Biden/Harris winning, stress has eased dramatically around here.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 06:30 PM

13. A quiet one at home . . .

A quiet, SAFE one!

Leftovers - slice meats, package in meal size portions, same for other leftovers, and freeze. Or take to your local food poor neighbors.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Fri Nov 27, 2020, 09:27 PM

14. It was just me yesterday and I had a little T-giving dinner by myself, but spent most

of the first half of the day on the phone with friends and family, so it didn't feel lonely.

It was very relaxing and anxiety free and I hate to admit it, but I get very uncomfortable when I have to conform to someone else's agenda. I guess living alone has spoiled me and it's so nice to do what I want, when I want. Including cooking and eating dinner.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 01:37 AM

16. That was me and Mrs. Aristus to a tee.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 03:19 PM

21. Sometimes those "holiday traditions" are just a PITA...

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