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Your favorite Thanksgiving dinner

Posted Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at 3:38 PM

One week from Thursday millions of people will be sitting down to a turkey dinner. That tradition has lasted a long time.

Do you prefer something over than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner?

Since having a kidney transplant in 1992, I've eaten so much turkey on sandwiches and other things I've started roosting rather than sleeping.

But I still like turkey.

What is your favorite Thanksgiving dinner...after a thoughtful prayer for the many blessings bestowed upon us.

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"Do you prefer something over than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner?"

Since I don't eat meat, if I go elsewhere I just eat the sides. If I'm at home or at my mom's we make Tofurky (http://www.tofurky.com/products/tofurkyfeasts.htm). It's not so bad, but maybe that's just because I haven't had the real thing in a really long time.

-- Posted by cfrich on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 3:48 PM

BLASPHEMY!!! Thanksgiving is NOT Thanksgiving without turkey and dressing.

Such heresy you speak cfrich!!!!

-- Posted by jaxspike on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 5:25 PM

Fried Turkey is the best

-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 5:34 PM

Amen dianatn I am getting my fryer ready this weekend. I wont even eat a baked turkey anymore after having fried. I like a smoked turkey too if done right.

-- Posted by greasemonkey on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 5:37 PM

Turkey and dressings with all the fixings, especially the giblet gravy, and then a big piece of coconut pie, oh I can't wait.

Then sip on some apple cider or coffee, then watch football, The Titan's are on this year, Yes1

Most of all I remember what I am thankful for.

-- Posted by michaelbell on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 5:44 PM

We've had some great Thanksgivings.

I'm not sure whether my favorite was the day my cousin got married or the day the cat ate the whole gobbler and walked around the kitchen inside the picked clean carcass.

I could select any time we had new babies in attendance or family members that we nearly lost or that wouldn't be around in another year.

Holidays can be hectic,frustrating and dismal at times but they can also be a good excuse to be with those you love and make warm memories for the future.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 7:12 PM

A very Thankful Thanksgiving dinner with turkey,dressing(several kinds ) regular,oyster,then one with diced up granny smith apple and rasins in the dressing,green beans from the summer garden,yams(2 kinds) your regular yams and white yams from North Carolina,gravy,corn bread and rolls,homemade cranberry sauce,corn pudding,devil eggs,fried apples,pea salad,watergate salad,spiced apples,beets from the summer garden also,then apple pie,pecan pie,applesauce cake,rum cake,magic cookie bars,with coffee, tea, or apple cider. Then just sit back with family and friends and talk and laugh and have the football game on. As I am cooking in the morning I have for the past so many many years watched the THANKSGIVING PARADE. I always tell god in my blessing that I sure hope I can be blessed next year with a dish washer. One day maybe..

-- Posted by heaven8kids7grandrebelrose on Tue, Nov 18, 2008, at 7:24 PM

Poor little furry animals . . . how cruel. LOL!

-- Posted by jaxspike on Wed, Nov 19, 2008, at 8:13 AM

I bard the turkey (slip seasoned pats of butter under the skin), wrap it in heavy-duty aluminum foil then roast/steam it. Very ugly bird -- but very moist and tender, not to mention no basting!

The biggest food in our tradition is pies, pies, pies!

-- Posted by MotherMayhem on Wed, Nov 19, 2008, at 8:21 AM

I love Fried Turkey, But ANYTHING fixed by someone else and then ate by me is FINE..

I will wash up the dishes.

I hate to cook.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Wed, Nov 19, 2008, at 9:55 AM

the day the cat ate the whole gobbler and walked around the kitchen inside the picked clean carcass.

OMG, that is too funny to think about!!

I had a huge extended family growing up, 7 aunts and uncles, 4 sets of grandparents, 25+ cousins and all the friends we could round up. I haven't had a big day like that since I was a kid, I miss it.

Of course we didn't shop the next day like we do now...and I LOVE to shop. You know, gotta do my part to help the economy:-)

Let the sales begin.

-- Posted by Jacks4me on Mon, Nov 24, 2008, at 3:32 PM


Then you may be interested in this website

It has the Black Friday ads on it...which is kinda handy with them being all in one place like this.

Shop til you drop


-- Posted by Dianatn on Tue, Nov 25, 2008, at 4:51 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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