It's time for another Thanksgiving topic

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“The timing is perfect because next week is Thanksgiving,” host Ainsley Earhardt told Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance.

‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Gush Over Convicted War Criminal Pardoned By Trump

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Meh. I am now in land of October Thanksgiving. So probably just another day for me unless we see a nice place offering usain turkey day food.
Cakeday is Monday of that week for me this year and I will be celebrating that by an excursion of some sort. As it is possible to take a bus to the ferry and then another bus to Victoria I am pondering getting up early and having high tea at The Empress and just poking around for the day before heading back.

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I’m in the opposite situation, this will be my first usian thanksgiving and I’ve been researching meal ideas for a Texan thanksgiving feast.

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I was just looking for someplace to post the “Thanksgiving is for celebrating war crimes” quote

So wrong, except completely right, except not how they think they’re right, at all

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I may have already mentioned this last time, but:

Thanksgiving movie, very different from the norm. Highly recommended. Patricia Clarkson rocks.

Awesome soundtrack, too:

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Don’t forget to stop by Roger’s Chocolates to pick up some treats for home.

Back when I was a stock broker – international duty charges and shipping wasn’t cheap – I used to send boxes of their stuff to clients. I was their best friend every December!

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Somehow over the years my household has become the defacto Thankgsiving Dinner house for our circle of friends, and somehow that dinner has been extended to include these staples:
• Turkey (dry-brined, per Kenji)
• Dressing (Stove Top, per tradition)
• Green bean casserole
• Mashed potatoes, gravy
• A big pot of bigos
Golabki, which are delicious but rarely eaten

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Wot? No canned cranberry sauce, the one thing my brother will eat only if the ridges from the can are still visible?

No kidding.

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Usually I look at the Threadgill’s menu because it’s so very very Texan; it’s pretty much all there for you.

Regular daily Threadgill’s menu:
https://www.threadgills.com/menu

ETA: my mate says Threadgill’s downtown closed last year, but the north Threadgill’s (the original location, in the converted gas station), is still open.

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The nice thing about being the “estranged relative who lives 3000 miles away” is that I don’t have to endure any awkward and stressful holiday family get-togethers.

Every year, I have good food with people that I actually like and want to be around, and for that I am most thankful.

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BBQ can happen anytime, here. There’s deep frying, but that’s dangerous if you’re a rookie. Also, there’s always tacos!

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For LGBT people who don’t have accepting family - or are just alone in the world- the Philadelphia LGBT center welcomes you on Thanksgiving. Your local org probably does something too.

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|Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner

WhenThu, November 28, 1pm – 3pm

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Celebrate the holiday with friends, meet new people & enjoy some great food, We’ll provide the savories– including vegan- but feel free to bring some sweets to share. Please RSVP @ 215-732-2220.”

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Good call, I forgot – we always do cranberry sauce both ways, a bowl of delicious homemade cranberry-orange sauce with walnuts, and a dish of the ridged canned stuff for the one or two people for whom it’s apparently a nostalgic thing.

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Maybe it’s nostalgia, but I will say one thing for the ridged stuff, you know what you’re getting. Homemade can definitely be much better, but sadly I’ve had worse.

And I can’t help but be amused by a “food” which retains the shape of the can.

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It’s always a turkey breast for me - a full bird is just too much. Going for smoked this year for the first time.

The usual sides- stuffing with chicken sage sausage is my fav.

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Having grown up eating canned bread, I am in no position to mock anyone who likes cranberry sauce in the shape of a can.

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How was that stuff? And how long will it store for?

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It lasts forever on a shelf; I actually still enjoy it – it’s a dark brown bread (with or without raisins) that’s very m-o-i-s-t and tastes strongly of molasses with a nice bit of sweetness. Great with baked beans or just with butter. My sister likes to put ice cream on it.

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