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Thanksgiving Meme

This is another wall hanging that I made back when I was quilting more frequently. Tiny one-inch strips are used to make the corn and the bow and leaves are applique.

Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday I made four pies: pumpkin, mincemeat, cranberry-pecan and chocolate cream. I saved the apple for today because it really is best on the day it’s made. In between pie baking I did some more Red Scarf knitting and some spinning, too. But again, not much worth showing the blog. So, I saw this meme over at Knit Think and decided it would make for an appropriate Thanksgiving post.

1. Which do you like better: Cooking at your house, or going elsewhere? I have to say, I enjoy entertaining and would rather cook at my house. However, I don’t cook at home, we go to Lois’.

2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen bird? I prefer fresh but I get a frozen turkey from work every year.

3. What kind of stuffing? Pepperidge Farm with lots of sage.

4. Sweet potato or pumpkin pie? Pumpkin pie. And apple pie and mincemeat pie and pecan pie and chocolate cream pie . . .

5. Do you believe that turkey leftovers are a curse, or the point of the whole thing? I love me some leftovers. There’s nothing like hot turkey sandwiches for supper on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

6. Which side dish would provoke a riot if you left it off the menu? Homemade cranberry sauce.

7. Do you save the carcass to make soup or stock? Yes, I save the carcass and make soup. Turkey soup is one of the best soups ever.

8. What do you wish you had that would make preparing Thanksgiving dinner easier? My mom always wished she had two ovens so I’ll go with that. At Christmas I always wish for an extra fridge.

9. Do you get up at the crack of dawn to have dinner ready in the early afternoon, or do you eat at your normal dinner hour? I really like a candlelit Thanksgiving dinner so I prefer to eat in the late afternoon.

10. If you go to somebody else’s house, what’s your favorite dish to bring? I bring all the pies. And I love making pie so it’s definitely my favorite dish to bring. I also bring the homemade cranberry sauce.

11. What do you wish one of your guests wouldn’t bring to your house? I don’t have guests but if I did I wouldn’t complain about anything they brought because every little bit helps.

12. Does your usual mix of guests result in drama, or is it a group you’re happy to see? There’s no drama with this group. Lois is the closest thing I have to a sister so it’s like being with family. I’m always happy to see everyone.

13. What’s your absolute favorite thing on the menu? Ooh, this is tough. I tend to fill my plate with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. I could live without the vegetables, honestly. I suppose my favorite part of the meal is the stuffing.

And I added this one:

14. What are you thankful for this year? I’m thankful that I have a terrific family. They put up with my quirks (yeah, that’s the nice word for it) and love me and support me in everything I want to do. I’m also thankful for the wonderful community I’ve built through this blog. I never expected it but it’s turned out to be an amazing thing.

Now it’s your turn. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

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  1. A great meme Carole! I’ll have to do this one after dinner. A Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Love your corn quilt! Did you design it yourself?

  2. Love your meme, girl. AND your Indian Corn quilt. Your talent amazes me. AND, especially YOU.
    Thanks for you.
    Happy, Happy Thanksgiving my dear Carole!

  3. Now, that’s a meme worth reading! 🙂

    I am with you on the extra fridge, please! And my favorite thing? The WHOLE thing. It’s all so symbiotic, the entire menu. Yummmmm. Turkey’s in the oven. Hoping for no more cooking dramas…..

  4. That’s a great meme. I am thankful for good health; for family and for old and new friends. That I don’t have to worry where my next meal will come from or how I will provide for my kids. I have much to be thankful for. Enjoy the day, sweetie.

  5. Loved your meme Carole!
    Lots of stuffing for myself too… hehe.
    I’m thankful for goodmornings and goodnights with the ones i love… end everything in between. 🙂
    Happy thanksgiving Carole!!


  6. happy thanksgiving carole!
    i’m thankful to have a day off from work, along with the new friends i’ve made this year, and to be sharing it with my wonderful husband!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Lots of food, no gifts, visiting with family and friends. It’s almost perfect. A second fridge would make it perfect;)

  8. Mmmm . . . pie . . . The quilted indian corn is great! And actually, now you mention it, some extra refrigerator space really WOULD be helpful….

  9. Happy Thanksgiving! I’m a leftover lover, too!! Isn’t that the point of a big-honkin’ meal?

    I’m thankful that we’re all healthy and happy.

  10. Beautiful quilt carole…and getting to “know” you is something I’m thankful for 🙂

    Gonna have to taste mincemeat one of these days…pecan too, come to think of it!

    Hope your day was happy, enjoy your leftovers!

  11. I hope your feast was fabulous Carole! I’m very thankful for both my real family and blogworld family – which includes You. 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

  12. Hope you had a great day, Carole! I have to admit that every Thanksgiving, I am grateful for my double oven. And this year I’m grateful that my cousins stayed home. Not that I didn’t want to see them, but it was nice to not have to make a big Thanksgiving meal.

  13. happy thanksgiving!

    i’m thankful that i don’t have to cook, that my generous and superhuman sister in law hosts all family meals. i’m thankful for my inlaws who’ve taken me in with open arms. the only thing i miss is that we don’t have leftovers for turkey sandwiches and soup. and no chestnut stuffing.

  14. A grrl after my own inclinations, for sure! I usually make several pumpkin pies (this year one was for the son who had to work and miss our dinner – yep, a whole pie to himself was some consolation). I also love the homemade cranberry sauce, but nobody else would miss it! Hope your dinner was delightful. Glad to see the wall hanging – did you make this pattern up?

  15. better late than never. happy thanksgiving. mmm….cranberry sauce. kevin’s family only likes the canned. i was happy to share the day with my family who prefers the homemade.

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