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Happy Thanksgiving

It’s go time for the biggest feast of the year and I hope your prep is going according to plan. Yesterday I made the cranberry sauce, butternut squash, and gravy. Today I will make all the pies (apple, pumpkin, cranberry pecan, and chocolate cream) and dinner rolls. Tomorrow is reserved for the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and green beans.

In between all of that I will set the table with my favorite table cloth, get out the china from Hannah’s great grandmother, and take my mother’s silver out of the safe. Of all the traditions that matter to me, this is all right up there with Swedish meatballs on Christmas Eve.

If you have time today, I highly suggest you take a few minutes and read this article on apathy bias, ignorance bias, and the dangers of misinformed voters in America. It just might help you navigate any tricky political discussions that come up tomorrow, although my biggest hope for you is that you don’t have to deal with any of that at all.

Happy Thanksgiving. I’m grateful you’re here and I’ll be back next week after a mini blog break.

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you make the most wonderful memories! Thank you for your blog posts!

  2. I would like a slice of that pumpkin for breakfast! I’ve also made my stuffing, cranberry relish, pies, and set my table with John’s grandmother’s china. Today is for homemade crescent rolls, so all I have to do tomorrow is the turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, and beans, just like you. Happy Thanksgiving, Carole!

  3. I’m in line behind Bonny for a slice of Breakfast Pumpkin Pie (which is absolutely a thing!) I have a pie to make (single, so a much easier day than you have!)

    I have saved that article to read later today when said pie is baking! Thank you for sharing it!

  4. Happy Pie Day, Carole!

    Although I admire your abundance of pies, as our gathering has grown older and smaller we celebrate with an apple pie and ‘something chocolate’. I usually have a second helping of the sweet potato casserole which is topped with streusel and pecans. Today involves making that apple pie, prepping the dressing ingredients, making the Spiced Cranberry Jello since the cranberry relish was made yesterday. I’ve opted not to unbox the china in the basement since my knee is still recovering.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  5. Good Morning and Thanksging Carole and Family and to all the dear readers on this blog! I loved the article on surviving your crazy relatives’s politics! BTW I failed the photo ID test. We’ll see how my friends and family fared.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Carole! Such a yummy time of the year. I would take a slice of each of your pies, please. Let’s see, I’ve made the cranberry relish and the cranberry chutney is on the stove. I will make a pumpkin pie in the morning and prep the Brussels Sprouts. We are not gathering until 4-ish at Mailing’s parent’s house, so plenty of time! I do miss hauling out the good china and the silver, but I’m thankful for family get-togethers wherever they are. Here’s to no political discussions AT ALL!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Carole and Family!

    We aren’t celebrating till Saturday and then it’s not fancy, turkey meatloaf, string beans, mashed potatoes and rolls. I picked up the Apple Pie from a farm type store today along with a Blueberry pie for my father since he can’t eat the Apple till Saturday.

    Tomorrow, we are having a frozen lasagna and I plan to read and maybe knit and watch some football.

  8. We have many political discussions, particularly with Elder Son, but they are never acrimonious because we are all lefties to one degree or another. That makes me happy. My extended family has its right-wingers, but thankfully they live far, far away.

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