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Hey, it’s Thanksgiving!

At least for all us USians. I plan to spend the day eating things and not reading MRA blogs.

Here’s something we can all be thankful for: a baby panda playing with a soccer ball.

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Skyal
Skyal
10 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone south of the border.

(so glad ours was last month!)

zhinxy
10 years ago

I’m thankful that even though I got a terrible flu virus and had to stay at home in bed while everybody went to the cousin’s house for family dinner, I got some pie to eat at home alone!

Molly Ren
10 years ago

I’m thankful that I went to a Thanksgiving with several people I loved, but still couldn’t show that because not everyone there would have understood that we’re poly, and yet we still had a good time for 80% of it and pulled through okay.

I am also thankful I got compliments on the two pies I made for it because I was sure they’d be complete disasters.

AbsintheDexterous
AbsintheDexterous
10 years ago

We had quite the spread at my aunt’s house:

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with cheese, garlic and herbs, sausage stuffing, fruit and nut stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, canned jellied cranberry, pear jello, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, glazed carrots, red cabbage, brussels sprouts, squash, gravy…and some kind of corn casserole that looked rather unfortunate. I didn’t have any of that. Oh, yeah, and pumpkin pie, banana cream pie and blueberry topped cheesecake.

I’m totally looking forward to having fruit and nut stuffing, red cabbage and scrambled eggs tomorrow morning. The best part is leftovers!

zhinxy
10 years ago

Mollyren: “I’m thankful that I went to a Thanksgiving with several people I loved, but still couldn’t show that because not everyone there would have understood that we’re poly, and yet we still had a good time for 80% of it and pulled through okay.”

I’m sorry your thanksgiving couldn’t be open. But at least the pies turned out good for you!

Molly Ren
10 years ago

@zhinxy: We also got to play with these.

zhinxy
10 years ago

Mollyren: OMFNGOD! WANT! WANT NOW!

Sorka
Sorka
10 years ago

I’m not American, but I’m still thankful for that panda video! 🙂

Naira
Naira
10 years ago

Naira and fiance’s menu:

Ceasar salad with from-scratch salad dressing and from-scratch focaccia croutons
Turkey cordon bleu stuffed with roasted poblano peppers, camembert, and ham
Stuffing made from the lion’s share of the focaccia I baked
Green bean and mushroom casserole
Chiffon pumpkin pie with whipped cream (flavored with sherry and honey)

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
10 years ago

First year hosting the holiday in my new place.

Thirty-seven people, total. Not including the babies.

Deep-fried turkey (fist bumps to other fried turkey lovers)
Turkey gravy
Cornbread dressing
Cornbread dressing with sausage and fennel
Chipotle mac & cheese
Traditional baked & cheese
Basil Mashed Potatoes
Honey glazed ham
My mother’s “party” meat-balls
Roasted acorn squash with chili lime vinaigrette
Rice and peas
Green beans
Collard Greens
Salad
Home made cranberry sauce
Candied yams with pecans
Sweet potato biscuits
Coco Bread
Sweet potato pies (my grandma made them!)
Pecan pie
Red velvet cake
Pumpkin cake (decorated like a pumpkin, to boot!)
Cookies (I don’t even know who brought the cookies)
Sangria
Champagne Punch
Some other things I can’t even remember

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I’m going to spend today sitting… for a while.

pecunium
10 years ago

Dare I ask about Watergate salad?

I suspect that, as with Waldorf Salad (to which it has a slight resemblance) it was created at the Watergate Hotel, scene of the infamous break-in.

Molly: We are out to our families, so Thanksgiving didn’t suffer from that, and we can arrange our sleeping as we like.

As a point of order, that’s not a Gatling. It’a a belt-fed machine gun. I sort of want one.

Molly Ren
10 years ago

@pecunium: Yah, we’re trying to be more out, but it’s been a slog and a lot of our relationships are in flux. There will prolly be a blog post about it at some point. 😛

heroicman
heroicman
10 years ago

Great Post. Yes everyone Happy Thanksgiving 2011. Since everyone gave a bit of their menu, here I go. Turkey with awesome gravy sweet potatoes, veggie casserole, stuffing, mac and cheese and buttery creamy mashed potatoes. Dessert consisted of various fruit pies/cobblers, and good sweet potato and pumpkin pies. The pies were to be eaten warm with Breyers vanilla ice cream. It was good that the tryptophan did not make me tired this year. A Mens Rights Activist cannot afford to be tired the holiday season, too much work to do. You Know? LOL.
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Holly Pervocracy
10 years ago

Pecunium & Molly – We’re out to our families, but… that’s why we had Thanksgiving dinner together and not with any of them. 🙁

(We’re not like disowned or anything, just explicitly not invited to show up to events together. Sigh.)

Molly Ren
10 years ago

“We’re out to our families, but… that’s why we had Thanksgiving dinner together and not with any of them. :(”

Holly: Yeah, it’s really hard to navigate even when you’re out, isn’t it? : / But hey… it was still better than last year, cuz Nerf guns. And pie! And about 20 minutes when all the kinky people talked about going to an Ikea trade show where we’d find a piece we could really stretch out on and put it through all kinds of stress tests… 😛

M Dubz
M Dubz
10 years ago

I’m thankful that for you guys, and reading your delightful banter to distract me from grad school applications (lolsob). Anyway, Thanksgiving menu, because I pulled that shit OUT this year (note, I actually made about a third of this. The rest was divided between my mom and various other relatives):
Turkey with chestnut and mushroom stuffing
Roasted green beans with mushrooms
Cauliflower with turkey bacon and pine nuts
Mashed potatoes
Home made turkey gravy
Home made cranberry sauce and applesauce
Pumpkin bread
Cheese bread
Corn custard
Sweet potato soufle
Pumpkin pie
Pecan pie
Apple pie
Chocolate chip pumpkin cake

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