What to eat with the Macy’s Parade?
This a new tradition I’ve shared with my Mom and my kids if we manage to all get up time. These wonderful pumpkin scones.
My favorite Thanksgiving memory?
Making dressing (stuffing) with my Dad. It was the only thing he ever did in the kitchen.
My Worst Thanksgiving Memory?
My uncle and aunt’s neighbor, Mrs. Murray, constantly saying “You can take all you want, but you must eat all you take,” to those of use at the kids’ table.
My Other Worst Thanksgiving Memory?
Creepy old Grandmother Fry, who was not actually my relative (my Mom’s cousins’ “other” grandmother) but who scared the you-know-what out of me! Years later her grandson told me she did the same to him.
Photo source: Campbells
I’m the only member of my family who will touch green bean casserole. It’s best made in an old aqua Pyrex casserole dish that no one remembers ever had a lid. Aunt Betty or someone brings it every year. We never had enough aunts for that and my Mom wouldn’t serve anything with Campbell’s Cream of Crap soup in it. She served us plenty of Chicken Noodle Soup and my Dad ate his weight in Bean and Bacon, but we never had Green Bean Casserole.
Favorite Thanksgiving mementos?
My daughter’s first and second grade Thanksgiving creations.
Most Fun I Ever Had on Thanksgiving
Attending the 1973 Indiana University — Purdue University Old Oaken Bucket football game.
At that time I was decked out in a fashionably long black and gold scarf to root for Purdue–my parents, aunt and uncle, and grandfather’s school. In seven years, I would enroll at I.U. due to my inability to cope with anything involving math! It was a lot of fun.
Favorite Thanksgiving T.V. Shows
The Bob Newhart: An American Family
The original Bob Newhart Show, season 3, episode 11, “An American Family” when his mother manages to insult everyone and everything. I still love this show.
Friends: Ross’s Sandwich with “the moist maker”
Ross’s Sandwich with “the moist maker”
WKRP “With God as My Witness I Thought Turkey’s Could Fly”
Garfield’s Thanksgiving with wonderful Grandma!
The Mouse on the Mayflower–cheesy? What else would a mouse dressed as a Pilgrim be? Politically incorrect? Yes! But no one was woke in my childhood.
Thanksgiving Food Item I Hated as a Kid and Still Hate
Marshmallows on canned Sweet Potatoes. I don’t mind the sweet potatoes, it’s the marshmallows.
Thanksgiving Food You Like Best
Photo Credit: Betty Crocker
I’m a freak! I love the giblet gravy. I don’t really like eating those giblets, but cut up in gravy they are great. Sick, I know. I put it on the potatoes and the turkey and the dressing!
Best Thanksgiving Story of All Time?
I still know nearly every word. Most years at least a few radio stations broadcast it.
Bonus: Favorite Turkey Leftovers Meal
Photo source: Spidy Southern Kitchen–their recipe is just as great! I love any version of this!
We NEVER had this as kids. My Mom didn’t make casseroles because my Dad wouldn’t touch them! I love this. I love this elastic-waist pants love it!
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