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Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving Freebie

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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.

Thanksgiving Fact

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?

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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

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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”

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Ross’s Sandwich with “the moist maker”

 

WKRP “With God as My Witness I Thought Turkey’s Could Fly”

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Garfield’s Thanksgiving with wonderful Grandma!

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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

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Photo credit: iStock

Marshmallows on canned Sweet Potatoes. I don’t mind the sweet potatoes, it’s the marshmallows.

Thanksgiving Food You Like Best

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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?

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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!

This is MY recipe. No soup.

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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11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving Freebie

  1. My family’s Macy’s Parade food of choice was my mom’s sausage balls. I can’t be home this year for obvious reasons but I have my ingredients ready to make my own sausage balls! Your pumpkin scones look delicious!

    I had forgotten about that WKRP episode! I watched the show in re-runs as a teen but it was hilarious!

    I don’t care for many traditional Thanksgiving dishes but I do love to load up on the carbs. My family always has mac and cheese for the numerous picky eaters, I do like sweet potato casserole (but our cooks don’t make it with marshmallows, surprisingly enough) and mashed potatoes. And then I hit the dessert table hard.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. So fun to read your Thanksgiving memories!! I’m pretty sure I saw that Hot Chicken Salad recipe in one of my mom’s old cookbooks just the other day! We’ll have to try it with some of the leftover turkey.

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  3. Oh my! “You can take all you want, but you have to eat everything you take.” That’s exactly the same thing my dad always said. Still says!

    I love all these wonderful memories. I had to give Alice’s Restaurant a list. Thank you for sharing the memories.

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  4. I loved this post. First, I pinned that pumpkin scone recipe. I also make my own pumpkin puree. My family requested green bean casserole. And yes to gravy and stuffing. I enjoyed reading your memories. I never had that grandma that scared me, but I am sorry you did. Happy Thanksgiving.

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