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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 11-29-2019, 05:06 AM
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Of course there is hatch on the table... this is NM ya know

I wonder if cranberry sauce would be good with some green chili cooked into it.. hot and sweet, [email protected]
Habanero jelly is popular in California. The commercially made stuff isn't hot enough for me, though. I like more heat. Cranberry sauce with chilis should be tasty. Doctor it up to your own pain threshold.

I was once able to buy a sweet-hot mustard at my hardware store that would make my eyes water and nose run. Really miss that stuff.


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Ok, but do you most identify with the Thanksgiving of the Cromwell-loving Puritans+ of Massachusetts, or the true first Thanksgiving in the Commonwealth of Virginia?
As I'm from Massachusetts and spent my childhood imagining a long dinner table filled with Puritans and Indians and often dressed up as one or the other for a pageant, I think it's safe to assume what I identify as the first Thanksgiving. LOL

This year was a very strange one for me. Last Thanksgiving was the loneliest day of my life. I had asked STBXH for a divorce but we were waiting until after the holidays to make any changes for the sake of the kids. My sister was making me crazy (an annual event) and my Mom, who I usually had there to vent to about my sister, was gone. I missed her something fierce that day...I just needed a hug from her more than I've ever needed anything in my entire life.

This year wasn't lonely but it was weird and sad at times. I worked, got home at 4. I went across the street to where my kids were with STBXH and said a quick hello. Then I went to my brother's house and hung out with them for a couple hours. I didn't eat with them, as the hospital gave us dinner during my shift. Wasn't bad either...great stuffing! Then I went to see my new guy. He and I had a plan to get Chinese (as he was visiting a few different family units but not eating with anyone)but the only place open has really nasty food so we went to a nearby casino and I had pot roast which was excellent but it felt pretty hollow to me. He did end up eating with his ex inlaws and kids and so now I felt weird sitting there eating pot roast while he didn't eat. I had thought we'd be in this "no place to eat" thing together but then he ended up being included somewhere so I was all by myself.

Today I am cooking my own Thanksgiving meal. I'm very used to celebrating the day on Friday instead of Thursday...I do it every other year as I work Thanksgiving every other year. It will be strange today as well. My sister is away so she won't be driving me crazy all day and for all I've complained about her so much over the years, I'm finding I am missing her like crazy too. I think I just want my old life back right now. That will pass once the holidays end I'm sure.

That ended up being a book...sorry. I guess I just needed to get it out.
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Arb you're my kind of gentleman! Cornbread stuffing rules over bread stuffing. My dad was from Houston and every year he'd make the cornbread stuffing. Those damn Yankees got nuttin on us in the stuffing department. Such great memories.
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@notmyjamie glad you feel you can vent here. Do it all you want. Sending you hugs today through the internet. This too shall pass.
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Arb you're my kind of gentleman! Cornbread stuffing rules over bread stuffing. My dad was from Houston and every year he'd make the cornbread stuffing. Those damn Yankees got nuttin on us in the stuffing department. Such great memories.
Speak of the Devil, I was in the Clear Lake area of Houston yesterday!

I've made my mother's scratch recipe for Cornbread Dressing ever since she left us back in 2001!

It absolutely slays me to see all those damned Yankee folks scarfing it down like it's going out of style!

Same for my Texas Red Chili and Blackeyed Peas with salt bacon! With a big pan of cornbread.!

It's just a foregone conclusion that very few Yankees can actually cook!

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Speak of the Devil, I was in the Clear Lake area of Houston yesterday!

I've made my mother's scratch recipe for Cornbread Dressing ever since she left us back in 2001!

It absolutely slays me to see all those damned Yankee folks scarfing it down like it's going out of style!

Same for my Texas Red Chili and Blackeyed Peas with salt bacon! With a big pan of cornbread.!

It's just a foregone conclusion that very few Yankees can actually cook!
Arb.....um......I think my invitation got lost in the mail.
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It's just a foregone conclusion that very few Yankees can actually cook!
LOL...as if!!!!!!
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To all my Yank friends, have a good Thanksgiving!
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A day late and a dollar short. lol You have Yank friends?

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A day late and a dollar short. lol You have Yank friends?
Wait, what? Oops.

And surprisingly, yes. Even ones that voted for Trump and won't leave the house without several guns!

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As I'm from Massachusetts and spent my childhood imagining a long dinner table filled with Puritans and Indians and often dressed up as one or the other for a pageant, I think it's safe to assume what I identify as the first Thanksgiving. LOL

This year was a very strange one for me. Last Thanksgiving was the loneliest day of my life. I had asked STBXH for a divorce but we were waiting until after the holidays to make any changes for the sake of the kids. My sister was making me crazy (an annual event) and my Mom, who I usually had there to vent to about my sister, was gone. I missed her something fierce that day...I just needed a hug from her more than I've ever needed anything in my entire life.

This year wasn't lonely but it was weird and sad at times. I worked, got home at 4. I went across the street to where my kids were with STBXH and said a quick hello. Then I went to my brother's house and hung out with them for a couple hours. I didn't eat with them, as the hospital gave us dinner during my shift. Wasn't bad either...great stuffing! Then I went to see my new guy. He and I had a plan to get Chinese (as he was visiting a few different family units but not eating with anyone)but the only place open has really nasty food so we went to a nearby casino and I had pot roast which was excellent but it felt pretty hollow to me. He did end up eating with his ex inlaws and kids and so now I felt weird sitting there eating pot roast while he didn't eat. I had thought we'd be in this "no place to eat" thing together but then he ended up being included somewhere so I was all by myself.

Today I am cooking my own Thanksgiving meal. I'm very used to celebrating the day on Friday instead of Thursday...I do it every other year as I work Thanksgiving every other year. It will be strange today as well. My sister is away so she won't be driving me crazy all day and for all I've complained about her so much over the years, I'm finding I am missing her like crazy too. I think I just want my old life back right now. That will pass once the holidays end I'm sure.

That ended up being a book...sorry. I guess I just needed to get it out.
No apologies. Transitions are hard. Hell, the norm can be hard. We spent the day before Thanksgiving at the Children's Hospital near here. Traffic is fun, Peach Pass(RFID toll tag) is better. Thanksgiving traffic is ****.

I've never experienced a transition as great as yours, though. You've gone from being, "Wife of, Mother of" to being "Mother of, party of meh, one? Oh, and I'm single!" Nothing wrong with the single part. Sometimes, its fr the best.

I'm sorry you didn't find a Chinese "the day of our ships arrival . . . shall be yearly and perpetually kept as a day of Thanksgiving restaurant." Spicy Orange Peel Beef tends to be good everywhere.

Good for you! Cook whatever the hell you want for this stupid holiday! Lasagna, whatever you like. The whole family did a Low Country boil one year - shrimp, corn, sausage, and small potatoes - for Thanksgiving. This year, I did ten pounds of smoked pork shoulder.

Screw Turkey.

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Speak of the Devil, I was in the Clear Lake area of Houston yesterday!

I've made my mother's scratch recipe for Cornbread Dressing ever since she left us back in 2001!

It absolutely slays me to see all those damned Yankee folks scarfing it down like it's going out of style!

Same for my Texas Red Chili and Blackeyed Peas with salt bacon! With a big pan of cornbread.!

It's just a foregone conclusion that very few Yankees can actually cook!
You had me at Texas Red Chili and Blackeyed Peas! Yum!
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and may all your shopping dreams come true this weekend!
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I don't really understand the whole 'Black Friday' phenomenon?

Things are on sale all throughout the year.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a sweater online that was 60% off. Yesterday is was 50% off, and today, it's 40%?

It is just hype to get people to shop? If so, I still don't really understand.

When I was growing up, the day(s) after Thanksgiving and Christmas were always considered 'sale' shopping days.

But the sales aren't any better than the sales during the previous months?



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I don't really understand the whole 'Black Friday' phenomenon?

Things are on sale all throughout the year.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a sweater online that was 60% off. Yesterday is was 50% off, and today, it's 40%?

It is just hype to get people to shop? If so, I still don't really understand.

When I was growing up, the day(s) after Thanksgiving and Christmas were always considered 'sale' shopping days.

But the sales aren't any better than the sales during the previous months?

It's hyped up that the best sales will be on Black Friday. In some cases it's true. As always, people need to know their merchandise because sellers do play pricing games. And, some trot out special editions of their merchandise that may be inferior.

For some people, hitting the malls after Thanksgiving is a time-honored tradition. They get out their running shoes and chain maille and elbow their way through the crowds to claim their prize. It's not for the faint of heart.

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