Thursday, November 22, 2012

re-post from 2009-- happy thanksgiving:)

hey everyone- hope all have a great day tomorrow--robyn and i just finished making some of our dishes early- robyn wanted to do it all by herself- but we managed to do it together- one day it can be all hers-

thought i would talk a little about some "special" thanksgivings-
one that comes to mind--if you remember my blog about janie, you will understand why this one was so special--we picked her up to come to our house, just for the day- we were still planning to adopt her at this point and some of our family was going to come over to meet her--i remember it was snowing that morning-- it was one of those snows that only covered the ground and trees, it was so very beautiful- we had a fire going all day and it was just a great day- a day that i knew as it was happening, would long be a very special memory-

totally other aspect of thanksgiving- there was this one year-- our little boy, tommy had been in the hospital for a week- we came home the day before thanksgiving-- i told frank i wasn't up to the full blown day- but he assured me he would do it all and it would be fine- it wasn't- i ended up sending him to the "great american steak buffet"- he probably didn't care too much anyway--colin and kelli meet him there-- i fed the little kids- and we had lots of left-overs--frank even got the "senior discount" -which he wasn't old enough for- hahahaha

oh yeah - there was this one year, i decided to go back to making everything from scratch (i know) well i had just finished my huge pan of homemade stuffing- it was cooling on the counter- i left the room for something- i returned to find "luda" (our dog) eating the stuffing- she had almost eaten half of it--i just cut out the part where she might have licked it and served it anyway--funny the kinda same thing happened years before that- i had made my mother's famous mac and cheese- well it fell in the floor as i was pulling it out of the oven- i scooped the top layer back into the pan and called "hugo" (our dog then) in to lick up the rest-

i have lots of other fond memories, but i gotta go cook some more- happy cooking and just be thankful i didn't ask ya over my house this year- too bad i don't have a dog-

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  1. Wonderful memories! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your familiy!

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    1. thank you dana--i hope your day is magical :)

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  2. When a food mishap happens, it's the recovery that shows a great cook. (i.e., can I still use this?)

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving. You spread your own brand of goodwill in your posts.

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    1. haha that's a great way to look at it!! thanks so much d.g.--as do you---happy thanksgiving to you:)

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  3. Memories are so good. I remember the year we had so many unexpected guests we brought in the eight foot picnic table from the deck. My, how the men struggled with it through the door.

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    1. oh that's an awesome memory---i bet it was one of your best thanksgivings---a happy one to you joanne :)

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  4. oh that is too funny about the dog eating the stuffing that year!! Did he get sick as a result?? Great memories to share, Lynn, from Thanksgivings in the past. I hope today created just as many memories to have in future years!

    betty

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    1. oddly enough she didn't get sick!---yeah i did have a day that i am sure will have many memories to keep---hope you did too betty :)

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  5. Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving, with no major mishaps!

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    1. haha i did!---hope you did too ms. a :)

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    1. i did--hope you did too--thanks christine :)

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  7. Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  8. Happy memories! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. they really are---hope you had a nice day too marie :)

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  9. Lovely posting! Hoping you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great weekend!

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    1. we really did have a good day---hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend too :)

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  10. Hi Lynn,

    Do hope that you had a wonderful thanksgiving and I enjoyed reading all your memories of thanksgivings over the years.
    Laughed when the dog ate the stuffing - we had a dog Heidi, that ate an entire gorgonzola cheese that was sitting on the coffee table waiting for guests to arrive.

    Happy weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. oh my i hope poor heidi wasn't too constipated from all that good cheese----thanks so much carolyn--we did have a very nice weekend and hugging ya back :)

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  11. Oh, my gosh, I can't believe Luda ate a corner of the stuffing! Or, well, I guess I can -- it probably smelled too tempting to resist!

    Lynn, I hope you enjoyed a beautiful holiday.

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    1. haha yeah i guess it was pretty irresistible to a doggy ---we did have a nice day--hope you did too suze!:)

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  12. I hope you celebrated a lovely day Lynn!

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  13. One year my mom set the leftover turkey on a table in the garage and our neighbors dog dragged the turkey away and ate all the leftovers!!! Those darn dogs! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving this year, Laura

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    1. omgosh--like in that movie "a Christmas story" haha---ours was good, hope you had a nice one too laura :)

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  14. "i decided to go back to making everything from scratch (i know)" I'm dying. This was awesome. Thanks, Lynn :)

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    1. haha thanks meredith---but you know this year i made several things from scratch too, and i have finally decided, the mashed potatoes aren't worth it!---hope you had a great day :)

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  15. As usual, I tried new recipes, but my timing was off, so we ate later than I had planned, but. . .the turkey slathered in mayo was so tender, will do it again, but the gravy thing in the middle of everything did not work. And I was exhausted, but happy. We always knock ourselves out. . .that's how we show everyone we love them.

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    1. haha that's right---we love to please, don't we---i need to try that mayo thing--our turkey was a little dry this year, even for me---have a good monday :)

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  16. I guess those dogs just want a little of the celebration too. Mine haven't swiped any Thanksgiving sides, YET, but I did catch my boxer swiping some of my fresh made bread off the counter the other day. Probably made she didn't get any stuffing lol.

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    1. haha--you are probably right--they deserve something special too, don't they :)

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