Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy American Thanksgiving!

i know that American Thanksgiving isn't until tomorrow...and that some people will be celebrating on the weekend...but we decided to do our American Thanksgiving today. (we did 3 Canadian Thanksgiving Dinners in a row in October - but who could ever have enough Thanksgivings????)


and isn't it a beautiful day to celebrate?!?!?? absolutely gorgeous out there today!

so why are celebrating American Thanksgiving today? because tomorrow, friday, saturday we are expecting super gorgeous weather and will not want to be heating up the house with cooking. plus, with the turkey and all the fixins being ready today - it means we can eat leftovers for the next few days and truly enjoy the last gorgeous days of autumn!

i already made the giblet soup - my favourite part of turkey dinner - except for gravy - i looooove gravy! but i love my giblet soup, too! after we made the giblet soup and had a delicious bowl each....then it was on to the stuffing. then we stuffed the bird. and put the bird in the oven. in about 4 hours we are going to be gorging on turkey and all the fixins - yummeh - i can barely wait!

so far this is not looking like a "SciFiChick kind of Thanksgiving". fingers crossed. but this morning when i was checking my email for an email from my sister Helga - i noticed that in our bloglist that SciFiChick had a post up about her messing up their Thanksgiving meal last year. and as i had also messed up our Thanksgiving last year - that's why i called last year's dinner a "SciFiChick kind of Thanksgiving".

jeesh, Sci, i sure do hope you didn't jinx me with your latest post - bahahahahahaha!

anyway - so far it's looking like a pretty awesome day. we will get in the hottub, take many walks, read some awesome books that my sister Helga sent us, prep the carrots, turnip, brussel sprouts, smashed potatoes, and of course, gravy - and then we will be stuffing our faces for the rest of the day!

and saying Grace and giving thanks. we have so much to be thankful for. not the least of which is all of our wonderful friends that we have made here on this dumb little blog.

we will be thinking of you all. and stuffing our faces - teehee.

Happy American Thanksgiving to everyone!


47 comments:

  1. Hey my sweeties - Celebrating today makes perfect sense with such awesome weather coming... Lucky You! I'll be thinking of you both as you eat your scrumptious meal together. Enjoy the leftovers as they are the best part for me - No cooking for days, whoop whoop !

    Happy Thanksgiving ... I love you guys !
    Always, forever and a day sis !
    xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. sis - i wish i was there so that i could have cooked up a nice meal for you! i hope that you are feeling better soon - stupid plague!

      i love you sis, always, forever and a day!

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    1. thanks agirl - i hope that you had a nice thanksgiving!

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving (again). Glad you will get to enjoy this weekend's weather. Have fun & relaz.

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    1. teehee. we have been enjoying some super nice weather. thanks DFW!

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  4. Kymber,

    NOT a dumb little blog. If you did not scribble your antics I would have never met you two. And that would have been my loss. Your commentary has allowed so many of us to get to know you. You two qualify as National Treasures.

    May you bite the turkey and not the reverse. Hugs to you both.

    Winston

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    1. Winston - no turkeys bit anyone in the making of this thanksgiving!

      what a super sweet, super nice thing to say. you know how we feel about you. thank you for all of your help and support over this past year. it has been our honour getting to know you! hugs right back at you!

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  5. giblet.
    The word makes me shudder.

    Happy T-Day to the naked people up north.

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    1. bahahahahahah! oh Max buddy - we love our giblets! happy t-day back!

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  6. Enjoy the soup, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too...two. Tell Jamie its in the mail...standby.

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    1. and happy thanksgiving to you, too dear sweet one. msg rcvd and relayed!

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  7. and the emergency rooms be filled by those whom did not roast the turkey correct.....

    may yours be pain free....

    Wildflower

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    1. it was pain-free Wildflower....the turkey was roasted correctly - bahahahahah! ya nutter!

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys! My brother is coming in with his girlfriend. So we will have a house full. Doing a turkey and a ham..lots of food, and American football. : )

    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. hey Gurlie - i am just glad that Senior was home to enjoy thanksgiving with you all! hugs!

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  9. I will have to check out the tragic Thanksgivings. Three days of nice weather with leftovers seems perfect to me.

    We have giblet gravy only. Yes, I can eat it like soup. I make brown gravy with browned flour and oil and cooked turkey "juice." It's been years since I put giblets in my giblet gravy. I put sage and chopped boiled eggs. I love chopped boiled eggs in brown gravy with sage. It is still giblet gravy to me. I can eat it like soup.

    J, I thought you left two comments, but can only find one now, so if I deleted one, sorry, and put it back if you will.

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    1. oh PracticalP - both Sci and i screwed up our thanksgiving dinners last year - bahahahah! i love how you called them tragic - that's what mine was last year for sure.

      i am sure i would love giblet gravy....can you still eat the giblets afterwards?

      told j and he is having a look! i hope you had a nice thanksgiving PracticalP!

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  10. I bet Jamby is happy he is alive!!! Or is he?

    LOL you guys have a good time and enjoy!!!

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    1. PioneerP - he is down in the basement right now shoveling gravel for the sump pit....very much alive - bahahahahah!

      i hope that you had a fantastic thanksgiving day too!

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  11. Enjoy all your good eats! Never have had giblet soup. Enjoy your lovely weather, we are expecting heavy winds and rain and we've already have some rain mixed with snow today. Lucky for us, we don't have to travel this year, dinner is at our house!

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    1. we enjoyed Rose. giblet soup is delicious...well only if you like organ meat. you start by chopping up the neck into bits and pieces. brown the neck pieces in butter and when the neck pieces are almost finished, throw in your chopped up liver, kidneys and heart. once those are browned, add your homemade broth, scrape up all the browned stuff on the bottom, add a clove or two of garlic, splash of apple cider vinegar and add slivered celery. let it simmer for a good hour and then add chopped parsley - i swear - it's delicious!

      wow snow already???? dang! but i am glad that you didn't have to travel and i hope that you had a fantastic day with your family!

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  12. Happy Thanksgiving Kymber to you and yours!
    ('Ya gotta make the brussel sprouts with BACON)!!

    Phyllis (N/W Jersey)

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    1. Phyllis - no worries - there was plenty of bacon for the brussel sprouts! in fact, after i fried the bacon and drained the majority of the pan...i added butter and that's what i fried the brussel sprouts in. and then re-added the bacon. yummeh. the brussel sprouts and bacon were the first of the leftovers to disappear. happy thanksgiving to you too chickenmom!

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    2. hey everyone - for some reason i am not able to make the reply button work on the rest of the comments?

      it happened earlier today but then it worked for chickenmom's comment, not sure what is up.

      i will keep trying to reply to your comments but please know how much i appreciate all of them!

      damn blogger - grrrr!

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  13. Sweet Kymber and Jambaloney,

    Thank you for the beautiful Thanksgiving wishes. I like the idea of celebrating Thanksgiving multiple times :-)
    The best part of Thanksgiving, left overs. You don't have to cook for days. Giblet soup, oh my......now that sounds delicious.
    I told everyone in our home, there is no watching what you eat tomorrow. Indulge on this day, watch football if you can and relax with your family/loves ones.
    Right now, I'm baking all kinds of rolls for tomorrow and weeks to come. Pies are all done baking, and tomorrow morning I start the stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey, gravy, and green beans. Then by mid afternoon, it will be time for a fabulous family meal. Even though you already had Thanksgiving in Canada, I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving.
    Sending hugs your way.
    Your Friend,
    Sandy xxooxx

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  14. Thank you, Kymber & Jamba
    Happy Thanksgiving to you both as well.

    Love & Hugs
    ~Fel~

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  15. Happy Turkey Day to both of you.

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  16. Glad you get to enjoy Thanksgiving more than once, Happy Thanksgiving you two!

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  17. LOL Girl~ The best part of last year's meal is that we can be glad things went better this time. Enjoy all the beautiful weather you can get while you can.
    Happy Thanksgiving kymber n jam.

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  18. Hope you had a lovely day,Friend!

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  19. Hope that both of you had a great Thanksgiving - I know we sure did. xx michele

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  20. Hope you all have a good weekend. We have much to be thankful for.

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