I Want to Know Your Favorite Part of Thanksgiving Dinner

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    Two Dinners!

    I've always enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner. But in 2008, Thanksgiving became a sad time for me. On November 26, 2008, my friend, Olivia, was killed. The next day which was Thanksgiving, I didn't eat at all. I just sat at the table and cried. I didn't eat a thing. Each year gets...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2011

    A Special Turkey

    You should try this!   Sure to bring smiles from your guests! Here is a new way to prepare your Thanksgiving Turkey. 1. Cut out aluminum foil in desired shapes. 2. Arrange the turkey in the roasting pan, position the foil carefully.  (see...
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 13, 2007


    My favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner is being with my family.  It doesn't really matter what we eat. There have been times when we didn't really have much to eat ,but having family with me made it ok.The warm feeling of being in the hearts and hearths of those that we love is...
    moonstar312 moonstar312
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    I don't understand why

    so many people dislike eating turkey! my favs is the stuffing and turkey or ham I'm not a picky eater, but my thanksgiving isn't complete without turkey.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2015

    My Marine

    It has been nothing but rough to start with me and my boyfriend. And this is due to the fact that he is a United States Marine. We had been friends for a little over a year and I knew he was going into the corps. He had called me from Camp Lejeune and asked me to be his...
    BreBrown21 BreBrown21
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    Now I'm Hungry!

    ...MY MOM'S FOOD. All if it!! Now I'm older and married, I look forward to leaving my brother-in-laws house to see MY family LOL! Hey, don't judge me, my husband says the same thing...about his own brother.
    1down5up 1down5up
    26-30, F
    Aug 4, 2012

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    Living With A Husband That Has Alzhiemers

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    JinnieH JinnieH
    61-65, F
    25 Responses Jun 12, 2012

    Two Words - Fried Turkey

    If you have never had fried turkey, you have not had turkey. Every year we fry a couple of turkeys, and they are the most tender, most juicy, most delicious turkeys ever cooked. My mom's family gets together, and the guys sit outside and drink beer (remember, I live in Texas...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    This Is a Huge Deal For Me.

    Ever since we arrived in the U.S. I have been fascinated with Thanksgiving. I've lived in Canada too, but it's not the same there. But I have been collecting recipes for over 20 years. The thing with Thanksgiving is to celebrate excess. Lot's of butter and spices with sweet spicy...
    penguinswon penguinswon
    10 Responses Aug 26, 2008

    My Favortie Part Of Thanksgiving Dinner..

    My favorite part of thanksgiving dinner is the stuffing.And you cant go wrong with my grandmothers homemade gravy! 
    LoveRight LoveRight
    16-17, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    My Favorite Part Of Thanksgiving

    My favorite part of ThanksGiving is, on Thansgiving day my family and me watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  And then at the end of the day we have Turkey and lots of good food for dinner.  I love Thanksgiving because its a time to think about, whats important to you...
    FreddyKruegerlover1 FreddyKruegerlover1
    13-15, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    Weird, I Know.

    Well there are three things I absolutely love about thanksgiving and only eat it on that day. (from least weird to most weird) 1. Pumpkin Pie 2. Turkey Gizzard 3. Turkey Heart
    QuilTheAnimal QuilTheAnimal
    13-15, F
    Nov 22, 2012


    My most favorite thing about my Thanksgiving, especially this year was when I had my close friend over to enjoy Thanksgiving with my brother-in-law, sister, three neices, mom and dad. I wasn't sure if it would be awkward but it wasn't at all. It was interesting having another...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7
    36-40, F
    Nov 23, 2012

    Grandma's Apple Pie

    There really are no words to describe how amazingly delicious her pie is.  It's all made from scratch, she even gets the apples from her tree outside....i could eat the whole thing!!  Her salad is amazing too....dunno what we're gonna do when she's not able to make them...
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2007


    I am not very familiar with the thanksgiving celebration they have in the united states because I am Italiano. We do not celebrate such a holiday here. But I think I understand it and I commend the Americans for recognizing such an event with the indigenous people's of America...
    FernandaP FernandaP
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    Grandma's Celery Stuffing and Homemade Egg Nog

    My Grandmother was a great cook...all of my favorite Thanksgiving foods are from her recipes.  I have to admit that I have a three way tie...Orange Date Nut Bread, Celery stuffing, and her home made egg nog.  I've taken to using vanilla beans in the egg nog because it...
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    The Real Honest Answer

    Oh God! It's the crisp edges of turkey skin ! The crunch of the wings and the heady fatty snap of well browned but still oily pieces of turkey fat skin. The smell all day is my senses foreplay. Keep the rest of the meal. Just save some salted cracklin skin. So there! Hope...
    Snow8 Snow8
    Jun 29, 2012

    My Grandmother

    My grandmother absolutely loved any holiday. It was her time to shine. She cooked, decorated, wrapped, entertained and made us all feel special and loved. My grandmother passed away and these days, I could probably get away with just going out to eat on Thanksgiving or putting...
    sapphire33 sapphire33
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2011

    May I Ask Who's Calling?

    Last night my mother shared a funny story with me about an expereince she had many Thanksgivings ago.  My great aunt had invited all of the family to her home for Thanksgiving, but my mother tried to convince her that perhaps that year we should have...
    siren1971 siren1971
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Nov 21, 2007

    My Favorite Part

    First, let me start by saying that I believe every day is a day for giving Thanks.  I try to take some time every day to be grateful for my life and all it's blessings, and I know from experience that if you start heading toward a funk, counting blessings is the best way to make...
    Bluebie Bluebie
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2011

    My Favorite Part Of Thanksgiving Dinner

                 I like to have someone talking to while we work side by side preparing the dinner. With the smell of the turkey cooking comes, is it time to eat yet. from either one of the children playing in one of bedrooms or one of the men in the livingroom watching...
    JinnieH JinnieH
    61-65, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2011

    I Like It When...

    My favorite part of Turkey Day dinner is when everybody leaves...that way my apple pie and I can have some alone time...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 9, 2008


    I live for my grandmother's Thanksgiving squash. My grandfather grows this warm-orange-colored winter squash in his garden and my grandmother will boil it and then smash it up adding brown sugar and butter. I LOVE this stuff! It tastes best, in my opinion, with a little bit of...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2008

    My Favorite Thanksgiving

    I grew up on a small farm of 188 acres of land. Out of my five brothers and one sister, I am the middle child. Thanksgiving in my life was named the famous TURKEY DAY and all of us kids helped my mother pitch in on "catching the bird". We let our livestock of chickens, cows, deer...
    LeeLee83 LeeLee83
    22-25, F
    Nov 6, 2012

    Making Food For Thanksgiving

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is when my family and I spend the whole day making and preparing the food from scratch. Then by the time we're done, we sit around the table to have our feast! Nothing's more rewarding than tasting what you spent all day making with the help of...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow
    22-25, F
    Nov 16, 2012

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    mstgirl mstgirl
    Nov 11, 2011

    I love Thanksgiving turkey day is the best.

    Why wouldn't it be first you spend all day cooking eating and spending time with your family and friends. Then you eat a huge meal and sleep till you wake up and go shopping for huge savings on Black Friday. My personal favorite Thanksgiving dish is my families Three types of...
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    36-40, M
    Nov 11, 2011


    The good Old days when Family ate at one table, and when I say family I mean aunts, uncles cousins... All together. We would have a bunch of fold out tables ining the hallway to fit everyone, there was no kiddy table. We al shared each other company, young and old, we woud all...
    hannananna hannananna
    46-50, F
    Oct 6, 2013

    Fried Turkey And Duck Dressing

    I have a large Family and we started our own tradition about 25 years ago We started frying our turkeys out side and doing alot of the other cooking outside as well. after the first few years I would bring a few turkey's to work then fry a few more for our nabors and start...
    LTR1948 LTR1948
    61-65, M
    Jul 13, 2012

    I Alway Have Ham For My Thanks Giving Dinner

    i alway have ham for my thanksgiving dinner
    pastor261 pastor261
    56-60, F
    Nov 18, 2011

    My Favorite Part Of Thanksgiving

    My grandmother's dressing, hands down. And yes, dressing is absolutely different from stuffing. Made from scratch with no nuts or fruit or anything weird like that. I don't know why people do that in the first place. Then when everyone eats their food, happy, talking and laughing...
    shasson23 shasson23
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 11, 2010

    Good Stuff Man!

    I like a bunch of it, but my favorite is probably the stuffing balls and Mom's gravy. She puts cranberries and almonds in em and they are sooo good. I also like her sour cream mashed potatoes, those are like the best in the world! Grandmother's cranberry stuff is good too. It's...
    barefootbassoonist barefootbassoonist
    22-25, F
    Nov 26, 2007

    I Love...

    Green bean cassarole, deep fried turkey, mash potatos, pecan pie, and lamb.   :] Even though a lot of times all we ever have is regular turkey, pumpkin pie, and corn. hahah.  
    pinkspikes pinkspikes
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2007


    For the last 8 or 9 years, Thanksgiving dinner has been spent at my inlaws' house.  With ALL of their extended family.  All 8 or 9 cousins, and their girlfriends, the aunts, uncles, etc..... So, my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the end. 
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 11, 2008

    Cooking, Of Course.

    My mom puts in a massive amount of time and effort to buy all of the ingredients, and make the pies, and boil stuff, and mash stuff, break up bread pieces, and bake cornbreads, and try to feed everybody (People at her job seem to LOVE her cooking). I help out when I can, but she...
    Infinite9 Infinite9
    70+, F
    Nov 5, 2011

    It's a cross between cranberry sauce,

    stuffing, baked potatoes, and squash.
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 3, 2015

    Pumkin Pie!

    I love pumpkin pie! and its my favourite food on Thanksgiving. That's the only time I really get to eat it though:(
    MeiAtraAla MeiAtraAla
    18-21, F
    Nov 11, 2011

    The Family

    Yeah the food is good. But the family time is important to me. I like to be with family. I also help out fixing the meal. I have always helped cook the meal. I just like being able to have family around. I also like the turkey and stuffing that my dad makes. We do not stuff the...
    ac1986 ac1986
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 25, 2011

    Carrot Jello Salad!

    I love being with my family. We've been through a lot in the past few years, and every year, fewer and fewer people come. I miss having everyone home, but it makes it even more special to know that we still have each other... OH, FOOD! =) Every year, I make my Grandma's...
    slowrewind slowrewind
    22-25, F
    Nov 22, 2007


    My favorite part of Thanksgiving is I like to cook the food and inviting my friends and family to sit and eat.Having family and friends is great everyone is talking and eating at the same time telling stories and bragging about what they did during the year.And that is my...
    annie1953 annie1953
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    My Favorite

    My favorite dish is my sister's candied sweet potato casserole and my second favorite is my own green bean casserole which I make with ALOT of bacon.  Even my really picky sisters praised it this year.
    auxarcs auxarcs
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2007


    My homemade cranberry sauce...well its more of a relish. I just can't stand that jelly looking stuff that slides out of a can.....ewwwwwww
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    16 Responses Nov 12, 2007

    Thanksgiving At Grandpa's

    My favorite part of Thanksgiving was when grandpa cut the turkey and a sponge popped out.
    XxCupcakeLoverxX XxCupcakeLoverxX
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 11, 2012

    Dinner At The KOS/WSA House

    Dinner at the house of King of Swords and Wild Spectrum Arts is a joyful event.  We have family, friends, basically anyone who doesn't have family or doesn't want to be with their family over for dinner. I love to cook and start preparing weeks in advance going over a menu...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2011

    The Best Part of Thanksgiving Dinner

    its that fat butiful turkey that comes fresh out of the oven its all big and dripping with the dressing comeing out the back of it and i just want to start eating it right then and there but i know what would happen if i tryed to eat some before grace i would go stright to hell...
    reesethebeast reesethebeast
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 8, 2009

    Thanksgiving The Best Day

    Watching football not for the game but the cheerleaders outfits
    josycd josycd
    51-55, T
    1 Response Nov 11, 2011
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