Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Thanksgiving...Are You Prepared?

It is almost that time of the year again... THANKSGIVING!!!

Have you started planning yet? Or are you a BIG PROCRASTINATOR when it come to Holiday planning?
What are your plans for the Holiday?
What are you cooking?
Where are you going?
what are you Thankful for?

Sound in and tell me your stories! Share what you have going on!!!

24 People Saying Something!

R.L.Scovens 19 November, 2008 11:09

I don't think I'm cooking this year. I may just take it easy. It's always just me and Mel anyway. And he'd rather have pizza!

Hey it's Amy Shipp 19 November, 2008 11:39

I am doing a small dinner for 8 with my best friend Marian. She is cooking ham, I am cooking turkey. We are eating Wed evening. I plan on setting a nice table with candles etc. I am very Thankful for family and friends. Our son is leaving home 2 weeks after Thanksgiving for 2 years, so it will be a celebration / farewell party! ♥ Blessings to you Regina :)

Revvy Rev 19 November, 2008 11:52

Traditional T-giving with Southern recipes this year: Turkey with orange glaze and savory sausage dressing, potato salad, green beans, corn, mac & cheese, a roast, sweet potato pie, and a fabulous pound cake (recipe by Warren Brown - CakeLove).

The girls and their hubbies will come over, we'll send over goodie plates to our senior relatives and friends. I'll watch football, snooze, and listen to old-school R&B. My wife and daughters will watch a DVD or Movie On-Demand. We will give thanks. Then some light-hearted laughter and talk about the goings on in the community and at church.

That's our holiday routine. You just substitute Bar-b-que & grilling or passing out and opening gifts as the variable for other holidays.

Mike 19 November, 2008 12:17

Hi Regina! Almost a 20pound turkey here in the freezer waiting to be cooked yet. I will try to get some pictures to put on my food blog.

melanie 19 November, 2008 12:20

My plans are all set... pack stuff, get in car and drive to my parents house ;)

common mom 19 November, 2008 13:25

I am so NOOOTTT a procrastinator - I am a founding member of Advanced Planners Anonymous :-)

My inlaws are coming for the entire week.

Hubby does all the cooking - huge turkey just waiting! YUM YUM YUM!

I am thankful:
for my healthy family

for the food that we can put on the table

that we can spend the holiday with loved ones

Sharon Brumfield 19 November, 2008 14:16

Oh yes I have been doing some planning. We are going to do Thanksgiving with my brother and his family and so we are going to each do half of the meal.
This year I am thankful for time with family.


well..I will be coming this weekend. I havent done any shopping yet...hope your family have a nice one...I'll be home as usually inviting the others ova.

Im big

jjbrock 19 November, 2008 18:46

Regina this will be the first Thanksgiving away from home for hubby and me and I am not feeling it.

I have always cooked the traditional southern dinner: Collars Greens, Turnips,Fresh Peas ,Butter Beans, Corn, Mac& cheese ,Turkey & Dressing, Bake Ham, Banana pudding, Red Velvet Cake and Potatoes Salad.

We have about 30 people over. Watch football then I put my Christmas decoration up. I don't want to think about not being at home. But I am thankful for life in general.

MsMarvalus 19 November, 2008 19:09

We always have dinner out at my auntie's house...a huge spread with turkey, ham, brisket, mac & cheese, sweet potatoes, dressing, greens, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potato pie, sock-it-to-me cake, and my contribution...german chocolate cake...

Way too much to eat...but it is being surrounded by my family that I love so much...I can't wait!

Regina 19 November, 2008 19:14

@RL - Invite still stands!

@ Amy -Wow! I read on your blog about your son's mission trip, I did not know it was for 2 years! Blessings to him as he walks in his calling! Enjoy your farewell/Thanksgiving dinner party!

@ Rev - Your holiday sounds like my house too! Uh, who is doing all the cooking?? Blessings!

@ Mike what you got going on with that turkey and who is making it? @0 pounds is a lot of Turkey, I can rent you some kids if you need it! Blessings!

@ Melanie - SLACKER!! Just kidding! Enjoy! I'll look for the pictures!

@ Common Mom - Hubby does all the cooking??? Jeez, What a blessing! But then again it is probably payment for having the inlaws over for the entire week! Enjoy!

@ Sharon - My family splits the meal also (I am stuck with the bulk of it since it is at my house)! So no thanksgiving in the wilderness uh? That would have been different! Blessings!

@ Kin'shar - Girl, I am all shopped out! My freezer is full! We will have a great time. The same to you! Blessings!

@ JJ - I know change is hard, and being away from family is hard too. I'll be without my middle daughter but like you said I am Thankful for life in general and JESUS is still Lord! Blessings!

Regina 19 November, 2008 19:16

@ Marva,
that is what it's all about, thanking God and feeling/spreading the love! Family - you love them, you hate them but I certainly thank GOD for them! Blessings! 19 November, 2008 21:03

Hey Regina!

I was online looking for new and different Thanksgiving recipes and came across one for barbeque turtle!! *LOL*

I didn't know folks down South made turtle on the holidays....

Ummmm...I won't be trying that recipe.


Regina 19 November, 2008 21:17

@ Lisa - Uh, I think I'll leave that one alone also...

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM 19 November, 2008 21:29

I have a small gathering and most are vegetarians so I make a Tofurkey tofu turkey. Unusual but it works.

marcus langford 19 November, 2008 22:40

I am thankful for another year and of course, I have this experience all over again when my birthday rolls around.

iceah 20 November, 2008 02:26

hi dear haven't heard from you lately c: have u been busy c:

Revvy Rev 20 November, 2008 07:07

who's doing the cooking....

They only allow me outside on the grill. So that would be wife cooking with daughters as sous chef washing dishes and receiving some of that Titus 2 input that you earlier blogged about.

Theresa Sez 20 November, 2008 12:31

Hi Regina I just wanted you to know that i enjoy your blog so much that i have awared you the Butterfly Award. You can pick it up on my site:

Enjoy Happy Holiday to you and your Family!!!!!

Shinade 20 November, 2008 15:40

For one thing I am grateful that i finally found you again!

You dropped in on me a couple of weeks ago and I have been searching for you ever since.

As for thanksgiving here at my house. All of our kids are grown and live far away.

So for the last few years we usually go out to a nice buffet.

This year I may even be by myself so that my hubby can can get off the road and be home for Christmas.

I use to really miss the big family dinners at thanksgiving. But, now I have gotten use to our new routine and let me tell you it's not so bad.

I might fix a few of our favorite things to have around for snacking. But it's really nice to just enjoy a relaxing quiet day with no dirty dishes!!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Regina.
God Bless you and yours!!:-)))

Regina 20 November, 2008 16:38

@ Hiedi - you are a special woman!

@ Marcus - I hear you, every birthday is a milestone!

@ Iceah - A little busy with school but I will be by your spot eventually!!

@ Rev - sounds good! Lord knows we need more of that Titus 2 teaching going on!

@Theresa - Thanks1 You are so sweet! I'll try to get by before the weekend!

@ shinade - I'm glad you found me again, so now can find YOU again!! I think I will enjoy those quiet moments when I get there, for now I'll just keep on with the noise, noise, noise!!

Be blessed All!

MakingMoney 20 November, 2008 16:48

I haven't even gotten out to the grocery store as of yet so I'll be out in the crowd this weekend shopping. I'm just cooking for my family of 5 plus my parents are coming over other than then we normally have one or two other guest pop out which is fine because we always have plenty to go around when we cook. My mom is doing the cakes and pies I'm not to big on baking. Turkey with cornbread dressing, ham with brown sugar and pineapple glaze, collard greens, yams, baked mac N cheese and chicken spaghetti will surely be a part of our feast.
p.s I have an award for you on my random day.

SjP 23 November, 2008 19:04

My cousin does Thanksgiving and I do Christmas. Can't wait to eat her dressing...her's is the best!

Believer 1964 26 November, 2008 11:16

Thanksgiving is not the same without candied yams. Yummy!

One year I baked a turkey breast and all I heard was how my husband felt cheated. So, it's the traditional bird in our house.

I'm so thankful to God for my family and our health!

Gobble! Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. God bless!

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