Thursday, November 14, 2019

And the November Giveaway is OPEN!

And just like that, Sluggy's Boring Blog Box Giveaway for November is open.
This makes 18 giveaways I've held in 2019 so far.


Here's what you can win if you are selected this month.........


Plus I couldn't get all the candy in the shot so this too..........



1 x Colgate toothpaste
1 x Suave shampoo
1 x Make-up Remover pads
1 x Foundation creme
1 x Revlon lipstick
2 x nail polish
1 x Cover Girl blush palette
1 x Cover Girl eye shadow palette
1 x Rimmel mascara
1 x Cover girl mascara
1 x Nivea lip balm(cherry)
4 x e.l.f. cosmetic brushes(4 different types)
20 x Hershey layer bars
15 x Snickers minis
19 x Lindt assorted truffles
20 x puffball Peppermints
27 x Dove milk w/almond chocolates

That's a whole lot of make-up and choccies!!


Close up shots of the goodies..........







It will all be around $60 worth of regular retail goodies(depending on where you shop for this sort of thing).

* This November Giveaway Box of goodies is open to any and all readers, non-winners yet and previous winners.

There is a limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY for this Giveaway.  Come back every day and enter though!

In order to enter you must comment with stuff like---Do you celebrate Thanksgiving?  Do you have a tradition menu on Turkey day and what does it consist of?  Cranberry-whole berry or "glop"?  Have you ever gone out for Turkey day instead of having a home cooked meal and what did you think of that?  If you've gone out for Turkey day what was the most unusual place you went to have Thanksgiving dinner?  Do you have any recipes handed down in the family that must be prepared for Thanksgiving?  What time do you usually sit down to dinner on Thanksgiving?  Do you decorate for Thanksgiving and what does that consist of?  Do you watch football games and/or parades on Thanksgiving?  Do you do the cooking and if not, who does?  Do you put out the Christmas stuff before or after Thanksgiving or do you what until December?  Do you "do" Black Friday shopping and why?  Is your Turkey day affair a large one or intimate?  What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
Stuff like that.

I'll leave this giveaway open until Saturday, November 23rd at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. On November 24th, Sunday, I'll draw the winning entry.

*Please note these rules*
I'll post the name/ID of the winner on this blog on  and that person has 48 hours from the time stamp on that post to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page, as well as on my side bar).

If I am not contacted via email, I'll attempt to contact the winner via the email they supplied with their entry(or gave me to add to the Giveaway Data Base)and if that email is not responded to within another 48 hours I'll pick another winner.

Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only.  As the cost of postage to foreign countries has gotten too high I am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies.  I pay for it all(the cost of items given away and the postage to mail it all)out of my own pocket.

***PLEASE NOTE***

Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you in your comment.

If you're not a registered Blogger User with your contact information on your User page, please put your email addy in your comment or email me your email addy privately when you leave a comment so I can get a hold of you. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one make sure your email info is linked to your profile.

If I can't contact you then you can't win.  I am still having to disqualify entries due to this issue and I sure don't like doing that.  Thanks!


So let's get this Turkey of a NOVEMBER Giveaway started.  Good Luck to everyone!!!



Sluggy

130 comments:

  1. We usually gather as a family for the traditional Thanksgiving meal. This year is going to be rather disappointing and I may actually end up at Cracker Barrel by myself :(.

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  2. Normally we do Thanksgiving the day after the holiday (due to the in-law obligations) AND no one likes turkey!! However, I bought a turkey fryer a couple of years ago and only used it once (also fried that turkey to a crisp!eeekkk! and yuk!!). This year I will adhere to the instructions!! and fry a magazine worthy beautiful turkey (or not)
    Generous as always ;-) jgish@hughes.net

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  3. We have everyone at our house for Thanksgiving. Everyone brings something so it does help. As the kids get older, there are more people every year because boyfriends/girlfriends come too.

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  4. Thanksgiving for us is a part thankful meal part birthday celebration for Rebecca and my niece. Rebecca was born Nov 28 and my niece was born Nov 26. This year we will celebrate Rebecca's b-day on Thanksgiving. That means pumpkin pie AND birthday cake for our family. LOL

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  5. Looks like a super give away! We went out for Thanksgiving last year and paid a lot of money for not great food ) : We're back to cooking at home this year!
    Bonnie

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  6. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.....and I want my family at my house to share a traditional meal together. cskies1@yahoodotcom

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  7. Usually no family around. Maybe some turkey and the usual parades on TV. Remembering the years when it was fun to get together.

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  8. Since my daughters and grands are grown it's hard to get together on actual holiday. We have a family holiday weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas. First night is big Thanksgiving dinner. Next day is family treasure hunt and visit to animal shelter with bags of food and treats. That night we have a hay ride around community singing Christmas Carol's. We end the night with opening presents that have a different theme each year. Last year was second hand Christmas. Gifts had to come from thrift store, yardsale, etc. We always draw names for next year and pick a theme. The last day is Christmas dinner and a Happy Birthday Jesus cake and reading of Christmas story before everyone heads home.

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  9. I forgot to add email again sorry...
    hiddenhavenhomestead@yahoo.com

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  10. We usually go to my sisters for Thanksgiving. She invites alot if people, who ever wants to come!
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  11. I really think I should just be sent this box. We celebrate back and forth but since Sis moved here it is always at her house if we are in town. Thanksgiving is her holiday because she is a turkey.

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  12. I love Thanksgiving. For years and years I have celebrated with friends...I’m an “auntie” to their children, who are now grown.
    Thanks for another generous giveaway!

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  13. We celebrate Thanksgiving every year, although the location and who all is attending seems to change pretty frequently.
    Joanna
    joannamattas@yahoo.com

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  14. Ohh lots of makeup (I love makeup) and candy for stocking stuffers. I prefer the berry cranberry sauce. Everyone else likes the jellied, so more berry for me! Teddie

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  15. I am a long time reader but never commented or entered a give away. I was looking at this one and realized, "holy smokes, that would finish off my stocking stuffers." And being the frugalista I am, I decided to go ahead and enter.

    Our family has a friendly competition as to who can find the best gift at the lowest price. Most gifts don't make it to competition level but we each strive for one entry. My little sister won last year. She purchased a brand new crockpot with my college logo. Normally, 69.00 for 15.00 because one corner of the box was damaged. I love it.

    This competition started in the 90's when my mom gave me a gift bag with, " I hope you like your gift. Yard sales don't give receipts, " printed on it. Inside was a divided dish that was melamine and from the 60's.it cost 50 cents and was my favorite gift that year. It was only meant to be a gag gift along with my other gifts.

    It was a duplicate of one featured in the Gladware commercials. It was the only one that was never lost when sent with food to a loved one or taken to a potluck. I love that thing. Sometimes, I'll take it to a gathering and people always recognize it as the ugly dish from the commercial. It always makes it back home with me. LOL! Unlike, some of my actual Gladware.

    If I win this giveaway, I'll have more than one entry and have a great story to share about the acquisition.

    WENDY PAYNE pioneergirl1970@yahoo.com

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  16. I have since my early twenty's always decorated the day after Thanksgiving now my grandkids have to come over to help decorate vanderlip 58@yahoo.com

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  17. Turkey, cranberry froma can, gluten free dressing, green beans with garlic, crustless pumpkin pie, all the pie!
    Mad2267 at gmail
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. Oh I need this in my life right now! We usually go eat somewhere or I cook, this year we're all going to a buffet! I am pushing the Staples easy button :)
    Tebble
    tebblestearns@yahoo.com

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  19. My sons and their families come for Thanksgiving - my DIL wanted to cook the turkey last year, I let her - no stuffing - we were very disappointed. LOL This year she can make the turkey, but I will make the stuffing myself. Mary G

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  20. We normally do your typical Thanksgiving with turkey and all the extras but this year will be different. DD now lives in Washington and will be working so we won't get to see her and we recently reconnected with some family and will be getting together with them at a house they rented in Lake Tahoe. We will definitely still be doing a turkey because there is NOTHING better than Thanksgiving leftovers!!

    Sue L.

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  21. My pumpkins and mums I put out for Halloween will by for Thanksgiving, also

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  22. We go to my MIL’s house since she lives around the corner from us. Means I can walk home and escape people when I’m done! 😐

    Jen G.

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  23. I usually go to inlaws on the date and host my grown children and grands on Saturday

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  24. I am so hit and miss on your give aways. We celebrate Thanksgiving at my house with my kids and sister. It is a traditional dinner with the usual dishes. We also watch about 4 hours of Thanksgiving theme tv shows which includes the WKRP episode. It gets the holiday season started on a fun note.

    Amy cheapOHmom

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  25. We're vegetarian so I have fun trying out different centerpiece dishes. The sides are always the same though - corn casserole, broccoli cheese stuffing casserole, mashed potatoes!

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  26. We went out to a restaurant last year for Thanksgiving dinne. There was 14 of us and even though the food was good, ham/Turkey, all the other things it ended up feeling like just going out to a restaurant to eat dinner. But we were all together so it was good.
    lindacunha1951@gmail.com

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  27. I like the whole berry cranberry sauce, but my favorite is a cranberry relish from Publix. It is sooooo good.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  28. We take turns with the in-laws with the cooking and hosting. This year,we are visiting and not hosting.

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  29. We eat turkey and ham at Thanksgiving and I love to make the cranberry sauce myself....plenty of mashed potatoes and gravy and dressing for everyone too....and we do like the greenbean casserole ...it is a must have!!

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  30. When the kids were little and the Christmas lists were longer I always did the up at 4:30 a.m. Friday after Thanksgiving shopping. Sometimes it was cold, sometimes it was sleeting, but whatever we were in line at a store. Now that everyone is older (and maybe a little smarter) I don't go in for the craziness. I may pay a little more but I get to keep my sanity :)

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  31. YOu had me at chocolate! We have an intimate,family (aplus 1 is OK) celebration at 12 noon, food is put away and then Y.O.Y.O. come supper. Traditional menu: roast turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, home canned orange whole cranberry sauce, creamed peas and onions, an additional veg TBD, sausage stuffing (my maternal great grandmother's recipe). Dessert is usually pumpkin pie but may offer a second option as well. No black friday. I happily have avoided the crowds but still got the deals from home w/ internet shopping. I always aim to be done with my limited shopping by Thanksgiving anyway.

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  32. MY favorite "treat" on Thanksgiving is homemade stuffing...delicious!!!
    Bonnie

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  33. Thanksgiving is a pretty low key event for us any more. I will probably bake a pie though, nothing beats homemade pie.

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  34. Another favorite is I enjoy fixing all the favorite dishes for Thanksgiving meal at our holiday weekend

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  35. Yes, we have a traditional dinner. You know turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, roles, various desserts and whatever else people bring. I am not sure what I am bringing. I usually try out new recipes on the family! Jenn
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  36. I love cranberry from a can. One year right after New Years I found them marked down to 9¢ a can at CVS. I bought all that they had which was over 70 cans. The cashier thought I was crazy. I gave 10 to my mom and 3 of my sisters. That left me with a little over 30. We went through them before they expired.

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  37. Celebrating an “alternative” Thanksgiving: once many years ago we went to an Indian restaurant for Thanksgiving. We were the only people there. One of the children fussed and the waiters did everything they could to cheer her up. It was sweet. But I have to say, I missed the real Thanksgiving and have never skipped it since.

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  38. Oh my make up and chocolate. What fun! My favorite thanksgiving was when my mom, me and my sister in law decided to have lasagna, salad and garlic bread - cheesecake for dessert for Thanksgiving. None of the guys knew it and they were so upset on Thanksgiving day so we had to make a full Thanksgiving dinner a few days later so they would be happy. It was so yummy but they wanted tradition. Take care.

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  39. The day after Thanksgiving I like to change out to my Christmas dishes and flatware.
    Mary G

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  40. We like to eat Thanksgiving "dinner" as an early lunch so we can sit around eating leftovers and watching football the whole rest of the day, hahaha.

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  41. For the last few years, my sister and I stay up the night before Thanksgiving. We cook, chat, and tell funny stories. We cook one Turkey during the night as we make side dishes. Come Morning we take a short nap. Then we get up, put the family Turkey in the oven, pack up to go plates and deliver to my hospice patients who have no one or no means to prepare.We come home check on the turkey and sit around chatting.

    PIONEERGIRL1970@YAHOO.COM

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  42. One recipe that has to be made every T'giving is the dressing. It is time consuming, but delicious. My grandmother and mother made it so now I do too.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  43. Thanksgiving always means pie around here for dessert...lots of pies… pecan, coconut cream, pumpkin, cherry, chocolate meringue and raisen crème....we eat pie for days after Thanksgiving!!

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  44. Just watched one of my favorite movies yesterday - The Family Stone. It's happy, sad, hopeful, embarassing, etc... All the things that Thanksgivings at my home growing up were. Now on to the Christmas movies!

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  45. I have never went out for Thanksgiving dinner. I dont know how I would like that. Although my husband would probably like to just go to McDonald's!
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  46. Love sitting around the table while everyone shares what they are thankful for.

    hiddenhavenhomestead@yahoo.com

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  47. Cranberry sauce: I like canned just fine (whole berry). But my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal is the dressing :-)

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  48. Confirmed out T-day plans yesterday, all 4 kids were home to celebrate my birthday. 1 p.m. dinner time established.

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  49. When our kids were little my husband and I would get up at o'dark thirty and take them to the child care center which would open very early on Black Friday. Then he and I would spend the day doing all our Christmas shopping. We always had a plan of action/itinerary. We would have dinner at a favorite place, go home and hide all the gifts, and pick up the kids. Good memories. Teddie

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  50. Trying a Butterball turkey this year... I have always bought the more reasonable store brand...but have heard so many positives about Butterball.. I"m giving it a try with a stick of butter in the cavity.
    Bonnie

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  51. I did Black Friday once. That was enough.

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  52. Hubby's favorite and a must have is apple pie. There is always cookies and something pumpkin for dessert too.

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  53. Since we moved far away from our families, we usually do a small Thanksgiving. Sometimes we have friends over for Friendsgiving though!

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  54. I miss sitting at the kids table with my cousins many,many years ago for Thanksgiving and other Big holidays.

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  55. I e always wanted to skip home cooking and eat out! Never do. But it’s a thought.

    Thanks! Hdaw@ Hotmail dot com

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  56. Pumpkin Bread is also on our menu.
    Bonnie

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  57. My Mom is coming to town for Thanksgiving which I love because she is a better cook than me.I like sweet potatoes with marshmellows on top but no one else in my family does.

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  58. We always eat at noon. If you are late, you eat late! LoL!
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  59. Whole Berry cranberry sauce for me! Husband and kids like the slide out of a can type, so I have to buy both.
    Bxianesq at comcast dot net.

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  60. We don't really do appetizers before Thanksgiving because thanks to my mom 12pm means 1130am for time to eat. and we strongly discourage a big breakfast to save room for all the food and desserts ….lunch seems to last all day!!

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  61. Early in our marriage we always had extra people at our Thanksgiving table. One year 30 people! Some were teenage kids who lived on their friends couches because their parents kicked them out. We always had so much fun. I just put everyone to work peeling potatoes, making rolls, etc.... Talking and laughing having a good time. Take care.

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  62. We've talked about going out to eat for Thanksgiving in the past but we can never really bring ourselves to do it. I just can't give up my broccoli cheese casserole!

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  63. Usually no Black Friday shopping, unless online, but I might consider going to Macy's this year.
    Mary G

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  64. All of my husband's family comes to our house for Thanksgiving so the cleaning is beginning today. I'm making my list and checking it twice :0. I'm very good at making lists, but not so good at the cleaning. Today is the day though! Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  65. We record the parade and have it going most of the day. After dinner, football is on for the rest of the night.

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  66. I don't usually decorate for Thanksgiving, but for Fall. I leave all those decorations up till after Thanksgiving. Then I have to climb up 2 flights of stairs to my attic to put it all away.
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  67. Traditional meal, parade on tv, lots of naps, life is good. Tammy tammy2jim@gmail.com

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  68. This year I am giving thanks for my family, my good friends and for a church that has held me up when things have went so bad. I want to take time to be thankful for what God has given me and not be so worried about what I don't have.

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  69. Grateful: I’m grateful to wake up every morning. For friends and family. Not just on Thanksgiving. But Thanksgiving is a good time to reflect on it!

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  70. One of the things we do after Thanksgiving dinner is to put a gingerbread house or train together (one of those kits from Walmart or Target) This year we are doing 2 gingerbread turkeys we picked up at Trader Joe's It turns out to be a lot of fun and somewhat of a competition to see who can to it worse sometimes!!

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  71. One year we had friends stop by and stay for Thanksgiving. They were very nomadic people. Living in their station wagon (this was about 10 years ago) with their little boy. Sort of like hippies roaming the country and homeschooling. When they needed new clothes just went to a thrift store and got them. Never carried much with them. I left my husband and her husband in the kitchen to make gravy while I set the table in the dining room. Little did I know neither one of them had ever made gravy. When I came back in a short while later gravy or what passed for gravy was on the stove, counters, walls and ceiling. I assume they used the mixer or blender. Never did find out. They had some cleaning to do after we ate. lol. Why do I have so many weird Thanksgiving stories? Who knows.

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  72. Making ahead and freezing whatever I can to make the Thanksgiving Meal as easy as possible... today it was pumpkin bread ( :
    Bonnie

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  73. I did have my mother's recipe for pumpking pie, but lost it to the dump. It makes me sad. I don't need a recipe, but i make Jello like my mother did for every holiday or special occassion--black cherry and banana-strawberry Jello, bananas, diced apples, and fruit cocktail. It reminds me very much of my mother.

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  74. I don't do Black Friday shopping, in part because I dislike that it encourages companies to force their employees to work on Thanksgiving to prep for it. We do #OptOutside instead - we go hiking as a family. It's a nice way to work off all that pie, haha.

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  75. No, I dont watch football games or the parade. After we eat, most of us will sit around and look at Black Friday ads.
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  76. We use to go to the beach sometimes for Thanksgiving and the cabin had a very small kitchen so I would order a T dinner from Boston Market. We would pick up our order on the way out of town, the food was really good, and preparation was minimal. My kids would tell friends I never cooked (not true!) and our T dinner came from Boston Market.

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  77. One year we went to The Nugget (Hotel/Casino)for our Thanksgiving Buffet. It was good and we were stuffed but I missed having leftovers so a few days later cooked a turkey breast and stuffing / some other sides. Lesson learned it was expensive to go - Mother in law wanted to go. And we missed our leftovers! Plus the walk to the Rose Ballroom where it was held was soooo long! Take care.

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  78. We do decorate for Thanksgiving, mostly making the tables look nice. My daughter is excellent at this so she makes it easy for me. I cook and she makes it look special.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  79. If the weather is nice on thanksgiving day ….the younger generation usually have a flag football game going on in the afternoon....the older generation have a new Christmas puzzle every year that we all sit around the table and get pieced together... I don't like playing cards but even the little ones like to play a game or two of UNO while we snack on leftovers from lunch.

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  80. JUST realized that my computer logged me out of Blogger so I've been posting for the past few days as "Unknown." My bad. Sigh. Anyway, I prefer whole berry cranberry sauce!

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  81. Today we brined a turkey we are going to cook ahead.
    Bonnie

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  82. With five kids at home, some of us like whole cranberry sauce made by Mama. Others like the canned smooth sauce. I usually make both even though it is just me or Tommy and me. All my frozen berries and canned cranberry sauce are in the dump. I may just get the canned smooth sauce this year and call it good.

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  83. My 20 year old son smokes our turkey. He pours apple juice all over it, wraps it in bacon, and then pours apple juice over the wood, (or something like that) I let him handle it and I work on the sides. :)
    Wendy
    clarksrfun@gmail dot com

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  84. Since I am going to my sisters, I will only be bringing a couple things. My sister will make the Turkey. Mashed potatoes and everyone else will bring sides. There will be so much food!!!
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  85. When dad was in the Air Force and stationed in Rapid City, we would go to the NCO club to eat Thanksgiving Dinner. It was decorated to the max,and the food was everywhere! As a small child, I remember it being an extragant affair.

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  86. No Black Friday for me. I have sometimes gone to the stores the day after Christmas, though.

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  87. Years ago I was living in Flordia so the girls and their families came down for Thanksgiving. It was so warm we had Thanksgiving dinner on the patio. The girls complained about it not feeling like Thanksgiving. We never celebrated a winter holiday in FL after that.


    hiddenhavenhomestead@yahoo.com

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  88. I like buying my own cranberries for the cranberry sauce...we like the sauce on the turkey and the dinner rolls....I just do cranberries, boiling water and lots of sugar!! I did get a container from trader joe's for how I make my cranberry sauce (there are lots of variations) and it is exactly like mine so I may just add that do the table this year...wonder if anyone would notice?? :)

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  89. I love to read all the Thanksgiving posts from everyone. This year on Thanksgiving would have been my dad's Birthday. He passed away 4 years ago. The last time his birthday fell on Thanksgiving (Nov. 28th) we had a huge amount of people over to my sister in law's house for dad's 75th birthday and Thanksgiving. Everyone but my granddaughter got food poisoning. Funny thing was all the vegans in the family (and not normal vegans -annoying ones who think they are always right) said it was the smoked turkey that gave everyone food poisoning. Well the vegans all got sick first by that night and the rest of us during the night or into the next morning. My little granddaughter cried because she didn't get to be sick like everyone else. lol. Dad got it too but also cellulitis in his leg and ended up in the hospital Thanksgiving evening. Oh what a mess it all was. Yep, good times. NOT. lol. I now call my Sister in law - Typhoid Nicola when she annoys me because it happened at her house.

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  90. We do watch football on Tgiving...hardly at all the rest of the year but hey, it's a tradition!

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  91. Its getting real now. One week till Turkey Day and things have NOT been getting crossed off the list. Ugggg. :)
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  92. This Thanksgiving is going to be really different. My kids won't be coming home until the day after Thanksgiving so I am going to be spending it with very dear friends and we will be having a Mexican feast. He is a cook at a Mexican restaurant so it will be top quality! The down side is that there will be no cold turkey left over for sandwiches :(

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  93. We are definitely the type of people who wait until the day AFTER Thanksgiving to decorate for Xmas. With small kids, they go a little Christmas Crazy once all the decorations are up!

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  94. Christmas decorations are never put out before Thanksgiving. That was the tradition growing up and my husband and I have continued it. Besides, I am always ready to have the tree down and the mess cleaned up and life back to normal. I cant imagine having it up any earlier.
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  95. One year a friend had his new bride (from a foreign country - a small one but I forget which one it was) and they came to the big noisy Thanksgiving at our house. We had such a huge table. She couldn't figure out why were were eating such a big bird and in trying to explain Thanksgiving to her she got so confused about the whole concept. It was odd explaining something to someone that didn't come from here. She must of thought we were crazy.

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  96. We try to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. One Thanksgiving I went to NYC and saw it live, so that was pretty awesome!

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  97. I believe the total is now 15 that are coming, maybe 17. Whew!
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com
    Wendy

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  98. As children our favorite tradition was dad going up on the attic on Thanksgiving night and bringing down the Christmas decorations. We never decorated until after Thanksgiving dinner.

    Wendy Payne pioneergirl1970@yahoo.com

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  99. I am thankful for my family. We are in the midst of a really hard season of life but it just draws us all closer. I don't know what I would do without them.

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  100. I sometimes will do Black Friday. I really hate the crowds though. I might try online ordering this year.
    sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  101. My mom makes the best homemade stuffing. We prefer it outside the turkey in a huge roaster pan. My brother can eat a whole pan by himself so if we want any better get to it before him. lol. Take care.

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  102. Any turkey deals in your neck of the woods? I snagged 2, 39/lb store brand turkeys for my freezer today, as I attempted to complete Tday shopping. Alas, one item left to get, the order is coming in tomorrow, so I'll return.

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  103. I went and bought all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner today. We're not big pie fans so I'm going to make apple crisp with vanilla ice cream!

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  104. We put out Christmas decorations the Satuday after thanksgiving.

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  105. I bought two turkeys this week for .49/lb. I got a large one for the whole family on Thursday and then a smaller one just for us at a later time.
    Wendy
    clarksrfun at gmail dot com

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  106. When I host Thanksgiving at my home, we rent a giant bounce house for the kids and the adults. It's a big hit with our guests. Keeps everyone busy and provides entertainment. Certainly not frugal, but the memories are priceless.

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  107. I am thankful for everything. I am seeing so many people going through terrible things and tough circumstances and it makes me so grateful for my life.
    Sunrigs@yahoo.com

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  108. My sister does Thanksgiving - this year a few (not me!) are running in a Turkey Trot in the morning.

    @Ladybug, if you live in Connecticut, you're welcome at our Thanksgiving!

    Bobbie
    Bobbiejjj@aol.com

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  109. since we are a blended family and we have a very small house we are having DH's kids and grandkids out today for thanksgiving so my kitchen is heated up and going strong on all things thanksgiving.....my kids and grandkids will come here Thanksgiving day along with my mom. We seem to celebrate every holiday 2 to 3 times for each occasion....it is what it is!!!

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  110. We always cook at home. We deep fry our turkey in peanut oil after a liberal application of lemon pepper.
    We use the barefoot contessa’s cranberry conserve recipe without the raisins. We make green beans with bacon, scalloped potatoes, I doctor up some stove top for my husband and cornbread dressing for the rest of us, gluten free gravy, Rolls for the wheat eaters.
    We have cherry pie and gluten free brownies and pumpkin bread.
    Serve with water, iced tea and wine.
    This year there will be only four of us, but we are still doing it.
    Hope yours is amazing. Patti in Cali
    pgcruce@gmail

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  111. Last entry...Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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  112. This year my sister has to work. So I will be spending the night and assisting with the cooking. She will head to work. I'll put the Turkey in and we will eat when she arrives.

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  113. We've done Thanksgiving in Hawaii before. It was the last night before we flew home (poor planning), so we had to eat whatever was left in the condo fridge/freezer. Pretty sure we had chicken nuggets. But, no complaints, because we ate on the lanai & had a glass of wine watching the ocean. The scenery totally made it work.

    We're having steak this year, as neither kid likes turkey. I love cranberry sauce (homemade), but have no reason to buy it this year. I did pick up some at Trader Joes, and will put it on my mashed potatoes, just to make it feel a bit more festive. ;-)

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  114. M y sisters this year-not splitting time and happy for that. I love the leftover TG meal=yum the sandwiches.

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  115. Not sure what making. Home alone.

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  116. I cannot wait for the leftovers, pot pies, turkey soup, stuffing for breakfast

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  117. Decided to use my good dishes this year, instead of paper plates. I told myself if I am going to keep them I need to use them. Think I will start to set the table things out tomorrow. Mary G

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  118. I'm Getting excited! It like a lottery drawing eeeeeee

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  119. I do most of the cooking. I do not go black Friday shopping,its not for me.

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  120. Haha...I scrolled down to comment, and have forgotten the specific questions :)

    Thanksgiving is at one of my daughter's place this year, but we'll all bring food.

    I make 'real' cranberry sauce (mostly for me, but I digress..) We serve the traditional meal, but have incorporated new to us dishes from our girls' husbands/boyfriends Thanksgivings.

    We always watch the parade while getting the food prepared. We were never much for football, but the young guys have initiated that new tradition.

    I have shopped Black Friday in the way past, but now I'm too tired for that craziness and am mostly done before then. If I do venture out, it's to a small shop and for a reason (never been a big shopper.) When our girls were at home, we'd go on that day to cut our Christmas tree at a place about an hour north of us....a much more fun tradition!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Sdelar @ frontiernet (dot) net

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  121. We go to my dad's and have Thanksgiving dinner than after that we all go out Black Friday shopping

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  122. I make food and take it to my dad's house. I used to do Black Friday but not anymore.

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  123. This will be the first year in a long time to have company or be company for Thanksgiving.

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