Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Tag

My friend Amy, over at Keeping up with the Shultz Family is doing a Thanksgiving Tag...

And since its getting close... & since I'm so dang lost on what day it is (I'm doing Wednesday's work on Monday - Friday's work on Tuesday - I'm so lost!!!) - I'm going to take some time & just play along today.

Do you like to cook your own Thanksgiving meal or go some place?
The past few years, Ricky & I were running between families & we were so stuffed from all the food & so tired from being on the road so much... so then we broke it up to where I'd go visit my family & he'd go to his family.  Then we just missed eating Thanksgiving dinner together, so that didnt work.  So last year, I made dinner for the two of us.  It worked perfectly - I go visit my family for a little bit while he goes & visits his family, but we come home & just calm down & eat dinner for two... &  may I say, its a mighty good dinner!  Its one day out of the year that I cook some good cookin' & love every minute of it too!

Dark Meat or White Meat?
YUUUUCCCCKKKKK to Dark Meat!!!  I dont even buy turkey that has dark meat on it... I'll just buy a turkey breast.  Dark Meat literally gags me to look at it... no turkey legs in my house, thankyouverymuch

Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, or Pecan Pie for dessert?
Is all of the above a good answer?  I am a pie kinda gal!  Love pie!!!  But for Thanksgiving, we will be having pumpkin pie.  Most definitely... And its gotta have some yummy whip cream on top too!  That's the best part of the dinner!

What is your favorite side dish to eat on Thanksgiving?
Anything that is carb-related... stuffing, yeast rolls, dumplings, baked mac & cheese, potatoes (of any kind!!!)... if it is starchy, its my friend

What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?
I think my favorite memory is when I was little & going to my grandma's... she would have the BEST dumplin's in the world... & yes, I said dumplin's - not dumplings... these babies were SOUTHERN DUMPLIN'S ... Thick yumminess... nothing like them in this world... oh man, I miss them.  I looked forward to them every year....

What are your Thanksgiving plans this year?
Same as I mentioned in the first question... But we also do our normal Thanksgiving routine of waking up, getting the newspaper, jumping on the bed with the ads all scattered around us, trying to get dogs off of the paper, & planning routes for shopping the next day!  I'll also be starting to drag out the decoration for the Christmas tree since Friday is decorating day!!!!

I'll also be doing a 5k... I was going to run a 5-miler that is local in town - but its supposed to be freezing & HORRIBLE downpouring rain. So I did the next best thing.  Joined up with DAILY MILE Virtual Turkey Trot  & helped raise money for St. Judes.  You donate & run a 5k on your own, or with others & log in at the end of the day & put in your time.  Which works fantastic for me - I can do it in the comfort of my treadmill & not in the pouring rain... If you want to join along - click right here: http://www.dailymile.com/turkey_trot

What are you Thankful for this year?
Pretzel M&M's!!!! ... joking... kinda.  Oh mercy me.. so much to be thankful for.... my family (all of 'em - parents, husband, daughters, grandbabies, nieces, brothers, everyone!) - my friends, near & far (that includes you, my bloggy buddies), who always give me words of encouragement & laughter - a home that keeps us safe, my doggies, my health... & most importantly, what I'm thankful for every day of my life - My Savior & the mercy & grace He gives - Jesus Christ for loving me!

....May we all find something to be thankful for....

You wanna take a bloggy break & play along?  Go right ahead... just let me know you are playing by leaving a comment so I can come visit & see if you're a carb-lover like me!


  1. if only we were having baked mac and cheese for thanksgiving!! that would be awesome. I have never tried the pretzel M&M's - gotta try them now. Have a wonderful holiday!

  2. I laughed at your comment about the gas. HA!

    Have a great Thanksgiving! : )

  3. I'm not a fan of dark meat either. And no animal legs of any kind in my house. GAG! I can't stand eating meat off of a bone. So gross.

    I can't imagine the hubs and I going to our families house separately. That would make me sad. Luckily we don't have to choose. We always go to my grandmother's house on Thanksgiving Day and typically will travel to MS the next day to visit Jonathan's extended family. They made the tradition of having their Thanksgiving family get together the Saturday after so that everyone could come and not feel torn.

  4. Thanks for taking the time to do my tag. I am sorry to say I love the dark meat and the turkey leg is the best..
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and shopping day..

  5. I'm a white meat kind of girl myself. Turkey is one of the things I can eat with my stomach problems.

    Hugs & love,

  6. I enjoyed reading your answers. As always I got a chuckle while here. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. Oh what a fun post RJ!!!

    I'm a carb lover too friend. If it is starchy and potatoey and yeasty....count.me.in. =)

    I'm not much of a turkey girl though. Never really been my favorite. But oh how I love me some sides and desserts. Yummee!!!

    My baby sis makes a Punch Bowl Cake that makes me and Mr. Winslow SO VERY HAPPY!!

    I love you so girl.
    You and Ricky have a beautiful and Blessed Thanksgiving friend.

    I'm so thankful for you,


  8. I ADORE that last cartoon!

    Good for you finding a tradition that works for you and Ricky. I love having dinner at our house, which I do every year. Whoever shows up is welcome, friends included. The apple pie is in the oven, turkey brining down in the fridge, pumpkin crisp cooling and chocolate pies setting in the upstairs fridge. Countdown to dinner 6 1/2 hours ;)

    Have a great day, RJ!


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