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Title: thanksgiving plans
Post by: glenn57 on October 10/23/20, 09:40:55 AM
so what is everyone thinking about plans for thanksgiving with this covid crap????  :scratch: i know its hard not to make this political and its not my intent. my wife and i are throwing this out to the kids to get there feedback, so far 3 of 5 responding with go for it. mt daughter has to work that day, so.......

i read and hear on the news it might be a tough next 6 to 12 weeks, with cases rising.... :blablabla: :blablabla: :blablabla:. wisconsin is already wanting only 3 people per household and it wouldnt surprise me if our gov, tim jung walz does the same thing. mind you at the moment there just asking.

i finally got it out of my wife yesterday she's a bit gunshy about this too. its her  :happybday: today and i've wanted to go down to the local pub for a few beers and a burger to celebrate both our birthdays and my retirement. i'm not gonna push her so....i guess we will stay home.
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: Dotch on October 10/23/20, 10:16:44 AM
SSDY here. Me, Mrs. Cheviot & Ruby. Start with tincture after chores. Get smoker boxes loaded up. Have another tincture. Fire up the coals ~ 10 a.m. Have more tincture. Coals ready ~ 10:30. Put bird on. Have a Bloody Mary. Baste turkey in ~ 1/2 hr. Have a G&T. Baste bird in ~ 1/2 hr. Take its temp. Another G&T. Baste one last time. Another G&T. Take bird off. Have a G&T to celebrate. Carve turkey after it stands ~ 10 - 15 minutes. Feed Ruby some giblets. Have another G&T. Eat. Take a nap. COVID? What COVID?  :tongue:

Our family is scattered across the US. The closest thing to a family Thanksgiving we've had was 8 or 9 years ago when my brother and his wife & her Mom came up to the ranch. My Mom, Mrs. Cheviot & Ruby were on hand as well. We usually just cocoon as she's normally coming off of the NAILE & I'm so sick of people in general that I could spit tacks!  :azn:
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: deadeye on October 10/23/20, 10:18:57 AM
We usually had a big family gathering at my brothers but I'm sure that's probably off for now.
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: glenn57 on October 10/23/20, 11:27:53 AM
SSDY here. Me, Mrs. Cheviot & Ruby. Start with tincture after chores. Get smoker boxes loaded up. Have another tincture. Fire up the coals ~ 10 a.m. Have more tincture. Coals ready ~ 10:30. Put bird on. Have a Bloody Mary. Baste turkey in ~ 1/2 hr. Have a G&T. Baste bird in ~ 1/2 hr. Take its temp. Another G&T. Baste one last time. Another G&T. Take bird off. Have a G&T to celebrate. Carve turkey after it stands ~ 10 - 15 minutes. Feed Ruby some giblets. Have another G&T. Eat. Take a nap. COVID? What COVID?  :tongue:

Our family is scattered across the US. The closest thing to a family Thanksgiving we've had was 8 or 9 years ago when my brother and his wife & her Mom came up to the ranch. My Mom, Mrs. Cheviot & Ruby were on hand as well. We usually just cocoon as she's normally coming off of the NAILE & I'm so sick of people in general that I could spit tacks!  :azn:
sure hope you stocked up on ice cubes!!!!!!! :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :happy1:
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: mike89 on October 10/23/20, 12:12:39 PM
mine will be quiet unless I go Linda's family get together...  not sure what I'm going to do yet..
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: Jerkbiat on October 10/23/20, 12:57:35 PM
That is usually my venison sausage making weekend. Sometimes one of the kids will come up. We will do what we normally do.
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: HD on October 10/23/20, 01:54:21 PM
I'm not sure what we're doing....but, I think it will be as usual....The kids will come home, and we'll cook my spring turkey.

But, plans change....
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: LPS on October 10/23/20, 02:20:00 PM
We are just staying home and making a 10 or 12 lb turkey and dressing just for us.  We are staying pretty safe and our relatives are a long ways away and we don't want to do an overnight thing.  We have actually done it alone for a few years.  We have a great time too!  JB, that is a great idea to make sausage on  Thanksgiving.  I have some ground pork and beef I need to link!
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: Bobberineyes on October 10/23/20, 03:37:40 PM
It used to be wall to wall people on the wife's side in grandma's house, since they past roughly 10 years ago everyone kinda trickled off and started doing their own thing. That's alright with me, so I'm sure it'll be the 4 of us and 3 pooches.  We'll see the others a few weeks later fir Xmas...maybe.
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: Boar on October 10/23/20, 08:26:13 PM
hope to be ice fishing
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: dutchboy on October 10/24/20, 07:53:11 AM
Remember when we were all kids? Big family gatherings for every holiday. All the kids running and playing outside. Tons of good food.

Seems those days are gone for the most part. Traditions mean little anymore. Kinda sad.
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: glenn57 on October 10/24/20, 08:23:09 AM
i hear ya dutchy. i remember those days. used to have my mom's brother and kids over at mom and dads. was a full house. then kids got older and they did there own thing within their family. kinds like now with my family, brother is out in wisconsin, and he has the same opinion of holidays i do. MEH!!!!!!! our kids either have to work or plans with the other sides of there family or they choose to do there own thing.

not sure but i cant really explain it but i enjoy the thanksgiving holiday. :doah: :scratch: maybe its the food  :hubba: :rotflmao: or being able to stay home. easter and christmas......BLAH!!!!
Title: Re: thanksgiving plans
Post by: Gunner55 on October 10/24/20, 09:37:14 AM
 :scratch: Not sure, but probably just be Sis,BIL, brother, me, & the youngest niece at Sis's place.