What time to you eat Thanksgiving dinner? (3 Viewers)

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We have family members attend who drive from 3 hours away, so having around Noon or 1pm allows time to get there but also enough time once they've arrived to enjoy the "afterglow" of the meal and still leave in time to get back home before it's very late.
 

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Kids mother is very anti-thanksgiving... it is one of many hills I have decided not to die on.

She does not mind if I cook, it just cant be thanksgiving-ish.

So I will probably go over to their place and cook steak, asparagus, mashed potatoes, maybe some corn on the cob.

Might try to engage the kids in making a chocolate pie. Wanted to make my brown sugar pecan pie (no karo)... but I dont think they will eat it.

The thing I miss the most about turkey is making turkey and sausage gumbo from the leftovers.
 

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I have always hated eating when the sun was still up. Lighting the candles on the table was always an honor the 6 kids used to fight over.

My grandmother was always big on the snacks all day and a short nap in the afternoon while the bird cooked. Oyster bisque, shrimp cocktail, cheese and crackers and lots of chips and dips while several cooks work, drink and cut up in the kitchen.

I had to lobby hard to eat later this year and we finally agreed on 4 ish. I’m sure I can stall enough till it gets dark and people will float in and out of the house all day.
Either way it’s on of my favorite days of the year and I’ll be cooking, tending to the fireplace and tossing a ball in the back yard with some kids.
Happy thanksgiving all !!
 
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Kids mother is very anti-thanksgiving... it is one of many hills I have decided not to die on.

She does not mind if I cook, it just cant be thanksgiving-ish.

So I will probably go over to their place and cook steak, asparagus, mashed potatoes, maybe some corn on the cob.

Might try to engage the kids in making a chocolate pie. Wanted to make my brown sugar pecan pie (no karo)... but I dont think they will eat it.

The thing I miss the most about turkey is making turkey and sausage gumbo from the leftovers.
Yes to the gumbo, I will snatch that carcass from anyone who tries to have seconds. Or soup, love turkey noodle soup.
 

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We schedule it for 1 and usually eat between 5 and 6.

When you say you eat between 5 and 6 I'm assuming you mean sit down to start, right?

We schedule for 2 usually, but this year we had a last minute change of plans.

We are going to our club as a 3 person last minute brunch at 11. At first I thought this was pretty lame until we were invited to a couple of other later dinners which, if I play it right and drink properly means I can eat at 11, 3🍗 and maybe even 7..


🍾🦪
 

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OP’s gf is right
It’s a lunch thing - leftovers for dinner
Late ones drift into this nebulous territory where you don’t know what to do with yourself most of the day before eating
It's Thanksgiving, we're supposed to be gluttonous. 2 full meals on Thanksgiving is the perfect tradition.
 

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