Nov. 19, 2017

happy thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Quotes:

-Jon Stewart- "I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land."

-Kevin James- "Thanksgiving, man. Not a good day to be my pants."

-anon- “It's not the minutes spent at the table that put on weight, it's the seconds.”

-Erma Bombeck- “Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”-


A Thanksgiving Poem:

Grandma's House…

I like the taste of turkey

anytime throughout the year

but it never

seems to taste as good

as when Thanksgiving's here.

Could be it's all the trimmings

that are cooked with it to eat?

But I think it's

eating at Grandma's house

that makes it such a treat!



Thanksgiving Superstitions:

Before putting the turkey in the oven, knock 3 times on a wooden board and the meat will taste succulent.

Pulling the wishbone - the person with the longer end will have their wish come true.

If you eat a child's turkey leftovers, then it will make a boy naughty and a girl cry.


Fun Thanksgiving Traditions:

1.Put things to be thankful for on strips of paper and bake them into the rolls.

2.Start a tablecloth that the kids make a hand turkey on each year.  Decorate it and put their name and date on it. 

3.After the first round of eating, all the ladies leave and go shopping at Walmart for comfy PJs and silly socks or slippers for themselves and their families, and then they come back and everybody changes into the pj’s, before they eat round two.


Thanksgiving Day Facts:

1.Part of the reason that Swanson started creating T.V. Dinners in 1953 was because they needed to find something to do with 260 tons of frozen turkeys that were left over from Thanksgiving.

2.Minnesotta is the state that produces the most turkeys.

3.Felix the Cat was the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon.

4.In the early years of the parade, the balloons were let go and allowed to float around.  Cool!

5.The best way to check if a cranberry is ripe is to bounce it.


Please leave a comment on my blog page or on Facebook about your fun family traditions or happenings!  I would love to read them!

I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!  Love you all to pieces!  And remember… there is always something to be thankful for.

If you would like peanut or cashew brittle for the Holidays, or for anytime, let me know. 1/2 lb bag of brittle for $5. It's good stuff!  Thank you again to Larry and Betty for the perfect recipe!!