Sunday, November 23, 2008

Getting Ready for Thanksgiving

Here comes Susan with a cart full of goodies for our Thanksgiving holiday dinner. The Walmart is our "horn of plenty". Thanksgiving Day is the 4th Thursday in November and that is just 4 days away. Roast turkey and all the trimmings and the leftovers are the best part.

6 comments:

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

I keep on forgetting US Thanksgiving is so long after Canada's.

What a huge store!

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Walmart Supercenters are wonderful. They have everything and their prices are lower than almost anywhere. I contend that if the Walmart doesn't have something it is God's way of telling me I don't need it.

I just bought my wife a birthday present of a very nice Acer 9" notebook computer at the Walmart. The newest model and the best price. I was surprised.

The US economy is in a big slump right now and people are cutting expenses. The usual prestige stores are going to take a beating this Christmas but the Walmart is going to do just fine. Not that you care; you will be touring South America and hopefully having a great adventure. Good for you. Hang on to your purse.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I've always wondered, do you have turkey and all the trimmings on Christmas Day as well in America?
I would have thought that by the time the Thanksgiving turkey is finished i.e. curry, soup, risotto etc. etc. etc. the thought of starting on yet another turkey at Christmas time would be just a bit over the top.

Happy birthday to Susan whenever that was/is - we're both November girls - mine being the 18th.

Anne

Elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour,

Je vous souhaite de bons préparatifs pour les fêtes de Thankgiving.
Bizzzzz.

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Sue's birthday is December 2nd so the gift is early. She is accompanying her daughter in law to South Korea on December 17 so she will not be here on Christmas. I got her a small computer so she can email photos, talk to me on Skype, entertain herself. The computer was a little pricey so it is a combination birthday/Christmas present.

Whether or not you have turkey on both Thanksgiving and Christmas depends on how much you like turkey. If you are feeding a big crowd you may not have that much in the way of leftovers. A lot of times Christmas might be a ham or a nice roast of beef or lamb. Or if your lucky some other member of the family will invite you and you won't have to bother with it.

What is your traditional Christmas dinner?

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Over here it would definitely be turkey with cranberry jelly accompaniement and stuffing, followed by Christmas pudding with either cream or brandy butter.

I do hope some family member is going to take pity on you and feed you. As Sharon is coming home I have booked a restaurant for us to enjoy lunch and let someone else do all the work. You can always get away with it as long as you pay!

One thing I am cheap with is the alcohol - I find I'm quite a popular guest in that regard :-)

Anne