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Hey, it’s Thanksgiving!

At least for all us USians. I plan to spend the day eating things and not reading MRA blogs.

Here’s something we can all be thankful for: a baby panda playing with a soccer ball.

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Jennifer Holland (@jenninsb)

Awww. Totally thankful for that!

Naira
Naira
8 years ago

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. Whether with family or far from it, with turkey and all the trimmings or letting the day pass uneventfully, here’s wishing you all innumerable reasons to be happy and to say “thank you.”

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving and lots of gratitude for your awesome blog from the Pervocracy table.

Xanthe
Xanthe
8 years ago

Thanks David for this most entertaining and diverting blog, as well as luring our daily trolls. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. As for the trolls, today it’s Meller who is need of human interaction beyond typing long dismal screeds somewhere on the Internet. Very sad.

Pam
Pam
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving to all my USian friends here!!

BlackBloc
BlackBloc
8 years ago

I’m thankful that I’m Canadian and therefore celebrated Thanksgiving in October, and I’m thankful that the Grey Cup is on this Sunday so that I can see my brothers at least once this month.

red_locker
8 years ago

“I’m thankful that I’m Canadian and therefore celebrated Thanksgiving in October”

Lucky. :p

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone…now if you excuse me, I’m going to go off to enjoy some Mexican Chocolate Pie that I just made. Everyone at my house says that it’s delcious and unique. 🙂

thebionicmommy
thebionicmommy
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving! I enjoyed a traditional meal today with my family. I would say that I am the most thankful this year than I’ve ever been.

Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

The Pervocracy (and Rowdy and Sprite and friends) Thanksgiving menu:
Maple-glazed turkey breast with can-shaped cranberry sauce
Green bean casserole
Rowdy’s super magic 800-ingredient stuffing
Mashed potaters and gravy
Apple and pumpkin pies
Jello!
Mulled cider

nom nom nom nom nom

red_locker
8 years ago

“Maple-glazed turkey breast with can-shaped cranberry sauce”

Maple…glazed?

YUM!

thebionicmommy
thebionicmommy
8 years ago

Our menu was:

Deep fried turkey
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Homemade noodles
Stuffing
Green been casserole
Deviled eggs
Rolls
Watergate salad
Blackberry cobbler
Pumpkin pie

It takes a lot of cooking and cleaning, but it’s totally worth it for such a delicious meal.

katz
8 years ago

Dare I ask about Watergate salad? (Everything sounds super yummy! Deviled eggs make everything fancy.)

ozymandias42
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I am the luckiest person alive, and y’all are part of what makes it so.

VoiP
VoiP
8 years ago

Happy thanksgiving, guys. I think I’m going to make Kat A Kat curry (heart, kidneys, and brain–except I couldn’t find brain in my neighborhood) and watch Star Trek.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! I’m very thankful for this blog and all of you (even our trolls because what the fuck, it’s the holidays).

The menu:

Turkey & turkey gravy
Mashed potatoes
Butternut squash w/butter and cinnamon
Herb and bacon cornbread stuffing
Broccoli and cheese sauce
Roasted sweet potatoes with sage
Cranberry sauce from the can!
Pumpkin pie
Pecan Pie
Chocolate coffee gingerbread w/coffee whipped cream

I’m going to have a food coma now.

Unimaginative
Unimaginative
8 years ago

Can-shaped cranberry sauce is the best kind, truly. It also goes nicely with ham. Happy turkey day down there (or, you know, up there if you live in Alaska) all you USians.

hellkell
hellkell
8 years ago

I love the stuff from the can. If my cranberry sauce doesn’t have those ridges, I am not down with it.

Myoo
Myoo
8 years ago

I’m not American, but Happy thanksgiving to everyone anyway.

Dracula
Dracula
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving all! And thanks for being awesome. You guys brighten up my life, for real. 🙂

thebionicmommy
thebionicmommy
8 years ago

Dare I ask about Watergate salad?

Lol, it does have a funny name, but it has nothing to do with Richard Nixon. It’s just whipped cream, coconut, pistachio pudding mix, pineapple, and nuts. We all laugh about the name, and try to come up with other political scandal inspired food names, like Teapot Dome scandal pudding or Sanborn Contract tea. I highly recommend you try the recipe, because it’s so easy and delicious.

Men's Rights Activist Lieutenant
Men's Rights Activist Lieutenant
8 years ago

FYI, Futrelle has taken to censoring me again for some fucking reason.

Hippodameia
Hippodameia
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it!

Magpie
Magpie
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving USians and MRAL!

Bostonian
8 years ago

I made a turducken ( smoked on the grill for 8 hours with apple wood added to the charcoal), green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rutabaga, and a pumpkin pie.

My friend came over with her family and brought greens,candied yams, potato salad, cheese cake and sweet potato pie.

A good time was had by all.

captainbathrobe
8 years ago

¡Feliz dia de dar gracias!

Skyal
Skyal
8 years ago

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone south of the border.

(so glad ours was last month!)

zhinxy
8 years ago

I’m thankful that even though I got a terrible flu virus and had to stay at home in bed while everybody went to the cousin’s house for family dinner, I got some pie to eat at home alone!

Molly Ren
8 years ago

I’m thankful that I went to a Thanksgiving with several people I loved, but still couldn’t show that because not everyone there would have understood that we’re poly, and yet we still had a good time for 80% of it and pulled through okay.

I am also thankful I got compliments on the two pies I made for it because I was sure they’d be complete disasters.

AbsintheDexterous
8 years ago

We had quite the spread at my aunt’s house:

Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with cheese, garlic and herbs, sausage stuffing, fruit and nut stuffing, fresh cranberry sauce, canned jellied cranberry, pear jello, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, glazed carrots, red cabbage, brussels sprouts, squash, gravy…and some kind of corn casserole that looked rather unfortunate. I didn’t have any of that. Oh, yeah, and pumpkin pie, banana cream pie and blueberry topped cheesecake.

I’m totally looking forward to having fruit and nut stuffing, red cabbage and scrambled eggs tomorrow morning. The best part is leftovers!

zhinxy
8 years ago

Mollyren: “I’m thankful that I went to a Thanksgiving with several people I loved, but still couldn’t show that because not everyone there would have understood that we’re poly, and yet we still had a good time for 80% of it and pulled through okay.”

I’m sorry your thanksgiving couldn’t be open. But at least the pies turned out good for you!

Molly Ren
8 years ago

@zhinxy: We also got to play with these.

zhinxy
8 years ago

Mollyren: OMFNGOD! WANT! WANT NOW!

Sorka
Sorka
8 years ago

I’m not American, but I’m still thankful for that panda video! 🙂

Naira
Naira
8 years ago

Naira and fiance’s menu:

Ceasar salad with from-scratch salad dressing and from-scratch focaccia croutons
Turkey cordon bleu stuffed with roasted poblano peppers, camembert, and ham
Stuffing made from the lion’s share of the focaccia I baked
Green bean and mushroom casserole
Chiffon pumpkin pie with whipped cream (flavored with sherry and honey)

Nobinayamu
Nobinayamu
8 years ago

First year hosting the holiday in my new place.

Thirty-seven people, total. Not including the babies.

Deep-fried turkey (fist bumps to other fried turkey lovers)
Turkey gravy
Cornbread dressing
Cornbread dressing with sausage and fennel
Chipotle mac & cheese
Traditional baked & cheese
Basil Mashed Potatoes
Honey glazed ham
My mother’s “party” meat-balls
Roasted acorn squash with chili lime vinaigrette
Rice and peas
Green beans
Collard Greens
Salad
Home made cranberry sauce
Candied yams with pecans
Sweet potato biscuits
Coco Bread
Sweet potato pies (my grandma made them!)
Pecan pie
Red velvet cake
Pumpkin cake (decorated like a pumpkin, to boot!)
Cookies (I don’t even know who brought the cookies)
Sangria
Champagne Punch
Some other things I can’t even remember

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I’m going to spend today sitting… for a while.

pecunium
8 years ago

Dare I ask about Watergate salad?

I suspect that, as with Waldorf Salad (to which it has a slight resemblance) it was created at the Watergate Hotel, scene of the infamous break-in.

Molly: We are out to our families, so Thanksgiving didn’t suffer from that, and we can arrange our sleeping as we like.

As a point of order, that’s not a Gatling. It’a a belt-fed machine gun. I sort of want one.

Molly Ren
8 years ago

@pecunium: Yah, we’re trying to be more out, but it’s been a slog and a lot of our relationships are in flux. There will prolly be a blog post about it at some point. 😛

heroicman
heroicman
8 years ago

Great Post. Yes everyone Happy Thanksgiving 2011. Since everyone gave a bit of their menu, here I go. Turkey with awesome gravy sweet potatoes, veggie casserole, stuffing, mac and cheese and buttery creamy mashed potatoes. Dessert consisted of various fruit pies/cobblers, and good sweet potato and pumpkin pies. The pies were to be eaten warm with Breyers vanilla ice cream. It was good that the tryptophan did not make me tired this year. A Mens Rights Activist cannot afford to be tired the holiday season, too much work to do. You Know? LOL.
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Holly Pervocracy
8 years ago

Pecunium & Molly – We’re out to our families, but… that’s why we had Thanksgiving dinner together and not with any of them. 🙁

(We’re not like disowned or anything, just explicitly not invited to show up to events together. Sigh.)

Molly Ren
8 years ago

“We’re out to our families, but… that’s why we had Thanksgiving dinner together and not with any of them. :(”

Holly: Yeah, it’s really hard to navigate even when you’re out, isn’t it? : / But hey… it was still better than last year, cuz Nerf guns. And pie! And about 20 minutes when all the kinky people talked about going to an Ikea trade show where we’d find a piece we could really stretch out on and put it through all kinds of stress tests… 😛

M Dubz
M Dubz
8 years ago

I’m thankful that for you guys, and reading your delightful banter to distract me from grad school applications (lolsob). Anyway, Thanksgiving menu, because I pulled that shit OUT this year (note, I actually made about a third of this. The rest was divided between my mom and various other relatives):
Turkey with chestnut and mushroom stuffing
Roasted green beans with mushrooms
Cauliflower with turkey bacon and pine nuts
Mashed potatoes
Home made turkey gravy
Home made cranberry sauce and applesauce
Pumpkin bread
Cheese bread
Corn custard
Sweet potato soufle
Pumpkin pie
Pecan pie
Apple pie
Chocolate chip pumpkin cake