US Thanksgiving's Over - So How Did Yours Go?

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    Nov 28, 2014 1:23 PM GMT
    We had several threads about our own Thanksgiving Past and our expectations for this year. Now that it's over, what were your results? Fairly good? A rebellion of the relatives? The siege of the siblings? Good food or awful? Easy travel or a hassle? Please relate.

    Our own locally here was lovely. Perfect sunny weather that let us eat outdoors, only slightly chilly after the sun set. Very nice food - when gays can cook, gays CAN COOK. The gay couple who did the turkeys prepared them kosher they told me, they won't touch a Butterball. Delicious! May all your Thanksgiving turkeys be kosher! LOL!

    Yet oddly, the straight family who brought the cooked ham was also Jewish (I don't think you can make a kosher ham), and it was lovely, too. No, everything was great. And like I had said earlier elsewhere, to me the spirit of Thanksgiving isn't so much a matter of WHAT foods you eat (because who really knows what the first Pilgrims had), but rather HOW the meal comes together.

    And I'd be pretty certain it was a communal effort, around common tables, and possibly outdoors, all just like we did last night. So that in our own crazy Florida way we may have had one of the most authentic Thanksgiving recreations right here, if you can disregard the palm trees and warm weather.

    On the way home we swung into our favorite gay club. Not for a drink (we'd had enough), but as a quick courtesy. Because they were having a huge complimentary spread, and it really was very impressive.

    But by 9 they were starting to break it down, so our friend the owner insisted that we take home the remaining turkey in gravy, which he assured us was fantastic. I haven't even tried it yet, but it's taking up a lot of our refrigerator real estate, so I can guess what tonight's supper will be. Only not kosher this time.
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    Nov 28, 2014 1:54 PM GMT
    Most people seem to think that ordinary Jews won't eat bacon or ham
    It's only the Sabbath-observant ("Shomer shabbas") ones who won't
    The rest of us lurrrves our ham and bacon
    Oh, and shrimpses
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    Nov 28, 2014 1:59 PM GMT
    for folks unfamiliar

    http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/95907/jewish/The-Shabbat-Laws.htm
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    Nov 28, 2014 2:11 PM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidMost people seem to think that ordinary Jews won't eat bacon or ham
    It's only the Sabbath-observant ("Shomer shabbas") ones who won't
    The rest of us lurrrves our ham and bacon
    Oh, and shrimpses

    OMG! Someone brought a shrimp platter with the biggest shrimp I have ever seen. More like petite lobster tails. I could only eat 1, any more would have spoiled my appetite for dinner. In fact, eatng 2 would have BEEN dinner.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 28, 2014 2:42 PM GMT
    Amazing Thanksgiving as family and friends joined us at the Hereford House (at Terradyne Country Club), where my office is located. I know the staff and we had use of the VIP room with fireplace. Fantastic food of all kinds.

    Had some quiet time later and had friends visit my home last night for about an hour. Lots of Christmas decorating today and important gym time.

    Great Thanksgiving!
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    Nov 28, 2014 3:25 PM GMT
    Panqueques de Dulce de Leche---(crepes smothered in caramel sauce)

    were a favorite. LOTS of MEAT! And along with a sea of Malbecs...Fernet Branca & Coke was served.

    My in laws are Argentine---a people I highly recommend for your next celebration.
  • tj85016

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    Nov 28, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    where's the pics of the naked bartenders at the swim up bar in Key West?