Do you cook on Thanksgiving/Christmas ?

Do you cook on Thanksgiving/Christmas ?

TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
Just wondering who goes out to eat, who makes their own food, or buys pre-made stuff from the store.. We make All of our own food...I'm in charge of the pumpkin pie!
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We cook/I cook
Wildchild , wrmbreze , Tori Rebel , SexyTabby , eggiweg , T&A1987 , LowFreqFreak , Kaltir , js250 , mmike1900 , allybee , Redboxbaby , AngelvMaynard , ellejay , El-Jaro , ily , mizzmilla , dhig , The Curious Couple , hpnotiqserenity , SilverIsis , LavenderSkies , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , mpfm , slynch , Jon S , allinonekid , Pink Jewel , Eucaly , poetprincess , wetone123 , TheSlyFox
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We go Out.
Eucaly
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We get pre-made stuff.
ellejay , El-Jaro , dv8 , Eucaly
4
Other!
DeliciousSurprise , P'Gell , Nora , Airen Wolf , Penguin , slynch , allinonekid , unfulfilled
8
Total votes: 45 (39 voters)
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Wildchild Wildchild
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSlyFox
Just wondering who goes out to eat, who makes their own food, or buys pre-made stuff from the store.. We make All of our own food...I'm in charge of the pumpkin pie!
My Family does the whole 9 yards for Holiday Dinners
11/21/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
My family used to do a lot of cooking for Thanksgiving, and then my uncle died. For a few years there was still cooking but once my aunt got a new boyfriend we seem to just end up with Italian food catered to the house, which irritates me to no end.
11/21/2011
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
I really don't have much of a family so I don't celebrate on Thanksgiving but my office does a Thanksgiving the Tuesday beforehand (tomorrow) and I do the majority of the cooking for that, so yes I cook for 15 for Thanksgiving.
11/21/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I always cook for both if we are staying home or running around. Hubby does his best commercial fishing on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. No competition on the water. So I have a dinner for him ready when he gets back. I also always cook a st. mary's stuffed ham every year for Thanksgiving.
11/21/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
I cook, just not a big thanksgiving meal. I'm probably going to buy a rotisserie turkey or something ahead of time.
11/21/2011
Kaltir Kaltir
We all contribute and have a large family get together
11/21/2011
js250 js250
I always cook everything from scratch. We have the biggest house and I love the family dinners!!
11/21/2011
mmike1900 mmike1900
my family cooks, but i go out and get all the ingredients which is easier said than done. besides mash potatoes and pie, the other entries are less conventional, so the ingredients are not as easy to locate without any help from the grocery store employees
11/21/2011
allybee allybee
i love to cook
11/21/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
My husband's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving and we always have company for it. He makes everything from scratch, including the cream of mushroom soup in the Green Bean Casserole. I hate canned soup, so it works for me. The only thing he actually does not make is the Pumpkin and Pecan Pie. He buys those from Costco because we don't have pie plates as big as theirs.

There have been Thanksgivings where we have had upwards of 35 people, not including ourselves, at our house for supper. I am so glad those days have passed. Now there are only about 10 of us.

As for Christmas, we never get out of our PJ's and we have fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. Christmas is a very lazy day. I love it!
11/21/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSlyFox
Just wondering who goes out to eat, who makes their own food, or buys pre-made stuff from the store.. We make All of our own food...I'm in charge of the pumpkin pie!
We go to my brother's house on Thanksgiving. He is an amazing cook. I do help him (his wife doesn't cook) in the kitchen and I also bring desserts I have baked at home and My Man makes appetizers etc.

We do Christmas. LOTS of work.
11/21/2011
Nora Nora
Depending on the year...I cook, we go to one side or the other for dinner (my side of the family is 400 miles away, his is 10 miles away) for the holiday meal. We typically swap who gets Thanksgiving and who gets Christmas.

This year though...my sister is due to have her 4th baby ON Thanksgiving! So, I am leaving our house tomorrow morning to make the 400+ mile drive to spend a week there taking care of the other three boys while their parents are at the hospital. My boyfriend will be going to his Aunt's house with his parents before the fly out to the grand opening of his brother's restaurant! This is the first year in the 8.5 years we have been together that we are separating for the holiday, but we will be back as a "family unit" the Monday afterward, with our almost 4 year old nephew in tow until the week before Christmas when we will be making the 400+ mile trip back to spend time with my family as well as his family that lives a few hours away from my family.

I prefer the years that I don't have to cook...last time I did it, I was literally on my feet for 16 hours!

I do have a bonelss Turkey Breast ready to defrost when I return home...we'll be having our own "week after Thanksgiving" meal, complete with Faux-tatoes (we can't have potatoes), holiday Jello (mad with Cauliflower rather than Applesauce), Gravy, Turkey, and Green Bean Casserole...maybe even Stuffing! And a Pumpkin pie for dessert, of course.
11/21/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Mostly homemade food. Occasionally kitchen space runs at a premium and people opt to bring store bought pies or breads.
11/21/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
My mom does all the cooking.
11/21/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSlyFox
Just wondering who goes out to eat, who makes their own food, or buys pre-made stuff from the store.. We make All of our own food...I'm in charge of the pumpkin pie!
We have for the past two years celebrated Thanksgiving with Arch's folks in Canada. We have a pretty traditional turkey dinner with maybe a ham thrown in for Sigel who loathes turkey. Canadian Turkey day is in October. Arch joins us in the States for his son's birthday, which is Nov.24 so we usually go out to dinner for Thanksgiving in Nov. One home cooked and another we don't have to clean up works out just fine!
11/21/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
My family used to do a lot of cooking for Thanksgiving, and then my uncle died. For a few years there was still cooking but once my aunt got a new boyfriend we seem to just end up with Italian food catered to the house, which irritates me to no end.
Ahhhh young bride looks like you will have to take up the spatula and begin your own traditions! ~wise nod~ I think that would irritate me to no end as well...at least there should be cranberry sauce or something traditional.
11/21/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
We always have cooked.
11/21/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSlyFox
Just wondering who goes out to eat, who makes their own food, or buys pre-made stuff from the store.. We make All of our own food...I'm in charge of the pumpkin pie!
Yes we cook!
11/22/2011
Penguin Penguin
My mom cooks.
11/22/2011
slynch slynch
My mom has hosted most holidays in the past.

This is the first year my wife and I are hosting Thanksgiving. We have a 20 pound bird defrosting in the fridge right now.
11/22/2011
allinonekid allinonekid
My mom does most of the cooking at thanksgiving and I'll just bake a few desserts to take over. But at Christmas I'll do all the cooking and the family will come to my place. (i have more room for people giving presents and such)
11/22/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I personally don't have to do the cooking so I chose other, but it is homemade food at all the places I go. My mother-in-law cooks for my husbands family. With my family, my dad's mom is still alive so her four kids alternate hosting Thanksgiving/Christmas . 2 take one year and 2 take the next year.
11/22/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I ended up voting for everything except "other" because that's the way it happens - plenty of food from all sources.
11/22/2011
SilverIsis SilverIsis
Always have cooked, partially because there are many with varying restrictive diets in the family. We tend to only make a big deal out of it at thanksgiving though.
11/23/2011
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSlyFox
Just wondering who goes out to eat, who makes their own food, or buys pre-made stuff from the store.. We make All of our own food...I'm in charge of the pumpkin pie!
My family and I go to my aunts and we all bring something, everyone pitches in money for the turkey/ham depending on the holiday and we all help out with it..
11/23/2011
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Ahhhh young bride looks like you will have to take up the spatula and begin your own traditions! ~wise nod~ I think that would irritate me to no end as well...at least there should be cranberry sauce or something traditional.
Cranberry sauce 0.0 Now I want some!
11/23/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I have always cooked at Thanksgiving. At Christmas not always, sometimes I go to relatives.
11/23/2011
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