Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankgiving Meme

If you're reading this and have a blog, consider yourself tagged.

A few questions to share my Thanksgiving day with you...

1. Which do you like better: hosting Thanksgiving at your home, or going elsewhere?
Definitely arriving at someone's place! I don't know how to cook so when it's our turn, the holiday stresses me out. When it's at our house, my husband ends up handling everything and I end up trying to keep the cats off the table.

2. Do you buy a fresh or frozen turkey? Organic? Free-range? Tofurkey?
When I was a strict vegetarian for 12 years, I had Tofurkey. I have no idea what kind of turkey we eat as I am not a huge turkey fan, but in it for the stuffing. Though last year, my mum bought an extra smoked turkey on the day of Thanksgiving (she didn't think we'd have enough) and it was fantastic!

3. Do you make stuffing or dressing? What kind?
Again, no idea, but I eat it and love it. My favorite part of Tday plus the mashed potatoes.

4. Sweet potato pie or Pumpkin pie?
Always pumpkin! Yum!

5. Are leftovers a blessing or a curse?
Huge blessing! I will eat leftover for as long as they are around.

6. What side dishes are a must-have in your family?
This crazy green jello salad with cabbage, walnuts, pineapple and marshmallows gelled in on top. You cannot make this type of shenanigans up, I say.

I am also forced to eat a bit of it every year because well, it's tradition.

7. What do you wish you had that might make Thanksgiving easier?
A personal helicopter.

8. If/when you go to someone else’s house for the holiday, do you usually bring a dish? If so, what is it?
Sadly (or luckily!) because of my lack of skill in cooking, no one ever wants me to make something. I'm always asked to bring pickles, olives, or rolls. Or cranberry in a can (that is also tradition).

9. What is your favorite after-Thanksgiving activity.
Pie & sleeping!

10. Share one Thanksgiving tradition.
Going around the table and saying what we are each thankful for.

11. Share one Thanksgiving memory.
The year in our first house, we were in charge of Thanksgiving and that morning my car broken down then our oven caught fire. I remember little of what else happened, but I know we ate and I know we had fun.

Also, one year my husband and I went to Whistler to spend Thanksgiving with friends, probably some of the most fun I've ever had. I was young and in love with the world then. I learned to snowboard and I also learned to stage-dive from large speakers I was dancing on at the Savage Beagle. There are a few traits from that 20-something girl I'd like to get back...

12. Name five things you’re thankful for.

1. My daughter, husband, mother, and nana (who is walking!)
2. Good friends and good people
3. A warm place to live and daily meals
4. My health and the health of my family & friends
5. Being in a place where I am content enough to find things to be thankful for.


  1. Thank you! And all the best to you as well!

  2. Stage diving ... wow!

    Hope you had a great holiday.


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