Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Very Special Interview
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I had a chance to interview Chloe the Pilgrim Girl--one of the menu-planners for the very first Thanksgiving!


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    108 comments:

    Jackie said...

    All my very favorite traditions have everything to do with food...sad really.

    Timestep said...

    My mother started the tradition that we have chex mix for breakfast while watching the Macy's Day Parade. Mom decided that since chex mix is made with cereal, it qualifies as breakfast.

    We still follow this tradition and the girls love it.

    Lacy said...

    LOVE Chloe the Pilgrim girl, good job! :) I would have to say our biggest tradition is PIE and I mean LOTS of it... we make several different kinds and almost everyone has a taste of each: pumpkin, apple, pecan, German chocolate cream, mixed berry, coconut cream, and my favorite, apple-cranberry!
    Every year, family members bring new ones to try and old favorites by request... we have so much fun.

    Mami2jcn said...

    Our favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going around the table and sharing what we're thankful for this year.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

    Mami2jcn said...

    tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/4917716179750912

    Anna said...

    My very favorite tradition? Just the whole thing, food, family, fun- it's the perfect holiday. Our family has an unusual tradition started by my great grandmother to get the kids out of the way- she would make goodie bags and hide them. One for all the kids, and they were well hidden outside. That's it- all kids outside to find your bags! The big boys bags are usually hidden in impossible to reach places- like the roof. It's great fun and I look forward to it whenever we get to have Thanksgiving with my extended family.

    Heidi said...

    Turning on the Christmas carols for the first time all season (it's simply not allowed before then) lighting candles, turning down the lights and sipping hot chocolate whilst watching A Child's Christmas In Wales, the movie version of Dylan Thomas' famous poem.

    Brittany Preston said...

    What a fun giveaway :) My favorite tradition is simply being together as a family! Especially as we all get older and more spread out. But I also love to watch football after eating so much I can't move! ~ Brittany Preston

    Vicki said...

    We don't do a lot for Thanksgiving since we moved away from family, but I try to make a simple turkey dinner every year. :)

    MCantu1019 said...

    Just getting together as a family.

    MCantu1019@aol.com

    Amy said...

    We travel to a cabin in the woods with my mother-in-law and just enjoy each other's company.

    avennett AT verizon DOT net

    Audrey said...

    y favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just being able to get together with a bunch of family.

    Suzanne said...

    spending time with family

    abitnerdy said...

    Your daughter is addddorable! love it!!!

    My favorite tradition is seeing everyone again in the family and having a thanksgiving picnic on my grandma's floor because we dont all fit at any dining table hehe

    UtahJenny said...

    Seriously ... Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts??? I might actually have to try one! ha ha

    My fave tradition for Thanksgiving doesn't really exist because every year we are somewhere different with different people. And maybe that's what I love about, well that, and the food. However, I look forward to the day when I am grandma and I get to make the food and the traditions.

    Although, we might be starting one this year ... my kids and their cousins have been practicing together to form a little singing group and their first performance will be at Thanksgiving dinner. I can't wait!

    utahjenny@gmail.com

    charrette said...

    Chloe is just adorable!

    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the three kernels of corn we put above each placesetting. After dinner we all say three things we're most grateful for...and it turns into a big, weepy testimony meeting, which I love. How often do you get that personal and spiritual with your extended family? It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without that kind of sharing.

    Brian and Kendra said...

    My favorite thanksgiving tradition is going around the table and saying what we are greatful for. And we don't let anyone say a duplicate answer so if you last, of 30 people, you better be thinkin! :)

    keylimedesigns@gmail.com

    Bonnie said...

    My kids get together with their cousins and put on plays, which have gotten more elaborate every year. I love hanging out visiting with relatives!

    Susan said...

    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is getting together with family, from the oldest to the youngest the room is really crowded but we all love it. ladybug.suebee@gmail.com

    susan1215 said...

    After we eat and clean up we all go for a walk and then come back and play a few board games

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

    Melissa said...

    I'm on a roll....why stop now.

    melissamcconkie@gmail.com

    Angel Jacklyn said...

    WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THANKSGIVING IS ALL THE FOOD! WE NEVER HAVE "FAMILY DINNERS" SO THIS IS ALWAYS A NICE CHANGE! kytah00@yahoo.com

    Angel Jacklyn said...

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    makeetis said...

    The only tradition we have is everyone stays home on thanksgiving and we eat and watch movies and just make it a day to be thankful that we have each other.
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

    JC said...

    Get together and have dinner around the large table is my favorite tradition.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

    JC said...

    tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/5497785033953280

    Tabathia said...

    It used to be go to my gram but after she passed we now join together at my aunts in the afternoon and watch sports while the kids play
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

    Tabathia said...

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/5505076269424640
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    Joseph said...

    Our favorite family Thanksgiving tradition is to invite someone or a family from church for dinner.

    Jamie Newman said...

    My favorite tradition involve certain foods that we only make & eat for Thanksgiving. It makes it all that more special.

    jamienewman79 at gmail dot com

    Keyona said...

    My favorite tradition is letting the kids play upstairs later on Thanksgiving night and me and my MIL sit back and giggle over wine!

    Susan said...

    One of our family traditions is going to my mother's house, eating, watching football and napping.

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    Susan said...

    I tweeted http://twitter.com/rsmstahley/status/5784577884815360

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    duckstrawberry said...

    Our tradition is sitting in the table eating food.

    won said...

    My favorite tradition is saying the blessing before dinner. It just feels different before a holiday dinner for some reason.

    won2xx at gmail dot com

    won said...

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    amandawk said...

    My mom and sister and I go shopping on black friday, just the three of us.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

    amandawk said...

    Tweeted http://twitter.com/amandawk/status/5807778627059712

    Kerry said...

    My favorite thing would be the wishbone! We would always make a wish with the turkey's wishbone after dinner was over.
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

    Kerry said...

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/5811813492989952
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    Kristen said...

    My favorite is having an "orphans dinner" where you invite everyone you know who doesn't have any place to go for t-day dinner.

    LAMusing said...

    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is dressing up a little and having a wonderful meal together :)
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    LAMusing said...

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    Tracy R said...

    My Aunt loves to be in charge of all of the cooking every Thanksgiving. So the rest of us love to let her be in charge, and we just go eat :0)

    tattgiff said...

    up till now it was to spend it at my moms...this year we are having chinese then the day sfter a more traditional meal...
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    tattgiff said...

    tweet

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    sodahoney said...

    Our tradition is to help with dinner at a half way house. Having a late dinner at home for ourselves

    sodahoney said...

    http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/5945426062610432

    shirley said...

    We all meet here, and all people who have no where to go comes to.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

    shirley said...

    tweet-http://twitter.com/COUNTRYNEST/status/5979099365384192

    Lorie said...

    The family football game with the kids! I love watching it!

    Deb said...

    My mom's dressing! She makes the best dressing in the world and it just isn't Thanksgiving without it!
    tnshadylady at gmail.com

    Deb said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/tnshadylady/status/6036096752295936

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    Bonnie said...

    We take a drive in my husband's classic car to the lake and then come home to dinner
    bepoia(at)hotmail(dot)com

    The Murray Crew said...

    Seems like the holidays are different each year. But we always have the traditional turkey dinner and watch football!

    Deb said...

    Overall, we have a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner with one exception...for a first course, my mom always makes her Matzo ball soup....a favorite in our family!

    Tarissa said...

    Our tradition is to just gather around with some family, eat wonderful food, and be able to enjoy each other's company.

    gmissycat said...

    Favorite thing is the family getting together and sharing in the preparation of the dinner. Love it.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

    gmissycat said...

    Tweeted here too

    http://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/6133113201627136

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    AStarrA said...

    We wont really being following any traditions this year, all the other family is doing their own thing so my husband, daughter and I will just have Thanksgiving here :)
    disintegratingstarr@hotmail.com

    bdiane34 said...

    My favorite tradition, Is after eating the great food. We all gather up and go look at the xmas lights in town
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    bdiane34 said...

    I tweeted on twitter
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    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/6181276100857856

    jakiesmom said...

    its a tie between my moms apple pie and her squash haters casserole
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    The Sunshyn said...

    I always liked that family always traveled to get together for Thanksgiving even though everyone lives in different states. Unfortunately, that hasn't been happening that much of late. Between the economy and gas prices, gatherings are much smaller, with only a few visitors traveling to any particular home.
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    The Sunshyn said...

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/The_Sunshyn/status/6215805435912192

    shiloh said...

    For thirty plus years a sour cream pound cake has been at every Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Tamara said...

    We all enjoy the food of course, but the main thing is the fellowship of just being together.

    Margie said...

    Having a wonderful dinner together with my family. We always enjoy having pumpkin pie & pecan pie.

    Just call me "B" said...

    Our traditions are very simple. We just hang out with family. And we love it!

    Melanie said...

    I try to shun traditions and mix it up each year. This year we are hitting the local parade at the crack of dawn.

    marybug2 said...

    My favorite is just having dinner and spending the day together, and thanking God for all we have.
    marybug2@yahoo.com

    marybug2 said...

    I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/marybug2/status/6717889130274816
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    Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

    Favorite tradition: I make a pie for every person in the family. They all pick their favorite. They start fretting about their decision weeks in advance. :)

    And Cloe the pilgrim girl is adorable.

    Hilary said...

    You really should have more pilgrims. That one is awfully cute. :)

    And yo-yo with the hat. :)

    Debbie said...

    I just love asking each member of the family what they most want to eat and then making it!
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    Debbie said...

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/6785219268972544
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    deb126 said...

    Wow thats a tough question for me, after 30 yrs together I'd have thought we would have developed some kind of tradition but when I try to think of one cant really come up with anything other than cooking specific foods at holiday time, and I always do all the cooking and clean up while everyone else just relaxes and watches tv, I make all their favorite foods on holidays and that includes homemade Cheesecake its everyone's favorite desert but other than the food there isnt much of a tradition going on, We do spend the day together and thats important I think, this year we are having a friend over for dinner who became widowed earlier this year which is much to early in her life so she will be here and we are going to have a great time, eating, laughing, and eating some more, Thanks for the great giveaway

    deb126 said...

    tweeted here

    http://twitter.com/#!/deb126/status/6813087155888128

    karenb834 said...

    Our family tradition is the Homemade stuffing in the bird and eating late, because my guys go hunting. Not too great of a tradition but with him not working hopefully he will bring home a deer. Then we just watch television and chill.

    karenb834 said...

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/karenb834/status/6855674185129984

    Megan said...

    My favorite thanksgiving tradition is taking a nap after the big meal. :D

    Megan said...

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/megans_madness/status/6883224361893889

    MFD said...

    Our favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the Family Circus. All seven of the grandchildren participate and Grandma writes the script. We have circus wagons (boxes on wagons painted red and yellow) with animals (stuffed from Grandma's many trips to Good Will). We have strong ladies, animal tamers, clowns - you name we have it. One of my grandmothers died before I was born and the other lived far away, so I don't have many memories of them. I am thankful that our girls will have beautiful memories of Grandma.

    Mom2anutball said...

    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is going shopping with my aunt on the monday before and having a lunch date!

    Thanks!
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    angie lilly said...

    I hate to be a USA cliche, LOL, but I love the fact that we watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Thanksgiving morning while cooking!
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

    angie lilly said...

    I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/#!/FotoMacro/status/7060164444168192
    Angie
    one 4 earth at aol dot com

    KaHolly said...

    I wish we had a family tradition, but we are all so scattered across the country, and the older folks are all gone now.

    Scott said...

    I really enjoy the fact that my wife and I stay home and don't travel. It is usually just the two of us or a few friends and NO family! LOL
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

    Scott said...

    my tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RePurrPussed/status/7064572871581696
    Scott
    nynekats at aol dot com

    Kristina said...

    Sweet Potato Casserole and Black Friday Madness! :)

    dlhaley said...

    We have family game night after Thanksgiving dinner.

    dlhaley{AT}hotmail{DOT}com

    skkorman said...

    We always rent some great movies to watch after dinner!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

    Anne-Marie said...

    Eating yummy food and talking about all that we are thankful for the year prior.

    I also look forward to the Christmas name drawing.

    Lara-Chloe was amazing! What a cute little Actor she is! It's in the genes.

    codi said...

    My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is having dinner with our family. Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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    Eve said...

    we put up the christmas tree for tradition

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    mama mia said...

    We enjoy making mini turkeys out of butter cookies, a chocolate creme and candy corn. You assemble it all with chocolate frosting, letting one cookie be the base, one (with a trimmed "flat" side) the upright tail, the chocolate is the body, and the candy corn on top as the head. We have done it for years, and enjoy delivering them to friends, teachers, and using them at each place at the table.

    breadmaker6@charter.net

    Adelle said...

    Being together with my family and sharing everything we are thankful for. Also, feeding the poor who is less fortunate than us making us able to fathom how lucky we really are. :)

    Adelle said...

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    Shel said...

    Our favorite tradition is having homemade sausage and sauerkraut in addition to turkey for Thanksgiving..my grandmother who is from Poland also makes her homemade pierogies

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    Shel said...

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    ShaRhonda said...

    Fave tradition, kicking of the Holiday season, first by seeing Santa and spending time together as a family- then putting our tree up and getting a new ornament. Love it! So many things, but these are a few!

    sharhondacrow@cox.net

    ShaRhonda said...

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/The4Crows/status/7692502597369857

    PauleyD said...

    My favorite tradition is completely forgoing any and all dietary restrictions. We eat very healthy all year round, so when the holidays come around we give ourselves license to eat what we want on Christmas and Thanksgiving.

    pauleyd68 (at) yahoo (dot) com

    PauleyD said...

    tweet

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