Too early to talk about thanksgiving?

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  1. Nov 2, 2018 #1

    boomchakabowwow

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    wow. November.

    My hopes are my wife and I get to spend it together, quietly. Maybe invite a few friends w/nowhere to go.

    The words out that we are staying home. A friend invited us, so I can help her cook this giant meal. Man, this lady has the most dull knives on the planet. You have to start a tomato cut by stabbing it first. Any shame with bringing my own knife?

    (I’m still trying to bailout altogether, but it’s my wife’s bff)
     
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    Ever since I discovered this forum, bringing my own knives has become a habit, also serves an educational purpose for those with knives less sharp.

    Im so goad Canadian Thanksgiving is in October :)
     
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    I always bring my own knives when I visit my folks.
    My dear mother uses a 300usd nakiri as chinese bone clever, because they are the same general shape.
    To save some heart bleeding, I am not going to post any photos.
     
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    You missed the memo Buddy, halloween was yesterday
    At $300 it was a Shig wasnt it !?
     
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    Lol I wish.
    They don't have any idea about knives, its just some sh** that retailer trick them into.
     
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    Not doing anything major for Thanksgiving this year, but we're having family over for Xmas eve and a few days after, where we'll probably do a big meal in there somewhere. My S.O. is thinking maybe a goose. It's been years since we've done that, might be a little risky with this group (Mom and Dad okay, but two teenage picky eaters). Anyway, I'll be following this thread for ideas and inspiration.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2018 #7

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    Bah, tell your wife she can go to your friend's house if she wants to, but you would like to spend a quiet Thanksgiving for once, and not have to do a ton of prep/ cooking. You should get to pick what to do every now and then, so this would be a good time to do so.

    We used to go to a friend of my wife's for T-giving, and it was the same way -- we would arrive and wind up doing a ton of prep and cooking for them. My wife had been 'obligated' to go there for several years before I met her. I went through 3 T-givings, and each year had it's own cooking-related horror story.
     
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    Always do carving duties if go to relatives house. Bring my own knives.
     
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    We’ll probably do 1200 for Thanksgiving.
    Wife will be home eating ramen.
     
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    Every time I bring knives there’s always a casualty by someone who “knows best” - chips, once had a Harner edge turned into a bread knife, etc
     
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    Keith Sinclair

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    Chef don't miss every oven filled with turkeys between take outs and outlets in the Hotel one of busiest couple days of the year. Cooking & carving bird, making gravy from scratch, is a piece of cake for 8 people.
     
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    I hide my good knives at all times. I have some globals in a block on the counter for the wife to use, and guests comment on how I must love knives since I have such fine ones.
     
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    Bring booze, and pie. Can't go wrong with some delish hard-nogg, and if you flavor with pumpkin spice it's like two in one. Personally I think people crap out on booze buying cheap off the crap shelf. But if you take the time find some Elmer T. Lee, a little effort in another way can make for something exciting.
     
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    I wish I had brought my own knives to Christmas at the in-laws last year... making a soffrito for a bolognese (not Christmas meal) with a full knife was a pain... I brought my own zester and nutmeg, not sure why I didn’t bring a knife.
     
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    Is it to early to start talking about next Thanksgiving?
     

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