Happy Thanksgiving To All!

…May Your Bounties Be Plentiful

Thanksgiving 2008Approximately 387 Years ago the first traditional Thanksgiving took place. Today we will gather with our loved ones to celebrate the many things in life that we are thankful for. For some, it can be surviving the financial mess, having a job, a family, friends. For others, it can be just making it to see another Thanksgiving.

It’s a time to enjoy good food, good people, and good games while being able to give thanks for the ups and downs of the past Year. After having that piece of Turkey and spoonful of stuffing, sit back with your loved ones and enjoy the day. Watch a game, watch a movie, play outside, or just talk. It’s a day to reflect and enjoy the things around you, and take a holiday on the busy “go-go-go” mentality we experience the rest of the Year.

Food

It’s the heart of Thanksgiving. It’s the source of the gathering that brought together the Pilgrims and Native Americans during the traditional first Thanksgiving. So why not treat your Friends and Family to the best.

Alton Brown's Good Eats Roast Turkey (©Scripps Networks, LLC)Good Eats Roast Turkey
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Inactive Prep Time: 7 hours
Cook Time: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Total Cook Time: 9 Hours 45 Minutes
Yield: 10-12 Servings

Wow your friends with this juicy, tender, and moist tasting savory Thanksgiving turkey. Click here to get the full Recipe Information, Ingredients, and steps-by-step cooking instructions (from The Food Network’s Alton Brown).

Some other Main Dish Ideas:

Sides & Vegetables:

Desserts:

Complete Thanksgiving Menus:

What To Watch

In one day you’ve downed enough food for a week. Now it’s time to sit back and relax with your family and friends to enjoy what’s on TV.

Thanksgiving FootballSports
Primetime Network: NFL Network
Road Team: Arizona Cardinals
Home Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Game Time: 8:15 PM EST

The “Bird’s” going down, and there’s football on TV…can this day get any better. Tune all day to CBS, Fox, and the NFL Network to get your NFL fix. Capping off the day will be the Battle of the Birds as the Eagles hosts the Cardinals. McNabb looks to redeem himself from last week’s benching, and Warner looks to redeem himself from losing to the NY Giants.

Other NFL Games Slated:

Thanksgiving Basketball (NBA on TNT)Primetime Network: TNT
Road Team: Orlando Magic
Home Team: Washington Wizards
Game Time: 8 PM EST

It’s Primtime, and hoopsnation fans can watch some NBA on TNT after enjoying their Thanksgiving Day Feast. Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson will provide the banter on the night’s games, and entertain you while the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard has his own scoring feast in the Paint against the hobbling Wizards.

Other NBA Games Slated:

Movies

Why not enjoy a cinematic experience right at home with your loved ones. They’re are too many options here to count, so if your favorite isn’t on the list, by all means add it. Avoid the cold, and enjoy these classic holiday movies that will put a smile on your face and help you remember the fun times.

Thanksgiving MoviePlanes, Trains and Automobiles
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1987
Running Time: 92 Minutes
Directed By: John Hughes
Starring: Steve Martin, John Candy

Steve Martin plays the tightly wound Neal Page, a bundle-of-nerves advertising executive. John Candy portrays the innocent, but always skewered, Del Griffith (Director of sales, American Light and Fixture, shower curtain ring division), a shower curtain ring salesman who seems to live in a world governed by a different set of rules from those governing Neal Page’s marketing life.

The movie follows the story of Neal Page as he tries to return to his family for Thanksgiving in Chicago after being on a business trip in New York.

Some other Movie Ideas:

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~ by drcorner on November 26, 2008.

13 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving To All!”

  1. Thanks! You’ve got all of the bases covered! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. Thanks! And the same to you and your family Cat’, enjoy the holidays!

  3. happy Thanksgiving to all of you…We have witnessed some great games in week 12 of the NBA…To check them out, visit http://www.sportsviews.com/

  4. Such a great post! Happy Thanksgiving!

    ~Melissa :)

  5. Thanks Dr. That’s a very thorough post. I wish you and yours a very happy and relaxing/ no drama Thanksgiving. We are juggling between both sets of families like usual. Fun fun fun.

    Dan

  6. Thanks Melissa, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well!

  7. Happy & healthy, relaxed Thanksgiving to you and your Family as well Dan! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. :D

    I remember those days all too well…traveling between 3-4 family invites. I’m thankful it’s down to just 1 central place now. Bundle up :lol:

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well DR Corner!
    Great compilation of Thanksgiving items, just wish there was a way to get a different football game on right now. Enjoy and cherish the day!

  9. Hey DR, Looks like my previous comment might have gotten lost in space, there was an error as I posted, forgive me if it shows up twice. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours! Thanks for the great post, I’m looking forward to tasting the Irish stew recipe!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving DR Corner! Thanks for the thanksgiving guide as well!

  11. Hey Eric, happy Thanksgiving to you as well…and thanks!

    At first I agreed, I mean when id the NFL going to ease off of the Lions and Cowboys HAVING to be scheduled for Thanksgiving Game Day? :D

    Later on though, the Eagles-Cardinals Game turned out to be a lot of fun to watch (funny coming from a Giants’ fan :lol: ). It was fast pace, and for a second I had to do a double take making sure it wasn’t an old Packers-Colts Games. lol

  12. Hey Jen, same to you and your family. Glad you liked it!

    No worries Brittany, happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well. I love Irish food, in fact just about everything in the Irish history/culture is great! :D

    Let me know how it turns out for you.

  13. Such a comprehensive guide, as always. Bookmarked: the butternut & pepita dressing, and the braised greens. These will be fantastic winter dishes, too, now that the holiday has passed. Hope yours was happy!

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