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Postby Rath Darkblade » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:06 am

...I just wanted to wish all our American cousins a happy (if somewhat belated) Thanksgiving. :-) I hope it was a good one! :-)

I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but what was your Thanksgiving like? I'm aware that traditional Thanksgiving fare includes turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce or pie. How do you celebrate it? Just curious. ;)
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Tawmis » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:32 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:...I just wanted to wish all our American cousins a happy (if somewhat belated) Thanksgiving. :-) I hope it was a good one! :-)

I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but what was your Thanksgiving like? I'm aware that traditional Thanksgiving fare includes turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce or pie. How do you celebrate it? Just curious. ;)


Didn't celebrate it this year (yet) either, because they (logically) don't celebrate it in Ireland. But we're doing a Friendsgiving tomorrow.
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Rath Darkblade » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:38 pm

:lol: Yes, they obviously wouldn't do Thanksgiving in Ireland. ;)

What are your plans for Friendsgiving? :)
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby notbobsmith » Sun Nov 26, 2017 6:37 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:...I just wanted to wish all our American cousins a happy (if somewhat belated) Thanksgiving. :-) I hope it was a good one! :-)

I don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but what was your Thanksgiving like? I'm aware that traditional Thanksgiving fare includes turkey, potatoes, cranberry sauce or pie. How do you celebrate it? Just curious. ;)


Thank you! And our Thanksgiving is pretty much what you just described. Other staples are sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole. I'm a big fan of pecan pie. Everybody has their own traditions. One of ours in recent years is to watch the National Dog Show after the Macy's parade. I'm not entirely sure when or how this started.
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Tawmis » Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:46 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:What are your plans for Friendsgiving? :)


Hang out with friends. :lol:

Really that was it - all the friends all brought their kids - and got to hang out with all of them and enjoy being surrounded by love.
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Rath Darkblade » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:17 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Rath Darkblade wrote:What are your plans for Friendsgiving? :)


Hang out with friends. :lol:

Really that was it - all the friends all brought their kids - and got to hang out with all of them and enjoy being surrounded by love.


How adorable. :D (Although Collector would probably say "Pics or it didn't happen"). ;)

notbobsmith wrote:Thank you! And our Thanksgiving is pretty much what you just described. Other staples are sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole. I'm a big fan of pecan pie. Everybody has their own traditions. One of ours in recent years is to watch the National Dog Show after the Macy's parade. I'm not entirely sure when or how this started.


2001. Wikipedia is your friend. ^_^

I've never had pecan pie, but I'm a big fan of pecans. (Then again, I'm a big fan of all kinds of nuts: almonds, peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts...) What's your pecan pie like? ;)
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby notbobsmith » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:21 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:

notbobsmith wrote:Thank you! And our Thanksgiving is pretty much what you just described. Other staples are sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole. I'm a big fan of pecan pie. Everybody has their own traditions. One of ours in recent years is to watch the National Dog Show after the Macy's parade. I'm not entirely sure when or how this started.


2001. Wikipedia is your friend. ^_^

I've never had pecan pie, but I'm a big fan of pecans. (Then again, I'm a big fan of all kinds of nuts: almonds, peanuts, cashews, brazil nuts...) What's your pecan pie like? ;)


I think we started watching it some time later. It is kind of an odd thing to air for Thanksgiving. But then I guess it's either that or football.

Definitely worth a try. Calling it pecan pie may be a bit generous. The filling is pretty much a sugar mixture. Pecans are used to cover it. I'm not sure why, but I've noticed that nuts in the US seem to lack flavor. When I was in Germany, I had some of their pastries. I had this danish with walnuts on it. I've never had a walnut taste that good. But then it's really difficult to find a decent bakery in the US too.
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Tawmis » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:25 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:How adorable. :D (Although Collector would probably say "Pics or it didn't happen"). ;)
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Rath Darkblade » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:27 am

notbobsmith wrote:Definitely worth a try. Calling it pecan pie may be a bit generous. The filling is pretty much a sugar mixture. Pecans are used to cover it. I'm not sure why, but I've noticed that nuts in the US seem to lack flavor. When I was in Germany, I had some of their pastries. I had this danish with walnuts on it. I've never had a walnut taste that good. But then it's really difficult to find a decent bakery in the US too.


Oh? *surprised* Then come to Melbourne, Australia (my home town)! :lol: We have plenty of yummy nuts and lots of good bakeries too. ;) Just in my suburb, there are at least three pretty decent bakeries making fresh-baked delicious bread and rolls, and one offering daily-baked kosher bread and NY-style bagels (to die for). Just a couple of suburbs over, we have a Russian bakery that offers all kinds of delicious rye bread, and in the next suburb we have Italians making fresh bread and pizza every day. :D

In the mood for take out? You'll be spoiled for choice. As well as the usual McDonalds/KFC/Dominos/etc., we have restaurants all over the place catering to all kinds of tastes: Malaysian food (fresh fish & prawns!) as well as Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Japanese, and Korean restaurants... and let's not start on Italian food - yum. And then we have our home-grown pubs serving up staples like steak-and-chips-and-a-beer, mate! :P Or... well, you get the idea. ;)

I'm surprised that nuts in the US lack flavour. Have you thought of flavouring them with tarragon or turmeric? Or how about giving a bunch of almonds a honey coating and putting them in the oven for a little while? Or... here are some nice roasted nut recipes that I tried. ;)

(Sorry to go on like that, but Melbourne's a nice place. If you're prepared to work hard, you'll never go hungry). *G*

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Rath Darkblade wrote:How adorable. :D (Although Collector would probably say "Pics or it didn't happen"). ;)


Tawm, the kids and the family are gorgeous. :D How old is the bulldog? He looks a little scared. ;)
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Tawmis » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:21 am

Rath Darkblade wrote:Tawm, the kids and the family are gorgeous. :D How old is the bulldog? He looks a little scared. ;)


Heh - it's not a bulldog - it's a pug and they all have that silly face. :lol:
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby Rath Darkblade » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:48 am

Whoops! My mistake. Well, I clearly know very little about pugs and bulldogs. ;) I'm much more familiar with labradors and Siberian huskies, since I've raised one of each. :D
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Re: Sorry I missed it, but...

Postby notbobsmith » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:45 am

Rath Darkblade wrote:
I'm surprised that nuts in the US lack flavour. Have you thought of flavouring them with tarragon or turmeric? Or how about giving a bunch of almonds a honey coating and putting them in the oven for a little while? Or... here are some nice roasted nut recipes that I tried. ;)



I'm not sure the reason why they are so bland. Maybe the stuff we get in stores is harvested a little too early before it's ready. Seasoning will probably help, but like I said, those plain walnuts I had in Germany were awesome.
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