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what are some good wii games to buy for guests on thanksgiving?

we have a wii and want to take advantage of it’s all-ages usefulness during parties and get-togethers. what would be some good game suggestions to help entertain our visitors during thanksgiving? we only have 2 controllers, so would that be enough? thanks for any suggestions =D

Well, 2 controllers can certainly be enough, if your guests take turns and everything. Some good games are Mario Party 8, Super Smash Brothers Brawl, Mario Kart Wii, Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree, Wii Music, Wii Play and Wii Sports. Those are a few I can name off the top of my head. Animal Crossing: City Folk can be a blast to mess around with when guests are around, but if you want two players or more, I think I’d stay away from it. I hope this helps, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! :]

How can I decorate for thanksgiving?

How can I decorate my house for thanksgiving without spending a lot of money? I mean everyone knows how to decorate for Christmas but I have no clue what to do for thanksgiving… Thanks for any help!

Some of the best decorations I have seem are from your own yard/garden. Bowls of fall leaves, gourds and pumpkins, decorative corn, jars of canning, buy some fabric in this theme for a tablecloth.

Interesting recipes for thanksgiving?

I’m tire of the old plan boring thanksgiving dinner like turkey mash potatoes , sweet yams, blah blah. Dose anyone have interesting new thanksgiving dinner/ recipes i could try? I also like do something new with my sweet yams beside adding brown sugar and nuts or marshmallows.
thank you everyone. keep on posting.

rosemary turkey. this stuff will change your life! it’s really that good! but one thing you should stick to is the mash potatoes and gravy…it tastes lovely with this,

Ingredients

12 pounds whole turkey
3/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt to taste
Directions

Combine the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, basil, Italian seasoning, black pepper and salt. Set aside.
Wash the turkey, inside and out, pat dry. Remove any large fat deposits. Loosen the skin from the breast. This is done by slowly working your fingers between the breast and the skin. Work it loose to the end of the drumstick being careful not to tear the skin.
Using your hand, spread a generous amount of the rosemary mixture under the breast skin and down the thigh and leg. Rub the remainder of the rosemary mixture over the outside of the breast. Use toothpicks to seal skin over any exposed breast meat.
Place the turkey on a rack in a roasting pan. Add about 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the pan. Roast according to the number of pounds your turkey weighs. This is usually 20 minutes per pound in a 325 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven. A meat thermometer inserted in the thigh should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C) and the juices should run clear when pierced with a fork.

or fryed cajun turkey!
it’s great my dad would make it every year.
it’s dangerous but its worth it.

you need tony chachere’s turkey injector in creole butter,
tony chachere’s creole seasoning.
i’m not sure how he makes it, but i’m sure there’s a recipe some where.

ThanksGiving Dinner ideas-Recipes?

This is the second thanksgiving that i will have in my own home with my family My wife and I want to make this years very memorable and traditional like our great great great grandparents would of had them any ideas/Recipes in your own family that you would like to pass on to ours?

Go to allrecipes – click on holidays then thanksgiving. .. .

Have you started planning your Thanksgiving menu yet?

I have and I bought some things already to lessen the hit at the grocery store closer to the day. We are making our usual 20 lb. turkey with butter,sage and Bell’s poultry seasoning. We baste it with chicken stock. I also make my special Apple Cider Sage stuffing, creamed spinach,biscuits or rolls, corn, sweet potato souffle,cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and homemade gravy and pies.

What is on your menu and have you started shopping,preparing etc for it? Please share 😉

My Thanksgiving Menu is set! I have most of my non perishables already! The week of Thanksgiving I will purchase "The King" ( Turkey) and my fresh Veggies and Dairy!
This is My Menu

Very Light Starters

Stuffed Celery ( Blue Cheese) and Assorted Olives

Turkey/ Gravy
Homeade Traditional Sage Stuffing
Cornbread Sausage Stuffing
Whipped Potatoes
Sweet Potato Cassarole
Green Bean Cassarole ( My boys LOVE this)
Broccoli/Cauliflower Cheese Bake
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chestnuts
Mashed Rutabegas
Cranberry/ Jalepeno Relish
Cranberry Sauce ( Canned variety)

All from Scratch
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Apple Pie

Fresh Fruit/ Nuts

Assorted Chocolates

First Shopping Day

What to buy in advance and how to make shopping trips stress-free.

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A Brief Thanksgiving History : Thanksgiving History of Harsh Times for Settlers

Learn about harsh times for Thanksgiving in this free holiday origins video from an American history authority and Turkey Day expert.

Expert: Matt Cail
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Bio: Matt Cail is an artist who works in oil, water color and acrylic paints, among others.
Filmmaker: randy primm

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Making Pie Crust Garnishes

Decorate your homemade pies with this easy garnishing idea.

You can find the recipe details on Southern Living and myrecipes.com.

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Thanksgiving Day Dinner Recipes : How to Cook a Tofu Turkey

Learn how to oven cook a vegetarian tofurkey in this free video cooking class.

Expert: Lori Schneider
Contact: www.figscatering.com
Bio: Lori Schneider is a chef and owner of Figs Catering in Austin, Texas.
Filmmaker: Drew Noah

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Who hold the record for most rushing yards on Thanksgiving day NFL Games?

Just in case there was any confussion what Player has the most rushing yards on Thanksgiving Day
Not just for a single game but through out there career who has the most.

I think it’s Barry Sanders

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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