Wednesday, November 23, 2011


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1. Let's start with something controversial...dressing or stuffing? What's it called at your house and what's included in your recipe...cornbread? oysters? sausage? chestnuts?
We call it stuffing. Actually I started using Pepperidge Farm cubed years ago and we love it!

2. Who do you sometimes compare yourself to?
I cannot think of anyone. Years ago at a party they put Joan Rivers on my back for me to guess in a game. That is who I reminded them of. I use to be really funny!

3. When were you last inside an airport?
July 1st when I returned home from Europe.

4. What is one side dish that absolutely must be included in a turkey dinner?
Mashed potatoes, with some corn to mix into it if you want. Our family kinda likes to do that!

5. What Christmas song do you dread hearing?
Something really silly like "Grandma got run over by a reindeer."

6. If someone approaches you and asks for money do you give it to them? Do you drop money 'in a tin cup' that belongs to a person on the street? Do you have a specific charity you support during the holiday season and/or year round?

I do and I don't. Years ago I gave someone money and I saw him go into the liquor store with it. I try to keep extra bottled water in the car and hand that out. Lately I have started to give out a dollar here & there. I know times are hard and I am lucky to have what I have. I usually do the L.A.Mission each year for Thanksgiving but I didn't get around to mailing a donation in this year.

7. Share a favorite Thanksgiving memory. If you live in a country that doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving share a favorite memory associated with food.
Well this one is funny and a little sick. So my husband and I were divorced at that time. I decided to go to Wisconsin to visit with my brother and his partner for Thanksgiving. They could not get their oven to turn on that day. They ended up getting a plug in roaster from a neighbor to make the turkey. They also called out a service man on Thanksgiving! Well as it turned out when they cleaned their stove because we were coming they put the knobs on wrong. Thankfully the gas man was very nice and didn't charge them for the service call. We had a great laugh over it. Also during that visit my son threw up all over the comforter on the bed and the sheets. They ended up throwing it all in the basement and eventually put it all in the trash! Now that is a Thanksgiving to remember.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I felt the need to clarify something from last weeks Wednesday Hodgepodge. Most people said that they will not decorate until after Thanksgiving. Me too! I said my tree was going up last weekend but that's all, I wasn't going to start to decorate it. I like to take time to fluff the branches, however my family wanted to wait until Thanksgiving to put it up so I am still without my tree up!

Happy Thanksgiving to you!


LynnMarie said...

Funny story - have a great time tomorrow and count your blessings.

Deb said...

Happy your answers...

Ginny Marie said...

My sister-in-law makes her mom's stuffing recipes and it's so good! I'd rather eat that then the turkey. :)

Happy Thanksgiving, Debby!

Kathy ... better known as Nana said...

I like mixing corn into my mashed potatoes and gravy. I thought I was the only one who liked to do that. ha!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Debby.

Love Of Quilts said...

Have a good Thanksgiving. Trish

Nezzy said...

Heeehehehe!!! "Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer"...your too funny!!!

I just wanted to pop in and wish you and your family a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving sweetie.

Enjoy the day. :o)

BTW: If ya get a chance... place...ya'll come!!!

nancygrayce said...

Now I will be singing Grandma got run over by a reindeer all day! No kidding.....when I see a song like that it just gets stuck!

I've just finished my two dishes for Thanksgiving which thankfully will be at my niece's this year....sweet potato soufle and squash casserole. Tomorrow, I'll just pop them in the oven and we'll be ready to roll!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I think my grandmother called it dressing, I've always called it stuffing. Our's will be with chicken sausage this yr :)

I think you're very funny, love it Joan Rivers.

hehe that is the best Thanksgiving story!

I'm hoping to have my tree up tonight. Then I will decorate it on Friday :)

Kerri said...

we call it stuffing
I usually will give a dollar or two if I have cash
loved ur story lol
can't wait to see ur tree!!

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Hope you enjoy all the delicious food.

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend. Hope you enjoy all the delicious food.

Lee said...

stuffing and dressing always sounded funny to me. I never liked it so I didn't really care. But I guess around here it's stuffing. And I love those potatoes, too. It's hard to stay out of them once I've started.

Stacy said...

Your Thanksgiving memories reminded me of the one and only year my aunt cooked....three of us ended up yakking all over the place and her husband told her only 3 out of 12 sick was pretty good odds. LOL

By Word of Mouth Musings said...

LOVE this meme - what a great idea and i always enjoy reading everyone's lists and all this kind of stuff ... like a peek inside ;)

Joyce said...

That is quite a Thanksgiving memory : ). Hope you enjoy the day and decorating too!

Kathy said...

Wow, what an interesting Thanksgiving memory! LOL Times like that are always the most memorable!

I like to let my tree stand a bit before decorating it, too! I think you and I have a lot in common :)

Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

That corgi :) said...

That indeed is a holiday to remember years back, Debby! I'm sure you do laugh about some parts of it when you think about it now. Enjoy the day tomorrow!


Mary said...

#7 sounds like something I would do!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Love Bears All Things said...

I know its Friday but I didn't get to visit on Wednesday...I'm sitting here thinking about the tree...I just made a list of things to do and that is one of them but it will probably wait a few days. This next week is going to be a busy one for me...I enjoyed reading your answers.
Mama Bear

secret agent woman said...

My family's traditional stuffing is oyster stuffing. They now make it with vegetable broth instead of chicken broth on my account, which I appreciate. I love the stuff.

And I'm with you on that horrid Christmas song.

Kristin - The Goat said...

One of my friends who is from Pennsylvania calls stuffing "filling". It sounds so funny - I'm making Turkey and filling. LOL

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