Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Thursday 13 v. 36 - The Thanksgiving One

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Things Carmen Loves About Thanksgiving
No 13 next week. My parents are still on a dail-up connection, so I'm not even going to attempt to get online for 4 whole days!
  1. A 4-day weekend! Woo hoo!
  2. Time spent with Mom and Dad
  3. Mom's turkey dinner.
  4. Mom's dressing balls. I only get 'em once per year, cuz they're hard to make. But the are sooooooo good. (to answer everyone's questions, instead of dressing stuffed in the turkey, or baked in a pan, my mom mixes up the ingredients and shapes it into ball shapes. I much prefer this method to regular dressing.)
  5. Napping on the couch after Mom's turkey dinner with dressing balls.
  6. Shopping the day after Thanksgiving, though in my home town, there's not much shopping to be done.
  7. Putting the Christmas tree up on the Sunday afternoon that I return home.
  8. Getting to see my Grandmom.
  9. Did I mention the dressing balls?
  10. And the sweet stuff. I'm not big on pumpkin pie (it's ok, I'd just rather have my calories elsewhere), but there will be other choices. :)
  11. Watching the football game where UVA plays our most hated rival - Va Tech - with my dad. Down with turkeys! (Tech's mascot is a castrated turkey, but Tech people will swear it's not. Look up "Hokie" and you decide)
  12. Christmas music starts playing on the radio. Christmas decorations go up. It's official after Thanksgiving. (But shouldn't be up BEFORE!)
  13. I usually enjoy the fact that I'm done with my Christmas shopping, because you wouldn't catch me within 10 miles of Tyson's Corner mall after Thanksgiving. It's a nuthouse!
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    58 comments:

    Luck o' the Irish said...

    Do I even want to know what dressing balls are? Hee.

    Anonymous said...

    I've actually been to Tech's campus, and it's beautiful - although I admit that I though the Turkey deal was a bit odd. Didn't know what a Hokie was, though. They are in denial, though!

    I liked it a lot better when it was called Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute, but that was hard to fit on a T-Shirt.

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    :-)

    Anonymous said...

    Ooooo, yes, I love Thanksgiving. Enjoy the time with your parents!!

    Anonymous said...

    yes, yes! I am so looking forward to the four days off. couldn't come at a better time!

    you have Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving? you are so good! I'm on my knees begging people for lists until Christmas Eve.

    have a good one!

    Janet said...

    ok, what the heck are dressing balls...oh I'm so not going anywhere else with this ROFLMAO!

    scribbit said...

    Yea, that's the go-ahead day for bringing out the Christmas stuff. Plus, if I'm busy putting up decorations I keep away from the craziness at the malls on the day after.

    Sean Carter said...

    Well spending the Thanksgiving weekend with the family is just wonderful...all the family traditions and the great home made food....and there's always mom's secret recipe which makes Thanksgiving so full of fun...and yes shopping the day after....and hey do also drop by my Thanksgiving Blog sometime and share the spirit and joy of Thanksgiving!!!!

    Candy Minx said...

    You are done your holiday shopping? Oh my god, I am so humbled. I made a list so far. But sheesh girl, I now want to go complete it this weekend. You are a monster!

    I am curious about the dressing balls even though I don't like dressing. Football games are definately the best with a turkey sandwich to boot!

    You put your tree up on sunday after Thanksgiving? Is that a usual time for the tree in America?

    Have a great Thursday!


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    Darla said...

    I usually love Thanksgiving. Even the year when my husband was in Bosnia and I made Thanksgiving dinner for a dozen people by myself with 3 kids underfoot. This year I'm making the dinner, but I've got to make it early and then transport it. I'm not a happy camper.

    (I'll snap out of it, but for now I'm pouting.)

    Tanya said...

    Dressing balls? I'm curious. I hope they taste better than they sound... Hmmm - I think I want one...? :)

    My list is up at http://purplegiraffes.wordpress.com/2006/11/16/weed/

    Anonymous said...

    I want to see some pictures of those dressing balls when you get back!

    Anonymous said...

    Nice list!
    I wish you a happy Thanksgiving.

    Greetings from Germany,
    sonny

    Becky said...

    OH! Now you've gotten ME in the mood! How FUN! I'm excited.

    Stuffing balls sound like a GREAT idea! [god I could make so many jokes about that right now....lol]

    Nancy said...

    Your done your xmas shopping?!?!?!

    Those dressing balls sound yummy! Have a great time!

    Miranda said...

    I love American thanksgiving. Way better than ours.

    Happy thursday!

    Anonymous said...

    Great list. I'm with you--Christmas decorations should be saved for after Thanksgiving...but Friday, its on!

    And as for great football rivalries, we'll most definately be watching our beloved TX Aggies play the TX Longhorns Friday at 11, while we munch on left-over turkey and stuffing...the traditional kind....but I sure would love your mom's recipe!

    Tug said...

    For once, I've actually started my Christmas shopping before Thanksgiving...that doesn't happen often!

    Sanni said...

    Nicely done! too bad we don´t celebrate Thanksgiving round here. Enjoy yours... and your trip to Hawaii :)

    Happy TT form Germany,

    S.

    colleen said...

    We do a neighborhood potluck. It's a lot less work that way! My friend Jayn makes the best pies in the world.

    Mine are on the couch.

    Anonymous said...

    Great list. :) Of course, being Canadian, I'm finding all of this week's Thanksgiving posts rather odd, since Thanksgiving was last month for all of Canada. :)

    Enjoy visiting your parents. :)

    Happy T13. :)

    Christina said...

    I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am very excited about this one because I found out my school is giving me a FIVE day weekend!! And I'm all about the dressing, although I've never actually eaten it in ball form before...

    Maribeth said...

    I want pictures of the dressing balls as you now have me totally intrigued.
    I make chestnut stuffing that is soooo yummy!

    Cheysuli said...

    I'll be happy to come help you with leftovers!

    My human woman is laughing because a good friend of hers went to V Tech... She's going to have to laugh at him for awhile..

    Anonymous said...

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Anonymous said...

    Oh, I love how Thanksgiving ushers in the Christmas season. My husband and I always watch Christmas movies together as a special "here comes Christmas" ceremony.

    and naps! Football! Maybe we'll try putting the dressing in balls...

    The Red Queen said...

    Happy Thanksgiving- mine will be spent with daughter and her 22 year old friends- great fun. My TT is up.

    Red said...

    Wow... that sounds like a good, long weekend! Make sure you get pampered by your parents, and save some dressing balls for Pooh Bear. Is he coming with?

    Domestic Goddess said...

    great list!

    Anonymous said...

    I love dressing! Dressing balls sound perfect for me!

    Katherine said...

    Dressing balls!! That sounds like the food of the Gods. There is nothing I like more than dressing, and wow, in the shape of a ball - brilliant! I would eat them with my fingers dipped into gravy - yum. Not sure if there was anything else on your 13 - couldn't get past the dressing balls. :)

    mar said...

    It sounds like you have wonderful plans, hadn't realized how close Thanksgiving is since we do not celebrate it over here (Chilean/German household, lol)
    Happy tt and enjoy those dressing balls!

    Kukka-Maria said...

    Based on #5, are we to assume you snuggle up on the couch, with the dressing balls, for a nap?

    I can see you spooning now...

    Sarah said...

    I look forward to my parents' Thanksgiving cooking. Too bad I am having Thanksgiving at my house this year. They better realize they are getting off the plane and immediately cooking their stuffing!!

    Chrissie said...

    I can't wait for Thanksgiving now!
    Great list.
    I'm in Floyd County VA - Tech territory. Not that I'm a big fan - but just thought I'd tell you. I have heard that the dictionary states they are castrated turkey's. Why on earth would anyone name a team that?
    My 13 are posted too!
    Have a great Holiday.

    tvaddictgurl said...

    The dressing balls sound yummy!

    Happy TT.

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    Natsthename said...

    Enjoy it all, Carment! Have a blast!

    My most unfavorite part? Cooking for almost 2 days, then watching the dinner get wolfed down in 20 minutes. AAAAAIIIEEEEE!!

    Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

    It sounds like you are having a great time. I'm spending Thanksgiving with my Aunt and her family on the actual Turkey-Day, and then my entire clan is getting together for the weekend.

    Heather Smith said...

    Mmmmm turkey and dressing! Can't wait!!

    Anonymous said...

    I'm so jealous of American Thanksgiving. It's way better than our much too early Canadian version. For one thing a FOUR day long weekend including a Thursday and a Friday. Our silly little tack on a holiday Monday is for the birds.

    Plus it seems even more family orientated.

    I would love to have your mom's recipe for dressing balls! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Momma Bee said...

    I'm so with you on the Christmas thing...I welcome and love the decorations, music, and all AFTER Turkey Day, but before (not to mention on HALLOWEEN) is just way to soon! Have a great one!!

    Wystful1 said...

    Okay....can't resist this one---it's a good thing you mentioned dressing balls...I don't know what I'd say if you mentioned turkey balls. Well, you did bring it up in a way. Casterated turkey indeed!! roflmao

    Me? The best thing about Thanksgiving meal is the gravy! I rarely have gravy any more and this holiday I make sure there's plenty of it. Oh, and I do like to cook the meal. Then, this year 'my' Denver Broncos game will be televised. Yay!!!! (don't think they have a chance in China to win tho---I'm pretty sure they play Dallas! ---shhhhh, don't tell any of my Texas neighbors I'm a Denver fan. I'd be lynched! lol)

    Anonymous said...

    ok... I am SO with you on the Christmas stuff! It's 100% ok to engage in the Christmas Spirit AFTER the turkey has morphed into turkey sandwiches...

    Goofy Girl said...

    Yay!! Thanksgiving is so fun!!

    The Mistress of the Dark said...

    I've started Christmas music now! Happy TT! Mine are up

    Jenny Ryan said...

    Have a great holiday!

    Kendra said...

    Oooo I'm so excited for the holidays! I can't wait to eat and eat until I'm sick. Then that nap, I'm so looking forward to that. Plus the shopping ect. Great list! Happy Thursday!

    kristarella said...

    All I know about Thanksgiving is what I've seen in the movies and on the Simpons.
    Enjoy your weekend with your folks! I'll be staying with my mum for Christmas, I love staying with her, she loves to get us tea and things :)

    Norma said...

    And leftover dressing balls.

    My TT is up--hope you'll visit.

    she said...

    4 days off-line? I'd never survive. You're a braver soul than I. Have a great Thanksgiving.

    YellowRose said...

    Sounds like a wonderful time!! Dressings balls, sounds yummy!!

    I'm getting into the Christmas mood too! Seems it's getting here awfully fast!

    Thanks for visiting the "Garden!"

    Melli said...

    LOL! Enjoy those stuffing balls! And time with Mom and Dad! How's the novel coming? Oh! Oh, oh! Have fun meeting new friends too! Watch out they don't dump ya in a grocery cart though! (you'll be the baby too! even MORE of "the baby" than I was!)

    ...my 2 cents said...

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!! Sounds wonderful!

    kailani said...

    No blogging for 4 days? At least you'll get a lot of other things done. Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sparky Duck said...

    Stuffing balls sounds like a great idea. If I have to pick, Im gonna have to root for Tech, but your right, its a Turkey.

    Anonymous said...

    I want some of those dressing balls... I'm soooo drooling right now!! :)

    DK said...

    Great list! I've never had dressing balls. Sounds yummy though! I just do Stove Top nowadays. Lazy, I know, but last time I made dressing from scratch it was a disaster! Hint: Never nuke giblets. Have a very Happy Thanksgiving and drop by my blog whenever you're in the neighborhood!
    DK
    http://aflyoverblog.typepad.com

    NOLADawn said...

    Hope you have a great Turkey Day. Those dressing balls sound yummy!!!

    brandywine said...

    Hey Carmen, Your mums dressing balls sound quite similar to german dumplings, or knodles.(which are also similar to dumplings) I'm not a fan of stuffing, but in that format they sound pretty good. Loving the new hair too! I've wondered what you looked like sans hat. I'm visiting from Kukka's site.