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Thanksgiving Open Thread: What are you doing, Cooking and Grateful For?

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Chopped onions and celery for stuffing-- look a bit like a yin yang
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I'm making Turkey and stuffing. Researching stuffing recipes. I'm known for my stuffing, but it's been a few years. I'm including bread, onion, celery, carrots, egg, butter, mushrooms, pineapple and dried cherries, plus some scrapings from the neck, cooked in the chicken broth-- for some of it. But I'm also making some without the eggs, chicken broth and meat, for some vegans who will tolerate butter.

And listening to Christmas music. Using my smart speaker: play Rhythm and blues Christmas Music, play Gospel Christmas music., Play Spanish Christmas-- only one chimes song. Play Christmas Choir music-- nice Gregorian, Play ManHeim Steamroller, Play Modern Christmas Choir, music, (meh), Jamaican Christmas music, (most not Jamaican) Play Broadway Christmas. Play Joni Mitchell-- plays Wish I had a river, Linda Ronstadt (great stuff) Smokey Robinson (nice collection,) John Coltrane, Christmas Folk music,( Dan Fogelberg's soundtrack from 1972 is nice, Ray LaMontaigne is a nice discovery) 60s rock

Irish Christmas, but I get bagpipes. They're Scottish, aren't they?Then Wexford Carol, from songs of joy and peace by Allison Krause, Yo Yo Ma and Natalie McMaster comes on. It's haunting a beautiful.

Tried Christmas Music from England, Jewish Christmas music (got lame Chanukah music) Aaron Neville, Disney, but no luck.

Favorites so far: Irish, Folk, Linda Ronstadt, Broadway, Smokey Robinson, 60s rock Christmas,

And will try Celine Dionne, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Lumineers, Rolling Stones, , Miles Davis, heavy metal, blues, , 70s rock 80s rock, billboard hits, guitar, harp, saxophone, Nat King Cole, 40's, 30's 20's early American.

I'm grateful for my family, friends and good health.

 

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You wrote: "And will try Celine Dionne, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Lumineers, Rolling Stones, , Miles Davis, heavy metal, blues, , 70s rock 80s rock, billboard hits, guitar, harp, saxophone, Nat King Cole, 40's, 30's 20's early American."

I'll be listening to John Coltrane play "My Favorite Things" and Ray Charles sing "America, the Beautiful."

Happy Thanksgiving.

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I made pumpkin and apple pies yesterday to take to my sister's house. I'm frankly. not in the spirit this year as we are watching helplessly as our government yet again destroys the lives of indigenous people both in this country and elsewhere. This holiday is unfortunately a white wash of crimes committed long ago that continue to this day. This is a day of mourning for natives. I will be keeping them in my thoughts as we feast on the traditional meal.

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I overheard a co worker say with great indignation: "Now there is a war against Thanksgiving!" I let it go. Can't fight all the thoughtless dumb sh it.

I thought...despite the fact that some people have low information requirements, which is apathetic, others like me are somewhat aware of the history of the American Thanksgiving. But Glen Ford of the Black Agenda Report is not going to let me off the political awareness hook that easily. We've all been propagandized, sure...but? It would be great if US citizens could come to grips with this murderous thanksgiving history and change Thanksgiving to the sort of day we've been played to believe that it is.

I had to ask someone what black friday means to shoppers...I had forgotten. I understand why I forgot. Then I was reminded of cyber monday.

I'd like to think forgiveness for such crimes is warranted but find it difficult in my heart to stomach... with Palestinians being routinely used for target practice by giggling murderous IDF soldiers, and the US led murderous bombing of 40 children on school bus in Yemen as was crashed into our awareness by Jim Carrey, but I cannot.

There is just too much paying forward that must be undertaken. And that cannot start until lazy apathetic and struttingly stupid people stop being oblivious to our forced shared ignoble history and say sincerely say with one voice we are sorry for what "America" did to the indigenous people here in the home of the brave. Perhaps then we can be thankful without having too much cognitive dissonance and move on to correct the next bad mojo on a growing list of bad mojos.

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Despite my comment, I am grateful for a lot of things. Most of all, I am grateful that I am living here instead of Afghanistan, Palestine, Gaza, Iblib, Damascus, Baghdad, Yemen, Tehran, Paris, Hong Kong, La Paz, Kiev, Brazil, Colombia, The Streets of San Francisco, Texas.

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I'm grateful for so many things...for one, I have been quite grateful during my most recent Thanksgivings, that I don't have to labor over providing a huge dinner for a bunch of ungrateful people, LOL! This morning, as I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, I found a surprising thing to be thankful for...I started writing my comment, but it turned into an article: Magical, Music Transformation at the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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I am grateful and thankful to live.

I am grateful to have access to this site.

I have been grateful to live and work in many countries.

Like most people, I gravitate towards my own food, tradition, and customs.

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Yes, the 'turkey' is delicious, but it's the 'stuffing' that gets everyone talk'in - how did to make that? Can you give me the recipe?. Happy Thanksgiving !!

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