"Thanksgiving Dinner" during rest of the year. Do you?
- ipsedixit Feb 28, 2009 10:29 PM
I was recently invited to dinner at a friend's home and they mentioned, in an off-hand sort of way, that I should drop by when they have turkey and all the Thanksgiving fixings.
She said they make "Thanksgiving dinner" about 3-4 times a month, every single month of the year.
It's just something she likes to do, and the family enjoys eating.
And they go all out. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberries, creamed corn, and cornbread, pumpkin pie,
This got me thinking ... do other people out there have Thanksgiving dinner during times other than the 4th Thursday of November?
I can't imagine having all that turkey, gravy, potatoes during the dead heat of summer in August or September ...
My mum does something similar, albeit not that often. She makes a turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, corn, cranberry sauce, rolls,...etc. But she usually only does this because she wants a reason to make turkey soup, lol.
I held a "Thanksgiving in June" Party that was such a huge success! It was so fun to have those foods outa season and people really got into the idea that I was pretty much forced to have it become somewhat of a "pot luck". It was Thanksgiving but without the stress for everyone!
As for having a Thanksgiving dinner about once a week all year around. Ah no.
I'll do a roasted turkey with dressing and maybe another side or two at least three or four times each winter. I think it would be too heavy for the summer months.
Roasted chicken and veg, sure. But not turkey. I really don't even like turkey. I hate pumpkin pie and honestly, pecan pie doesn't tempt me either.
So no, I don't do this.
More power to them if they like to get together that often, and how nice of them to invite you! I'm sure the turkey may remain constant but the pies and sides may change with the seasons if they like to cook from scratch. Fresh corn on the cob in summer, sliced tomatoes, blueberry pie for example. In my heart, everyday is Thanksgiving Day even if I'm not eating turkey.