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Nov 29, 2013 05:53 PM

I received the BEST compliment yesterday.....

We had Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws (FIL and his long time live-in girlfriend, Carol) . Last year she was so busy I offered to help her out and she asked if I could make the gravy, which I can do in my sleep. So when we arrived yesterday (homemade Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie in hand) Carol told me that she saved making the gravy for me. She said that last year's gravy was so good that she knew that she couldn't top it. I was so surprised and honored that she would feel that way. It just made my holiday.

Anyone else receive a really good compliment this Thanksgiving?

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  1. That's nice!

    I made the pumpkin pie again this year. I have an uncle who's an intimidating guy, never pays anyone a compliment, and abhors carbs and sugar.

    All he ate for dinner was a few bites of turkey and steak and a few green beans. He didn't say a word all night.

    After dessert, he came storming through the house, grabbed me by the shoulders and said "Did you make that PIE?!"
    Slightly terrified, I said yes.
    "That was the BEST DAMN PIE I've ever had. EVER. Thank you."

    Made my night.

    1. That's so nice and thoughtful.
      The best compliment was seeing everyone getting along and sharing the dishes they each brought to round out our meal. I like it when people share.

      1. I did get a very nice compliment! DH and I made pumpkin cheesecake ice cream (along with a backseat full of appetizers, sides and desserts) to take to our good friend's home. We all had a dish of the ice cream with Bischoff cookies before starting on the other desserts. One of the men, halfway through his bowl, said "this is the best ice cream I have ever had in my life". Now, he's in his mid-70s, so he's had a lot of ice cream. That was a wonderful compliment!

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        1. re: kitchengardengal

          Do you have a recipe for that ice cream? It sounds amazing.

          1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream


            Here's the link. It's from foodie with family's blog. The gentleman who liked it so much commented on how 'silky' it was. I used half & half, and full fat cream cheese. We didn't have raw sugar in the pantry, so I used 1cup white sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar.

        2. Best compliment I could ever receive was ten people sitting around the table eating.
          And, not one of 'em saying a word.

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          1. I guess my mom was complimenting me all those years when she told me to take out the trash since I did it so well the day before.

            Who would've thunk it.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              Not meaning to take away from any proud moments, but when I was an intern, my resident told me how good I was at doing urinalysis.

              1. re: Shrinkrap

                Year after year, the new interns are preternaturally talented at disimpaction.