Thanksgiving for 2

posted 3 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@AB Bride:  My SO and I have 5 family Thanksgivings to go to between us and we STILL plan to do a “Thanksgiving for 2” at some other point in the month just so we have leftovers to feast on ourselves. So, yeah, it’s safe to assume if we weren’t planning on going to any family members’ houses we would still do a full turkey. 🙂 Thanksgiving leftovers are the best!!

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

It has been years since I had a quiet Thanksgiving

Since meeting Mr TTR we always do something…

In the past we’ve had Thanksgiving Dinner at home and away… and done a varitety of things

There have been Dinners with our Single Friends (we invite em all over, and we cook / host)

Our Kids when everything works in our favour (that can be like rounding up cats)

Or the time we rented a Cottage in the country with another Couple (tons of fun)

This year it will probably be with the Elderly Parents

I like how no two Thanksgivings are ever the same

(Lol, and true to form, like a lot of other Canadians when we eat Turkey… depends on what else is going on… sometimes on the Saturday, sometimes on the Sunday, and sometimes on the Monday)

I’m just hoping that the weather cooperates… I love it when we have a bright crisp perfect Fall Weekend in October

Rainy, Cold, Grey Days are beyond depressing !!

And once Thanksgiving is over, there are tooo many of them, and it can be a long wait until the snow arrives to “brighten things up” again

 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@AB Bride:  We did a cornish hen plus a few side dishes one year.  It still felt Thanksgivingy and my husband loves to cook so he still got all the fun of roasting a bird, but we didn’t have 15 pounds of turkey to deal with…

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AB Bride:  Last year I cooked a full turkey dinner for two and it almost killed me.  Turkey breast, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, and rolls.  We ate it for weeks.  I was proud of us though, it was our first married Thanksgiving and we did it right.

I think this year I’m going to cook smarter and prepare more stuff ahead of time.  I was over ambitious.  🙂  Or maybe my parents won’t be in Texas and we can go eat with them. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yup sure do! Most Tday foods freeze really well for dinner in January 🙂

In the last 5 years we have not been home for Tday since we lived across the country. We have had all sorts of different Tdays.

  • Invited friends over who didnt also have family nearby
  • Just the two of us (and cooked the whole shabang)
  • Cooked for 20 women and children at a domestic violence shelter as well as ourselves

But yes for me cooking is part of the holiday. Without it its not thanksgiving. I put the Macy’s day parade on and cook all day. Usually the cooking starts days ahead when I tear bread for homemade stuffing, make cranberry sauce ahead of time etc.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@AB Bride:  Since Thanksgiving is so soon after our wedding, we’re keeping it simple and just cooking for the two of us at home.  I plan to cook a turkey breast in the crockpot along with mashed potatoes and gravy, and a small green bean casserole.  I haven’t decided on dessert yet because my FI isn’t a fan of sweets so I will likely buy a single slice of pie or some other decadent dessert for myself.

Post # 11
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

yes, i have had a smaller dinner for just the 2 of us.  we do that at christmas if we are not in the same country as our families.

Post # 12
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632 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@AB Bride:  We are doing a family thing – but how about if you made just a turkey breast?

Post # 13
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Nope. That’s DH’s family’s holiday! BUT I make us Easter dinner for two!

I make a standard ham (so, turkey for T-day), 2-3 sweet potatoes, a 5X9 pan of veggies, and a TON of dessert! (I’d add a can of cranberries and a bowl of stuffing for T-day)

My family, however, goes to an indoor water park and eats at their Thanksgiving all-you-can-eat buffet!

AND I WISH WE WENT WITH THEM!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

One year I was all by myself for thanksgiving dinner. I bought a single turkey breast and grilled it up and then bought the single serve mashed potatoes, veggies and stuffing you can find at the stores. It was delicious!! I’ve done this plenty of other times as well. You get the dinner without the hassle!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I cooked for us a few years, but we had WAY too many leftovers and it felt wasteful.  We’ve gone to Maggiano’s for their Thanksgiving special the last 2 years and it is wonderful!

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