Monthly Archives: November 2013

Day 23: Do you ever help to cook Thanksgiving dinner? If so what do you make?

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I do help make Thanksgiving dinner. I help make the turkey and mashed potatoes. I usually make the mashed potatoes from scratch which is always fun. When I go down Eric’s we help his mom make pies and we make pumpkin cookies. I also put the brown and serve rolls in the oven. Those are really easy.

Day 22: Write an Acrostic Poem using the word Thanksgiving.

Tryptophan

Happy

Aroma

Nap

Kitchen

Squanto

Giblets

Indian

Vegetables

Inviting all your friends and family to gather under one roof.

New World

Gratitude

My Bucket List

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So far..

1. Get a Tattoo

2. Fall In Love

3. Get Married

4. Have Kids

5. See Michael Jackson’s Grave

6. Go to Barcelona

7. Go to Australia

8. Get my picture taken with Johnny Depp

9. Visit all 50 states

10. Get my picture taken on Michael Jackson’s Star

11. Keep a diary for a whole year.

12. See the Grand Canyon

13. See Niagara Falls

14. Learn to play guitar

15. Have someone write a song for me

16. Try out for American Idol

17. Write an Autobiography

18. Go see the Northern Lights in Alaska

19. Learn to ski and snowboard

20. Spend a week in Forks, Washington.

21. Go see a medium (Sylvia Brown)

22. Get my fortune told.

23. Go on a cruise

24. Ride in a hot air balloon

25. See the phantom of the opera in theater

26. See a ballet

27. Go to Nashville for a week.

28. Spend time volunteering in Africa.

29. Camp in the wilderness

30. Dive/ swim with sharks

Must more to come later…

Day 21: What is your favorite Thanksgiving book? Describe the plot and your reactions to it.

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I read this as a child.

This is a basic book about the “history” of Thanksgiving. I put history in quotes because it’s a watered down, very simplistic, probably mostly false children’s version of Thanksgiving history. The illustrations are extremely bright and colorful, but also very dated. It’s funny, as I read this I found myself thinking, “This has to have been written in the late ’70s.” The publication date is actually 1983, but close enough!

Day 20: Describe what you know about the first Thanksgiving dinner.

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I know that the pilgrims didn’t know what to plant. What animals they could kill and eat. What fish was good for them. Then an Indian came up to them and offered them help and as thanks to the Indian and his tribe the pilgrims had a dinner for them.

Day 19: Do you think a turkey would make a good pet? Why or why not?

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Honestly I don’t know if a turkey would make a great pet. I guess it would as long as it didn’t peck at you or chase you. If it was a tame turkey I suppose.

Day 18: Make a list of foods you have on thanksgiving.

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Things we eat:

1. Turkey

2. Stuffing

3. Mashed Potatoes

4. Turkey noodles

5. Gravy

6. Brussel Sprouts

7. Green beans

8. Baked beans

9. Corn

10. Yams

11. Pumpkin cookies

12. Pumpkin pie

13. Lemon Pie

Day 17: Write an instruction manual on how to bake a pumpkin pie.

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) deep-dish pie shell
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Directions

MIX sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in small bowl. Beat eggs in large bowl. Stir in pumpkin and sugar-spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk.POUR into pie shell.

BAKE in preheated 425° F oven for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350° F; bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with whipped cream before serving.

Day 16: Explain why you love Thanksgiving. Are there any parts of the holiday you don’t enjoy?

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I love thanksgiving because it is a time for all my family to get together under one roof and actually get along. The turkey and other goodies are a plus.

Day 15: Write an essay explaining what it means to be thankful.

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There is many ways to be thankful. What does being thankful mean? Well let me tell you. Some may say i’m thankful for my electronics. To be thankful means to be thankful with your whole being. I am thankful just to be alive and healthy. I don’t worry about electronics. Living is more important.