Nov 20, 2012

Tuesday: Turkey Trot

Today I'm linking up with Holly for the Turkey Trot linkup. I'm ready to talk about Thanksgiving and even more ready to check out of this work week and get to the food! Get in my belly! 

1. What do you look forward to more: the food, football or parades?
Probably the food, just being honest. Dressing is pretty much one of my favorite foods ever so I will have that and be in heaven says the fat girl. I will still enjoy the football and parades though.

2. What is your favorite non-traditional Thanksgiving Day dish?

Hands down, lumpia! Lumpia is like a Filipino egg roll I guess. It's longer and skinnier than regular egg rolls though. My aunt is Filipino and she used to make this every year for our family Thanksgiving gathering. Since our families have grown and all my cousins are married with children pretty much now, we don't always get everyone together at the same time now. So lumpia isn't always on the menu. 

3. After dinner, is it football or a nap?

Both. There's always good intentions to watch football and then I end up waking up two hours later. I blame it on the dressing. 

4. Do you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Which is your favorite float?

Yes, we always watch the parade or at least part of it on Thanksgiving. I don't really have a favorite float though. I guess Santa's float is pretty important though. To me when Santa floats by that means it's go time on the Christmas decorations. 

5. Where do you go to celebrate and eat your big meal? Who is there (family, friends)?

Normally, we go to my grandfather's house for Thanksgiving lunch and my parents or grandmother's house for Thanksgiving evening. This year things may be a little different because my grandfather is not feeling 100%. He recently had a pacemaker put in and has been dealing with an on and off infection. Also, my daughter has to go to her dad's for Thanksgiving at some point so we will be shuffling this year. And since Jeremy's family lives about 2 hours away, we are waiting to celebrate with them on the weekend. 

6. What is your favorite turkey day dessert?

Honestly, I don't really eat dessert on Thanksgiving. Sounds like a good thing, but I replace the dessert with more dressing. Imagine that. My great aunt used to make the best chocolate pie ever and that was a former favorite. 

Ok, now it's your turn! Go linkup over at Holly or Erin's blog {just click the button above} and tell everyone what you think about this holiday. And Happy Turkey day everyone! Go be thankful for all kinds of shtuff! 


Melanie @ 4Kottez said...

Aww sorry to hear about your G-pa - hope he feels better soon. Look at you and no dessert - AGH!!!!!! I shove Pecan Pie down my mouth all day. LOL.. Those lumpia's sound devine.

Kimmyyy83 said...

I love dressing too!!! Hope your grandpa feels better soon :)

Erin said...

Thanks for joining us for our linkup! I love your answers! And hope your Grandfather gets better soon!

Courtney B said...

The food is definitely my favorite part of Thanksgiving! And spending the day with family :)
I hope your Grandpa gets feeling so much better!!

Emily said...

I love the dressing too!

I hope your grandfather gets to feeling back to normal soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Holly said...

You had me at egg rolls... You are going to have to post a recipe. I hope your grandpa bounces back soon.

Thanks for linking up! :)