Turkey Day

Old Nov 21st 2005, 10:00 pm
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So we have been invited to spend the day with some friends at their family homestead - really looking forward to it! Wondering what we should take? Was going for the big bunch of flowers and a bottle of wine - plus some 'UK' Christmas decs as a novelty! There will already be enough food to sink a ship so thats not really an option!

Just wondered if you guys had any other ideas or protocol we should know about!
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So we have been invited to spend the day with some friends at their family homestead - really looking forward to it! Wondering what we should take? Was going for the big bunch of flowers and a bottle of wine - plus some 'UK' Christmas decs as a novelty! There will already be enough food to sink a ship so thats not really an option!

Just wondered if you guys had any other ideas or protocol we should know about!
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=331789

we took booze and flowers
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oooh nice. Me too, my first time for thanksgiving with an american family! I'm thinking of making some of my dad's special cranberry sauce, as it has port and orange in it, and is a bit different to the one you usually get here. Maybe a bit TART though...

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Its usual for each guest to be assigned a dish to take. If you haven't then it seems your safe to take novelty items like English food for everyone to sample or flowers..or both. Check with your friends before taking wine. We have boozy friends who always gladly accept wine but weave also taken wine to dinner invitations and felt a little uncomfortable as the hosts wernt massive drinkers.
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booze...cant' go wrong, and can always drink it yourself
And flowers aren't bad...could always bring a small pie....
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could always bring a small pie....
Hairy one?
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Old Nov 21st 2005, 11:18 pm
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Its usual for each guest to be assigned a dish to take. If you haven't then it seems your safe to take novelty items like English food for everyone to sample or flowers..or both. Check with your friends before taking wine. We have boozy friends who always gladly accept wine but weave also taken wine to dinner invitations and felt a little uncomfortable as the hosts wernt massive drinkers.

Dont worry - the booze aint goin to offend anyone!
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booze...cant' go wrong, and can always drink it yourself
And flowers aren't bad...could always bring a small pie....

Been told there are many many pies on offer

So there will be no need!!
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booze...cant' go wrong, and can always drink it yourself
And flowers aren't bad...could always bring a small pie....
i will second that, booze always puts a smile on your face when you open the front door to people handing you bottles!!

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Been told there are many many pies on offer

So there will be no need!!
Booze it is then
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Alcohol is not allowed in my house ...
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to take novelty items like English food for everyone to sample .
Chips, rice and curry sauce - half chips / half rice - 3 cans of Stella (you drank one of the way) -winner
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Hi there. Just paying a flying visit from the frozen north. I have a question about Thanksgiving.

I am doing some telephone research this week and that means contacting companies in the US. Obviously Thursday is a write-off. Can I kiss goodbye to tomorrow and Friday as well?

I don't really know what happens in the US at turkey time. It's not such a big deal up here.
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Hi there. Just paying a flying visit from the frozen north. I have a question about Thanksgiving.

I am doing some telephone research this week and that means contacting companies in the US. Obviously Thursday is a write-off. Can I kiss goodbye to tomorrow and Friday as well?

I don't really know what happens in the US at turkey time. It's not such a big deal up here.
People will be travelling on wednesday and Friday is the big shopping day.
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Originally Posted by clydegirl
People will be travelling on wednesday and Friday is the big shopping day.
Wonderful. Does that mean that offices and factories will actually close down on Wed & Fri?
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