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Thanksgiving Leftovers

We went to the ILs yesterday, I brought pies and a pasta casserole, per instructions.

After the meal I offered to help clean-up, but was rebuffed, so I sat with DH in the living room.  MIL said she and SIL had packed our leftovers and I thanked her.

We got home late and I threw our leftover containers in the fridge and went to bed. We got one slice of turkey, the peas, none of my pie, none of my casserole, no gravy, no mashed potatoes, no green bean casserole,  the DRY pork roast, and 1/2 cup stuffing. 

So I can make bbq pork and one turkey salad sandwich.

I have to go grocery shopping the the day after thanksgiving, and I'm bitter.

 

Re: Thanksgiving Leftovers

  • image DysonWife:

    We went to the ILs yesterday, I brought pies and a pasta casserole, per instructions.

    After the meal I offered to help clean-up, but was rebuffed, so I sat with DH in the living room.  MIL said she and SIL had packed our leftovers and I thanked her.

    We got home late and I threw our leftover containers in the fridge and went to bed. We got one slice of turkey, the peas, none of my pie, none of my casserole, no gravy, no mashed potatoes, no green bean casserole,  the DRY pork roast, and 1/2 cup stuffing. 

    So I can make bbq pork and one turkey salad sandwich.

    I have to go grocery shopping the the day after thanksgiving, and I'm bitter.


    Look at it this way.  Maybe they liked your pie and casserole so much they decided to save it for themselves!  Sorry you gotta go grocery shopping.  Too bad they don't have Black Friday deals at the grocery stores, too.  Wink

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  • I would LOVE Black Friday sales at the grocery stores.  That would rock.
  • LOL at sending you home with the peas.

    Sounds like you should cook a turkey at your house.

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  • Haha, leftovers is the best part of Thanksgiving. That sucks.
  • Haha you're lucky you got anything at all. With my MIL, as SOON as we're done eating, she hoards all the leftovers - she'll jam them into ziploc bags and put them in her car. The woman is by no means starving or anything, she's just a freak about leftovers - and the other siblings hate it because they have to eat that food for the next week or two. So DH and I never get any leftovers when we visit his mother, which makes DH quite frustrated.
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  • I cooked so I just kept enough food for a couple of days of leftovers for us and gave the rest to my mother who will make all kinds of good stuff out of it for the week.

    As for getting leftovers when I've been in someone else's house, when my SIL does dinner, she never gives out leftovers. The first time DH and I went to her house for a big dinner I brought my own containers to bring home leftovers, because that's what my family always did. DH thought it was the strangest thing - they don't "share" leftovers. Now I think that's strange. 

  • With our family, leftovers depend on how much was made and the guests that were invited. If there was a lot left over, we packed up our own, but not every year.

    This year we were guests at someone else's house for TDay dinner, so Friday we did our own TDay dinner.

    I liked doing it that way, it seems more of a variety.

  • WEll, I'm putting out the other side of the equation.  Being the host and "having" to divvy up leftovers for EVERYONE is annoying.  It's the one part of the night that I really dislike.  Making sure everyone gets some of everything, etc. 

    Last night, one of the turkeys my aunt brought wasn't cooked all the way through.  Thank God we had a fried turkey.  But we had very little left over- not enough to give EVERYONE a fair share.  So we didn't do leftovers at all.

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  • image DysonWife:
    I would LOVE Black Friday sales at the grocery stores.  That would rock.

    I work in a grocery store and ALL day people kept asking if we do Black Friday sales. UGH. 

    Then I had someone that said we should be open on Thanksgiving "at least until 1". I just looked at her and said "I think it's nice that we are closed so we can spend the holiday with our families, the way everyone else gets to".

  • image jkmcnamara:

    image DysonWife:
    I would LOVE Black Friday sales at the grocery stores.  That would rock.

    I work in a grocery store and ALL day people kept asking if we do Black Friday sales. UGH. 

    Then I had someone that said we should be open on Thanksgiving "at least until 1". I just looked at her and said "I think it's nice that we are closed so we can spend the holiday with our families, the way everyone else gets to".

    I agree.  I feel very sorry for people who don't get to spend time with their families on Thanksgiving.  Obviously gas stations, hospitals, and emergency services should still be open no matter what - but I feel so sorry for people at grocery stores or pharmacies.  Let people spend time with their freaking families.

  • I host Thanksgiving, and I never give out leftovers. Then again, I cook almost everything but the pies.  It even annoys me when someone asks me to make a plate for a person who isn't at dinner (they choose to work T'giving b/c they get time and a half, and then get an extra day off around Christmas).  Yes, just call me uncle Ebenezer!

     

  • In our family, the leftovers go to  my grandma (she lives in assisted living and isn't served a meal on weekends) and my sister (she has 3 teenagers) and the host.  I think it's pretty fair and it usually saves me from eating too many high calorie foods for days after the original event.  I'd probably rather take nothing than get what you did, though.
  • Honestly if we'd had a huge crowd I wouldn't even be annoyed, but we had a 20 pound turkey for five people, and SIL can't take leftovers on the plane, so that would make it four.  DH was bummed he didn't even get a scoop of potatoes.

     

     

     

  • My mom makes an extra turkey (on Wednesday) so we have plently of turkey leftovers. This year she made 2 extra turkeys ... see if you can follow this:

    -One without stuffing (b/c my niece can't have wheat).  That was extra meat for T-day and leftovers.

    -One with stuffing for co-workers who all had to work in T-day.  That got brought to work.  The stuffing got saved for leftovers.

    Plus tons of gravy from 3 turkeys.

    Sorry you got stiffed on leftovers. Go to the diner for a post-T-day feast of gravy and potatoes and stuffing .. and plot your revenge.

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  • That is a bummer... If I brought a bunch of food and didnt even get offered to take some back with me I would be a bit annoyed, but I guess it depends on the family...

    We did T-day at the in-laws and his family always packs up leftovers for everyone to take because there is usually too much food for them to eat once the family leaves.

    I went to my side of the family yesterday and was sent home with about 1/2 of the food. My mom got the other half mostly because my aunt doesnt "do" left overs. I am more than happy to take the food home though - then it means I dont have to cook for a few days at least!

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