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chickencookie November 18th, 2014 6:20pm

If you are cooking for Thanksgiving, what time do you start?

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DonWichita Kansas
11/19/14 6:24 pm

My wife does the cooking and is a terrific planner, starting several days early. It always turns out great and hassle free. We have our Kids, G-Kids and family members over, 16 in all this year. The youngest G-Kid is 13 so that means a lot of food.

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OldLady
11/19/14 3:48 pm

I'll start on Sunday, I'll make cornbread for the dressing and then Tuesday I start with cake and pies. Then Wednesday cranberries and some veggies. On Thursday I will get up at 5a to start everything else. We are eating at 1pm

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drunk ill be Bach
11/19/14 10:39 am

Sound asleep at 7am. Always sleep in on holidays.

catpillow Florida West Coast
11/18/14 10:45 pm

I usually have the turkey stuffed and cooking in the wee hours of the morning. I buy the biggest turkey I can find and then overstuff it. Cooking takes forever, but it's worth the wait.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/18/14 9:29 pm

About 6 AM Sunday. We'll be in Dallas Thursday for the Cowboys game on Thanksgiving. So Thanksgiving dinner will have to be after church on Sunday so that my son and his girlfriend can get back up to college.

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chickencookie It really is
11/19/14 2:36 pm

My husband sold his Giants/Cowboys game for Sunday (I think) because it's an 8:30 game.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/19/14 7:12 pm

WHY? That'll be a great game (for the Cowboys)!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
11/18/14 7:10 pm

Start the pie at about 10am, get the turkey ready while it's cooking, and get it started by about 11am, looking to have it dinner ready between 3-4pm when my wife gets home from work.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
11/18/14 6:15 pm

Deep fried gobblers. Frees the oven for the womenfolk. ;oP

chickencookie It really is
11/18/14 6:22 pm

Is that what the Diogenes' are doing?

dudley northern Virginia woods
11/18/14 3:45 pm

I said after, because I seldom cook We all have different schedules and diets so maybe I'll cook a little something and let people pick at it . But not before 7.

swjboucher Just Run
11/18/14 3:32 pm

My wife will be up by 5:00am.

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chickencookie It really is
11/18/14 4:34 pm

With that brood it's no wonder. Will you go all out and have a bite of potato or would that cause too much stress on your system :-))

swjboucher Just Run
11/18/14 4:43 pm

I have a 9 mile race that morning so I'm all set for a little bit of everything. ;-)

chickencookie It really is
11/18/14 6:21 pm

I think its allowable!

clfs34 Florida
11/18/14 3:22 pm

I am working on thanksgiving. The hospital is supposed to have food for us.

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chickencookie It really is
11/18/14 4:34 pm

Are you a nurse?

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
11/18/14 3:03 pm

I'm not sure how to answer this, because I do most of it the day before. On the day of, the cooking begins around 10am.

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teppofan Rt. 66 Hackberry, AZ
11/18/14 2:58 pm

We put the turkey in the night before on 250 and let it go all night long. I love the smell when I get up Thanksgiving morning.

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aj1545 Cat Lady
11/18/14 2:26 pm

Never, I do other jobs that don't involve cooking

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/18/14 1:45 pm

The day before usually

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chickencookie It really is
11/18/14 1:00 pm

I start very early - sometimes before 7. I can only fit so many things in oven. Potatoes go in first. And then turkey.

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WildRice With a side of sass
11/18/14 12:41 pm

I'm only responsible to bring a few sides so I won't be doing it til later that morning

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Tryptamine Life is a trip
11/18/14 12:27 pm

$5 dollar rotisserie chicken from shop rite and country crock mashed potatoes will be my thanksgiving meal.

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political Georgia
11/18/14 12:24 pm

I don't cook. I entertain! :)

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
11/18/14 4:45 pm

THAT I believe! ❤️

political Georgia
11/18/14 4:47 pm

It also gets me into trouble, but oh well.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/18/14 12:08 pm

I'm starting today. I make my pumpkin crescents early, then freeze them. The pies will also be done next Wednesday.

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missmorganmarie ...
11/18/14 12:52 pm

pumpkin what

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/18/14 12:57 pm

Pumpkin crescent rolls

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
11/18/14 4:47 pm

That sounds yummy!

missmorganmarie ...
11/19/14 11:53 am

Omg those do sound yummy! is there a recipe online I could find? or just pumpkin wrapped up in a crescent roll?

susanr Colorado
11/18/14 11:49 am

Definitely not before 7. Nobody will even be out of bed at that hour, unless my daughter's cats insist. But we may well have started something the night before - marinating the seitan, preparing a walnut-ginger-miso dip, making pie crust.

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cowboy Here and There
11/18/14 11:38 am

Depends on if my mom wants a fried turkey this year. If so, I'll probably start about 10AM. If not, I'll watch football.

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madeit Houston Area
11/18/14 11:38 am

If I don't start the day before I'm screwed.

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jvc1133 61535
11/18/14 11:25 am

Micro wave ,10 minutes before I eat. ; )

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pateach2 love my son
11/18/14 11:22 am

I usually start around 8. Not cooking this year.

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imanag My heaven on Earth
11/18/14 12:06 pm

You shouldn't have to. Has that sweet baby come yet?

pateach2 love my son
11/20/14 5:56 am

Not at all!!!!! I swore part if my water broke last night it was my plug that was liquified. Pretty bummed.

imanag My heaven on Earth
11/20/14 8:13 am

Don't worry, that little "turkey" will come. Waiting is the tough part. I was even more ready for my 2nd & 3rd to come! My 3rd is a Nov. boy, easiest Thanksgiving dinner ever! I didn't cook a thing. Just rest now, you'll need it. :)

Wink
11/18/14 11:21 am

We start around 9 or so and eat around 2 usually.

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