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Fedora To Host Thanksgiving Dinner

Last year in co-operation with community organizations, The Fedora Pub and Grille fed over 1000 people from our area for free. This year the planning committee is working hard preparing for an estimated 1500 of our friends and neighbors who have been hit hardest by these trying economic times. The Fedora Pub and Grille, Christian Community Coalition, St Vincent's, Shepherds Purse, KYMS Radio, Family Promise and many other local organizations and volunteers are working to bring our community together on Thanksgiving Day. More here.

Question: Have you ever eaten at Fedora?

APhoto Of The Day — 11.23.11

Corinne Hufft, right, of Dallas, feeds a boiled mealworm to her daughter Ella Hufft, 3, as visitors sample Thanksgiving-inspired foods with insects at the Audubon Insectarium in New Orleans. You write the cutline. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

McGregor: Black Thursday?

Thanksgiving continued happily along until the 1960s, when retailers like Macy’s started big sales on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Now, of course, we know it as Black Friday, America’s high holy day of deals. It’s been crowding Thanksgiving ever since. To traditionalists, it’s a heretical invasion of one of the few moments of reflection we have left; to others it’s the perfect celebration of our land of plenty. Can Thanksgiving and Black Friday coexist as two sides of the American coin?/Ted S. McGregor, Inlander. More here.

Question: Is there something hypocritical re: celebrating reflective Thanksgiving on Thursday and then gourging ourselves on gift buying the following day, on Black Friday?

Family Gatherings Trump Gas Prices

AAA Idaho predicts an increase in Thanksgiving travel, but credit that to a longing to be with family, not gas prices. The travel agency expects 14 percent of the state's population — a 4.1 percent increase from a year ago - will travel at least 50 miles from home during the holiday. The prediction is “not because of any major improvements in the overall economic market, and obviously not with the help of gasoline prices, but because there is a pent-up demand among Americans to spend time with family,” said Dave Carlson, AAA spokesman/Brian Walker, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you plan to travel far this Thanksgiving? Or is someone traveling far to visit you?

What’s Your Thanksgiving TV Policy?

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On his Slice blog, Paul Turner offers this question as Thanksgiving approaches: A) No TV on Thursday. B) No TV except for seven hours of football. C) It can be on until there is a fight over control of the remote. D) The TV is never off at our home. E) Other.

Ashley: Thanksgiving Is A Favorite

Ashley: Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because there really isn’t anything better than family, good food and time to decompress before finals week eats away at my life again. I think people often understate the holiday because it’s nothing fancy. But then again, that’s what I like about it :-) More below.

Question: On the annual holiday schedule, how would you rate Thanksgiving?

Leftover Plans

By the time Friday rolls around, this turkey, dressing and cranberry sandwich can be yours with just a few Thanksgiving dinner leftovers.

So. If you’re fortunate enough to have any leftover turkey, stuffing, potatoes etc. how do you enjoy them? I’ve got a huge vat of turkey stock simmering on the stove in preparation for tonight’s turkey noodle soup. I also can’t resist a bite or two of cold dressing.

What are your leftover plans?

  • Make soup
  • Create a casserole
  • Reheat everything and serve again
  • Make sandwiches
  • Other

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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