Friday, November 22, 2013

14 Days of Thanksgiving - day 8

Thanksgiving Mahjong
Thanksgiving Worksheets

Home for the Holidays

I have never seen this one. I thought about watching it before posting it, but our library doesn't have it & our Netflix queue is ridiculously long. It's rated PG-13, so it might be something you can watch with your kids, but you should probably watch it yourself (or check the content advisory on IMDB) first, to see if it has any inappropriate content. Here's the description from IMDB:

After losing her job, making out with her soon to be ex-boss, and finding out that her daughter plans to spend Thanksgiving with her boyfriend, Claudia Larson has to face spending the holiday with her family. She wonders if she can survive their crazy antics.

I haven't read any of today's books, so can't give any opinions.

Thanksgiving on Thursday
Description from Goodreads:

The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to the eve of the first Thanksgiving where they meet Pilgrims and Squanto, the Native American who helped them.

Thanksgiving: The True Story
Description from Goodreads:
Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate with a Thanksgiving meal. But what is the origin of this tradition? Did it really begin when the Pilgrims and Native Americans got together in 1621 in Plymouth,Massachusetts?

In her signature narrative nonfiction style, Penny Colman paints a fascinating picture of this cherished American holiday. She examines numerous Thanksgiving claims which were antecedents to the national holiday we celebrate today, raises the turkey question—does everyone eat turkey on Thanksgiving?—and shows Sarah Josepha Hale’s instrumental role in establishing the holiday. Get ready to delve into the rich past of Thanksgiving in an enlightening history that uncovers the true story.

The Thanksgiving Book
Description from Goodreads:

"Provides information about the history, lore, traditions, foods, and symbols of the Thanksgiving celebration. Features include narrative overviews and primary source documents, chronology, and resources for further information"--Provided by publisher.

Today's recipes are for gravy:
Savory Turkey Gravy
Holiday Turkey Gravy
Vegetarian Gravy
Turkey Mushroom Gravy
Makeover Home-Style Gravy
Herbed Turkey Gravy
Seasoned Garlic Gravy
Orange Tarragon Gravy