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A quick thanksgiving

Ama658 | Nov 10, 201308:41 PM

The holiday meals have been "mine" since my teenage years, but things get harder every year as we are all living overseas and have different work schedules. While I hope to do a proper celebration at some point (January? It's actually a big deal in my family), this year there is just no time for a real feast for several weeks between work, sibling birthdays, and family weddings. We, of course, don't get the day off ;). Starting Monday night, I am at work or classes straight through until Saturday evening (literally--working 9 hour days, classes until 8 or 9 at night. Unless a shift gets cancelled...!). I would still really love to put out some sort of thanksgiving-esque food for dinner for the family. My only day to prep, realistically, is Monday before I head off to class. I have a sister in law who can help some (not American, although she has celebrated w us a couple of times and is a great cook), but beyond that it will be whatever I leave in the fridge.

Any ideas, 'Hounds? Traditional foods reign for thanksgiving ( & I'm normally a make-it-don't-buy-it type) but there's just no way I can make a turkey and get to the sides. I was considering some sort of sandwich or bake? A loaf of Stuffing bread or something that is traditionally "leftovers" that could be served cold? A pie or tart that will keep from Monday afternoon until Thursday night? Ham is out....

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