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funny thanksgiving cartoons

2011-12-02T06:24:15.853-08:00

funny thanksgiving cartoons! Let us know something about Charlie Brown first. Above all, Charlie Brown is the main character of the comic strip Peanuts. It is an original illustration and strip by Charles M. Schulz. I am very thankful with this guy because Peanuts characters are one of my favorite things in life. I grew up with this cartoon, although it's already running as a comic strip long before my existence but I still remember how I have loved watching them in front of the television. Actually, everyone loves the comic strip and it has influenced every household during its time.What I know about Charlie is that he is a simple American boy. There was no mention of his parents and his only sibling sister is Sally that has a good heart to everyone and takes life easy. His got a pet dog named Snoopy that has a little yellow bird friend called Woodstock. He has plenty of friends however and they are his everyday companions. I remember Charlie Brown as a lovable humble kid, quick to get anxious and need self-confidence. He has lots of hope and vey determined but some kids named him as a loser. His peers take advantage of him but he does not mind this. To sum it up, Charlie Brown is a very good boy. Those are the characteristics that he possesses. funny thanksgiving cartoons! I love the way Charlie give affection to her love interest Marcie who wore eyeglasses, wore t-shirts and shorts, to top it all also love him. She has a tomboy best friend called Peppermint Patty and one of his school friends. I also remember her calling Charlie Brown Chuck. One of the regular characters is Lucy who is a selfish little girl and very bossy to everyone especially to Charlie Brown. She has a little brother called Linus the best friend of Charlie that always brings his security blanket with him and a baby brother Rerun who is the youngest character. How I love when Lucy gives attention to her love interest Schroeder who is always playing the piano. There are more characters in Peanuts cartoons that I think was the portrayal of the behaviors of every American kid. funny thanksgiving cartoons! It became so popular during his time because of the common characterization of Charlie and his friends. They are the models of all the personalities you will notice in every kid. You will see different emotions and unconsciously agreeing to all of their representations. The famous character you will see in Charlie Brown is his being neurotic. He is very prone to despair and worry, constantly anxious in anything. All of these and some other things have become the funny stuff during that time.Charlie Brown has become popular because of their famous characterization and portrayal of everyday life. Its effectiveness has touched the lives of many people; I would say that being funny in their own ways makes them effectual and successful. Lastly, Charlie Brown Cartoon Strip is very educational and young ones can get good things from them.About the author: David C. is the webmaster of Famous Quotes Index, a website containing close to 30,000 famous quotes, including Charlie Brown quotes and inspiring biographies from renowned authors. [...]



happy thanksgiving day

2011-12-02T06:13:29.603-08:00

happy thanksgiving day! Without a doubt Thanksgiving is a day that ought to be filled with hope, gratitude, and happiness. It is a time of togetherness and for appreciation of our family and friends. It is a day to be celebrated in joy and liveliness.Although this day is great on its own, it is possible to enhance the day for your family. There are many things that can make your Thanksgiving holiday exceptional. Your kids watch and notice much of what you do. How you talk about your family, the attitude you have about this special day and life in general is all being recorded by your kids.As such this article is intended for parents to examine how they are currently celebrating the day and to find tips that can enhance this experience with their family. happy thanksgiving day! Here are a few ideas to get you started:Begin with a thankful mindset: Start the day off with a happy and thankful attitude. You can ask all family members to write down one positive thing about each of the other family members they are grateful for. Decide to read these notes out loud when you are together at the dinner.Cook together & eat together: Cooking and eating are important for human bonding. Sharing a meal with others is what makes the food even more enjoyable. This is an opportunity to share your daily experiences (the good and the bad) with those you love and those who love you the most. Thanksgiving Day, however, is a good time to share your gratitude with each other. When we share positive ideas with people we grow closer to them. Remember that food is more than just nutrition for the body and brain. It is nutrition for the mind and soul.Celebrate the gift of life: Thanksgiving is the time to celebrate life, not only by saying "Thank You" but also by stepping out of the home to experience something fun (e.g., family sport game, hike, photography, picking wild flowers, appreciation of nature). Joy and happiness are the best vehicles to gratitude and a zest for life.Build family connections: As adults, people recall many memories from their childhood years formed during family events. Many adults have great memories of "crazy Uncle George" or "eccentric Aunt Martha" which they speak about with their siblings and cousins. This is a good time to put aside any family disputes. Model good family relations to your children so they can grow up and value the relationships they have with their siblings and extended family. happy thanksgiving day! Be thankful for your family: Much information exists on "How to survive the holidays with your family." Nobody's family is perfect and most of us have a family member that is difficult to get along with. Use Thanksgiving Day to remember all the positives about everyone and to recall all the positives they have done for you. Find a subtle way to tell everyone what you appreciate about this family member and watch his or her attitude change that night. This is a great opportunity to show your kids how family can connect.Volunteer: Give some of your family's time to a shelter or food bank. This is good for the kids and it is good for you. You will come home with a feeling of contribution, a greater gratitude for what you have, and with feelings of humility. This helps keep us all grounded, but it helps kids form a positive attitude about the life they were given, and it can show kids how their actions can make a difference in their community.New and old tradition: Sometimes it's just easier not to cook the traditional favourites or put up the decorations. But believe it or not, these little, seemingly unimportant traditions are what we crave and what we remember from our youth. Celebrate your yearly traditions and think about developing a new tradition that incorporates the uniqueness of your family! As a family unit, what is your strength and what are your interests (e.g., using arts and crafts, visually represent what each of you is thankful for)? Use your family's uniqueness to establish a new yearly ritual.Happy and Safe Thanksgiving to your family!Ivana motivates[...]



the first thanksgiving food

2011-12-02T06:04:33.517-08:00

the first thanksgiving food!

Of all the time-honored holidays, Thanksgiving seems to demand the most "set" of food on the table. I and my wife have been cooking for all of our holidays and one thing we've determined, Thanksgiving is pretty much what it always has been.
We eat turkey to commemorate a special customary holiday that was passed down from the early American settlers who arrived from England, where turkey was the best choice to be eaten for the festivities. Since then, turkeys have been bought during spring and grown up big for the Thanksgiving celebration. While we continue serving big roasted turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, many families have already been incorporating other recipes in the menu provided turkey is the main ingredient.

the first thanksgiving food!

Stuffed cornbread, apples or cranberries are also seen on our tables. Why is Thanksgiving unthinkable without cranberries? One story says that the settlers referred the ruby berries as "craneberries" because the bud and stem resembled the neck and head of a crane. It's a wild fruit that grows on long-running vines in sandy bogs and marshes that early Americans mix with deer meat to make a survival food. We Americans have continued this berry tradition that we include them when we serve turkey for a holiday meal.
We also go for a pumpkin pie, despite the notion that it didn't make an appearance at the First Thanksgiving. Since folks agree that it might have shown up in the early Thanksgiving celebrations and were probably served after being baked in a Dutch oven over the coals, it became a popular dish in the 17th-century American tables.

the first thanksgiving food!


According to some food historians, the menu of the first Thanksgiving was very different that it includes seafood, wild fowl, deer meat, grain, vegetables, fruit, nuts, herbs and seasonings. There were even surprising foods like lobster, eel, venison and seal. The Native Americans may have used olive oil, leeks, liverwort and dried currants.
If we come to think of it, there actually are many new foods already prepared in today's Thanksgiving that were not available on the first traditional menu. Examples of these foods are sweet concoction made with mashed potatoes, pineapple and melted marshmallows, cranberry jelly and drinks, creamed onions, green bean and fried onion casseroles and many more.
While the idea of giving thanks and celebrating the harvest is already a combination of both olden and modern ways, preparation of food using turkey during special occasions like Thanksgiving is important for Americans as part of their culture, and by no means celebrated as an annual national holiday.





funny thanksgiving

2011-12-02T05:57:40.455-08:00

funny thanksgiving!

Are you looking for funny Thanksgiving poems and poetry to enjoy during this special holiday? When Thanksgiving is about to come, it is always nice to look for fun ideas to enjoy this special day with our family and loved ones. And this is when funny poems for Thanksgiving comes to your help.
Thanksgiving is not only a holiday for giving thanks for all the wonderful gifts and blessings in our life, but also for sharing the gift of joy and laughter with our loved ones. After all, isn't laughter and fun the best blessing that we can be thankful for in our life? So why not make the Thanksgiving this year a fun memory you and your loved ones will always cherish and remember? No matter how you are going to celebrate this special day, funny Thanksgiving poems and quotes are an easy, fun way to bring more laughter to your table.

funny thanksgiving!

So How Can You Find Top Funny Thanksgiving Poems?
Finding funny poetry online is very easy. You can simply do a quick search in Google and you will instantly find a big collection of funny poems and quotes you can share on this holiday. Some of these Thanksgiving poems may be silly, humorous, stupid, or hilarious. So feel free to take a look and choose your favorite poem among them all.

funny thanksgiving!

How to Use Your Funny Thanksgiving Poems
There are a few creative ways to take advantage of your fun Thanksgiving poetry. If you are going to give a Thanksgiving card to your family and friends, then simply write it down on it. Maybe you prefer to read your funny poem out loud in your family gathering on that day itself. This is also a fantastic fun idea. Whichever way you plan to share your poem, hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving this year and have double more good news and blessings next year to celebrate.
Looking for Short Funny Poems to make you laugh? Sometimes nothing is more fun and entertaining than a great short funny poem.
Then check out these new Funny Thanksgiving Poems to enjoy these silly poems and have a great laugh with your friends and loved ones.





thanksgiving family

2011-12-02T05:50:20.638-08:00

thanksgiving family! With the holidays rapidly approaching, it is a good time to take a look at some Thanksgiving family traditions to get a better understanding of what they are and how they are so popular with families today. Naturally the turkey itself and the different trimmings such as cranberry sauce and stuffing is one of the major traditions. However, today there are such things as turkey burgers for smaller families who may not need all the extra meat. In studies it has been shown that 95 percent of Americans chow down on turkey at Thanksgiving. There are some different twists to the traditional bird as well. Hawaiians prefer to rub theirs down with coffee. New Englanders have a taste for salt encrusted turkeys and some folks in the South love deep-fried bird.Some families like to sit around the TV to watch the big Thanksgiving football game. This can be just as important to some families as the yummy pumpkin pies. Thanksgiving football games have been around since 1876. Just hope that your family will have healthy rivalries between themselves. Of course this particular tradition started out with college football games. thanksgiving family! It is also unquestionably popular to watch the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. This was started in 1920 by Gimbel's Department store and Macy's was actually started in 1924. Of course more families watch the parade which is hosted in New York City each year and it is estimated that 46 million folks partake in this.What day of thanks would be complete without a fun loving fight over the wishbone? Whoever gets the largest piece of the broken bone will have their wish come true. This tradition actually dates back to 322 BC by the Estruscans. Then the Romans came and conquered the British isles and the Brits borrowed many Roman customs, and hundreds of years later the colonists from England brought this tradition with them to the New World or America.Let's not forget about the actual act of giving thanks. Some families like to take turns going around the table and telling something they are thankful for. Many families will have a blessing or a prayer that they like to say before diving into the abundance of food. For some families Thanksgiving may be the only occasion that they have prayer as a family in their own home in the entire year. thanksgiving family! Recipes can also be passed down from generation to generation on how to make wonderful dressings or pies. Maybe instead of watching the game, your family likes to go outside and play with one another. Children can also make turkey art at school to use for a centerpiece for the dinner table. And let's not forget about Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, which boasts as being the biggest shopping day of the year, and getting up extremely early for the special deals has become a recent tradition for some.This wonderful holiday is a great way for families to get together and celebrate with good food and stories of holidays past. You can maybe even start some new traditions as well. Happy Holidays! [...]



thanksgiving turkey

2011-12-02T05:41:02.417-08:00

thanksgiving turkey!

Thanksgiving and Christmas have always ranked up there as two of the best holidays for eating, spending time with family, eating more, traveling, and of course eating. And there is no doubt that a Thanksgiving meal must always traditionally include a turkey. Depending on your point of view and opinion but a turkey dinner can be just as satisfying as opening a lot of presents as is usually the case on Christmas morning.
The turkey is the centerpiece of many family Thanksgiving dinners and the preparer of the turkey can spend hours thawing it, prepping it, cooking it, and making it look perfect to set in front of everyone who is attending the meal. The outside needs to be crispy and golden while the inside needs to be succulent and juicy. And before that first bite of delicious turkey is taken it needs to be carved up just right so everyone gets their favorite meat.
While the most popular way to cook a turkey is in a big roaster pan in the oven, that method of cooking can take hours. Some others prefer to cook theirs in an external roasting pan or even in an infrared oven, which can take half the time as a conventional oven. Recently, many families have found a method of cooking their Thanksgiving bird that is becoming rapidly popular, and that is deep frying it.

thanksgiving turkey!

There are many turkey fryers on the market but most of them require large amounts of oil, cooking over a gas open flame, and having to go outside to check on it. While these fryers can make your bird taste delicious they can be a pain and require lots of work. But with an Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer, making that delicious deep fried Thanksgiving turkey becomes a whole lot less work. This electric fryer only uses 1/3 of what a regular fryer uses and takes very little time to cook. It is also small enough to fit on your countertop so you do not have to go outside to check on it.

thanksgiving turkey!

If you are looking for a great way to prepare your next Thanksgiving turkey, make it simple with the Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer which can prepare many of your other favorite deep fried foods all year round. Yep that is right the turkey fryer is not only just for cooking turkeys it can deep fry many other foods as well.
From professional cooks to amateurs the Indoor Butterball Turkey Fryer is sweeping the country. No longer do you have to spend hours in the kitchen or hassle with dangerous outdoor deep fryers. Learn more about this amazing kitchen device by visiting our site - IndoorButterballTurkeyFryer.com. Read all of the recipes and do not miss our Butterball Turkey Fryer Reviews section. Here you will learn what people are really saying about the turkey fryer.





thanksgiving cartoon

2011-12-02T05:29:25.348-08:00

thanksgiving cartoon!

Thanksgiving is a time where all the family traditions come out to share with friends and family. Here are a few tips for planning your celebration:
Many people spend the day, or more often just the afternoon, preparing their Thanksgiving meal. This meal generally includes the turkey, beets, mashed potatoes, stuffing, dinner rolls, candied yams, and of course dessert.
Dessert is often pumpkin pie and what better way to enjoy pumpkin than with a pumpkin custard pie. You will need 1 pie shell, 1 ½ cups of canned pumpkin, 1 2/3 cup evaporated milk, 1 ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice, 1 package of golden egg custard mix (or you can make your own custard), ¼ cup packed brown sugar, and an egg yolk. Combine the ingredients into the pie shell and bake for about a half hour on 350 degrees. Whipped cream will top of this pie with perfection.

thanksgiving cartoon!


Candied yams are also wonderful. A typical recipe will combine 3 apples, 4 medium sized yams, ½ cup brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water. You will bake the mashed ingredients for a half hour on 350 degrees and then add marshmallows on top to melt the last 5 minutes.
Thanksgiving has many traditions depending on your family, including menus dating back to the very first Thanksgiving among the Indians. Many families prefer to add a modern twist to the celebrations, serving trifle fruit salad or other delicious desserts. To a large extent, it really is all about your traditions and creating new ones. And, of course, spending time with and being thankful for the ones you love.

thanksgiving cartoon!


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happy thanksgiving

2011-12-01T07:30:47.429-08:00

happy thanksgiving! It was Thanksgiving in 1974 and Monterey, CA was not all that bustling like it is now. The cars were fewer than those on foot and there were more houses than there were stores. Banks opened at 10am and closed at 3pm and there were no ATM's to be found. The internet was a distant idea in the minds of those holed up in garages with thick glasses on big keyboards with even bigger servers. Phones were rotary and you could call someone with the dime in your pocket.My mother, single (still at 63 she has never been married), was working two jobs full-time for a total of $96.00 a week. Her dream was to go to school and get her degree in Critical Communications/Mass Communications at UCSD. She did succeed at this goal, but that's another story for another day.It was Thanksgiving Day and Kimmie (my mom) had cooked a turkey. The next door neighbors were invited to come over because Kimmie didn't believe in making any food without having others over to celebrate in the festivities; especially during the Holidays. We lived on Major Sherman Lane and the next door neighbors had 7 (seven) kids, each a year apart, and one more on the way. They were all boys and their names all started with the letter "D"...... 'nuff said about them. happy thanksgiving! One of the next door neighbor boys was given the order to 'go next door and get the turkey on the counter'.About 10 minutes later, he comes back to Kimmie (who was next door visiting at the time) and was a bit confused when he said, "there's no turkey on the counter." To which Kimmie replied exasperated - how could you miss a freakin' turkey! - "I think you've been smoking a bit too much p*t" and marched back to the little house.Well, he may have been smoking a bit too much of the Mary Jane, but he was right. The turkey had been stolen. Not only had it been stolen, there was no evidence. Not one wing, thigh or even a drip of juice....what happened to the turkey? Who would steal our turkey? Especially on Thanksgiving? What kind of Grinch would do this to us? A mean Grinch, that's who!Kimmie started to cry. With no money left and nothing to eat we were left with a bit of brown rice and salad - a staple for us. We ended up watching Lawrence Welk on the black and white television with silver rabbit ears on the only channel we received.Kimmie was friends with the Editor of the Monterey Herald at the time and had told her friend the story that night as those who wanted to 'touch base' called us on the rotary phone to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving. What started out as a really depressing night became really funny because we just couldn't figure out where that turkey went or who would steal a turkey....it was such a weird happenstance. We laughed at the entire situation and what started as a real bummer became a real hoot to us!The next day, the Senior Editor published the story about our turkey being stolen and by 4pm on the 28th of November there was a truckload of turkeys and food delivered to our little bungalow house. So much so that we couldn't even figure out how such a small community could come up with this much food! We took only what we needed to make a turkey dinner and delivered the rest to the local churches and community centers. happy thanksgiving! Kimmie was filled with love and was so happy that people could care that much about us - those people who didn't know us wrote us cards and sent us money even. It was really amazing how the little sleepy Monterey, CA community came together to wish us such love and goodwill.Two weeks later I was playing behind the Major Sherman Lane bungalow right before I became very ill with the Swine Flu and I found the turkey bones. Turns out the people with the seven kids and one on the way had a pregnant dog and she was hungry - she stole the turkey! I can't blame the pregnant mommy. Turns out her puppies were really cute!So, why am I [...]



thanksgiving food

2011-12-01T07:22:35.270-08:00

thanksgiving food!

Thanksgiving is a national holiday in America. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November every year. The origin of Thanksgiving in America goes as far back as 1621. It is celebrated as a mark of Thanksgiving to the Native Americans, due to whom the Americans survived the difficult first winter in the country.

On Thanksgiving Day, people pray and indulge in elaborate family dinners. They invite relatives and friends to join in the merry-making. The idea is a welcome get-together, within the community, annually. The main course is traditionally a large platter of roasted turkey. Turkey meat is synonymous with Thanksgiving Day. The day is also called Turkey Day, by some people, as a cute nickname. The other food accompaniments are as elaborate and scrumptious as the roast itself.

thanksgiving food!

The get-together provides the opportunity for the host to thank friends, relatives and colleagues for their support. Food gifts are popular and a unique way of thanking people at this time of year. Thanksgiving food gifts are made to appeal to different tastes. Mail orders for delicious and exotic food preparations are a delight and most welcome. It is innovative and more appreciated than most common corporate gifts.

There are a variety of food gifts that can be gifted at Thanksgiving. There are smoked turkeys, or smoked hams that can be sent to the person. The meat is packed with some side dishes that could include things like mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, vegetables or nice breads.

thanksgiving food!

Food gifts are available online, as well. They can be directly mailed to the person who will be receiving the gift. It is advisable to consider the feedback of buyers, online, to get food of good quality and reasonable prices. The company that offers to replace the food gift, for one of the person's choice, is a worthwhile option. A detailed enquiry on the packaging of the food items guarantees safe delivery.





thanksgiving

2011-12-01T07:16:16.867-08:00

thanksgiving! You probably heard that our Thanksgiving feast came about on a cold November day, when the Native Americans and newly-arrived English colonists got together and broke bread (or, sliced turkey, as the case may be!) While your history teacher was technically right, there's probably a whole bunch about the history of Thanksgiving that you don't know about!The Native Americans didn't just spontaneously decide to have a big feast when they met the Colonists. Instead, the Thanksgiving celebration was something that the Cherokees, the Pueblos, and a number of many other tribes had been doing for centuries. Each year, they would sit down to their bountiful harvest and give thanks for it. Their celebration wasn't just limited to eating, though. It also included dances and a number of other festivities.But since so many of our traditions stem from the meal that the Native Americans shared with the Colonists, we'll focus on that. Did you know there are a lot of misconceptions about that meal - particularly what was on the menu? thanksgiving! Today, we love turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and the rest of the trimmings, but that's not quite what was eaten at the Colonists' first Thanksgiving. Instead, they feasted on wild birds like goose, duck, swan, eagles, and crane. Along with that wild fowl, venison played a big role in the meal. Some turkey was probably mixed in, but it wasn't the star of the show like it is today.How do we know that?There has actually been extensive research into the Colonists' first Thanksgiving. Thanks to hard-working researchers, we know that venison and wild birds were the most common main courses during that time period. Turkey's popularity at Thanksgiving came later.What about the rest of the meal?Since the Colonists didn't have access to sugar, there was no cranberry sauce. And, since they didn't have any milk products, there were not any pumpkin pies being passed around the table. Even potatoes were a rarity back then - so those yummy mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes that we all love didn't come along for quite awhile.In fact, back in those days, people didn't incorporate a ton of side dishes into their meals - Thanksgiving included. They had a few different vegetables, but the main focus was a variety of meats. In addition to the venison and wild birds, the Colonists may also have had their fill of eel, lobster, seal, cod, and clams. thanksgiving! And instead of preparing everything in a nice, warm kitchen with a football game on in the next room, the Colonists' first Thanksgiving was a little different. Here's how Edward Winslow described the day, as published in "A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth" back in 1621:"Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, among other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed upon our governor, and upon the captain, and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty."No matter where you're spending this Thanksgiving, hopefully it will be "far from want". Regardless of what's on your menu, never lose sight of the spirit of the day - to give thanks for all of the many blessings you've had over the past year! [...]