It's That Time Of Year

November 19th, 2012
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Well it's dat time of year wea "readership" goes down cause of all da holiday action going on, people on vacation (cause we all know a majority of da WWD! Hui are bored at work and need something fo' do) and just da hustle and bustle all ovah.

Craft fairs have started, Christmas trees are up and Christmas is everywea.

Wait, Thanksgiving nevah even pau yet.....

Wassup Wit Dat!

Nah, I not going all Scrooge li'dat but da week of Thanksgiving to "prepare" for Christmas is ok I guess since it really should be called Thanks-tmas. :lol:

How do you prepare for Thanksgiving? Is your hale always da host of da Thanksgiving meal? Do you cook, fry, buy a turkey? Is there a potluck list dat nevah changes? Do you have to do "multiple" Thanksgivings? Do you get ready for Black Friday? Have you noticed a bunch more of those "ready-to-go-Thanksgiving-meals"?

Da Wife and I always go to her relatives hale and ALWAYS get onolicious kine grindz and we NEVAH leave hungry... for days. :lol: Da past few years Da Wife was "asked" to do her ham but dis year we've been "asked" to do da turkey...... ho da pressure!

So if you still out there....... Howzit Howzit! If not, wassamattah you? WWD! is full-time brah! :razz:








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28 Responses to “It's That Time Of Year”

  1. BowlingBuddy:

    The Thanksgivings festivities is always the trigger for the holiday season to begin. Starting with "Black Friday" to New Year's Day. This is the only time we see relatives other than funerals and weddings. Time flies when you are having fun with the daily routine. Not complaining but retirement is wonderful.


  2. NKHEA:

    How BL,

    I still hea


  3. NKHEA:

    Yikes no can even spell "howzit"


  4. mows:

    Ho brah u kno wat was weird? seeing three holidays in the store at one time. i stay see christmas, halloween and thanksgiving all one time. ho sked brah.


  5. Toekinam808:

    Yes, Christmas came early as in ending of September? I like to celebrate the seasons within each month =)
    Thanksgiving will be at our house, we are going to buy a Kalua Turkey from Pearl City High, we will have various different types of salad. Sweet potato salad, quinoa salad, tofu / kale salad and lobster salad. Of course will make some rice for the men....to top off the night, desserts =) Yummy ^_^ Happy Thanksgiving World***


  6. M:

    Howzit BL!
    My mom or Masako cooks the turkey but this year my father-in-law said he'll cook it.


  7. lowtone123:

    Seems the holiday season starts earlier and earlier. Toys R Us delivered their holiday gift guide in September and I started hearing Christmas music in K Mart in October and Black Friday will get under way at 9pm Thanksgiving day. Also Christmas decorations were on sale from the beginning of October and some shopping centers were decked out in October as well. What happened to the holiday season starting the day after Thanksgiving? I even saw a house at the end of our street with their front lawn full of Christmas decorations more than two weeks ago! I guess some people like to get the jump on everyone else.


  8. Cojef:

    Remember a thanksgiving where the wife had to roast turkeys, on 3 separate days. The second was baked because the the 1st turkey was too small and not enough left-overs for the son, and 3rd was for our house guests from Japan who had never had roast turkey in their lives. That was very hectic, but the wife enjoyed roasting the turkey because it was appropo for the season to share the bounty of the earth with your friends. Today, went down to the restaurant and ordered roast turkey dinners for 4 for pick-up at 10pm on Thanksgiving Day. Getting old is our excuse for not doing any roasting anymore. Our 51 years old son is single, so there is no one to to do the roasting. Better if you had a daughter, maybe.


  9. M:

    I like stuffing, ham, cranberry sauce and prefer dark turkey meat.


  10. Uncle Rodney:

    Treetops restaurant will once again provide Thanksgiving lunch with da in-laws and uncles and aunties. It's become somewhat of a tradition - walking out stuffed from eating too much, then hanging out in the shaded parking lot talking story some more and enjoying the cool Manoa weather.

    Then a stop at Manoa Shopping center to get some gelato from Milano Freezer to take home.

    BL, no forget fo stuff da turkey wit kim-chee!


  11. M:

    I wish our family would go to a restaurant for thanksgiving. No need cook, setup and cleanup. Noa easy but our family is too pake. :(


  12. wafan:

    Used to roast a turkey. Then went to a couple of hindquarters. Even did one of those turkey loaves in the frozen food section (ugh, never again, gross). Now, just go out to a nice, or not so nice, restaurant to eat like crazy. Out in Federal Way the Stewart Anderson's used to do a turkey buffet . . . yup, all you can eat. They stopped when the transplants discovered the deal. Now, just go where I want to eat and enjoy watching families and the kids getting excited about the holiday season.

    No family so it is easy and kind of sad.

    Enjoy your family time!


  13. sally:

    Gatherings have gotten so small for our family. It's just one of my brothers, his wife and son then there's my daughter and me. My aunty & 2 cousins join us. If my aunty didn't live on the same property they'd probably do their own thing.

    So it goes for Christmas and New Years too.


  14. Ynaku:

    Howzit BL

    Unlike NKHEA I can spell Howzit :lol:

    Oh and I stay hea too. Wea else I going?


  15. Ynaku:

    I already ate my turkey. I cooked it in an electric roaster since da wife was going use the oven to bake a pumpkin cake. Didn't have time to brine so we just rubbed it with hawaiian Salt, Garlic Salt and oregano. Stuck one stick butter in the cavity. Turned on roaster to highest setting. Cooked turkey for 30 minutes then turned it down to 325 and cooked for about 5 hours or 20 minutes per pound. (Turkey was almost 15 lb which I paid only $2.98 without coupon :D ) I started it at 3 am and went back sleep :)

    I'm not the purist that gotta carve a turkey a certain way. I just separate the breast and slice them. I cut the meat off the thighs and drumsticks and cut them up. I shred the rest then place into a chafing pan and service with gravy and stove top stuffing. So easy.

    I have 3 more turkey's in my freezer for later. Cannot beat the prices. Bought them at Foodland. Limit was 2 a visit. Spend $30 get one bird for $2.98. Or pay $4.98 each. No need save $500 of receipts to get a free bird. Cheap enough. So to all of you, Happy Gobble Gobble

    NKHEA??? DUCK my friend


  16. Ynaku:

    Oh my wife made chook with the leftover bones and stuff


  17. GA Bows:

    I hope everyone has a safe and happy gobble-gobble!

    This year I'm making 2 turkey, 1 baked and 1 deep fried. We have friends come over since I don't have family in the states.


  18. Da808:

    Howzit Bradda Lance and everyone else! Not a cook here so no can talk about how I cook my turkey this year or have a wife to cook me a turkey, but das ok life goes on. But with dat note...wanted to wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving Celebration. Please be safe...no drink and drive..and most of let's be "Thankful" for all we have! Aloha! =)


  19. sally:

    Sis in Law makes the turkey. I make the ham. The rest is free for all and we always get an interesting array of side dishes.

    I just saw a recipe for Char Siu Glazed Ham. Looks ono... don'tcha think?
    http://cookinghawaiianstyle.com/index.php/component/recipe/recipes/detail/1837/char-siu-glazed-ham


  20. dihudfan:

    goin zippys for my turkey...


  21. Braddah Lance:

    BowlingBuddy:
    The Thanksgivings festivities is always the trigger for the holiday season to begin.

    Rogah dat!

    Time flies when you are having fun with the daily routine. Not complaining but retirement is wonderful.

    Anyone dat works long enough to retire deserves it - Enjoy!
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    NKHEA:
    How BL,...Yikes no can even spell "howzit"

    For a minute there, I thought you was going Native-American on me. :grin:
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    mows:
    Ho brah u kno wat was weird? seeing three holidays in the store at one time. i stay see christmas, halloween and thanksgiving all one time. ho sked brah.

    I know! It's weird seeing all da different "seasons" at one time. It's like going through "It's A Small World" at Disneyland. :lol:
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    Toekinam808:
    Yes, Christmas came early as in ending of September? I like to celebrate the seasons within each month =)

    :grin:

    Thanksgiving will be at our house, we are going to buy a Kalua Turkey from Pearl City High

    Hmmm, kalua turkey? I wondah if they just put liquid smoke or really put 'em in an imu?

    we will have various different types of salad. Sweet potato salad, quinoa salad, tofu / kale salad and lobster salad.

    Now das choke salad!
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    M:
    My mom or Masako cooks the turkey but this year my father-in-law said he'll cook it.

    You guys get backup turkey? :razz: Jus' kidding.
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    lowtone123:
    ...Black Friday will get under way at 9pm Thanksgiving day.

    Da earliest I heard was 7pm. :shock: No can even have dinnah yeah?

    I even saw a house at the end of our street with their front lawn full of Christmas decorations more than two weeks ago! I guess some people like to get the jump on everyone else.

    Dat gotta be it.... they no like be last.
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    Cojef:
    Remember a thanksgiving where the wife had to roast turkeys, on 3 separate days.

    Now das rough!

    Today, went down to the restaurant and ordered roast turkey dinners for 4 for pick-up at 10pm on Thanksgiving Day.

    I did dat one year.... but only once. While da kitchen goes nuts at home, I tink das da whole "fun" of it.
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    M:
    I like stuffing, ham, cranberry sauce and prefer dark turkey meat.

    I like da kine homemade stuffing wit bacon inside and I like white meat.... wit CHOKE gravy. :grin:
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    Uncle Rodney:
    Treetops restaurant will once again provide Thanksgiving lunch with da in-laws and uncles and aunties.

    So nobody cooks? Wow! At least everybody "agrees" and das cool. On Da Wife's side, I tink everybody likes cooking so we always cook.

    It's become somewhat of a tradition - walking out stuffed from eating too much, then hanging out in the shaded parking lot talking story some more and enjoying the cool Manoa weather.

    As long as it's "tradition", nothing is wrong wit dat. I tink we lose too much traditions in dis day and age. :neutral:

    BL, no forget fo stuff da turkey wit kim-chee!

    Huh? You like da bird on fire? :lol:
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    M:
    I wish our family would go to a restaurant for thanksgiving. No need cook, setup and cleanup. Noa easy but our family is too pake.

    :lol: :lol:
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    wafan:
    Used to roast a turkey. Then went to a couple of hindquarters. Even did one of those turkey loaves in the frozen food section (ugh, never again, gross). Now, just go out to a nice, or not so nice, restaurant to eat like crazy.

    I give you credit for trying all kine styles. Not too many people like to do different things.

    Now, just go where I want to eat and enjoy watching families and the kids getting excited about the holiday season.

    I like people watching during dis time too.

    No family so it is easy and kind of sad.

    No worry my Braddah, you got da WWD! ohana right hea........ on most every oddah day. :lol:
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    sally:
    Gatherings have gotten so small for our family. It's just one of my brothers, his wife and son then there's my daughter and me. My aunty & 2 cousins join us. If my aunty didn't live on the same property they'd probably do their own thing.

    No mattah da size, as long it's wit ohana, it's ALWAYS good.
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    Ynaku:
    Wea else I going?

    Wea evah you like no? :lol:

    Didn't have time to brine so we just rubbed it with hawaiian Salt, Garlic Salt and oregano. Stuck one stick butter in the cavity.So how was?

    (Turkey was almost 15 lb which I paid only $2.98 without coupon )

    WOW!

    I'm not the purist that gotta carve a turkey a certain way.

    If it's ohana, wat does it mattah yeah? All going in da same place.

    I have 3 more turkey's in my freezer for later.

    DAMN! You must have a hugemongous freezer!

    Oh my wife made chook with the leftover bones and stuff

    So you bringing some ovah right? I love homemade chook!
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    GA Bows:
    This year I'm making 2 turkey, 1 baked and 1 deep fried. We have friends come over since I don't have family in the states.

    How is da fried turkey? Well, anything fried gotta taste ono right? :grin:
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    Da808:
    ..and most of let's be "Thankful" for all we have! Aloha! =)

    Rogah dat!
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    sally:
    Sis in Law makes the turkey. I make the ham. The rest is free for all and we always get an interesting array of side dishes.

    Isn't dat da fun part? :grin:

    I just saw a recipe for Char Siu Glazed Ham. Looks ono... don'tcha think?

    Ummm, try go make 'em and we'll let you know. :wink:
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    dihudfan:
    goin zippys for my turkey...

    To eat or to pick up?


  22. 808 Hui in da 206:

    Howzit BL,

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!!! Start of da holiday season to end another year - ho, so fast huh?

    Wanfan - if no mo place fo go, always can come grind with us.. We stay in Shoreline, WA.

    Aloha...


  23. Ynaku:

    Turkey was juicy :D

    I go send da chook over on da Supa Fairy :lol:


  24. kamaaina808:

    Wow BL - actually had time to ansah dis time :-)

    Us vegetarians (and vegans) have a wonderful place to go for TG - Down to Earth have great selections (seitan/tofu, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, etc.) on their hot bar - I grind there 2x a year (TG & Christmas). Even though they stay closed on those days, they have the grindz the day before, so get extras & take'em home case no one invites me anywhere. Chances are good that will happen this year, too. *sigh* Happy Thanksgiving, everybodies! :-)

    Oh & on the commercial merging of holidays... they may as well just leave everything up all the time. WWD?? :roll:


  25. PFP:

    Happy turkey day and happy holidays to you and yours, BL!!! In case too busy to check in from time to time during the holiday season, may as well wish you all the best and be safe, my braddah, on the roads. Brah, get rid of the bike already. K den, Shootz!


  26. wafan:

    808 Hui . . .

    Thanks for the invite. A friend of mine, not from the 808, used to teach out in that area. Moved to Central Kitsap where he was the CTE Director.

    One of these days need to get together with some transplants.


  27. DIO:

    Say WA? ;-)


  28. M:

    Howzit BL!