Mahalo

November 28th, 2013
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Howzit everybodies!

Haaaaaaappy Gobble Gobble Day!

I tink of all da holidays, Thanksgiving is probably DA craziest! You gotta prepare meals, plan out da day, your visiting itinerary, strategize your Black Friday maneuvers, oh wait, it's called Black THURSDAY now isn't it?

Wassup Wit Dat!

Sadly every year Thanksgiving is being shortened and soon it will be eliminated or only celebrated by a few.... and I will ALWAYS be a part of that "few". :grin:

Are there any Thanksgiving traditions or foods dat has been passed on to da next generation in your ohana? Do you always have turkey? If so, wat kine - brined, fried, baked, is there any oddah way you've had it? Do any of you celebrate Thanksgiving at da beach? I tink I like start dat once Da Keiki and Da Baby get a bit older cause I tink das cool if you're able to do it.

In dis day of Thanks, I'd like to say Mahalo to each and every one of Da WWD! Hui dat faithfully come back and read da WWD! dribble dat gets posted. I can't say enough how much dat means to me to keep trucking on even though, as you may have noticed, is getting more and more difficult to do.

Eh, no fo'get to hug your loved ones and saying Thank You is equally as powerful as saying I Love You. :wink:

From Da Kwon Ohana to you and yours, Maaaahalo and have a grrrrrreat Thanksgiving!!!








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12 Responses to “Mahalo”

  1. roach:

    BL,
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
    Our "family" feast has morphed into a visit to a restaurant together. The upside is no one has to cook or clean up, the downside is no mo leftovers (no turkey sandwiches - yum). Have never been a black Friday (now Thursday too) and not about to start now.


  2. cojef:

    Like "roach" above at age 88/83 do not have the stamina to prepare the turkey for the past several years. One year we roasted turkey on 3 different days. The first was too small so there were no left-overs, for our bachelor son to take home, and a 2nd was roasted. Then a week later, wife's cousin from Japan arrived and never experienced having eaten a roasted turkey dinner so the third turkey was roasted with all the trimmings. Today, went to the high-class Supermarket, "Gelson" about 7 miles away and bought 2 sets of dinner for 2 at $80+ for our bachelor son's visit. Shared a plate of turkey with all the trimming with our single next door neighbor lady. Happy Thanksgiving to Braddah Lance and Ohana.


  3. GA Bows:

    Happy Gobble Gobble!

    As of last year, I make 2 turkey... one traditional and one deep fried. We usually have a couple of friends and their family over for dinner.


  4. GA Bows:

    When I was back in the island my family would do the turkey and sides then someone would also order Chinese take out... cake noodle, crispy gau gee and a couple other. Not sure how that got started but here in GA, no Chinese place makes cake noodle =(


  5. M:

    Howzit BL!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!!!


  6. Makiki:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and the entire WWD Hui!


  7. sally:

    Family is small, so my sis in law makes the turkey, I make the ham, my cousin makes desserts, and my other cousin makes ... whatever strikes his fancy, but it's always a winnah! And we all make some kind of extras.

    One thing for sure, we always make way too much. It's on purpose, though, cuz we love leftovers. After prepping all week and cooking all day, we don't want to see the stove for a few days after Thanksgiving lol.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, BL, and to all the Kwonics, Lanceformers, and Lurkahs.


  8. sally:

    One thing I don't do is the Black Friday thing. I mean, power to the economy pushing people willing to brave the hours and the crowds, but it's just not my thing to do.

    My brother works in retail, he worked an overnight shift, came home at 8am, practically slept at the Thanksgiving lunch table. We had to leave early cuz my daughter, who works in retail, starts work at 4am Friday and I get to take her to work. She pau hana at 1pm... she's walking home cuz I am NOT driving anywhere near Ala Moana/Walmart/Don Qi at any time tomorrow.


  9. makaha wahine:

    Happy thanksgiving to you and your ohana. We always have the Farmer John ham. My husband likes it like his mom made with marmalade. I like it how my mom made with cloves and pineapple. I switch back and forth every year. Our potato salad is how my mom taught me, but this year I skipped that to make mac salad for my new son in law cause that's what he likes. I love to cook for my ohana because I want to share the love that was shown to me from all the thanksgiving celebrations I had growing up.


  10. 9th Island Girl:

    Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your family, and the WWD family, as well! I make the turkey and my mom makes the stuffing. I think stuffing, pie and cranberry sauce are the best things! I make potato Mac salad too, since my husband and brother like it. Nothing fancy but we make a lot because we like leftovers, too!


  11. kamaaina808:

    Happy belated Thanksgiving to you & yours, BL & everybodies. Cranberry sauce - fresh or cooked - is my 'specialty.' My neighbor makes ono pumpkin pies and I make the whipped cream for it myself (no canned stuff for good pie - makes it junk.) I don't do turkey - it's 'tofurkey' or some-such other non-meat thing. Anyway - I leave you dis one ting: Be thankful for what you can take with you. Alohas!


  12. Glenn D:

    Eh BL, Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and to your ohana. And most importantly choke mahalos for da great read everyday (well, almost everyday..LOL). Dis is one way I feel can keep up with wats up in my home state. My aunties here make da turkey and I bring da manapuas fo pupu's befo da "feast".