A Thanksgiving Message From The Blind Pig Gang

Thanksgiving from the Blind Pig & the Acorn 2011



All the gang here at the Blind Pig & The Acorn wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you looking forward to eating most at your Thanksgiving dinner? Me-I’m can’t wait for The Deer Hunter’s deer roast-one of my rolls with butter-and a piece of Granny’s Pumpkin Pie.

Pap said to tell you-“Don’t bust your belly eating to much turkey!”



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    November 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in Cyprus. But I wish it were, because it’s great to have a special “thank you” day although we should thank God and our friends and family all year round. It’s pretty much like Valentine’s Day.I could stand several pieces of your Granny’s pumpkin pie! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

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    November 25, 2011 at 11:59 am

    I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving day!
    I was looking forward to a smoked turkey. It’s the first time we’ve tried it and it was delicious!
    Tell Pap my belly didn’t burst, but it sure felt like it might.

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    Suzi Phillips
    November 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Blind Pig Gang! I am thankful for all of you-making others happy is a real gift. And, yes, Mitchell & I busted our guts. Break out the Tums!

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    lynn legge
    November 24, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    happy thanksgiving to you all … and i hope you had a wonderful day with family and lots of food. i know i did.. and i feel blessed 🙂
    sending big hugs

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    Madge @ The View From Right Here
    November 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, Tipper… Hoping you and yours have an equally enjoyable celebration today with your family and friends that I will with mine!

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    Sheryl Paul
    November 24, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    Ate way too much and had to bring desert home with me….later with a cup of coffee YUM! So happy to hear all my Blind Pig friends had a great Thanksgiving

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    November 24, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Well, our brined turkey turned out wonderful, as usual, but the stuffing and cranberry sauce musta been the low calorie kind, cause in fiddling with the rest of the meal – I altogether forgot to cook them. They’re prepared and still in the fridge though, and I guess I’ll cook them tomorrow so we can have them with leftovers. :-p
    God bless.

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    November 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Good evening–Tipper and family—our belly’s are full enjoying all the traditional fixings –and then we sat around the fire and played My brother brought a banjo to add to our madolines n’guitars -it was a fun time —hope you enjoyed your deer roast –a favorite of mine too but since dad no longer hunts do not get to have often–if someone make home-made saurekrat down there cooked a deer roast in that I promise you it is very good- Many blessings Linda

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    November 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hope ya’ll have had a blessed day as we have. Tell Pap everyone here felt like we were about to bust from over eating. The dressing was so good. I don’t cook it enough. Sent all the leftovers home with the kids and now we can get ready to cook somemore for Christmas!

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    November 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you and all from the other side of the mountains. It will be traditional turkey for us although I brined it this year.

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    November 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Tipper – We’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ll just bet you have too.
    I love that little black & white dog of yours. I bet that is the same one that was playing in the snow last Christmas in the video.

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    November 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    I love the turkey best, but I have to admit that I have a real weakness for stuffing. I hope you have a perfectly wonderful day, relaxing, and enjoying your family and friends. There is so much to be thankful for this year, especially for our country.

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    Janet Smart
    November 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too. We’re off to our son’s house, can’t wait to eat the stuffing and sweet potato casserole!

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    mike echols
    November 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for this site!! In these crazy,Godless days,it sure is nice to read and hear songs from places that are “just good ole country folk”. Ya’ll seem to be down to earth. despite what many think,Mississippi has the same kind of stories . Take care.

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    Mike McLain
    November 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to the Blind Pig Gang!
    I love turkey breast meat, which is in the oven right now, along with the rest of the turkey. I like the whole package, though, dressing, gravy, green beans. Prefer pecan pie over pumpkin pie.

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    November 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Mashed sweet potatoes! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    November 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

    my most favorite is the rolls, love all things bread. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family.

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    Ethelene Jones
    November 24, 2011 at 11:20 am

    A good Thanksgiving to all! The lines of Henry Smith’s song, “Give thanks with a grateful heart” have been going through my mind all week. I think it is really impossible to give thanks unless we have gratitude deep down in our hearts. And counting blessings, naming them one by one, can be an eye-opening, heart-filling experience. We are not to take anything for granted, but be grateful for “all things”–the sorrows that make us strong and the achievements that make us know we are somebody, doing something for others. The food is wonderful, but greater far is the ability to recognize and feel real gratitude for what makes life rich, rewarding and worthwhile. Pardon my “sermonette”–but it is from the heart. We have the Thanksgiving tradition of each person around our board, before we say grace, to name one outstanding “gratitude” for the past year! This is one of the best parts of our Thanksgiving celebration!

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    Uncle Al
    November 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

    I love the cornbread dressing with gravy the most. A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving all of you in the Blind Pig Family and all your readers!

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    November 24, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and all the family here on the Blind Pig and Acorn Gang!! Getting ready to fry the turkey, has been marinating overnight in a butter sauce, broccoli rice casserole is done, sweet potatoes are ready to be candied, 2 pecan pies are waiting to be cut. Taking this all over to a friends home to share with our friends in our new home area. So grateful to have met so many wonderful friends and neighbors, that I have a healthy family and friends that I adore!! Thank you for all that you do!!!!!

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    Sue Crane
    November 24, 2011 at 10:46 am

    “Sage” advice Pap! Pun intended. 🙂 Have a great day.

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    Karen Larsen
    November 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    My gratitude to Tipper for such a warm and friendly place (blog) to visit each day. I look forward to a delicious turkey and all the trimmings.

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    Bill Burnett
    November 24, 2011 at 10:29 am

    The Burnett Clan wishes you, the Gang and all your readers a Happy Thanksgiving and asks all to remember the reason for the Holiday, besides eating to much, and let us all rededicate ourselves to defending the great Republic in which we are all so fortunate to live thanks to our Ancestors’ intestinal fortitude which granted us the privilege.

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    November 24, 2011 at 10:17 am

    A blessed family day. And, all our troops interviewed on TV actually seemed very happy.

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    Elizabeth K
    November 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Tipper. Oh, go ahead, bust a gut! XO

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    Jim Casada
    November 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Tipper—A happy and hearty Thanksgiving to all the Blind Pig gang as well as the extended family of the Blind Pig & the Acorn blog. Things are already a-buzzin’ here—brined turkey headed for the oven, chestnut dressing made and ready for the oven, enough desserts to fatten a regiment already prepared, and a whole host of delectable aromas drifting through the house. I’ll doubtless stuff myself and then try to “earn” it the rest of the week by taking to the woods to hunt.
    Jim Casada

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    Eva M. Wike, Ph.D.
    November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Lordy Tipper: I must get busy with preparing bananna pudding and sweet potatoe dishes. I hope your day is perfect!!!
    Eva Nell

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    Bill Dotson
    November 24, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Wishing you and your’s a Happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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    Wanda Devers
    November 24, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! Enjoy your site very much–thank you for lots of pleasant memories brought to mind!

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    B. Ruth
    November 24, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I had’nt really given it much thought…since we had a early Thankgsgiving last Sunday….
    I know my better half is looking forward to 1..Uno..One..only cup of coffee today…plus his 1..Uno..One..cup of ice chips every eight hours..following his colon surgery on Tuesday…He is the happiest fellow you can imagine today…really that cup of coffee almost takes the place of all foods one could imagine!
    There is no way I could or would eat anything in his room today or anytime until he is able to eat something…Just not fair to him…
    Thanks for all you do Tipper, and enjoy your day!
    Roy says eat two of those buttered Rolls for him…

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    Rick Kratzke
    November 24, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Whitetail Woods family.
    What time is dinner 😉

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    Mary Shipman
    November 24, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Well, Tipper, I love all the food. We dig out the old famuly recipes and have our feast.
    But the best part, and I would be satisfied with a peanut butter sandwich if that was all we had, is the family and friends being together.
    This year is hard, Mother passed away this Spring and my dad is in the hospital. We will be taking him a plate and the wonderful caregivers a pie to share.

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    Debby Brown
    November 24, 2011 at 9:13 am

    thank you for the good wishes, I hope you all have a wonderful day with laughter, smiles, good music, good food and good times with your sweet loved ones.
    I’m not too worried about what I am looking forward to eating..I am just hoping to get this blasted turkey thawed out in time! haha!

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    November 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Tipper and family! Patiently waiting for turkey and some butternut squash!

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    Barbara Daca
    November 24, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Tipper! to you and yours many many blessings!

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