Missing a NYC Thanksgiving

by This is Carrie on November 27, 2008


One of the things we miss the most about living in NYC is Thanksgiving. We have so many great memories of our seven Turkey Days there. We always began the festivities by heading out early to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Then we always ended the day with good friends and good food all jam packed into a tiny apartment somewhere in the city.

There was the year we ate picnic style with friends on the floor of our studio apartment.
There was the year that we watched the parade hanging from scaffolding trying to stay out of the pouring rain.
There was the year I cooked my first turkey and it still looked pink inside no matter how long I cooked it.
There was the Great Gravyless Thanksgiving of 2005.
There was the year we watched the parade in the freezing cold and then the year we watched the parade without any coats at all.
There was the year we ordered our turkey from Boston Market and on the taxi ride home, we got a got a flat tire.

Now we are trying to make new Thanksgiving memories, but it’s just not the same. We wish we were there.

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Kage November 28, 2008 at 1:05 am

I think the “gravyless” t-day should be renamed…

Thanksgiving Dinner Re-do of 2005.

And fyi, my gravy, today, finally, 3 years later…..DELICIOUS!

We missed you so much. Come back and visit some time….it’s still cramped…and gravy as bonus now!

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Elise November 28, 2008 at 6:59 am

This year you will have a new memory…running for an hour in the pouring rain! I will get those pics to you soon!

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The Clarks November 28, 2008 at 3:55 pm

I’ve never even lived in NYC and only visited once on my honeymoon, but I wish I was there too now just because of your sweet post.

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Kage November 28, 2009 at 12:09 am

I will always have bck-up gravy, ever since the gravyless 2005 dinner. Although, this year was now the BEST gravy year. My Grandma's was always really oily and lumpy, 2 years in a row, I have rocked the gravy, and this year my friend helped make it even better, by incorporating a STRAINER. What a concept.

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