Thanksgiving Traditions #IntelAIO

Thanksgiving is a holiday that’s very deep rooted in traditions, from giving thanks to the feast. One Thanksgiving tradition that a friend of mine started with her family is a thankful tree which is similar to the grateful turkey box we had last year. I just love taking time to hear what each person is thankful for. When I was a kid it was always such a big deal to pull on the wishbone in hopes of gaining some good luck, and as far back as I can remember we’ve watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television. I’ve always dreamed of seeing it in person one day.

Many generous folks use Thanksgiving as an opportunity to help the less fortunate. Some people volunteer to serve food at homeless shelters on Thanksgiving Day and others donate to shelters or participate in canned food drives.

Thanksgiving Traditions

Being a family of foodies, the big feast is of particular importance. Like most families, we have our favorites which are prepared year after year like the mashed potatoes and cornbread dressing. Something pumpkin for dessert is a given, although in recent years I have deviated from the traditional pumpkin pie for a pumpkin cheesecake instead. This year Mom’s Citrus and Herb Turkey is sure to be the star of the show. While we’ll always have our traditional favorites, I like to prepare something different every year just to mix things up a bit.

This year technology is playing a greater role in my Thanksgiving preparation, thanks to some really great recipe and menu planning apps. The Bing Food & Drink app has quickly become a favorite of mine. This app makes it easy to explore recipes, choose wine and cocktails, and learn tips from celebrity chefs to make your next meal a taste tempting success. There are big beautiful photos, easy to follow instructions and helpful tools such as a meal planner and shopping list. Enter notes or upload your own recipes and with a single tap you can share your favorites with friends. The Bing Food & Drink app really does have everything you will need to plan a fabulous Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving Traditions

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What are some of your Thanksgiving traditions?

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  1. One of our traditions involves going around the table and asking everyone to say what they’re thankful for. Love listening to the little folk pipe up with some gems when we do this!

  2. Apple pie and stuffing! Those are our biggest traditions. Okay, that’s food, but still traditions!

  3. Family, well and food. But it being a day about family is the number one tradition.

  4. Family and food! We also do a thankful tree and this year I’m thankful to have added a new member to the family! <3

  5. LOL when not playing with ours with my son I’ve been doing the same thing. Love the big beautiful display!

  6. Our traditions have been getting broken year after year :( My parents recently divorced after 42 years of marriage. So I’m starting NEW traditions with my little family.

  7. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    that looks like it makes planning a lot easier!

  8. Our Family tradition every year is we enjoy dinner, then we all come together for a movie at one of the other family members home. SO much fun!

  9. joanna garcia says:

    our tradition is prayer love and hope and turkey and ham! yummo love the comp and the app will have to try it out!

  10. We enjoy a few good traditions. and I just have to say that turkey looks beautiful!

  11. I have to agree, traditions simply make the whole family get together and enjoy the holidays even more. It’s such a precious time to have everyone at the dinner table.

  12. We don’t really have many traditions but I would like to make some while my son is still little, so we can carry them out throughout the coming years! I am also printable obsessed!

  13. I love printables too! Especially organizational ones.

  14. our biggest traditions include waking up and looking at ALL black friday circulars, regardless of if we shop, then going to my sisters to watch the big road race together (its a big event) and then watching a christmas story at night.

    is there nothing to NOT love about bing?

    also i LOVE that computer. the whole concept of an AIO computer still blows my mind!

  15. Yum that Turkey looks mighty tasty! AND I could use that tech for printables too :-)! We normally spend it with my husbands side but this year I am making it and celebrating with my side too!

  16. I spend more time in shows, technology, music, and miss the days of cooking. But, the app you mention.. that gives hope that I can squeeze in the cooking I love ;)

  17. I love when the family gathers around the table that I haven’t seen in awhile. My favorite holiday tradition when I was a little girl was taking the olives off the table and putting it on my fingers for a quick get away so my mom wouldn’t see me. SHe always did. Now my boys do this to me with the olives. :)

  18. Apple pie and pumpkin pie are always on our list every year!

  19. We are very nontraditional. I think the only tradition we keep is being around the people that we love. However, Grandma Laura’s mac and cheese is quickly becoming a Thanksgiving tradition.

  20. My favorite tradition is when we all are sitting down at the Thanksgiving Dinner table before we start to eat and everyone has to say what they are Thankful for.. I love it…

  21. I love how we go around the table and say what we are thankful for.

  22. We are totally breaking with tradition this year and will have a ham. After years of fixing 20+ pound turkeys, I got so sick and tired of struggling with leftovers that I have now bought a spiral ham that we will fix and freeze some of the leftovers. The rest will be turned into pot pies the next day and finally, no more soup to cook like I did all the years with the turkey.

  23. I spend a lot of time this year looking for new traditions and crafts we can try!

  24. What great apps these are. I am always looking for new recipes and better ways to cook!

  25. Throwing our family Christmas eve party.

  26. Amy Lynn Desrosiers says:

    I love my my stuffing each Thanksgiving season!

  27. Citrus and herb turkey sounds divine! I love citrus in just about anything.

  28. Wow, that turkey looks absolutely amazing. Now I am even more anxious for Thanksgiving.

  29. Our traditions include my hubby cooking the turkey, me making the dressing and the sweet potato casserole and my mom making the green beans (southern type – no french fried onions)!! Gathering as a family and thanking God for our many blessings is top priority!!

  30. We generally watch movies and have a fun time with friends and famiky

  31. We always share things we’re thankful for as well. As a child I remember sitting on the floor writing down the Macy’s parade floats in a list. Don’t ask me why! I did it every year though!

  32. Our tradition is making homemade sangria! And of course pumpkin pie….yummmmm

  33. Mmmm…your turkey looks so good. We always have crock pot mac and cheese with Thanksgiving. That is definitely one of our traditions. :)

  34. Still can’t get over how wonderful your turkey looks. I am so sad that traditions are not going to be followed this yer ;( We are going to be going out to dinner… I am so sad. I am definitely going to have to try your turkey recipe the following weekend!

  35. We go to my inlaws and I go Black Friday shopping.

  36. My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is staying up late and cooking the food the night before so that the kids smell all the goodies al night long and get so excited about it all.

  37. I would love to get an all in one, but my husband is so old school, he hasn’t warmed up to the idea yet lol!

  38. drooling over the turkey! I love printable s too – use them in our homeschooling!

  39. Im ready to eat…Turkey looks so yummy.

  40. Kaye Newman says:

    I think a thankful tree is a great idea. I am going to fix one up for my family this year. Thanks for the tip!

  41. I’ll have to check out that app, it sounds very helpful!

  42. We don’t do thanksgiving but these are nice traditions!

  43. We typically watch the parade…and hang out in jammies all day (we don’t have family close by)…and when it gets to dinner time, we all say what we are thankful for!

  44. I love an app that gives me new ideas, recipes and decorating ideas. I try to do at least one to two new recipes a holiday. I’d probably spend so much time playing with the app, very little would get done in the kitchen.

  45. An all-in-one is what I want for my kitchen when it’s done.

  46. We usually have turkey, salad, mashed potatoes, rice, biscuits, ham, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin & apple pie.

  47. Sara Golden says:

    One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Thanksgiving night. I’ve been doing it since I was a kid. And I love pumpkin cheesecake. We had it at our wedding instead of traditional cake!

  48. Year after year, for Thanksgiving we always watch “Hans Christian Andersen” with Danny Kaye. This started over 30 years ago!

  49. Just spending the day with the family and eating good food.

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