by Janet Blue on November 17, 2017

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week #80

1. I can’t wait to eat pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. I will be making it using my grandma’s recipe, so I know it will be just how I like it.

2. My favorite kind of pie is apricot. I’ve never made one. The best place for apricot pie is The Hickory Pit in California. I went twice when we were there in September and got a piece each time.

3. This year, I am particularly thankful for having the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with family. It will be the first time doing so since Tom and I were married.

Friendly Fill-Ins

Bud and Tom Blue – 2002

4. A funny holiday tradition in my/our house is not really funny but a “joke,” as well as a tradition, among Tom’s family. If any of the kids or grandkids wanted to remain in Tom’s dad’s will, they had to make and eat cranberry relish on Thanksgiving. We still make it every year as do two of Tom’s nephews; though, Tom’s dad passed away 10 years ago. We will be spending Thanksgiving with those nephews and their families. The tradition has moved on to the next generation, and the great grandkids will be collaborating on making the relish!

I am joining Ellen (15 And Meowing) and Annie’s Friendly Fill-Ins blog hop. My completions are in orange italics this week. To join the hop, click on the badge, which will take you to Annie’s blog, McGuffy’s Reader.

As this is a cat blog, Kitties Blue said it is a requirement that I post a feline photo, especially as I did not do so yesterday. They are quite insulted that yesterday’s post included a squirrel and a cardinal only.

In keeping with the theme of today’s fill-ins, our favorite turkey cat is making an encore appearance.


Friendly Fill-Ins


MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko November 19, 2017 at 3:27 pm

That is a sweet and tangy treadition with the cranberry relish. We make one here too, there are jalapenos in it, YUM!

Mau looks like a superb turkey…oops we mean a superb purrtend turkey, MOL! Maybe even a turkey King-Kat!!
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The Menagerie Mom November 18, 2017 at 9:04 am

Mmmm, bring on the pie! I recently discovered that I really like apricots, so apricot pie sounds scrumptious. And the family cranberry relish tradition sounds so memorable. Oh, and Mauricio, you make the cutest turkey!
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Raven November 17, 2017 at 10:39 pm

Mmmm, pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream is yummy.
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McGuffy's Reader November 17, 2017 at 8:20 pm

What a wonderful thing, to be able to spend Thanksgiving with family! Are you traveling, or are they coming there? I wonder how the cranberry relish will turn out! It sounds fun! HUGS!
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Ellen Pilch November 17, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I have never heard of apricot pie, but it sounds good. I am glad you get to spend Thanksgiving with your family this year, I hope it is wonderful. I like the fun tradition too. Have a nice weekend! XO
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The Island Cats November 17, 2017 at 5:59 pm

Great fill in responses. How fun that you’ll be able to spend Turkey Day with family!
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The Florida Furkids November 17, 2017 at 4:56 pm

OMC Allie is soooo happy to see her handsome Turkeycat Husband!!! Great Fill-Ins!

The Florida Furkids
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mommakatandherbearcat November 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm

APRICOT PIE?!?!?! Apricot AND pie?!?!?! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! I’m going to search recipes – it truly sounds like a match made in heaven. My Mom loved apricots too – every time I hear the word, I think of her.
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Eastside Cats November 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

We will have a huge family gathering this year, probably one of the last with so many nieces and nephews, as they grow up and start independent lives. Hope you have a great holiday!
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Cathy Keisha November 17, 2017 at 11:38 am

Great answers. The only thing TW ever bakes is pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and she’s very proud of it. Even though she basically uses Libby’s recipe, she’s changed it enough that she can call it her own.
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Noodle November 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

Those are great!
We can’t wait for turkey day…

Noodle and crew
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Crystal Stewart November 17, 2017 at 11:12 am

My answers for fill-ins are: 1.I can’t wait to eat Mom’s homemade Pumpkin Pie on Thanksgiving, 2. My favorite kind of pie is Mom’s homemade pumpkin Pie, 3. This year, I’m particularly thankful for spending Thanksgiving with most of my family. 4. A funny holiday tradition is that we don’t allow anyone to look at their phones during the Thanksgiving meal.
Cute idea making a cat into a turkey.;-) 😉
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Phyllis Schmitz November 17, 2017 at 10:47 am

Enjoy that drumstick, pretty turkey cat!

Brian Frum November 17, 2017 at 10:36 am

We enjoyed those and my Dad always enjoys pumpkin pie!
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Katie Isabella November 17, 2017 at 7:44 am

I love pumpkin custard and custard pies…only my brother’s MIL could make them so deliciously well you’d about lie on the floor quivering after getting to sample a slice…and begging for more.

The Swiss Cats November 17, 2017 at 6:05 am

The Turkey-Cat made us laugh (sorry, Mauricio) ! What a fun family tradition ! Purrs

Pam and Teddy November 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

Love that graphic of the TURKEY BOY MAURICIO!!!! Also think it’s just grand that you will be having Thanksgiving with Tom’s family this year. The tradition of having to eat cranberry relish is so fun – I have no problem with that particular part of the Thanksgiving feast because I LOVE (an always have) cranberry sauce. Even that jellied stuff in a can that we USED to have when I was a little girl. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving……….there is a lot to be thankful for……….including FRIENDSHIP! (wink)

Love, Pam and Teddy too
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Spitty the Kitty November 17, 2017 at 2:05 am

Ha ha ha–TurkeyCat! We will say Happy Fanksgiving to you too even though we is a week early!

Miss Misty May, I left you a message on your beautiful selfie–the stoopy Human forgot till tonight and ALAS we was too late to leave our linky. We love you!
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