…thank a turkey. Yes, it is that time of year again. American Thanksgiving is next week. Let’s get all the falderal out of the way:
Do you like turkey? Only in a sandwich with various combinations of condiments and other foods such as swiss cheese. On its own? Nah.
What about stuffing/dressing? What kind do you like and do you know the difference between the two? Most people enjoy bread stuffing but I was raised on rice stuffing (remember when my mom gave you the recipe, Hearts?). It is made with rice, Italian sausage without the casing, ground beef, romano grated cheese, eggs and a few spices. Some people like raisins added but I don’t care for sweet and savory together unless it is a chocolate covered pretzel! Himself likes his mom’s which is a bread stuffing made with gizzards. Can you say ew? Stuffing is placed inside the bird and dressing is baked in a separate baking dish or pan. You have to eat stuffing right away or it will go bad quickly. Dressing doesn’t have that problem.
What does your perfect Thanksgiving look like? I love my family. I love Himself’s family. However, I feel no need to get together just because of a day on the calendar. I’d rather get together unprompted. Actually, my side of the family doesn’t bother with the holidays any more except for Christmas Eve which is always at my sister’s place. That being said, my perfect Thanksgiving would be helping prepare food for a soup kitchen or hosting a meal for people I know who don’t have family in the area. I think it is more in keeping with the spirit of the day. (Himself won’t let me though. The closest we ever came to that was helping prepare at the local Red*Cross one year with The Boy.) The Girl helped at a soup kitchen for years when she was a youngster.
What is the furthest you have ever traveled for Thanksgiving or any other holiday? Oh, around 3,000 miles. When The Boy was two years old, we spent Thanksgiving with friends in California.
Make up a new holiday, name it and tell us what it celebrates. Cacao Appreciation Day which would celebrate the discovery of cacao and all the joy it has brought to humanity for generations! Good chocolate could solve all of the world’s problems, don’t you think?
It has been mentioned on this site that I am considered a holiday grump. I don’t like to feel obligated to attend family gatherings just because of a date on the calendar. I even wish that, if I am going to be sick some time this season it would be on a holiday so I can stay home! It truly bothers Himself and the kids and so I need to get an attitude adjustment.
Stay well, g