Speaking of Thanksgiving, this brings back a lot of fond memories from my childhood. I remember Grandma used to slave all day over the meal and made sure it was perfect:
Thanksgiving celebration here begins today with "Mexican night" at my oldest sister's house. Mexican food that is. I'm cooking 4-5lbs of taco meat to take over. Tomorrow it's traditional turkey and dressing. Friday is BBQ..whatever ya wish to cook. Sat is leftovers at my other sister's place.
A happy Thanksgiving to all, we all have things to be thankful for. Which we do everyday. Today is a time to collectively get together and celebrate the thankful things of others. I hope y'alls thanks are as bountiful as your meals.
Mine ? Uncharted waters. I am going to ... feast(?) on deep fried turkey. I have had turkey pot pies at some times when it, to most, did not think I had any reason to be as thankful as others. I have had my turkey at many charitable 'sharing of the feast' with those that struggled with a good meal to celebrate with. Once as a recipient and quite a few times as a volunteer after that. It is very humbling to be with and hear from those that are struggling. To get an idea of the shoes they walk in. Yet, I have never had 'deep fried' turkey. It seems unorthodox, yet turkey pot pies perhaps are too.
I will be at my daughters house, whos husband prefers deep fried. (I hear it is juicy, yet it is injected. You can inject oven baked, . All which to me defeats the pure turkey taste.) I will also not be an influence of protocol. I always like to hear from each, what they are thankful for, at the table, before feasting. There will also be no football (until I get home to my DVR). The worst is, ..., I used to collect cell phones and keep the focus within the gathering. Eh, who am I to complain ? Free food !
Originally posted by Boondawg: Work scheduling to get my boys the day off (they got kids) forces me to work it. Big bowling day!
Good on you, . Smart of you to suck in the double time pay, j/k (salaried I think). Yet, Thanksgiving is not about the kids. It's about family, friends, and even the charity of enjoying the company of others, like the homeless, displaced service members, new members of the community for what ever reason. I refuse to support a money making establish on a day such as this. Yet, in days bygone, I was a lonely customer wallowing in the plight of others just like me.
Big bowling day ? I like bowling but I am surprised. People that bowl, hunt, fish, race, go to bars, etc, they can always find time to do that. I just have to wonder, . Out of the year how big a day is it ? What is the busiest day of the bowling year ?
Originally posted by Boondawg: Young people like to go out and do something while dinner preparations are underway ...
I must have been thinking your reason for giving anyone off is was so people could spend time with family, kids.
Originally posted by Boondawg: I like my turkey cooked the standard old-fashioned way, with the exception of stuffing in the bird. I like stuffing semi-dry with a crunchy crust.
I too am a standard old-fashioned way taste advocate. I love me those left over turkey sandwiches. I an going to overload my plate so I can sample left over deep fried turkey sandwiches. Wondering how they will taste. I have had stuffing in bird, moist and semi-dry. Both good in my opinion. Crunchy, meh, still ok. Too dry ? Gravy moistener.
Never, never, have I or will I do Yams, Sweet Potatos, Beets, or Cranberry Sauce. My stomache can only hold so much and they got cut.
I love my pies. I can get any kind of pie at any time of year, home cooked, yet ... Pumpkin Pie season has began.