Even though we are going out for dinner tomorrow, my mom is still making chicken and dressing for us to eat on Friday. She called me in a panic because the only grocery store in town was out of sage. Luckily I was not out of the metroplex yet and found some at a kroger
I’ve used it in several things now, as an alternate to cinnamon (which is somewhat silly, given the amount of cinnamon of different varieties that I’ve got on hand, but…) and it has worked in almost all of them. For quickie mulled cider, it worked really well. I sometimes shake a little into a mug of cocoa, too.
@ironcheftoni I was putting together the cornbread and sausage dressing Wednesday and needed some sage. My wife alphabetizes the spices (yes, really - she’s a librarian) and no sage was to be found in the S-es. So I rummaged around some more and there it was in the R-s. This particular bottle was labelled “Rubbed Sage” !
So far, nothing is on fire, there are no deathmatches going on between cats, we don’t have a turkey to deal with (this is a Feature!), and there are no Obligatory Appearances that we need to concern ourselves with. We plan to sleep in.
@mike808 My kids aren’t quite up to the task of cooking a ‘nice’ meal yet.
We figured out several years ago that (for us) traditional turkey & ham for holiday meals aren’t really worth the prep and clean-up efforts when there are only 4 of us.
Plus, excellent BBQ is pretty easy to come by here in TX.
Prepping the Turkey now! Made a massive cheesecake last night. Cranberry and persimmon compote for that. Pecan pie. Sweet potato stacks. Green bean casserole. Cranberry chutney. Mashed spuds. Yorkshire puddings. Brussels and bacon and gravy.
SO. MUCH. FOOD! Going to find a way to donate some of it later.
I usually go to my MILs and she does all the cooking. But we haven’t done that last year or this. So I decided last night to make something. We don’t really like turkey… so I am making instant pot pulled pork with all the traditional sides. I actually had everything to make a good dinner at home besides the thawed pork (I do have frozen pork loin but that wouldn’t work)… and I grabbed some celery and salad at the store yesterday.
So it’s going OK. My kids all helped pre-clean the kitchen and put together the fixin’s to cook
My boyfriend and I are doing low carb so I’m bringing a cheesecake and deviled eggs. I have never made cheesecake and I followed an online recipe and bought the stuff that arrived yesterday via Amazon. It’s literally the biggest cheesecake I’ve ever seen. For 4 people.
Got forwarded this in email yesterday (props to the unknown author); seems appropriate for Thanksgiving:
A young man I know received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.
John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to ‘clean up’ the bird’s vocabulary. Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute. Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”
John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.
As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly…
“May I ask what the turkey did?”
@phendrick an oldie but goodie. Meh posted this during the Mehrathon for those who missed it.
Many people on Thanksgiving eat so much turkey that they suffer from what is called ‘pan-avian consumption syndrome.’ Basically, having consumed an unhealthy amount of one bird, they become convinced that they must, in fact, eat all birds. For this reason, domestic birds should be locked away during Thanksgiving, and all bird feeders should be taken down.