Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Sorry For the Small Pox, But Thanks For The Pumpkins!

Thanksgiving is a holiday that you didn't really care about much as a kid but tend to enjoy more as an adult. Somewhere along the way your priorities shifted from wishing for the totally rad New Kids on the Block cassette you might get for Christmas at age eight to looking forward to the gluttony that is Thanksgiving. Now copious amounts of carbohydrate-laden food elicits more joy than any dozen mediocre Tiger Beat cover boys ever could.
Violet has already informed me that she is not going to eat any of the Thanksgiving dinner. Oh! And apparently stuffing "smells like old socks." Hahaha.

I am not making a Tofurkey this year, guys. Not an actual turkey either. I was going to have dinner here but we were invited to eat with Jeremy's parents. I am just making the good stuff: pumpkin rolls (which become side rolls amazingly quick!), candied sweet potatoes, cranberry stuffing. The easy stuff. I'll leave gizzard-removing duty to his mom. It's just not fair to expect a life-long vegetarian to pull gizzards out of a turkey.

I realize this doesn't even technically qualify as a post, but I just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everybody! (Or Happy Eid al-Adha! Which is totally unrelated but happens to fall around the same time. And now you know.)


Annika said...

Hmm, I am a lifelong vegetarian and I am totally in charge of gizzards. Perhaps tomorrow I will stage a coup.

Buzzardbilly said...

I used to be a vegetarian and somewhere about the time I moved down to Florida and found that at that time being vegetarian in the south caused way to much hunting for something that would qualify as a protein that wasn't peanut butter. There's only so much peanut butter a person can eat, you know. I left Florida a total meat-eating Neanderthal. Seriously. I don't even hunt for fruits and berries.

Perhaps this would explain why I'm sick so much (forget their doctors and their talk of clinical depression depressing the immune system--it's the meat).


You have a great Thanksgiving!

BTW, I had tons of fun getting mileage out of the small pox blankets when I was in England and they'd say they spent the day celebrating the fact that all of us were over here. To which Miss Sweetness and Light would reply: Yeah, and I'm thankful that my Native American ancestors had immune systems that somehow survived the gifts of the English.

You have a great Thanksgiving!

Laoch of Chicago said...

How does one make pumpkin rolls?

*mary* said...

BuzzardBilly- Wow, I can't imagine going carnivore. I've never eaten meat. Ever! (I'm sure there was a bite of pepperoni in a pizza somewhere along the line, but never intentionally.) I just never had the urge to try it. I don't think I could at this point. (Especially after working in a deli a few years ago! Blech.)

Laoch- This is basically the same recipe that I use. Aside from the vitamin A from the pumpkin it really has no nutritional value at all, therefore I am drawn to it like a governor to a bribe.

Annika- You should definitely stage a coup. I just can't bring myself to handle a gizzard. the whole turkey kind of freaks me out to be honest. I'm such a wuss.

Constructive Attitude said...

Awww thanks Mary for the Eid wishes!!! :)

And happy thaksgiving to YOU!!!!!

have fun

Something Happened Somewhere Turning said...




Well have a nice time. :-)

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